29 June 2013


I first discovered the exciting ceramic artwork of Jai Vasicek through the crazy/beautiful Lauri Elks of Ourlieu. A match made in heaven, Jai and Lauri joined forces to launch their cross collaboration at Life Instyle earlier this year and Jai's tiled palm tree mural which adorned the back wall of their stand (paired with his bubbly personality) was an instant hit.

With a childhood spent sailing the world on his family's boat and a stint living in Brazil it is no wonder the ocean and cross cultures are a constant source of inspiration for Jai's bold designs where he layers vibrant coloured paints with photographic prints and patterns on ceramic pieces including his famous crucifixes and portholes.

Besides the Martinique cushion currently adorning my couch, the crucifixes are a favourite of mine and currently at the top of my wish list. Adorned with feathers, shells and splashes of neon, these eclectic pieces are a true melting pot of Central/South American and Polynesian flavours with a modern twist.

Apart from being stocked at a number of designer retailers nationally Jai has created his own retail haven with his popular Byron Bay store Ahoy Trader, a bowerbird's nest of Australian homewares and fashion designers who share Jai's colourfully unique design aesthetics.

Jai Vasicek = Hot Property peeps! Get on board xx

Image Credits: Ahoy Trader, The Design Files

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