Valissa Butterworth – the mod collective June 6th, 2017

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Luna Gallery loves the Mod Collective ceramics by Valissa Butterworth

We at Luna have known Val from the Mod Collective for many many years. We exhibit together, we compare notes together AND we buy each others wares.

Yet again we have a new stash of Val’s amazing ceramic design & yet again we praise her colour palette, her incredibly clever designs and her astonishing HARD WORK.

When you find a product / brand aesthetic that works for you … and you love using it & seeing it every day … it brings you so much JOY.

Bowerbird Market Adelaide May 11th, 2017

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Luna Gal knitwear at Bowerbird market Adelaide

We love the buzz of a good market & Adelaide really knows how to turn it on.

Bowerbird is a dynamic environment for creative collaborators, supporting Australian designers, makers & artists.
It brings all kinds of people together for design-savvy interactions, with a heartfelt passion for small production runs, the handmade and offers the opportunity for buyers to meet makers – every stall at Bowerbird is staffed by the creatives behind the products.

Catching up with our fellow designer friends is a treat and the road trip from Melbourne is a very cruisy drive … if you happen to have a great pal by your side.

Thank you SO MUCH Jane Barwick & Adelaide for this great experience – we’ll see you next year.

Daniela Gregis – knit design March 19th, 2017

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Knit design by Daniella Gregis is one of our faves at Luna Gal.

…tricycle, cycle, recycle…each thing has use as something else, and everything is transformed…forward, backward, return…it’s the path of a child, the zigzag of a mend…to play, to work, to help…a different tricycle in each time of life, received from someone and then given to another, life a craft or a big coat…three buttons, three wheels, three colours, it takes so little to do so much…waste becomes thread, thread becomes fabric, fabric becomes filling…yellow in the sky, evening night blue and naturals…beginning with what one is, working with what one has, living, preserving, transforming…

triciclo the wonderful inspiration of Daniela Gregis for her Autumn Winter 2017/2018 range.

Sourcing Beautiful Natural Yarns February 8th, 2017

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Yarn sourcing inspiration for Luna Gallery Knitwear

Our inspiration for knit design begins with the yarn.

It has to be soft … yet resilient
Consistently spun with a perfect twist
Natural fibres, ethically grown & processed
Colours to inspire & suit our market
Available from a reliable yarn supplier … yes … many times we have been let down
by yarn shysters!
Machine washable (if possible) & Total Easy Care

So as you wear and enjoy your Luna Knit, know that we have worked hard to bring you a product of integrity … a garment designed for longevity … an original knit created from a simple & natural fibre.

Lazy Days January 6th, 2017

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Dreaming of lazy days Luna Style

January – a time to slow down, rest, relax, renew – lazy days & hot nights.

And a time to ponder all things new for the year … what colours, what yarns, where will be get our inspiration … what will ‘float our boat’ for the coming Season.

As the Rooster is this years star – and a fire Rooster at that – will he have us meticulously pecking at our protocols, snapping us into line … will flamboyance come back into style?
Being a Rooster myself … I hope so … bring back RED.

Porcelain art by ANNA SCHEEN December 5th, 2016

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Porcelain art by Anna Scheen - Lino Girl - Melbourne Design

HAND FORMED, HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN WORKS, LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AND WORKS ON PAPER…beautiful creations by Anna Scheen – linogirl.com.au.

I had the pleasure of seeing, feeling, admiring & buying this most beautiful art this past weekend. I am in love forever. Here is a STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST … also capturing our hearts.

“A quiet smile, a flash of anger before it is restrained, quiet love that goes un-noticed. The stillness of a room that has just been left, the quietness inside ourselves, the quiet strength that we gather in a moment of clarity….
It is these small aspects of everyday life that interest me the most. I am interested in the moments that we miss when we do not play the role of the careful observer. We miss the small changes in our environments until we are struck by the larger events that ask us for all of our attention. Working with porcelain, I find that as a material, it captures this fragile state in a very pure way.”
Anna Scheen

… and much loved by The Luna Gal.

POMME shop in Mornington November 16th, 2016

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New shop for Pomme in Mornington

Pomme … their beautiful new store.

Luna & Pomme have been close colleagues since dot & I have delighted in all their locations & spaces
… but this new one is HEAVEN.
Every nook, every corner, every cabinet & rack is so superbly curated … showcasing so much beauty, authentic design & an ingenuity you will not see anywhere else.
It is a spectrum of amazing design, art & textiles featuring @the_glass_studio @designs.by.flick @neil.williams.art @dinosaur_designs … & a favourite label of mine from Portugal @tmcollection … to name just a few.
And so much elegant space, there is even a corner for ‘shopdog’ Tully – a deliciously sweet caramel spaniel.
Congratulations Sue, you are a marvel & an inspiration always.

#melbourneretail #atitsfinest #morningtonpeninsula #pomme #artisanjewelry #textiles #glassartist

Mood Indigo – all shades of Blue October 31st, 2016

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textile knit design in shades of indigo blue

Indigo is among the oldest colours to be used for textile dyeing and printing. A variety of plants have provided indigo throughout history, but most natural indigo was obtained from those in the genus Indigofera – native to the tropics.

Cobalt blue pigment and indigo blue dye are two of the most distinctive and influential colourants employed by artists worldwide.

But it is the beauty of sea and sky – especially in the open ocean of the tropics – that truly reflects the spectrum of blue. Dreaming of blue skies on grey days, diving into crystal clear blue water whilst trapped at work, singing the blues, feeling blue … those moody blues manoeuvre through so many of our emotions. They capture light, dark and shade.

So this month we celebrate BLUE – all shades of blue – and continue our knit design journey, illuminating and reflecting all our moods.

Mood Indigo – music by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard with lyrics by Irving Mills – classic jazz.
…..and maybe MY favourite version is by the late great Nina Simone…..

our brand identity by Charcoal Creative October 12th, 2016

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Luna Gallery branding and website design by Charcoal Creative

Loyalty is incredibly important, and we have been so lucky with the creative folk who have been with us since dot to evolve the Luna Gallery brand philosophy.

Charcoal Creative designed our new Luna Gallery brand identity and website. We love our graphics guy Ash Nadji – who has worked on all our projects since 2000.

thank you Ash for going above and beyond – for your loyalty, dedication, patience and kindness.
… not to mention your amazing talent and creativity … and perfecting our look and feel.

Friends for Life.