A groundbreaking kiwi idea involving a magical kiwi fibre, bought to life collaborating with San Francisco tech brains and Italian textile mills.
The result is, legitimately, the most comfortable shoe in the world.
(I have a pair. They are my inside slippers / outside slippers / out and about shoes ….)
Allbirds are runners made from NZ merino wool. This means they are warm in the winter and cool in the summer (that is called “breathable”). They wick away moisture (which means no smelliness) , you can wear them sockless (MY FAVOURITE THING!), can throw them in the washing machine and despite being very flexi and lightweight they are really surprisingly supportive!
Already riding a revolutionary wave of popularity in the States, they are now here for us at home too. Browse the current collections here online (the Mens and Womens styles are the same so check out both for slightly different colourways)
There is so much more to come from this exciting brand – get involved and make the most of this woolly product that the outside world assumes we have been making the best of for years.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of ALLBIRDS
Modern Times in Melbourne continues its stream of exhibitions by Australian artists that you will WANT to own! The next in line (opening Aug 25 – 18 Sept) is the wonderful Elizabeth Barnett and her latest collection “Interiors”.
The 24 painting offer real and imagined snapshots of rooms and the world of their inhabitants, all in Elizabeths painterly style and playful take on perspective.
The word interiors tends to conjure up the manufactured perfection of designer homes featured in glossy magazines and coffee table books, however, Elizabeth’s work reclaims the word ‘interiors’ and depicts a more truthful and sentimental interior which is full of life, warmth and creativity.
“Everything is relaxed about Elizabeth’s work – her compositions, fluid drawing style and choice of subject matter. It’s homely, warm and inviting”, says exhibition curator and Modern Times director Amy Malin.
If you are local most definitely get yourself a long to Fitzroy for a look! If not, then enjoy this preview of the collection below, explore more here and acquaint yourself with Elizabeth here.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Modern Times
Photography by Jessica Tremp // Styling by Heart Collective
Don’t be surprised if these poignant large scale prints look familiar – they are the work of Christchurch photographer Stacey Weaver and have, unsurprisingly, caught the eye of many top design stores.
I also felt captivated on spotting them for the first time, surprised at how drawn I was to the imperfection and beauty found in the last days of a proud bloom. End of days isn’t always a bad thing!
Stacey has followed up her debut range with the launch of her own online store for Just South West and a divine new collaborative collection with Alex & Corban (available exclusively in store and online here – scroll on down for preview!)
I’m really excited to see the larger than life visual goodness that Just South West will bring us NEXT!
JUST SOUTH WEST x ALEX & CORBAN
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of Just South West