Three more sweet Christmas wishes from the lovely Jen from Blue Caravan - an Australian online design market which launched earlier this year. Many indie designers have their products listed on the site - and you can browse by production method! Ie. One-offs, Limited Runs, Handmade, Recycled/Upcycled, Organic, Eco/Sustainable, Locally Made or Sweat-free Certified, Ethical Trade or Fairtrade Certified.
1 Snowfawn; Love Birds Clock
why? This gorgeous clock is unbearably pretty. Telling the time never looked so lovely...
"Bluecaravan is an online [ethical]
design market, hosting a rapidly growing army of ethical producers. We love handmade, sweat-free & fairtrade products made by independent designers, artists and artisans - and we work with the philosophy that ethically produced goods simply have a quality like no other.
With thousands of products already on Bluecaravan you can find anything from recycled silver jewellery & fair trade t-shirts to organic skincare & one-off handmade pieces – directly from the designer themselves.
All our sellers are hand-picked, not only to ensure they fit into our ethical culture, but to make sure their products also meet our design aesthetic. Every product on Bluecaravan is gorgeous and can stand up in its own right with or without out the ethics tags. The idea is to provide a place to people to buy the things they love, to know the story behind their purchase and to feel good about what they are buying.
We are all about repackaging 'ethical' as a beautiful, quirky, contemporary & design based concept. No guilt-tripping and no loose hemp fashions!
It was almost impossible to pick three favorites off the site - but here it is!"
2 Paper Tree Design; 10 Vintage Magnets
why? The font of our fridge is always a moving changing testament to what is happening at any moment in our family life. These divine little vintage magnets beg for us to make order of our chaos and do their beauty justice!
3 The Unfurling Sneak; 'into the distance' bubble brooch
why? This brooch has been one of my favorites since the day it was listed. A quirky little way to remind yourself of the possibilities that lay ahead - you just have to look!
Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.
We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.