Sunday, April 27, 2008

More Great Homeware from Luxford St

We have just listed some wild new Holdalls from Luxford St.

Design site just featured the Little Pink Piggy (Are You Coming Or Going?) Holdall.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Salvage bags are made from reused bill board skins.

Salvage make sturdy, roomy shopping bags from chopped up bill board skins, with handles made from recycled carpet fibre. The only 'new' material in these bags is the cotton used to sew them up. They are really great, and of course every one is totally individual. Use them at the supermarket!

Only $28.50 from

Monday, April 21, 2008

Also ANZAC with The Friendly Girls

The Friendly Girls Society is back again!

This time as part of the Living Room series sponsored by the Auckland City Council.

The Friendly Girls Society Remembrance & Rest Clubhouse

They will be setting up a temporary clubhouse outside the New Art Gallery in Khartoum Place, off Lorne St, CBD from Monday 21st April to 24th April. Daily from 10am - 2pm

Come for a cup of tea and an ANZAC biscuit. the Friendly Girls will be inviting guests to rest & to remember the stories of the women who supported the country during times of war and conflict.

A free magazine and commemorative bookmarks will also be given away.

Make sure you come and visit them and buy a poppy to support the RSA.


Here's a snap of a work in progress by JB Bones. It's a seige scene from WW2. He wanted to a larger work to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We love Luxford St!

Can't find your keys? They need to be hanging them on of these fantastic new things from Luxford St:


Friday, April 11, 2008

Also at Objectspace

An amazing and quite moving exhibition of the life's lace work of Aucklander Alwynne Crowsen. It's a must!

Rachelle Pedersen

Aucklanders, get along to Objectspace to see some stunning work by Rachelle Pedersen.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A quick reminder- please vote!

If you have a minute, please click here to vote for us in the 2008 Netguide Web Awards. Voting closes April 14th. Thanks!

More recycling on!

When we thought more about it we realised there were many more artists on who use recycling (or as some say, 'upcycling'....hhhmmmmm).

Let's see...Crafthouse makes bracelets out of old movie film found on a street in NYC. The movie is about about Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician and humanitarian.

Cheek Pinchy makes her beautiful collaged cards and wall blocks from all sorts of old imagery.

Su McPherson makes jewellery out of beer bottle tops and bread bag tags

Bags Knot are fantastic bags made from knotted plastic bags on a kete base.

Stuck On You Magnets
are made from baby food jar lids!

Among the cool stuff that Luxford St makes are bracelets made from plastic cars:

And Rachelle Pedersen is making gorgeous tiny artworks on found fabric badges.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 artists who recycle...

Several of our artists use recycled materials and we thought they deserved a special mention:

Trixie Delicious with her fantastic funny plates, Bryce Bowen Glass who makes large bowls out of patterned old found glass sheets, Rekindle with teacup bangles and teacup handle pendants, and Crown Lynn Toki pendants.