Happy Halloween

31st October 2014

The pumpkin is dug out (but not yet carved), the seeds are ready and waiting to be roasted (a’la Jamie Oliver and Cellandia) and we’re heading off for dinner and a scary movie at the cinema tonight.

Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

erin x

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Marble

28th October 2014

Do you know where marble comes from?

No, neither did I until I watched this short film by Italian film maker, Yuri Ancarani.

‘Il Capo’ (The Chief) shows the boss of a marble quarry in the Italian Apuan Alps, directing diggers as they free ginormous slabs of marble from the mountains. It’s mesmerising and beautiful.

(Thanks Dad. via Nowness)

Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2015

27th October 2014

It’s that time of year again guys. The 2015 Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar is on sale.

They’re doing a special price for October which is even more incentive to get organised for next year.

Have a look at the new version here.

PS. I’m halfway through designing a BringMeJoy calendar for 2015 also. If it’s finished in time I’ll show you how it turns out…

Something Peach

27th October 2014

I stumbled across Jinny Park’s blog, Something Peach a couple of weeks ago and have been meaning to share it with you guys since.

This Melbourne based designer has all kinds of sweet things on her site, including these awesome wrapping paper designs to download.

Lovely.

Uimi

24th October 2014

I’ve been having a bit of thing for knitted things recently (which is slightly bad timing seeing as we’re heading into 6 months of 30• Cape Town summer days and nights) but that’s ok. I can still look and well, knitted cushions are good all year round, right?

Uimi is a Melbourne based knit studio and I am absolutely loving the colours and patterns on their homeware collection.

Their online store is set to open soon and in the meantime you can find other online stockists of Uimi here.

Hong Kong

1st October 2014

Today I am supporting Hong Kong in the struggle for democracy.

I am so proud of its students, its people and the power a peaceful and passionate protest can have.

So wish I could be there to show my support in person.

#UmbrellaRevolution #OccupyCentral #StayStrongHongKong

The Dog Street

1st October 2014

I’m so excited to share this post with you guys today! It’s been a long time in the making but one of my most favourite projects to date is now up and running!

The Dog Street is a serious labour of love by one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met – a kiwi girl called Margot. Some people would say she has a bit of a thing for dogs (to give you a small idea the tables at her wedding where named after dogs which I designed and made graphics for…!) and she really does.

While living in Hong Kong she took home 2 rescue dogs, Stanley and Rosy, and when her family moved back to New Zealand last year she thought nothing of taking them with her. Sadly Rosy is now in doggy heaven, but Stanley Keegan (General Dogsbody at The Dog Street and the inspiration behind the brand) is alive and well, if not a little grumpy in his old age.

Yesterday was the official launch of www.thedogstreet.com.

Margot and Stanley’s online store sells stylish but functional dog collars and leads and the WET DOG™ Collection is a waterproof, stinkproof range for all the cool dogs out there. Margot’s passion for dog rescue is tied into the Forever Home design, as well as through their promise to pay $1 from every collar sold to a monthly dog rescue charity.

I’m really rooting for this little startup and I hope you guys can spread the word to any dog owners out there. These collars aren’t just colourful and fun, they’re also super practical and the $1 for a collar campaign is awesome. PLUS they ship to anywhere in the world.

Because dog’s are for life. Not until they get too big, you have to move house, or you have a human baby.

Check out The Dog Street here and if you want to see what Stanley’s up to, you can follow his mutt-erings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.