Friday, April 30, 2010


bloc de boucher

We have just completed this 100% recycled timber, butcher block. It is stunning. We have finished it naturally with a danish oil and it is mounted on castors with breaks. It really could tell a few stories as there are many different timbers all coming from different places - Tawa a NZ native and Oregon from North America which we came across in 'found' pallets. This of course is one of a kind.

Any further questions contact me via our Workroom website


Friday, April 23, 2010


My two friends and I, Michelle Beattie (who I have some of her photography work in store) and Yolunda Hickman, are preparing for an exhibition. We went to art school together and are rather like minded although our work is different I am very excited about working with them. I love the process of working towards a show and having a DEADLINE - love deadlines. The show will be in mid June and I will share the details once they come to hand.

Anyway all this show business has made me get to work on my art and get creative which appears to have rubbed off on me in my design practice and this morning I rather 'poetic' with my signs so I thought I would share. And another point about my signs, I really like the black board format, albeit high maintenance and not rain friendly it allows for these spontaneous moments.

Lastly another spontaneous moment was Willie, our geriatric Jack Russell terrier, decided last night to jump up on our shelving and sit himself amongst the artifacts. He still has it!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lest we forget

ANZAC day (period) always makes me reflect, not just for the obvious reasons, but reflecting the wider picture - it is a time that we need to remember what is important and for me it is a day that I like to spend with my family and loved ones.

I love getting my poppy and wear it with a balance between humbleness and pride.

Have a lovely day on Sunday....


PS Workroom//the store will not be open (after one) this Sunday - ANZAC day

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Raow//Project:001 Floor lamp

Just arrived in store is Raow Project:001 Floor lamp. After the sale we have made a lot more room for other artists work, and I have wanted to have this light in our stable for a long time. It is made from a router cutter, designed to come flat packed as well as having a eco bulb these all contribute to sustainability and like us it is a product with a conscience.

It can be used as a pendant lamp as well as it is titled a floor lamp. The lamp glows architectural patterns and has a lovely ambient glow...

Raow is relocating to Europe so we only have very limited stock


Zekiah and Renee

Coming into winter I think of lovely soups, mmm... Chunky pumpkin (I have just made a batch).
And I can just see it served in Zekiah's beautiful soup bowls.... I love the 'avocado' coloured ones at the moment - they come as 'innies' and 'outies' (colour on the inside or outside)


New from Renee Boydd are these 'home' ceramic art works. They come in two sizes and can be wall mounted and there is a mint toned one which I am fancying.

I think I am in the middle of a 'green' crush...


More Dear Colleen

Some more prints by Dear Colleen - digital prints - 315 x 450


Friday, April 16, 2010

I did this instead of going out

The beautiful work of Sarah Maxey arrived at Workroom//the store today. Limited edition of 500, A1 poster, silkscreened on 170gsm Munken paper.

Oooh and a little birdy tells me that Sarah is a judge in the 'Best' design awards this year, in the graphic design section - thats pretty cool I think!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Workroom Design- New swing tags

I just wanted to share our new swing tags... I think they are pretty nice. Thank you to my Paul for his execution.


Dear Colleen

Welcome Colleen Pugh, Dear Colleen, to Workroom-the store. We are very excited to have you. Dear Colleen's gorgeous work ranges from prints (my favourite is 'L is for Lover') to very cool rosettes - which takes me straight back to my pony club days - I will definitely be sporting one of these - the yellow is HOT! She has just been featured on design*sponge (click to read the article). Thank you Colleen!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

SALE this week!!!!!

The SALE continues this weekend with some really great specials out at the store... Come for a visit!


Shelf/Life SYDNEY

I am very excited to announce that our lamps have arrived to their new little home in Surrey Hills, Sydney - Shelf/life. When your next in Sydney pop in to Jess's adorable store for the discerning and environmentally aware customer... so happy la la la la laaa laaa la.