Thursday, 28 June 2007
This weeks favourite Etsy shop. There is something for everyone's wall, desk, nook or cranny here. High quality cards and prints at bargain prices (Abyssal Magenta print is just $30.00!). Check out Substudio's shop, in particular the lure range, very cute and fishy!
Scott's Etsy shop scottgarrette.etsy.com has some colourful, original artwork and jewelry (such as the swirl pendant). His wife is also in on the act with her own etsy shop LittleBitofLove.etsy.com displaying beautiful handmade beads. All cheap as chips!
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Melbourne Scarf Festival (SPIN) . Where: Craft Victoria (31 Flinders Lane). When: Thurs June 28 – Sat July 7 (10am-5pm) Free entry . There are workshops etc. but the main event is the Scarf Market Exhibition, where you can see entries in the Scarf Awards, try them on and buy them too!
I found these most beautiful Kimono designs at Trunkt.org. Kimono Momo has a range of scarfs, bags, and vintage silk fabrics (they have an ebay store too) which are to die for. They would make a great gift if you can bear to part with them!
This basic but classic table lamp called 'weegee' is from Lights Up! at Design Public. I like the fact that you can choose from a few different lamp shades. Better yet, why not buy a cheap white shade and decorate it yourself. I am looking and doing exactly that, having recently purchased two big shades for $5 each! at a sale. Wallpaper seems to be the go, so I will let you know how the project goes...
Sunday, 24 June 2007
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Louise Body is a designer from the UK and has a beautiful range of hand-finished wallpapers and cushions. If you were ever looking to add a unique embellishment to your home, you should check out her website shop www.louisebodywallprint.com. I can't say they are cheap, but they are worth it.
Kendra's artwork utilises whimsical colours and has a wonderful child-like quality. Her gorgeous prints are small but intimate, and block mounted so they are ready to hang. You can see more of her work on her website www.kendra-binney.com, or buy her prints at her etsy shop kendrabinney.etsy.com. Here are two of my favourites, titled 'This place is full of lost monsters' and 'Dream of being underwater'.
Sunday, 17 June 2007
These gorgeous magnets are from the Purple Pear's shop at Etsy.com. There are lots of equally cute designs to choose from, and apparently they can each hold up to 7 sheets of paper on the fridge! Bargain too at $6.50 + postage per set. Check them out at thePurplePear.etsy.com
This cute pillow print is just one many from Joom's shop at Etsy.com, just $28.00 + Postage. I have been a fan of Etsy for a while now, as it such a great place to find original handcrafted everything at a cheap price. Look up Joom's shop at www.etsy.com, and I'm sure you will be inspired to get crafty too!
This is a girl who would love to spend the afternoon up a tree chatting to the birds. Her artwork is available at numerous places, such as Etsy.com, and she has her own website too, http://www.catherinecampbell.net/, simply beautiful.
Monday, 11 June 2007
A lovely collection of winter jewelry and accessories are available from Elk Accessories. Check out their range at www.elkaccessories.com.au. The winter brooches are gorgeous, and I can't wait to get my hands on a lambswool hottie! Products can be found in boutique shops such as Hunter Gatherer, or visit the head office and showroom in Plenty Rd Preston.
Sunday, 10 June 2007
Monday, 4 June 2007
Vixen Australia is a great fashion / homewares label that produces pieces from start to finish, 100% Australian. They design and screenprint their fabrics, and the give a lovely insight into their design process on the website www.vixenaustralia.com
I stumbled across this artist while looking at deviantart the other day. I am really loving the detail of her illustrative style, and the fact that she incorporates fish and cats into her drawings. You can find her work at: http://feanne.com/
Amy Butler's Design shop has some beautiful fabrics designs which she has turned into even more beautiful cushions, bags and accessories. Check out her work at her online shop: www.amybutlerdesign.expressfulfillment.com