Berserk on indie art & design

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Karen Bjornenak's passion for turning humble scraps of fabric and thread into things of beauty was first awakened by her great aunt, who taught Karen to knit when she was three, and by Karen's mother, who nurtured her five year old daughter's budding talents as a means of keeping her from running wild on the school holidays. What began as a love affair with a baby singer grew into a talent for dressmaking and a taste for fashion, when the frustration of never finding clothing that she liked led Karen to start designing for herself.
The Berserk label was established in 1996. While her early range was largely street wear, it has expanded and evolved along with Karen's own tastes, and continues to reflect its maker's love of natural fibres, vintage prints and flattering design for real women. Always reinventing and updating her collection, Karen's eclectic range draws inspiration from sources as diverse as seventies craft magazines, folk art and often the fabric itself.
In 2002 Berserk found a second home at The Cats Meow, a boutique in Campbell Arcade in Melbourne which Karen co-founded with friend and fellow designer Kylie Golsby-Smith. Like Karen herself, her store supports independent design and local, ethically minded manufacturing. It is also a hidden treasure trove of one off or very limited edition Berserk pieces.

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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