Monday, August 13, 2012

A new homewares brand has started up in Hobart: smith+purton. We design, screenprint and make (okay, we outsource the making to someone who knows what she is doing with a sewing machine!) funky homewares such as tea towels, cushions, textile wall banners and crafter's fat quarters, with children's and adults' aprons, and new cushion and fat quarter designs to come later this month! So far all the fabric used is hemp-organic cotton or hemp-cotton denim, and it's all printed with water-based, solvent-free inks, so you can rest assured it's a clean process resulting in a safe (nevermind durable, original and desirable!) product! We also post on our facebook page and our store blog a new illustration each Monday, to keep things interesting. Here is this week's offering:
Here's a stack of our tea towels, folded and ready for packaging and shipping. Oh, we'll ship to anywhere in Australia for free too!
Here is one of our hemp-organic cotton tea towels, Kitchen City, also available in black, for $25, or as a pre-hung wall banner in red or black for $39.
Here are our yardage print Kitchen Scribble tea towels, currently on sale for $20 each!
One of our zingy hemp-organic cotton cushions, orange Zigzag.
So here we are. And we have one last offering. If you sign up for our mailing list before this Friday, 17 August, you'll go in the draw to win your choice of one of our tea towels, shipped free to wherever you are in the world! Sweet!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Market - August

The Market, Hobart's monthly Sunday art and craft market, is on again this weekend. Zando Design will be there, selling the Manhattan series of candle shades, plus a new series: the Hobart Deco series...three iconic Hobart art deco buildings miniaturised and adapted into shade format. What a souvenir!
There will also be loads of other fantastic stuff, plus hot soup, coffee and cakey nibbles to sustain your arduous shopping adventure!

The Market at the Masonic Temple, Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart. Sunday August 2nd, 10-3.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Winter Beach Market!

Okay, I'm ready to say the M-word again!


Winter Beach Market, this Saturday June 6th, 9-2 at the Blackman's Bay Hall, the Esplanade, Blackman's Bay.

Come along and you can see and BUY some of these little beauties:

They're all original, hand-cut paper candle shades and they're way more delicious in person! Look for the Zando stall, also selling badges and cards, possibly bib+washer sets, toddler-free time permitting!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Fad no# 25?? Markets!

Just did another market today: The Market.

It went okay for me - I didn't exactly sell out, faaaar from it, but I covered my costs and added to the business coffers a bit, so I'm happy enough. I feel a bit overfed on cute and folksy though. I may have to make my next stall all about blood and death or something to provide a little heavy relief to all the lightness!

Anyway, now I need a holiday from thinking about how I can turn inexpensive and simple materials into funky marketable products. I need to stare at a shit movie for a night. Or read a book. I need to not say the word "m...m...mar..." nope, can't do it. Can't say that word for a little while.

Chocolate calls. Adieu.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Beach Market

Saturday March 14, that's NEXT Saturday folks!, is the first Beach Market, held in Blackmans Bay, just south of Kingston. It's a new market, selling locally created craft and design, fresh produce and funky stuff. I'm in it. So please come along, oh invisible and silent readership!

Here is a sample of what I will be selling...

Where: Blackmans Bay Hall, Ocean Esplanade Blackmans Bay
When: Sat March 14, 9-2

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A terrible weekend.

Victoria, my beloved adopted state, has suffered terribly this weekend. I send out my most heartfelt condolences to all who have suffered loss of one kind or another, and I encourage everyone to make a donation to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, even if you can only spare twenty bucks like us. In fact, to save contributing to their website crashing, you can donate at the cashier of Coles supermarkets as I discovered today. Probably at Woollies too.

This can be a savage country to live in.

Death to all arsonists.

Friday, February 06, 2009

15 seconds of fame!

A fellow Etsy seller, Dizzydolly, has featured me on her blog, so go there and check it out! Aint the internet wonderful? We can all be superstars!