Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Peppermint Magazine :: Issue 19


Summer may be just around the corner but we are excited to finally have a chance to sit down and check out the new Peppermint Spring Issue 19!

Recently celebrating their fifth birthday, Peppermint are continuing the celebrations in this latest issue - see below for how to win one of five posters from the first edition of our More Than Words art series (illustrated by Letitia Green)! Meanwhile, see what their stylish friends in Perth have been up to in their Restyle Challengea great project to take part in in Melbourne, and the beautiful things happening as part of Etsy and Kiva's partnership. Don't forget, subscriptions for Summer Issue 20 are now open - one lucky subscriber will even feel the wind in their hair as they ride off on their very own LINUS bike! 

We were super excited to see our latest BrisStyle member collaborative ad with a host of our favourites taking part! Check them out on the BrisStylers page of our website!

Hacklock, Candykins Craft, Ministry of Handmade, Lindy B Designs, Bushman's plaited belts, Collecting Feathers, Clear Conscience Soaps, Eklectic Mix, Good Golly its Molly, Bog Standard Design, The Thinktree, Miss Rockabilly, Barry Johansen, Knot Another Etsy Store, Michelle Pujol, Bunny Hornet, Jetta's Nest, Zillpa, Rabbit & the Duck, Bravo Juliet Designs, Mint & Lime, Each to Own, Gosyma, Jessikajack, Catamation

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bondville 10th Anniversary Charity Auction!

To celebrate 10 years of writing on Bondville! the ever lovely Steph Bond has decided to forgo the traditional giveaway, and is hosting an absolutely massive Bondville 10th Anniversary Charity Auction to benefit the Children's Cancer Institute Australia!

And when she say's massive, She mean's that she has already received $2500 worth of products for Mum, Kids and Home, donated by incredible, generous, Australian designers, with many more to come. Each of those products will be auctioned on eBay from 15th Nov - 30th Nov 2013, starting at just 99c! It's a fabulous opportunity to pick up something gorgeous from Australian brands, just in time for Christmas!

An exclusive Polli stainless steel woven doily necklace, special colourway for the Bondville Charity Auction: RRP $219.95 | One-off handmade Craft Schmaft hot air balloon mobile: RRP $150.00 (DIY kits retail for $65.00) | Yellow and charcoal velvet pom pom cushion covers from Rachel Castle: RRP: $98 | Alimrose Violet doll from Baby Donkie: RRP: $49.95 | eeni meeni miini moh Special Dress in vanilla: RRP $109.95 | Uimi organic/Egyptian cotton Indiana cot blanket: RRP $165.00 | A collection of the red thread sewing patterns, kits and fabric panels: RRP $132 | Firecracker felt ball rug from Happy As Larry Designs: RRP $399.

Head over to the Bondville Charity Auction page to view all the products as they come in. If you would like to be reminded about the start date, Steph will send an email out on the 15th November to my monthly mailing list. You can sign up here.

If you are a local company and you would like to donate an Australia-designed product or service for Mum, Kids or Home, please head to the Submissions page. Submissions are being taken right up until 14th November 2013.

We wish Steph all the very best with her fundraiser and congratulate her on 10 years of Bondville! and can't wait to check out all the fabulous products as they are added to the auction.

Image Credit: Lisa Tilse (the red thread) for the above logo creation.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIN a Christmas Shopping Voucher at Twilight this Friday :: Oct 18 :: 5-9pm BrisStyle indie Twilight Market

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Nearly 100 BrisStyle artists and crafters are getting set to light up King George Square again this Friday night from 5-9pm!
Along with all your faveBrisStyle indie Marketeersyou'll find a host of newbies showing off their locally handmade must-haves.
Swing out to the live sounds of Still Standing and refuel at The Groove Train and Coffee Hit.
Invite your friends and plan for a night out in Brisbane City!
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Go into the draw to WIN one of 4 x $50 Christmas shopping vouchers to be spent at either of our December Markets.
Simply visit the BrisStyle Promo table this Friday night and tell us how you heard about the markets!
Double your chances of winning by coming along to the Nov 9 City Hall Markets and go into the bonus draw to win a limited edition Ella Mobbs print.
getting there
Park: King George Square Car Park for only $12 after 4.30pm
Additional Parking:Brisbane City parking options
Bus: King George Square Bus Station directly under the venue
Train: Roma St / Central Stations.
Bathrooms: Behind the Groove Train restaurant.
Disability Access: Via the ramps leading from Adelaide and Anne Streets or via the lift from the car park
Date: Friday October 18
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City,
Time: 5pm-9pm
See you all there!
Presented by BrisStyle Inc. and proudly supported by Brisbane City Counciland Peppermint Magazine.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Spring into City Hall for simply gorgeous BrisStyle indie Market tomorrow, Oct 12.

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Meet the designer of our new flier Ella Mobbs tomorrow!
::More than just simply gorgeous local handmade!::
Tomorrow is set to be another simply gorgeous City Hall market day.
With a host of on-site happenings includingBrisbane Open House and FREE cupcakes for the first 250 children at Shingle Inn, there's every reason to make a day of it!   
Please do take the time to meetall the amazing artisans epecially designer Ella Mobbs who will have limited edition prints of the amazing artwork she has created for our new fliers. Ella will have her pen at the ready to personally sign a new BrisStyle flier for you too!
Find all your favourite City Hall Marketeers here and #brisstyle on instagram to find market specials, works in progress and more..
creative happenings
Your fave BrisStyle Markets have been shortlisted for Best Craft Market in the2013 Australian Craft Awards!
Thank you all so much for your inspiring suggestions over the years, making the BrisStyle Markets truly a unique event created by a dedicated handmade loving community.
We'd be super thrilled if you would share the love by popping over and rating BrisStyle Markets for the award.
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The sweet sounds of Leanne and Kirk from Little Lam are set to fill the markets again tomorrow.
They love to make music, love the planet and hope that you are inspired by the music they make.Find out more about this giving indie duo here.
city hall happenings
The 2013 Brisbane Open Houseweekend kicks off with their info hub situated in King George Square.
Take the time to explore City Hall and learn more about the architecture behind our historic market home.
food glorious food
The first 250 children to visit the City HallShingle Inn on Saturday will each receive a special edition Brisbane Open House cupcake…for FREE!
You'll find them right at the entrance to the Markets where the whole family can sit in our open air courtyard and enjoy your sweet treats.
getting there
Park: King George Square Car Park for only $12 per day!
Additional Parking:Brisbane City parking options
Bus: King George Square Bus Station directly under the venue
Train: Roma St / Central Stations.
Bathrooms: Adjacent to Ann St Foyer
Disability Access: Main entrance to City Hall via King George Square.
Date: Saturday October 12
Where: In the Sandgate, Sherwood Rooms and Ann St Foyer on the ground floor of Brisbane City Hall, right next door to the Shingle Inn.
Time: 9am-3pm
follow us
Please do invite your market loving friends here and post all your market pics to our Facebook Page and Instagram with big @brisstyle and #brisstyle so we can share the love right back.
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