Friday, October 28, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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