Curio Noir is a luxury scented candle brand. Don’t sigh and leave me yet….I know this statement gets flung around like nobodies business – but in this case it is SO so true and is proven (not just by the stern back up of my own nose!)
At a recent blind testing in Paris, out of all of the international brands on show, NZ’s own Curio Noir scored the highest in terms of the actual product behind the packaging.
Creator; Tiffany Jeans took this and ran straight into a new identity for her obviously highly regarded brand and the launch of a new divine scent.
These beautiful pictures creatively try to communicate what you might be in line to experience from the Curio scents but I really encourage you to drop in to one of her stockists for a good strong whiff of these lush candles. I also LOVE the short film below showing the local manufacturers at work in creating the glass vessels.
Imagery courtesy of Curio Noir
Photography by Evie Mackay
Curio Noir – The Craft from Andy Morton on Vimeo.
Snaps by Sidekick Sarah Allen for Studio Home
I am feeling pretty excited and chuffed to be the first to introduce you all to a cool new NZ based brand focused on quality eyewear!
Lewis Fredericks is the result of two young kiwi go-getters knocking heads and doing their research. With two designs in their collection (available as sun AND optical frames) they offer three “colourways” in the natural material of buffalo horn. This is a by product of normal farming practices in Asia and offers a beautiful finish that means no pair of glasses is the same.
To show the great variation of grain and tone we decided to make that little GIF for you to check them out. To see the frames, lenses and more visit the Lewis Fredericks site here.
So far they have secured just a small handful of stockists in NZ which include Wunderkammer in Auckland and Wellingtons Woodward Optical and Brown and Co – they are on the look out for some more like-minded retailers…
I’ll admit I am loving their return to a classic, timeless style.
My pick of the bunch? Well for sunny days I am going for the Fosters in Dark Horn and for seeing-eye glasses the Lloyds in Light Horn.
We have been vocal followers and fans of Melbourne based; Club of Odd Volumes for sometime now, reveling in their awesome collaborative project!
Alongside their own quirky cool printed products (t’s, kids wear, cushions, pillowcases, bags and more!) they also have a regular revolving intake of exciting designers/artists who join them to sell limited edition runs of their own work.
Right this minute they are running a campaign on Kickstarter to move their project up a notch and make available a super fresh and unique collection of bedding!
Joining 3 of their own designs (the lifesize cats, emerald garden and sapphire ocean) they also have the fabulous Furry Little Peach with her whales and Japanese based creative; Yoko Honda with her 80′s Pattern.
Great business, better bedding and a win win for you all!
All images courtesy of Club of Odd Volumes
Lisa Lapointe is firm personal favourite of mine and if my bank manager would start playing nice then I would be on a flight to Melbourne right now to make the opening of her show at Modern Times in Fitzroy tonight!
But alas, its admiration from afar this time.
All work completed in pencil, Lisa draws on “spiritual, religious and indigenous mythology in her art. There is an obvious connection with the primitive, but the colours are if anything futuristic”
(I love that description!)