Do you have a day job, if so what is it?
NosMos is a full-time business for the duo. They have collectively studied fine art, graphic design and fashion design at university. Therefore, embarking on this journey was natural progression; combining their passions, interests, talents and skills. Being driven by the “creative” right side of the brain, people would not be surprised to find out that Hiedi & Rodney also don a second hat as working musicians. Their recent debut CD Carry Me Away featured on ABC Radio; described by Radio National’s Geoff Wood as a ‘real find’. They have recently performed at The Taste of Tasmania and the the Cygnet Folk Festival. Hiedi is often compared to Celtic singer/songwriters such as Loreena McKennitt and Enya. You can find out more about their music at hiedilimebeer.com
When did your business begin and why?
NosMos means “we will” in latin. NosMos is brand spankingly new; having just had their first rotation around the sun. NosMos burst into existance soon after Hiedi and Rod moved from Sydney to Tasmania and discovered you have to be Jack of all trades to survive.
Birds pop up regularly in the NosMos world with watercolour peacocks morphing into eyes, and little wrens on feathery vines.
Designers you admire?
NosMos are inspired by scientific illustrators like Ernst Haeckel, James Audubon. Surrealist James Gleeson, MC Escher Michael Parkes and a gazillion other artists who bring nature into their art and design work, like glass artist- Dale Chihuly and Andy Goldsworthy.
What is your favourite part of Tasmania?
Tasmania’s beauty and tranquility is hard to ignore it seeps into your psyche and before you know it… you are hooked; connected to a place like never before.
What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles?
Hiedi and Rod cherish their freedom and the freedom to be creative. “It is always a real pleasure when people take NosMos products home or give them as gifts. They take a little piece of us with them”, said Hiedi.
What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting?
NosMos create original Watercolour/pencil framed art, mixed media greeting cards, cut wood and acrylic jewellery, hand screen printed tshirts and organic cotton cushions… everything designed and created by NosMos in Tasmania.
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