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January 19, 2011


Happy New Year everyone!! And what a strange and emotional start to the year it has been with the huge floods around the country. It really is wonderful to see the community working together to get everyone back on their feet.

On another note, here are some beautifully retro flavoured prints by Melbourne based inaluxe. The prints are of gorgeous vintage style graphics and sweet animal imagery in vibrant retro shades.

November 11, 2010

blacklist studio prints

Need a little loving? Here are some sweet prints from Sydney-based creative design Blacklist Studio fronted by Nathan Johnson, along with stylist-wife Jaynie. They’ve created a range of adorable prints based on the theme of luurve! These would make a lovely gift for that special someone at Christmas time which is already looming ahead of us!

October 5, 2010

Lila Ruby King

We love random finds and Etsy’s new suggested shops link is a great way to discover new designers who you’ll love based on your current favourites! We came across contemporary jewellery designer and illustrator Lila Ruby King, originally based in Australia but is now located in Athens Greece (she followed a boy there!). Anna, also has an etsy shop full of print goodies which are equally sweet.

August 17, 2010

zoe ingram

Get a serious colour injection with Zoe Ingram’s stunning kaleidoscopic art prints. Ingram is a trained textiles designer and illustrator based in Adelaide. These are just the antidote for the cold weather which is hanging around as we wait for spring around the corner. Get one (or two) from her etsy shop

May 2, 2010

naomi murrell

Naomi Murrell’s online shop has some fantastic goodies available which won’t break the bank. We love her cheerful prints and sweet range of jewellery. Naomi is a creative soul who is based in Adelaide, and you can read more about her here.

June 16, 2009


Wilkintie is the brainchild of a creative Melbourne couple Carly Hargreaves and Niels Oeltjen. The project evolved from their love of letterpress printing and a desire to collaborate with amazing and well loved contemporary artists and illustrators from around the world.

Niels Oeltjen, himself is a wonderful illustrator and painter better known as Nails. Carly Hargreaves has a history in contemporary dance and, more recently, publishing.

Pictured here is a tantalising selection of their beautifully crafted letterpress artworks, all of which are available in their online store (top to bottom – Niels Oeltjen, Apak and Tim Biskup)... Gosh, what a line up! Be sure to click on the link to see more fabulous artists.

September 4, 2008


We’re absolutely floored by Milan, a very talented 11 year who has set up his own etsy shop called Moofus. It is a little gallery of prints of his original drawings depicting his home turf Sydney, beaches and streetscapes. And get this… a percentage of his sales goes to charity International Animal Rescue! Obviously his talent and genius eye for composition and colour runs in the family. Check out his mum’s brilliant screenprints at alyoisiusspyker.

May 26, 2008

kareena zerefos

We are hugely excited for one of our favourite artists Kareena Zerefos, who is holding her first solo exhibition in Sydney from the 4th – 10th June at the MTV Gallery. Kareena is a Sydney artist and freelance illustrator with work conceptually based around memories, dreams and nostalgia. Her distinctive illustrations combines traditional media such as ink, pencil and gouche with digital graphics. Some of her limited edition prints are available for purchase at modamuse.

April 26, 2008

yellow monday

Look at these adorable prints by Linda Kruger who is a Sydney based visual artist with a background in printmaking, textile design, and video production. Her drawings feature quirky characters and critters which have a sweet whimsical, childlike quality – just our cup of tea! In particular her arrangement with the ceramic jars, wooden spoons and lovely bird print (see bottom image) is just gorgeous. Her work is available on etsy at yellow monday, which is also the name of a cicada found only in Australia.

April 7, 2008

elly yap

Eleanor Yap is a 23 year old talented freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Melbourne, Australia. Recently in collaboration with Australian fashion label
Dhini, her textile designs appeared on the catwalk of the 2007 Australian Fashion Week at Dhini’s celebrated collection ‘Song of the Drowned’.

Elly is soon to release a limited edition run of one of her beautiful illustrations called ‘The Fountain’ which was initially created for Save By Art’s exhibition ‘Wild Things’. [Stay tuned for an update here or check out her blog for more details]. This print was inspired by the fountain in her mother’s garden, and the vines, orchids and other plants surrounding it. The detail and colour is just extraordinary – you can just look at it for hours and marvel at the complexity. So have a look at her site Elly Yap and discover more about her amazing work.

February 10, 2008

Eveline Tarunadjaja

Even though Eveline Tarunadjaja’s works mostly recognizable by the amount of hair she illustrates, they’re also full of sugary and mischievous imagery inspired by her love for stories, Asian customs, 70’s French semi-porn and elephants.

She recently co-curated and exhibited in ‘Cups and Cuddles’, an Australian female illustrators group show and also being a part of Grafuck 3 book launch and exhibition in California, their annual show ‘NeuLover’ in Portland, Oregon, as well as featured in various publications such as: Frankie (Australia), Elle (Romania), Vogue Girl (Korea) and Elle Girl (Korea).

Some of Eveline’s lovely lovely limited edition prints can now be bought from modamuse so check out our store for details.

September 6, 2007


Skaffs is a collection of really cool illustrations and flash animations by artist Luke Feldman. His distinctive style, luscious use of colour and composition has been adapted to range of products including giclee prints, skateboard deck design and even a scooter decal!

June 13, 2007

my folk lover

Catherine Campbell is an artist and illustrator who lives in Melbourne. She specialises in these whimsical watercolour, ink and paper collage doll prints which are for sale at her online store called My Folk Lover’s Shop. There’s an assortment of pretty prints, illustrations and artwork that would be perfect for any crafty princess!

May 17, 2007

alejandro rolandi

These are some of the most mesmerising underwater images we have ever seen. They are part of a series called “Serenas” by dance photographer Alejandro Rolandi. Combining his love of dance, photography and the ocean into a single work, he explores the effects of underwater light, movement and buoyancy on the dancer’s body.

March 15, 2007


There’s been a few great New Zealand finds over the past week or so. Here we have a couple of very charming limited edition gocco prints from Bernadette Sipkes, an illustrator living in Auckland. Her inspiration comes from vintage wallpaper and Scandanavian designers such as Marimekko, Florence Broadhurst, Lotta Jansdotter, Lefor Openo. They are available for purchase at sugarloop.

January 29, 2007

tiffany shafran

You can find a selection of some very delicate and intricate artwork by artist Tiffany Shafran on her website. Drawing upon her training and background in fashion, craft and illustration, she uses a combination of sewing, gouache painting and printing to create her beautiful pieces. We especially love the subtle colours and compositions of bird and lace motifs.

September 12, 2006

eden ripley

I was especially excited to stumble across Eden Ripley not only because of the amazing photography but also because the imagery capture the essence of New Zealand so well. Having visited the South island last year, I really think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, and from Eden Ripley’s Online Shop you can purchase photo blocks and see a bit of NZ on your wall everyday.