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This is actually a “two-for-one” type of post aimed to kickstart your Monday (and probable return to work)! 1. – Please meet Auckland based; KLAY and their beautiful hand made throws. LOVING the shape and size of them as well as the luxurious, one of a kind aspect. Picnics…couch snuggles… 2. – I spotted KLAY in the new and awesomely curated online store; Bon Week-End. I’m really into their fresh stable of designers, products and original aesthetic. Definitely a spot to watch.

In an effort to challenge societies cheap, throw-away culture – Designer Nikolai Sorensen (one half of the Trestle Union team) designed and produced this beautiful tent as the final project in his Product Design degree at AUT. Its more than just good looking! This is his statement behind the concept: “Over the past 20 years the perception of the two-man tent has depreciated from a highly valued piece of camping equipment to a cheap, throw-away, disposable item. A quick look at the aftermath of any music festival provides proof of

I spotted this beautiful collaborative shoot this week and thought a Saturday post definitely was needed to get it out there! Shot by the ever creative Jessica Sim, featuring some of the latest from amazing Auckland bridal studio; Rue de Seine and pulled together with the beautiful hair and make up work from Natalie Dent and gorgeous florals from Leaf and Honey. Pretty much a dream team right there! You can check out the rest of the shoot here on Jessica’s blog. Photography by Jessica Sim Emily @ 62 models

These are brand new offerings from Auckland label; Go Ask Alice. Mostly working in leather, designer Emily Mahy took a departure from her handbags to create the “Selma” in response to her need for something large, durable AND goodlooking! Made from canvas and leather in three variations I am well and truly sold.

Hannah Jensen‘s beautiful smile jumped out at me from the TV a few months ago when she was being featured on the One News “Good Sorts” segment. As they profiled her work, teaching art to children at Aucklands Starship Hospital, I couldn’t ignore the ringing bell in my head – her name was so familiar?! I combined forces with my best friend Google and quickly realised that I had eartagged her to blog years ago because her work is AMAZING!! Within 10 minutes I’d whipped her an email and just a

Rust & Stardust from Evie Kemp on Vimeo. Ok I am very excited to introduce you all to Rust + Stardust – an amazing venture from two wildly creative inviduals in their own right! Evie Kemp and Amy Clarke (formerly of Victoria’n’Bird) have joined forces, skills, workspace and pet power to launch a new collaborative studio and a resulting range of homewares which is a bit of a breath of fresh air. For all small NZ creative enterprise there is a drastic lack of options for funding available to help

New Zealand label; State of Grace has been a quiet acheiver for over 20 years! Launched by designer Sherilyn Catchpole with her own boutique in 1992 she has shown at Fashion Weeks on both sides of the Tasman and secured an international roll call of stockists to be proud of. Super feminine with a real emphasis on quality the label still proudly produces all their garments in New Zealand. You can check out the rest of their current collection here at their online store.

The Four Eyes team are prolific producers of beautiful street style imagery which they have now applied to the glossy pages of their debut book. Working with Beatnik Publishing they have produced a heavy hard cover account of the favourites they have captured for their site over the last 2 years. With exceptional photography skills and attention to detail they offer a really cool cross section of real people and their personal style. One for the fashion/clothing/style maker in your team. For sale online here at Beatnik and also found

Nothing like an attitude packed designer collab to get your Monday off on the right track. NZ interior design darlings; Material Creative are normally the hard working women behind the scenes of some of Aucklands most exciting hospitality and retail newcomers of late…but on this occasion they are headlining. They joined with new generation agency; Post Creative to claim a hole in the wall at the end of Durham Lane in Auckland city and set up Nice Day. The result is punchy, a little mysterious and for wandering inner city

From left: Media + Design; Grace Averis, Assistant Manager; Esther Leonard, Head Office Administration + Distribution; Sharanna Baxter, Head Merchandiser; Michelle Penrice and Distribution for all stores; Nathan Speeden. Artwork: Michael Parakowhai .….. To be honest I don’t have much business being in a fabric store. I can appreciate and admire beautiful fabric with the best of them and make a cushion cover if I really have to…but the art of clothing construction just doesn’t live in me. My Mum and sister on the other hand are super talented with

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