New photographic prints from Kara Rosenlund

Kara Rosenlund is an Australian stylist and photographer who has a gorgeous vintage caravan shop called Travelling Wares. She is passionate about and inspired by everyday Australian people and our vast landscapes, which she photographs on her travels. Kara has just released a small selection of her recent favourite photos as large scale limited edition art prints.

 

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Take a look at all Kara’s limited edition photographic prints, and if you follow Kara on Instagram you have the chance to win a copy of the Wild Horses print. Her Instagram feed is amazing by the way.

 

 

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LOVING :: homewares store Shelter 7

I follow Stephanie Somebody (aka Stephanie Stamatis) on Instagram – along with 135,000 other people! – and when she posted a photo of the new Shelter 7 collection last week I was compelled to check out their website. These images were styled by Stephanie and shot by Tara Pearce and they make me want to jump right under those divine crochet throws, grab a good book and relax in the sunshine. I want to move in!

Shelter 7 curate and make quality products that are well designed, unique, and beautiful, as well as being ethically made. They have a shop in Geelong, Victoria, as well as an online store… don’t blame me if you make a dent in your credit card!

 

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Look at that luscious cream crochet rug! And I really love the crochet pendant light too. The beautiful simplicity of a restrained colour palette…

 

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Armadillo&Co :: Weavings auction for charity

Last week I went to Australian rug company Armadillo&Co’s 5th birthday celebration and the opening of the ‘Collage Collection’ exhibition. Armadillo&Co are a company that I admire and respect, not just for their beautifully designed and made rugs, but for what they stand for. Every Armadillo & Co piece embraces Fair Trade practices, is crafted from sustainable natural fibres including pure wool, jute, cotton and hemp, and all purchases benefit local schools in their weavers’ villages in India. They are working through The Anganwadi Project to ensure that the children ‘thrive, not just survive’.

The Collage Collection exhibition showcases 20 unique weavings based on collages created by children in Anganwadi pre-schools, and woven by artisans in India. There was a silent auction on the night with all proceeds going directly to building a school for The Anganwadi Project. A huge $10,000 was raised – enough to build two new preschools in Gujarat, Ahmedabad in India.

 

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There are an additional 15 original woven artworks that are now being auctioned on eBay. Once again all proceeds will go directly to the The Anganwadi Project to build another preschool. The framed weavings are graphic and beautiful in design and craftsmanship. The auctions end in a couple of days, so go and take a look at the Anganwadi Project Charity Fundraiser and get bidding. It’s such a wonderful way to give children in the slums of India the chance of a nurturing environment, an education, hygiene and nutrition.

 

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The Anganwadi Project provides simple, safe, environmentally sustainable and beautiful learning spaces by sending volunteer teams of qualified design professionals to build schools and centres.  It relies solely on donations from individuals and companies for funding. Volunteers pay their own way and give their time to the project free of charge.

 

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Beautiful florals :: photographer Luisa Brimble

I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about ‘creativity beyond the blog’ with Luisa Brimble a few weeks ago, and she’s as lovely in person as her beautiful images suggest. It’s a bit of a drizzly autumn morning here in Sydney, and Luisa’s photos have brought a splash of living colour to my day. I hope they do the same for you.

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If you’re on Instagram, Luisa’s account is a must to follow. Luisa Brimble – Instagram.

 

 

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INSPIRATION :: Fold Theory

What happens when you fold architecture with furniture? Melbourne based Tobias Horrocks does just that, combining his architecture and furniture design skills to make bespoke designs from cardboard. Under the name Fold Theory he creates exciting potential for cross-pollination and experiment.

To celebrate the 50th issue of Indesign Fold Theory created a sustainable installation using back-issues of the magazine. The theme of the 50th issue was ‘future of workplace design’ which led Tobias to think about the future of publishing and the fate of printed magazine archives when publications go digital. The ingenious result is a shelving unit built from past issues of Indesign using simple recycled cardboard connectors. The project suggests the perfect way to minimize the waste created by the death of the printed page.

 

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Images: Michelle Williams via Fold Theory

 

Genius don’t you think? Fold Theory’s sustainable design and architecture practice encompasses bespoke cardboard design, temporary installation design, recyclable furniture and interiors, flat-packed trade show stands as well as pure architecture. Check out their website to see more great projects.

 

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