People & Places

We are interested in what fabric can bring to life. This journal is a celebration of the lifestyle, culture and design that influences what we do.

Sydneysiders, along with the rest of the world, are taking refuge inside their homes. We speak with Mokum’s Design Director, Stephanie Moffitt, about how she’s making the best of this challenging situation.



The highly anticipated Melbourne Design Week (MDW) in March 2020 centres around the theme ‘how design can shape life’.  A 10 day event held in the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria and at various locations around Melbourne, MDW offers design enthusiasts over 300 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops.

Jim Looney is a notable American designer who founded his architectural and Interior Design Studio Looney & Associates in 1995. Over the past 24 years, Jim and his team have designed a catalogue of standout hospitality projects across the US and internationally.  Working alongside major hotel players such as the Marriot, Hyatt and Hilton hotels, Jim has gained a strong insight into the design requirements for the hospitality industry, in particular for luxury hotels.

Miami based designer Wade Hallock of Hallock Design Company works across residential and commercial interior design.  Hallock Design is a boutique design firm that specialises in creating unique and memorable interiors. One of their recent hospitality projects is the Icebox Cafe in Miami which boldly and proudly features Mokum fabrics.  

"Mokum is my go-to for fun and unique fabrics. The large overscale design and palette of La Palma drew me right into another world of the tropical 20s with the sound of bongos playing, flamingos in the sun, the smell of suntan lotion, and warm humid tropical breezes."

Here at James Dunlop Textiles we are committed to reducing waste and caring for our environment.  We strive to be socially responsible and environmentally conscious by focusing on delivering the most sustainable product and service while caring for others in our communities.

Mokum Design Director, Stephanie Moffitt, talks about the latest collaboration with acclaimed production and costume designer Catherine Martin. Stephanie discusses how the Mokum studio goes about developing a collection with Catherine who is based in New York. 

"I love Bengal Tiger. It nearly didn’t make the range as we had originally experimented with printing it, but we weren’t happy with the direction it was heading."

With summer on the horizon, Mokum alongside Australian outdoor furniture design house, Tait, have come together to celebrate the southern hemisphere’s latest and greatest in outdoor design. In a collaboration celebrating Australian design, the collections saw effortless assimilation to create ‘An Australian Outdoor Story’.

We love working with the passionate team at Cult and were excited to have the opportunity to talk to them about Australian design, the creation of NAU Design and what not to miss at Denfair this year.