July 29, 2008

L is for...

Hi.. sorry this is so late today.. my computer is on the go-slow so everything has taken AGES to load! It is full of interesting bits and bobs though, so please do take a look - and enjoy!

Lindsay Pemberton

When I first came across Lindsay Pemberton's work, I immediately ear-marked her for the L's...(P was too far away!)...

Lindsay's fascination with 'taking' tea', lead her to experiment and give new life to the humble thrift shop tea cup.

These surprisingly sturdy bangles are made from the most delicate of china and are an unexpectant and beautiful piece of jewellery...

"I love the reaction from people when they realise that you can wear a dear old teacup as adornment on your arm."

Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor in Art and Design, and began experimenting with old china. She discovered, after dissecting them with a diamond saw, she could give them a new lease of life. - Aren't they just divine!? It is pretty hard to choose a favourite!

(images from Clever Bastards)

Buy Lindsay's Bangles and other ceramic pieces at Clever Bastards

Little Lark

Little Lark is one of our HOT sellers over at Apple of My Eye. It has been nothing but a pleasure to do business with it's owner / operator Christy Nyober.

Designing, producing and selling baby clothing and letterpress cards (and some adult clothing too), Christy's unique style isn't limited by traditional motifs and colours - each of her designs are modern, hip and fun!

The newest additions to the Little Lark Collection are an extension to an already fantastic range. Christy uses slightly more complex prints, but keeps the same winning combination of simplicity and style.

I LOVE the horse print!...And the Robot and Bike prints are a fave in our family (my husband Steve has a Bike Tee, our youngest son has a Bike Hoodie and our oldest son decided he wanted the Robot tee and put it on in the shop to 'claim' it!)...and Christy's cards never go a miss to give at celebrations.

I suggest you check it out!

(images from Little Lark)

Visit Little Lark online to see the whole collection and to shop
In NZ, Little Lark tees and cards can be found at Apple of My Eye

Oh how I LOVE Letterpress!

Letterpress is my favourite form of printing. I so so wish it was a viable option for me to print this way in NZ.

Doing the blog rounds lately has been Sycamore Street Press, with their letterpress Frames and Mats. They look fantastic grouped together, and make such a nice change from the usual white borders.

Some other favourites include (the previously written about) Tara Hogan, and of course the Little Lark range of cards... and here are some more clever letterpress products that I really like from Etsy...

above: hand shadow cards from honeylux

above: coasters from 12fifteen

above: alphabet print by Sycamore Street Press
buy from Honeylux
buy from 12fifteen

Luna Gallery

Beverly Armstrong, the founder of Luna Gallery, has created a range of gorgeous knitted textiles in simple, yet stunning contemporary designs. Her luxurious, practical bedding a homeware accessories are knitted (with love and expertise) in Australia out of Cotton and Wool.

Beverley has designed a range in diverse hues, styles and textures and the complete collection is the perfect compliment to any interior.

I particularly like the Tree Blanket. Not only is it aesthetically fabulous, it is knitted out of 100% pure combed cotton. 10% of profits from its sales are donated to The Wilderness Society in Australia - now that's got to be a good thing!

here's a sneak peak at the Luna Gallery collection...

(images from Luna Gallery)

Visit Luna Gallery's website
contact Luna Gallery for stockists

Book of the Week:

I mentioned this book last week (in J is for Lotta Jansdotter), "Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and easy Projects"...it really is worth the look.

Click through to the Design Alphabet Book Store to read the latest reviews and to add it to your collection.

Tomorrow? you guessed it - M!!

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