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!

The Ocean Three Ways

My husband is a mad-keen surfer, in fact he loves all kinds of water sports. Our three daughters share his love of the water. But me, I have to admit to being very much a land lover! Even though I'm not in any hurry to get into the ocean, it doesn't mean I don't appreciate it's beauty. And to prove it, let me show you three images I love, all inspired by the ocean.

I would really like this piece of art in our home. The sheer size of the photo makes it a strong piece with major impact, but it creates such a sense of calm and beauty...

At first glance this looks like water right?! Well, it's stained, polished concrete - so gorgeous! You'd feel like you were standing on a glass floor above the sea...

And this is so cool! I love words and typography, and these words would speak volumes to the surf hubby. I need to find an old board so I can recreate it for him...

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What about you... are you drawn to the ocean, or do you prefer your feet firmly planted on the ground?

Endemic World Giveaway

I am really happy to bring you another amazing giveaway, this time from the extremely
cool guys over at endemicworld
Founded by Kate and Elliot Alexander, endemicworld is
a brilliant online shop where you can find a massive range of art prints, both from New Zealand and international artists. Their selection includes typographical, illustrative and graphic art, and covers a wide price range, so their is definitely something for everyone. 

All prints are available unframed, but there are also framing options to choose from.


The giveaway I'm hosting today is a framed print of your choice to the value of $150. Simply hop over to the endemicworld website, choose your favourite print (up to $150 framed), then email me your choice, including frame colour. Share on Facebook and Twitter for an extra entry. The winner will be selected using and will be announced at midday (NZ time) on Wednesday 27 March on my Facebook page and on the blog. I'll also contact the winner by email to get their delivery address. This competition is open to all Cush & Nooks readers, wherever you may be in the world.

Here's just a few of my favourites, now you go and find yours. Good luck!

This competition is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Dave!