Can you help?

We have started a new illustration project with the Local History Centre... 
Do you or your Nanna have some stories to tell?
We are collecting photos and stories about North Perth people living and working around Angove Street in the past and present. Your stories and photos will be used as inspiration to create a unique illustration showing the history and vibrancy of Angove St. The final illustration will be displayed at the Angove Street Festival, Sunday 1st April 2012.

What do we need?

We would love to see your old photos, hear your stories of life around Angove Street.  Tell us if you are a talented musician living on the street or if you have ever kept a goat in the garden or if you remember the Mango tree on Woodville street that made the best mango chutney... tell us your story!

How to contribute:

PHOTOS :  Photos of Angove Street both old and new are welcome! With your permission we will scan your photo and return the original.

STORIES : Your stories big or small can be submitted in writing or via email to stories@futureshelter.com.

Drop your photos and written stories into Vincent Library and Local History Centre, 99 Loftus Street, Leederville or into Future Shelter, 56 Angove Street. 
Please include your contact details with your submission.

WIN! All submissions will go into a draw to win 
a signed and framed print of the final illustration.




Every kid wants to be an astronaut when they grow up (or at least that was one of my dreams!), but it doesn't always happen. So how about the next best thing : a Spaceman tshirt. Available in mens medium, large and x-large. The most special element of the tshirt is....the Spaceman is flocked! It's almost like stroking a kitten (and you know how everyone loves doing that).  And for the ladies that wanted to always be an astronaut, there is always the Spaceman wall decal to adorn a surface as a reminder of your childhood dreams.


Hello Friday

Hello Niina here!

You may have seen me working in the shop on a Friday or Saturday, I help put things together and keep the shop in working order. As you know from the previous blog post, Jane and Adam are busy making new things and going on new adventures. So to help ease the load, I'll be making new blog posts every Friday (if time permits!) to make sure all of the Future Shelter fans have their appetite for good design satisfied.

Now you all know our cheeseboard, hardy yet stylish with laser engraved designs ranging from geometric shapes to birds and trees. The wood we normally use is Tasmanian Oak but in the workshop the boys have been experimenting with Jarrah.

They used the always popular Bird Tree design as well as the very sweet Teacup design to engrave on the boards. The photo doesn't do them justice, the colour of jarrah is very hard to capture! And here are a couple of close ups but to get the full effect come into the shop and have a gander.


February News

No we haven't gone anywhere, we're still busy making things! We've been doing a lot of planning and thinking over the last few weeks and we're really excited about this year. So far this year we've written and illustrated a new book which is still in progress, we've survived the school holidays and the Perth heat wave, we have introduced new cheese boards in sheoak and other native offcuts, we've created some new kiddy size lamp bases and have some new illustrated baby suits in the making. We will be doing a call out for all your old photos and stories around the Angove Street area to help create a special illustration for the Angove Street Festival which is scheduled for 1st April. We also have an exhibition coming up at FORM in Port Hedland mid April. We'll be flying up in Feburary to be inspired by giant machinery and vast landscapes. Finally we'll be refitting the shop area to bring some of the workshop into the shop space so you'll see us making things. So we may have been quiet but we've had our heads down working hard getting lots of new ideas finished as well as looking after 4 month old baby Ben :) Jane and Adam