The Social Types

I recently discovered the work of talented young designer Jaz Isabella Dean and her latest project The Social Types. Jaz has designed a range of super cool greeting cards that are guaranteed to make yours the best looking gift, without a doubt. These are the cards that will get stuck on pin boards and popped into frames, as each one is a tiny work of art.

Taking inspiration from popular culture, the internet generation and her fashion background, the line incorporates unique graphics, illustrations and typography. Jaz has used striking black and white, bold colours, and gorgeous gold foil to create a series of designs that work beautifully together as well as stand alone. "I created The Social Types as a collection of prints I think customers will love themselves as well as love to share, to shake up the market and make greeting cards cool again," she says.

The Social Types studio is located in Karaka Bay, Auckland, where they are committed to using only the highest quality printing methods and sustainably sourced paper stock.

Pop over to the website to check out the full range, and make sure you follow The Social Types on Facebook and Instagram for all updates and new arrivals. Keep your eye out as the designs are all soon to available as art prints - yay!

Soft and Pretty Pastels

Now that Spring has sprung I'm noticing some beautiful soft colours emerging. Think soft green, powdery blue, dusky pink, peach and lemon.

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Pompom Home and Freedom Furniture both have some lovely examples of this, and I have selected a few from our Bibby + Brady shop too.

ella 4 tier shelf | broad stripe vessel | geo triangle print | bleeker st pendant
minnie slipper chair | tassel necklace | frenchy 4 seater sofa | tropical indoor/outdoor pouf
candy stripe futon cushions | bacall velvet wingback | hello! card

My GREAT.LY Boutique

Have you heard about GREAT.LY yet? It's such a brilliant concept and website, and I'm really excited to now be a part of it. There are three important players... the makers (all those clever people that create amazing products), the tastemakers (those who spend their days searching and writing about beautiful things, and who have built up an online presence - that's me!), and the shoppers (who want to buy all the awesome products - that's you!).

I am a tastemaker, which means that I have created a GREAT.LY boutique and filled it with my favourite products from the GREAT.LY makers. It's a win-win situation... the tastemakers promote and market their boutique, leaving the makers free to do what they do best - create. The tastemakers take a small cut on any products sold through their boutique. And the shoppers get one clean, non-cluttered market place with amazing products from around the world curated by the tastemakers who they already know and follow.

I have created seven different categories in my shop. For the Little Ones...

For your Home...


Beautiful Art...

Also, Great Reading, For your Office, and Accessorise. Pop over to check out all of my GREAT.LY boutique, and make sure you bookmark it as I will be adding and updating it all the time. Go on, become part of the GREAT.LY family.