And now for something completely different! It's been looking very colourful around here lately so I thought I'd tone things down for a post or two. Yesterday I spent a bit of time diggin' and delvin' Down Under and found a couple of great addresses for you to explore. The first one, Two Degrees, is a Melbourne-based design studio with a passion for creating distinctively Australian hand crafted projects - just what I was looking for. Focusing on sustainable and locally sourced materials, the Two Degrees team has designed some beautiful stamps for children featuring local landscapes illustrated by local Australian designers to create scenes like this
Their High Plains Landscape Set, shown above, comprising 7 natural rubber stamps mounted on reclaimed Tasmanian celery top pine (safe for kids to chew) and beautifully presented in a handmade hessian bag, would make a very special, original gift for children or adults, and a refreshing change to the ubiquitous London-New York-Paris trio.
Two Degrees also sell a Cape Otway Coast stamp set for children. I found their store via Frankie.