Friday, October 7, 2011

Designer in Focus :: Jenna Appleton

We love pretty shiny things and Jenna Appleton's jewellery is that and so much more! In her own words "Jewellery satisfies both my need to learn and my need to create objects with my hands. I try to bring an ‘engineered’ perspective to much of what I do, because that’s how my head works… I’m a problem solver first and an artist second."

The engineered approach is evident in the beautiful, precise and simple lines, infused with stunning textures and splashes of colour.

 View the range in store or online.

Monday, October 3, 2011

*bespoke* giveaway

A little treat for you!

Go into the draw to win a copy of *bespoke* zine by leaving a comment here. Simply state which issue you'd love to own (this is a perfectly acceptable case of judging a book by its gorgeous hand illustrated cover!) and cross your fingers until 19th October when we'll draw 3 lucky winners.

 issue #4

  issue #3

  issue #2

 *bespoke* is a quarterly independently created Australian zine all about handmade, vintage, photography, art, micro-business, eco-friendly goodness and much more – all in a sweet little A5 sized package that you can take anywhere! Professionally printed in full-colour, brimming with crafty goodness! Only 1000 units are produced of each issue and Making Spaces is a proud stockist of this delightful little zine.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Making Spaces Grand Opening :: cancellation

We have some news regarding our planned Grand Opening – Centre Management have advised Parramatta Council (who were hosting the event) that we (Council/Making Spaces/African Hub) are not permitted to hold a function in the plaza on Thursday 6th October due to public liability concerns. If you have forwarded an invite to anyone, please do let them know.

Whilst this is disappointing news and we were very much looking forward to celebrating, we are absolutely not letting this veto get us down. In lieu of an official opening, we will be hosting a Christmas Shopping Event with lots of wonderful plans, including complimentary seasonal gift wrapping and lucky door prizes. Mark Thursday 1st December in your diary! More details to come closer to the date.

Thanks for your understanding, and thank you again for your commitment to indie design, small self representing businesses and Making Spaces.

Yours in handmade
Kirrily and Kirsten