Tom Blachford : “Midnight Modern”

1030 West Cielo Drive. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.

I am completely captivated by this series of photographs by Tom Blachford!

Shot over 2 separate trips, Tom visited the residential modernist architecture of Palm Springs to capture it under the super moon, contrasting incredibly with the mountains behind. I mean – what a BRILLIANT idea!

The results are stunning and if you are lucky enough to be in Melbourne, the exhibition is opening on the 2nd of October at Modern Times….also listed for sale on their website!

877 S Via Las Palmas. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.879 N Monte Vista. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.1175 N Monte Vista. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.1133 N Vista Vespero. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.  Tom Blachford. Melbourne, Australia. Midnight Modern Invitation. Photograph by Tom Blachford for his exhibition Midnight Modern. Melbourne, Australia.Imagery courtesy of Modern Times
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RETRO PRINT REVIVAL: NEW COLLECTION

Retro Print Revival - 2014 collection - Jungle Landscape //Photography by Mike Baker, Styling by Beckie LittlerDesigner Tamara Watts has faithfully been infiltrating vibrant, over the top prints retro prints into homes since 2009!
Her new collection for Retro Print Revival features 15 new Australian designed and made fabrics as well as a brand new addition to the lamp range…. which is actually bursting at the seams!

Lap up this total tribute to colour, print and pattern all decadently rolled together! It is most definitely worth a trawl!

Retro Print Revival - 2014 collection - Geometric landscape 2 //Photography by Mike Baker, Styling by Beckie Littler Retro Print Revival - 2014 collection - Flamingo landscape //Photography by Mike Baker, Styling by Beckie LittlerRetro Print Revival - 2014 collection - Blue Room landscape // Photography by Mike Baker, Styling by Beckie LittlerRetro Print Revival - 2014 collection - Geometric landscape 1 //Photography by Mike Baker, Styling by Beckie LittlerImagery courtesy of Retro Print Revival
Photography by Mike Baker
Styling by Beckie Littler
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NEW FROM FELIZ!

New FELIZ bedlinen for adults and kids. Melbourne, Australia. Available online and in stockists.OOooh yep!
We’ve been tracking Feliz with a very keen eye for a while now which is why its exciting to present their new collection which is not only bigger, boosting a lot of their kids selection to double sizes (hallelujah!) but also takes a new softer direction!

With this collection they have continued with their local production, as challenging as that can be! Inspiration has come in the form of nostalgic icons like simple bikes, SLR camera’s…all a reprieve from our crazy techno, digital world! They have also kept their toes dipped in the colour wheel and have relished learning new techniques to expand the Feliz offering.

My pick? ahhhhhh ummmmm…… the Sprinkle Sprinkle Doona – white on grey
also the linen pinata throws and I think grown ups are allowed a bike pillowcases!

Feliz. Lucky Stripe - Lime Soda. Melbourne, Australia.Feliz. Melbourne, Australia. Feliz. Melbourne, Australia. Feliz. Melbourne, Australia. Feliz. Melbourne, Australia. Feliz. Melbourne, Australia. Feliz. Melbourne, Australia.

Imagery courtesy of Feliz.
Photography by John Deer
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See more of the childrens collection on Junior’s
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HEARTCORE

Art12Artwork by Kaff-eine : inspired by Jordan’s story and painted in an independent school in Morwell.
Photography by Rowena Naylor for HEARTCORE
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HEARTCORE is a terrific project which I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you!
I think they describe the project best so please read on!

“The stories of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable children and young people will be told, in their own words, with the launch of the HEARTCORE book.

In an Australian first, children’s charity Berry Street and international street artist, Kaff-eine, have collaborated to create a unique and compelling body of work for the benefit of disadvantaged young people.

Berry Street runs 3 independent schools for young people who are disengaged from mainstream education. Short stories, raps and poems written by these students have been interpreted by Kaff-eine and painted as a series of street art works on walls across Melbourne’s CBD & the inner-north.

The striking images were shot by Rowena Naylor Photography and a beautiful coffee-table book will be launched on Thursday, September 25, featuring the photos alongside the stories that inspired them.

The HEARTCORE book gives audiences a raw, confronting insight into the lives of these young people. The book provides the young people with a genuine opportunity to have their voices heard.

The striking artwork lends a powerful, symbolic imagery to the raw and confronting stories.

All book proceeds will support Berry Street’s work with children and young people. Come to the September launch to get your own copy!”

Launch event details:
Venue: The Mind Room, 5 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
Date: Thursday September 25 2014
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm: Public event

Get there Melbournites!!
Everyone else you can check out the book and order online here.

 "Artwork by Kaff-eine for HEARTCORE; Photography by Rowena Naylor"Artwork by Kaff-eine : inspired by Claire’s story and painted in a Brunswick Laneway.
Photography by Rowena Naylor for HEARTCORE
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 "Artwork by Kaff-eine for HEARTCORE; Photography by Rowena Naylor"Artwork by Kaff-eine : inspired by Nikea’s story and painted in a secret, quiet old house in Coburn.
Photography by Rowena Naylor for HEARTCORE
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 "Artwork by Kaff-eine for HEARTCORE; Photography by Rowena Naylor"Artwork by Kaff-eine : inspired by Chloe’s story and painted  on a rooftop in  Brunswick.
Photography by Rowena Naylor for HEARTCORE
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TEAM.WORK: Studio Home + Trestle Union

TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland.Mike Grobelny and Nikolai Sorensen of Trestle Union with Lady the cat, me and our family of pot plant stands!
Photography by Evie Mackay,
Plants and styling by Eden Hessell of The Botanist
Location: Fuzzy Vibes
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It’s with huge pleasure that I FINALLY get to share with you the debut project in my new TEAM.WORK collaboration series. The idea behind this was to create an avenue to ramp up Studio Home’s involvement with exciting NZ/AUS creative talent AND have fun working together to produce products specifically created with YOU in mind!

SO! First up!

Many of you will remember young Auckland designers Mike Grobelny and Nikolai Sorensen from the feature I ran on them and their new popular business; Trestle Union. Their plan of supplying well made trestle tables at accessible pricing paid off and despite both working in other design based jobs their business is growing and so are their ideas!

After the first of many lunch meetings we came up with the plan to create a product that was not only new for them but something that I personally have been hunting for FOREVER!
Brainstorming, sketching and prototyping ensued until we got here: our TEAM.WORK Pot Plant Stands which are minimal and subtle while still being something special and unique in their design!

Initially the collection is available exclusively here in the Trestle Union online store (although stockists will follow).
The stands can fit many different sizes of pot as the hexagonal ring at the top will support tapered designs while narrower vessels can balance on the central support which is also handy if you need a drip tray!
Available in three sizes and three powder coated, glossy finishes of white, black and clear to bring out the industrial raw effect of the metal wire. You can purchase these separately or as a handy set of three!
Shipping is free within NZ, a standard $35 (NZD) to Australia and we welcome any international inquiries just click through and drop us an email.

The beauty of collaborating is that the vibe can snowball!
When it came to the production of imagery and sharing this project I then reached out to some more terrific local talent. Photographer Evie Mackay jumped on board to shoot (perfectly!!) the imagery you see here and Eden Hessel of The Botanist came to the party to not only supply the awesome array of pot plants and foliage but also to be a major factor in the styling.
What’s more, earlier in the year I had visited the great space of the young creative visionaries who run the Fuzzy Vibes gallery on K Road and pocketed it away as a super special location for a shoot. Little did I imagine I would be sending an email asking as sweetly as possible if I could use it for my own project! They not only let us run amok for a few hours they supplied the most ridiculously interactive little cat to join in!

So. TEAM.WORK is officially in action! (deep breath!)

TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland.TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland.TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland.TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland. TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland. TEAM.WORK: a Studio Home and Trestle Union collaboration // Pot Plant Stands. Designed and made in New Zealand. Available online exclusively at trestleunion.co.nz // Photography by Evie Mackay, plants from The Botanist, Auckland.EM_7018

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED.
THANKS FOR ALL THE ENTRIES!
CONGRATULATIONS ALICE MCELREA!!

 

TO ENTER:

- check out the pot plant stand listings in the Trestle Union online store, pick your fave!

- in the comments below tell us the colour of the set you would like to win AND the shape we used as the pot holder on the stand?

- For a second entry identify the TEAM.WORK post on the Studio Home Facebook page, leave your two answers in the comments below it and don’t forget to check in and give Trestle Union a like too!

Competition open to NZ and Australian residents only on this one sorry.
A “set” of pot plants means 3 stands in total – one of each height and in one colour.
Drawn at random this Friday 26th of September.

 

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NEW ODD PEARS!

Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Our ridiculously fun friends at Odd Pears have just ramped up their game with a brand new site hosting some AWESOME new designs as well as collaborating with crazy exciting creative director and photographer; Phebe Schmidt!

Socks…never ever boring again…

Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Odd Pears: the coolest socks in the world! // Campaign shots and art direction by Phebe Schmidt Imagery courtesy of Odd Pears
Art direction and photography by Phebe Schmidt
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