Download our Australian Made Catalogue

Early this year, we launched our first Australian made journals made from recycled leather, and gradually we have been expanding our Australian made products. This month we have introduced new colours for our recycled leather range (natural kraft and natural black) and other locally made products such as Australian animal bookmarks, Colorplan notebooks, POCKET leather accessories and more. Download the catalogue today to view all our current Australian made products. If you like to open a wholesale account, visit our website and register to receive wholesale pricing.

Organisation with a personal touch

Download our catalogue and discover our wide range of organisation products suited for work and home. We stock journals and notebooks, compendiums, folders, satchels, travel wallets to luggage tags, everything you need for your work environment.

At Corban & Blair we carry a broad range of products that can all be blocked with company logos.

We also offer personalisation of initials. We can add personal notes or gift wrapping and even post to various locations depending on what is required.

Here are some examples of stock products that have been blocked with client logos.

For more branding examples, visit our corporate gallery.

What’s new at the Corban & Blair Window Gallery

Alex (Lex) Tan is a graphic artist whose subjects include Fashion advertising, celebrities of the eighties and nineties, Hairstyles and the visual history of Fashion. He has sold works regularly and has produced commissioned artworks.

He is a prolific artist, and his main medium at the moment is Sharpies and mixed media on paper. The specific medium can vary according to the nature of the character that is being portrayed. For example, Valak the Nun (who is evil) is painted with silver and coloured markers on black paint. He also uses coloured pencils, crayons and other media.

Lex believes that the mind creates everything and art is a means of support for mental health. Alex attends Studioartes Inner West twice a week where he participates in art workshops. Alex is a big supporter of the LGBTQ Community and supports same sex marriage, as well as Men’s Rights.

About Studio ARTES

A true community within a community, Studio ARTES is a place where people with a disability can be supported to set goals, and reach beyond those goals. A place where people can learn to read, write, and cook. Where people can create and develop their own artistic practice, to earn a living as artists. Families are supported to navigate a changing context of funding and support. Where inclusion, equity, and respect are engrained in a culture of acceptance and endless possibilities.

To find out more, visit Studio ARTES website, Facebook and Instagram.

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CHECK it out BEFORE you CHUCK it

APCP check it before you chuck it

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. 

 

“Our vision is a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy. We work with governments, businesses and other organisations from across Australia’s large and complex packaging value chain to develop the insights, resources and programs that are needed to build a sustainable national packaging ecosystem. This includes facilitating the delivery of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, an important step on the pathway to a circular economy.”

 

Watch a cute short video below “Check it out before you chuck it!” to learn about recycle labelling.

 

Make your won journal kit

Make your own journal kit

Make your won journal kit

We’ve always taken pride in making products by hand and now it’s your turn. No experience is necessary.

Learn how to sew a leather journal with easy-to-follow instructions. The Leather Journal Making Kit includes genuine leather pieces, tagged elastic, cotton thread, a needle, a notepad, and a calico bag to store your finished journal. Add monogramming to your journal as an optional extra. This kit is the perfect weekend activity for yourself or a gift for a friend or colleague.

Make your won journal kit

Learn how to sew a leather journal with easy-to-follow instructions. The Leather Journal Making Kit includes genuine leather pieces, tagged elastic, cotton thread, a needle, a notepad, and a calico bag to store your finished journal. Add monogramming to your journal as an optional extra. This kit is the perfect weekend activity for yourself or a gift for a friend or colleague.

Make your won journal kit
Make your won journal kit
Make your won journal kit

If you are looking for a unique gift, why not send your staff our leather journal kits for remote team building. Together with your team, lean to sew a leather journal.

You can purchase a leather journal making kit from our website.

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Support for women-owned businesses

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As female business owners we see real value in the recent report by EY that backs a strategy for large business and government to increase women owned businesses in their supply chain.

EY report finds that women-owned businesses would benefit from a law requiring organisations to cultivate a more diverse roster of suppliers. A requirement for large Australian businesses to ensure that at least 3 per cent of their supply chain is sourced from women-owned businesses would have a material impact on female entrepreneurs and create more viable small and medium businesses. To include women-owned and led businesses in your supply chain, visit Femeconomy and view their certified suppliers.

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About Femeconomy

Femeconomy educates consumers, business owners and budget owners on how their purchasing decisions can create gender equality. Femeconomy certifies businesses that have at least 30% women on the Board of Directors or are 50% female owned. Businesses that meet this criteria can apply to become a member.

Companies with female leaders are more likely to have workplace flexibility, more likely to employ women and less likely to have a gender pay gap, so they are helping to create gender equality for their employees and communities. Femeconomy has been recognised as a subject of social, cultural or economic significance and can therefore be accessed by the public globally, in perpetuity. 

Featured Artist: Little Rowan Redhead

Back in June, we featured Little Rowan Redhead at our No.4 Window gallery. Rowan Sivyer, also known as Little Rowan Redhead, is a printmaker and painter who is also our Lewisham neighbour. A painter and printmaker, Rowan’s work is characterised by her Antipodean attitude – fresh, colourful and sometimes, a little tongue-in-cheek. She is constantly inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her. Rowan’s work features Australian flora and fauna, and she has a particular penchant for parrots!

If you like to know more about her beautiful artworks and what she does, visit her website. You can also purchase her work through Etsy.

Instagram @littlerowanredhead

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18th Birthday Book

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Amanda Blair has made this wonderful book for her son Harry’s 18th Birthday which she intends to keep adding to each year.

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The birthday book was made with one of our portfolios where the pages are held together with brass screws so pages can be added easily.

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Amanda has collated images of Harry with family & friends and then had them printed at Dark Star Digital in Alexandria.

The outcome a memorable document to look back on and treasure.

NAIDOC Week: Featuring Indigenous painter Thomas Avery at Corban & Blair Window Gallery

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, we are exhibiting canvas artworks by Indigenous artist Thomas Baggay Avery at No.4 Window Gallery from 4th to 11th of July.  We have worked with Thomas for many years. Thomas began purchasing Corban & Blair frames for his iconic canvas paintings of Australian fauna and flora – we now sell his framed prints, large canvases and collaborate together to creating lining used in our journals, compendiums, card holders and satchels. 

To purchase and view the artwork, click here.

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Countdown TED: Pathways to climate action

COUNTDOWN is a global initiative of Ted.com to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into actions.

Their goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone. Every organization, company, city and nation and citizens everywhere are invited to collaborate with Countdown and take action on climate. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.

For more information to join the action visit Countdown.TED.com and listen to talks from inspiring speakers.

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