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Angel Divine – Queenstown

Angel Divine - Queenstown, New Zealand. Photograph by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home

Store owner and designer Natalie Newlands, 31, can rock a seriously snappy red lip and looks right at home surrounded by some of the regions best offerings in fashion at Queenstown store; Angel Divine.

In February 2012 she purchased the business from great friend Emma Taylor – who had steered the popular shop for the 6 years previous but had to focus on her battle with leukemia which very sadly claimed her life.
Natalie has continued the store’s legacy of supporting NZ emerging and established fashion talent and has now grown the offering to include fresh new brands not previously available in the area. The online arm of the business opened last year followed by Natalie launching a capsule collection of her own called New Lands.

Angel Divine is a must visit for anyone passing through the mountain resort or looking for an awesome, curated selection of brands in one location online. Also keep your eyes peeled around these parts for an exciting collaboration coming up between Studio Home and New Lands! It’s LOVE!

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Micimage – Queenstown Wedding

Micimage - Mickey Ross Wanaka Wedding Photographer, New ZealandYou might recognise the name Micimage as the one responsible for the building of two Studio Home websites. The man behind the brand is Mickey Ross and yes, while I vouch for his skills at bringing a site to life and even his all round talent behind the camera – it is a new and exciting thing to be able to present you with one of his weddings.

He has a distinct candid, documentary style and a knack for capturing real moments and uncontrived emotion. You can check out the rest of this beautiful Queenstown wedding and bear witness to the fact that sideways rain and hurricane force wind (well almost!) didn’t dampen the spirits of this party!

You can have a look at the rest of Mickey’s recent wedding work and his contact deets should you want to chat with him.

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A couple of days later, Mickey returned to Queenstown and joined the pair for a fair weather flight to a mountain top for some extra pics with a breathtaking backdrop!

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I’m also happy to report that Mickey will be collaborating with Studio Home on a brand new project in the works and coming to your way very very soon!

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Annika Dawkins – Queenstown

Annika Dawkins - Shantanu Starick

Annika Dawkins is one sparky soul. And a damn creative one at that! Having initially met her years ago in Queenstown, I have recently been working with her closely on a number of projects following the set up of her one stop shop creative agency; Ha Ha Media. Despite our many skype meetings, with me peering over her shoulder trying snoop at her space I got more than I bargained for when she finally let me check out the images here.  Shantanu Starick of The Pixel Trade passed through her neighbourhood earlier in the year and in return for some hosting he shot some snaps of her awesome creative home. It’s hard to explain the drama of the Queenstown landscape, but lets just say this home was designed to allow it to creep through every window.

Annika Dawkins - Shantanu StarickAll photography by Shantanu Starick as part of his project The Pixel Trade.

WHO: Annika Dawkins. I’m a maker of things. Designer, artist, jeweller. One half of Ha Ha Media, Creative Agency based in Queenstown.  I trained as a jeweller at Dunedin School of Art. I could never focus on one specific medium or practice so I put my fingers into as many creative pies as possible. Furniture, lighting, painting, drawing and graphic design.  I could’ve got a degree in talking if there was one! Is there one?

Paul Lambert works for Techno Alpin snowmaking systems. HQ is based in Bolzano, Italy and Paul travels the planet extensively working at different ski fields on their snow making systems. Lots of time in the snow, lots of driving and lots of hotels.  He’s an amazing photographer and makes the most of being on the road and visiting some pretty crazy spots. You can check out his wicked street photography pics here and here!

Frankie our ginger puppycat is the boss. She’s a rescue cat, someone abandoned her (grrr). She’s possibly the most loving caring and cuddly creature I’ve ever meet. Bless

WHAT: Our black box apartment is situated half way down Queenstowns main industrial street, Glenda Drive in Frankton. It’s a pretty tiny, one bedroom open plan space – with a fire, sliding doors as windows and a wet room bathroom. We have an office/workshop and storage area down stairs where Paul’s snow making equipment lives. Luckily enough there are two garden areas, front and back, we’d both go bonkers if we didn’t have a garden!

WHERE: It’s a gorgeously sunny spot with incredible views over the Shotover River, Crown Range and also the Remarkables. We love living in the industrial area. We’re both pretty fond of the somewhat overlooked down and dirty parts of cities, so this spot suits us to perfectly. It’s slightly ironic to be living in such an breathtaking town and feel at home beside shipping containers and forklifts!  We’re surrounded  by electricians, lawn mower shops, car groomers etc…pretty handy neighbours!

DESCRIPTION: We’ve lived in various suburbs around town, in pretty old and big houses, which equates to bone chilling winters and enormous power bills. Our mission was to find something new, small, double garage space for a workshop, it had to have a garden and allow us to have pets. Boom – we found it and it ticked all our boxes! People often feel sorry for us when they find out the where we live ” Oh you poor things, it must be horrible, why don’t you shift into town” ha ha! We feel sorry for people stuck in middle suburbia! Most of our visitors are pretty blown away that a space like this exists in Queenstown, let alone the “Dark Side” of town. I adore the light in the space & you feel very involved with the weather with the enormous windows. Lying in bed watching the fire while a snow storm is coming through is pretty incredible. Compact living has its challenges, storage and space for all our stuff, so I found a reason to collect old suitcases for storing our linen and towels in. I’ll pretty much collect anything if I can find more than 3 of them.

I’ve been collecting vintage objects since I was 13, maybe 60% of them are in our house – the rest live with my mother! It’s brilliant having a house that showcases our stuff instead of battling with other peoples hideous interior design choices. When I met the owners (who live in Greece on an olive grove), I hugged them long and hard and thanked them for making the bestest house in all the land!

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local Queenstown talent!






It’s funny how you can be cruising around in your everyday life and not realise that the people around you have incredible creative talents! Emma Butler is a good example of this!! I have known Emma for a little while through mutual friends and work places but had no idea that she was the master behind some incredible custom murals at a new local restaurant in Queenstown!! So we got chatting, and this was revealed and I have now had a good satisfying cruise through her colourful vibrant work at her site. Looking forward to specifying some custom murals myself!!!

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Bloesem World Tour arrives in Queenstown!




I was so stoked last month when Irene from AWESOME design blog Bloesem invited me to join her “World Tour”. She has collated a really interesting range of bloggers from all over the world…New York, Capetown, Melbourne, Milan, London….list goes one. So today I got to share one of my favourite Queenstown stores Vesta and my favourite wallpaper designers Publisher Textiles.
Thanks for the chance to share Irene!!!

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Cosy kids in Queenstown




Wowsers…i need to get on here more!! I have had my head buried in some of my favourite inspiring mags (Idealog, InsideOut, Frankie, Houses…out of control) and now I have a list of bookmarks longer than my arm to tell you all about! Phew.
So, of course to establish some sort of sense order I want to carry on from the last post of beautiful NZ kids clothing to tell you about another company that to my surprise is run by my neighbour and client in Queenstown!
Three Bags Full (divine name!!) concentrates on three values: practicality, function and style when designing its gorgeous range of childrens merino clothing. The website is brilliant too, and for all those of you wondering what Queenstown in NZ looks like…just take a look at the scenery in the promotional shots. Best thing about this brand aside from its quality and simple designs….its available on line direct from the website. Shop away!!

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