Christmas in July

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

It's July and baby, it's cold out here (in Sydney, of course). I reckon everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere is having a wonderful summer's day and I'm so jelly right now.

Anyways, I am excited to share my favourite makers + shakers from Etsy. If you're running out of ideas of what to shop this month in July, head over to Etsy for more fun and unique gift ideas.

Here's my quick guide to my all time favourite Etsy makers :)

1. Cutest Kablooie cat skirt by the lovely Brissie maker, Kaneena Fanning.

2. The softest and prettiest Merino Wool throw you'll ever own. Snuggle up with Ohhio chunky blanket. It makes me a very happy girl (The large knitted white throw on top right)

3. Gorgeous white and blue porcelain plate by Melbourne based maker, Lucile Sciallano of La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick . (As seen in the image with chocolates and pink meringue)

Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

 

Meet Hello Miss May

 
Photo Credit : Olive Tree Market

Photo Credit : Olive Tree Market

Here's to 2017! Kicking off with Olive Tree Market.

Come find me and my Hello Miss May Store at these fun design markets. I'll be selling my cute wares with other designers + makers.

Here are the list

FEBRUARY

Olive Tree NEWCASTLE Market//  SAT 4th Feb Civic Park, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Over 150 creative minds gather at this monthly market in Newcastle. Live music and good food. Details here.

MARCH

Olive Tree NEWCASTLE Market//  SAT 4th March Civic Park, Newcastle, NSW 2300

APRIL

The Makers + Shakers MELBOURNE Market//  SUN 30th April Coburg Townhall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg VIC 3058

With over 60 designer and maker stalls selling their cute wares. Link here.

MAY

Markit Market//  SUN 7th May 

Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Find 86 designers and 6 food icons at Fed Square this May. More about Markit here.

Finders Keepers SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 12th-14th May 

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Featuring over 200 independent designers from all over Australia. Link here.

NOVEMBER

The Big Design Market SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 24-26th November

ROYAL HALL OF INDUSTRIES Errol Flynn Blvd, Moore Park (next to the Hordern Pavilion)

Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place! With over 200 designers to choose from. Visit site here.

DECEMBER

The Big Design Market MELBOURNE Market //  FRI - SUN 1-3rd December 

Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC

Join us for 3 days of Christmas shopping with 230 stallholders. Find out how to get there.

Finders Keepers SYDNEY Market//  FRI - SUN 8-10th December 

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 1 Merriman St, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Featuring over 200 independent designers from all over Australia. Link here.

Markit Market//  SUN 17th Dec

Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Find 86 designers and 6 food icons at Fed Square this May. More about Markit here.

 

 

Miss May's Favourite Things

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

 

Welcome to Miss May's world, the second time around hehe. As you guys know already, I'm a kind of a collector (but my friends insist I'm a hoarder, teehee).

Of late, I've been swapping my goods with the other makers and shakers from California to London, right back down to all the cities in Australia. I'm obsessed with lapel pin and brooches lately and I wanna share it with anyone who will hear me out haha.

Below, are a list of makers and shakers with direct links to their websites. 

Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

BROOCHES AND PINS 
1. Handpainted Cat Ceramic Brooches Gail CC
2. Handpainted Strawberry + Watermelon ceramic brooch Paper Boat Press 
3. Unicorn + hedgehog + girl with a fringe wooden brooches // David Bowie + bacon & eggs + pretzel + sausage dog + fox + cactus lapel pins Hello Miss May 
4. Make For Good (Okay Sign) and Hedgehog Collar Clips Whistleburg
5. Retro Record Player + Sensitive (Tear Drop) + Pastel Pink Palm Tree Lapel Pins Color Theory
6. Cheesecake + Let's Taco 'Bout It Lapel Pins by Lizzie Darden
7. Fish In A Bowl Brooch Layang Sieraden

JEWELLERY 
1. Resin with rose gold, silver and gold foil clear bangle and pastel blue ring Sly Pony Studio 
2. Silver Studs Glacier Jewellery

CERAMICS
1. Milky Way coffee cup La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick 
2. Cloud + Heart trinket Urban Cartel 
3. Heart + From My Garden + Gather tags Paper Boat Press 

OTHER CUTE THINGS 
1. Strawberry Organic Lip Balm Archon Designs
2. Rainbow Cookies by Vickie Liu
3. Ice Cream Van dish Mima Workshop 
4. Handpainted House Plants Tara Galuska

 

 
 

My Fave Gyptian

 
Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa Photography

I love a good bag, and I found the most gorgeous go-to-bag by Gyptian! Gyptian is a small design label based in Perth, and they make the prettiest bags.  

I'm pretty much obsessed with Gyptian's latest Triangle 2.0. Perfect in size, the Triangle 2.0 is made of smooth matt and grain leather, which I simply love. There is even a hidden/secret slot which could easily fits an iPhone or a card. Love it! More images here, on Gyptian's website.

I got a chance to e-meet the founder + designer, Salma El-Batanouny, based in Perth. Check Gyptian out :)

How did Gyptian started?

I have always had a slight obsession with creating things and was making jewellery and handbags while I was at university. Once I completed my degree in civil engineering I spent 5 years working on construction sites. I would find myself appreciating the beauty in the subtle geometric shapes of the structures we were building and would often wonder how I could implement this in everyday objects that I create. Thats when I officially started Gyptian.  

What was your dream job when you were a kid? 

From as early as I can remember I always wanted to be an astronaut and although that didn’t quite workout I’m very happy on the path I’m on. 

My dream bag in 3 words... 

Structured, unique and Gyptian of course ;)

Current obsession... 

DIY everything, love experimenting with concrete and other materials in my spare time.

 

Miss May's Favourite Things

 
 
 

Welcome to Miss May's world. I'm a bit of a collector (but my friends say I'm a hoarder, haha! Whatever...). Here, I wanna share with you my favourite things, alongside my own cute designs teeheehee, all found through Finders Keepers markets and Etsy. 

Below, are a list of makers and shakers with direct links to their websites. 

Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

BROOCHES AND PINS 
1. Ice cream + Pineapple Cocktail wooden brooches Deer Arrow 
2. Courage, dear heart + Cherry + Watermelon ceramic brooch Paper Boat Press 
3. Unicorn + fox + girl with a bun wooden brooches // bacon & eggs + sausage dog + cactus lapel pins Hello Miss May 
4. Donkey wooden brooch Little Brown Dog 
5. White Kitten lapel pin Surfing Sloth

BANGLES 
1. Resin with rose gold, silver and gold foil Sly Pony Studio 
2. Pom Pom bangle Love Astrid

CERAMICS
1. Milky Way coffee cup La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick 
2. Cloud + Heart + Polka Dot trinket Urban Cartel 
3. Heart + From My Garden + Gather tags Paper Boat Press 
4. Mini Cat Vase Gail CC

OTHER CUTE THINGS 
1. Strawberry Organic Lip Balm Archon Designs
2. Unicorn + XO Heart Cookies by Vickie Liu
3. Ice Cream Van dish Mima Workshop 
4. Wooden Camera Brainbow 
5. Octagonal Mint Green Ring Polli