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Following on from my travels further South, I boosted from my parents place in North Canterbury before dawn and jumped back on State Highway 1 heading north. Timing was bang on to crest the windy Hundalee range and see the rose gold sun creeping up along the Kaikoura Coast. I took some time out to lap it all in and was rewarded with seeing a SUPER POD (my words….it was enormous!!) of dolphins frolicking parallel to shore. See! The super pod of dolphins above?? ……   I then headed on

This vid is absolutely awesome!! Not only is it a super duper creative production out of our own Wellywood, but also a masthead for what modern charities can do and how they can communicate their missions! You will have all noticed that I support the efforts of local project; the One Percent Collective and if you ever wondered why, then check out the almighty effort they have gone to to communicate to YOU how you can be effective. At the very least take a look at the vid (totally worth

I simply love Kowtow for their unwavering, crazy originality, beautiful fabric, dedication to sustainable business practice, acessible pricing AND the offering of clothing with attitude that is, by gad, SO COMFORTABLE! Their most recent collection; Support Surface is dropping into their online store and I am battling to keep my credit card away from these pants… (and this hoody and these leggings and…) I visited Gosia and her team in their Wellington studio last year.

It’s seriously a great pleasure to be the first to introduce NODI Rugs to all of you ! I got a legitimate prickle of excitement when I first opened the lookbook from designer Olivia Smith… sooooo refreshing to see plush rugs that are innovative, unique and attractive!! Olivia has travelled extensively to induge her passion for design including studying Textile Design at The European Institute and working for several fabric houses based in Italy. But India and that soft but persistant idea of creating something on her own crept up

Image by Kirsty Gibson at the new Tea Pea store in Wellington. …… Jane Denton has been verrry busy with needle and thread again! Continuing on from where we last caught up with her – she has further developed her unique and beautiful pattern making and even taken a departure from her normal rainbow palette! Love it all. Psst – 10% off all orders made in November! Use the code XMAS at the checkout.

From left : Nicky Cameron; Head of Design, Liz Ting; Design + PR, Helen Simonson; Website Management + Graphic Design, Laura Newton-King; Textile Designer + Social Media  Visiting Mondegreen was not at all what I expected! From the outside it is a fun, feminine corner of the internet where quirky internationally sourced homewares and accessories get to hang out with locally designed clothing. A great recipe that has found its niche. But on arriving at the Mondegreen HQ I realised that we were dealing with a much bigger beast. Mondegreen

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