I am really pleased to bring you a change of scene this week. While I really do relish my days alone in my office, the many advantages and subsequent creative strength from working within a team are not lost on me. I kind of think finding that great working dynamic can be as elusive as a regular romantic relationship, hence the need to nurture and protect it with clear roles ! Two young Australian designers who have discovered their skills and aesthetic compliment each others perfectly, are Sophie Bain and Jono Biet. Under the
Hi everyone, I’m voyaging toward the balmy blue waters of the Maldives with my partner in crime from the 14th to 28th of July. During this time I am attempting my first ever TRUE digital detox. No email. No trawling social channels (my fave!!!) and no blogging at all. I’m foreseeing a magical calm and reversal of computer induced squinty eye wrinkles (As if! I’m thinking more about just having a holiday with cocktails and finding Nemo with m’snorkel!) Please come back and see me at the end of the month
I’m excited to be introducing you to Edith Rewa! In all honesty, I’m pretty besotted with her work!!! Edith is heavily inspired by the native Australian bush the surrounds her home in the Blue Mountains. However, the fact she also has ” ….. one toe in Hobart and the other in Melbourne” allows her work to stray beyond a canvas to, what really are, some of my favourite silk scarves ever! The one below is most definitely going to be skipping the Tasman to live with me soon… Please take some
These images are just a tiny glimpse into the incredible visual dream land created by internationally renowned (Wellington) photographer; Amber Griffin. While her portfolio is full of dynamic, crisp moments of movement from all levels of dancer, her recent project with some of New Zealand’s elite contemporary and ballet dancers is breathtaking! With a gold medal at the recent World Photographic Cup in France, Amber has been touring her ethereal work including an exhibition in Auckland (closing on the April 2nd !!) at Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket. Imagery supplied by used with permission
New Zealand brides – you’re lucky….it’s finally happened! I am really happy to introduce you to the Together Journal, a brand new magazine that finally shines a light on our local weddings, vendors and industry with a super fresh eye for curation and inspiration. The quality of this publication came of no surprise to me after I learnt that it was born under the creative direction of top wedding photographer; Greta Kenyon. Having worked with Greta myself a number of times I can vouch for her beautiful aesthetic, knowledge base and attention
Friends! The next TEAM.WORK collaboration is ALMOST here and I am so excited to share! Remember Radical Yes ? Those radical kids with the radical shoes from Melbourne? Well we have joined forces to create TWO pairs of radical kicks for you! IMPORTANT INFO TO BE THE FIRST TO VIEW! To be among the FIRST to eyeball these new toe tappers simply sign up to the VIP Radical Yes subscriber list here Do this before Friday 7am and you will be sent an exclusive code to enter their locked site to
Prepare yourselves …. as I can foresee more than a few tape measures being whipped out and stud heights considered to allow for these BEAUTIFUL chandeliers! I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the world of Klaylife – their impressive and unique collection combined with the story of their production. Powered by a Melbourne based family, the beads and chandeliers are hand made by local women in the South African Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Initially, the chandeliers were crafted by local women whose lives had been impacted by HIV and desperately needed an income to
Sydney based creative; Eloise Rapp is the textile designer responsible for this collection of beautiful silk scarves which are essentially the wearable follow up to an installation she did in First Draft Gallery last year. You can have a good and proper browse of her Reason for Ruin range here on her site and have a casual shop here.
You might recognise the name Micimage as the one responsible for the building of two Studio Home websites. The man behind the brand is Mickey Ross and yes, while I vouch for his skills at bringing a site to life and even his all round talent behind the camera – it is a new and exciting thing to be able to present you with one of his weddings. He has a distinct candid, documentary style and a knack for capturing real moments and uncontrived emotion. You can check out the
The beautiful handmade hats, caps and visors of The Brim Label are all carefully crafted by ex- pat kiwi, Emma Cheape. Bouyed by the lack of options out there when looking for a hat for herself, she got to work from her London bas,e scouring markets for fabrics, sourcing leather and trim locally – all with the intention to create understated statements for your head! Well I think she’s winning on that front and have had a hard time choosing my favourite from all her options! Maybe one of each?