• 27.08.15 // An Ode to Brooklyn

    Wandering Williamsburg, Brooklyn in Summer.... Awwww yeah. Where all the achingly hip young things come to play, shop and dine, with a view across the East River to Manhattan that is so blindingly beautiful, it will make your eyes water. There is more to this buzzing borough than just great street art, rooftop bars and hipsters. There are green spaces and playgrounds for the kids and baseball and soccer fields for the locals. Children's museums and organic markets. Treelined streets and brownstones juxtapose with industrial eyesores. Oh, and the best part, everywhere you go, there is food that will knock your socks off!

    It's a treat for the senses, and Brooklyn quickly became our second home away from home during our American adventure.

    Here's our list of must do's if your in the area... Eat at the Glasserie in Greenpoint, try the street food at Smorgasburg, and take the East River Ferry downtown to Dumbo for ice cream and a play in the water park, and then keep going down to Governors Island - New York's best kept secret for kids.

     Our girls took to the streets of Williamsburg in our new Cosmos apparel design, created in collaboration with Australian artist, Gemma Patford. The dress is our size 4/5, and the romper is our 3T. Shop them here

  • 28.07.14 // Artist Series No. 2 - Sun Catchers

    It is with delight that we bring you our latest offering in our Artist Series
    SUN CATCHERS in Australian Flora and Fauna

    This beautiful duo of artworks is the result of 6 months of collaboration with Brooklyn based artist, Rawaan Alkhatib. Last year we were introduced to Rawaan's work and fell in love with her vibrant fun style and beautiful detailing. In February this year, we discussed plans for a collaboration over an amazing meal in Manhattan during our trip to NYC. It was then that we discovered that we both shared a passion for Australian culture, Rawaan having lived in our fair country for a short time in her 20's. A plan was hatched! We asked her to draw two scenes that celebrate the beauty of Australiana. More specifically, one of Australian Flora, and one of Australian Fauna. And my oh my, did she deliver!

    The intricacy of Rawaan's illustrations and her application of colour took our breath away, and lent itself perfectly to our vision - put the art on glass and let the sun stream through.  
    We want to capture the attention of children; to draw them into the scene, to encourage them to look outside and connect with their environment, and to learn and dream about and the world around them.
     
    The decal is made of electrostatic film and feels soft and well weighted, it provides a really lovely tactile experience that somehow is quite nostalgic! There are no adhesives unlike a sticker, so the decal can be re-positioned again and again.

    Adorn your child's window with a Such Great Heights x Rawaan Alkhatib Sun Catcher and see how it draws them into the scene and beyond. And if you're handy with the camera, take a shot of the view from your part of the world through your Sun Catcher. We would love to create a community of little dreamers, post the pics on our website and unite children from all over the globe! Just hashtag #sghsuncatchers and tag us @suchgreatheights_kids. Alternatively, email us the image/s suncatchers@suchgreatheights.com
    Each month we will award a prize to the best entry… hooray!

    We are tremendously proud of this product. It is important to us to create unique and original work that truly speaks to children. Huge thanks to Rawaan for helping us to inspire all the little dreamers. 

    All photography by Ryan O'Connor, Jo Fahy & Rawaan Alkhatib