February 1, 2013 in Fashion & Accessory Design, Homeware Design, Interior Design
Did you get a chance to visit the Young Blood Designers Market in Sydney at the end of last year? We did and noticed the hottest trend seemed to be all things print! Whether it be screen printing, stationary printing or canvass printing…. it was patterns galore.
One company that stood out for us in particular was The Print Society.
Cushions and clutches are currently available in their range – all which are hand printed and made to order from a hemp/yak fabric blend. Led by Karen Johnston, the company maintains a sustainable approach to their products; even their cushion inserts are made from Eco friendly recycled plastic bottles.
You know you want to check it all out…..here.
January 30, 2013 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Led by creative director and head designer Zoe Gleitzman , Z O W I E is an up and coming jewellery and accessories label based in Sydney, specialising in hand crafted tubular delights.
The brightly coloured necklaces and bracelets are making a large impact in the fashion world since its inception in early 2012, as featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire as well as runway shows such as the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Australia.
Each piece is delicately handmade and uses a combination of sterling silver, steel and hand plated brass or copper. As each piece is specifically handmade, variations in colour do occur, however we believe this is what makes a particular piece your very own.
The full range and colour selection can be seen at www.zowieaccessories.com – the toughest question you will have to decide on is what colour/s will you be this summer?
May 8, 2012 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Fancy a perk for the day? There are many perks that can be found from wearing one of the creations manufactured by Tasmanian based jewellery designer Megan Perkins, for instance – you may be approached by fellow companions and complimented on what a great sense of style you are rocking, or perhaps it is that little bit of jewellery that can take an effortless outfit to the next level????
Using a hot kiln located in a valley south of Hobart, Megan uses her fine hands to form works of art from vitreous enamel.
Why not add a bit of shine into your life?
For details on stockists and to view more of the gallery, please visit www.meganperkins.com
April 5, 2012 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Young, fresh and stylish – Hobart based jewellery design company My Mother Mabel seems to tick all these boxes. A collaboration between Jemima and her partner Dave, all pieces are completely hand made out of rescued scrap materials and turned into anything but “rubbish”.
The full collection can be viewed on their facebook page here.
March 12, 2012 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Fascinated with the natural geometric forms of minerals, jewellery designer Tessa Blazey definitely provides a different take on putting a “rock on your finger”.
Her designs are original, unique and may seem a little rough around the edges but are definitely beautiful.
Pieces in the Geo Chain Series of earrings and necklaces are also outstanding, and no doubt would make a stand out complimenting feature to any outfit. We particularly like the combination of oxidised sterling silver and gold plated finishes as seen in the earrings pictured below.
To view all collections please visit www.tessablazey.com.au
February 29, 2012 in Fashion & Accessory Design, Pet Design
There is no denying that we are huge fans of our furry four legged friends, and also no denying that we also have fun spoiling them like they are our own kids.
Best in Park understands this, hence since 2009 have been hand crafting in Australia cute and cheeky dog collars, and accessories for our canine counterparts.
Not to mention, we are suckers for the good old fashioned bow tie!!
To purchase online, please visit their website here – not to mention, that for purchase over $100 spent online, $4 is donated to the PALS (Pets are Loving Support) program.
February 10, 2012 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Just cute as a button – literally!
Introducing these wonderfully crafted miniature button rings and necklaces by Sydney based contemporary design company – Have You Met Miss Jones. Originally specialising in white bone china, the studio has expanded to include clay pottery, wood work and metal work including jewellery.
Founded by Jennifer Jones these delightful little creations really are just charming!
The miniature thread spools available in either sterling silver or 18 carat gold plated come plain, ready for you to fill with your choice of coloured thread to suit your outfit or mood for the day.
For online purchases, please visit www.haveyoumetmissjones.com.au
December 29, 2011 in Fashion & Accessory Design
There is just something so sweet and simple about a brooch, whether it be a hand me down that has been in the family for years or something that has been picked up at the markets – it is a little item that can provide a huge dose of personality.
Emily Green is a Melbourne based artist who produces amazing little doses of personality.
Working from her East Brunswick studio, her use of chaotic geometric shapes and bright colours work to create individually hand crafted and designed brooches. Each unique brooch is handmade from printed paper coated with resin and backed with ply wood.
Details on where to purchase Emily’s work can be found on her website.
December 16, 2011 in Fashion & Accessory Design
For the inner DJ/Musician/Rock Rebel in all of us, these unisex hand crafted miniature pendants really are a treat.
Dark Cloud Silver operates from a warehouse in Sydney’s inner west, and provide us with their own interpretation of precious jewellery.
Custom requests are welcomed. All silver used is solid sterling, Rhodium Plated for the utmost high quality finish possible (Rhodium is harder than gold and brighter than most metals and does not tarnish like silver does).
To check out the full range go to www.darkcloudsilver.com, where you can also make purchases online.
December 11, 2011 in Fashion & Accessory Design
Attention to detail can go a long way.
Cinnamon Lee is a trained gold and silversmith, who creates amazing rings with intricate detailing and operates from her Sydney based studio.
As a designer, Cinnamon specialises in using 3D computer modelling programs and rapid manufacturing processes to create beautifully precious objects, such as these rings.
Can you spot the unique trend with these rings?
The full range is available to view at www.cinnamonlee.com, be sure to check out her installation work also – amazing!