Thursday, December 15, 2011

Printspace Direct from the Studio Sun 18th Dec

That's right. On Sunday between 10.30am and 2pm come on in to the Printspace Studio to buy form the range of art prints, posters, notebooks, greeting cards and christmas swing tags. We will be open for this one day only. There should be parking available under the Swan Street Bridge or directly across from the studio.

Do a bit of shopping without the big crowds. Meet the artists and take advantage of the special market prices for this day only.

Address: Level 1, 2 Stephenson Street Richmond Melbourne Victoria 3121.
Eftpos, Credit Card, Cash Accepted.
Bring the family.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nicholas Girling Art Exhibition


 Nick's Art is now on show at Friends of Mine Cafe in Richmond.
To see the full range and to find out more visit Nick's new web site!
Here are some pics from the launch last week. A big thanks to Meagan Harding for the photography!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Modern Times Pop Up Shop

We are super excited to part of the second Modern Times pop up shop! yay.....
And there is a lovely preview evening this Friday at 6pm, so if you are free and love the Danish furniture (how can you not??) and also spy some designer goodies, please come along.
Visit Modern Times to find out more....

Friday, November 25, 2011

only 1 month to go...

Every year, Christmas sneaks up on me ( and lots of other people too). Yet I know that once my birthday has passed, it's one month till Christmas! Arghhhh. Help. I am so not ready, and I know 1 month seems like heaps of time, but still nowhere near enough.... especially when I have bought 2 gifts so far (and they are stocking fillers for the boys). oh well, can't stop it, so better go with it! I need to write a list, why have I not done that yet?
Happy 1 month till Christmas everyone........ xxx

Thursday, November 24, 2011

all mine....

This gorgeous artwork by Rachel Castle, is mine, all mine. yay.
thank you NDP. xxx

Markit @ Fed Square - this Sunday!

One of our favourite events is on again this Sunday at Fed Square in Melbourne. Not only do we get to hang out with our buddies, be surrounded by all the creativity that it at Fed Square, but we get to do excellent Christmas shopping too! (oh, yeah, we'll be selling our prints, posters etc too, so do pop by.... we are going to be in the BMW Edge Theatre part this time.) Bigger space ,  more to see, should be a a huge day. See you there. xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a little image randomness...

Some shots taken with Instagram over the last few months.
Too much fun and totally addictive. xxx

Thursday, November 10, 2011

See us at: Magnolia Square St Kilda!

It's that time of year again, and the ever wonderful Magnolia Square is back at the St Kilda Town Hall.
We'll be there with our new posters! Hip hip hooray!! No to mention the gorgeous wares from so many local and interstate brands. A great way to buy some Christmas gifts, meet the designers / makers and support Australian businesses! What's not to love?

See you there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

NEW Personalized Prints in the shop now

Ever wanted your own words in print? You know that quote that motivates you or your favourite song lyrics, personal wedding vows, or anything really. We love typography here and the power of words, so we thought, why not make some pretty prints that use YOUR WORDS. Yes, create your very own print. Just for you.  These are examples we have come up, but really the sky is the limit!

We have one simple design at the moment, in 5 colour ways (see the full range here).  Let the words speak for themselves.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bison Home

While spending a lovely sunny day in Melbourne roaming around the wonderful streets, alley ways and stores, my friend introduced me to a stunning range of ceramics by Bison. Why had I never seen this before? Made from durable stoneware by hand by Brian Tunks and his brilliant team, this range of products made me so happy. The shapes, the colours were so inspiring. Colour is such an emotive thing, and finding a whole shop full of beautiful colours was so exciting! Look.....
(all photos from Bison web site).
And then as we were leaving, I read a fabulous quote on their window by the amazing Henry Thoreau and I was inspired to create a print....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Limited Edition Art Prints


We are huge fans of vintage posters and have always wanted to produce some art work that is graphic and bold and celebrates an event or a celebration. So here we have our take on this year being the 2011 International Year of Forests. What a wonderful topic. When this idea was first suggested, I was thrilled to find out the theme for this year. Forests & trees are such an iconic and well loved image, and for me it meant using my favourite of all colours - green.  Nick has used a warmer set of colours which I also love. So mix them in with our contrasting shapes and we have two very different prints that compliment each other nicely I think.
These prints are going to live in our new Limited Edition range - which means there are only 25 of each available.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Not your regular set of three.

One of the cool things that happens, is customers putting together a set of prints that we would never have thought to put together ourselves. We sometimes design them as sets, and sometimes as stand alone pieces, but they are always created to belong together as a whole range. So its so fun to see what wonderful mixes and matches come out of a customer standing at our stall, pouring over the prints and picking an unlikely set of three. Sometimes it's the colours that tie them together, sometimes the theme and sometimes nothing at all!

So the next time you are having trouble choosing a set of something, they don't need to match completely, try a bit of a clash and it might just work!

Monday, October 17, 2011

many shades of pink...

Now, I am not usually a fan of this colour, but lately I have found myself being drawn to the softer shade of pink. PINK. I can't even believe I said it. I really have never been a fan. Ever. But now here I am looking at pink shoes. Really? I know pink comes in many shades, and yes there are many of those shades that I dislike with a passion. You know that scary bright pink that some kids brands think is the only colour a little girl will were. But I have come to see that you can never say never!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finders Keepers Brisbane, pop it into your dairies!

The ever wonderful Finders Keepers is on again in Brisbane, so if you're near by, come over and say hello! We'll be there with all the new prints and maybe even our new posters! xx

Monday, October 10, 2011

Styling with: Go Confidently


A little bit of home office inspiration.
1. Charcoal Felt Laptop Satchel, Kikki K
2. Go Confidently Art Print, Printspace
3. Verner Panton Flowerpot Table Lamp - VP4, Great Dane Furniture
4. Paperways Mouse Pad - Switzerland, Notemaker
5. Vintage Office Desk 1 Drawer, Sounds Like Home
6. A4 Storage Box: Card, Kikki K
7. ALEX Drawer unit on castors, Ikea
8. Replica Eames/Saarinen Organic Chair, Matt Blatt
9. Cloth: 'Drawn from the land' Roundabout Rug, Designer Rugs

Friday, October 7, 2011

PLOC Magazine issue 1

Being a big fan of Alain Gree, I was very excited to see this new little magazine for kids title Ploc, using the illustrations of Mr Gree, and designed by the fab folk at Anorak. (the happy mag for kids). Not only are the illustrations just lovely, but this little magazine is just right for the 3-8 year old age group (2 boys 3 and 5 - tick), is advertising free (tick) and is all about learning and having fun. (tick, tick!!)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Styling with: Birdies Garden Art Print

A bit of retro green and yellow for this weeks 'styling with' page!
And some of my favourite colours to boot.

1. Pine Pillow, Ferm Living
2. Bye Bye Birdy Pendant Lamo, Koskela
3. Birdies Garden Art Print, Printspace
4. Dinosaur Designs Over the Fence 1 Rug, Designer Rugs
5. Hans Wegner Cigar Chair, Great Dane Furniture
6. tranSglass Beak Vase, Artecnica
7. April / APR320 round coffee table, Zuster

Friday, September 30, 2011

a new print?

A new print? Maybe.... or it could be the beginnings of a long lingering idea.
Been thinking about this for a while and have had requests for a certain type of print, so maybe it's time.

Stay tuned.

Happy Friday!  xx

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

loving my... emily green necklace

I purchased this little number a few weeks ago, and have to say I love it! I bought it, so must of liked it, but I can't stop wearing it. And the colours are gorgeous. They make me happy. And what is so cute, is that both the boys love looking at it and playing with it when I wear it.
It was so hard choosing just one, I may need to pop another on my birthday wish list....
Emily Green is a Melbourne based designer who makes artworks, brooches and necklaces. I am sure you have seen her work around town, and now she is selling her wares in the equally stunning Obus stores. Shopping heaven. xx

Friday, September 23, 2011

uimi.... oh wow!

So I have discovered this gorgeous brand while floating around online... uimi how did I not know about them? The colours, the materials are all so amazing. Here are some great Summer scarves, (see more here) but there are also Winter ones, and beautiful things for babies and kids and blankets for the home. What a great find at the end of the working week. Happy now. xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

new posters... modern aussie aminals

A little sneak peak at our new poster range. They are coming.... now that we have our lovely uncoated paper sorted, they are being printed as we speak. hooray. These little beauties by Nick, are part of a new set of Australian Animal posters. A new spin on our national treasures, and they work nicely with a modern interior.
More sneaky peaks soon.... alphabets, and more animals.  And they will all be for sale on our site in the next few weeks. (hopefully) Things can take longer than we hope sometimes.  fingers crossed. xx

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

my beach boys

I was flicking through my iphoto pics today and found this shot from our beach holiday at the start of the year. Hasn't this year flown by.... that feels like it was only the other day and here we are in September! Bring on Spring and bring on Summer holidays.....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Styling with: Penguin News

1. Stockholm Cushion, Black, White, Ikea
2. Ribba Frame, Black, Ikea
2. Penguin News Art Print, Printspace
3. Kajsa Träd Cushion Cover, Black, White, Ikea
4. Replica Poul Henningsen Ph4 1/2 - 4 Pendant Lamp, Matt Blatt
5. Enzo Sofa, Jardan
6. Wild & Wolf Orange Trim Phone, Illustrated Living
7. Ceramic Vase No.3, Ferm Living
8. Cushion, Chevron In Orange, Bonnie And Neil

Our Penguin News Print is a lovely shade of orange. A great colour to decorate with, and being a lover of all things for the home, I thought, why not give this little print it's own room?
 And a good excuse to visit some of my favourite brands and be inspired too!
Happy decorating. x

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Colour Heaven... The Pantone Hotel

Colour. It's such a huge part of every designers day (and life). And Pantone is king of colour. I stumbled across this little gem on FB the other day and thought, hmmm, it deserves further investigation. You will find this stunningly designed hotel by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, in Brussels. With a canvas on white, the colours POP.  Yes there is a Pantone Hotel. Brilliant, brilliant idea. Who would ever think to do this, and yet now that you see it, well why wouldn't you? Inspired,  oh I think so.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Designer Pop Up Sale!

Our very first Pop Up Sale..... on this week.
Mixed in with some lovely brands, (I think I'll be doing some shopping too!)

We are clearing the last few season's stock: discontinued paper, discontinued sizes.
Lots of designs available.
All stock will be on SALE!!! Yay.

NB. The current range as seen on our web site will not be on sale.

Monday, August 29, 2011

What's with all the babies

I don't know what it is, but there are an awful lot of babies being born at the moment. Not only from friends and family, but I have been receiving a lot of baby birth print orders too! Heaps. Lots. Which is lovely, as I love a newborn. And its so much fun seeing all the gorgeous names people are calling their kids. (these ones are made up babies, with made up names!) Which one would you choose?