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 Garrette

Scott's Etsy shop 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 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!

Grace & Go

I just love the pattern work and designs produced by Grace & Go. Their homewares, baby wear and accessories can be seen at their website, and you can find where to buy everything there. Check them out at


N.E.E.T. on-line magazine recently had a cool feature from These Easy Bangle Bracelets are for all of you origami fans out there. Nice design with potential to be as individual as you.

Kimono Momo

I found these most beautiful Kimono designs at 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!


Found this girl, Ana Laura Perez, via the Oh Joy! site. She is a creative 22 yr old from Argentina studying fashion design. There are some querky bags and little pieces on her site Bang!, not to mentions cute illustrations.

Weegee Lamp

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...

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Louise Body

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 I can't say they are cheap, but they are worth it.

Kendra Binney

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, or buy her prints at her etsy shop Here are two of my favourites, titled 'This place is full of lost monsters' and 'Dream of being underwater'.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Marble Magnets

These gorgeous magnets are from the Purple Pear's shop at 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

Joom's Shop

This cute pillow print is just one many from Joom's shop at, 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, and I'm sure you will be inspired to get crafty too!

Catherine Campbell

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, and she has her own website too,, simply beautiful.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Elk Accessories

A lovely collection of winter jewelry and accessories are available from Elk Accessories. Check out their range at 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.


These Japanese style jewelry boxes are available from There is a great range of sizes and compartment combinations in charcoal, magenta and orange felt. Very slick for the modern chick. From $14.00.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes is an amazing designer and typographer who has worked with some of the best studios in the world, this is one talented lady. See some of her work at

Great Dane Furniture

Great Dane Furniture have been around in Melbourne for years. If you are ever after some original scandinavian furniture, it's worth saving your pennies for beautiful pieces that will last a lifetime.

Mokum Textiles

Nice fabric designs available in Melbourne including the range from Osborn & Little. You can find them at all at

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

Bondi Chai

I went to the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show on the weekend, and picked up this awesome chai tea / latte mix from Bondi Chai. Sooo yum! I recommend the Vanilla Honey Flavour. If you would like to grab some, head to:


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:

Amy Butler Design

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: