Instagram: Karina Sharpe

Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpeI’ve actually highlighted the instagram feed of Australian Karina Sharpe before -but her prolific creating and super unique point of view made me think this might be the spark of light on your hump day! Her mission after all is “to make your mind smile”….

Visual artist/art director/image maker and relentless creative; her personal work stands up and waves every time I scroll past it in my (packed!) instagram feed. The images you see here are a side effect of being Karina – not even her commercial or commissioned work which is equally cool and ready to be explored on her site.

Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpeKarina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpeKarina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpe Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpeKarina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpe Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpe Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpe Karina Sharpe - visual artist, art director, image maker and relentless creative. Australia - image from her instagram feed: http://instagram.com/karina_jean_sharpeAll imagery by Karina Sharpe from her instagram feed
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LOCATIONS: The Edges of Wellington

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeThis is the final installment from the 2 week road trip I did in late Autumn. Starting in Queenstown I dashed to Dunedin and Wanaka then on up to Christchurch. Zapped sideways to Hanmer Springs, fish for breaky in Kaikoura, a colourful nights stay with Alex Fulton then dawn on the ferry through to Wellington. Gasp. You can check out the the legs of this roady both here and here.

So I had quite strong intentions with my day spent in Wellington and was lucky that my tour guides were long standing locals with a willingness to explore!
I wanted to cruise the rocky, windy “edges” ….. and that we sure did!

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeLocations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeLocations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeLyall Bay was chilly as anything, with a biting Autumn breeze but these Welly folk are tough as nails and the surfers were out in DROVES!
I marvelled at the fact we could sit and watch them with planes landing on one side and the southern sea facing suburbs looming over them from the other.

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeLocations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeWe then cruised around the twisty edges of the peninsula, along Breaky Bay Road and on through Seatoun where houses had been wedged between the steep bushy hills and the rocky exposed coast, leaving a slither for some tarseal and white paint. I loved this area and could only imagine the complete drama of a storm passing through!

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeLunch at Scorch-o-rama all rugged up watching the ferry’s cruise by.

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeOnce we had finished with the cool adventure of suburbs-meet-harbour,  we then shot back through town and headed up and over to the west coast and the tiny seaside-end-of-road called Makara.

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeMakara was a super windy country drive from Wellington, a tiny place where old dilapidated bach’s mingled with freshly renovated ones. The day was deliciously clear over here and it was obvious to me that Wellingtonians relished a Sunday drive us much as us! There were groups and families wandering the coastal track and divers and fisherman doing their best to hunt some dinner.

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home

Cafe Makara was a welcome coffee and hot chips stop before wee toodled back into town. 

Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home Locations: day lurking on the outskirts of Wellingon, New Zealand. / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio HomeI think the coolest thing about Wellington and most of our larger cities in NZ is the ease at which was can exit the urban and enjoy our special countryside and coast. Closely followed by this is the absolute willingness and compulsion of kiwi’s to do so!

I’m ready to join some dots for a North Island trip soon and as always can’t wait to share the resulting interviews of those I find on my way x

Seaweed mo's at Makara - Wellington, NZ / Photography by Julia Atkinson from Studio HomeSeaweed….not chorizo…

Me ( Julia Atkinson) and my awesome Jucy Rentals Styla that treated me like a queen from Queenstown to Wellington. / Mons Royale merino hat and vest

Thats me – preparing to say goodbye to my Jucy Styla which I would hire again and again. I loved her…
Jucy - car and van rentals in New Zealand
This post was made in partnership with Jucy.
All opinions are my own and I am SO happy to work with a company who relishes exploring as much as I do!
I drove an incredibly cost effective Styla from Queenstown – Dunedin – Wanaka – Christhurch – Blenheim – WellingtonYou can check the roady in it’s entirety here.

 

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NEW from Redfox + Wilcox

Redfox + Wilcox: Little Italy side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors OOOoooh ho ho ho yes….

A year on from our first visit with Redfox + Wilcox – we discover that they have been working hard in their back alley hideaway!
Just spawned are their cool new Little Italy and Alpha side tables and stools in a rainbow of colours and finishes.

LOVING those luxe ones above!!

All online here now!

Redfox + Wilcox: Black Alpha stool or  side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors Redfox + Wilcox: Turquoise  Alpha stool or  side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors Redfox + Wilcox: Pink Alpha stool or  side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors Redfox + Wilcox: White  Alpha stool or  side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors Redfox + Wilcox: Yellow  Alpha stool or  side tables / Photographer - Rachael Dere Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors Imagery courtesy of Redfox + Wilcox
Photographer – Rachael Dere
Stylist  - Regina from Bonni Whyte Interiors 
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Fictional Objects

Fictional Objects- Cotton Bedding. Australia. / Photographer Romello PereiraPhoto by Romello Pereira
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LOVING this new direction from Australia’s; Fictional Objects! While maintaining their attention to detail with great pattern making, they have picked a more subdued and natural palette for their new collection which I am coveting hard!

Fictional Objects- Cotton Bedding. Australia. / Photographer Jek MaurerFictional Objects- Cotton Bedding. Australia. / Photographer Jek MaurerFictional Objects- Cotton Bedding. Australia. / Photographer Jek MaurerFictional Objects- Cotton Bedding. Australia. / Photographer Jek Maurer

Imagery courtesy of Fictional Objects.
Photography by Jek Maurer
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RAPP : “Origins” Collection

RAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. Australia / Campaign photography by Rachel Dray RAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. Australia / Campaign photography by Rachel DrayRAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. AustraliaRAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. Australia / Campaign photography by Rachel Dray RAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. AustraliaRAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. Australia / Campaign photography by Rachel Dray RAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. AustraliaRAPP - "Origin" Collection. Silk Scarves by designer/artist Eloise Rapp. Australia / Campaign photography by Rachel Dray Designer/artists - Eloise Rapp / Photography by Georgia Blackie Artist/designer Eloise Rapp by Georgia Blackie
Images courtesy of RAPP / Campaign photography by Rachel Dray
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Sydney based Eloise Rapp is at it again!
She has just dropped her new collection of 6 silk scarves; “Origins” and it is as expected - actively abstract with terrific colour combo’s!

The imagery above doesn’t quite show the whole collection in its entirety so zip over to her site where she has just today loaded all of her designs for pre-order – delivery first week of August

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Mister Zimi : “Arizona” AW ’14

Mister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/Bali Mister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/BaliMister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/Bali Mister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/Bali Mister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/BaliMister Zimi - "Arizona" AW 2014 Collection. Australia/BaliThis totally dismal weather had me trawling back to sunnier corners of the internet yesterday…and non were brighter than the latest collection by Bali based, Australian brand; Mister Zimi.

Swoon. Sigh. Sun’s in my eyes.

There are some goodies on sale annnnd free international shipping! Just saying…..

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