Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Handmade Market... I'm (almost) ready!

The furniture is all lined up and waiting to start a new life at home with you! They've been neglected, broken down and just plain ugly, now they are all glammed up and they've got a date with a market...

It's your chance to buy an original, one-of-a-kind Tango & James piece to add some zest to your nest.
Hope to see you on Saturday, please do come and say hi... and take a seat! xx

Trash to treasure: Lounge chair Number 2

Today, the reveal of the Aged-Care-Facility chair, number deaux...

 Just like the Fanpod version, the nasty vinyl was stripped off, only this time the inside was waterlogged, so I was off to have new foam and inside frame cut. I set the backrest low like it's twin to improve the proportions, and replaced the 'aircraft carrier' armrests with lovely slim satin black timber ones. She is, of course, freshly upholstered in my own fabric design, this one is 'Chevron stripe' in black and white, printed on linen cotton.
Now she's sleek and shiny and ready for a spot in your home. I'll be bringing both to Handmade Market THIS Saturday, 1st October from 10am - 4 pm at the National Convention Centre, Constitution Ave in the City. It's all indoors with undercover parking available. Please come and say hi, it truly makes my day! xx

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Trash to treasure

When I collected a pair of Aged-Care-facility lounge chairs, resplendent in cornflower blue vinyl with an inch of dust and complimentary spiderwebs, my plan was to make them easier on the eye. But the finished vision is even better than I imagined! Here's the first of the two...
 And the BEFORE and after transformation below! Here's what I did:

I removed all of the vinyl to reveal intact foam and inner frame, I cut down the backrest to improve the proportions. Then I upholstered it in my T&J original "Fanpod" fabric in Black and Champagne, with vintage wash. Lastly, I replaced the aircraft-carrier armrests with something a little more streamlined, semi-glossed black timber.
My blisters are totally worth it!
Stay tuned for the second of the pair in Chevron stripe.
Both will available for sale at Canberra's Handmade Market on October 1st, unless snapped up first!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A little more Scandi

A gorgeous bench seat with chomed frame...
The seat is pretty generous in size at 480 x 930mm, and it is 450mmH. How fabulous! and only $65. Snap it up before you miss out!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colour colour colour POP

This week I've been working on some amazing colour pop cushions, in my fabric designs of course. These are printed on lovely linen cotton fabric and are removable slip covers. Check these out...

 They are available now at only $30 a pop (or $25 without the cushion insert), and I'm happy to post them if you are not local. If you are local, and can stand the wait, they'll be at Canberra's Handmade Market on October 1st (that's only 3 weeks!), unless sold out!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oh Joie: New Jewels

Issue 5 of Joie magazine is out today, featuring our Into The Wild fashion essay with photography by Amanda Thorson and styling by myself and Hannah Veikkanen. Check it out over here and see if you can spot some original T&J clothing in there!
So to coincide with the issue, and to celebrate the beginning of Spring, I have just added loads of darling new jewels to my Tango & James Etsy store. With new delicious colours, and a few favourites, there's something to add a spot of colour and sass to your new seasons wardrobe, and maybe even make a start on your Christmas gift shopping...


Most items are one-off originals, so make sure you don't miss out! Drop in for a looksee today.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Scandi chair... revisited for the fans

After the last wave of Handmade Market frenzyism, I had a few requests to make another chair like this one. Finally the right chair and the same fabric collided once more - and so we have a slightly squarer version, but with the same gorgeous bent wood birch looks, perfectly framing what I interpret as a Billy-Goats-Gruff-in-the-Nordic-Winterland scenario...


The seat back is also incredible, with a triumphant mountaineer. Again, this chair will be joining me at the Handmade Market on October 1st, if not snapped up first. 

*UPDATED: This fabulous piece is now SOLD!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hello... some hawwwt new chairs...

I've been busy this week with a few projects going on, but he most fun was taking delivery of a sizable order of my fabrics, then finding some awesome chairs to use them on. Hello...

 These are beautiful timber framed dining chairs with generous proportions, so also perfect as an occasional chair in the corner of your boudoir, dressing room or fabulous lounge. Though salvaged with torn backs and stained seats, the frames are in an excellent and sturdy condition, and now they are dressed and ready to love-up a spot in your home!
They'll be joining me at the up-coming Handmade Market in a months time, unless they are snapped up by someone savvy first! And why wouldn't you? They are only $150 each!