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christmas gift guide 2014

shop indie - the indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide 2014

A selection of our favourite things to inspire your gift giving this Christmas! Unique, thoughtful gifts to delight the whole family... and all designed locally in Australia. FREE SHIPPING for all orders $40+ within Australia until Christmas! (Free gift wrapping too!)

AU $59 Scale Resin Necklace - Black and Bamboo Inspired by the flickering scales on a fish, this necklace is handmade from resin and bamboo and beautifully finished to a soft matte feel. Made in Melbourne by mooku.

AU $56 Secrets 'U' Locket - Black and Transparent This unique locket is made from resin and is designed to hold your little secrets close by; a lock of hair, sand from a beautiful beach, photographs of your darlings or a special note of love.

AU $79.95 Short Winter White Table Lamp The lampshade is a lovely off white timber veneer and the intricate tree branch design has been applied to the inside of the shade itself. Beautiful and stylish... then when the lamp is turned on, the light and shadow transform the shade into the Winter scene.

AU $79.95 Small Koi White Table Lamp Another beautiful lamp with off white timber veneer. This time, when turned on, your room will be filled with calm as koi gently swimming through the light and shadows.

AU $64.95 Sequin Earrings Such a clever, yet simple design - we adore LoveHate's new sequin jewellery! Presented in a LoveHate gift box.

AU $71.50 Sequin Necklace The colour palette is perfect - and this necklace is so pretty. Presented in a LoveHate gift box.

From AU $26 Fairyfloss Pink and Cream Matte Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka The three styles of ceramic bottle from LoveHate's new collection sit together beautifully. Mix and match different colours for different effects!

From AU $26 Charcoal and Limited Edition Gold Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka Affordable and versatile, these little ceramic bottles suit so many spaces! Each is sealed with a tiny cork. I wonder if you'll find a genie this Christmas?

AU $50 Life is Beautiful Print on Ply Blue Handmade screen printed artwork on ply panel. me and amber's designs are ideal to hang in series. Group typographic prints with geometric designs or silhouettes.

AU $95 Life is Beautiful Cushion - Natural A heart-warming sentiment and contemporary simple but clever design. The tactile nature of the linen and supporting 80% feather insert elevates it way beyond any regular department-store-style cushion./p>

AU $180 Sleepy Giant Elephant Limited Edition Screen Print An incredibly beautiful screen print made with pops of neon pink by hand by designer/illustrator Ella Leach. One of a VERY limited edition of just 30.

AU $180 Sleepy Giant Camel Limited Edition Screen Print Also sleeping is the exquisite Camel with pops of neon turquoise. One of a VERY limited edition of just 30, and a very special gift.

AU $95 Green Hello Neon Geometric Limited Edition Screen Print on Paper The series consists of playful typographic and minimalist geometric compositions printed by hand in contrasting colours using a neon palette.

AU $95 Green Line Neon Geometric Limited Edition Screen Print on Paper Edgy, contemporary prints with bolts of neon colour. This series appeals equally to men and women - so would make a unique gift for the man in your life. Something quite different to the usual fare!

AU $32 Wooden Fan Bangle - White and Natural The perfect mix of textures, shapes and balance! The Fan bangle is handmade from beautiful wood, sanded to a smooth matte finish. Made in Melbourne by mooku.

AU $30 Trinket Bowl Wood - Medium With its sculptural shape, this trinket bowl looks great displayed individually or grouped with other mooku designs. Perfect for your favourite jewellery pieces or as part of a table setting to serve nuts etc.

AU $19.95 3 Zip Coin Purse Swallows Use the zips to access three different sections in this clever & cute design.

AU $75 Tied Up Bag Swallows The Tied Up Bag is a perennial favourite. It shows of each season's prints beautifully and you really can't go wrong!

AU $38.50 Sensu Recycled Leather Necklace - Dark Green We love the shape created by the lengthening pieces of recycled leather in this stunning necklace handmade by Melbourne-based designer Dearne Herrenberg.

AU $25.30 Mushi Brooch Small - Creme, Pink, Aqua Layers of leather, felt and fabric have been cut into circular shapes and stitched together using bright pink thread. It is really one-of-a-kind, and shows off Mainichi's inspired approach to using colour & texture.

AU $78.95 Ply Ribbed Table Lamp A unique design made from 2mm ply. Innovative and sculptural, the Ply Ribbed Table Lamp makes a beautiful feature in your home. Made with interlocking pieces of plywood, many gentle curves surround the light, encasing it in something reminiscent of a seed pod or basket.

AU $69.95 Twitter Cylinder Lamp (Small) A lovely timber veneer. When not in use, the timber lampshade is beautiful and stylish... but when the lamp is turned on, the light and shadow transform the shade into the twitter bushland scene, and your room into a beautiful and unique space.

AU $29.95 Red Riding Hood 3-Way Storybook Doll (Large) Play through the whole story of Little Red Riding Hood as all the characters are contained within a single doll!

AU $29.95 Goldilocks 3-Way Storybook Doll (Large) Flip Goldilocks' skirt up over her head to reveal Mamma Bear with Baby Bear... then turn them around and you'll find Papa Bear!

AU $39.95 Limited Edition Nautical Elephant A2 Poster We love the retro styling in Wilson & Frenchy's illustration! Ideal to give with the Nautical Elephant Baby T-shirt, Bodysuit or bib.

AU $39.95 Limited Edition Little Pear A2 Poster Comes in a gorgeous wilson and frenchy mailing tube. Pair with the Little Pear t-shirt for the perfect gift!

AU $24.95 Colour Drop Pink Baby T-shirt Featureing a teardrop made of a geometric pattern of diamonds in warm bright colours. With its little frilled sleeves, this t-shirt is just gorgeous.

AU $24.95 Little Whale Baby T-shirt This adorable short-sleeved, t-shirt features a delicate a contemporary illustration of a gorgeous blue whale. It is SO cute! (Almost as cute as your bub, no doubt!)

AU $108.90 Whale Timber Table Lamp Beautifully made pale timber lamp with vibrant colours overlapping to create the playful whale image. The Whale and Autumn Lamps are indie best sellers!

AU $79.95 Autumn Table Lamp This clever design from Micky & Stevie turns the concept of a decorative lamp shade literally inside out, using the light to create the surface decoration through silhouette. The timber veneer is beautiful, and when turned on, this lamp looks magical!

AU $22 Keyring Coin Purse - Kite This high flyer carries not only your loose change, but your keys too! An ideal unique gift for a friend at a tiny price.

AU $22 Keyring Coin Purse - Heart Pretty in pale blue, the b.sirius birdie will keep your coins and keys safe. A perfect sweet little gift for Christmas.

AU $39 Rocking Horse White with Brown Pendant on Silver Chain From Meow Girl's Dollhouse Delirium collection - a sweet miniature hand painted porcelain rocking horse on a silver chain.

AU $30 White Teapot Pendant on Silver Chain Have your own secret tea party with Meow Girl's Tea Time collection!

AU $22.95 2015 Kitty Calendar 12 months of kitty goodness. Hilarious :) Able and Game finally got their own cat in December last year so due to all the inspiration this is the best kitty calendar yet!

AU $22 Tea Towel - I love you just the way I am 100% linen, 100% Able & Game's offbeat humour and distinctive illustration. Use it to do the dishes, or if you want to fancy it up you could frame it.

From AU $26 Fairyfloss Pink Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka This season's ceramics from LoveHate are just beautiful and different to anything we've seen. Small and so sweet, they look wonderful in a small group of 2 or 3. Mix and match the styles and colours. All styles also available in Cream Matte and Charcoal.

From AU $45 Limited Edition Gold Ceramic Bottles in Sea Anemone, Braid and Polka A very special limited edition gold! We are so lucky to be one of just a couple of retailers stocking this beautiful collection. LoveHate's ceramic bottles make the perfect gift!

AU $23 Glass Hanging Vase - Doughnut Elegant hanging glass vase. Co-ordinate all three shapes (teardrop, doughnut, bubble) together for a beautiful, bright display! Comes with leather string.

AU $149 Leather Camera Bag Handbag The beautiful quality leather and distinctive shape make this handbag something really special.

AU $30 Trinket Bowl Black Resin - Medium Another beautiful trinket bowl made in Melbourne by mooku. Display individually or in small groups of different finishes and sizes. Perfect as an ornament, for jewellery or for serving cold food.

AU $48 | $28 Bloom Necklace and Resin Round Ring - Emerald Green Contemporary, sleek yet pretty jewellery pieces handmade in Melbourne by mooku. Perfect to be worn together!

AU $59.99 iPad Lover Swallows The perfect accessory for your iPad (including the iPad Air). Features a magnetic closure, 8 x card spaces, a flat pocket and fits an A5 notepad.

AU $99 Sunday Bag Zambezi Relaxed Sunday afternoons and this bag go hand in hand. The perfect weekend companion for whatever you have planned.

AU $11.99 Wooden Castle Blocks Imaginative Play GameWooden Castle Blocks Imaginative Play Game This is a superb toy for developing fine motor skills. Included are a few vehicles, people and trees so it's not just about the buildings, but the whole story!

AU $22 Cuisenaire Rods This classic educational design is now available from indie art & design! Great for visualising basic maths as well as building towers! 3+

AU $47.95 Old MacDonald's Farm Your child will delight in this wonderful soft play farmyard complete with a barnyard of animals - and Old MacDonald of course in his green tractor!

AU $65.95 Noah's Ark Animal Alphabet Soft Fabric Toy This impressive fabric toy is a large soft version of Noah's Ark with pockets on both sides, each with an embroidered letter of the alphabet and containing a pair of animals whose name starts with that letter.

AU $14.50 Hello Notebook The Torn Paper range of notebooks features slogans to make you smile, accompanied by the wonderful illustrations of Dan Adams who, as you might have guessed, ended up here in Australia (having travelled from the UK).

AU $39.95 Christmas Moose with Snowman Small This festive character will has lots of Christmas cheer to share! Made in a wonderful retro (sock-monkey) style, the Christmas Moose also has his own toy snowman. Also in Large $59.95.

All gifts featured here are available to purchase from our online store. We hope you love our selection as much as we do! love, indie art & design xx

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Posted by Carolyn Price on Wednesday, December 03, 2014.

earlybird discounts christmas gift guide 2014

shop indie - the earlybird discounts indie art & design Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Get organised early for Christmas this year, with our Earlybird Christmas Gift Guide 2014. Everything is discounted - including brand new arrivals!

Many new and wonderful gift ideas for women, men, babies and kids. Our new range of Wilson & Frenchy baby clothes and affordable poster prints is just adorable and our large range of children's educational wooden toys will delight your little ones. b.sirius bags are always very popular and we've discounted the entire range - including the brand new Messenger Bag which many of you will be excited to see back in the line-up. Every gift in the Earlybird Christmas Gift Guide 2014 is discounted by at least 15%, so make your Christmas shopping a breeze and order now to save! View all items on special here: https://www.indie.com.au/shopping/specials

15% off for one week only: Micky & Stevie - our innovative and very popular collection of illustrated lights and softies will be on special strictly for one week only! Buy now to save on your Christmas shopping...

Our Australian online store is also the perfect shopping destination for expats living overseas to order gifts for their loved ones back home in Australia.

FREE gift wrapping is included with all Christmas orders!

AU $84.15 Fold Over Bag Collage A verstatile bag which can be worn two ways. Fold up to hold everything and show off the gorgeous print or fold down for a sleek smaller version!

AU $46.75 Organise Me Set of Three Bags in Collage Keep all your little things in place - make up, keys, coins, phones and everything else...

AU $67.96 Pink Confetti Owl Low Voltage Lamp A wonderful 3D fabric lamp in the shape of an owl. The confetti print is the perfect finish. Made by Micky and Stevie.

AU $50.96 Little Girl Print Lamp A wonderous watercolour scene into which a child could instantly transport their imagination, by Micky and Stevie.

AU $92.57 Whale Timber Table Lamp Beautifully made pale timber lamp with vibrant colours overlapping to create the playful whale image.

AU $55.20 Hot Air Balloon Clock This clock is cute and quirky without losing its sense of style... appealing to adults and children alike. The big perspex "balloon" dome looks amazing!

AU $33.96 Big Rabbit Blue Softie Cute and funky, this cheeky character loves to be cuddled and also looks fantastic sitting on a child's bed or bookshelf.

AU $50.96 Misty Morning Table Lamp The watercolour forest scene is wrapped around a simple, cylindrical shade and when turned on, it looks magical!

AU $92.57 In The Woods Fabric Table Lamp Children play in silhouette, dancing with their animal friends in the forest.

AU $92.57 In The Woods Timber Table Lamp The gorgeous image is printed on the inside of the cylindrical timber shade and when turned on, the lamp looks magical!

AU $92.57 Black Autumn Table Lamp This lampshade is a lovely timber veneer and the intricate tree branch design has been applied to the inside of the shade itself. It looks amazing when switched on!

AU $33.96 Christmas Moose with Snowman Small This festive character will has lots of Christmas cheer to share! Made in a wonderful retro (sock-monkey) style, the Christmas Moose also has his own toy snowman.

AU $18.70 Keyring Coin Purse - Kite This high flyer carries not only your loose change, but your keys too! An ideal unique gift for a friend at a tiny price.

AU $18.70 Petite Hanging Vase Pretty in pale blue, the b.sirius birdie will keep your coins and keys safe. A perfect sweet little gift for Christmas.

AU $67.99 Double Trouble Wallet - Collage Soft and simple but with a handy surprise, a removable coin purse tucked away inside.

AU $75.64 Melbourne Bag - Kites A favourite style, the Melbourne Bag is city sleek. It's flat so it sits close to your body and has two handy outer zips.

AU $84.15 Messenger Bag - Checked Birds (Red) Our favourite style has returned this season! Cool, practical, casual & fun, it's the perfect size and shape to carry and retrieve all that you need!.

AU $29.74 Glasses Case - Kites A brilliant gift idea when you can't think of something "different". Carrying your glasses in this pretty case will make you smile!

AU $33.96 Limited Edition Little Whale A2 Poster This sweet and very affordable print could accompany the little whale t-shirt to make the perfect gift!

AU $33.96 Limited Edition Little Pear A2 PosterComes in a gorgeous wilson and frenchy mailing tube. Pair with the Little Pear t-shirt for the perfect gift!

AU $12.71 Nautical Elephant Baby Bib A deep blue retro-styled elephant wearing a sailor's hat and red scarf sails a tiny white paper boat - an ideal gift!

AU $21.21 Little Pear White Baby T-shirtA contemporary illustration of a sweet patterned pear has been drawn while asleep with a sweet little smile on its face - super soft, and so adorable!

AU $21.21 Colour Drop Pink Baby T-shirt Featureing a teardrop made of a geometric pattern of diamonds in warm bright colours. With its little frilled sleeves, this t-shirt is just gorgeous.

AU $25.46 Colour Pop Baby BodysuitThis super soft white baby onesie features a colourful, playful & contemporary design - gorgeous!

AU $42.08 Wooden Zulu Cufflinks Red/Blue Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply these round cufflinks feature graphic, tribal inspired patterns printed with red and blue details.

AU $42.08 Wooden Flag Cufflinks Neon Blush A pair of flags - one colourway the reverse of the other!

AU $46.70 Basket Stainless Steel Earrings Inspired by the intricate weaving of an African basket, this design is a Polli classic and suits nearly every face shape.

AU $84.95 Sterling Silver Lotus Ring - Black This sterling silver lotus pod has been filled by hand with black resin. The integrated comfort fit band is adjustable yet still solid and smooth to wear.So beautiful.

AU $33.66 Doily Wooden Brooch - Macaroon Inspired by vintage lace, the pattern and colours of this brooch are so pretty..

AU $63.58 Tandem Stainless Steel Pendant This bicycle built for two carries Duffy the dog, a baguette and a bottle of wine. Love it!

AU $46.75 Vintage Pram Stainless Steel Earrings These sweet, vintage prams feature filigree detailing.

AU $21.51 Wooden Heart Childrens Pendant - Watermelon Sweet Polli is designed especially for little ones with a magnetic clasp which is safe and simple for little fingers - so sweet!

AU $56.10 Star Dress Pink The stand-out from this season's collection from Knuffle Kid! Your little girl will adore the Star Dress with its tiers layers of beautiful fabrics - hand screen printed / cross stitch / stripes... Sizes 2 and 4. Oooh!

AU $39.91 Tutu Dress Vintage Pink Your little girl will be delighted by this gorgeous tutu dress with vintage pink tulle skirt and rose pink stretch knit top. It is finished perfectly with a hand crocheted flower. Available in sizes 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4.

AU $16.99 Wooden Vehicle and Traffic Sign 16 Piece Set A wonderful mix of essential vehicles and traffic signs! Your child will delight in making up stories with endless possibilities.

AU $22.94 Build a Picture Geometric Mosaic Wooden Puzzle This boxed set of brightly coloured wooden shapes offers your child endless possibilities. The set includes 8 wooden picture boards, each featuring a different coloured pattern image.

AU $8.49 Wooden 4 Layer Egg Chicken Hen Puzzle An innovative puzzle built in 4 layers - each layer shows one step in the life cycle of a chicken. Images depict the egg in a nest, the egg hatching into a chicken, the larger chicken and the grown hen sitting on a nest of eggs.

AU $10.19 Ladybird Flower Press This super sweet flower press is wonderful idea to get you and your kids out exploring the garden!

AU $41.64 17 Piece Pink Wooden Afternoon Tea Set with Tray Your child will delight in entertaining their toys, friends or yourself with this colourful wooden afternoon tea set. The tray is an ideal size for little hands and there are so many items with which to create a story!

AU $31.44 Wooden Fire Engine with Folding Ladder and 2 Firefighters A wonderful, solid wooden fire engine which is a features a folding, rotating wooden ladder and a hose made from rope with a wooden nozzle.

All gifts featured here are available to purchase from our online store. We hope you love this earlybird discounted selection as much as we do! love, indie art & design xx

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Posted by Carolyn Price on Thursday, October 09, 2014.

sweet little things for home... or the perfect Christmas gift

LoveHate ceramic bottles in pink, white, charcoal grey and limited edition gold, available from www.indie.com.au.

Just arrived:

LoveHate's incredibly beautiful new collection of ceramic bottles.
Perfect to group on a windowsill or sideboard, or a thoughtful and unique gift (at an ideal price).

Each style is available in Fairy Floss Pink, Cream Matte and Charcoal and Super Limited Edition Gold. We're so excited to be one of only two retailers to be stocking these very special little pieces in gold! They look stunning grouped together or with one or two from the rest of the collection.

15% OFF introductory special* ends midnight Sunday 12th October.
Sea Anemone Bottle Pink/Cream/Charcoal now $22.10, Ltd Ed. Gold $49
Braid Bottle Pink/Cream/Charcoal now $24.65, Limited Ed. Gold $54
Polka Bottle Pink/Cream/Charcoal now $27.20, Limited Ed. Gold $59
Click here to order yours now...

*introductory special excludes Limited Edition Gold bottles
These will be appearing in your favourite mags soon, and they're sure to be snapped up quickly...

LoveHate ceramic bottles in fairy floss pink, available from www.indie.com.au.

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Posted by Carolyn Price on Thursday, October 09, 2014.

press for indie illustrated lamps

Micky & Stevie Black Autumn Table Lamp from indie art & design featured in the A Plus section of the Australian, June 2014.

We were thrilled with the response to a couple of recent features in the press and wanted to share these with you. Our Black Autumn Table Lamp ($108.90) was featured in the A Plus section of The Australian on June 21. The response has been overwhelming, and we've had to reorder twice in less than two weeks! We have plenty in stock now :) This design is stunning, with the Autumn scene printed onto the inside of the timber veneer shade so that the image is revealed when the lamp is switched on. It really is special.

Micky & Stevie Whale Timber Table Lamp from indie art & design featured on Babyology, June 2014.

Brand new Mickie & Stevie Whale Timber Table Lamp in stock!

Our brand new Whale Timber Table Lamp ($108.90) from Micky & Stevie is proving to be a big hit and was featured on Babyology!
It's a new style with the image printed in semi-translucent colours onto a timber veneer shade. The blues waves overlap and you can see the woodgrain texture though the image. Completely adorable, and an ideal gift for a newborn or a child's birthday.

We offer flat rate shipping to anywhere in Australia - so our range of lamps are affordable no matter where you live!

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Posted by Carolyn Price on Wednesday, July 09, 2014.

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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.

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