Saturday, December 19, 2009
i am so very excited... my Matte Stephens print arrived on Friday. This one is titled Waiting Again. I am such a fan of his work, I had great trouble trying to pick just one! Love the quirkiness and the colours, its so cool when art can make you feel great. Love it.
(Did I mention I am now buying myself a piece of art for my birthday each year - and this is the first. such a good idea!)
Friday, December 18, 2009
so this year, even though I still have not put up a tree (I am saying that it is because Archie being not quite 18 months, and would destroy!), I have decorated the house in other ways. One is a lovely Eric Carle Advent calendar (gift from my loveliest if friends Michelle) and two - these stockings for my 2 boys. Now I would love to say that I made them, but alas I do not have that sewing skill that so many of my friends have, so I passed on this task to my adorable Mum, who produced these!
The fabric.... loving the fabric:
a. because it is red,
b. because it has typography on it and
c. beacuse it is created by the lovely Susan from spin spin handmade. such a clever cookie! You can buy this from her etsy shop along with loads of other goodies.
merry merry and all that. xx
ps. the spotty fabric is from random fabric shop.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
New Baby Birth Prints are finally in the etsy shop yay. slight shift in my colour palette, but am liking it. Nick and I have been thinking colour a lot lately. It's such an important part of what we do. Printspace is getting a colour face lift, and these are the beginning, yes there is a purple in the palette, well a very grey purple, but purple none the less. Hopefully by next Feb we'll be all sorted. Hopefully. xx
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
hello 2010.... not yet really, but soon it will be, yikes!
this is one of the latest creations from our print your own pdf stationery range for sale at pinecone and lola. it's our first calendar design, and i am hoping to do a few more before the end of the year. but if you'd like a little birdie or 3 to say hello each month, this is the calendar for you. xx
Friday, October 9, 2009
For those of you who don't know, I am obsessed with sofas, chairs, stools.... especially the mid 20th century variety. So here is one of my favs and all going well, one I will get for my house (once our little renovation is complete - it's still in the design phase but hey, girl's gotta be organised!) It's from a fabulous local design store called Angelucci 20th Century, and it is heaven in a furniture store. Not only do they make this gorgeous sofas based on George Nelsons' 1952 design, they also have a delicious selection of vintage goodies.
Monday, October 5, 2009
We made a special little french bird stack especially for and me too, a beautiful french inspired brand for kids! To find out more about this little sweet heart, check out the tee here. So excited, and can't wait to make more! I have a love of fabric and textiles and am so happy to have been given this opportunity to produce some art for this medium. xx
Saturday, October 3, 2009
these little guys are my lastest creations and were seen today at the sisters market in brunswick. i have added black as a feature colour, something which is new to me in my illustrations. i have used it in the past but not with such enthusiasm! i am enjoying embracing the black, and may even do some more as there are a couple more animals up my sleeve. these will be added to the shops soon. not now, it's bed time as day light savings starts tonight in Melbourne and the little ones have no idea which will make the next few days interesting.
... and thank you to everyone who came to say hello at the market today, its always so great to meet our online customers and wholesalers in person. we chat with most people via email, its such a bonus these days to actually meet them! and to all the long lost friends that we haven't seen in years that also pop in (sometimes on purpose, usually by accident!) that's so lovely too. markets are such a fun. love it. xx
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
here are some snippets of some illustrations I've been working on. And now I am in the midst of transforming them into stationery! Birthday cards, note cards, letterhead, invitations, calendars, etc etc. Keep an eye out on Pinecone and Lola store for the latest in 'print me' pdf stationery, and also some pre printed stuff too. I will hopefully have them in the shop over the next few weeks. Happy weekend. xxx
As you have probably guessed, I am a lover of vintage childrens books, especially those created during the mid 2oth century. Here is my latest obsession... Miroslav Sasek. I have admired these books for ages and finally bought one (The is New York) for my Archer's 1st birthday in July. I found this decision of which fabulous book in the series to choose quite easy. This is because a. New York would have to be my favourite city away from home (and am devastated to think I was last there 10 years ago... goodness...), b. I want to buy all of them anyway and c. everyone loves a fireman!! ;) Nick and I hope this obsession will spark a love of travel and different cultures in our boys.
Oh, and how cool is it that there's one on Australia.... I mean it was produced and thousand years ago...... I think I will order it next. xxx
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Inspired by Spring time, Spring Bird and Friend mixes soft colours with simple shapes. I am currently working on a new range of Printspace Art and Stationery, which I will be adding to the store(s) and then launching the whole lot in time for our swag of art & craft markets we are doing in November! EEK... lets get busy. xx
Friday, September 4, 2009
Our first US stockist, Hello Bluebird, has opened its doors in West Reading PA. Very exciting for us... yay. It's an amazing indie boutique and gallery full of unique, quirky and beautiful products from around the USA and the world, and we, little Printspace from Melbourne, are there too. Can you spot us in the photo? Photo is from Daisy Janie, who has written a nice little post about the store,a dn has included a few more pics too. So if you live anywhere near West Reading, go and check it out! I would love to, perhaps a work trip is in order.....
We are in a lovely little publication titled: Handmade in Melbourne.
Its full of craftspeople and designers, all living and working in Melbourne.
It features products, galleries, markets and shops, and is a great resource if you live in or visit Melbourne..... xx
Read more and order your copy here. xx
Monday, August 31, 2009
delicious, gorgeous nancybird. every now and again, you find a standout. now I know that this brand has been around for a little while, but i feel that its still worth mentioning because these pieces are just too lovely too ignore. xx
so again, it's been a long time in between drinks. you'd think, not hard to write a little something, pop up a pic or two. no, not hard, but sometimes other things get in the way. I have had a lot of things lately.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We all know how much I admire Paul Rand, and Nick has just posted a video interview with him, so I thought I would continue the admiration with some pics of his sweet childrens' book (created along side his wife Ann). Bought this several months ago from the lovely ladies at we heart books. It's been sitting on my shelf as when I showed my little one, he got all excited and now there is a small rip on one of the pages. I was devastated at the time (over it now). So now there it sits on my shelf next to my other children's books that I am keeping safe, the books I purchase for my boys... that are secretly for me (they can have them when they are older and appreciate great design & illustration). Until then, on my shelf they sit. One with a rip.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have been selling these little badges at markets for a few months now, and they are selling in a couple of stores, but I have just realised that they aren't for sale online yet. I have been meaning to put them into the etsy store.... its been on my list of things to do for about 3 weeks now. At least I can tick off 'take photo of badge'. But I think I'll save the actual etsy listing for another day. Not sure why, sometimes I just need to build up to stuff. Small stuff, big stuff, doesn't matter.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The lovely Mel from Stork's Corner in Perth has sent over some photos of the new store which opened on the 1st of July. It is looking just gorgeous, and we are so excited to have our product in WA, and amongst such goodies!! There is a play area upstairs which includes story time and activities, so the kids have a special place to play while you shop. Clever...
So if you live anywhere near Myaree and you'd like to take a peek at some of our prints and all the other treasures, please visit: Stork's Corner, Unit 11, 47 McCoy St Myaree WA 6154
I think a trip to Perth is in order, and we have family there so why not?