Saturday, December 10, 2011

Breeze Magazine - Central Coasting

For something that is so wonderful and exciting it's taken me much too long to share this with you! Sorry for holding back ;) Without much-a-do here's the very new go-to-guide for all things wonderful on the Central Coast, NSW Issue One Breeze Magazine

Michelle one of the founders of Breeze Magazine contacted us a couple of months ago with the news of their magazine(in the making) and asked Elkhorn to be a feature in their December launch. YES PLEASE! Father Elkhorn can contest to how many times I have ranted about the need for a appealing platform to showcase the beauty of the Central Coast. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I received Michelle's email. Michelle & Tim came by to photograph our studio and a few awkward shots of me while Michelle and I discovered our shared love of Halverson boats, collecting & swapped a few central coast finds! They are a truly down to earth couple dedicated to getting the word out their via beautiful photos and intriguing stories on the people and places that make the Central Coast so unique. 
Okay, so yes! I 'm slightly biased with Elkhorn's feature and my obsession with the coast but I really think this magazine is the start of something special.
Perhaps your already onto it! If you get a chance over the weekend take some time to slowly 'breeze' through! You know I recommend it, it's free and online after all xx
Snap of our Feature in Breeze Magazine Page 8-9

If only we had a magazine shoot every week... great incentive to keep the studio clean! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The small things

Logging into facebook this morning I discovered the sweetest note on our Elkhorn wall, along with  these gorgeous photos which had me grinning from ear-to-ear. A Elkhorn friend ordered these Feather totes last week as gifts for her son's teachers. Her son looks so chuffed and pleased with them, it was a real treat to see. Thanks Mun for taking the time to take these photos, I truley hope the end of the year goes well for him! I may have to commission you as photographer for future Elkhorn designs! xx

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday aspirations

Visiting the super creative Dawn Tan's blog handmadelove this morning I came across this video 'A Shelby Film for Zara' and thought I'd re-share it with you. This beautifully balanced life is something I could definitely aspire to, loft in the city, studio cabin in the forest.  Oh to dream x

Friday, December 2, 2011

Saturday to-be at Olive Tree Markets

Grove Totes- mustard

Elkhorn Mother's Sweet Pin Cushions

Bunting Bunting Bunting! to be unraveled

Cute Purposeful Pouches

Hello! Just wanted to share a few Elkhorn goodies to entice you to Saturday's Olive Tree Markets in Newcastle. Come check out our new purposeful pouches with nautical drawstring, Elkhorn mum's hand embroided pin cushions, colourful bunting and our large market totes. Plus our full range of hand screen printed table runners, cushions & tea towels!
It's going to be a long but full day of great Christmas handmade shopping from 9am, wrapping up at 6pm!  First up on my shopping list is those delicious Macarons!!! Yuo have to get in early for those. My favourite is the Lavender & honey!

Enjoy your weekend... Hope to see you there x

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elkhorn returns from Melbourne, Markit

We've had a little hiatus from the Elkhorn blog over the last week, hope you didn't miss us too much ; ) Having traveled to Melbourne for the spectacular Markit@FedSquare! Perhaps you came along and got lost in the midst of this wonderful event?! We were lucky enough to be situated next to the super talented Beci Orpin in a beautiful light filled room at Federation Square. I owe a huge thank you to my supportive & generous friend Jelly who lent me half her house for the Elkhorn Stall. I really think it was the best display yet! Of course the trip wouldn't of been possible without our Elkhorn supporters, it was lovely to meet you all!
I'll have more photos to share from Markit next week. 

The Christmas markets continue for Elkhorn this Saturday at our favourite semi-local Olive Tree Markets, Newcastle. Hope you can join us then x

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Two

This is too sweet not to share... Gotta love talking shells

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, TWO from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

barnicale blues

Love the washed an worn colours & textures of this old boat.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Elkhorn's summery brights

This week we have taken a fresh look at our Feather cushion creating a limited addition, printed on unbleached hemp/organic cotton. The result of the washed sea blues and citron came out lovely and crisp on the light natural fabric. Perfect for the brighter season.
Perhaps you can't see the difference in the fabric but we usually use a linen/cotton(with deeper beige undertones) which is currently out of stock hence the making of these. We will have these at Markit, Sunday week in Melbourne, Federation Square!

Also printed this week is our tangerine Grove cushion! It's the first time it has been made in a square cushion size.

 I snuck in one of our new pippie scarves here made with beautiful soft organic cotton!

These feather prints are each very individual as we used a wash of colours rather then a straight colour print. The citron and sea blue have been mixed with a natural clay colour. What do you think? You can see our linen feather here to compare. We do still have some linen feather cushion covers in stock and will keep this line as the linen tones lends itself to natural texture & tone lounges.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Feather Cushion - Peter Pan nursery ideas

While roaming through 'baby themed' websites looking for a few 'bb shower' gifts I stumbled across our very own Elkhorn Feather Cushion! What a surprise! Brieanne from chalk + dot styled this Peter Pan Nursery Mood Board. Inspired by Neverland, the lost boys and the art of Mary Blair (I now know who she is after a google). It's pretty unexpected for a nursery don't you think? but I love the character & sense of adventure. I hadn't yet pictured our Feather Cushion in a baby's room... but why not! there's a first for everything! Their latest mood board is all colorful accents & animals which I think is pretty cute.

Souvenirs of ETCETERA

Sibella Court's life-size exhibition featuring souvenirs from her book 'Etcetera' starts tonight! It's part installation, part photography, and part paper exhibition. I have this book and often refer to it for interior inspiration on how to display my own collections. 'At this exhibition you'll be able to feel & experience all the special textured papers that make up Etcetera, discovering them in a space that you exist in, rather than the book that you hold within your hands'.. Sounds intriguing... I wish I could make it as I love Sibella's collections and the way she brings ideas together.
It's at the Barometer Gallery, Paddington. Let me know if you go. I hope to squeeze in a visit later this week.

Exhibition dates:
Opening Night: Tuesday 15 November/ 5-7pm
Open: Wednesday 16 - Sat 19 November/ 12-6pm
Exhibition Event - Q&A with author, Sibella Court & photographer, Chris Court/ Saturday 19 November/ 2-4pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Boating

It was one of those idyllic central coast days yesterday. The weather was warm just a few clouds about and starting to feel like Summer. I spent the morning with my cousin Joel, we had a lazy breakfast & wandered down to the dog track (along Hardy's Bay) to check out the 'Classic Wooden Boat Gathering'. It was one for the enthusiasts for sure! I am lacking in all boat lingo so I'm not even going to attempt to name any of these hand made boats. Definitely just a admirer..

Joel helping 'bring in' the KURIL while I helpfully watched

A fold-away boat! It was literary pulled out of a small FWD in pieces and put together in a couple of minutes! I wonder if it would fit in my Toyota Echo!?

Watching out for his Captain!

Classic peppermint bliss

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Textural study on ropes

 I love the simplicity & textural beauty of such an ordinary everyday object as 'la corde'... sounds better in french don't you think?  Although I have no idea how to knot one!

Brisbane Finders Keepers Wrap!

The Finders Keepers magical setting - The Old Museum

The most delicious & healthy market menu kept me going with the addition of a couple of cup cakes!

Elkhorn enjoyed a beautiful sun filled spot surrounded by amazing illustrators

Emma Leonard Love love her illustrations & displays
 These are my two current favourite Emma Leonard illustrations. The washed colours are beautiful.

Beneath The Sun market debut! It was a pleasure having them next door
  Leah's illustrations were gorgeous. I think she also shares my love of the ocean & birds.. So sweet!

It's taken a few days to recover from the Elkhorn Express to the Brissy Finders Keepers. It was well worth the trip & wonderful to be surrounded by such supportive & talented designers. Thanks to my wonderful sis & great buddy Erika for helping me out for the weekend & Emma Leonard & her sister Kylie for minding my stall on food expeditions & making me laugh!

Happy saturday!

Hope your enjoying the start of your weekend and getting up to something fun! I've spent the last few days cooped up inside with an annoying cold. Finally feel on the up today and managed to get out, soak up a bit of sun & take stock of the weekend that was... The Brisbane Finders Keepers! sigh

Anyway since I had a spurt of energy I wanted to share these bright & chirpy guys (and/or ladies) as they made me chuckle this morning and I thought they'd put a smile on your dial to! Such inquisitive little fellows...

Hope to be back in to it next week with more to share then just birds! Not that their not more then wonderful x

Monday, October 31, 2011

Market to Markit!

There's only a couple of days till I pack up the car with all things Elkhorn. I'll be road tripping to Brisbane for a very fun & eventful Finders Keepers Market!
I have been very consumed lately with Elkhorn and thinking about our last markets of the year...
so I thought I better let you in on what & where we will be...

Here's the Elkhorn Express line-up

Brisbane - The Finders Keepers
Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 November

Melbourne - Markit - Fed square
Sunday 27 November


Saturday Dec 4
Saturday Dec 16

Hummm I think that nearly covers all bases.. well close enough.
Look out Brisbane, Melbourne & Newcastle ;)
Hope you can make it to one if not all of these.
There will be some great Christmas shopping all round! xx 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wharf time

Good morning!  15mins recharge with a coffee down at Hardy's Bay wharf, ahead of a big day of screen printing! Praying that the rain gods holds off! Hope you enjoy your day x


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