Saturday 30 October 2010

Kirsty Loves Cardboard

Melbourne-based artist and architect Kirsty Fletcher loves cardboard, and I love what Kirsty does with it!

Especially since her sculptures and collages are often made from reclaimed packaging and ephemera such as beer cartons, boxes, met-cards and salvaged objects.


And especially since her work frequently features kinetic moving parts

I think my favourite piece is Heading Home (for Mum's birthday), a small-scale cardboard sculpture depicting one of her most treasured experiences. You can read about it here.

 I hope you'll enjoy exploring her blog as much as I did, and give Kirsty a shout if you're interested in anything, some of her work is for sale.

Friday 29 October 2010


For Halloween, and perhaps all year round...

On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur... l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de St-Exupéry

Black & Blue

Just in case you haven't already seen it, Joel's Halloween box scene is the best kids' project I've seen in ages (although I could say that about everything he comes up with!). Make one of your own using his free template and let the spooky fun begin!

Make it a Cracker!


Have a smashing day folks!

Thursday 28 October 2010

Fresh Talent - Tonis & Marlen

Tonis & Marlen
Textiles & Metal
Photography & Drawings
And that is just the tip of the iceberg...

I hope you'll take the time to explore this Estonian couple's wonderful blog.
Look at these, these, these and these - such beauty and craftmanship.
I want it all!

In the Pink

Flowers - Anna Emilia
Print and Embroidery* - Ana Botezatu

 I'm into pink. It's not usually my favourite colour at this time of year but I find it strangely inviting as the days grow shorter and the cold weather sets in. A bit of pink then to pep up your day and keep the winter blues at bay!