Introducing a few new designs to my eco tote bag collection…
These bags are ethically made from 100% recycled materials, including plastic bottles and organic cotton.
My nature-inspired ink drawings are digitally printed with eco-friendly, water-based inks.
Explore the full eco range.
Explore the full eco range.
After a couple of months touring various Sydney markets, Cliffwatcher is back at Frenchs Forest Organic Food Markets again this Sunday for one last time before Christmas. I’ve done so much ‘market research’ this year – testing out markets all over the city – but I’ve never found one I love as much as Frenchs Forest.
Tucked away in the back streets off Warringah Road, these sprawling markets are a smorgasbord of the most delicious organic produce available, alongside all sorts of other treats. From honey fresh from the bush, to singing bowls, to traditional Indian dosai for brunch, exploring the stalls here makes for the perfect Sunday morning.
If you’re coming along to visit, be sure to taste test my favourite stall, run by the lovely Philippa. Philippa makes the most divine and surprisingly-flavoured chocolates I’ve ever tasted. Chilli chocolates are her speciality, but I can’t go past anything with sea salt. Yum!
Other favourite stalls to look out for are the bush medicine plant stall, where you can find all sorts of delicious, edible plants with amazing properties to add to your garden; the Peruvian crafts stall, which sells the cutest baby shoes I’ve ever seen; almost anyone selling bread; and the never-ending organic fruit and veg stalls, of course…
So, if you’ve never ventured over the Roseville Bridge to the Forest, come say hi this Sunday!
8am – 1pm at Parkway Hotel, 5 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest
This week, I want to focus in on my new favourite online shop, Shelf/Life.
Today, I am going to start my weekly Ethical Finds blog. I spend (perhaps waste?) a lot of time trawling the internet for fair trade/ethical/environmentally friendly clothes, gifts, art etc. There is something very special about these items as they often have a good story to tell about the maker or designer. There are some wonderful people out there, getting creative with where they source their materials from, often recycling in amazing ways and doing unexpectedly beautiful things. So I thought I’d share a few finds every week. This week, I want to focus in on my new favourite online shop, Shelf/Life. They offer homewares made by a variety of ethical brands from around the world. Perusing their shop is like stepping into a cohesive, bright and often surprising space full of creative treasures. The curating is impeccable. Enjoy my selection and I hope it inspires you :-) Owl Trio by Petit Collage, art print on sustainably harvested maple veneer, $25 / Floralware medium oval bowl 05 by Eucalypt Homewares, handcrafted ceramic bowl, $65 / Metsa fabric per metre by Kauniste, screen printed in Finland using water based inks and traditional printing techniques, $52 / Let’s Get Lost poster by Oh My Home, poster printed in the Netherlands using thick high quality paper, $58 / Stone storage basket – round by Bookhou, screen-printed with a design drawn by hand, handmade in Toronto, Canada, $28 / Lace tiny dish – square by Kim Wallace Ceramics, tiny ceramic dishes imprinted with a vintage lace pattern, made by hand in Australia, $14
Visit Shelf/Life to see all the beautiful products.