Billion Dollar View 2nd Edition - Limited Edition Artwork

For anyone who hasn't passed by the store recently we now sell the Billion Dollar View print issued as a second edition featuring some of the extra sights seen on the lampshade version. Slightly smaller but longer than the original it is an edition of 200. The demand for the first edition was very high so if you missed out then this is your second chance! They are going quickly though.

'Boom' - cranes building cranes building cranes... but what are we building?

'King's Park" a print version of the mural we created for Aspects in King's Park
shown here with our Diver wall decal

LA - a view of the Getty Center

'Paris City View' inspired by the architecture of the building and the view from the Eiffel Tower

We now stock PLUMEN designer low engergy light bulbs

How great are these? We thought they are the perfect accompaniment to our lampshades. These bulbs are low energy but sooo cool! They fit all Australian light fittings and are $38 each for 8000hrs of light!


Puzzling ornaments - festive entertainment

I have to admit being inspired by my younger sister. She was well known for being very honest and sweet at the same time. To her, Christmas cards were boring and presents were exciting so why not stop people getting bored with the card by adding a game or two inside! The kind of thing she would do is create an anagram of your name, a dot to dot or a word search inside a Christmas card to make them more interesting and prevent boredom setting in while you wait for the presents.

So, we now offer our Christmas ornaments presented as a puzzle! We give you some clues on the back of the card as it is very tricky. Creating the design this way also means we minimize waste while providing you with entertainment and some beautiful ornaments for your tree. Why not create a festive mobile using a couple of old branches?

There are 14 designs altogether created out of a 20cm square and they fit perfectly with our large jewellery tree as a space saving alternative to the full Christmas tree.

Puzzling ornaments on our jewellery tree.  A perfectly postable present.


Christmas in production

This looks puzzling!... a sneak peak at our new ornament puzzle. New screen printed ornaments available in walnut, oak and transparent red.


New Christmas Ornaments

A sneak peak at the new Christmas range in the shop today.
These designs are available as individual ornaments also in walnut and Tasmanian oak veneer.
Screen printed and made in our workshop.


New Future Shelter Baby

For those not on Facebook who have been wondering why it has been a bit quiet on the blog recently, here is a photo of our newborn baby Ben Coffey, the youngest member of the Future Shelter team! Pictured wearing a lovely little baby suit purchased at the Perth Upmarket from Pixie Kids.

A few photos of the document case in production

Here are a few workshop photos of our document case that we designed exclusively for the CHOGM commonwealth leaders. We printed the Fraser Avenue design with eco-friendly water based inks onto linen/cotton for the inside and used an industrial fabric for the outside. Screen printing and laser cutting of the fabric, padding and labels was all completed in our workshop in North Perth. Sampling and final stitching was also wholly made in Perth. Final photos to come soon... delay due to new baby in the family!


A glimpse of Kings Park....

Here are a few photos of our installation in the windows of Aspects, Kings Park.

Boom! - Outskirts Festival 24th/25th September

We are taking part in the OUTSKIRTS festival at the end of September. We are creating a two day pop-up shop and installation based around the theme "Boom! town" featuring Lampshades, Coasters,  Upcycled objects, Limited Edition Prints, Clothing, Stationery and Jewellery.

ENTRY ADDRESS: 89 James St, Northbridge.
ENTRY FEE: A smile
TIME:10am - 5pm Saturday 24th and 10am - 4pm Sunday 25th September
EVENT WEB LINK:  www.onwilliam.com.au/outskirts

We love engineers.


A giant wall of Lampshades....

If you haven't been in the store for a while you may not have seen our full collection of lampshades. We have a catalogue of designs in store. We have 4 sizes available and can also create custom colourways. If we don't have it in stock it takes 2 weeks to make a shade to order... all printed and made in Perth... what could be better :)

We also have a small range of refurbished lampbases and our own range of woodturned lampbases. If you are looking for a tall standard lamp they are hard to find and so they sell very quickly. We usually have at least one or two in store.


Yay! The plywood is here - Jewellery Trees back in stock soon

Thanks to all of you who have been paitently waiting for our Jewellery Trees and Owls to be back in stock.  Wait no longer, we have received some much awaited for plywood. We will be frantically making trees over the next couple of days and start shipping back orders on Wednesday.


A view of Western Australia

We have a new boxed set of 6 coasters inspired by Perth. Developed in conjunction with Tourism WA to represent the different regions of Western Australia. We were asked to illustrate some of their favourite views of the region. I think my personal favourite is the whale shark!


There is nothing wrong with a little bit of aeronautical engineering inspiration....

Top: New badge set
Bottom: New magnet set

I think all these engineers based in Perth are having a positive effect on our inspiration... this time from the aeronautical section. I love all those dials! Our anonymous aeronautical consultant informs me if these were the readings from your dials while flying, your aircraft may be banking just a little bit too much, your revs are too high and you are travelling at maximum speed.... we like to push the boundaries :)


Sophie in our new designs!

Well a new and old design... the Butterfly hoodie is actually a design we did for Pumpkin Patch that I found in their store last week but goes nicely with our new Crane and Giant Biscuit T!


New design from Sophie...

Well maybe not a design just yet but a lovely picture of mummy and daddy. I'm the pink one on the left, Daddy is the bluey purple. Proudly exhibited next to our new drawings of cranes on our new theme of "boom!!!!"... more on that theme to come later.


We will be at Made on the Left - Sunday 10th July

We will be showing our latest products at Made on the Left tomorrow. We will be taking over a HUGE room at the new one40william building on the corner of William and Murray St right in the centre of town. There are lots of smaller independent designer-makers that you wouldn't see at some of the other bigger markets.

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There are also some discounts available in some of the permanent stores in the same building and a chance to win an ipad2 here.


Rebecca Baumann

We don't just make our own products but we also make components for architectural models, jewellery designers and this example of components for an installation piece by Rebecca Baumann. We laser cut each of these coloured clock pieces that rotate... and yes that takes quite a bit of time! The result is stunning.



Squarepeg Home - mmmmm Danish furniture

Anyone who loves Danish Modern furniture needs to take a trip to Fremantle. Not only Danish classic designs but also locally made furniture contemporary furniture designed by Ben Savage. They are open on Sunday so we took a trip down to have a look at the beautiful designs.

At the back of the store there is a magic portal where you can see into the workshop where the locally made furniture is designed and made so we drooled over the machines too (well the engineer drooled, while the designer picked out what pieces would be prefect additions to our home and little 3 year old Sophie danced outside in the rain!)

So exciting to see more local workshops producing contemporary furniture and products in Perth!

17b Blinco Street, Fremantle.
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm


New things in the shop this week...

New "Giant Biscuit" Long sleeve T for boys - featuring
Perth cranes doing some heavy lifting with a giant biscuit.

Balloning - New Girls Long Sleeve T
The ultinmate in travel options - Hot air and bicycles

Magnet sets - Writers, Owl Forest, Tea Party and Boys Toys

Night Owl Ts for girls size 2, 4 and 6

Wooden Hair clips and Vintage Laminex Hairslides