Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Amy Pyle textiles
Amy is a Wellington based textile and surface designer, whose work is defined by her attention to detail. She employs photographic screen-printing alongside vinyl cut stencils endeavoring to push the boundaries of how traditional silkscreen printing is used within textiles.
She is visually inspired by her surroundings, by social and current events and from odd collections she has acquired over the years. The combination of these elements come together to create original interior based products, reflective of her style, that is continually evolving and expanding.
juniper is very proud to have Amy's limited edition cushion range in store now. We also are eagerly awaiting more work soon to be released.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Soooooo what do you think??? It's bold, yet clean, different and no one has got sunshine yellow beams! ya I know, SUNSHINE YELLOW. I don't even need a coffee in the morning. I've included the Angie Lewin print that was my inspiration. there are a few things that still need doing and signage still needs to change over (still working it out) to my new colours and lets not even talk about the mammoth task of repainting the OUTSIDE of the building which is a mess and if my landlord knew I was going to paint it again he'd have a fit. not because he's precious but because he doesn't like me spending money or energy to do up the building??? he thinks it's a waste on such an old building. He's a funny old thing. Any way. The painting was fun and the kids helped heaps but a massive thanks goes to Stuart, Who risked life and limb on the ladder for 6 hours painting over two days painting the high bits that I can't reach even on a ladder. Pulling a groin mussel and shoulder mussel. He's a lawyer for goodness sake and not so used to the physical demands of the painting profession. So there it is. love it or hate it. It's done. I kind of love it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

rain rain go away...where is our summer! If you're like me and anywhere in Wellington area you look out your window and another day of rain. Now I like the odd summer rain but right now we are just hoping for the odd sunny minutes, a break in the rain would be lovely. (loving this umbrella...don't know where to get one but I would parade down newtown with it if I had one)

At least we are not in a drought ??? At least it makes the plant life happy??? But i need a few more reasons before my glass looks half full. Okay, I got it, I can start the paint of the shop! I've been putting it off. hmmm. that makes me happy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

When I was a kid my sister Barbara LOVED the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. She read it over and over. I stared at that cover for a whole summer while she read it, thinking with my little 6 year old brain, "who is this bird?" This new light shade reminds me of that book cover so much so I giggled when I saw it because it conjured that memory. silly I know but I think I have to have one just because it reminds me of that time, my sister (hugs) and seagulls. Pretty cool thinks to think about everyday if I had to look at it all the time:)

New this week...Fractal lampshade by Juliet Ramson $216 NZD available for purchase as of Monday 25th Jan but we are lucky to have a show piece in store now.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Secret CRAFT STASH Sale!

It's my "clean out my studio" sale. Once again, as last year, I have cleaned out my studio of craft supplies I either have way too much of or have not used. There is material, buttons, rubber stamps, stamp pads, patterns, craft books and more. Nothing is over $20 most is starting at $2&$3 so get in quick. I will be there Monday (even though it says we are closed mondays in January) I have so much to do before the big paint up of the shop so will be there tinkering away. ALSO there are some massive redutions in store some 30-50% off so do come in and get a sweet bargain.

This Week...

Georgina Baker has again has sent us some lovely pieces. My pick, the "family Silver" earrings made from a very rare pattern of silver ware with scarabs and waterlily. So beautiful.

My new limited edition summer necklaces titled "missing piece" incorporating vintage wooden puzzle pieces and linen thread.
Beautiful sewcherry cushinons incorporating the beautiful Home Base Collections fabric of Leanne Cully.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sooooo there is much debate right now as to what I should paint the shop.

I really what to do justice to 2010. I like #6 on the karen walker/resene pallete.

I have anaffection for yellow at the moment that I can't explain. don't want it all over but am loving it paired withthe dusty blue and the slate grey. Am also LOVING the idea of a really large scale black board.

ALSO a big thanks to 100 layer Cake and design*sponge for heaps of colour inspiration I really can't wait to dig where the hell did I store all the painting gear?