Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sadly my camera was flat before it even started so I've no photos. If anyone was able to take some please contact me ASAP! The pics would be most appreciated.
Thank you to all fellow bloggers and websites who also helped to promote the night too!
P.S I promise to take some pics of my pieces and have them up soon.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Last week in the post I received the self proclaimed first ever weekly Australian glossy magazine. The cover was not what I'm use to picking up from the news stand but hey not everyone can be a Yen or a Frankie. So it was probably a good thing I landed on their VIP Subscription list, other wise I wouldn't of given it the time of day.
If you love to look at gorgeous pictures of very expensive and exclusive fashion then this is the weekly hit that will not break the bank, it's only $5! Unlike those Prada shoes you may of been eyeing off last weekend.
Now rather than having topics like 50 ways to please your man... blah blah blah... the first issue had a wonderful article that explained what you should look for in beauty treatments and certain things that if you see to walk straight out of salon. Inside it's glossy cover it also contains articles on world issues, current events, gossip and of coarse shoes!
For only $5 all I can say is that next time your stuck without a mag to read on the train this is one I recommend picking up.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Featuring art work from Beastman, Luke Taffe along side two of the guys who's work and passion I admire Ears and Maxberry. Wish I was in Sydney to be able to check out what looks like will be a great night out!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Either way I've been asked a few times of late where do I get my colour pallets from. Whether it be for a simple document or something more I tend to visit these two following online sources:
With the Pantone website you do have to be a member to access all it's features which also includes helpful info on design with free downloads from Before and After Magazine as well as colour forecasts and other helpful tid
The colour pallets are created by users, started only in the past few months there isn't a large range yet, but there is enough to get your creativity flowing. The search features are in-depth and are easy to use, you can even search for specific Pantone colours.
This is purely about colour and patterns, you don't have to be a member unless you want to create your own pallets to share with the world. Such a wide range created by users, easy to search features allowing you to type in tag like words such as 'spring' or 'winter' to find jut the right pallets. Maybe you want something that has blue or green in it, this to is
easy to find using the user friendly tabs and search tools.
I love having these resources at my finger tips on the web, as I do most of my work on a computer. Though you can always go through your local book shop and purchase from a range of colour related books.
This is a tip that a friend told me about the other day that I thought was worth sharing was to get a photo image, take a thin slice from it and reduce it in Photoshop to how many colours you want with cutout. Presto you then have your own colour pallet. Yet to use this method but I think on my next project this might be something I'll try out.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
- Mushroom Crafts, 40 Bair St, Leongatha, Vic 3953
- Artholes, 117 North Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065
- 696, 696 Sydney rd, Brunswick, Vic www.696.com.au
Also if you would like to buy online feel free to visit:
- Etsy www.nicoletattersall.etsy.com
- Redbubble www.redbubble.com/people/nicoletattersall
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
One thing I love most about browsing through blogs is clicking on other blogs and discovering new things. Here is a short list of a few that I just adore reading and hope that you will too! (as well as checking their links, and their links and...)
1. Daydream Lily
"A Melbourne girl's blog about ~ indie art : handmade craft : vintage finds and other inspiring things"
2. A Cup of Jo
"Art, Photography, Fashion, Design and the People I Love."
3. Birdy and Me
"I like vodka and chocolate and my feet are always cold!"
4. Swiss Miss
"I am a 'swiss designer gone NYC'. swissmiss is my visual archive of things that 'make me look'. Yes, I also have a day job: I run my own design studio."
5. Apartment Therapy
"Saving the world, one room at a time"
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
- Spend over $50 in one transaction (inc. postage) and receive a bonus goodies bag valued at $10 (valid till 31 July)
- Up to 25% off selected items (valid till 31 July)
Visit me at www.nicoletattersall.etsy.com
|Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade|
Also search for christmasinjuly for other great sellers offering Christmas in July specials on Etsy.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
1. Flicking through old photos/cards ect. and all the memories they bring back
2. Great coffee
3. Completing a piece of art work that I just love
4. Going away for a weekend, leaving the mobile off and the lap top at home.
5. Finding a new artist whose work I just adore
6. Watching kids movies
7. Taking a dog for a walk at a dog friendly national park/beach.
8. A bunch of flowers no matter how big or small
9. Being out in the surf and being made to work hard then having that moment where it makes all the hard work worth it
10. Clean bed sheet
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
"Instead of getting up everyday and going to a job I hated, I wanted to bound out of bed and get to work on creating something I cared about." - Rocket
Created from the demand from local bands who were looking for ethically made shirts and hoodies, to offer their die hard fans, without supporting the unfair sweatshop labor practices that are apparent in the garment industry. Many bands found that they couldn¹t get the time of day from manufacturers and printers, especially since they were only requiring small runs of 20-50 garments. Stay Human became the solution as a one stop ethical shop for a
band to start up there own merchandise garment line.
- business cards
- temp tattoos
"By making it easier for people to do the right thing and say no to sweatshop production, we hope to encourage more and more people to shop with a conscience and not just for convenience." - Rocket
Stay Human's mission is twofold, not only are the trying to give customers easy and affordable access to ethical products. They are also trying to prove that businesses can operate with morals and still make reasonable, but
not obscene profit.
Please take the time to visit Stay Human at www.stayhuman.com.au
Thursday, July 17, 2008
No Vacancy Gallery
27-33 Red Cape Lane, Melbourne
Opening Night - Friday 18 July, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition - Saturday 19 July to Friday 25 July 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Just a quick reminder that the auction will take place at The Lounge Upstairs, 243 Swanston St beginning at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 16.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Since I’m getting a new phone I looked up Mobile Muster for where to drop my old phone off for recycling and the one before that which is still sitting in a draw at home (makes me one of the 70% of Australians) along with all their accessories.
I discovered some interesting facts on the way.
“Mobile phones are not biodegradable and over 90% of the plastics and metals in mobile phones, batteries and accessories can be recovered and used as raw materials to make new products such as stainless steel, plastic fence posts and jewellery.
Although everything in a mobile phone is solid-state (i.e. there are no moving parts or liquids that can be released in normal use) they do contain small amounts of potentially hazardous substances (e.g. cadmium, lead, brominated fire retardants) which, if not handled correctly at the end of their lives, can harm the environment.
This is primarily of concern in landfills where hazardous substances such as cadmium in NiCad batteries could be released into the environment via leachate from the landfill. Similarly, incineration of the plastics in mobile phones may also be of concern where the process is not managed in compliance with strict environmental guidelines because it may result in the release of harmful dioxins and furans.”
- Mobile Muster
For more info visit their website www.mobilemuster.com.au
And for more recycling in Australia visit www.recyclingnearyou.com.au
P.S Before anyone asks, the reason for a new phone is that they have been used and abused so much that they no longer work to their full potential. One even fell 1 whole storey down a lift shaft.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Local and International Street Artists Dig Deep to Support Victims of Cyclone Nargis. I've also submitted 3 small Animal Design Canvases for the auction.
South Myanmar/Burma has been left devastated by the recent cyclone Nargis, with over 100,000 people feared dead and reports of at least 2 million left without shelter, food or clean water. In a bid to provide relief for the families of Myanmar/Burma, street artists from Melbourne and abroad have agreed to provide artworks to be sold at auction, with all proceeds being proudly donated to CARE Australia.
‘melBurners for Burma’ is a collection of work from local and international street artists who are kind enough to donate their art for the cause. The artwork will be sold to the highest bidder and every dollar will go directly to CARE Australia’s Myanmar/Burma Appeal.
CARE has over 500 staff members in Burma working on projects in 120 villages and towns across the country. With so many workers already in place and effectively helping the victims, the money raised will provide immediate and long-term relief for those who need it most.
Melbourne is renowned worldwide for the vast amount of street art boasted on the city’s walls. In addition to the walls outside, many of Melbourne’s galleries and shop fronts flaunt the work of talented local street artists. The auction will include the latest works of some of Melbourne’s stunning street artists.
‘melBurners for Burma’ opened on July 2nd at The Lounge Upstairs with all artwork being displayed for two weeks. The auction will take place at The Lounge Upstairs, 243 Swanston St beginning at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 16.
For more information on CARE Australia, please visit: www.careaustralia.org.au
For more information on ‘melBurners for Burma’, please visit: www.myspace.com/burners4burma
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Gallerie Pulaski is the odd name given to this make shift and, in this case, legal street art space that occupies the scaffolding-shaded plywood walls around a rising condo, just yards away from the busy ramps to the Pulaski Bridge spanning Newtown Creek, in Long Island. The show will run until the 31st of August 2008.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Full of delightful design info and items that I simply wish I had the space for.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
View more info at the website www.sketchcity.com.au.