a bird of play on indie art & design

Melbourne-based designer Liz Spry mixes contemporary design with a touch of vintage for her jewellery and homewares label, a bird of play, which launched in September 2010. a bird of play offers an eclectic mix of original laser-cut designs, hand-crafted work and vintage pieces.
As soon as we saw pieces from Liz's collections, we knew her designs would be perfect for our indie art & design store, and we're thrilled to be stocking the signature wooden jewellery tree (using wood from renewable sources), a range of felt coasters and magnet cards and selected treasures in the form of pendants made from pristing-condition vintage ceramics. The newest additions to our stock lineup are the Tangram hand-painted wooden necklaces - LOVE them!
With a background in graphic design, and experience in jewellery & homewares retail and manufacture, Liz has a unique approach to product design. By day, she works part-time as a mental health researcher investigating factors that prevent or cause mental disorders, with the aim of informing public health intervention and prevention programs. By night, she lets her crazy creative side run loose. She loves to spend time dreaming up wacky design ideas and taming them into viability! a bird of play products are sweet, stylish and sometimes a little quirky, with a focus on clean design and beautiful quality materials. Inspiration comes from nature, the past, the big things and the little things in life.

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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