I thought I would write little bit about one of us today. Rosemary. She is an especially talented menswear designer and I've been bugging her for some special photos of her work for the blog but she's been busy- so in the mean time these will do. They are some Lomo fish eye shots, one of our friends took on the real shoot.
And better than buying them, Patricia sells the templates on her site for only a few dollars.
See more of Patricia's handy paper work on her blog.
On another note, I had to post out some embroidery to a company on Peachgrove Lane today at work. Made me stop and think, what a lovely street that must be to have such a pretty name.
My top Five... (thanks Gin!)
1. Toms Shoes- It's been ages since I've visited Tom's website and it's had a pleasant revamp, (not that it wasn't brilliantly designed in the first place) there is just so much more to see. I've decided that I'm going to go do an internship at their headquarters in Santa Monica next year when I head off on my O.E. (overseas experience for those of you not from Oz or NZ). Although I really wanted to do an intership in NY I think this will be better for my soul and a lot of fun (living in dorm rooms!).
2. The Satorialist- I think I've probably missed the bus on this blog as it has already been selected as one of Time Magazine's top 100 design influences. I've only just discovered this blog myself and I love how it's so clean and the 'street' images Scott Schuman takes are amazing. Wish my snaps looked half as good as his. I also love how he doesn't focus the blog solely on New York City, that there are constantly images popping up of people from all over the world.
3. The Dieline- A great site for beautiful packaging. Who wouldn't want to drink wine from such a great bottle. This one definately brings out the graphic designer in me- I only found this one this morning thanks to Oh Joy! but it is love at first site.
4. Mandarins- Can't get enough of them. I will eat 10 in one sitting, literally. There is nothing better than a Kwan mandarin in the height of the season (particularly a cold one, fridge them- they taste soo good!).
5. Ratatat- I've been a fan of these guys for a long time thanks to a good friend who introduced them to me a few years ago. They have a new album coming out which I'm excited about as you don't really catch them on the radio, you're not over it before it arrives. Above is a nice picture from their tour, you can see more on their site.
Miss Peach- - I pass the top 5 to you.
See the Anemone bunny below too!
Our neighbours to our left, Jellybones. I bought one of their 'Hug Me' badges and for only $8, what a bargain. And a red gummy bear necklace for the boyfriends nieces birthday coming up this week.
More of Jellybones awesome stuff (and great prices).
Our (half) stall this time. With friend Jess who made some wonderful Mothers Day and birthday cards for the stall too.
Our neighbour, the other half of the stall, Lindsay of Rekindle.
She makes the most beautiful bangles from old teacups- Jess and I couldn't resist so got one each. And we both eyed up the heart around her neck (made from the teacups handles, genius).
The one I chose.
Lindsay also made these ceramic bowls in her last year of her degree and was selling them for $30! So I picked one up too for my mum for Mothers Day (this coming Sunday- don't forget!).
Some of the other stalls we loved. Deborah Resnicks felt branch pendants and brooches above and Sam Ducker-Jones wonderful handmade finger puppets below- I love the green one with his teeth showing. Really regretting not getting him.
And some brill screenprinted cork placemats.
The shirt I bought for a friend, a (very late) christmas present. Designed and printed by the talented Anti-Fashion League.
And lucky Jess got this sweet little money box for $2 from the vintage stall.
There were so many other wonderful stalls, Nut and Bee and Anemones baby bits are always big winners with me and a great stall selling giant watties can pillows and other fascinating things. Thank you Craftwerk, you always look so good.
This saturday (tomorrow) is Craftwerk. One of our favourite times of the year. This time its at the Te Tuhi Summer Market (summer?). 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga and there is even a free bus to it leaving at 1.30 from Artspace, 300 K rd so you have no excuse not to come see us. And as always the Craftwerk folk have organised some great bands to entertain us too. The Spoils (all the way from Melbourne), Seth & Merle (all the way from Wellington), Ryan Cardno (from right here in Auckland) and Too Many Cats (performing on the Art Bus out there). Brilliant. Hope to see you there.