It’s been a while between collaborations so I am TOTALLY thrilled to bring you the first TEAM.WORK project of 2017. And, as always, it is damn unique! I had been admiring the collection of the Mushama & Me rain coats for more than a few years when designer; Sharn Blackwell and I began to trade emails with a sniff of a collaboration in the air. I had previously blogged about the brands original Rain Cape and was already envisaging my dream twist on this great initial concept. So Sharn and I got together
Rain protection – something you can’t really do without in our part of the world, especially over the winter months. Mushama + Me has been addressing this issue for sometime and their latest collection of waterproofed vintage fabrics are both fun AND being offered in new designs.! You can take a good browse online here – my particular favourite is the Urban Bike Cape. Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Mushama + Me Photography by Matt Queree …..
These last few days have abruptly reminded me of my firm belief that the rain in Auckland is the WETTEST rain around! It also reminded me that I had spotted these cool, one-off raincoats by Mushama + Me that will be lurking at the Auckland Art + Craft Fair tomorrow morning. Never fear people not in the 09….they have an online store, post worldwide and for free in NZ! Made from vintage fabric which is then laminated and waterproofed, there are 4 cool styles and endless possibilities for the finished
Hi! After beginning life as NZ’s very first design blog in 2008, for its first 9 years, this site tracked a path exclusively focused on connecting you with the work of talented NZ/AUS creative brands/people/products and projects.The intimate, casual reporting and interviewing style used by many early bloggers has slowly been adopted by the media at large to profile makers and artists in the own environments, free of overtly staged imagery and revealing the humans behind the work. We LOVE this right? And it’s TERRIFIC news for our local design
Emily O’Hara of Hammer & Muse with her “Shifty Sacks” made from shade sail offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company, Glen Eden. …… All photography by Evie Mackay …… Yesterday I was lucky to sneak into the Allpress Gallery to get a preview of an exciting new project by Christchurch initiative; Rekindle. Having championed the re-use of the massive amount of material resulting from the demolition of buildings from earthquake damage, Rekindle has emerged not only as an exciting and engaged social enterprise but fly the flag for NZ design