Window Gallery, Featuring Naomi Simson – Artist & Business Woman

Recently we made our shop window at 4 Victoria Street, Lewisham into a Window Gallery. It is wonderfully large and masses of people pass by on their way into Lewisham station. Our first exhibit features Ocean Study 1 & Ocean Study 2 large works by well known, entrepreneur Naomi Simson. “What most people don’t know is that creativity is very much a part of who I am. I get lost in my paints, in the colour and texture. I am deeply curious. As an entrepreneur and business owner I have a busy and sometimes ‘hectic’ work schedule. One of the places that I take myself to counterbalance my busyness, is my painting studio. During early 2020 I took the time to reflect on my 30year journey in paint. That there are many aspects to what it is to be human. My business life, speaking and writing are my contribution. I choose to...

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Portfolios to keep family documents

I was reminded about the importance of keeping documents like awards, educational degrees, birth certificates, acknowledgements, courses, marriages certificates, old passports, media clippings when a customer came into our studio shop to find something to file his degrees and other documents his family valued. Our A3 and A4 Portfolios made from book cloth with refillable sleeves are ideal for this purpose. Monogram a name, date or add a corporate logo for a unique presentation solution. We have always used our portfolios for presentations and media, but I have now done this for myself and it makes me feel good to have all these important historical documents together and sorted. Gillian Corban View our range of portfolios and sleeves here. Made in Australia and supporting local business. ...

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Westpac Indigenous Banking product range with Bushtucker design by Cheryl Moggs

A Simple Process with a Stunning result

When you’re under pressure and need a clever solution, our in-stock range is perfect for fast turnarounds. Simply choose a product and brand your logo. These products were made in collaboration with Queensland Indigenous artist Cheryl Moggs. Featuring the artwork Bushtucker which represents the richness of the native fruit and Cheryl’s memories of collecting naipans in the bush with her mother near the NSW Queensland border. Westpac Indigenous Banking was looking for a quick and clever solution for a gift. With our in-stock product range, we can help you come up with gift and packaging ideas that will last in your clients’ memories for years. About Cheryl Moggs: Cheryl Moggs is an Aboriginal artist, educator and leader in culturally grounded artistic development. She was born and lives on her traditional country in Goondiwindi, Queensland. She is a Bigambul descendant, a self-taught artist influenced by challenging western culture ideologies, mapping culture and...

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rams custom made slim compendium blue

RAMS Home Loans custom designed compendium

Custom designed for a RAMS Home Loans event. Made to fit their needs with ample storage and branding colours. Services: Custom design, sourcing and manufacturing Application: Blind blocking Material: Split leather, canvas lining This A4 slim leather compendium keeps your notebooks, tablet, cables, business cards, pens and more. Multiple pockets allow you to fit more in without having to carry separate bags. This slim line compendium is perfect for organised professionals who want to keep all essential items in one place. A perfect companion for meetings and business trips. ...

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Thank you 2019

A big thank you to all our clients in business, retail, online and our studio store customers for their support and ideas. It has been a year or new concepts, products and inspiring narratives about our Australian lived experience. Our on-going endevour requires us to be in constant reinvention mode, in order to stay relevant for our customers. This is a challenge we are always up for- an opportunity to delight you. We are a small creative team inspired to find original and clever product solutions delivered with excellence. Our focus for 2020 will be about caring for each other in our diverse community and to respect our precious environment. To do this we will need to peer through the clutter and question what we see and believe, and do whatever we can- even if it is only a little. We wish everyone much success in 2020 - even numbered years are...

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High Fashion Couture- From Recycled and Discarded Materials

West Village artist Debra Rapoport, 73, has a knack for turning garbage into fashion. Her signature hats, made from paper towels, sell for as much as $450. “Recycled materials speak to me. It’s like they say, ‘Give me a second life!’ She finds recycled, discarded and unusual materials and gives them a brilliant second life as high fashion couture. No items or material of any origin are out of consideration for her “Gifted and Thrifted” unique creations, A self-described “advanced style star”, Rapoport combs the streets of New York City in search of that which catches her eye. See more of Debra's work here.  ...

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Corban & Blair support companies like this…

Parafina offers designer eyewear in eco-friendly materials at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Their tagline is, “See Beyond Trash". Through constant experimentation with materials, design, and manufacturing techniques, they aim to reinvent the eyewear market and reintroduce consumers to products that are thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted. They created Parafina as a company that would finance education programs with every pair of eyewear sold along with other activities. SOCIAL They donate 5% of every purchase to social project #LlévaleAlCole. ECO-FRIENDLY All shades are made with recycled materials. 100% RADICAL Eyewear as never seen before. ...

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Customer Relationship Case Study

Corban & Blair a female owned business founded in 1988, started as a niche Australian designer stationery business offering handmade journals and albums. We continue to evolve creating new products and styles in an array of materials manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and China. We have established relationships with key clients who take supplier engagement with women seriously. Westpac is an excellent example. Corban & Blair moved its business to Westpac as a result of Helen Lynch being appointed to the Westpac board and Westpac’s focus supporting women owned businesses. Westpac Women’s Markets (The Ruby Connection) organised events for WOBs, including lunches and seminars, which provided women with an opportunity to meet others in business. These events were carefully organised including being seated next to other women who might offer new opportunities. Through this network, Corban & Blair was introduced to the Westpac Supplier Inclusion & Diversity team who continue to facilitate introductions...

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