Bird Plus Bird

Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home

A month ago I received a submission that at first, felt pretty normal. Normal in the sense the work was great, but I wasn’t feeling “attached” to it (obviously I enforce a strict, scientific acceptance process!!) But on clicking, exploring and striking up further conversation with Melissa Boardman, I discovered she was fronting a truly beautiful body of work across so many different mediums. Under the guise of Bird Plus Bird, the Wellington based artists/designer/illustrator/maker produces prints, calendars, repeating pattern (which was GORGEOUS!) and to be honest….I imagine there is a WHOLE lot more to be revealed from her!

So I am very excited to present, what I feel is, the beginnings of Melissa Boardman’s creative offering and I sure hope anyone brand people out there recognise a visual talent that might be worth collaborating with!

Work by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online /Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Pattern by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online /Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Pattern by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online /Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Pattern by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online /Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Bird Plus Bird / Melissa Boardman - New Zealand. Available online // as featured on Studio Home

All work supplied by and used with permission of

Melissa Boardman
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Fine Art Fundraiser and amazing chance to snap up local talent!

By Mickey Ross (Micimage) // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz
“Desert Boxes”
By Mickey Ross
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Its such a pleasure to introduce this project as it’s not only a bloody good cause, it is a bloody CRAZY good opportunity to snap up affordable photographic art from some of our regions best!

A Bit More Soul began as a series of photographic retreats and over the years has come to represent a community of photographers, artists, poets and creative forces all bonded by their time spent together and being dedicated to nurturing, improving and mastering their passion.
I was lucky enough to attend and speak at their D’Urville Island retreat at the end of last year, and still, even now feel the positive effects of being included in the shared discussion, connection and feedback the group very regularly takes part in online.

So when one of their pivotal attendees and founding speakers suffered a personal tragedy just a few weeks ago, the group leapt into action! And the result is this AMAZING body of donated work made available to you at incredibly rare pricing. Most of these contributors are top of their respective photographic fields, they are professionals….but the work you see below is outside of “work”. Much of it is shot on film via personal projects, travels and just their own point of view!
This group includes some personal photographic heroes and respected friends of mine – I purchased my first piece within 2 minutes of getting the “we are live” email….and don’t think I am quite finished!

Take some time to browse the small selection I pulled below and click on through to explore the complete collection PLUS the sites of the contributing artists. Then decide if the small/large version will look best in your space. (That’s not really a question…bigger is always better!)

Get purchases done online before December 19 for Christmas delivery and YES Australians and beyond, you can get involved and own too!

Support local and support a family sideswiped so close to Christmas.
EXPLORE HERE. 

By Maree Wilkonson // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Orchid”
By Maree Wilkinson

By Sam Stewart // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz
“Alpine Lake Italy” 
By Sam Stewart

 By Rachael Brown // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Wild Horses” 
By Rachael Brown

By Niki Boon // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Dandelion”
By Niki Boon

By Si Moore // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Open” 
By Si Moore

By Candy Capco // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Santa Monica”
By Candy Capco

By Ruth Brown // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Obsession”
By Ruth Brown

By Steph Killip // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Swimmer”
by Steph Killip

By Jo Currie // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Glasshouse”
By Jo Currie

By Emma Willets// New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Galle Sri Lanka”
By Emma Willets

By Kate McPherson // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Cacti”
By Kate McPherson

By Steph Killip // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Sunset Surf”
By Steph Killip

By Emily Adamson // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Milford”
By Emily Adamson

By Steph Killip // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Vegus” 
By Steph Killip

By Cassie Sullivan // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Crash”
By Cassie Sullivan

By Brydie Thompson // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Grasp”
By Brydie Thompson

By Sam Stewart // New Zealand photographers contributing to Fine Art Fundraiser hosted by A Bit More Soul // buy prints online www.abitmoresoulprints.co.nz “Lagodi Braies Italy”
By Sam Stewart
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A Bit More Soul
Fine Art Fundraising Print Store

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Pan Pottery x Alchemy

Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home
Gifting something purely handmade is super special …. but I’m pretty keen on leaving the “actual making” to the experts!
In this case it would be two Australian makers with a passion for their natural environment and some skills to boot. Angus McDiarmid of Pan Pottery (based at Lake Weyba, Noosa Heads, QLD) used a traditional wood fire kiln, kick wheel and hand dug local clays for his work. Each pot, and in this instance, travel cup is completely unique as the clay and fire decide the finish. Angus has joined creative forces with textile artist; Belinda Evans. Entirely inspired by the flora and fauna of native Australia, Belinda completed the collaboration by dying the handmade, natural cotton/linen bag using natural plant based mordants and locally foraged Kangaroo Paw, a native plant.

The cups have been carefully thought out and provide a high quality alternative to other non disposable coffee mugs out there. They have a comfortable little thumb dimple, fit under modern coffee machines and their bag makes the easy to take with!

Strictly limited numbers of totally unique products can be found online here but I would urge you to explore the work of both of these talented makers. Support local ya’ll!

Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home   Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomePan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Belinda Evans
Visit
Alchemy
Pan Pottery
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Hello/Goodbye by Shuh Lee

Hello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Shuh Lee dances along the line of installation artist/ jewellery designer/ textile designer/ fashion designe/, homeware designer with glee. To me there is always a recognisable softness to her work, in the lines and texture but in amazing balance to the quirky, poppy attitude it all seems to exude via print and colour!! Love it all!

Shuh has just released her new collection of bedlinen with some of that exact attitude.
You can explore the pillow cases and duvets/doona’s (talking to both sides of the Tasman here!) here online as well as her other goodies!

“Doodling and playing with colours is a big part of my art practice.This range contrasts my signature fun and colourful confetti print with a more subtle single-colour print.

The little dots, dashes and strokes resemble the moving thoughts of people in their daily lives. The double sided print says ‘Hello’ by celebrating the positive and colourful moments, and waves ‘Goodbye’ to the negative, embracing the silver lining in
every day life.”

Hello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomeHello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Hello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomeHello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomeHello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomeImagery supplied by and used with permission of

Shuh Lee
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Sanctuary Studio

New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home

Australian brand; Sanctuary Studio is a new blip on my radar but I instantly recognised it as a beacon to the fun loving, “more is more” kids out there! (By kids I mean “you” – the one with magpie eyes for attitude, boldness and colour in your life!)

Created by mother/daughter duo Anne Cook and Simone Rennard in 2015, they have led with a desire to collaborate with artists to create bedlinen, homeware and accessories that stand out in the fact its not all uniform!

Their new summery offering called ‘Neon Drive’ is a punchy mix of Palm Springs vs Bondi beach with a 90’s vibe spread across lush beach towels, bags, sarongs and more.

Browse away here! 

New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied by and used with permission of
Sanctuary Studio 
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Willie Weston x Koskela

Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home

We’ve touched based a few times with Willie Weston co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti since they launched their business to work with Indigenous owned and operated art centres in remote communities across Australia and in turn; transform their work into modern, high quality textiles and product.

Using the Rosie Ngwarraye Morton’s Sugarbag Dreaming fabric design, they have combined forces with Australian design champion; Koskela to produce these beautiful limited edition bean bags.

Support some local down under design that spans from maker to producer by exploring online here.
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xplore more of the Willie Weston world here. 

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