Another collection of cuteness from Life Instyle was the gorgeous work of Emma from Homely Creatures in Melbourne.
She had a tiny little stand which displayed her debut range of toys and homewares perfect for your little ones room or nursery. The range covers framed prints, cushions, bunting and more. A small range at this stage but a very well curated one. I was particularly smitten with her knitted Whale cushion, isn’t he just so adorable?!
All items are designed by Emma and made fair trade by women in Nepal. The quality of each piece is of a very high standard so it was very suprising to find them so reasonable priced. BONUS! I think after this trade show, you will be seeing a hell of a lot more from this local talent!
How cute are these wall plaques by Melbourne company Ivy and Lil?
Each image is screen printed by artist Jenny Pemberton-Webb in her Melbourne studio. This collection is inspired by her recent travels around Australia and features the industrial elements of street signs and road markings.
Available in a range of fun colours, each design is printed by hand onto linen and then framed with a bamboo embroidery hoop, such a cool touch! While your on her site, also check out the cushions, tea towels and cards because they are all pretty fun too!
The wall plaques range in size from 13-16cm diameter and retail for a tiny $34 each! And, as an added bonus, Ivy and Lil are currently offering free shipping until December 18th! Woohoo!
Bravo Koskela! They have just become the first stockists of the divinely stunning textiles by artist Shilo Engelbrecht.
Shilo uses vibrant colours and expressive strokes to create paintings which are then digitally printed onto textiles. She has a range of cushions, table cloths, napkins and placemats but also sells her designs per metre, allowing the buyer to turn her creations into anything from curtains to framed pieces of art.
I especially love how Koskela has styled her textile into a make shift bedspread in the image below… an insanely gorgeous combination with the pillows and that wooden bed frame!
I’ve said it before, I’m not a huge fan of the whole skull craze which has been going on but there are a few exceptions…
Last week Byron boy, Jai Vasicek of Ahoy Trader opened Paradiso at fenton&fenton, and well knock me down with a feather, I am totally in love with his work! He uses bright, fun colours combined with feathers and florals which give his work a more mexican “Day of the Dead” feel, a celebration of after life rather than a morbid representation of death itself.
I am so in love with his crosses which are embellished with beads, feathers and pom poms and that come in a myriad of colours and designs. All hand-made so each piece is unique, they really are a little piece of art which is quite covetable.
If you live in Melbourne be sure to go and check out Paradiso at fenton&fenton before until October 31st, otherwise you can check out all of Jai’s pieces on their website.
Innovative design is always something that tickles my fancy, and these pieces by Mika Barr do not disappoint.
This Israeli print and textile designer has developed a unique 3D fabric using geometric patterns. The pieces take on a beautiful, sculptural nature as they fold according to the chosen pattern.
The colour palette ranges from minimal to bold brights, in a range from cushions to throws that all emit this edgy, tactile nature that is so intriguing.
What is it about pom poms that make you instantly feel happy? They are such a great way to add a little fun to your decor.
One of the best thing about pom poms is that they are an easy DIY. I remember making some in primary school and think I may just try my hand at it again after seeing the beautiful creations below. A little more mature, but just as gorgeous, take on this crafty creation.
1. Luchsia Vallentuna 2 by Johan Carpner Design AB
2. Pom Pom Mandala Cushion Cover by Lumiere Art + Co
3. A DIY Pom Pom Blanket by Martha Stewart
4. Cake Pom Collection by Potter and Butler
5. Ash Silk Pom Pom Quilt by Dia Living
6. Green Pom Pom Flowers by Berry Island