September 3, 2009

Suzanne Carlsen + Steffen Tuck + Small Acorns


How is your day going? So far mine has been really full. My eldest son shared his latest artwork in school assembly today, so we went to support him and cheer him on... I am also organising a movie fundraiser for school, so there has been some money and ticket juggling going on, and now in the other room, I have a friends son sleeping peacefully as I try and get this finished for you all to enjoy... I have promised myself a cup of tea when this is finally finished!

This 'S' is a goodie - enjoy!

Suzanne Carlsen

Suzanne Carlsen is one clever lady - a graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design and in her second year as a Craft Studio Resident at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Suzanne produces this collection of intricate embroideries encased in metal shields, badges and banners.

"In using traditional as well as contemporary techniques and materials, Suzanne imbues her pieces with worth and meaning. Suzanne is informed by the history of the materials she uses as well as the current context in which they will be worn. She combines a variety of media—textiles, metals, objects, paper and paint—to amplify the value and quality of her works. Inspired by history and contemporary forms alike, Suzanne’s jewellery pieces have both timeless and current appeal. "

(images from Suzanne Carlsen)

visit Suzanne's

Steffen Tuck

I am a tactile kind of girl, I like to be able to feel things in my fingers. Things that have texture are well, irresistible.

Steffen Tuck from 3 Girls and a Goat, produces this gorgeous collection of paper products. Heavily embossed Note card and Envelope sets sit beautifully next to her Collaged, Stitched and Embossed gift cards...pretty, pretty, pretty!!!!

(images from Steffen Tuck)

visit Steffen's

I'm sharing some NZ love with you today...

Those of you here in Wellington will no doubt have a love for local boutique store Small Acorns. Amanda the owner also writes this great little blog under the same Small Acorns name.

Amanda has amazing taste, so as you can imagine her blog is filled with all the good stuff... if you want to check out whats great about Wellington, the things that inspire her and a good dose of fab design and loveliness, then Small Acorns is for you!

"I suppose you could say, creative force behind Small Acorns - a boutique store in Wellington, New Zealand which specialises in home ware, interior design and gorgeous goodies from NZ and around the globe. I hope through this blog to talk about some of the things which inspire me the most, be they things I have found for the store, inspirational people I come across, or just the niceties of life - fine food, flowers, coffee, friends and family to name but a few of my favourite things. "

(image and quote from Small Acorns)

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I can hear a cup of tea calling : )

Have a wonderful day everyone! xxoo

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh - how amazed I was to find your lovely blog this afternoon, and then how blown away was I when I saw Small Acorns mentioned, and so glowingly. Thank you so much!

P.S I love your blog - the design alphabet - what a great idea!!