Spring is a great time to celebrate nature and the beauty that surrounds us. Local artist Laura Shallcrass shares her amazing collections of gems and wildlife. We have a new arrival of quirky soft toys from Danish designers Maileg and greeting cards that will make even the hardest heart chuckle.
Laura Shallcrass' Little Gems
Laura Shallcrass has been creating her beautiful oil paintings and intricate fine line illustrations for years. Her new body of work has moved away from New Zealand's native birds and quirky animals, to folklore; exploring her fascination with omens and luck. Her past collections are still firm favorites here at Kapa, with the charming Twinkle Toes and Mr Duck taking pride of place on our shelves. Her images look great as cushion covers and greeting cards too! When Laura's not busy painting, she is also a mother and graphic designer.
Matchbox Mice and Happy Hedgehogs
| We are delighted to announce the arrival of Maileg's beautiful creatures to our family of soft toys here at Kapa. The tiny mice and hedgehogs are each lovingly made from natural materials and are designed to enhance children's playful imagination to the max!
Maileg are based in Denmark and create toy animals which are uniquely nostalgic yet modern at the same time; creating something which children will treasure for years to come.
Hello, I'm Gemma.
Gemma Correll and her pals at Ohh Deer are creating cards that they promise the receiver will love through 'ungodly cuteness or obscene vulgarity'. Her drawing style is simple and cartoony, using mainly pen and ink with minimal colour. These witty cards illustrated by Gemma, feature plenty of puns and adorable pugs, having managed to turn her love of pugs into an actual career!