February 23, 2008
I heart my friends
Just a wee sentimental post dedicated to my smart, clever, funny, supportive and endlessly creative friends. You know who you are. I know. I'm a sap. But it's my blog so I'm allowed to be totally biased.
Elizabeth is an Australian jewellery designer who recently moved to New York with her husband. She's just designed a small range of pieces for the Nicole Miller FW08 New York runway show. You can spot her cuffs and bracelets in these pics:
Elizabeth's own collection features beautiful pearl and semi-precious stone pieces with a clean and modern take on the classics. Take this freshwater pearl ring, for instance, where the three pearls seem to float on the finger.
If you feel inspired and want to have a go at making your own jewellery, check out Elizabeth's "how-to" book, Bead, for Murdoch Books. The book contains over 20 projects ranging from homewares to jewellery and is currently on sale in Australia, Europe and the UK.
Gemma Jones is a Melbourne-based artist and curator, and she predominantly paints big, bold poptastic portraits of sixties girls who shimmer and shake, scream and shout aross the canvas. Whilst her work is immediately reminscent of Andy Warhol's screenprints, Gemma's paintings are actually carefully handpainted, which "calls attention to the juncture between the mass produced image and the handmade artwork" (from an interview with Uppers). Four of Gemma's prints are available to buy from Habitat's "Art on Demand" series:
She has recently re-stocked her Etsy shop, where you can pick up a rare Gemma Jones original from US$175.
There are also a number of limited-edition prints available for US$20 from her exhibition "Krazy Lil Peeps": little girls in candy hues with names like Tabby Tomboy, Trixie Telltale and Delia Daydreamer.
So cute for a girl's room or nursery…
For more information on Gemma, check out her website www.gemmajones.net.