Thursday, June 25, 2009

XOMonique Germon

A quick hello to say that the Monique Germon clothing label with added winter accessories and will be exhibited at the Winter O&E Market this coming Saturday. My items will be kindly displayed alongside the creations of Tasmanian artists/designers - Sarah Elliot and Simone Pfister

Here's to a Winter Market Wonderland. 

XOMonique Germon

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some new things from Tara Badcock PARIS + TASMANIA

I've been making shoulder bags with red kangaroo leather backs and bird embroidered fronts I'll have a couple for my ODD+EVEN stall, along with new purses that are Alice in Wonderland themed...I've been obsessively watching Jan Svankmajer's stop-animated film 'Alice', which is brilliant, and is inspiring me enormously!

I will get some more of these cushions made for next weekend, although they won't be the same size/shape (my cushion insert supplier seems not to be answering emails/phone calls, so I hope they get in touch soon?!).

Domestic Jacky Winter cushion, 2009 (silk and Tasmanian Merino wool with freehand machine embroidery, 50 x 60cm).

Majestic Teapot cushion, 2009 (silk and Tasmanian Merino wool with freehand machine embroidery, 50 x 60cm).

Oh, and I'm making some similar-looking tea cosies with the silk and wool too....

Have a lovely week everyone and see you all on Friday/Saturday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone. I thought I would show you just a little of what I have been working on for my stall. I'm very excited to be participating for the first time in the Odd and Even market. There will be original illustrations, digital prints and plenty more but you will just have to wait until the 27th! :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hello, we are Pip Emma: In the Afternoon

We are inspired by free afternoons, spontaneous tea parties, cake eating, the whiskers on kitties, melodic tunes, crushes on nice shoes, garden paths, transitory spying, your grandma's jewellery box, art deco green, fiery heroines, perfect letter press, forgotten postcards, secret histories, hidden love soon declared, wet stamps, blue stocking suffragettes, masked smugglers, red ballet shoes, the spit of punk rock, plenty of gin and tonic, rooms with open fires matched with open windows, being a little lost in fog, kissing in back alleys, handsome dada, things long forgotten found in the dark under houses and novels.

We make jewelery from laser cut wood, found things and vintage pictures.
We also gocco-print paper products.

You can find us at Cube Art + Design or by emailing and of course at the next Odd + Even!

See you there x

p.s. Currently we are having a week-long tea party in the window at Cube, come by and say hello

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello from With Love!

With love is a collective of three design minded friends; Meg Perkins, Madeleine Glover and Bec Adamczewski

We will be showing a lavish selection of handmade and vintage items including jewelry, gift cards, notebooks, cushions and home-wares. More images and descriptions to come!

See you at ODD + EVEN!


I just wanted to share this with everyone, as it's quite a fun idea and a lovely prize offered!

Are ugly cushions hiding in your home? Cluttering up your sofa? Do you have the winner of the small acorns ugly cushion competition lurking in your midst? If so, offer it up for public vote (& ridicule) in our online ugly cushion competition, and you could win the chance to exchange your ugly cushion for beautiful new Designers Guild cushions, thanks to Designers Guild and Small Acorns.

We’ve been inspired by Design*Sponge’s annual Ugliest Pillow Contest which we have spent the past few years watching with amusement from afar. Unfortunately D*S’s contest is only open for American entries and we think it’s such a great idea that Small Acorns has decided to hold our own Southern Hemisphere version.

The person with the ugliest cushion in New Zealand, as decided by public vote, will win Designers Guild cushions of their choice to the value of $500.

Here is a rundown & the rules of the game:
1. This is an online competition. All cushions must be photographed and emailed to by MONDAY 22nd JUNE at 8am.
2. All photos must be attached in jpeg form (thats standard, straight from your camera photo file type). Please do not send website links or flickr links.
3. Please style your cushion for beautiful photography, extra credit will be given for nice photos of ugly cushions!
4. Write ‘ugliest cushion competition’ in the subject line of your email.
5. We will narrow entries down to a final 10. Once the top 10 (or ugliest 10) are decided, we will publish them online at, and the winners will be decided by public vote.
6. Entry is open to New Zealand and Australian residents.
7. 1st place will win Designers Guild cushions to the value of $500 to replace their award-winning ugly cushion. 2nd & 3rd place will each win one new Designers Guild cushion of their choice to the value of $150. Please note – the winners will need to surrender their ugly cushions to be able to claim their prize.

Too afraid to enter? Don’t be! Our aim is not to trash – simply to celebrate the worn, over-loved, dog-chewed, moved-on-from puffless pillows of your past! And all entries will be posted on a first name basis only. You have nothing to fear and a life of gorgeous cushions to gain!

Thanks to Designers Guild for donating the new cushions!

The 10 ugliest cushions, as decided by the Small Acorns team, will go to public vote on the Small Acorns website between June 24th and July 1st with the winners announced on Thursday 2nd July, 2009.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Handmade Nation screening at Odd + Even Winter!

We are incredibly happy to announce that Odd + Even will be hosting a screening of the super neat indie craft documentary Handmade Nation directed by the lovely Faythe Levine.
Wow, now that's something to leave your house for, don't you think?
To find out a bit more about Handmade Nation go here
and here

Sunday, June 7, 2009

It breaks the ice at parties....nudge, nudge...

Hello! Its Tara Badcock here, posting the first stall-holder post (gulp!)
I'll keep it simple as I'm still working on all the pieces for ODD+EVEN and I'm always happily suprised and delighted when I make something I didn't expect to there will be more images next week from me.

This week's feature pics are two purses I made for the NICHE Market in Launceston (sorry...plugging another market here!). The second image is a purse that has a silk velvet front with hand embroidered flaming heart, and a red kangaroo leather back, with silk braid strap, Aunty Cookie printed linen lining and zip fastening. The second purse is made from Furnishing fabric off-cuts of silk velvet, with silk satin and freehand machine embroidery of my favourite teapot! The back is kangaroo leather and similar finishing to the first purse mentioned.

I may still have the silk velvet heart purse for ODD+EVEN, or variations on the theme.
I'm looking forward to O+E, and begin able to spread out a bit more in the luminous spaciousness of the Long Gallery! See you all there?!