A month ago I received a submission that at first, felt pretty normal. Normal in the sense the work was great, but I wasn’t feeling “attached” to it (obviously I enforce a strict, scientific acceptance process!!) But on clicking, exploring and striking up further conversation with Melissa Boardman, I discovered she was fronting a truly beautiful body of work across so many different mediums. Under the guise of Bird Plus Bird, the Wellington based artists/designer/illustrator/maker produces prints, calendars, repeating pattern (which was GORGEOUS!) and to be honest….I imagine there is

“Desert Boxes” By Mickey Ross ………. Its such a pleasure to introduce this project as it’s not only a bloody good cause, it is a bloody CRAZY good opportunity to snap up affordable photographic art from some of our regions best! A Bit More Soul began as a series of photographic retreats and over the years has come to represent a community of photographers, artists, poets and creative forces all bonded by their time spent together and being dedicated to nurturing, improving and mastering their passion. I was lucky enough to attend

Gifting something purely handmade is super special …. but I’m pretty keen on leaving the “actual making” to the experts! In this case it would be two Australian makers with a passion for their natural environment and some skills to boot. Angus McDiarmid of Pan Pottery (based at Lake Weyba, Noosa Heads, QLD) used a traditional wood fire kiln, kick wheel and hand dug local clays for his work. Each pot, and in this instance, travel cup is completely unique as the clay and fire decide the finish. Angus has joined creative

Shuh Lee dances along the line of installation artist/ jewellery designer/ textile designer/ fashion designe/, homeware designer with glee. To me there is always a recognisable softness to her work, in the lines and texture but in amazing balance to the quirky, poppy attitude it all seems to exude via print and colour!! Love it all! Shuh has just released her new collection of bedlinen with some of that exact attitude. You can explore the pillow cases and duvets/doona’s (talking to both sides of the Tasman here!) here online as well as her

Australian brand; Sanctuary Studio is a new blip on my radar but I instantly recognised it as a beacon to the fun loving, “more is more” kids out there! (By kids I mean “you” – the one with magpie eyes for attitude, boldness and colour in your life!) Created by mother/daughter duo Anne Cook and Simone Rennard in 2015, they have led with a desire to collaborate with artists to create bedlinen, homeware and accessories that stand out in the fact its not all uniform! Their new summery offering called

We’ve touched based a few times with Willie Weston co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti since they launched their business to work with Indigenous owned and operated art centres in remote communities across Australia and in turn; transform their work into modern, high quality textiles and product. Using the Rosie Ngwarraye Morton’s Sugarbag Dreaming fabric design, they have combined forces with Australian design champion; Koskela to produce these beautiful limited edition bean bags. Support some local down under design that spans from maker to producer by exploring online here. Explore more of the

NZ based hat maker; Emma Cheape has been busy adding to her tried and true favourites with some pretty cool, classic new styles! Below and on her site you can explore the various visors, wide brimmed hats and caps she has made for the coming summer months down under. Shopping for the boys? Click on through to explore that offering here!  Anyone passing through Auckland can also have a try on in person with The Brim Label popping up at Ponsonby Central right NOW and again in late December. All

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