Melbourne-based designer Liz Spry mixes contemporary design with a touch of vintage for her jewellery and homewares label, a bird of play, which launched in September 2010. a bird of play offers an eclectic mix of original laser-cut designs, hand-crafted work and vintage pieces.
As soon as we saw pieces from Liz's collections, we knew her designs would be perfect for our indie art & design store, and we're thrilled to be stocking the signature wooden jewellery tree (using wood from renewable sources), a range of felt coasters and magnet cards and selected treasures in the form of pendants made from pristing-condition vintage ceramics. The newest additions to our stock lineup are the Tangram hand-painted wooden necklaces - LOVE them!
With a background in graphic design, and experience in jewellery & homewares retail and manufacture, Liz has a unique approach to product design. By day, she works part-time as a mental health researcher investigating factors that prevent or cause mental disorders, with the aim of informing public health intervention and prevention programs. By night, she lets her crazy creative side run loose. She loves to spend time dreaming up wacky design ideas and taming them into viability! a bird of play products are sweet, stylish and sometimes a little quirky, with a focus on clean design and beautiful quality materials. Inspiration comes from nature, the past, the big things and the little things in life.