We are very excited to say that we are now stocked in our (and so many others) absolutely favourite store in Byron Bay – AHOY TRADER. This popular store which is just a minute away from the beautiful Byron beach is jam packed with luscious island-life inspired treasures from local and Australian designers. A mix of textiles, cushions, scented candles, cool books, and trendy fashion makes the shop a treasure box. The store has a welcoming feel of painter’s studio, with the rustic walls full of vibrant tiles and designs made by the owner and incredible artist himself – Jai Vasicek.
The playful name ‘AHOY TRADER’ comes from Jai’s childhood which he spent sailing the world on his family boat for over 10 years- Ship AHOY. This is also where he got a lot of his inspiration for his art. With the ocean running in his veins his art features vibrant colours and layers of print and patterns inspired by the sea and nature. Shells, feathers, exotic creatures and female forms mixed with splashes of neon makes his pieces truly unique and we have absolutely fallen in love with Jai and his artwork! But we’re not the only one’s – his hand-painted crosses and colourful wall tiles are highly sought after. Their electric and expressive character have also won the hearts of Australia’s most stylish home decorators and savvy interior designers who are now commissioning him to create one of a kind artworks and decor pieces.
You can find Ahoy Trader on Marvel St in Byron – opposite Bay Leaf Cafe. Or check out Jai’s Instagram @jaivasicek.