Showing posts with label P. Show all posts
Showing posts with label P. Show all posts

June 20, 2010

+ Nadia Pignatone

Hi there!

Sorry it's been so quiet around these parts. The last two weeks have been nothing short of hectic! The projects I have been working on are coming to a head, meaning the workload has grown and everything is at a really crucial stage... I have also started a new job which I am really excited about : )

My brother and his new wife celebrated their nuptials too so we've had a whole heap of celebration thrown in the mix as well. There's nothing like having a full life, filled with people that you love and the things that make you happy!

I hope all has been well with you... are you ready to delve back into this alphabet*eleven?

Let's go!

Nadia Pignatone

Nadia Pignatone's gorgeous porcelain work is new to me. Like me, you may have seen Nadia's work amongst the pages of the April/May Issue of Belle, or in various other publications that have readers oohing and ahhing over the latest finds at Maison and Objet in Paris... - oh my!

I have been particularly loving Nadia's Blossoms collection of hand thrown porcelain adorned with laser cut Kimono (pictured below)... Oh, and the Drip's Collection by Nadia's work and life partner Fausto Pellegrini (pictured first below) is divine too!

"My love for the art of pottery began many years ago in an atelier on the East Side of Manhattan, where I learned to shape my passion for clay into forms that I longed for.
The soul of my wares comes to life through a visual aesthetic, inherited from my background in graphic design, combined with the endless enjoyment of forming porcelain."

(images and quote from Nadia Pignatone)

visit Nadia's website

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See you soon for Q!


March 28, 2010

+ Pat Mellor

Hello : ) Happy Monday!

We've got a lot to get through today... ready??

Pat Mellor

It seems that when it hit March 1st (the first day of Autumn here) the days were instantly shorter and the mornings much much cooler. I don't think any of us were expecting it to happen so quickly! I was beginning to get excited about the new spring collections being released in the northern hemisphere, and had some sort of fantasy that I would be able to wear them too! Alas, this is not the case!

So, we, in this little house are somewhat unprepared for chillier nights and crispy mornings and I've been on the lookout for some goodies that may just help us 'ease' into it all a bit easier.

Take a peek at these divine cosy numbers from Pat Mellor, as soon as I found them, I knew I was on to a good thing!

(images from Pat Mellor)

visit Pat's store

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Q is next up.... see you soon! xxoo

February 1, 2010

Penny Stotter


There was a bit of excitement in the house this morning. My eldest boy is celebrating his 7th birthday today- SEVEN! I can hardly believe it. The celebrating started early, with my youngest arriving in bed before dawn asking if it was too early to wake his brother... luckily his brother ended up coming in not too far behind, eager for us to get out of bed.

So, we've started the day with gifts, and singing, and photos - no breakfast yet though - I think there is too much excitement in the air!

I am eager to get this 'P' underway, so I can spend the day with my brand new seven year old : ) Let's go!

Penny Stotter

On my latest visit to Endemic World (where I was reminded about Nice Work), I was also reminded about the work of Penny Stotter.

Penny lives in New Zealand, on Waiheke - an idyllic island in Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Graduating in 1995 from the Ilam School of Fine Arts, Penny worked as a designer up until her move to Waiheke in 2006 where she became a full time artist and print maker.

Penny's bold yet delicate black and white prints are full of New Zealand's flora, fauna and motifs. I am loving her 'Kiwi Dolls' print (third below) and her Heritage prints (pictured 1st, 5th and 7th below) are just divine - take a peek:

(images from Penny Stotter)

visit Penny's website

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by, it really is lovely having you here : )

See you tomorrow! xxoo

November 23, 2009

Paper Bella + Paper Boat Press


How was your weekend? I hope it was wonderful!

I had a chance to do some thinking over the weekend about how hectic this time of year is, and how much I struggled to keep this alphabet rolling last week. I don't want a repeat of it, so there are going to be a couple of changes until after Christmas - firstly I might double up some letters here and there (one double up a week if I need to)... and secondly, we are going to leave Blog Wonderland to make a come-back early in the new year.

I think by doing this I will lighten the load just a little - and no doubt as your festive season kicks into full swing, you will have less time to read - so hopefully this new format will fit nicely with season, with life and with you : )

Shall we get underway?

Paper Bella

It was by chance that I came across Liz Logan's Paper Bella store, and since it is brand new and only opened this month it is a treat to be able to share something new with you.

Painstakingly cut and assembled by hand, Liz's paper garlands and mobiles are divine! They have such a peaceful and mesmerising quality don't you think?

"I love the idea of using these as home décor and decorations for a special occasion. Paperbella décor will bring a whimsical element to any room and be a true eye catcher and conversation starter."

(images and quote from Paper Bella)

visit Liz's store
be in quick! Liz is offering FREE worldwide shipping until the end of November!

Paper Boat Press

We have a tradition that we only have heart shaped decorations on our tree. Most of our decorations are handmade as we sit down with whoever is sharing Christmas with us and we all make a new heart. It is then named and dated and hung, so we can reminisce year after year about who we've celebrated the season with.

Have you seen these gorgeous decorations from Kylie Johnson of Paper Boat Press? We don't often purchase decorations, but these ceramic ornaments are lovely, and I can hear the gorgeous petite round hearts calling my name : )

(images from Paper Boat Press)
visit Kylie's website
visit Kylie's store
read Kylie's blog

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Have a fabulous day!

See you tomorrow! xxoo

October 12, 2009

Postal Press + Pigeon Toe Ceramics + Print and Pattern

Happy Monday!

We are back in the swing of things today, school and preschool have started back which both boys were looking forward to and we have the usual after school lessons kicking in as well. We had such a lovely two weeks off, it was so nice spending the extra time together.

How was your weekend? I hope it was full of goodness!

There is plenty of goodness of the alphabetical kind to share here today, both these lovelies are from Portland Oregon... let's get crackin'!

Postal Press

In late 2008, after a thorough course on letterpress, an idea was born. By early 2009, the folk at Postal Press had turned their idea into reality, combining a love of letterpress, vintage postage stamps, old fashioned letters and pretty packaging.

The Postal Press store is a one stop shop for all your paper and packaging needs, from the tiniest glassine bags to your very own custom designed stationery.... and the sweetest pencils ever!!

(images from Postal Press)

visit the Postal Press website
visit the Postal Press store
read the Postal Press blog

Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Pigeon Toe Ceramics grew out of founder, designer and creator Lisa Jones's love for handmade dishware and the Scandinavian aesthetic. Lisa's pieces are all hand thrown on the wheel, then moulded, shaped and decorated by hand...

"Working predominately in porcelain, the fickle but most lovely clay body around, we craft beautiful, modern and affordable heirloom dishware with a story."

These Stacking Thimble Cups (1st below) from Lisa's 'Raw' collection are super sweet!

(images and quote from Pigeon Toe Ceramics)
visit Lisa's website
visit Lisa's store

ooh la la! Print and Pattern!

If you love any type of surface pattern design, then you will be just like me and love Print and Pattern!

This blog is chock full of fabulous and inspiring patterns from the worlds best designers. I think it's heaven : )

Go and check it out! (oh, and if you are after and surface design job, there's a job board too!)

(image from Print and Pattern)

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Have a wonderful Monday!

See you tomorrow for Q! xxoo