The Journey Person Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Our Handmade Christmas Popup boasts the highest quality products made by local people from all over the Central West. What you’re really doing is supporting your local community, promoting sustainable living and doing your part for the future of our town and region by keeping your money in Australia and not buying some mass-produced product that’ll break 2 days after you buy it. Actually it’s very SELFLESS of you. Give yourself a pat on the back!

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Studio Visit with Emily Burton of Peggy & Twig

Emily Burton is the maker behind those gorgeous every day necklaces we sell by Peggy & Twig.  Emily uses a beautiful colour palette that works with any outfit.  These beautifully made pieces are painstakingly put together and each piece is unique.

Em works from her beautiful home in Orange with a brightly lit space that I'm a little jealous of!  Emily's aesthetic is reflected all around her home.  It's easy to see where she find inspiration. We caught up with Emily to find out what makes her tick.

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The Journey Person Tea Party Lookbook

We just couldn't help ourselves, all these beautiful ceramics and textiles look too good to pass up!  We gathered for a little tea party to test out some of the goods available to you at our Handmade Popup Shop next weekend!  We hung our hats and scarves at the door and warmed up over some knitting, tea and cookies! Scroll through to find your next "self-gift"!

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The Journey Person Winter Lookbook 2017

To get you all a bit more excited about our fabulous Handmade Popup Shop this August 4-6 we've created a little look book of our most popular items.  We had a fun filled day shooting the look book yesterday at The Corner Store Gallery, which is also where you'll be able to find all these awesome pieces for sale!  

Get excited guys!  All this and much much more is all created right here in our local area by people you know!  Come along to The Corner Store Gallery next weekend August 4-6and support our local designers!

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Australian Design Honed & Hewn by Dan Szpytko and Maggie Warrell

Honed&Hewn is a new home-wares and lifestyle brand made up of partners in design and life Dan Szpytko and Maggie Warrell.  You'll know Maggie from her jewellery brand Postpress Design, she has now teamed up with her partner Dan to bring you Honed&Hewn.  Honed and Hewn began with those beautiful handmade coffee tamps you might remember from our 2017 Autumn Popup.  They have now branched out into some new designs such as wooden wall hooks and stunning mid-century plant stands in collaboration with Jude Keogh, one of our resident ceramicists.  While they both design the products, Dan has all the technical knowledge and know-how to get the products made with the highest possible quality.  Read on dear readers to learn more about this dynamic duo and their creative process.

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Studio Visit with Maggie Warrell of Postpress Design

Meet Maggie Warrell, the clever designer and maker behind Postpress Design.  Maggie has been present in the Orange design community for years, regularly participating in local markets and exhibitions as well as the Sydney and Melbourne Finders Keepers Markets.  She has honed her unique style of cleverly designed jewellery over the past few years and continues to develop new work consistent with her unique aesthetic.  Maggie uses silver, ply wood and magazine print to create her statement neck pieces as well as the more delicate and fine, every day necklaces and earrings.  We caught up with Maggie at her beautiful mid-century home to find out more about her practice.

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Studio Visit with Alexis Withers

Meet Alexis Withers one of our newest members.  Alexis is the designer and maker behind Australian fashion label Alexis Eclectic.  In a retro country cabin hidden away high on Mount Canobolas, Alexis spends her days surrounded by beautiful fabrics and patterns.  Alexis recently moved to Orange from Sydney with her husband.  We found out about her relatively new fashion label and how living in regional NSW has shaped her business and design practice.  

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F.O.O.D. Week Popup Wrap-Up 2017

Woo Hoo!  We just love our Handmade Popup Markets!  Thanks once again to all our fabulous makers, loyal and new customers and to The Corner Store Gallery for hosting us!

We'll be back for our mid-Winter Handmade Popup Shop in August with brand new work form all our makers and designers as well as new ones! Stay tuned....

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