Welcome to the second in our series of three little posts to inspire your floral creativity! Growing up my Mum always made sure we had a posie of cut flowers on the kitchen table and beside our beds – even now when I head home to visit there will be some little sweet smelling gaggle of flowers waiting for me in my room. Spurred on by this memory and inspired by the awesome “Tilly at Home” geometric rose vase and bedroom building homeware I had discovered at Farmers, I challenged clever
I’m pretty into go-getters … especially creative go-getters, which is why I jumped at the chance to check out the set up of an exciting 3 day pop up shop presenting the work of thirteen designers. As part of the AUT Shapeshifting Conference; Creative Common Occupation has taken over the terrific first floor space of the Cross Street Gallery in Newton (Auckland) to collectively share their work spanning from clothing and accessories to print, illustration and film. All high quality locally made products from designers at the bright beginning of
New on the scene in both the cool mainstreet of Kingsland, Auckland as well as the burgeoning online space down under, is the Tonic Room! After purchasing the original health store on site as a going concern in 2012, 29 year old naturopath; Katherine Lonsdale-Cooper has finally realised her dream of a space that takes natural medicine out of the slightly “hippy” arena and presents it in a way that the mainstream can appreciate, understand and relish visiting! Opening doors to her new and improved store just over a week
Its always exciting for me to see the progress of young, go getters that I have been lucky enough to meet so early in their creative endeavours. Georgia Jay is one of my favourites (a LOT to do with her magnetic, sparky personality!) and I am stoked to share some of her latest leather bags and purses with you. All constructed with beautiful, supple leather and hide. All handmade at the Terrarium studio in Kingsland, Auckland. All awesome.
I’ve been spying on Tim Grocott of Taus Ceramic ever since stumbling across some of his beautiful early work at Douglas and Bec at Bloc. But I’ll be honest – it was while having a break from some solid Scottish dancing at a wedding recently that I thought I would love to have a wee cheeky hip flask of whiskey to whip out (you can judge me but its true) and at that moment the Taus hip flask flashed past my eyes (imprinted from spotting it on instagram). So – here
You are getting the first heads up on this one peeps! Henrietta Harris is just this morning releasing this beautiful fine art print; “Haven’t You Ever Looked Up?” Now that she is very much dedicated to working on collections for shows and only offering originals, this is your chance to grab a print while you can. I am! For sure! This is how: A4 size Full colour print on 300gsm Hahnemuhle watercolour paper Signed and numbered, limited edition of 100 $80 NZD plus $7 p&p (NZ) or $12 p&p (worldwide)
To be fair guys, this is NOT breaking news! Imagery of the most recent Citta range has been doing the rounds online…and rightfully so. “A Winters Tale” is inspired by the beautiful nordic city of Copenhagan, and once again that close knit design team has poured their ideas across everything you could possibly think of or need in your home – offering another cohesive and down right attractive collection! So I decided to go for a trawl and check out some of my favourites. Many of these are listed “Coming
I have a lot of respect for tattoo artists. Its not enough to just be talented and produce beautiful work…they have to do it via the living (and moving) bodies of others and there is NO margin for error or “re-working”. Pinterest is oozing with creative tattoo work but I am currently hooked on the instagram feed of NZ’s own Victor J Webster. Victor is based out of Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland with a regular guest spot at Melbourne’s; Chapel Tattoo. Especially loving his geometric inspired work… so different!
” Twenty Nine Palms” …… LOVING the recent photographic offering of Greta van der Star and her exhibition on now at the Simon James Concept Store in Herne Bay, Auckland. The series, called Miracle Hill, is named after a once thriving 60’s resort town in California. The images and image titles, examine the grandeur derived from the American dream but rarely obtained. Made up of 7 images, the series was shot entirely on film to lend a nostalgic and dream like aesthetic to the dilapidated pastel architecture and lonely landscapes featured.
This Store Front post is an extension of the Creative HQ feature I did with Juliette Hogan back in October. I actually shot this beautiful shop the same day I visited her studio… but that post was going to be a monster if all was included so two parts seemed wise! While many of you reading will be familiar with Britomart and most likely the JHO store, for those of you not – this waterfront area of downtown Auckland has seen an incredible rejuvination over the last 6 years and