December 25, 2008
I never thought about having a key cover before, but the one below makes me positive that I need one! Check out Sarah's website for more examples of her beautiful work.
December 17, 2008
December 15, 2008
December 10, 2008
"Founded by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004, Envirosax® originates from Currumbin Valley in South East Queensland, Australia. The Envirosax team uses renewable and recyclable products where possible, and is committed to operating on ecologically sustainable principles.
Situated on 10 acres of pristine Australian rainforest, Belinda, Mark and their three young children live an ecologically sustainable lifestyle with solar hot water and photovoltaic cells for electricity. A sewage system recycles waste water, watering the extensive permaculture gardens and filtered rainwater tanks provide the organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees and the premises with water.
They live totally off the grid and are living the sustainable lifestyle that we hope will spread to more and more homes in the future." - Envirosax website
They've just come out with the Botanica Series, shown here, but they have so many other designs that there's one for every personality. At only $8.50 it's easy to afford several, so you can stuff one in every stocking this season.
December 8, 2008
"My workshop and gallery (in a tiny woolshed) share a site with a much-loved native plant nursery, Nikau Gardens and much of my decoration has been inspired by these plants. I love the graphic qualities of expressive drawing and it is these which I bring to my ceramics. All my ceramics are of slab construction and the white slab or pure bisqued dish is very much like a piece of white paper, just waiting for the slash of a pencil mark or smear of inky black stain." -Rose Griffin
December 5, 2008
I think the quote on Anna's about page pretty much sums up how I feel about life. Check out her blog for updates on current events. Thanks Anna!
December 4, 2008
All of the Laughing Bird products are screen printed at their Blue Mountains studio, where the calls of the native birds depicted in the illustrations echo in the background. Thanks, Freedom, for sharing your unique work!
On the Kiwi side of the Tasman, Ingrid Anderson is producing a nice range of screenprinted textiles with kiwis, tuis and other native flora and fauna. You can shop for Ingrid Anderson products online here, or at design stores throughout NZ. Images below from their website.
December 3, 2008
Based in Melbourne, Nancybird is a small leathergoods company that produces bags, belts and wallets inspired by the Australasian environment and the travels of owner Emily Wright. Emily started Nancybird in 2001 using leather and offcuts of her screenprinted textiles, and now produces a new collection every season. Images below of the current season, from Nancybird website.
December 2, 2008
November 30, 2008
Those of you who read my old blog may have read the post on antique glass beads... Well, I just discovered Eli Halili, from Tel Aviv, who creates gorgeous baubles with the same type of ancient beads. They have a little boutique in NYC that sells their range, which I wish I had known about on my recent trip.