Category Archives: Art

Found: 45wall design

It seems that I have a thing for meeting incredibly talented ladies called Tracey in Coffee shops?

I just started my new job at a sweet coffee shop in central London and amidst the espressos, double shots and business people of Farringdon I got to meet this lovely family from California. Being super nosy while clearing their cups, I asked about the awesome contents of her table and found her to be one of the coolest mums. She designed this amazing travel kit for her lovely little girl to engage in their London adventures. Each pack has it’s own logo, questions, sketchbook. I want one!

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Tracey also runs a beaut blog and design company. Have a little gander, you’ll see pictures from their adventures in London and also the coffee shop I’m now working in!

- Celeste

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Found: Gretel Girl

The other day I pottered into Gertrude street for coffee with two new and lovely friends Laura (maker of a very lovely nook for me in their home) and Chris (hilarious fan of Derek – my dinosaur). We planted our selves on the window seat in a spiffy cafe, our legs hanging over the sill/seat while we were served flat whites and savoury feta, ham and tomato muffins.. DELISH!

Being ‘magpie like’ I was distracted from our conversations of life, love and coffee by our view from the window sill/seat. Cute street art, a ginger man with chin straps and his little asian fiance having photo’s together on said street art and a beautifully dressed lady drinking her coffee and drawing a gorgeous fox illustration. I had a feeling that the fox drawer had a kind disposition so pottered over to ask her who she was and what she does.

Meet Tracey, from Adelaide,who was in Melbourne for an art/craft fair. She is an artist and runs a business from her art called Gretel Girl. She draws beautifully detailed illustrations and also transfers them on to ceramics and wood blocks PLUS she is super friendly and pretty! She also seemed to think similarly to us ‘Foxes’ about living  life generously with art and creativity and making tracks!

She and her husband sound pretty awesome too, she has decided to do what she loves, her art, for a living and her husband is studying. Doing what they want and what they love setting an example for their kids that money isn’t everything if you get to do what you love! That is pretty cool! 

So check out beautiful Gretel Girl, like her on facebook and buy some of her gorgeous work! If you’re in Sydney you can find her yourself at Finders Keepers Dec 8th and 9th! 

This one is my favourite! ‘Not on my watch!’

- Celeste 

p.s. all images nicked from her facebook!

xox

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Found: OhhDeer.com

After smashing some sushi in my face and washing some tramadol down with diet coke I realised, with 15 minutes left of lunch, that I needed to come up with a little post for today.

So, OhhDeer.com is somewhere that I regularly find myself putting things in my online basket and never checking out. Sometimes that works well. You feel as though you scratched your shopping ‘itch’ and then sometimes it’s depressing because no beautiful and magic packages arrive at your door.

Anyway, it is full of fun, beautiful, mystical art work that is entirely reasonable in price.

Some of my favourite illustrators are featured Jamie Mitchell… Who doesn’t want a polar bear with a beanie on called BOB!?

Sandra Dieckmann … ‘Hello bear on the back of an eagle with laser eyes!’

and Mark Callaby with his err .. ‘Great tits!’ hahaha!

Enjoy perusing this sweet website chockas full of beautiful illustrations.. before you know it half a day is gone and your pretend online shopping basket is full as a gook!

Still got 6 minutes left… Coffee?

xx Celeste

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Found Things: Lady Jamie Greetings

I want to tell you about my friend Jamie. She is exceedingly beautiful, talented, funny and Aussie! We have know each other since I was fourteen and thought I was a skater girl! (Sk8r guuurrrl!) I get to be a bridesmaid with her in November! YESSS!

Some of my favourite nights of my life have been with her and her husband when they used to live in this sweet retro house in Seven Oaks. We would have fake Australia Day at all times of the year, eat incredible food, drink schnapps and wear aussie flag tattoos. ROCK!

We would have homemade steak and chips made off Mark’s manmade outdoor BBQ where he kept the utensils hanging from a tree in the garden and would say things like

‘You see, Celeste, the beauty of this is a cat was licking that just yesterday and now all the heat has burnt off the germs and we are going to eat off it. Brilliant!’

It’s safe to say that these two are some of my favourites, absolute weapons AND they are about to have a baby. That kid is going to be all kinds of awesome! Anyway, this beautiful friend of mine has created some equally beautiful greeting cards.

Check them out. I heart them! TRUE STORY!

LadyJamieGreetings

Sing

Love Sweet Love

Happy Heart

Just For You

Cupcake and Tea cup. (some of my fave!)

Happy Birthday. (Clock is another fave!)

Hope you love them and maybe even buy some too!

x Celeste

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This Weekend: FRIDAY FINDS

The super Sara Louise sent us this little picture – thought it would make you smile as much as it has us!  In our weeks worth of wandering, we have happened upon the interesting & lovely and thought it would be fun to share with you:

May your weekend be full of beautiful people, conversation, sleep & song

Happy Weekend!

Hanna, Celeste & Sarah

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For Days Like These: When there’s an extra day added to your year…

The three of us at tracks of foxes aim to share with you some crafty projects we’ve been putting our hands to, some adventures we’ve been spending our time on, we also thought we’d share with you some of the stuff that fills our stereos, book shelves, screens and tummy’s on emotional days, hope you might identify with some days like these.

Happy Leap day!

Some might call this a normal Wednesday but we’re claiming it as an added bonus to our week/month/year. So mind as well use it as an excuse to spend our time doing lots of pointless activities (or more like non-activities)

OR girls propose to your fellas! ;)

Watching:


Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended version (You got a whole extra day right?)

Back-to-back season of a quality TV series – only stopping for food and toilet! (I would re-watch Friday Night Lights season 1 – one of the greatest TV shows ever made in my opinion!)

Leap Year movie (has to be done really…)

Listening:

A random mix of melancholy, country and hip hop…  No need to stick to any rules on this day!

Dylan LeBlanc Changing Of The Seasons

A Tribe Called Quest I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Just because…)

Dixie Chicks The Long Way Around  (Guilty pleasure…)

Phosphorescent We’ll Be Here Soon

Consuming:

 


Leap Year Cocktail (Yes – there is one!!)

½ oz Grand Marnier

2 oz Gin

½ oz Sweet Vermouth

¼ oz Lemon Juice

Popcorn (You’ve got to have some nibbles with all that telly watching!)

Hope you’re treating yourself by doing nothing on this 29th February!

-Hanna

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Found Things: Quill and Fox

One day when I was trawling the interweb I came across the exquisite cards and invitations by Quill and Fox’ and fell in love. I am now coming up with ridiculous reasons to send invitations and cards just so I can buy some!

‘I would like to invite you to, umm. .. Wednesday ??’

Once you have seen her work you will totally understand!

I love this sweet Terrarium Postcard Set. I had to google what a terrarium is but it’s pretty much what it looks like, cute plants in little things. Don’t judge my stupidity.. please.

I am aware that we are in the wrong season for Christmas cards but I will tell you a true story, these are gorgeous regardless. Plus, I am totally imagining that there is Baileys in that hot chocolate I see!

Check out these little bad boys! I love writing and drawing with pencil plus it is no secret I have a weakness for moustaches and monacles. There really is no need to say anymore.

Check her out here  http://www.quillandfox.com/  and here http://quillandfox.tumblr.com/ . If you want to buy her lovely things you can get them at her etsy shop. 

- Celeste

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