Thursday, 15 December 2011

Talented friend's

Here in the land of shibori we find ourselves surrounded by some of the most talented, wonderful and nicest people you'll ever meet. So I thought I'd give you a few blog posts on some of our favourite friends over the next few days.

The gorgeous Hattie Tang

Hattie Tang is one of those super annoying people who is beautiful, talented, smart as a whip and super nice.  Hattie has had a diverse career turning her hand at everything from teaching at FBI fashion college, designing textiles for Ben Sherman and working as a fashion illustrator for many of Australia's best designers.
Hattie we love you!!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

For the love of CaPeach!!!!

I'll let you in on a little secret... one of our new Dye da Vida colours is called "CaPeach".  It's pink! A stunning, glorious colour, half way between hot pink and peach.

CaPeach = happy me

So just to get you in the mood for some pink dyeing I've attached some of my favourite pink images !!!
Mini Jute hat from Table Tonic in "Off White & Fuchsia"

Some soft pink Shibori products in Carrie the caravan who has cute pink cupboards.

Two very pink interiors courtesy of Apartment Therapy.

and finally this fabulous pink tea towel from the guys over at Bonnie and Neil.

And there you have it, some of the fabulous pink that floating around. Because really who doesn't love some pink!!!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

All I want for Christmas............

One of the best things (well not for my bank balance) about working in design, is you are constantly exposed to some of the fabulous work of others; so with that in mind - I have found my must have wish list for Christmas 2011.
Present 1. An art work by Miranda Skoczek.
Did you know her work is available via The Edwina Corlette Gallery (family and friends take note) and they now let you lay-by. How cool is that!
Present 2. Next on my wish list would be this little beauty.
She is cutely called Carrie and lives in the backyard of Stylist and Events Guru Jane Frosh. While I'm lingering around Jane's super stylist abode, I think I might just steal this baby and then we come to present 3.
Just the right amount of punk rock and bohemian glamour that I am currently trying to cultivate. This would sit perfectly in my dining room right above this.
Present 4. An art work by Lisa Madigan
I have been obsessed by the work of the Artist Lisa Madigan since I first laid eyes on it (ask anyone I know.) I love her work and could easy wallpaper every wall in my house with it. 
For present five, I head back to the shibori stable and get my self this shibori lamp shade in Indigo. Mmmmmmm... Indigo I'll never get sick of you.
Now, my light situation is sorted and I'll move on to the kitchen for present 6.
This gorgeous photograph from Iain Dawson Gallery (photographer Leila Jefferys) to entertain me while I cook (will try to anyway.)  This photograph is super cute and I read somewhere the other day that Jonathan Alder said "they were irresistible." Can't bet that for a wrap now can you!!!
Now, I've got something fabulous for every wall in my house and there's really no excuse for my person not to have some glamour's as well.  I was lucky enough for my birthday a month a go to score a ring by Jewellery Designer Jessica Davison, but what the heck it's Christmas so I think I'll ask for this little beauty.

Well there you go, my long (and fabulous) Christmas wish list... Now I just need to find some people to buy them for me.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Frankie shoot with Plain Jane styling, Nicole Don and Gracie Johns.

November 20, 2011 by shibori
Today we shoot an advertising campaign for frankie magazine with Gracie Johns at the amazing blue mountains home of stylist and events extraordinaire Jane Frosh from "Plain jane styling"( and "Show Pony". Our advert which is a "how to dip dye tutorial" was styled by Jane and assisted by the lovely Nicole Don (and fellow up and coming shibori dyer ) from The shoot had everything, chickens, children and the cutest little caravan.
What a fun and fabulous day, we are so lucky to be surrounded by such talented people.
 Photos were shot by Gracie from