Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Olivetti Posters

I was sent some images Olivetti posters from that amazing time in history. Thanks my love. xx
Here are just 2 of them, left: by Giovanni Pintori and Right: by Paul Rand.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The inspired work of Alberto Cerriteno

Today I was wandering around online as you do when you are avoiding work... and found this lovely work by Alberto Cerriteno. A fabulous Mexican illustrator and designer who now lives in the US. I found his work via Grain Edit, one of my favs. Their aesthetic is just spot on - for me anyway! Love it all. Anyway, if you are interested in seeing more work he has an Etsy shop. Too easy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stockist Spotlight... Designer Mum

How would you describe your product range ? 
Quality products for decorating children’s bedrooms, bathrooms and playrooms

What do you look for when choosing products for your stores ? 
Quality, price (that is, value for money), practical, something that’s a little bit different to what the bigger stores offer

Why do you think Printspace products appeal to your clients ? 
Reasonably priced, a little bit different, guaranteed to brighten up a room, they appeal to both adults and children – that is, not too kiddy

Designer Mum
1300 723 361, Brisbane (online)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dreaming of.... a piece by Castle

Titled 'Box Step 1' by Rachel Castle, this is such a stunning piece. I do love her work, and the colours she uses are so joyful. Fills you with happiness, even when you are stuck at home with a cold! Maybe a birthday treat? Still several months away but we need to plan these things!
Happy weekend. xx

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vitra...designer heaven.

Vitra, a Swiss design company with beautiful furniture and products!
The top picture is of the Eames Elephant, designed in 1953, by Charles and Ray Eames. The Vitra version was launched in 2007. Only two of the original plywood designs were ever made.
The second picture is of Alexander Girard's Wooden Dolls. Just lovely.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Season at Body

The new range by Body is out now. Love the colour and fabric used by this wonderful Melbourne designer!
See more here...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stockist Spotlight : Blackbird and Fox

How would you describe your product range? 

Eclectic!  Blackbird & Fox stocks homewares, gifts, stationery and accessories from literally dozens of brands and makers from around Australia and the world.  Locally made silver jewellery sits alongside Tasmanian woollens, handcrafted American kitchenware, French cutlery, Danish wall stickers and more!

What do you look for when choosing products for your stores? 
Colour is always the first thing to catch my eye, and that is specifically what I wanted to bring to the Glenferrie Road shopping strip. Beigey, neutral colours and whitewashed furniture are a safe option, but it’s not as if your homewares are suddenly going to jump up and attack you, so live a little dangerously and pump up the colour!  I’ve also made a concerted effort to stock local products, whether they be made in Melbourne, or from farther afield in Australia.

Why do you think Printspace products appeal to your clients? 

I think Printspace products appeals to my customers for the same reasons they appeal to me – great colours, playful motifs and an extensive range of designs to choose from! Being designed and printed in Melbourne also adds that little bit extra special something, especially when purchasing gifts for friends and family abroad.

Blackbird and Fox
Shop 14, Troubadour Arcade
673-681 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
03 9819 3957