Tuesday, 26 April 2016

gifted at unlimited | designosaur with the brighton etsy team artists open houses exhibition

Starting the 30th April, you can find our designs in Unlimited alongside 11 other Brighton Etsy Team members.

Here's a quick round up of what to expect...

Not yet seen our light necklaces in the flesh? Go and have a play,  there's two designs, they have three different light up settings and come on two different colours of ribbon! That's 12 different combinations right there!

Toby from i Like CATS is going to have some new GIANT work!

this isn't new, this is availabe in Toby's Etsy shop, new stuff you'll have to go to Unlimited for!

You'll see mooshpie's cute new ceramic pieces, each one is hand rolled from clay, cut, fired, sanded, and glazed to give you a new planter friend or cake mate!

this isn't new, this is availabe in Cheska's Etsy shop, new stuff you'll have to go to Unlimited for!

As well as these guys there are 8 other artists, if you want to find out more, head over the the Brighton Etsy Team blog.

Do go down and have a look, and pick up a present or two for your best mate (or even yourself... shusshhh we won't tell!) When you're there snapping away use the hashtag #giftedatunlimited on instagram and twitter and tag us so we can see!

Karli (and Jacques)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

#yayeverday | designosaur x i Like CATS a round up

In March we took over i Like CATS #yayevery2016 providing the drawing prompts for Toby's hashtag project.

Jacques and I decided to take it in turns to draw, so we only had to draw every other day and then about a week in, the pressure was too much and I left it to Jacques to sketch!

Here's some of the drawings we created:

21 | go to disneyland

23 | vending machine

29 | banana

1 | pineapple

4 | parasaurolophus party

6 | whale song

It was the perfect time to also work on some 'Best Friendz' pins, so we both created enamel pin designs that were made in GLITTER! Ours is a little sabre tooth cub, and Toby made a little prehistoric kitty. The idea is that you keep one and give one to your best mate! They're limited edition and available in both our shops!

Toby draws every day, 365 days a year so if you want a challenge, or just some inspiration check out his instagram for the latest prompts!

Karli (and Jacques)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

ditchling museum | collaboration

Last year we worked with the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft to create brooches for their gift shop.

As they have just re-ordered another batch we thought it was about time we told you about them!

The Hound of St Dominic was originally a wood engraving by Eric Gill which became the symbol for the St. Dominic’s Press.

To mark the acquisition of a new David Jones woodblock of the Hound of St Dominic, Ditchling Museum asked us to create some brooches!

We've never worked with designs in this way before and we were sent a photograph of that original engraving to create our designs for the brooches. 

The two pieces which we created from the design are a fully engraved hound in cherry wood, and then a hound with the red fiery torch in acrylic. This piece might look like it's two pieces, but it's actually six, and one of the pieces is not more than a slither of plastic! (it's super fiddly to glue together)

They all come in a designosaur branded gift box and you can find them at the Ditchling Museum, what are you waiting for?

Seriously though, if you haven't been you should go, it's a a great museum, filled with local design and crafts work. If you're Brighton based it's a couple of stops on the train and then a short countryside walk, easy!



PS We'll be running a typographic jewellery making workshop there in September, more details on that soon!

Photo Credit | Product Photos - Ditchling Museum of Art and Design

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

meet georgette | george gets a girlfriend

We hope by now that you've met Georgette, but if not, here's a little interview with the lady herself...


Hi Georgette, thanks for taking the time to speak to us, you are the infamous George's girlfriend, how have you found being thrust into the limelight?

Well, it's all been quite a shock, I've gone from working in a cafe in Brighton and minding my own business to being recognised when I'm queuing for my tickets at the cinema! (Have you seen Zootropolis? It really is good...) George is very supportive though and a lot of the time it's my bow that gets me the attention, George will be right there and nobody will notice him!

As chameleons you're quite shy, and as you've mentioned, blending in is more your thing, do you have plans to utilise your new found fame?

Well I've started a hashtag on instagram, I post selfies under #georgettethechameleon and I also hijacked #dayofgeorge with some selfies too. I like that I can hide a bit behind my internet persona, in person it's a different story!

How did you and George meet?

We actually met speed dating, thank goodness you only have to talk to each guy for 2 minutes! I was talking to this lizard and I wasn't listening to a thing he was saying as I could see George across the room, well I say see, I couldn't see him, but I could see an empty space, then I spotted his big eyes, and I knew he was the one for me.

What's your favourite accessory?

I always wear this purple bow, I just love it! I once saw Katy Perry wearing one similar and I thought, well if it looks great on her, and we're so similar, it's going to look great on me too!

So there you have it, thanks Georgette! :D

Yup. It's happened. Completely Mad.



PS Georgette is our collaboration with hello DODO. You can find more sensible information here.