Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stolen Goods

Found: Stacked Crates. Wilson Street, Eveleigh.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

No animals were harmed in the making of this blog entry.

If like us you have a morbid curiosity with the creepiness of taxidermy but know to actually own one would be a level or two creepier than you are prepared to go then let us introduce you to crochadermy. It somehow still manages to keep a dash of the creepiness but this is nicely balanced with a large dose of utter cuteness.

These AMAZING pieces are the work of UK artist, Shauna Richardson. She uses coarse wools like mohair, and glass eyes to create life size animal models and hunting trophies. All works are created using a single colour and only one type of stitch for an entire crochetdermy model, changing the direction of the stitches to highlight certain anatomical features. She works with a single 3mm hook. Crazy! If you have ever tried to crochet you will understand this is an absolute FEAT.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pass the salt

Holy awesome! SALT AND PEPPER MOUSTACHE!!!  How could it be that we have only just discovers their lovely existence? This adorable yet practical mo is beautifully crafted from pure walnut by Jim and Jenny from a great little operation called Paperdoll Woodshop. We love!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sanna Anukka

We have been fans of Sanna Annukka, the very talented Finnish artist/printmaker for quite sometime. Most will know her for her amazing textiles, designed for Marimekko, and now we discover she has teamed up with nineteenseventythree to produce a beautiful range of cards and wrapping paper. The cards are foil printed in golds, silvers and bronze on recycled stock. The wrapping paper is a lovely tribal abstract pattern that is pretty enough to frame. Both are a super affordable way to own some of her wondrous work.