Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watchful Eyes

A new bookmark series featuring some of our favourite writers and thinkers is now available in the shop. I've really enjoyed working on these, basically scouring through cool images of people I like! There are 27 bookmarks in total but I'm already scheming up more inspiring folks I'd like to include. There's a pretty even split between men and women, and I'm so happy to be promoting so many amazing lady writers.We're also open to custom orders, if you don't see your favourite writer on the list, although I'm in no hurry to do a Dan Brown edition...ahem.

Just so you know, our bookmarks make pretty great stocking stuffers and if you're looking to pick one or two up for Christmas our 'order by' dates are as follows:

New Zealand - Friday 16th December
Australia - Wednesday 7th December
USA, Canada, UK & Europe - Wednesday 30th November
Elsewhere - Friday 25th November

Have you liked our Facebook page yet? We'll be running a little giveaway over there later today to celebrate   the new bookmarks so be sure to head on over so you can enter!

In other news, Richard starts his first New Zealand job today! It's at our local health food store which is next to an amazing little bakery, and I'm pretty excited for some sweet (organic) treats. Sadly he'll be working a weekend day, but it's almost summer holidays for me so I'll be free as bird. Bring on ciders, beach hair and orange fruju's!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Color Fields

My clever friend Jen has recently released her Fall/Winter collection, Color Fields and it is so beautiful. I've known Jen for a bit over a year online and watching her clothing line Hound develop has been really exciting. Not only does she make beautiful clothes, but her lookbooks are always styled in such an effortlessly beautiful way. I love how Jen really has her own point of view (can you tell I've been watching Project Runway non-stop?) and her collections aren't just more of the same of what else is out there. Also, that print at the top kills me. So good! Head over to Hound if you want to snap any of these pieces up for yourself, I love that they also work for our Southern Hemisphere upcoming summer.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wellington and beyond.

A few iPhone snaps from our trip down to Wellington last weekend. For some reason I've always felt a little weird about using iPhone photos on here, but really the whole point of having a camera on your phone is to be able to capture things when you don't have your camera with you or the time/energy to pull it out. I love instagram and don't care what film snobs know it!

We went down to Wellington to take part in Craft 2.0 and I have to say it is one of the best markets we have ever done. Just being in a city that has such a focus on art and culture is so inspiring, and Craft 2.0 was beautifully put together (such a fantastic venue) and we were lucky enough to be neighbours with the lovely Colleen. Everyone was so lovely and friendly, we met lots of great people (including a few blog followers, hi hi!) and got some really great feedback about our new bookmark design which we'll show you soon, and some necklaces that are going in a bit of a new multi-wood direction. One of which has already been snapped up but I hope to have a fresh batch to reveal for Summer fairly soon!

Aside from the great market, we also got to spend a couple of nights in Featherston with our lovely hosts Emma and Tom. Featherston is a small little town about an hour north of Wellington, so we hopped the commuter train out there on Friday for a country mini-break. Emma was also selling at Craft 2.0, which was perfect since we had no car, but it was also just a real treat to be able to have a few nights in their lovely old villa, eating yummy food, laughing about crazy craft fair questions and borrowing all the things we'd naturally forgotten. We even were made a delicious packed lunch for our day at the fair, so sweet! 

A couple of heads up...

- We're going to be at Fruit Bowl Craft Jam at Hawkes Bay Opera House on the 3-4 December so if you're down that way please come along and say hi! There will be lots of great Christmas shopping I'm sure. 
- The Auckland Art & Craft Fair is also getting pretty close! It's on December 10th at the Aotea Center in Auckland and with how much fun we had at the one in the middle of the year, I'm sure the Christmas fair is going to be a blast.
- Lastly, if you're in New Zealand be sure to keep your eye on Shorties this Monday evening as you should be seeing a bit of a Bliss in a Teacup jewellery cameo!