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Antenesca, Bridget, Ben and Leanne

You may of heard we have new owners at Mokum!

James Dunlop Textiles are a New Zealand based 4th generation
family business with their sights now firmely fixed on Australia and beyond!

Directors Ben and Bridget Moir (featured above in Adelaide) have spent
the two weeks travelling around
our showrooms meeting the teams.

We warmly welcome them and look foward to working closely with the entire
James Dunlop team!


We are very excited! The design studio is moving to a new location. Above you can get a glimpse of our new studio - still a work in progress.

In line with the move we are also working on a new studio blog.

Watch this space!


I have just arrived back from a week in New Zealand and used the opportunity to gather feedback from the Auckland market. Tracey Guy, our fantastic New Zealand Sales Manager and I saw a selection of our clients, who were all very helpful and welcoming.

Thank you so much for your time and valuable suggestions. It makes such a difference to get product feedback face to face.

Plus it is a great opportunity to brainstorm how we take product to market, especially the continual debate around how best to sample product!!!
New ideas were discussed on how to deliver more techincal information on our sampling, but in a way that is clear and simple for both the specifier and the consumer.

Everyone in New Zealand is very affected by the Christchurch earthquake. But it is amazing to hear and see the sense of community that develops during such challenging times.
Having lived in New Zealand both Stephanie (who is a Kiwi) and I wish everyone in New Zealand all the best!

Viva New Zealand!


We love getting feedback in the studio, its an essential part of our design process.
We are currently in the middle of designing three new collections which we look forward to delivering to you this year, so if you have any great ideas we always love to hear from you!

Stay tuned to our blog as we will be giving you a behind the scenes look at these exciting collections closer to the launch dates.


Mokum has new owners marking the end of an era for the Rysenbry family, who started the company over 30 years ago in Auckland, New Zealand.

I would like to thank Edwin (featured above) and Michael Rysenbry for all the wonderful opportunities I have experienced over the past 18 years in their employment.

I would also like to wish Edwin and Barbara Rysenbry the very best of luck with their exciting new venture Sparkk Textiles!

In our next post we will profile our new owners and exciting plans for 2011!


Wishing all of our clients and suppliers a very Happy Holiday Season.
All the best for the New Year!

I am off to Tasmania! Below a picture of beautiful Wine Glass Bay on Tasmania's East Coast.


Winner - Pascale Rajek (above)
Highly Commended - Nancy Constandelia (above)

Highly Commended - Alexis Vassett (above)

Highly Commended - Pippa Bradbrook (above)

Congratulations to Pascale Rajek who won first place at the International School of Colour and Design, winning Mokum's annual Surface Design award. Judged by myself, Pauline Ollmann (Mokum) and Sharon Gage (ISDC Tutor). The standard of work this year was so high we chose to extend three Highly Commended awards to Nancy Constandelia, Alexis Vassett and Pippa Bradbrook. This year the students were asked to work on a main design and a co-ordinating design suitable to sit alongside our current Meridian range.
Congratulations to the winners and all the students
graduating this year, best of luck from the Mokum Team!


Australian House & Garden's January cover features Aitu Stripe and Tau Stripe from
our successful Aitutaki Outdoor Collection.

This modern holiday home in Queensland's Sunshine Beach typifies our relaxed indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Lets get ready for summer!


The warmer weather has arrived in Sydney; the Jacaranda Tree in my back yard is showering purple blossoms all day long!

While we are hard at work in the studio designing surface patterns for our next outdoor collection, take a look at our current range to furnish your outdoor spaces before the summer ends!