Happy walls make happy people. It's true! Scientists have found that viewing art increases dopamine and the activity in brain’s frontal cortex which results in experiencing pleasure similar to as being in romantic love. Isn’t that a good enough reason to add few pieces of art to your surroundings?
In My Backyard is the range of sweet and cheerful goodies by illustrator and designer Katie Wilson. Inspired by nature, Katie applies her work to a range of products, including paper goods and stationery, art prints and hand crafted accessories.
Ame holds that "Family's are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one." No matter what your family background is, everyone has a desire to know who their ancestors were and where they came from. We are on a mission to fill peoples homes with art that tells a story showcasing family history in a creative, modern way. Our family trees are a way to celebrate family connections, celebrate families joining by marriage or even a new generation.
Currently we are one of the only New Zealand businesses designing customised family trees and feel our designs celebrating New Zealand flowers will connect with a wide audience. Christmas is a time where families come together and our family trees will make the perfect gift.
Elyse Creation offers her inspirationnal Art work with cards, prints and original watercolor. Her art is a lot about unconditionnal love, nature and spirituality. She hopes that her images will bring joy and happiness into people's life. They can be a perfect addition to your home or a very special gift.
Emily Caygill Illustration offers archive quality, giclee prints of her original coloured pencil illustrations. Each work is a beautifully detailed alphabet letter filled with an assortment of items beginning with that letter. Display alone or pair up with more prints from the collection to spell out a whole name. Children (and adults!) love identifying all the items in each illustration. Emily also has a few beautiful prints of her illustrated classic cookie recipe - a perfect gift.
Georgette Thompson creates works ranging from realistic portraits and landscape oil paintings through to humorous watercolours. Her works are detailed, realistic and bursting with Kiwi pride. Her range of limited edition giclee prints and smaller prints showcases her variety of New Zealand landscapes and animals. Inspired by the success of her Native Bird Christmas cards, Georgette has an exciting new range of bird cards which will be available at the Encraftment Christmas Market.
Jett Black is a home based studio designing modern and playful decor and accessories for you and your little ones. The range includes fun wall flags and prints, soft books, height charts, decals and more. With a focus on unique typography and illustration, and of course in their signature black and white, they have developed a range to bring a smile to your face and brightens up your rooms!
Just South West brings botanical art prints and home goods celebrating florals and photography since 2015 by artist Stacey Weaver. As seen in Homestyle, Your Home & Garden, Latitude and Stuff Lifestyle, Stacey creates the collection from her sunny home studio in Christchurch. Shop a large collection of botanic portraits for your walls as well as home textile products that are made from luxurious fabric with a rich digital print, designed to be used, loved and become your favourite.
Lark and Yarn showcases a range of unique crochet designs and patterns, from simple everyday studs to statement earrings to original wall art. Everything has been carefully hand-crafted with small crochet hooks (size ranging from 1.5mm down to 0.4mm!) and colourful cotton threads, then stiffened for durability. Lark and Yarn brings a contemporary take on an old craft for the modern taste.
Libby Chambers paints colourful, mixed media artworks that pay homage to nature, women and her rural upbringing. She sells limited edition fine art prints and also a range of bespoke textiles.
Sarah Grieg Illustration and Design showcases local illustrator Sarah's range of original watercolour illustrations, prints and gift-cards inspired by nature and love.
Sarah Reimer Designs offers unique travel inspired products including handbound books, photography prints, cards, fibre art and more. With a focus on sustainability, Sarah's mission is to live a life full of curiosity and wonder, leading her to experiment with different photography and craft projects- all by hand and with a story to tell. You can find her travel photography intertwined with different mediums including handmade paper, fabric, and wood. Having just recently moved to Sumner, her latest projects have involved local coastal photography and macrame floor rugs, hanging lanterns, and other boho decor to fill her house by the sea.
YhoDesign is the work of Yhodie, an Illustrator and graphic designer based in Christchurch NZ. He is a founder of Yhodesign where he creates his geometric art style. His works are range from landscapes, superheros, animals and other objects of interest. He produces his arts into prints, tote bag, stickers, t-shirt and other medium. His work has been published in Paste Magazine.