Monthly Archives: January 2012

Issue 4 releases today

Our travel inspired issue of Paper Runway releases today.  To purchase visit one of our stockists (list to the right of the blog) or purchase online.  To read click here.

We hope you enjoy as much as we have enjoyed creating this issue for you.

x Nikki and Maree



New stockist | Paperchase UK

We are so so excited to be able to tell you that Paper Runway will now be stocked at Paperchase.  We have had to keep under wraps for a little while now but the word is out and our avid UK readers will now be able to purchase all issues (yes back issues as well) at Paperchase’s Tottenham Court Road store in London.

Here are the details –

213 – 215 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7PS
T 020 7467 6200

We would love you to support Paper Runway at Paperchase – spread the word paper lovers!

x Nikki and Maree

LAST CALL – BIG call out to CONTRIBUTE – Treasure Maps

Artists, children, parents, adventurers, visionaries and friends around the world – you are officially invited to contribute to the Treasure Maps edition of BIG Kids Magazine:

1. CREATE an image inspired by the idea of Treasure Maps (drawn, photographed, painted, built, folded, soldered or danced). Real or wildly imagined. It could be a map of your mind or the places you love to hide. Think outside the treasure chest 😉


2. WRITE no more than 100 words describing an adventure or the uncovering of hidden treasure. Real or invented. Pirate tales or poetry.


3. SEND treasure and maps via print quality jpeg images, 600 dpi scans, or Word documents. Download, fill in, save and send the submission form to with your work attached.

All contributions received by Jan 30th 2012 will feature on the blog.
All contributions that are print quality (300dpi) will be considered for the
actual pages of BIG Kids Magazine.

Finished work
 Twyla age 3, Lilly age 41

Issue 4 takes a trip to Byron Bay

On a hot summer’s day what better way to soak in the rays than a trip to Byron Bay.  Paper Runway Issue 4 had a very busy day!

Starting the morning with coffeeHeading to Main Beach …breathing in the summer air – amazing view!A visit to the ParkSwinging the day awayLate Breakfast at the BalconyAhhhhh – an afternoon siesta.  Bliss!

To pre-order your copy purchase online.

Enjoy your weekend.

x Nikki and Maree

Art Park/Atlantic Artist in Residence | Andrew Gordon

Art Park/Atlantic Artist first 2012 Artist in Residence is Australian Artist Andrew Gordon. Announcing the Artist in December 2011 Residency Coordinator and Art Park co-owner, Craig Rochfort said ‘We are very happy to have such a talented and exciting young painter joining us in Byron Bay in February/March’

A fantastic opportunity for Andrew (or any Artist for that matter) – Art Park and Atlantic will provide Andrew with accommodation, studio/workshop space, return travel and a daily allowance enabling him to focus on his art practice for a period of 6 weeks. Andrew arrives in Byron Bay in mid February.

‘Following on from the popular and successful residency stays by Joni Sternbach and Nathaniel Russell in 2011, the Residency Program continues to gain momentum and reputation. We received many hundreds of applications from around the globe and the selection panel selected Andrew Gordon from a competitive field. As well as congratulating Andrew, we would like to thank all the artists who applied for the first of two, 2012 residencies. ’ Says Rochfort.

About Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon is a painter who lives and works on the southern coast of Victoria.  He has held 5 solo exhibitions both in Victoria and Queensland. His subject matter generally explores the male figure combining both the playful and the dim elements of life. He is a natural colourist and handles the paint medium with a light touch not dissimilar to a watercolourist. In his recent works Gordon combines his trademark translucency of running colours with a bold and sometimes solid application of paint.

Gordon has participated in numerous group exhibitions primarily within artist run spaces throughout Brisbane and Melbourne.

His most recent exhibition (February 2011) entitled ‘White Line Fever’ featured a collection of paintings that highlight the turbulent lives of well-known Australian sportsmen.

Art Park/Atlantic and the Artist Residency are featured in Issue 4 of Paper Runway (releasing 30 January 2012) – pre-order your copy today.

Giveaway | Sow’n’Sow

Sow ‘n Sow is a Melbourne based business run by Michelle Brady, a young designer with a love for gardens and a wealth of professional experience who has combined the two into an innovative, joy filled business.

Sow ‘n Sow was born out of a love for plants and design and an ambition to spread the joy of gardening while making the world a greener, more beautiful place. Our Gifts of Seeds are gorgeous gift cards which contain a packet of organic seeds, providing a sweet and thoughtful gift that grows.

They create custom Gifts of Seeds where distinctive design and a tailored seed selection combine to provide an effective and engaging product. Custom Gifts of Seeds are eco friendly and provide a lasting memory, ideal for corporate promotions or special events such as weddings, conferences and functions.

Sow ‘n’ Sow has given us a complete set (6 designs) to giveaway

Thanks Michelle for joining us on Paper Runway Blog and for your fabulous giveaway.

How did you start Sow n Sow, what do you love most about what you do? I fell in love with gardening first and especially the joy that you get from sowing seeds and watching them grow into plants. I had the idea to make seed gifts and set about designing the product with the help of some designer friends. Lots of research and thought went into the designs and I also had to get my head around the industry as I didn’t have any experience in the world of retail or wholesale let alone boutique stationery. So it was a big learning curve but I love challenges and like to keep things interesting as much as possible.

The thing I love most is being my own boss which allows me to spend beautiful sunny days in the garden and rainy weekends working.

We know what we love about Sow n Sow but what do you love about Paper Runway? I love the focus on really excellent artists and extreme creativity, I find it very inspiring!

What is your favourite paper product right now? I love the Ask Alice range of stationery, I met the creator Sass a while back and she gave me some insight into the wholesale world. I love the colours and textures she uses.

What place in the world most inspires you and why? New York as it feels like opportunity is all around and inspiring people, places, projects and exhibitions everywhere.

What is your favourite homemade gift to give? Anything home grown from the garden such as succulent cuttings or bouquet garni’s with fresh herbs and a home made card of course!

Answer these short questions
Black or White |Black
Tea or Coffee | Coffee
Short or long | Long
Sweet or savoury | Sweet!
Night or Day | Day

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1. purchasing Paper Runway here
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x Nikki and Maree