We are very excited to be getting Urban Crop plants into Spacecraft stores. From tomorrow, be sure to find bright yellow and white tulips blossoming in our windows- and available to buy.
Urban Crop is the brainchild of Melbourne's much loved not-just-a-Horticulturalist, Joost Bakker,and his business partner Renee Nutbean, and is a thrillingly environmentally conscientious venture- from the crop packaging to the soil. All of Urban Crop's flowers have their roots and bulbs still intact and sitting in Joost's special soil- so they are a living plant rather than a dead cutting, and last much longer. You can let the plant live as is in it's fantastic brown bag, and save the bulbs for planting next season. Alternatively you can compost it after it's past it's bloom, or return to us and we'll hand the remains to Urban Crop for composting, keeping our soil rich and our minds clear.
Featuring our classic red lines, red and black peppercorn, neutral birch, photographic Venice, forest and wooden floor prints. We've also got a new fig vine print and LeCorbusier print on stunning demask.
New Backing Cloth and Fennel Botanical artworks available in store now.
Wild Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Southern European native from the Apiaceae family, introduced to Australia. An invasive, perennial herb that can grow up to two metres high. Fennel is considered to be a serious environmental weed in Australia and is commonly found along railway tracks, industrial wastelands and unkempt coastal sites. The example used to create this design was found in autumn in an overgrown site at the edge of port Philllip Bay, in the Melbourne suburb of Williamstown.
The Backing Cloth Artworks In the Spacecraft studio there is a table just dedicated to experimentation, new designs, trials and print-off. The backing cloth covering the table becomes saturated by the progressions and ideas of the studio. Gradually chance compositions are found and caught just before they are forgotten beneath the next project. Somehow these artworks reflect the energy of the studio in full flight. They are one off images, a record of the Spacecraft printing process. Each artwork is signed by Stewart Russell, dated and given an indicator of when the cloth was on the table. These pieces are originals that cannot be repeated, making them very popular.
We've just had some new Sally Campbell cushions and quilts arrive in-store. Beautifully handmade in India, each item completely unique. "Working with villagers in different areas of India, Sally's aim is to keep alive the disappearing art of handmade textiles." Taken from Sally's website Hand dyed, hand woven, hand stitched- hands on! Don't miss out.