Digital Detox ….for real!

Studio Home HQ // Christchurch New Zealand // Explore : http://www.studiohomeonline.com/

Hi everyone,
I’m voyaging toward the balmy blue waters of the Maldives with my partner in crime from the 14th to 28th of July. During this time I am attempting my first ever TRUE digital detox. No email. No trawling social channels (my fave!!!) and no blogging at all.

I’m foreseeing a magical calm and reversal of computer induced squinty eye wrinkles (As if! I’m thinking more about just having a holiday with cocktails and finding Nemo with m’snorkel!)

Please come back and see me at the end of the month for some great exclusives we have lined up to share from local brands PLUS the launch of our limited edition new TEAM.WORK collaboration project with ALAS. EG…those pj’s below.

Cheers,
Ju xxoo
PS – if I cave it will be on Snapchat so you can join me there: “studiohome”

TEAM.WORK Collaboration Project: Studio Home x ALAS // Organic Cotton Pyjama Set! // limited edition. Available online at : http://alasthelabel.com/

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Thisby and Solomon at Tessuti

Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online // photography by Ophelia MikkelsonThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online // photography by Ophelia Mikkelson Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online // photography by Ophelia Mikkelson Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online // photography by Ophelia Mikkelson Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online // photography by Ophelia Mikkelson

Imagery above by Ophelia Mikkelson for Thisby and Solomon
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Welcome to world of Thisby and Solomon, a New Zealand jewellery label dedicated to the celebration of the simple, the precious and the organic.
I was recently introduced to them via one of the divine email newsletters that I receive as a subscriber of Auckland store/online mecca; Tessuti. Store owner Ali and her team have been visiting the studio’s of their makers/stockists and sharing their stories with us through rich, personal photographic posts on their blog. (Explore them here!)
As a sucker for a good story and peek into the spaces where brands are born, it was a treat to explore the home and studio of Thisby and Solomon designer; Kat Corbett. 
As you can see from the imagery below (and the entire tour here) Kat’s place is as restrained as her jewellery – with a strong inclination for texture and natural materials.

Take your time to explore all the links above and if you are looking for a little more of the goodness cultivated and curated by Tessuti you can scroll to the bottom and watch the debut video of their new series “Tessuti Mornings” – a look at the intimacy and tactility of bedroom rituals. The experience of texture and fragrance are enhanced by one’s senses at the break of day.

Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyDSC_0287Thisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine GanleyThisby and Solomon Jewellery // New Zealand - available online and instore at Tessuti // photography by Yasmine Ganley
Images by Yasmine Ganley for Tessuti
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Tessuti Mornings – Film Series from Tessuti on Vimeo.

Filmed by Veronica Crockford-Pound of Pictvre
Muse: Juliet Lloyd
Original Track: Claire Duncan
Styled by Ali McIntosh of Tessuti and Yasmine Ganley of Anyone Girl
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Ico Traders

Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home

Ico Traders has been a well kept Canterbury secret for far too long….something which is ALL about to change!
Designer/founder/curator; Miranda Osborne has just launched a packed online store to make her collection of wire furniture, homeware and lighting very browsable – this may cause some discomfort to your credit card!

The Christchurch earthquake acted as a catalyst for Miranda to make some changes to her life and work situation with a focus on less travelling and more time with her family. Her background in buying and passion for design led to the launch of Ico Traders as a supplier of those typically hard to find industrial and vintage lighting options and decorative pressed tin wall panels. Once these product lines were in healthy stock, it was a natural progression for Miranda to begin designing her own line. Inspired by retro wire furniture of old and the “holes” in her own home furnishings, she has created a collection of wire, steel and wooden furniture and accessories.

The result of Miranda’s patience, trial and error topped by an unrelenting demand for quality, is the steady rise of a popular, local business. Working with both local and offshore makers, Ico Traders is rapidly filling that gap for casual but hardy furniture to slide seamlessly into our eclectic, New Zealand homes.

Grab yourself a coffee and head on over here to begin building your wishlist. 

Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio Home    Ico Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // shot on location at @loveandgingerhome // as featured on Studio HomeIco Traders - wire, wooden and metal homeware + furniture designed in New Zealand // available online // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Ico Traders
Shot mostly on location at the home of the Nurse Family – view more @loveandgingerhome
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Latest from Mushama + Me

Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Rain protection – something you can’t really do without in our part of the world, especially over the winter months. Mushama + Me has been addressing this issue for sometime and their latest collection of waterproofed vintage fabrics are both fun AND being offered in new designs.!

You can take a good browse online here – my particular favourite is the Urban Bike Cape. 

Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home Mushama & Me is an eco-conscious brand helping people express their individuality in the rain. We specialise in locally made raincoats from one-off vintage prints. // New Zealand - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Mushama + Me
Photography by Matt Queree
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Seljak Brand

Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. // as featured on Studio Home

As luck would have it, all three of this weeks posts are concentrating on products made of natural fibres. Leading the way is Seljak Brand, who I happened to stumble upon at a recent design market in Sydney. They are allll about the woolly blanket but in a new, appealing form!

Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania.
The blankets are made from 70% recycled Australian merino wool and a 30% blend of recycled alpaca, mohair and polyester for strength. Wool is a natural fibre that is incredibly hard to replicate – it’s a renewable resource, it is odour and stain resistant, antibacterial, lightweight, breathable and insulating.

The guys stand behind their stance on responsible design by offering to collect your blanket (post its busy adventurous life!) at no cost using Sendle, a carbon neutral courier service. Back at the mill, they’ll shred it and spin it into new yarn to make future blankets.

I reallllly really like their model and quality, good looking final product! You can explore more here.

Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. // as featured on Studio Home Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. // as featured on Studio Home Seljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. // as featured on Studio HomeSeljak Brand makes recycled wool blankets using offcuts from the factory floor of Australia’s oldest mill in Tasmania. // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Seljak Brand
Photography by Elisabeth Harvey
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The latest from Georgia Jay

New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home

I’m a long time fan of young NZ designer; Georgia Jay and her high quality, leather accessories. Quality, attention to detail and every day function is at the forefront of her design resulting in bags, purses and clutches that don’t compete for the spotlight. They are subtle, beautiful additions to your daily get up!

Take some time to browse the great shoot completed recently with her local team below and click on through to view the entire collection here. 

New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home New season leather accessories from Georgia Jay // New Zealand - available online // Photography by Greta van der Star // as featured on Studio Home

Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Georgia Jay
Photographer: Greta van der Star
Hair and Makeup: Sophy Phillips
Model : Phoebe Fulton from Clyne Models
Clothing by : Ruby Kenya 
Styled by : Georgia Jay

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