Emily O’Hara of Hammer & Muse with her “Shifty Sacks” made from shade sail offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company, Glen Eden.
All photography by Evie Mackay
Yesterday I was lucky to sneak into the Allpress Gallery to get a preview of an exciting new project by Christchurch initiative; Rekindle. Having championed the re-use of the massive amount of material resulting from the demolition of buildings from earthquake damage, Rekindle has emerged not only as an exciting and engaged social enterprise but fly the flag for NZ design and innovation in general.
SO – in association with Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation fund they decided to pop up to Auckland and have challenged a group of local designers/makers to convert waste materials into objects and products.
The outcome is super impressive! Sometimes the “recycling” of products can leave us with slightly kitchy, rough and ready results….not here my friends! Quality design, creative thinking and covetable products!
I can only stress to all of you in the area with an interest in design to make some time to check out the selection which can be viewed from the 15th to the 24th!
Details at bottom of the post.
Ceramic planters by Dryburgh Pottery Studio, made from clay by-product from swimming pool excavation in Grey Lynn with succulent planters and plant rack by Kennedy Brown made from Inka shipping pallets from Epicure Trading.
Reply Swings by Clark Bardsley Design made from waste rope from Fullers ferries & plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
Rabbit origami key-rings by MYDEERFOX using offcuts from her own leather accessories brand.
Midnight Sun pendant lamp by Ron Crummer made from UV resistant polypropylene rope, end of line stock from Quality Equipment Holdings Ltd, Glenfield.
And “Tetra” by Edward Fuller made from canvas offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company in Glen Eden, waste plywood from Waitakere Transfer Station, plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
Corflute Toboggan by Paul Dyer
Children’s fold flat easel by Iain Davies ade from Rimu frame with fibrelite panels. Rimu salvaged from a kitchen renovation at a navy house in Bayswater.
Outdoor Pouff by Emily O’Hara from Hammer + Muse made from shade sail offcuts from The Kiwi Canvas Company, Glen Eden and plastic shopping bags.
Crackle tubs by Clark Bardsley Design Made from MDF and plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
Skateboards by Trestle Union made from kauri off-cuts from Auckland City Art Gallery rebuild and cork off-cuts sourced from Portugal Cork, East Tamaki.
Made to measure angle-poise lamp by Nikolai Sorensen made from wooden rulers and reused ceiling light insert.
Static cross bar trestle table by Iain Davies made from heart timber from a 1940’s bed frame, rescued from the side of the road.
(sitting on table) are tapered chopsticks, rest and raised board by Steven Park of 6×4 made from found chair leg and table leg, found wood slats.
Wheku / Mask by Leon Kipa made from rescued offcuts of Vitex decking timber
Stools by Rekindle
Crackle tubs by Clark Bardsley Design made from MDF and plywood offcuts from Cut Shop, Mt Wellington.
Wall mounted coat racks by Iain Davies made from T&G Heart Totara floor board and kauri braces from a deconstructed 1920’s fireside chair.
Raincoat and babys bib by Mushama & Me made from a second hand bed sheet found in a charity shop, and laminated with PVC. Available in other recycled prints.
Wax Light 1#, 2# and jewellery keeper by Emily O’Hara from Hammer + Muse made from macrocarpa offcuts from Cypress Saw Mill
Rabbit origami key-rings MYDEERFOX made from leather offcuts from her own leather accessories brand.
Platform mules and leather soled slippers by Steven Park of 6×4 made from vegetable tanned scrap leather from MYDEERFOX, salvaged fencepost, scrap leather inners,
All photography by Evie Mackay
REKINDLE: “CREATING FROM WASTE”
8 DRAKE STREET
15 – 24th OCTOBER
Nancybird is a constantly growing Australian lifestyle brand which started in beautiful leather bags and now is filling not only the wardrobes of its faithful followers but also padding out their homes too!
Their style is rich in texture and colour, and for me the Floor Cushions just released in their new collection are true standouts!
Made from lush heavyweight linen and embrodered wool they come complete with the 50/50 feather and foam insert for instant floor bound lounging.
And guess what?! You can win one!
AND WE HAVE A WINNER!
Congratulations lucky Alexandra Smith!
– Simply click through to their online store to view their collection in its entirety. Locate the cushions in the “HOME” category and decide between the two choices of design!
– In the comments below let us know the name of the cushion you would like to win!
– For a second entry pop through and leave your answer beneath the giveaway post on the Studio Home Facebook page (give Nancybird some love too if you want to keep in touch with their seasonal offerings!)
WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM ON TUESDAY!
OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN AND NZ READERS