Kinfolk Dinner: Auckland

Kinfolk Magazine, A Messy Meal Embracing Wabi-Sabi, Auckland, New Zealand from Side Project on Vimeo.

Welcome to the first of two rich posts documenting the recent New Zealand Kinfolk dinners hosted once again by photographer Greta Kenyon and florist/stylist; Shaye Woolford.  Around the world on the 11th of October, people sat down to enjoy intimate meals in beautiful settings inspired by the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. I was lucky enough to attend the glowing Auckland gathering hosted by Greta and her team in the secret courtyard of Mondays Wholefoods.

With just 20 guests in total we were treated to a simply luscious menu of food and drink that still lingers in my taste bud memories even now! In short; the team at our service absolutely knocked it out of the park! At the bottom of the post is a full linked list of those clever people including the local suppliers whose products topped off the entire experience.

I could attempt to describe the dinner in detail but wouldn’t be able to communicate it better than the stunning documentation by Greta Kenyon below or the great little film of the evening by Ben Journee of Side Project.
I
 hope you are able to draw some inspiration for your own rustic gathering!

Coming soon – the Tauranga gathering!

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NZ HOSTS:

Greta Kenyon
Shaye Woolford

AUCKLAND PARTNERS:

Host & Photography – Greta Kenyon 
Location – Mondays Wholefoods
Food by Hannah of Mondays & Health Yeah and Eleanor of Petite Kitchen & Mondays 
Some food and cocktail creation by Kelly of Bonnie Delicious 
Nick from Golden Dawn on cocktail creation and drinks service
Head of service was Delaney Mes from Heartbreak Pie
Media Partner – …that would be me!
Platters by Alice Lines
Dining plates by Houston Design Co. 
Hallertau Brewery 
Giesen Wines 
Rogue Society Gin 
Antipodes Water 
Six Barrel Soda Co. 
Karma Cola 
The Forest Cantina 
Heilala Vanilla  
Pickled Whimsy
Penney + Bennett
Pod Gardening 
Wasara 
Lewis Road Creamery
Side Project Films 

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KOWTOW: “SOLID LIGHT”

KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists.You may have notice around these parts that I am a long term ardent fan of kiwi based, organic and fair trade label; Kowtow. But my love knows new bounds with the arrival of their latest collection “Solid Light”! Retaining their love of the “loose”, I think this offering is a little more structured and offers up so many options for all shapes and sizes!

Below is a small snippet of my personal favourites (its a big collection!) but doesn’t include a look at the Building Blocks range …which is just so good in its incredible cotton softness and cool but casual shapes.

Off to trawl with you!

KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists.KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists.KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists.KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists. KOWTOW: "Solid Light" - organic, fairtrade New Zealand based brand. Available online and in stockists.Imagery courtesy of Kowtow
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One Percent Collective: “Safe in Sound” 2014

One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoe by Melissa Sharplin
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Today our favourite go-getting NZ charity is One Percent Collective presents their annual collection of AMAZING art trainers up for auction to benefit the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. Like last year, ” Safe in Sound” invites a top line up of Kiwi artists, graphic designers, tattooists and graffiti writers to let loose on the complicated canvas of a pair of white Nike Air Force 1 trainers. As you can see the results are awesome and varied!

You can explore more about the project here, including contributing artist profiles or simply head to check them all out on their TradeMe listings!

 

One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Gasp
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Component
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Dan Tippett
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Graeme Allen
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Paul Walsh
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Otis Frizzell
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Nick “Ikarus” Tam
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One Percent Collective presents: Safe In Sound - a trainer art auction - New ZealandShoes by Elliot Francis Stewart
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REKINDLE: Creating from Waste

Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Emily O’Hara of Hammer & Muse with her “Shifty Sacks” made from shade sail offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company, Glen Eden.
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All photography by Evie Mackay
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Yesterday I was lucky to sneak into the Allpress Gallery to get a preview of an exciting new project by Christchurch initiative; Rekindle. Having championed the re-use of the massive amount of material resulting from the demolition of buildings from earthquake damage, Rekindle has emerged not only as an exciting and engaged social enterprise but fly the flag for NZ design and innovation in general.

SO – in association with Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation fund they decided to pop up to Auckland and have challenged a group of local designers/makers to convert waste materials into objects and products.
The outcome is super impressive! Sometimes the “recycling” of products can leave us with slightly kitchy, rough and ready results….not here my friends! Quality design, creative thinking and covetable products!

I can only stress to all of you in the area with an interest in design to make some time to check out the selection which can be viewed from the 15th to the 24th!
Details at bottom of the post.

Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Ceramic planters by Dryburgh Pottery Studio, made from clay by-product from swimming pool excavation in Grey Lynn with succulent planters and plant rack by Kennedy Brown made from Inka shipping pallets from Epicure Trading.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Reply Swings by Clark Bardsley Design made from waste rope from Fullers ferries & plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Rabbit origami key-rings by MYDEERFOX using offcuts from her own leather accessories brand.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Midnight Sun pendant lamp by Ron Crummer made from UV resistant polypropylene rope, end of line stock from Quality Equipment Holdings Ltd, Glenfield.
And “Tetra” by Edward Fuller made from canvas offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company in Glen Eden, waste plywood from Waitakere Transfer Station, plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington. ​
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Corflute Toboggan by Paul Dyer
Children’s fold flat easel by Iain Davies ade from Rimu frame with fibrelite panels.  Rimu salvaged from a kitchen renovation at a navy house in Bayswater.
Outdoor Pouff by Emily O’Hara from Hammer + Muse made from shade sail offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company, Glen Eden and plastic shopping bags.
Crackle tubs by Clark Bardsley Design Made from MDF and plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Skateboards by Trestle Union made from kauri off-cuts from Auckland City Art Gallery rebuild and cork off-cuts sourced from Portugal Cork, East Tamaki.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie MackayRekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Made to measure angle-poise lamp by Nikolai Sorensen made from wooden rulers and reused ceiling light insert.
Static cross bar trestle table by Iain Davies made from heart timber from a 1940’s bed frame, rescued from the side of the road.
(sitting on table) are tapered chopsticks, rest and raised board by Steven Park of 6×4 made from found chair leg and table leg, found wood slats.
Wheku / Mask by Leon Kipa made from rescued offcuts of Vitex decking timber
Stools by Rekindle
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Crackle tubs by Clark Bardsley Design made from MDF and plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie Mackay

Wall mounted coat racks by Iain Davies made from T&G Heart Totara floor board and kauri braces from a deconstructed 1920’s fireside chair.
Raincoat and babys bib by Mushama & Me made from a second hand bed sheet found in a charity shop, and laminated with PVC. Available in other recycled prints.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie MackayWax Light 1#,  2# and jewellery keeper by Emily O’Hara from Hammer + Muse made from macrocarpa offcuts from Cypress Saw Mill
Rabbit origami key-rings MYDEERFOX made from leather offcuts from her own leather accessories brand.
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Rekindle - Creating from Waste, Allpress Gallery, Auckland. // Designers/makers  reclaiming waste materials to form new design and art // Photography by Evie MackayPlatform mules and leather soled slippers by Steven Park of 6×4  made from vegetable tanned scrap leather from MYDEERFOX, salvaged fencepost, scrap leather inners,
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All photography by Evie Mackay
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REKINDLE: “CREATING FROM WASTE”

 

ALLPRESS GALLERY
8 DRAKE STREET
FREEMANS BAY
AUCKLAND

15 – 24th OCTOBER

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PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS:
Clark Bardsley Design
Dryburgh Pottery Studio
Edward Fuller
Emily O’Hara
Iain Davies
Kennedy Brown
Leon Kipa
Lovenotes
Mushama & Me
MYDEERFOX
Paul Dyer
Ron Crummer
Steven Park
Trestle Union

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NANCYBIRD: Floor Cushions

Nancybird - Home Collection, Australia. Available Online. Nancybird - Home Collection, Australia. Available Online.Nancybird is a constantly growing Australian lifestyle brand which started in beautiful leather bags and now is filling not only the wardrobes of its faithful followers but also padding out their homes too!

Their style is rich in texture and colour, and for me the Floor Cushions just released in their new collection are true standouts!
Made from lush heavyweight linen and embrodered wool they come complete with the 50/50 feather and foam insert for instant floor bound lounging.
And guess what?! You can win one!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!
Congratulations lucky Alexandra Smith!

TO ENTER:

– Simply click through to their online store to view their collection in its entirety. Locate the cushions in the “HOME” category and decide between the two choices of design!

– In the comments below let us know the name of the cushion you would like to win!

– For a second entry pop through and leave your answer beneath the giveaway post on the Studio Home Facebook page (give Nancybird some love too if you want to keep in touch with their seasonal offerings!)

WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM ON TUESDAY!
OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN AND NZ READERS
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Hunter + Taus

Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Here’s a nice product of creative hand holding!

Exciting creative agency, Hunter have worked with Tim Grocott of Taus Ceramic to produce this great collection of hip flasks exclusively for Makers Mark which will be found at Brisbane’s Tryp Hotel rooftop bar.
It’s equally interesting and inspiring to see large corporate level brands associating with grass roots, handmade products…I love it and hope this might be a sign of the future of promotional activity minus the slick and glossy elements!

Hunter have been engaged by Coca Cola Amatil to shake things up a bit with their premium alcohol brands so we should be seeing a lot more of these cool, innovative projects!

Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Hunter creative agency + Taus Ceramics collaboration:  hip flasks for Makers Mark at Tryp Hotel rooftop bar in Brisbane.Imagery courtesy of Taus Ceramic
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