26 Jun 2010

Urbanknit Pico Pouch Giveaway

To Launch the start of a new line of purses we are having a giveaway!
This is the first Pico Pouch which will now be available in different fabrics and colour combinations. This is the 'sample' as it is the first one made so an experiment of sorts. Not perfect but cute all the same. It is made out of a dark blue handwoven fabric known as 'Aso-oke' from Southern Nigeria. It is lined in a red cotton fabric and complimented with a cute red button. Great for holding your coins, lip gloss, etc. The purse retails at $25 and it could be yours for free!

HOW TO WIN: Browse around Urbanknit and let us know your favourite items by leaving a comment here. That’s it!

For additional entries:

  • Blog about the giveaway and link to this post or Urbanknit
  • Submit to any social network (StumbleUpon, Facebook, etc) – Click on the “Share This” at the bottom left of this post. Leave a comment here to let us know.
  • Twitter this giveaway
  • Become an Urbanknit Facebook fan if you like.

It is important to leave a separate comment for each of the entries to count as this increases your chances of winning.


Anyone can enter and you can do so as many times as you like.

The giveaway will run for 14 days so will end at midnight GMT on the 11th of July when a winner will be picked at random and announced, then I'll bug them for their address so I can post it to them!

Good luck and please spread the word!


Thank you all so much for taking, it has been a lot of fun and I hope to do this more often, maybe even once a month. The winner (chosen by random.org) with lucky number 76 is username daer0n. Please email me with you full postal address to get you Pico Pouch.

Next month, I'll be giving away a Super Snap clutch!

22 Jun 2010

The Shop Floor Project

Urbanknit in collaboration with The Shop Floor Project has launched a collection of six Super Snap clutches. I am really really really excited about this project. Did I say really already?

Here is a bit more about it. The UK based online shop is best described as a hybrid of department store and museum. It was launched in 2006 by mother and daughter, artists, Denise and Samantha Allan.

The clever website design has a broad appeal and has been voted in ELLE Magazine's top 25 websites, featured in Vogue, Grand Designs, Grazia, Marie Claire, Look, Word of Interiors, The Independent and the Times amongst many others

The shop sells a range of items from jewellery to wallpaper by hard to find independent designers from New York to Scotland - see the inventory below for a full list of the designers on display and in the Photo gallery for examples. Prices vary from £10 to £200.

It has been hailed as 'one of the most beautiful websites ever' by Marie Claire magazine and as 'Dover Street Market without the tourists' by Daily Candy. A comment from a customer last december wrote ‘ I have done almost all of my Christmas shopping from your site and it looks like I’ve been to lots of independent shops’.

In 2009 the website was featured in the publication iCatching: shopping design online which chose just 40 sites from around the world.

21 Jun 2010

A Beautiful Idea

I came across this website whilst reading various blogs. I am definitely going to participate and thought I should help spread the word.

Artists partner with A Beautiful Idea and create a product(s). They sell it and donate the money to the current charity via A Beautiful Idea’s donation center. It is really that simple.

You can support as an artist by creating and donating the proceeds of the sale of your work or by simply buying any of the work that is part of the project or even by spreading the word.

A Beautiful idea indeed.

19 Jun 2010

The Diary Project 2011

This is a really cool project that I took part in a few years ago. The idea is simply yet brilliant. Artisits, designers, graphic designers, illustrators, musicians, anyone with an interest, designs a single page in the diary.

All the pages are then put together to form a rather unique diary. Imagine having a diary where each page is completely different from the last and is a small piece of art in its self.

As one of the page designers you can chose a date that is special to you and go for it. I will definitely be taking part and have already reserved a date. Yes you get to promote yourself but I think it is more than that.

For all the details, go to www.fantazya.ca/diary2011.html

17 Jun 2010

Cool Tees Thursday Darkcycleclothing

What a combo, I like bicycles and cycling and love tee shirts too.

So this for me is a match made in heaven. Our cool tee for today is from Darkcycleclothing and is called 'Biking is for Lovers'

15 Jun 2010


This is a 'Re-designed' vintage 1950's cafe chair hand decoupaged in the comic cover of your choice by Bombus. This example is a Superman version but you can chose another comic, maps, magazines and so on. Now isn' t this such a cool way to re-use and repurpose!

This would make such a unique piece of furniture as it would have something that was really meaningful to you as part of its 'fabric'. I have seen one in real life and it really is as cool as you can imagine.

You can also find cards, notebooks, mirrors, envelopes and other interesting items at the Bombus etsy store.

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