30 October 2010

Hello Hestor!

I love cats, and haven't had one since I was a kid. The trouble is I am actually allergic to them! So for years I have always befriended the neighbours cats! The great thing is we have always lived next door to really cool cats with great personalities.

We decided it was time to get our own but wanted to wait till it felt like the right cat came along. I just knew there was a cat out there that would be needing a home.

Meet Hestor. I found Hestor via Facebook, a friend I met through facebook was moving house and couldn't take Hestor with them. I just knew straight away that Hestor was the one!

We brought him home last weekend, and after a few days of being a bit weary, Hestor has now totally settled in. He is such a sweetie, can do clever things with his paws (like open cupboards) and it has been wonderful to see his little personality develop as he has become more comfortable in his new environment.

It's only been a week but we really love Hestor!

Pic 1 - Big beautiful green eyes
Pic 2 - Hestor in stealth mode as he explores his new environment.

27 October 2010

Good Honest Design

The Honesty Box is a new business delivering fresh fruit boxes to corporates around Auckland CBD. A cool business concept, but what caught my eye is their branding. Love the look and feel of their logo, the colour pallet, fonts and product display. Semi retro yet fresh! Of course good design coming out of New Zealand again! Absolutely nailed it!

As seen on NZ's Best Design Awards and The Honesty Box website.

19 October 2010

Keyline Prints

My friends daughter Lucy made a special effort to carefully colour in her keyline owl print from Messagemark. What a wonderful job of keeping within the lines! I thought it was definitely worth a feature on my blog!

Keyline prints are sold with a wooden hanger at markets for only $15. A great gift for kids, or big kids alike. Retain the mono design or colour in to suit your own taste!

18 October 2010

Follow the Little Paper Lane

Yay, Messagemark can now be found in NSW! The owner of Little Paper Lane, Jayde Leeder is completely obsessed with beautiful stationery, and for a long time it was her dream to have a shop that simply sells paper, gifts and cards. Jayde's dream was realised when Little Paper Lane opened its doors this year and she now happily spends time finding talented designers who create unique cards and stationery.

Jayde and I found each other on Facebook, so I'm excited and happy to now have Messagemark available in this gorgeous little paper shop. A must visit if in the Mona Vale area.

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am-5.30pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: Closed

Online: www.littlepaperlane.com.au
Phone: (02) 8407 9204

12 October 2010

my new purchases

After all my hard work leading up to the Bowerbird Bazaar, I decided to treat myself to a couple of goodies from my fellow creative friends... after all, it is impossible to leave Bowerbird empty handed!

Delilah Devine cute retro wallpaper Kookaburra Brooch. Come on let's make our quirky Aussie animals the latest trend - I'm tired of does, rabbits, owls!
Sisken gorgeous and practical leather purse.
Naomi Murrell trio of birds to hang on my wall. These have been on my shopping list for ages!

4 October 2010

Aspects of Kings Park

Aspects of Kings Park is unique. It delivers a distinctive shopping experience integrating art and design, ecology, conservation and education, in the heart of one of Western Australia's most iconic locations. Its product range is innovative, colourful, intriguing and inspirational.

I'm so pleased to see Messagemark paper design now available in the west and featured in this beautiful gallery and retail environment. Aspects is well known for promoting the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.

Aspects of Kings Park is owned and operated by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. All profits from Aspects of Kings Park directly support Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Aspects of Kings Park
Fraser Avenue, West Perth W.A. 6005

Open 7 days a week, from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Closed Australia Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

PHONE: (08) 9480 3900
EMAIL: aspects@bgpa.wa.gov.au
WEB: www.aspectsofkingspark.com.au
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