Friday, March 26, 2010

about handmade living.

handmade living. is a gorgeous new concept book that will showcase a collection of designers who specialise in the unique and timeless quality and style of handmade products.

handmade living. is not about elaborate, complicated or exclusive design. Its essence is centered in whimsy, simplicity and style, and its greatest gift will be in the inspiration to create. This stunning new book will allow you, the designer, to connect with the public like never before, and show them the beauty that is handmade!

handmade living. will be a book that is different to anything else on the market. It will be stunning, stylish and packed with a whole dose of unique style, not seen elsewhere in Australia – ie: it will be filled with you!

We are aiming to produce a timeless book that people will read and reference for years to come – not only for the ‘how-to’ and instructional sections but for the gorgeous products and pictures, the styling and design information, and overall beauty of the book.

handmade living. will be divided into several inspirational chapters, offering a variety of articles and features. Designers are asked to submit a project, how-to or inspirational piece that in some way showcase one of their chosen products.

Tania McCartney is the creative liaison for handmade living. and you will work closely with her to hone your idea and perfectly showcase it in the book.

We offer designers a wide range of amazing packages that will allow you to choose your exposure in the book. All submissions are subject to approval, and approved submissions are on a first-in, first-served basis.

handmade living. will be available for sale in Shop Handmade, at the Handmade markets, online and in stores Australia-wide. We will also be creating a stunning calendar to be released alongside the book, created by Tina Snerling.

Don't miss this remarkable opportunity to take your business to a whole new level.

For more, see...
how to apply.
frequently asked questions.
deadline information.


  1. Sounds delicious, goodness, what a brilliant idea!! I'm so thrilled this has come along, i'm totally in for the ride. Handmade is the most beautiful business changing opportunity of my life - after 10 years in the craft business full time, it's awesome. Love it, love Posie

  2. My submissions are in! Fingers crossed at least one of them will make it! But even if not, I am still excited about the concept and can't wait to see the final product. Good luck everyone!