Coral and Tusk whose work we have featured numerous times in the magazine (read the interview with Coral and Tusk designer Stephanie Houseley here) is doing a halloween installation at Pomme (in DUMBO) who are hosting a halloween party on Saturday the 29th from 1-3 with lots of crafts, face painting, tricks and treats.
If you are thinking ahead to a handmade Christmas? Miss Cinti from My Poppet (if you don't live in Melbourne you can check out her lovely blog for lots of crafting ideas) is running a series of 3 x 2hr classes at Little Sparrow in Melbourne on Thursday 10th, 17th & 24th of November. Click here to sign up.
Wool and the Gang is the brainchild of two old friends who make style with thick needles and they have just introduced a kids line. You can purchase the items ready made, individually handknitted in Peru, or buy the kits to knit them for yourself at home. All the wool and cotton has been sourced from Peru and comes with the kit, or you can buy the yarn directly from their site. Their blog and website takes you step by step with video help for beginners and is full of knitted inspiration for everyone else. There shop is stocked with great adult sized designs as well as kids and even has some free patterns you can try.
Besides staging international knitting parties, events and fashion parades the ladies behind Wool and the Gang have thier own cool store in downtown Manhattan that I am definitly checking out. Look at all those colors!
Kyle Durrie, the proprietor of Power and Light Press has built a moveable printing studio and is travelling around the country. The back of her truck is fitted outcustom built cabinets and a workspace and several presses. She is spending the next nine or so months driving all over North America, teaching workshops, doing demos. This van and tour is the amazing outcome of combining two previously mutually exclusive passions, travelling and printing and putting out the word to raise the money through a Kickstarter campaign. She is taking her custom built van all over the country. Today she is going to be in New York at the Type Directors Club (or if you were lucky you might have seen her yesterday at the Brooklyn Flea where she was giving out free posters) Book for the talk and demonstration from 5.45 to 8 pm at 333 West 39 Street here
She has tons of other dates organised (and if your own town is not on the list you can get in touch and arrange a visit.)
While scouring Etsy for accessories for our upcoming photo shoot I came across Brood Baby, organic soft handmade knits for baby. If I was expecting the Baby Cacoon and bunting would be at the top of my registry.
Modern Playhouse has just come out with a new easily assembled play house - The Puzzle Playhouse. You can read our interview with the creater- Gitane Royce- in our last issue of Small. I love the simple clean lines and this latest design looks easy to pack up when you need the floor space back again.
When were living in a different city a friend, one that we did not know that well but had liked from the beginning, gave my new-born son a blue and white checked blanket. He is now five and sleeps with that blanket every night. We live in a different country now and probably will not ever spend time with each other again, but every time I tuck my son into bed I think of the woman who gave him the blanket that means more to his comfort than any other thing he owns.
Now we have a clever friend who is making beautiful blankets and, as I want to be the friend that gives the lovely blankie, next time I have a baby to buy for I am going to choose Sunday Gamin
Play Again follow 6 young people in America and looks at the influence screen time has on their social and private lives and asks what happens when children become completely removed from nature.
If you are in Melbourne you can catch Play Again at this great Environmental Film Festival from the 11th to the 16th of October -Play Again screens as a mums and bubs sessions (baby friendly) at the Kino on Friday the 14th of October (book here) The festival is full of moving and informative films about the state and the future of the environment.