It’s with an enormous amount of pleasure that I present you the final TEAM.WORK collaboration of the year!
This project was an extra special one as I got to work with not only a talented and savvy designer, but a great friend of mine. Natalie Newlands is the owner of cult Queenstown based store; Angel Divine – a super popular destination for design and fashion lovers both locally and on holiday. In 2011 Natalie drew on her extensive experience as a designer to launch her own label; New Lands in a direct reflection of her own aesthetic and exploring her love of fabrics and detail. As part of this sheintroduced her hugely popular leather “bucket bags”…. which immediately got my mind ticking!
Together over the last 9 months, we have met in person a few times at both ends of the country, drawn pictures, sent samples between us, road tested and finally come up with our good looking, daily workhorse – the TEAM.WORK tote!
Available in tan and black, the bags are made of beautiful soft leather which will earn an even better patina with age and use. Our aim was to find a size and scale that meant the bags where easy to wear but had ample room for all that daily “stuff” – be it a laptop, school books, nappies, travel paraphenalia, shopping or whatever else needs transport in your life!
The front exterior panel features a finely stitched circle detail and is embossed with the TEAM.WORK logo. Inside we have a large zipped pocket (crucial we know!!) in gold foiled leather.
We have produced a limited number for our first run which can be found exclusively in store and online at Angel Divine.
As with all the TEAM.WORK collaborations – my mind ticked forward to the shoot and who I would love to work with to present this product to you!
I have had my eye on young and super talented photographer Emily Hlavac Green for some time and knowing she had recently relocated to Auckland from Dunedin, I sought her out! Emily not only has a beautiful, emotional aesthetic she easily took my brief and ideas and made them so much better (which you can see here!)
I also enlisted the help of Libby Morgan and Liz Acland whom I met last year while shadowing this Auckland University project. They are recent architecture graduates, designers, serial collaborators and for me a constant source of inspiration and enthusiasm for the local design scene! Oh yes – they are also total spunks which was handy!
I hope you enjoy the result of this project and hope even more that I might bump into you and your bag in action one day! Oh yes…and you can WIN one below!All photography by Emily Hlavac Green for the Studio Home TEAM.WORK collaboration project
WIN YOUR OWN LEATHER TOTE!
WE HAVE A WINNER!
– Visit the Angel Divine online store and in the comments below name ONE designer that they stock AND which bag you would like to own!
– As per normal you can gain a second entry by locating the competition post on the Studio Home Facebook page and leaving you answer in the comments there too. Don’t forget to stay in touch with Angel Divine by following them as well!
Competition drawn at random on Friday 5th of December.