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.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I am pining for my love. Softening the blows by creating a super care-package, one element above.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

rays of fever

Since early last year, each Fever Ray song I have heard on the radio has gradually engrossed me, and I have finally purchased the album. It is smashing, like neptunian chanting toying with rhythm and sound.

The cover illustrations by Martin Ander are equally impressive.