Christmas and New Year opening hours

We are taking a break over the festive season so please check the dates we are open! If you are desperate to purchase Future Shelter products (understandably) during our closed period, please visit one of our stockists!

Saturday 21st December 10-5
Sunday 22nd December 11-3
Monday 23rd December 10-6
Tuesday 24th December 10-3pm
Christmas Day  Closed
Thursday 26th December Closed
Friday 27th December Closed
Saturday 28th December 10-5
Sunday 29th December Closed
Monday 30th December Closed
Tuesday 31st December Closed
New Year's Day Closed
Thursday 2nd January onwards open as usual


Man cave

Carly was very busy in the shop this week creating a "man cave" at the far end of the shop. This area collects together all of our range that make great gifts for men.

 Man cave. 
Featuring our Port Hedland series of prints. 
Chainring cog trivets for the cooking and cycling enthusiast $40 small $50 large. 
Diver and Queue wall decals $20-$35.

 Tool ipad stands $38. Aeronautical or boy themed fridge magnets $24.

 Laser engraved city artworks on Sheoak edeg blocks $45 small, $90 medium size.

 Nail and screwhead geometric lampshade $165 small, $200 Medium

 Vegetable tanned leather card holders or simple wallet $45. Great for travel cards.

Limited Edition hand dyed moleskin notebook covers $60.
Man cave is available to visit for a limited time.


Perth Upmarket yesterday

We finished so many new products ready for the the Upmarket this week. We sold out of quite a few products which was great! Here are a few photos from the day.

  Cheeky numbat decoration with new wildflower Christmas decorations.

 New Christmas in Suburbia card inspired by North Perth!

Our new Christmas wreath and Christmas sack. New Numbat T-shirts and many other new coloured shirts. This Numbat is printed on an organic cotton.

 Wildflower mugs on display. These are made with the finest bone china. The mug itself is made in one of the last reamaining factories in Stoke-on-Trent. Then we fire the images permanently onto the mug in our workshop and are dishwasher safe.

 Greetings from Perth!


New Kids Height Chart

Our new height chart in the shop today. Printed on Linen/Cotton and made in our workshop.

It's coming!

It's coming and we can't avoid it! The first of our Christmas range in the shop today.


New shop sign

We felt it was time we updated our look with a new logo and sign. Our logo is inspired by a flow diagram showing our design process from spark of inspiration through to display in the store! We'll be updating our blog and shop over the next few weeks.


New artwork and wrapping paper

We love those little numbats! We are now selling this framed print ($130) Also we are printing our own wrapping paper $5 for an extra large sheet which perfectly wraps the largest of our serving boards.

Workshop wood pile

...ready to be turned into lampbases


Corporate Gifts - products Made in Perth

We now have a corporate gift catalogue! We have worked on custom products for visitor centres and retailers as well as specific corporate projects such as CHOGM. Many of our products can be personalised with your project or logo. Please email sales@futureshelter.com for a copy of our catalogue and pricing.


Saturday position available

We are currently looking for someone to join the Future Shelter team as a casual Saturday sales and production assistant. There is a possibility for more hours in the lead up to Christmas.

9.30am - 5pm Saturdays

Duties include helping customers, using the till and making sales, taking orders and answering the telephone. Small production jobs include packaging products, making simple products such as badges and magnets. Keeping the shop clean, tidy and well stocked.

Skills preferred
Computer literate
Good customer service manner
Excellent organisational skills
Close attention to detail


An interest in locally made design (of course)

Please email your C.V. and references to sales@futureshelter.com before October 1st.


iPad stands

If you visited the Perth Upmarket this weekend you would have been the first to see our new iPad stands. Made in Australian Oak they make reading those recipes in the kitchen much easier, turns your iPad into a Photo viewer and is generally a very handy place to keep your iPad!


New Whale shark T

New whaleshark T being printed today ready for the Perth Upmarket on Sunday.

Numbat Mug

At the shop we've become really batty for numbats! You can just imagine our delight when we pulled these guys out of the kiln. Anyone else out there share our affection for these critters? If you do, nab yourself one at our shop or come to Perth Upmarket on Sunday 8th September. This is a limited run on Japan made mugs so get in quick!


Installation of our window mural for Aspects, Kings Park

This years theme for our mural was "50 years of flower power" a celebration of the Kings Park Wildflower Festival. We wanted to create a retro but modern design. As usual Ian and Adam successfully completed the jigsaw puzzle of elements that make up this layered design.

To see the finished installation you'll have to take a trip up to Aspects in Kings Park, Perth.


A new adventure - a visit to Stoke-on-Trent

 These mugs coming to you soon!
We thought we'd share a bit of our recent adventure overseas. As you are aware we make most of our products in house with the exception of the T-shirts. However we have always had quite a passion for ceramics (and an extensive collection of retro pieces). We tried to find manufacturers of quality fine bone china in Perth but alas we couldn't find anyone. We are not quite at the the scale of making our own ceramics just yet so we took a visit to Stoke-on-trent, the home of fine bone china.

We have our own kiln and decal making facilities in our studio so we will be getting this factory in Stoke-on-trent to make our blanks for us and we will decorate them here in Perth. We thought you'd like to see inside the factory as much as we did! They are one of the few remaining factories in Stoke that still manufacture in the UK. Although their will be a few kms to get them to Perth, we felt we really wanted to be part of this ongoing history.

We also visited the Potteries Museum and came across this plate that made us thought of our very own mining-based country :)


We are all made of..... coasters!

New star inspired T-shirt... Brian Cox is coming to Perth in August maybe he'll pop in and universally entertained by our beautiful display of coasters!


William Street Coasters

We're guessing that you guessed that these coasters were on their way! A new set featuring drawings from the walk over the horseshoe bridge and the museum. This is the first of a new wave of more architecturally inspired designs we'll release this year. We've been doing lots of secret drawing!


Kyilla Community Farmers Market - Starts 8th June

This is good news. We often liken ourselves to the slow food movement - shopping local, letting things grow slowly and with care. I liken the way we make products a bit like a 48hour slow cooked lamb (someone recently told me they'd eaten this and I haven't stopped thinking about it!).

Anyone who knows us will know that we love good food. We'll be supporting this new farmers market and buying lots of tasty produce.... yum can't wait!


A happy workshop

This is what we like to see... happy people in the workshop! It's not hard to take a photo of our chief sewing expert Claire... she is always smiling. Which makes us happy too! You can see our cutting table, tunnel dryer (for fixing textile printing ink) and just in the background our rotary screen printing press. Most of our equipment is on castors so we can move it around in our limited space.


Workshop Viewing - new lampbases

Look at these lovely lampbases! Each one is different as most are turned from reclaimed timber posts. One of these in the centre (No.5 counting from the left) is a sheoak stand and it's very unusual due to its size. Sheoak grows with small branches and trunk so you don't often find pieces this large. It has a beautiful wavy grain.  We oil the wood with an organic orange oil which makes it feel silky and brings out the grain.