Friday, December 27, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

I just want to say a very big thank you to everyone for your support throughout 2013. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of many wonderful and beautiful moments.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hints + Tips - DIY Faux Bois Vases

DIY Faux Bois Vases
These DIY faux bois vases are a little something to create this holiday season that can be used all year round. Giving your home that natural woodland feel.

Why not make a few extra and give them as gifts this holiday season.

You can find this tutorial over at Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hints + Tips - 2014 Visual Trends

Infographic: 2014 visual trends, November 2013

No matter the creative field, everyone has a view on trend forecasting. Some may think it's like trying to forecast the weather in Melbourne, others may follow them to the book and then there are those that take them on board but give them their own twist.  

iStock has put together a list of their top 13 visual design trends for 2014. It's great to see an ongoing theme of originality, hand crafted, authenticity and diversity. I for one can't wait to see what 2014 holds.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Arcade Allstars

Espionage is teaming up with Retrospekt, Avcon and Shin Tokyo to bring together their annual allstars exhibition, this year it's titled - Arcade Allstars! Featuring a lineup of 60 Australian Artists from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane all in this one massive exhibition. Arcade Allstars features works based on nostalgic games, retro consoles and general 8-bit awesomeness. Featuring some favourites from Pacman, Pokemon, Megaman, Mario and Zelda.

On the night there will be table top arcade games, NES, SNES and SEGA megadrive will be set up with games to play. 8-Bit Chiptunes will also be provided by local Chiptune artists 8175 During the exhibition Espionage will also host a freeplay gaming/Cosplay night (Friday December 13) as well as a Street Fighter/Mario Kart tournament (Thursday December 19) with prizes for the best cosplay and tournament winners.

For this exhibition I've sent along two of my Pac Man illustrations, Pac Man and Mrs. Pac Man.
Mrs Pac Man - Nicole Tattersall

Pac Man - Nicole Tattersall
What better way to celebrate the end of a great year at Espionage. If you're in Adelaide head on down for a drink and pick-up some art, that would make a perfect Christmas present for any child at heart.

Espionage Gallery presents Arcade Allstars 
Where: Espionage Gallery, Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA, Australia (entrance off Lindes Lane, next to ZU Shoes)
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 12 Decemeber, 6pm to late
Exhibition: Thursday 12 to Saturday 21 December
Website: and Facebook Event Page

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunny Summer Fashion

Summer is well and truly here with sand, sun and surf to fill the long summer days that await. Here are a few clothing and accessory items I've come across that I think would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe this sunny summer.

1. Zeal Penny Lane Sun Glasses | 2. Roxy Militia Cargo Short | 3. Element Villa Top | 4. Laura Ashley Linen Slub Dress | 5. Mozie Handbag | 6. Ralph Lauren Chain Leather Belt | 7. Ralph Lauren Sequin Racerback Top | 8. We Are Handsome The Migration One Piece | 9. American Eagle Outfitters Stacking Ring Set

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hints + Tips - How To Sew A Sports Bag

How To Sew A Sports Bag
Have you ever gone to a yoga class or the gym only to find someone else has the exact same sports bag as you? If so you might just love this tutorial over at Home Life on how to make your very own sports bag as much as I do. The thing I adore about this project is that you can add pockets to suit your sport of choice - a place store your swimming goggles or membership card.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fearless Silent Disco At The Cullen

Now this is pretty cool... if you're looking for a unique dance experience this might just be for you. The well known Art Series Hotel, The Cullen will play host to Australia’s most unique and fearless dancing sensation Tommy Franklin this December. 

The Cullen will be transformed with Tommy’s signature philosophy of freedom, smiles and ‘The Art of Living Fearlessly’. A very special, one-off event will include a silent disco sponsored by the Silent Disco King, showcasing Tommy in action, with his intoxicating ability to express himself without inhibition and bring joy through dance. Guests will have wireless headphones provided, for the chance to dance at a disco with a difference and get up close and personal with Tommy’s “salty rain”. 

Tommy Franklin speaks openly about how he was able to beat drugs and alcohol dependency in favour of living an uplifting life by bringing joy to others. He does not believe that you need drugs and alcohol to have fun. The fearless silent disco will celebrate Tommy’s lust for life in the intimate setting of The Cullen Rooftop. Mash-ups, electro, dub-step and pop hits will be provided by the DJ and the alcohol-free event will include a bespoke sugar bar, with candy treats to keep guests dancing well into the night. 

The Fearless Disco with Tommy Franklin will be held on Sunday the 15th of December from 5.30 till 8.30pm and tickets will be made available for purchase for those who book The Dancing Man Package for that evening. For reservations, please visit

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Introducing 3...

Introducing 3... Summer beauty must haves
Summer is here! It means more time outdoors, heading to the beach or the lake, meeting friends for BBQs and picnics, and enjoying everything that summer has to offer. Though that also means lots of sun, sand and salt which can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Here are some of my favourite beauty must haves for Summer which protect, restore and add a bit more colour...

Australis Bronzing Powder
Get a natural summer glow with this light reflecting bronzing powder that provides a natural look and a soft silky feel. It comes in a cute case with a mirror and sponge so that you can apply on the go from the beach to the BBQ. An extra special reason why I love this product - it's not tested on animals! Available at Australis.

Le Tan Sports Gel 30+
There is nothing worse than putting on sunscreen only to hit the water had have it sting your eyes or become all slippery, so far all has been good with the Le Tan Sports Gel 30+. It's a non-greasy and sweat resistant clear gel sunscreen that is fast drying to leaves your skin non-slip straight after application. Plus it provides broad spectrum protection against  UVA and UVB rays. Available at Le Tan.
Kevin Murphy Born Again Masque
Salt, Sun and Chlorine can wreak havoc on your hair. One of the few products I use to protect, repair and replenish is Kevin Murphy's Born Again Masque. You only need a small amount of these product which you apply after washing and leave in for 10 - 15 minutes then rinse out. I however as advised by a hairdresser apply a small pea sized blob which I run through my freshly washed hair an leave in. Its smells great, doesn't weigh my hair down and considering I recently received over 5 compliments in one day for my hair - something must be right. Available at Kevin Murphy.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

It's All Relative

Some families catch up over BBQ's and picnics, mine also also gets together around an exhibition. Displaying illustrations, photographs, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and other bits and pieces. The fifth Tattersall family exhibition It's All Relative to be held at Mushroom Crafts Art/Craft Space in Leongtha during December and January.

For this exhibition I've four of the drip animals I created a few years ago.

I always look forward to the family exhibitions. It's nice seeing what everyone else has been creating and discussing each others work.

If you happen to be in South Gippsland during the next two months make sure you pop on by to check it out. 

It's All Relative - Tattersall Family Exhibition
Mushroom Crafts
40 Bair Street, Leongatha, VIC
Exhibition: Saturday 30 November - January

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Spirit of the Square

Spirit Of The Square - Christmas at Federation Square
Merriment, music, films, video games, family portraits and secret picnic places – it looks like Fed Square in Melbourne is doing Christmas a little bit differently!

For the month of December Fed Square will be filled with the Christmas spirit, there is a huge program of free events, including an installation of more than 100 Christmas trees arranged around the Square, free family portraits among the trees, a Christmas market, and a film program.

Before you think that's it, Christmas carols will fill the air twice daily with free concerts from community choirs and performances from some of Australia’s best emerging bands at Fed Square Live every Thursday evening.

Fed Square's Big Screen Gaming program will present new and independent games each week with the team at Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival.

Pull up a picnic blanket and enjoy block-buster movies and classic Christmas films on the Big Screen weekly in December. With a special movie marathon on Christmas Day.

With its array of family-friendly events and activities, Fed Square’s free Christmas program Spirit of the Square has little something for everyone.

For more details visit

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Moment To Pause

Sunset Portrait (Reese at age 14) by D. Sharon Pruitt
Photographer: D. Sharon Pruitt
Title: Sunset Portrait (Reese at age 14)

Etre's Utilitarian Bags

Etre Satchel
I've always loved the look and feel of Etre's collections and their Autumn/Winter 2013 collection is now different. Drawing on the understated but characterful traditions of British workwear, they've looked to the best time-tested solutions from the past and pioneering innovative solutions where history offers no blueprint.

My favourite pieces from their latest collection are the satchels and holdalls. Each crafted with love from the same high quality Melton wool as their jackets and are fabricated by a small Cornish leatherwork company. The holdall is wool lined and fits comfortably within most airlines' hand baggage containers, which is handy for those who like to travel.

The team at Etre describe each piece a component of a uniform for contemporary life that feels special and personal – British workwear for a new generation.

Visit Etre's website to check out the entire Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

Peninsula Summer Music Festival
There is nothing quite like spoiling your senses with glorious music in all its forms whilst enjoying the beautiful locations on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

For 10 days the Mornington Peninsula will be filled with music that is seductive, joyous, profound, intriguing and transformative; from 1930's French jazz to rarely-heard Renaissance woodwind, fiery fandango 17th century-style, rarely performed works by Telemann and Mozart, and the endlessly inventive realm of percussion. The festival presents timeless favourites and long-lost gems, performed by a superb assembly of more than 50 Australian and international artists from Australia, New York, France, Germany, the UK and The Netherlands, across 26 events.

I couldn't imagine anywhere better to spend a lazy summer day, over looking the beach, whilst listening to the sounds of great live music.

7th Peninsula Summer Music Festival 
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Event Dates: 27 December - 5 January 
Tickets: Now on sale 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Muji Is Coming To Oz

Muji Filing Accessories
Muji Health And Beauty
Muji Home Accessories
Muji Notepads and Diaries
Muji Office Accessories
MUJI a Japanese company whose basic principle is to develop new simple products at reasonable prices by making the best use of materials while considering environmental issues, is coming to Australia. Their first store will open in Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 November 2013. I for one am more than just a little excited about this.

Their range includes everything from stationery to linen and clothing to tableware. Each item has the same philosophy behind it.

For more information about the Muji Australian store opening visit their Australian Facebook Page.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Next Was A Weedy Sea Dragon

Nicole Tattersall Dangerfork
It's here! The third of the limited edition screen prints I've worked on with the folks at Dangerfork. First it was the well loved cheetah, then we went all pink with the flamingo and now we're going underwater with a weedy sea dragon. 

The first time I saw a weedy sea dragon was whilst working at The Portsea Camp. Hence it's only fitting that $10 from the sale of each of the weedy sea dragon prints will be donated back to the camp, so that many more children can be inspired by this beautiful underwater creature.

The drip animals represent that if we do not look after the environment and those that live in it, creatures such as the cheetah may just simply fade away. Which is why I'm also stoaked that the prints are printed on 100% recycled art paper.

If you're interested in being the proud owner of one you best be quick and head over to Dangerfork to get your hands on one once as there are only 25 in the edition. There are also a few cheetah and flamingo still available too.

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Latest E-Newsletter

Earlier this week I sent out my latest monthly e-newsletter. There is a recap of what I've been up to in of late and a look at some of the exciting things I have coming up in the near future.

If you wish to receive my monthly e-newsletter in your inbox don't forget to sign up here.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Limit’d # TWO - Hype DC

limit’d magazine
limit’d magazine
limit’d magazine

Late this week I was working on something unrelated to limit’d magazine but still shoe related, where I can be quoted as saying in reference to the number of shoes at my work desk "There are more shoes here than what I own". Followed up by something along the lines of that I need to go shoe shopping which some how lead to a conversation about sneakers with wedges and heels.

Don't get me wrong I do like shoes, I just find it hard to find ones I love or ones that have a story behind them. One of my favourite pair of sneakers are from the limited edition series french artist Fafi did with Adidas. Another are a pair of boots I have that are patchworked from recycled leather. These shoes have a story, they are no longer just a pair of boots or a pair a sneakers.

This is why magazines from companies such as Hype DC are great. Whilst Limit'd magazine showcases products from Hype DC you also get some insight into the background different shoes, the culture of sneakers and those that wear them.

Limit'd has recently released it's second issue featuring Melbourne based creative agency Just Another; profiling 10 of their artists including Does, Alex Lehours, Bec Winnel, Drypnz and Gary Seaman among others, takes a look at South LA sneaker style thru the eyes of Sneaker Freaker and West coast rapper DJ Quik, explains the do’s and don’ts of what happens when the tattoo gun and sneaker culture collide. Plus is that's not enough offers up over 40 pages of the latest footwear via Hype DC.

Download the latest issue of limit’d magazine for iPad, featuring the latest offerings from the world of Hype DC at

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hints + Tips - MSFW The Debate

MSFW The Debate
Last Tuesday I went along to the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Industry Day. As part of the day was a debate about paid vs earned media, the title of the debate 'Don't waste your dollars on paid media: earned media is more valuable'.

On the side for paid media was, Sarah Stringer from Carat, Lisa Messenger from Renegade Collective and Rene L'estrange-Nickson from Broadsheet. For earned media was Phoebe Montague of Lady Mebourne, Janice Breen Burns from and Anton Staindl from Haystac.

The debate was based around where should businesses invest their marketing media dollars? Is paid media better than earned media? Whilst the guests were on the catwalk making their point I took many notes, some of which are below:
  • Grow your own media first, before looking at paid and earned media.
  • Bought media creates brands - as brands can control them
  • Look at multiple platforms for spreading your content.
  • Don't underestimate the power of creativity - capture the imagination of your consumer base both with earned and paid media.
  • When looking at earned media choose a blogger that suits your brand, do your research.
  • Have a reason for creating content not just because.
  • A Scatter gun approach is not suitable, especially with earned.
  • Spend the time and effort on your own media assets. Create something interesting enough for people to want to visit and stay awhile.
  • Follow Sarah Stringer of Twitter at @string_a_ling, she is hilarious! 
After all that where do I stand? Well, where I always have, I believe you need a healthy mix of both paid and earned media. It depends on your product/service and your business. Where and how you spend your marketing media budget has to be in context with what what it is your marketing.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Spring Fashion

It's starting to warm up and can you smell that? Summer is on it's way. Spring is in the air and whilst we are still in for the occasional cool day it's time to wear floaty light weight fabrics. Here are a few clothing and accessory items I've come across over the past few weeks that I think would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe this Spring.

1. Element Pina Colada Bag | 2. Levi's Cape Dress | 3. ASOS New Look Industrial Chain Bangle Pack | 4. We Are Handsome Mustang Silk Cover Up | 5. Elk Fyn Belt | 6. Ralph Lauren Unita Calf Mary Janes | 7. Alpha60 Ruth Flare Skirt | 8. Gondwana Kununarra Shirt | 9. Kaos Leverage Beanie

Thursday, September 5, 2013

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo

MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
MSFW: Hub Runway 5 - Elwood - Image: Thomas Walk @ WeAreHobo
Day five of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week saw iconic Australian brand Elwood Apparel Co. showcase its latest range of quality garments and accessories for both men and women on the Hub Runway.

The Elwood summer range for 2013 combines classic tailoring and easy to wear shapes to suit the modern Australian look and feel. The collection is built around bold custom prints incorporating the summer colour palette with additions of pastels and pops of brights.

It looks that shirting will be big this season, though with a twist, through the use of  beautifully textured materials such as soft linens, luxe silks and summery cottons. It's just Elwood doing this look either.

I for one am looking forward to not just a cool and breezy warm summer wardrobe, but one that is a little more tailored than before.

For further information on MSFW visit



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