1. Watermelon Necklace by Ena & Albert // 2. Check Yourself Socks by Limedrop // 3. Aquarium Apron by Gorman // 4. Geometric Wash Bag by Milk & Sugar // 5. Cat & Dog Planters by Minky Moo Ceramics // 6. Gold Polka Dot Earrings by Naomi Murrell // 7. Deep Torpor tote by The Club of Odd Volumes // 8. Patchwork Jungle Tea Towel Set by Arro Home // 9. Flamingo Wine Stopper via Hunting For George // 10. Popsicle Trinket Dish by MIMAW // 11. Dakota Wallet by Status Anxiety // 12. Bone and Spearmint Painterly Drop Earrings by Emily Green // 13. Dessert Rain Fold Down Bag by MOZI // 14. Blush Pastel Bowl via Lark Store // 15. Rose + Vanilla Bath Salts by Jacqueline Evans // 16. Fairy Bread Purse by Make Me Iconic // 17. Stuck On You Charm Keyring by Gorman
Are you guilty of leaving your Christmas shopping until the last minute or are you struggling to find those small stocking fillers? Well, you'll be pleased to hear that we've collated some of our favourite bits and bobs from emerging and established Australian designers to help you get going and just in time for express post! Whether it's a pair of funky earrings for your best friend, a cute ceramic planter for your mum or a rockin' tote for your sister - we've got you covered.
Miranda Skoczek is a Melbourne based artist creating work that focuses on pure process, blurring the lines between representation, abstraction, design and the painterly. Miranda graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004 and has since exhibited her painting’s internationally, as well as throughout Australia in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Follow Miranda at @mirandaskoczek for a closer look at her process and all of the beautiful things that inspire her.
Esther Stewart is a emerging artist from Melbourne creating bold geometric works that explore colour and form. Esther has a Master of Cultural and Arts Management from the University of Melbourne and has exhibited her beautiful paintings both here in Australia and overseas. More recently, Esther collaborated with Valentino as part of the label’s Fall 2015 menswear presentation.
Follow Esther at @esther_stewart for a sneak peak at her upcoming exhibitions and colourful art practice.
Rose Miller aka Wolfgang & Rose is a Sydney-based artist, creating stylised oil and watercolour paintings of all things glamorous, fashionable and pretty. Her highly stylised portraits are playful and bright, taking inspiration from iconic design and fashion moments throughout history. Rose's paintings have been collected, published and exhibited within Australia and overseas, and she is also a respected art educator.
Follow Rose at @wolfgang_and_rose for a step by step look at her painting process and her gorgeous muse, Wolfgang the poodle.
Emily Rickard is an Ohio born artist, sequin enthusiast and maker of colorful things. With a degree in fine art and art history from the Columbus College of Art and Design, she now resides in Los Angeles where she works as a fine artist and designer. Emily has collaborated with the likes of BHLDN and had her work featured in publications such as Rue Magazine, Adore Magazine and Elle Decor.
Follow Emily at @emilycrickard for a peek at her creative process and daily adventures.
Britt Bass is an abstract artist living and working in Roswell, GA. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia, Britt has since opened up her own store where she sells original paintings, prints and other goodies! She also hosts quarterly art workshops where britt walks you through her favourite materials, how to use them, as well as the importance of inspiration and defining your process.
Follow Britt at @_brittbass for a visual feast of colour and texture, as well as some sneaky pics of her adorable sidekick, Birdie.
There's nothing worse than finding yourself in a creative rut, especially when there's a deadline looming. Almost all artists, writers and designers experience creative blocks, so the chances are you've already experienced it or will unfortunately experience it in the future. However there is light at the end of the tunnel - Here's a list of 10 ways to help you get your creative juices flowin' again and improve your productivity!
1. Kate Kosek Present Dress by Gorman // 2. Paper Play Doona Cover by Arro Home // 3. Yellow Crossover Sandals by Obus // 4. Wooden Hexagon Necklace by Polli // 5. Geometric Wire Light Shade from Lark // 6. The Bakery Range Candles by AACUTE // 7. Giant Inflatable Flamingo from Lark // 8. Ukulele Acapulco by Pigeonhole // 9. Preserve Tea Towel by Claudia Pearson // 10. Dakota Purse by Status Anxiety // 11. Abstract Pillow by Nirwa // 12. Melamine Cups from Lark // 13. Campana Necklace by Tiro Tiro // 14. Mint House Photo Frame by General Eclectic // 15. Cotton Tote Bag by CharlotteTheTeapot.
Born and raised in Australia, Kelly Love is a super talented fashion designer currently living and working in London. Before launching her self-titled label in 2012, she studied fashion design at Raffles Institute of Design, worked at ASOS and the prestigious couture label, Baccini & Hill. Her pieces are regularly featured in magazines like Grazia, Marie Claire, French & UK Elle and InStyle.
Follow Kelly at @kelly_love_com for a glimpse at her label as well as an abundance of flowers and yummy cooking.
Rachel Burke is a pint sized designer, blogger and crafter from Brisbane, Australia. Rachel is responsible for whimsical labels such as yellowcake and The Hiding Tree, and when she isn't sewing up a storm at home she works as a womenswear designers at Universal Store. Over the years Rachel has gained national attention through her various 'i make. you wear it.' projects which have seen her raise over $13,000 collectively, for a range of different Australian charities.
Follow Rachel at @imakestagram for lots of glitter, frills and snaps of her adorable dachshunds, Daphne & Daisy.
Samantha Pleet is a Brooklyn based designer who creates swoon-worthy clothes perfect for tea parties and frolicking in the sun. Samantha made her debut into the fashion industry in 2006 with the launch of her namesake label and is now known for her signature twisted tailoring and ethereal prints. In her spare time she can be found gardening, painting, traveling and hunting for treasure with pals like Hanna Kristina.
Follow Samantha at @samanthapleet for dreamy garments and crazy shenanigans.
Petrova Hammond is the colourful designer behind Melbourne label and boutique Lady Petrova. The daughter of a fashion designer and head seamstress, it’s no wonder Petrova found herself in the fashion world. After launching her label in 2007, she was also a finalist on Australia’s first Project Runway and made even more waves in the fashion industry with big names such as Lana Del Rey wearing her designs.
Follow Petrova at @lady_petrova and get lost is an enchanted dreamland of lace, tulle, crystals and colour.
Priscilla Barroso is the founder and designer behind Texas based label, Crowned Bird - a unique brand designed for stylish gals living in their own eccentric world. Since launching her label in 2012, she has released numerous collections and was also a contestant on NBC’s Fashion Star Season 2. Priscilla treads a lifelong ambition to unravel traditional garment making through colorful and inspired expression.
Follow Priscilla at @crownedbird for a behind the scenes look at her quirky vintage inspired label and whirlwind life.
1. Lobster Bikini by Gorman // 2. Sunshine 'n' lollipops cushion by Silly Rabbit! We love the candy colours and simple pattern. // 3. Angular Cut Bangle by Rare Rabbit // 4. April Mixed Bead Necklace by Emily Green // 5. Bow Bag in Pistachio Green by Rachela Piras // 6. Detachable Collar by Equeglitz // 7. Sandals in Light Blue by Imelda Shoes // 8. Hollis Check Dress by Vivetta // 9. Leather Deer Bag by Leonard St. // 10. One Worship Sunglasses by Karen Walker // 11. Cat Rabbit - Squishy Cat Locket by A Skulk of Foxes // 12. Vegies Essentials Purse by Mozi // 13. Weston Clock in Mint by Milk & Sugar // 14. Fox Animal Studs by Pigeonhole // 15. Bondi Rays Nail Polish by Kester Black
Say hello to our first installment The Weekly Edit! Each week we'll be posting some our favourite 15 finds from independent or local labels, ranging from clothing, accessories, homewares, beauty products and more! This week we're fawning over bright colours, bold patterns and furry forest friends.
Melissa Chaib is a freelance illustrator & graphic designer from Mexico. Drawing inspiration from books, films, music and places, she creates vibrant and youthful artworks using a various mediums like Photoshop, watercolours and ink. Melissa's client list includes Elle Girl Japan, Nippon Paint China and Capricho Magazine Brazil.
Follow Melissa at @melissachaib for your a behind the scenes look at her colourful art practice.
Kelly Thompson is a Melbourne based illustrator, photographer and creative director. Inspired by nature, fashion and day to day things, she creates precise and mind-blowingly beautiful imagery. Kelly has worked with brands such as Maybelline NYC, Mimco, Penguin Books and various publications like Pulp Magazine, Hitched Magazine and Yen Magazine.
Follow Kelly at @kellythompsoncreative for a look at her fabulous work and cute snaps of Billie the Beagle!
Julian May is a graphic designer and illustrator who runs The Handy Studio. He is a self-confirmed lover of paper, fabric, crazy deadlines and collaboration. Julian’s most recent clients include Desktop Magazine, Positive Posters, Brisbane Town Hall, Jump from Paper, Sheer Fingerboards, The Design Kids and The Club of Odd Volumes.
Follow Julian at @yournumberisup for stay up to date with his creative shenanigans and new products.
Laine Fraser is an Australian illustrator/designer and co-owner of boutique homewares label, Tassel+Gaine. Since graduating from university in 2006 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, she has worked with big clients like Company Magazine UK and is currently the senior graphic designer at Typo. Laine's work is feminine, upbeat and a little quirky.
Follow Laine at @laine_fraser for inspiring quotes, works in progress and pops of colour.
Jessica Singh is an Australian illustrator, creator and dreamer currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. Heavily ornamentation based, her works are influenced by fashion, pop culture, ceremonial culture (East Asia, Japan & India), esoteric symbols (or feelings, healings), song lyrics and personal experiences. Jessica's recent client list includes MTV UK, Samsung, Singapore Tourism Board, Kit Cosmetics, Frankie Magazine, Yen Magazine, Lady Petrova Boutique and Melbourne Indian Film Festival.
Follow Jessica at @jessicasinghillustration for a glimpse at her creative process and life in Berlin.
Marie Zucker is a German fashion photographer currently living in London. With her vivid imagination and beloved camera, she creates ethereal photography full of imagination, youthful beauty and fairy tale decadence that intrigues and surprises the viewer. Marie's impressive list of clients include Orla Kiely, Vogue, Lula Magazine and Florence + The Machine.
Follow Marie at @mariezucker for your daily dose of pink glittery goodness.
Jonathan Schoonover is a twenty three year-old photographer based in New York, currently studying a Masters of Fine Art in Photography. Focusing mostly on photo-journalistic portraits, he creates bright and colourful imagery with a strong graphic feel to it. Jonathan was involved in the VSCO Artist Initiative and has collaborated with the likes of Kinfolk Magazine.
Follow Jonathan at @jonschoonover for simple but stunning portraits.
Gabriel Flores is a Brooklyn-based woodcrafter and freelance portrait/lifestyle photographer. With a strong eye for detail and the ability to see beauty everywhere, he produces beautiful photographs that inspire and resonate with the viewer. Gabriel is also one half of Native Kind - a home & lifestyle collection created and inspired by a love for southwest textiles, textures of the desert and mountain ranges that never end.
Follow Gabriel at @_gabrielflores for sunkissed portraits, stunning landscapes and everything in between.
Paloma Parrot is a young photographer and blogger from Ruhr, Germany "taking pictures of whatever". Her playful and minimalistic imagery often consists of obscured faces or figures turned away from the viewer, as well as everyday objects that are beautifully simple yet bold at the same time.
Follow Paloma at @palomaparrot for dreamy hues and everyday beauty.
Annette Pehrsson is a twenty-three year old photographer from Sweden who focuses mainly on analogue photography. Using film and polaroid, she creates quiet and dreamy self-portraits within beautiful locations. Annette has had a couple of photos published in magazines like ELLE Girl and Nylon, and when she's not taking photos, she works as a webmaster for an online store.
Follow Annette at @anettepehrsson for awe-inspiring imagery and cute pics of her kitties, Leia and Sputnik.
Instagram has quickly become our favourite social media channel and so we thought it was about time we shared our favourite instagramers with you guys. Each week we'll be featuring 5 different instagramers that we think you should be following! This week we have decided to share our favourite Graphic Designers, including Jasmine Dowling, Mimi Kim, Zachary Smith, Laura Blythman and Sharna Martorella. Remember too follow us on instagram a @ponyanarchymag
Jasmine Dowling is a freelance graphic designer, typographer and blogger from Brisbane, Australia. Creating her own style of typography using Indian ink and brush, Jasmine's lovely hand lettering has been featured in numerous magazines and has also been used by national and international fashion brands in look books and advertising campaigns.
Follow Jasmine at @jasminedowling for daily quotes and other pretty posts.
Mimi Kim is graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. She is also the founder of Clap Clap Design, a cute stationary and paper brand. Inspired by her everyday surroundings, Mimi creates fun and joyful imagery through cards, notebooks, calendars, and other paper goods.
Follow Mimi at @clapclapdesign for shop updates and pics of Nana the super cute corgi.
Zachary Smith is a hand lettering artist and designer, based in Savannah, GA. Working with objects that you'd usually find in a workshop; like saw blades and handsaws, he creates unique and beautiful typographic art.
Follow Zachary at @zacharysmithh to see incredible videos of his process as well as time-lapse typographic animations.
Laura Blythman is a freelance designer and illustrator, renowned for her vibrant and hand-drawn style. Her fun-filled illustrations and hand lettering are the perfect balance of beauty and quirk, leaving you grinning from ear to ear. Laura has worked with Australian brands like Finders Keepers Market, Lark, T2 Tea and Love Mae.
Follow Laura at @laurablythman to keep up to date with her creative shenanigans.
Sharna Martorella is an Australian graphic artist obsessed with lettering. From a young age she was infatuated with typography, and so grew her belief that words could be captivating and powerful, even more so when they appeal to the eye. Sharna combines her artistic letterforms with heartfelt quotes to inspire others into thinking more harmoniously in this sometimes crazy world we live in.
Follow Sharna at @pen_friend for inspiring quotes and a glimpse into Sharna's life.
Mother's Day is this weekend, and if you still have no idea what to get your darling mum on her special day, then we suggest you get moving and check out our Editors Pick: Mother's Day Gift Guide. Featuring independent designers like A Skulk of Foxes, Quill & Fox, Cath Kidston, Mozi, Status Anxiety, Rifle Paper Co, ASOS, Seventh Tree Soaps, The Adventures Of + MORE, our gift suggestions should help you on your way to finding the perfect 'I love you Mum' gift!