Posts Tagged ‘arts and culture’

Simple, stylish, strong – and upcycled

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Never get your earphones tangled in your bag again!

This beautiful and sleek earphone holder from Multiverse Designs is made from reclaimed kauri house beams, and hand-finished with natural hemp seed oil and beeswax to bring out the beautiful grain and ensure longevity.

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Available in oval or oblong, it’s also customisable with your own design – talk to the good folk at Multiverse Designs to find out what’s possible!


All by hand

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

These beautiful native bird artworks from Liz Abbott Art are made by hand at every step of their creation.

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First Liz hand-carves woodblocks, and then she inks them up with oil-based ink, using a hand roller or brayer. The inked image is impressed with a hand-operated printing press on to textured paper, hand made from New Zealand flax (harakeke).

Finally, Liz hand colours each woodcut with watercolour – making every print a unique and original work of art.

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Capturing beauty

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

This gorgeous A3 giclée elephant head print from Waterprints captures both the power of its subject and the amazing textural qualities of watercolour beautifully. We think it’s unforgettable!

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Some bunny will love this

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

How could this chap fail to bring a smile to your face? Sandra of The Felted Room makes her characterful and colourful cushions from sustainable or recycled materials. They make a perfect gift and look great in any setting, from nursery to lounge.

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Orca by Ana Aceves

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A4 giclée print - Orca by Ana Aceves

Born in Zamora, Spain, Nelson artist and illustrator Ana Aceves has many strings to her bow, with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a background in graphic design and art direction. Orca is an A4 fine art giclée print on watercolour paper of an original illustration, printed in Nelson and signed by Ana.


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Native New Zealand bush: wood engravings by Allan Gale

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Neinei print by Allan Gale

Northland artist Allan Gale works in a secluded bush valley in Waitomarama, creating his intricate wood engravings from end grain kauri. The Neinei print, pictured, is one of a limited edition of 70 printed from a single hand carved block, and is signed and numbered in pencil by Allan.


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Nurturing creativity

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Writer and artist Z.R. Southcombe (Zee) loves to share her passion with others – especially young creators – and we love her inspirational and educational books for youngsters who want to develop their creative ideas.

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I am a Writer, a collaborative project with seven kiwi authors, encourages, motivates, and gives practical ideas for young writers to explore creative writing and cultivate their unique voice. I am an Artist, which Zee worked on with six kiwi artists, likewise provides practical ideas and encouragement for young artists to find and nurture their unique artistic identity.

Both these fantastic books are available now on Felt, along with an inspiring range of Zee’s other creative projects.


Explore Zee’s work here »


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Mosaic art for home or garden

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Northland mosaic artist Sue of Piece by Piece makes one-of-a-kind designs using glass tiles, beads and crockery. This wee character would be equally at home adorning a wall inside or brightening up a sheltered spot in the garden.

Mosaic Bird - Pink and Green by Piece by Piece


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Fresh on Felt

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017



It’s all about the kids this week! We’ve got a heap of new makers focusing on the wee ones, and some gorgeous greeting cards too – have a look…

children’s clothing, accessories and toys

rosewolf – colourful tie dyed clothing and accessories for all ages
ainarosa – sweet dolls’ clothing and children’s hair accessories
feltflower – gorgeous felt flower headbands for children
fortots – lovely vintage-style cotton dresses for wee ones
shelleys – high quality, appealing nursery accessories
glamhats – snuggly crochet hats and accessories for kids
lil_lulas – cute felt creations for babies and children

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gifts and goodies

epcreative – pretty and cheerful greeting cards and paper goods


Friday finds

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Kereru skirt by Red Hot Glass

Mini wall hanging by I'm a Creative Mama

Two Teal Tui hand screen printed tea towel by Holly Roach

Fabric wings by Hello Fallow

Tui necklace by Native Creative

Kereru skirt by Red Hot Glass | Modern wall hanging by I’m a Creative Mama | Two Teal Tui hand screen printed tea towel by Holly Roach | Fabric wings by Hello Fallow | Tui necklace by Native Creative