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Akazi

Akazi - beautiful, ethically produced lounge wear // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home

The aesthetic that Akazi brings to the table is everything I personally love. Natural fabrics, a looser fit and a casual but cool vibe. This all rests on a commitment to growing an ethical brand in its manufacture and processes.

Mother/daughter duo; Tracey Barker and Pia Twyford might be based near Byron Bay, but the inspiration for Akazi comes from a lifetime of travel and the simpler life they led for many years in Africa.
The collection of basics that is aimed to let you slide from house to beach to plane and back again is made from quality, plant based fabrics – think various weights of linen and muslin.
It’s safe to say my shopping list is growing (those wide leg pants!) !!!

Explore below and online at Akazi here. 

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Prints by Joe Helmore

Print by Joe Helmore // New Zealand/Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home

For less than a quarter of a second I wondered if you might be getting sick of the art based posts….then I thought, of course not, IMPOSSIBLE!

So, to keep the intro’s flowing, here is an exciting update from one of our “shared” (NZer living in Byron Bay) emerging talents!
I posted about Joe Helmore and his beautiful, layered largescale work earlier in the year. I’d definitely be considered a serious fan of his original works and one day I will surely arrive a “collector” status.
In the mean time, I can start with his brand new offering of beautiful limited edition prints!! This a tight, capsule collection printed at a variety of sizes (imagine the horse above at A0!!!) that will allow us all to jump on Joe’s fast moving track upward in the artworld.

Click through to explore all here and information for purchase.

Print by Joe Helmore // New Zealand/Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Joe Helmore // New Zealand/Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Joe Helmore // New Zealand/Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Print by Joe Helmore // New Zealand/Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home

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Pan Pottery x Alchemy

Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home
Gifting something purely handmade is super special …. but I’m pretty keen on leaving the “actual making” to the experts!
In this case it would be two Australian makers with a passion for their natural environment and some skills to boot. Angus McDiarmid of Pan Pottery (based at Lake Weyba, Noosa Heads, QLD) used a traditional wood fire kiln, kick wheel and hand dug local clays for his work. Each pot, and in this instance, travel cup is completely unique as the clay and fire decide the finish. Angus has joined creative forces with textile artist; Belinda Evans. Entirely inspired by the flora and fauna of native Australia, Belinda completed the collaboration by dying the handmade, natural cotton/linen bag using natural plant based mordants and locally foraged Kangaroo Paw, a native plant.

The cups have been carefully thought out and provide a high quality alternative to other non disposable coffee mugs out there. They have a comfortable little thumb dimple, fit under modern coffee machines and their bag makes the easy to take with!

Strictly limited numbers of totally unique products can be found online here but I would urge you to explore the work of both of these talented makers. Support local ya’ll!

Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home   Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home Pan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio HomePan Pottery and Alchemy collaboration : handmade travel cup and naturally died bag // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home
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Hello/Goodbye by Shuh Lee

Hello/Goodbye Doona range by Shuh Lee // Australia - available online // as featured on Studio Home

Shuh Lee dances along the line of installation artist/ jewellery designer/ textile designer/ fashion designe/, homeware designer with glee. To me there is always a recognisable softness to her work, in the lines and texture but in amazing balance to the quirky, poppy attitude it all seems to exude via print and colour!! Love it all!

Shuh has just released her new collection of bedlinen with some of that exact attitude.
You can explore the pillow cases and duvets/doona’s (talking to both sides of the Tasman here!) here online as well as her other goodies!

“Doodling and playing with colours is a big part of my art practice.This range contrasts my signature fun and colourful confetti print with a more subtle single-colour print.

The little dots, dashes and strokes resemble the moving thoughts of people in their daily lives. The double sided print says ‘Hello’ by celebrating the positive and colourful moments, and waves ‘Goodbye’ to the negative, embracing the silver lining in
every day life.”

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Sanctuary Studio

New collection from Sanctuary Studio // collaborating with international + Australian artists // as featured on Studio Home

Australian brand; Sanctuary Studio is a new blip on my radar but I instantly recognised it as a beacon to the fun loving, “more is more” kids out there! (By kids I mean “you” – the one with magpie eyes for attitude, boldness and colour in your life!)

Created by mother/daughter duo Anne Cook and Simone Rennard in 2015, they have led with a desire to collaborate with artists to create bedlinen, homeware and accessories that stand out in the fact its not all uniform!

Their new summery offering called ‘Neon Drive’ is a punchy mix of Palm Springs vs Bondi beach with a 90’s vibe spread across lush beach towels, bags, sarongs and more.

Browse away here! 

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Willie Weston x Koskela

Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home Willie Weston x Koskela Bean Bag Collaboration featuring fabric designed by Indigenous artist; Rosie Ngwarraye Ross of Ampilatwatja, // Australia // as featured on Studio Home

We’ve touched based a few times with Willie Weston co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti since they launched their business to work with Indigenous owned and operated art centres in remote communities across Australia and in turn; transform their work into modern, high quality textiles and product.

Using the Rosie Ngwarraye Morton’s Sugarbag Dreaming fabric design, they have combined forces with Australian design champion; Koskela to produce these beautiful limited edition bean bags.

Support some local down under design that spans from maker to producer by exploring online here.
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