Monday, November 22, 2010

tales of the polar bear button

Last year when in Tokyo, I took the above photo inside Yokocho Gallery.

The ceramic artist of the work above had heard of my blog via the gallery owner and then contacted me to ask if she could use the photo for her name card.

Ofcourse I was only too happy to supply Yuko the image to use, infact I was a little flattered.

As a thank you for supplying Yuko with the hi res image she had sent me parcel with three very sweet ceramic buttons.

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be asked if I would like to have a little peak into the making of Pip's 'Sew La Tea Do' book. On my way to the studio I asked Pip if there was anything that I could bring, to which she asked if I had some spare buttons. One of those buttons I took along that day was the ceramic polar bear button gifted to me by Yuko, so from Tokyo to Melbourne to page 115 that is the tale of the polar bear button.

Monday, November 15, 2010

colour co-ordinate

Craft Victoria's Christmas catalogue is looking very cute!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

the search for happiness

I know you should never judge a book by it's cover but this book looks like it could be just as good on the inside as it is on the outside.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

donna wilson

I've just been browsing the Donna Wilson 2010/11 catalogue, there is so much visual eye candy it's worth a visit to both her website and blog. I especially love her biscuit designs above which were made for a Japanese department store.

Biscuits discovered via the wonderful The Seventy Tree blog.

Friday, November 05, 2010


I recently bought a copy of Making it Handmade by Anna Brownfield, it was exciting to see so many familiar faces and it was interesting to hear some opinions of craft from an activist point of view. I highly recommend the film and you can buy a copy here.

In other making news, I'm pretty keen to get my hands on the Hello Sandwich's gift wrapping zine for some Christmas wrapping ideas, it's not out yet so you will need to keep an eye out on Ebony's blog for the realease date.