Monday, December 20, 2010

when in progress

Also, I was recently inspired by the glowing colours of Howard Arkley's work. (The online images don't do it justice, something to behold in person).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

open etsame

The walls smell like fresh paint.
Gift-tags populating the new shop.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

make day

Finished box.
Unfinished box.

One far outweighs the other , but I have a gorgeous rainy Sunday today to change that.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

can you see him emerging?

Hoping to get a couple of furrowed brows finished for the market.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am trying to think in shades of grey rather than so much black & white.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

handmade market december

I will be holding a stall at the Canberra Handmade Market on the 4th of December. My new mantra is ' every spare moment I must be making'. I will be sure to post snippets of what I am working on.

Friday, November 5, 2010

elk zine

Purchased ELK the other day - one of the most impressive zines I have seen in a while.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

extended tea break

Did you miss me like I did you?
I promise to be around more often now.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

enough with the baby stuff but....

Onesie screen-printed by hand and birthday card, all for my favourite 1 year old.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

mix cd?

Never quite as cool as a mix-tape, but trying to reclaim a little of the nostalgic quality.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

the keg show

I had a peek at The Keg Show opening the other week at aMBUSH Gallery. (A space I am now going to keep my eye on). It gave me a colourful and desired dose of not taking things too seriously.

The Beci Orpin and Catherine Campbell kegs, highly recognisable.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

the placement of type

Rub-on typography.
Why have I not played with this before?

A Cock or Two: Fatigue, Cynicism, Existential Pointlessness
by typographer and graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook particularly spoke to me at the Cockatoo Island Sydney Biennale exhibition.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

he will walk through the wall if he wants to

Sweet colours from a building by my favourite lead architect.

The train passed a wall in Melbourne today that had the words " f@*k your blog" painted over layers of graffiti that I am sure would otherwise end up on one of our blogs. I like it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

you would think it is winter

My blanket is getting smaller as fragments of it keep making their way onto cards. (Many wonderful people were born in June).

Mike's envelope project.

Oh and speaking of Melbourne, besides the obvious, are there any suggestions on where I must go whilst there this weekend?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

daniel edwards at the market

Two of the stalls at the Handmade Market stood out to me yesterday. The first was the stall of Daniel Edwards (an amazing textile artist who I had been reading about recently), with his friend. I bought the hexagon brooch above from them, does anyone know if they were selling under a select name or who the lovely female element was? Secondly, was Klei, where I feel in ♥ with the whale on this embossed porcelain pendant.

Check out the Hand Drawing collective.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

a travel wallet

Also, stunning travel photography by the new breed of documentary photographers over on verve photo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

blanket wrapping of the uncommon kind

A pressie ready to go for a partner in Kawaii crime.

Blanket Magazine.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

characters and colours

Making their way onto my wall.

Today I am liking, this, this and this by Xavier Ness.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

indie art and design

I am so pleased to begin contributing to indie art & design. I have fancied "indie" since the early days of my discovering the online craft and design community, and am superbly excited to be involved in something that so
irresistibly supports Australian independent art and design. Its creators Carolyn and Martin have already established a wonderful resource, with an art and design directory, blog, online magazine and webshop, (plus I know there are more wonderful ideas brewing).

Bookmark it!

(If you have made your way here, from there, welcome).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

found and kept

The finders keepers markets last weekend were a joy. My slight budget allowed for a few treasures to come home with me.
Other holders of note were:
  • blannk (clothing). her styling and branding were also superb
  • lox + savvy (paper goods you needed sunglasses to look at)
  • white square (although i felt a few too many people had discovered the laser-cut machine, her designs were cute)
  • made by white's mum (knitted awesomeness)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

and the photo don't look a thing like you

I am not really a hip-hop girl, (and i use that term in a very broad sense), but I have kudos for a select few musical masterminds that fall into the genre. It has surprised me, that the only 2 hip-hop gigs I have witnessed are among the best live sets I have ever seen. Something about the energy, bravery, audience interaction and the dirty truth.

Last night, 1 of those occasions was Urthboy's set with Jane Tyrrell and DJ Elgusto.

(If anyone wants to know, the first occasion was Spankrock with Amanda blank. Think playing on the back of a trailer in the rain).

Happy hip-hop weekend to you.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

attendance by proxy

Unable to make a birthday bash, I sent some stand-ins through the mail.

Monday, May 3, 2010

japanese fabric haul

I recently went on a Japanese fabric binge.

My latest superflat crush is Chiho Aoshima. I particularly admire her seamless ability to merge her digital techniques with those more traditional ones. If only all train stations looked a little something like this.