Welcome to Olive + Crate
Our love of food and travel goes back a long way, to a time when we used to cook for and entertain our university friends. To Olive + Crate founders, Anne and David, food and travel have played a large part in their lives. Whether it be cooking in Chang Mai, Thailand, preparing hot and fiery jungle curries, or Lake Como, Italy, learning how to make the best pasta, pizza and other Italian favourites or preparing a winter harvest truffle feast, our love of food and travel continues to this day. Now, sharing this with our children to inspire the next generation.
At Olive + Crate, it is our endeavour to bring to you products that are beautiful yet practical. We aim to defy insubstantial products that are so readily available and bring you bold beautiful and elegant products that are functional, practical and exceedingly exquisite. Strength, durability and care for our climate drives us to bring you impressive products.
We hope you agree with desire for beauty and function to add exquisite products to your every day and that our relationship is enduring just like our love of food and travel.
Anne Le Blanc
Anne Le Blanc is co-owner of Olive + Crate with her husband David. She Loves both a mix of old and new homewares combined with their collectables from around the globe. Inspired by her builder father she appreciates the process of building, design, re use, recycle and now re-style!
Born in Melbourne Australia, Anne has spent many years working with large scale corporations but has helped to develop Olive + Crate into her passion and side hustle. Over many years Anne & David have created beautiful new homes, redeveloped old ones plus launched a growing online business.
When refurbishing a home Anne prefers the simple, fresh and crisp themes and likes to incorporate old and new things to live in harmony. Her favourite past time is to sit with a floor plan and rework it seeing the potential. Anne is fond of period homes, preserving and highlighting their character.
Her other passion is to create art and experiments in different styles as she is inspired through everyday imagery. Anne says it is an ongoing quest to find your niche!In between all of this she holds an executive position at her local Netball club that is rapidly growing and together with David, they are raising two children who are both in secondary school and learning about life through education and their travels.
David Le Blanc
David Le Blanc is both co-owner and Founder of Olive + Crate and is the main driver of their online business. David also founded a property development business that specializes in home rehab/renovation and small scale development.
Over many years they have created beautiful new homes, redeveloped old ones plus launched a growing online business.
Born in Melbourne Australia, he spent many years working with large scale corporations but left to pursue more entrepreneurial business pursuits. Starting with renovations, redevelopment, then moving into development and finally to complete the trilogy ecommerce homewares.
David prefers the modern finishes, clean lines and uncluttered spaces. His favourite past time is to crunch the numbers, read about business ideas and global affairs. Whilst he is fond of period homes and their character, David also loves modern architecture that integrates with the outdoors. He has a huge appetite for learning and is often sharing his ideas with others.
In between all this David organises multiple mastermind groups anchored around business to generate ideas, share stories and learn from each other and together with Anne, they are raising two kids who are both in secondary school and learning about life through education and their travels.