Welcome back friends. Put the new calendar on the fridge, it’s 2011!. What a big year this will be… some of us turn 34 (ahem!), Miss C turns 1, and Miss N turns 2…. much to look forward to indeed.
Our Creative Crush this week is a new and delicious find – Indie Art & Design. I wish I could tell you how I came across it, but alas it was during a late night trawl around the interweb, bouncing from one lovely crafty blog to another….
In their own words, Indie Art & Design are:
“a weblog featuring products made by independent Australian artists, designers & craftspeople. Here you will find signposts to many wonderful items, which are not easily found through search engines alone. We also review our favourite retail stores where these treasures may be lurking, smirking & just waiting to be discovered.
indie art & design was launched as a personal project in late 2006 by Sydney graphic designers Carolyn & Martin. We had recently launched our own design label, Non-Fiction, and during this process, discovered many wonderful independent Australian designers, indie shopping boutiques and online stores. Many of these labels were difficult if not impossible to find through searching the web, so we planned to collect together links to their sites and regularly feature selected products to promote Australian art, craft & design to an international readership”.
I am still meandering my way around their lovely site as there is so much to choose from… a blog chock full of latest finds and gift guides, links to a *basquillion* other indie craft sites, Feathered Magazine, oh, and if that just isn’t enough to put the late night browsing bags under your eyes…. Shopping!
The lovelies at Indie have done the mouse-work for you; there are so many great and LOCAL designers to stumble upon, and a great deal of creative inspiration to be had. It’s thanks to this article on their blog that I found the wonderful OYE Modern, and the Red crochet granny square necklace by Vic Mason. Oh. My. Goodness. It must be mine.
See what can happen people? True love is only a click away….