August 6, 2008

I sat down to write this with a cup of tea and half a packet of choccy biscuits, hoping it will keep me going! I haven't had much time today to put stuff together because................wait for it.................................drum roll please...................I've been asked to guest blog on Decor8 - well I responded to Holly's request for guest bloggers while she settles in Germany, and she said yes!! *thanks Holly!* I am so uber excited, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it, or make enough room in my brain to come up with any contenders for 'S'...but here's what I have come up with, I hope you like it, and find something amongst it that inspires you...

Jenn Ski

Jennifer Skoropowski of Jenn Ski is an award-winning graphic designer and artist who quit her day job in early 2007 to pursue her creative dreams. Jenn's passion for modern and mid-century art and design is evident in her work.

I find her strong, vibrant colours and mesmerizing organic shapes somewhat hypnotising, and it is hard to resist the fluid journey your eyes are taken on as each piece is explored.

Jenn's one of a kind hand painted panels and giclee prints would be a notable addition to any modern home. The hand painted panels are ready to hang and are painted on extra deep canvases. Her super affordable giclee prints come matted and ready for framing...

Take a peek...

(images from Jenn Ski)

visit Jenn's website and online store
read Jenn's blog

Small Magazine

Small Magazine is perfect for anyone who likes to make things and finds joy and fun in things small (and who may also be a parent or kid).

Launched in the Spring of 2007 (and now up to it's sixth edition), this little online book of creative goodness is welcome in my inbox any day.

Editors Christine Visneau and Olivia Pintos-Lopez have been friends since they shared an apartment together in Brooklyn over ten years ago. They started Small Magazine to support creative people working on a small scale and for the small sized.

"We think a return to grass roots creativity is good for the world and in a consuming society we can choose to support small companies and makers, and the independently creative."

Check it out - (and subscribe!)

(images from Small Magazine)

read Small Magazine's
latest issue
subscribe to Small Magazine - it's free!
you may recognise Small Magazine from
this post where I showcased their Frida inspired photo spread


Bernadette Sipkes is a print maker and illustrator from Auckland NZ and is the creative force behind
Sugarloop. It not surprising that people the world over are snapping up her prints from her humming Etsy store. Her impressive press list (which includes 'the big ones' Decor8, Design*Sponge, Domino Magazine etc, etc) only confirms how good her work is.

Her limited edition prints reflect her inspirations: mid-century kitchenware and textile prints; vintage wallpaper; Scandinavian design; Florence Broadhurst; Lotta Jansdotter; Marimekko and, Lefor-Openo.

Best get over to her store and snap up a piece of her work...

Have a look:

(images from Sugarloop)

shop at Bernadette's
etsy store
read Bernadette's

The Shadow Puppet Showcase..

Here is an assortment of Shadow Puppet goodies from Etsy... and in case you've forgotten, check back to
this post about the fabulous work of Owly Shadow Puppets - have fun!!

above: Shadow Puppet Magnets

above: The Rabbit - Shadow Puppet Necklace

above: Shadow Puppet Print

above: Mini Print. The Wolf

above: 20,000 Leagues Shadow Puppet Set

tomorrow is T.. I'm sure you didn't have any trouble guessing that one!!

see you tomorrow x

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