The topsy turvy whimsy of Jasmine Middlebrook’s world REALLY feels in line with my week!
This southern artist continues to have me glued to her next move after I was first introduced to her by Dunedins based; Gallery De Novo in late 2014.
Well, Jasmine is back with Gallery De Novo for her upcoming show; “Snakes and Ladders”, opening on the 16th until the 29th of September. |
I’m actually hoping to be in the hood then so will definitely be dropping past for a look!
For the rest of you – take some time to browse her current work listed here.
Imagery supplied by and posted with permission of Gallery De Novo
Curio Noir is NZ’s answer to fragrance royalty.
Tested and critiqued by some of the worlds best noses, the luxury local brand has just expanded their delicious world to include a new collection of parfum AND a flagship store in Auckland. The highly concentrated scent can be found in little 5 ml pocket bottles or housed in one off, hand blown glass bottles by Monmouth Glass Studio.
The store is designed for the senses as well – a product of work completed with exciting New Zealand designer Rufus Night.
As an overly precious owner of a couple of their candles I have recently had the chance to try the new Parfum – Tobacco Night. The fact you can’t smell over the internet (yet) is the perfect invitation to launch into descriptive poetry when explaining fragrance. Well that is certainly what Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans has done.
This is Tobacco Night:
“A shadow comes to play, a dusty hallway in the day. All a sudden a shape, stuff full, seams bursting and buttons come away.
That scratch on a leather spine, a straight line;
an echo of a star that smells like salt.
One glass face with a cracked cheek.
And the space a plant leaves behind.
Here to one side, it presses on closed eyes: that hint of life.
Notes: Sage, Coriander, Elemi, Amber, Musk”
Treat yourself to a visit next time you are in Auckland or for those not – sink into the Curio Noir world via their website and visually sensuous films by friends.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Curio Noir
Above – Curio Noir creator; Tiffany Jeans by Andy Morton
Photography featured above:
Glass bottle and candles – Steven Boniface
Curio Noir Flagship Store – Simon Wilson