The Vallentine Project

Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home

Once you draw breath and recover from the beauty of that sleeping space above, I’d love to introduce you to a particularly refreshing concept in bed linen.
Melbourne based designer/maker; Bianca Vallentine has many collaborative ideas simmering away under her banner; The Vallentine Project, but its her hand painted and embroidered bed linen that has my heart beating!

The 100% linen pillow cases and duvets are individually decorated by hand, the result being a luxurious but softly organic, modern example of handmade homeware.
Explore the collection here if you feel like a treat!  Also able to be touched in real time at the Pop & Scott Showroom.

Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home Hand painted bed linen by The Vallentine Project // Melbourne -available online // Photo: Bobby and Tide, Styling: Poppy Lane // as featured on Studio Home
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of The Vallentine Project
Photography by Bobby and Tide
Styling by Poppy Lane
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Gillian Buckley

Portrait by Gillian Buckley // New Zealand - fine art prints available online // as featured on Studio HomeI’m excited to introduce you to the beautiful portraits by Northland artist; Gillian Buckley.
As a sucker for photo realism, I am captivated by the moments in time and movement she has chosen to capture and really REALLY am looking forward to seeing much more as she develops her work!

Like what you see? Gillian works closely with The Artists Room Gallery in Dunedin and also has lists limited edition fine art prints of chosen works on her site! 

Portrait by Gillian Buckley // New Zealand - fine art prints available online // as featured on Studio HomePortrait by Gillian Buckley // New Zealand - fine art prints available online // as featured on Studio Home Portrait by Gillian Buckley // New Zealand - fine art prints available online // as featured on Studio Home Portrait by Gillian Buckley // New Zealand - fine art prints available online // as featured on Studio Home

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King Dome

King Dome by Dowel Jones for Woodmark // Australia - available online // Photo: Cricket Ink // as featured on Studio HomeMeet the King Dome series of lights – a very modern but regal affair created by design wiz kids; Dowel Jones for Woodmark. A sleek and simple light made of spun metal and rods available in 3 variations. A god send for the industrial enthusiast or strict minimalist!
You can explore more of Dowel Jones here and browse more of the collaborations with Australian designers facilitated by Woodmark here. 

King Dome by Dowel Jones for Woodmark // Australia - available online // Photo: Cricket Ink // as featured on Studio Home King Dome by Dowel Jones for Woodmark // Australia - available online // Photo: Cricket Ink // as featured on Studio Home King Dome by Dowel Jones for Woodmark // Australia - available online // Photo: Cricket Ink // as featured on Studio Home

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Photography by Cricket Ink
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Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd

Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd Collaboration // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Here’s a nice joining of hands and skills for the beginning of the new year!

The team at Walter Crow, in an effort to push beyond their masculine collection of accessories and jewellery, have worked closed with Auckland based, Zora Bell Boyd to release a range of rings based on a fictional tale involving the deadly plant; Hemlock Water Dropwort.

Certainly sounds grim right?!! But the resulting 5 rings are definitely mysterious, magical and precious despite their organic finish.

The story setting the scene for the collaboration finds Walter Crow, the fictional adventurer and namesake of the brand, in Sardinia where he falls in love with a beautiful opera singer who has a horrible accident involving the poisonous plant.

“We’ve never done exclusively female jewellery and Zora challenged us to find the female in Walter’s story. The opportunity to inject some Shakespearean type drama was an exciting prospect,” explains Walter Crow co-founder Peter Bowden.

Working from the reference story, the resulting interpretation finds Zora’s creations landing on a midpoint between her trademark unrestrained style and Walter Crow’s muted colour pallet.

Explore the collection here! 

Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd Collaboration // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd Collaboration // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd Collaboration // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Walter Crow x Zora Bell Boyd Collaboration // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

 

Imagery supplied and posted with permission of Walter Crow
Styling by Rachel Mills
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Vice And Velvet

Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home

Do you think its something to do with getting older? This intense attraction I am slowly building for deliciously scented soaps and creams? My mum covets floral smelling handcreams like its nobody’s business and this has just spread to expensive body scrubs and oils which is way outside her normally frugal character!
Anyway…I’ll be happy to embrace this rite of passage if it means I can collection beautiful handmade products like these from Vice and Velvet!
Dreamed and cooked up by hand in Melbourne by clever creator; Mei Ong , the collection has grown to include bar soaps, bathing whip, body mousse and polishes….sounds pretty lush right?
All products are made entirely from scratch and include no nasties, using only all natural ingredients.

I welcome you to browse here! 

Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home Soaps, body polishes and mouses handmade by Vice and Velvet // Melbourne, Australia - available online // as featured by Studio Home

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The Messervy House

The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio HomeThe Messervy House is tucked away in the Christchurch suburb of Ilam.
It’s a home designed by Allan Mitchener specifically for the needs of a young family in 1964 and has managed to not only survive earthquakes but also the threat of falling into the hands of aggressive owners keen to “improve” on its unique design features. Lucky for this place it was found and recently, lovingly restored to its original glory by a design sensitive local couple – only the house’s second set of owners over the last 50+ years!

Now, faced with the prospect of selling it, Matt and Kate have taken the unique step of creating a site to profile its rich history and special spaces in the hope that they can find a new owner as interested and attracted to its features as they were! This is as opposed to plonking it on the market and hoping they get a great price!

So, as a soon to be Christchurch resident, I am MOST happy to introduce you to this architectural gem and invite you to have an even better look around here!

The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home The Messervy House by Alan Mitchener 1964 //Christchurch, New Zealand // photography by Sam Hartnett //as featured on Studio Home
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Photography by Sam Hartnett
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