Wild Wagon Co.

By Wild Wagon // New Zealand based creative; Cristina Viscu - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Wild Wagon Co. is the rather romantic name picked to represent the rich, modern folk art of designer and roving creative; Cristina Viscu.
A quick scan of her About page gives a nod to her adventuring spirit which has led her from Moldova to Nashville, New York to Auckland. While she has worked across a handful of creative industries it wasn’t until Cristina arrived in Auckland with her husband Eugene a few years ago that the Wild Wagon Co ranges of stationary and prints took form.

I’ve been an admirer of her bold but organic style for some time – in particular her art prints of quirky portraits, hands and tattoos.
Explore the super cool AND growing Wild Wagon world here. 

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New from Joska + Sons

New mirror by Joska + Sons // Lyttelton, New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Joska + Sons is leading from the front when it comes to solid, innovative, NZ made homeware and lighting. And this is all happening from the seaside port of Lyttelton in Canterbury!
Over the years, Joska Easterbrook has allowed his passion for design to organically morph into a passion for making. He is no one hit wonder. Instead, carefully working on small collections which are released only when they a ready, not in response to seasons or retailing cycles.
This then leads us to his new products!
New to the Joska and Sons stable are the sexy Outline mirrors that play with tinted glass technology, the floating display and storage shelves and my personal favourite – the Lean Mirrors. Oooohhh yes !

Click through and explore here OR learn more about Joska from the interview we did with him in 2014. 

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“Snakes + Ladders” by Jasmine Middlebrook

Painting by Jasmine Middlebrook from exhibition "Snakes + Ladders" at Gallery De Novo - Dunedin, New Zealand //as featured by Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under

The topsy turvy whimsy of Jasmine Middlebrook’s world REALLY feels in line with my week!
This southern artist continues to have me glued to her next move after I was first introduced to her by Dunedins based; Gallery De Novo in late 2014.
Well, Jasmine is back with Gallery De Novo for her upcoming show; “Snakes and Ladders”, opening on the 16th until the 29th of September. |
I’m actually hoping to be in the hood then so will definitely be dropping past for a look!

For the rest of you – take some time to browse her current work listed here. 

Painting by Jasmine Middlebrook from exhibition "Snakes + Ladders" at Gallery De Novo - Dunedin, New Zealand //as featured by Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under Painting by Jasmine Middlebrook from exhibition "Snakes + Ladders" at Gallery De Novo - Dunedin, New Zealand //as featured by Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under  Painting by Jasmine Middlebrook from exhibition "Snakes + Ladders" at Gallery De Novo - Dunedin, New Zealand //as featured by Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down underPainting by Jasmine Middlebrook from exhibition "Snakes + Ladders" at Gallery De Novo - Dunedin, New Zealand //as featured by Studio Home - creative talent from the lands down under

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ESSEN

Essen - footwear designed in Melbourne, handmade in Italy and Portugal // available online // as featured on Studio Home

ESSĒN is focused on the modern classic. Footwear and style that out lives fads and flash in the pan trends. Quality that allows you to make these shoes your favourite then go on and enjoy them for more than one season!

Designed in Melbourne and made in Italy and Portugal, their debut collection is small but deliberate set of styles to answer the calls of the detail, quality orientated woman.

Take some time to peruse right here! 

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Above: Designers Prue Trweeke and Marre Muijs
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Penney and Bennett

Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Young NZ college and studio mates; Loren Marks and Sarah Carson stepped straight out of their fine arts education into a creative but demanding world of business. On their side was a shared, unwavering point of view and aesthetic, very much focusing on organic lines, tones and inspiration from the softer, shadier corners of nature. Their style has allowed their brand;  Penney and Bennett to grow a loyal following of admirers and like minded stockists…with me included.
The rust of that bedlinen combined with the water colour of their silk cushions captivates me!!!

Enjoy these pics but click on through for deeper exploration here.

 

Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Penney and Bennett - luxe bed linen and homeware // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

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Curio Noir Flagship Store + Parfum!

Curio Noir Parfum // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home

Curio Noir is NZ’s answer to fragrance royalty.
Tested and critiqued by some of the worlds best noses, the luxury local brand has just expanded their delicious world to include a new collection of parfum AND a flagship store in Auckland. The highly concentrated scent can be found in little 5 ml pocket bottles or housed in one off, hand blown glass bottles by Monmouth Glass Studio. 
The store is designed for the senses as well – a product of work completed with exciting New Zealand designer Rufus Night. 

As an overly precious owner of a couple of their candles I have recently had the chance to try the new Parfum – Tobacco Night.  The fact you can’t smell over the internet (yet) is the perfect invitation to launch into descriptive poetry when explaining fragrance. Well that is certainly what Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans has done.
This is Tobacco Night:

“A shadow comes to play, a dusty hallway in the day. All a sudden a shape, stuff full, seams bursting and buttons come away.

That scratch on a leather spine, a straight line;
an echo of a star that smells like salt.
One glass face with a cracked cheek.
And the space a plant leaves behind.

Here to one side, it presses on closed eyes: that hint of life.

Notes: Sage, Coriander, Elemi, Amber, Musk”

Treat yourself to a visit next time you are in Auckland or for those not – sink into the Curio Noir world via their website and visually sensuous films by friends. 

Curio Noir Flagship Store // Luxury Fragrance - Auckland, New Zealand // Photography by Simon Wilson // as featured by Studio HomeCurio Noir Flagship Store // Luxury Fragrance - Auckland, New Zealand // Photography by Simon Wilson // as featured by Studio HomeCurio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Curio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Curio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Curio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Curio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Curio Noir Parfum // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand // Photography by Stephen Boniface // as featured on Studio Home Tiffany Jean, creator of Curio Noir candles // Luxury fragrance - New Zealand  // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied  by and used with permission of Curio Noir
Above – Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans by Andy Morton
Photography featured above:
Glass bottle and candles – Steven Boniface
Curio Noir Flagship Store – Simon Wilson

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