Thursday, January 14, 2010

This sounds like just the sort of awesome event Auckland needs more of!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How awesome are these hot chips? That's right, very awesome! They were made by my good friend Luci Everett as illustrations to accompany reviews of hot chips in Melbourne, to be seen in the next issue of Cardboard Box, look forward to it!

Friday, September 25, 2009

YAY! Zinefest Wellington! 21st November @ Mighty Mighty..

Monday, August 10, 2009

Auckland Zinefest.

This Saturday Cardboardbox will have a table at the Auckland Zinefest. From 12.30 (I think) until 4.30 (again, I think)
Should be a fun time, come and see us it is at Cross Street Studios!

Whoop whoop!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


It was super cool to be back at Kraftbomb today, lovely day for it and there was a good crowd.. 
I decided to mix up the way we display the zines this time, brought some very appropriate cardboard boxes to store the copies in, with copies specifically for fondling (there's always a lot of this!) on the edge of the table..

The BRAND NEW (well basically..) Issue Four! 

I had all 30 of my lightbulbs with cosies from the Launch for Issue Three (hung in Oui Boutique's window) for sale, they went down amazingly and all sold out - hilarious!

Nicola was at the snow this weekend so I had Jamie-lee of Nifty Thrifty fame along for company, she brought along some of the lacy knickers and tea towels that she makes with Ashleigh under their 'Thieves Like Us' label - was great to have both her and the merch along!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Check out the Wellington City Library's blog for a glowing review of CBB #3 posted by Carmel.. Thanks!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and the rain to come and help us celebrate Issue Four of Cardboard Box!!

P.s. Issue Four is now available through so if you didn't make it to the launch there are still options..

Monday, June 22, 2009

It's that time again!!

Issue Four of Cardboard Box is being picked up from the printers this Thursday and so to celebrate we're having another launch! Hosted again by Lou and Robert at OUi Boutique in St Kevin's Arcade on KRd, next Thursday, July 2nd, from 5:30 - 7pm. Come along to pick up a brand new copy of your very own, check out Nicola's new line of jewellery (pictured) and be in first for OUi Boutique's Winter Sale!!

Hope to see you there.. xxx

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some Cool Crochet/Knitwear

My buddy Alysha is doing her Honours year in Fashion at AUT, focussing on knitwear, I popped by her studio yesterday and took some pics of the GREAT stuff she's doing..

This is hyperbolic crochet, you crochet to mathematical algorithms and end up with this exaggerated, coral-like form of crochet..

Which she is then using to construct this.. SO awesome

This is something she's been working on recently, the red is a big sheet of knitted fabric she constructed on the machine, the technician calls it the 'nipple' technique, through slipping stitches (I think!) you end up with the bumps in the fabric, it's all so inspiring!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

by Elena Wenn, final year of Fine Arts at Elam

Friday, June 12, 2009


At 5:30am on Thursday the 11th of June I got my cousins Jasmine (a prolific knitter/crafter) and Jordan (an amazing photographer) up to help install and document my latest project - Guerilla Knitting for K Rd. I was commissioned by the K Rd Business Association to knit adornment for the trees along K Rd. It was such a fun, exhilarating experience! The knickers are in a tree outside Leo O'Malley's..

I knitted 100 lightbulbs and strung them through this tree in Beresford Square..

This little bluebird and nest are stitched into one of the Nikau Palms at the traffic lights outside St Kevin's Arcade..

We put 6 toadstools into the bark in the long traffic island opposite This is Not a Love Shop, there were 5 left when we went back to take some shots in the light at 8:30am, 3 when Barbara (from the Business Association) got to work, 2 that afternoon and they're now all gone!

This bra we stitched onto this tree opposite St Kevin's Arcade, it didn't even last till lunchtime that day until someone stole it! I was totally expecting theft but not so soon and not in broad daylight.. crazy!

Check out my blog for more extensive documentation of the project, Jordan took some truly great images!

- Sharon 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Auckland Zinefest!

Zinefest is finally coming to Auckland the lovely people behind it - Tessa and Nick - would love to have your help! Contact them at or check out their blog 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Issue FOUR People

These two hotties are Jamie-Lee (of Nifty Thrifty fame) and Ashlee who together make cool stuff like lacy knickers under their label 'Theives Like Us', we will be featuring a page on their work..

My buddy Rachel has just gotten back from performing in 'The Burn' in Wellington, a fantastic play that was part of the 2009 Comedy Festival Programme. They also performed up here in Auckland from the 2nd - 9th of May. Alex and I were lucky enough to be there on opening night and the review Alex subsequently wrote up will be featuring in Issue Four.. keep your eyes peeled.

Our well informed resident album reviewer Matthew Windsor has reviewed this chap's new album - Dictaphone Blue's 'On The Down and In'. Even though he is a friend of Matt's you can rest assured it is not biased in any way, the album genuinely is great. 

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cool Zine Launch!

These are some awesome zines (that I have yet to read but am sure are awesome!) that I picked up at a zine launch Nicola and I just attended at AUT as part of the Graphic Design students course work. It was so well laid out with most of the zines being free and most having very cool large scale signs! Very inspiring. I'd love to write up some reviews on them when I get some time.. will definitely be attending all the rest of these great shows!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Favourite Artist

A wee while ago I met with one of my favourite artists ever - Megan Hansen-Knarhoi, I have loved her work for such a long time! She works with wool, (my favourite medium) creating work by cross-stitching or french knitting. I am now writing up an article on our meeting so keep your eyes peeled for Issue Four! In the meantime you can check out more of her fantastic work here. Or check out today's (April 22nd) issue of Viva in the Herald - there's a cool article on 'The Art of Craft' which features work by alot of my favourite New Zealand crafters and a work that we discussed and that I LOVE titled 'Jesus' (the above image is a close-up of it) is pictured too. Cool!

That's 'Jesus' down in the bottom right hand corner.. also on this crappy little scan you can see a sushi kit by Esther Lamb under 'Ask Alice' which I love, and a Lonely Hearts cardigan and one of those awesome 'Who is Dead Martin' necklaces from Miss Crabb which I want!