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INK + SPINDLE : Alphabet Prints

Alphabet letters by Ink + Spindle // Melbourne, Australia // Available online - ship worldwide

I’ll admit – in my eyes, its virtually impossible for Ink + Spindle to do any wrong!
Following up to their great new products that debuted last yearand fresh of the print press are these beautiful new botanical letters of the alphabet!

Check them all out here – available in A4 and A3, colour or the crisp black and white option.

Alphabet print by Ink + Spindle // Melbourne, Australia // Available online - ship worldwide
Imagery courtesy of Ink + Spindle
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MISERY GUTS

It’s with great excitement that I share with you the new kids based venture by a favourite kiwi creative!

Tanja Jade McMillan – AKA Misery has stepped sideways of her cute but often creepy characters to set up a new online space with her trusty sidekick Shelly Robinson, producing loveable, fun and cheeky art based goods for little humans (although big ones will love too!)
Proudly made in NZ the debut collection of “Misery Guts” features wall hangings, discovery charts, height charts, ABC charts, wall art and cushion inspired toys!

SO fresh!!

Misery Guts. Wall art by Tanja McMillan and Shelly Robinson. Auckland, New Zealand.

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Imagery courtesy of Misery Guts
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MR AND SISTER

Just in time for the down under summer and short sleeves, prolific kiwi artist Greg Straight and wife Hannah have teamed up to launch a new children’s based venture called Mr and Sister. Greg’s graphic and playful work features on t-shirts as well as a collection of prints which are all available for purchase here online.

PS – a little birdy told my they are launching a great giveaway on their FB page today!MR AND SISTER - new kids line of t's and prints by New Zealand artist; Greg Straight

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Imagery courtesy of Mr and Sister
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MINI SPACES: FLOX + Indi

I have followed the work of New Zealand artist Hayley King AKA Flox for yeeeears! With a backlog of posts on her various projects and an interview on Studio Home, when it came to sharing another Mini Space with you it seemed a no brainer!

The space Hayley and partner; Gareth have created is pared back and beautifully calm. Catching the evening light, the nursery is upstairs in their inner city home that also double as Hayley’s studio.
Scroll down further to learn about their ideas on decorating the space and their favourite additions!

(noticed that amazing decal of the bird? That is a new product featuring Flox art done in collaboration with NZ based The Decal Shop – you can check out the full post detailing these on Studio Home today)

Mini Space: the bedroom of baby Indiana as created by his mother; NZ artist Flox in Auckland, New Zealand // Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design Blog

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All photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior’s
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WHO LIVES HERE:
Hayley King
Gareth Moon (Indi’s dad)
Indiana Kotare Moon (“Kotare” is the maori word for kingfisher, we wanted the name King in there somewhere to represent my last name. And also we have an affinity to birds..as you may have noticed through my art!) 8 months
Bo Soon Sun Liew-King  7 years

PLAN BEHIND THE DECORATION OF THE ROOM:
We wanted to keep the decor in Indi’s room really plain, but add some special features such as some beautiful artwork purchased recently, and some work that we were also lucky enough to have been given. I’ve also added my own floxy touch!
The carved round artwork “NZ Onward” is by a local artist and friend of mine Hannah Jenson, while the dream catcher was made especially for Indi by a friend of mine up north, Sheree Wagener. She’s incorporated the wing of a Kotare and woven a crescent-moon into the piece.

We were also keen to stay right away from cliche pink or blue. We never knew what we were having, so I think the surprise of it all, has also had a bearing on this. Ie: nothing specifically for boys or girls, just super cool, and super cute stuff to look at.
We’re also big on staying away from plastic toys as much as we can. I prefer to shop at places like Trade Aid and Iko Iko where I know you can buy really cute wooden or woven play and stimulation type toys.

FAVOURITE FEATURES:
It’s hard to say what my favourite features are, as everything has been so carefully selected and bought with love!
I think the overall feel of the room is great, it’s light and sunny and comfortable for Indi. His crib from Nature Baby is a total winner, such a sweet design and uber cosy, while the Natures Sway Hammock has given him an option for those day time naps. I love
the aesthetics of both of these, but I also love how functional they are.

Indiana’s favourite feature would have to be his ceramic bunny night light, he just stares and stares at it, and absolutely loves it.
IN HINDSIGHT, IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY CHANGES WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
I wouldn’t change anything at present, but due to the nature of an ever-changing baby and their needs, I’m sure this room will be an on-going work in progress! The couch was slightly unintended, as we had nowhere else to put it, but it has however become a godsend for those night time feeds!
I think we’ll move it out when we can, to free up more space. But for now it’s doing the job.

DID YOU GET CRAFTY YOURSELF? ANY DIY FEATURES THAT YOU PULLED TOGETHER?
Yep I couldn’t help myself, I have added my own floxy touch! I’ve experimenting with wall decals at the moment, and so Indi get’s the first ever sample.
My partner Gareth is a photographer, and he suggested we shoot the orignal spraypainted birds on film to achieve maximum size. He was right, the results have been really good, with a high enough resolution to go full size with these bird decals.
Featured is the Bluebird Decal, applied straight to the wall beside his cot, so he can see it in all its glory. I love the vibrancy of the colours and the fact that it looks like I’ve painted it straight on the wall (which is what I would normally do). But I guess the beauty of the decal, is that it won’t damage your wall and you can move it around a million and one times if you like.