Company: Tulsi Shop


Artist: Deborah Nolan


Describe the path that led you to the work you do now.


I left school determined to work in the world of fashion, starting in the 80’s for Joseph who at the time was introducing the influential Japanese designers like Comme des Garcons and Yamamoto into Europe, it was a very exciting and avant-garde period of time in fashion history.

Combined with my early love of travel and adventure, I started collecting textiles and variety of artifacts, which eventually influenced me to create my own line of clothing.



Do you have a daily working routine?

6am wake early!

6.30 am hustle kids to get them out the door to the school bus!

7am My morning walk to the sea

8am-10am running errands for the shop , for example dry cleaners, seamstress , local markets  in search of old Italian linens.

10am shop opens

1pm shop closes for siesta and my cue to drive to my other shops to redo window displays and check on stock

5pm back to open my shop again for business!

10pm close and ready for a late night Mediterranean supper with my husband.



What do you do or where do you go to seek fresh ideas or renewed creative energy?

As my shops are seasonal I have winter months to regenerate and plan trips to far away places to seek out more original and interesting clothing, objects and art to collect.
Travel has always fed my creative energy and never fails to inspire.



Do you have any artists or creative people in your family and how do they inspire you?

Having grown up with brothers and sisters who all have a creative flair , be it in the theatre, Music or nature alternative medicine, it was inevitable I would follow the same path.

All of us living in far flung parts of the world we love to come together at least a couple of times a year to pool our ideas and plans and support each other’s inspirations.




Instagram: @tulsishop

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