Cungelella Art x Kind is Cool
When Amber Wilkinson from change-making Aussie-brand-gone-global Kind is Cool
first discovered Mt Isa based Indigenous artists Dale, Juanita, Cheryl and Glenda from Cungelella Art
on Instagram she loved their story, their art and their vibe and knew she wanted to find a way to work together.
With a desire to promote awareness and education to both children and adults, Amber approached the sisters about doing a collaboration and photoshoot – and it became so much more.
“The reason behind wanting to do a collab with Indigenous Artists is that I believe the way to create the change the world needs, is to educate” said Amber. “I hope that this collaboration sparks conversations with children and adults and we educate each other and ourselves”
Cungelella Art was founded in 2019 by Glenda McCulloch as a vehicle for sharing her culture through modern Aboriginal art. It soon expanded as a collaboration to include Glenda’s sisters – Jaunita, Dale and Cheryl. Not only was the opportunity for business expansion presented as the demand for their art increased – the sisters were able to create a venture that allowed them to work closely together and spend quality time together as a family creating a legacy through their artwork.
Traditional knowledge creating modern art
They’ve taken traditional knowledge to create a unique modern take on contemporary Aboriginal art that reflects the rugged ranges and native fauna and flora that surrounds their Kalkadoon home. They take inspiration from the ancient rock faces, red dirt and spinifex covered hills of the country and colours of the sky painted a peachy orange at sunset and beautiful old rustic gum trees that flourish in this harsh country are reflected through their works.
Kind is Cool x Cungelella Art
The range from the collaboration includes tees and sweats for both adults and children, with designs representing the rough and rugged Kalkatungu Country, the heat that has twisted and folded back on itself and the ochres pushed up from the depths with gold and silver and many other minerals that create the most unique mineral belt in the world. The peach covered skies mixed with the blues, pinks and purples, pointing to the well known Kalkadoon sunsets.
$2 from each ally-friendly tshirt from the collaboration sold is donated to Gunawirra, an organisation which strives to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“This is our tribe, we come in all shades, but most importantly what is being portrayed here is that we should embrace the colours of all humanity like children do, who see no colour, just kindness, love and friendship.”
GOLDIE + ACE: The Corduroy Collection
Think cute, think cosy, think CORD. These are the threads you’ll want your kiddos to be wearing this winter!
We ALWAYS love the styles from super cool Melbourne based kids clothes brand Goldie + Ace, and they’ve just released the corduroy collection from their 2021 winter edit – The Weekender.
The Corduroy Collection
Keep kiddos cosy in these super cute Goldie+Ace vintage inspired corduroy pieces in the most gorgeous neutral tones perfect for the winter season.
Choose from vintage cut overalls, hooded jumpers with matching track joggers, cropped smock dresses, patchwork shirts and mini chinos all made from a soft cotton corduroy.
Cute & Cosy Cord
THE WEEKENDER COLLECTION
The Goldie + Ace AW21 Collection, The Weekender, draws on the spirit of childhood trips to small Australian towns back in the ‘80s. For the brand’s designer, Alana Tiller, warm layers in lively colours and fun-loving patterns were always packed in the overnight bag for family adventures, and these pieces are lovingly reflected in this joyful collection.
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Nature Play SA launches “Where birds sing and wildflowers dance”
The team at Nature Play SA have announced the June 17 launch of ‘Where birds sing and wildflowers dance’ and we can’t wait to pour over this beautiful guide to exploring the outdoor wonder of our great state.
The new book, written by Nature Play SA’s Jason Tyndall, is the perfect companion for exploring South Australia’s National Parks and looks to further inspire, stimulate and support children and adults in their exploration of the natural world.
Connecting to nature and ourselves
This guide is a renewed narrative of connecting to nature and ourselves. Drawing upon art and science, it crafts a beautiful and compelling story of South Australia’s wildlife, plants, and ecosystems.
Nature Play SA says the book explores notions of self – such as love, belief, doubt – while entwining ecological concepts of habitats, symbiotic relationships, fire, environmental clearance, species behaviour, extinction, and recovery.
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MISSTA Formula Feeding Thermos Bottle
The idea for the MISSTA formula feeding thermos bottle came about when Aussie mums, Demi Duncan and Melinda Baxter noticed, along their individual journeys through motherhood, the taboo nature of formula feeding. It broke their hearts to hear how many parents felt judged and ashamed for formula feeding their baby, especially when some hadn’t had the option to breastfeed. Driven by a desire to make life simpler for formula feeding parents, MISSTA was born!
Both Demi and Melinda want the Missta bottle to be a product where parents are proud to be feeding their infant(s)! The message behind their product will forever be encouraging all the parents out there to keep doing what they are doing in an attempt to nail this thing called ‘parent life’.
What is MISSTA?
MISSTA is an incredibly high quality, stylish, 750ml insulated bottle that keeps sterilised water warm for up to 12 hours. With an inbuilt temperature light indicator located in the lid, Missta lets you know whether the water is at a safe serving temperature to mix with formula when feeding infants.
Missta is designed to make home life, overnights, travelling and leaving the house with a formula fed baby easy, it also gives confidence to new parents, family and friends who may assist you on your formula feeding journey.
Whether you leave bubs with Dad, Nan or that loveable Aunt that’s never had kids, you know that your little one is drinking their bottle at their preferred temperature so you can truly enjoy that baby free time!
The Missta bottle can be transformed into a stylish drink bottle once your feeding journey has finished with the Basic Missta Lid which is included.
MISSTA at a glance
- Large 750ml bottle for multiple feeds
- Keeps sterilised water warm for 12 hours
- Inbuilt safety light indicator to ensure safe serving temperature
- Easy for the whole family to use
- Great for travel
- Perfect for at home or on the go
- Easy for overnight feeds
- BPA FREE
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Sk8 Mates: Combining skill and passion
Sk8 Mates, created by young entrepreneur and skater Seb Hurrell, is a skateboarding apparel brand featuring cool, unique designs, influenced by superheroes and inspired by inclusivity and following your passions.
Willunga local, Seb, is well known in the community, especially at the skatepark. Successfully completing year 12 at Willunga Waldorf School in 2019 was a huge achievement for Seb and his family, after his epilepsy diagnosis at the age of 3 which presented him with many hurdles throughout his childhood. Seb’s epilepsy was uncontrolled by medication, and he could have as many as 100 seizures a day, the relentless nature of the neurological disorder left him with an intellectual disability… but also allowed his own special super powers to flourish – art, drawing and an imagination that could take him anywhere.
Living with a disability left Seb feeling ostracised at times, but once he found skating he never looked back. Skateboarding quickly became a passion and with the support of the friendly skateboarding community he soon found himself building confidence and acceptance.
Sk8 Mates Brand
The Sk8 Mates brand is a culmination of Seb’s greatest passions; skateboarding, friends and a love of art and design. Through a school project he decided to combine these elements by starting his own business, designing and selling quality skateboard clothing. Through Sk8 Mates, Seb is able to work his own hours, doing what he loves most – creating art and skateboarding – incorporating them both into his own cool brand.
To date, Sk8 Mates offers three rad designs in various colours & sizes, from kids to adults. Each t-shirt is individually coloured by Seb, giving each garment a unique look. Sk8 Mate tees are made from 100% sk8 tough materials, tried and tested by skateboarders from the Sk8 Mates crew.
Sk8 Mates can be found at top retail stores MV2, Noarlunga and Daily Grind, Mclaren Vale or purchased online:
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Keep kiddos dry this winter in a Nature Play SA waterproof onesie!
Winter is well and truly on its way…
It’s the time of year again parents, where puddles are for jumping and mud is for squelching!
It’s no secret that outdoor play is so important for our kids. As parents, we don’t want to let winter get in the way of all the opportunities for our little people to learn about seasons and weather and how those things affect the big wide world around them.
Wet weather play gives kids the chance to experiment with all the textures and sensations that go hand-in-muddy-hand with the natural elements that respond to rain. Navigating slippery paths in the botanic gardens or soggy trails in the hills helps little people with their balance and coordination. Building shelters and cubbies to keep dry gives them a real world problem to solve with their siblings or friends.
But OH, the WASHING! And the cold, wet kiddos on the long drive home!
But you don’t have to be knee deep in wet, muddy clothes this winter, Nature Play SA’s popular waterproof onesie has got you (and your little one!) covered. Fitting easily over clothing and, coupled with gumboots, these onesies will keep your children dry all day. Little hands and faces can still enjoy the sensory grit of mud and the softness of rain.
Available in red and blue, Nature Play SA’s $35 waterproof onesies are:
- ideal for active and quiet play
- light and roomy for ease of movement
- elastic sleeve/ankle cuffs for water protection
- hood for extra weather protection
- zip front for ease of access
- press studs at waist to readjust
- hi visibility strips
- available in small, medium and large
- bulk orders 10+ available for $30 each
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