Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lightly installation at Craft Victoria

Cindy-Lee Davies of Melbourne design company Lightly has an installation up at Craft Victoria at the moment... The 'Chrysalis' installation comprises a collection of these delightful wall-mounted butterflies - each cut from a recycled vintage saucer. The natural curve of the saucer delicately lifts the butterfly wings from the wall, creating an ever-so-slight shadow beneath...

It's so nice to see something new from Lightly, and especially a move towards recycled materials. It gives each of these delicate forms a real feeling of unique-ness....

The Chrysalis installation with be on show (and pieces for sale) at Craft Victoria until February 8th.

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

9650 7775

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am — 5pm


  1. I love the appearance of butterflies these days (always my grandmother's favorite). I just hope they don't get over done like every other trend. But I love what Cindy has done with them!


  2. Looks a lot like Mel Robson's work

  3. Hi Anne! Thanks so much for reading and for your comment :) Yes I am loving these butterflies, although again I know what you mean... it doesn't take long for a trend to seem too 'everywhere... anyway a gorgeous application in this case!

    Emma - Oh, yes there are similarities aren't there? I love Mel Robson's work! I especially love the australian coats of arms pieces from earlier last year (ie australian map and kangaroo/emu). Beautiful work! Perhaps I should chase her for an interview...!? Thanks so much for your comment!

  4. These are lovely and so pretty! What a great idea.

    Viv xx