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Category Archives: flowers
I know it wasn’t long ago that I introduced the work of Christchurch photographer Stacey Weaver, and that if you follow me on my personal instagram my OWN Just South West print pops up a bit….but its because I really truly love to gaze at this work!!
Just South West offers prints that approach decent size ( I love BIG!) and make for bold pieces of art. Stacey’s latest additions continue with her interest in capturing that invisible line tread by flowers as they disappear toward a slow but beautiful decay.
Enjoy the 3 new images below and click through here for a pre Christmas trawl!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Just South West
Lake Wanaka will always have a firm grip on my heart but I certainly can’t claim it as my own special place! Sarah and Rose Agnew of George & Edi also call it home and over the last 5 years have worked from their mountain base to explore their fascination with fragrance and “the ability it has to transform your home and your mood”.
I think fragrance and its design is one of the most romantic creative endeavors….but by far the most difficult to communicate visually!
So this latest shoot that George & Edi did with photographer Greta Kenyon and florist; Lu Diamond stood WAY out for me. As a lover of the G & E fragrances, I fell instantly in love with the luxurious mood and drama enveloping their candles, room sprays and reed diffusers seen below. The imagery matches their fragrances so well.
Pop on over to the George & Edi site to explore their whole collection further here.
Imagery supplied by George & Edi
Photography by Greta Kenyon / Floral Styling by Lu Diamond Flowers
Without exception, a movie-like romance always sweeps through me when I step foot in a historical, botanical garden. It definitely the kind of place that people stumble across the love of the lives don’t you think?! Of course it is also a place of education and transformation! I have spent time pondering the effort required to cultivate these living collections way back when….
The conservatories were built in the time when the world felt bigger. Architects and botanists, in a way, attempted to make it smaller by creating these wondrous micro climates in the dryest of places!
Artist Amy Wybrow also gets all caught up in exploring them and the result has been a collection of haunting and kind of “very still” fine art photographs. I simply love her work and the way she has cropped her imagery. Something special!
Take some time to explore them further with her listings on Endemicworld here.
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of Amy Wybrow
2016 is feeling rather romantical for me so far, so it seemed like a positive thing to kick off our first post of the year with a look at the latest from our friends at Together Journal!
A highly experienced NZ team produce and curate this beautiful quarterly publication with the aim to offer top quality information AND inspiration specifically for down under brides.
In this issue you can browse some real weddings spanning from Auckland, Tauranga, Martinborough, Christchurch and Dunedin as well as destination celebrations in Sydney, Bali, Lake Como and NYC, by in large shot by roving NZ photographers. There are some insights into local vendors, cocktails magicked up using local tipples and good reading in the opinion pieces from some of those that have “been there done that”!
Whats more – we are feeling rather stoked that Together Journal, in wanting to share the love vibes with our Studio Home friends, has given us 3 packs of 2x issues of this latest issue to give away.
Scroll on down to bottom of the post.
WIN one for you PLUS one for your favourite bride/groom-to-be!
(or give both away!)
You can nab yourself 3 entries by choosing one or all of the following ways to enter:
- *Instagram: in the comments below the instagram post here simply @tag the one or two of your friends you’d like to gift an issue to.
- *Facebook: in the comments below the FB post here simply mention the one or two of your friends you’d like to gift an issue to.
- *In the comments below tell us the names of your friend/friends you’d like to gift to!
- We will draw 3 winners at random who can then nominate the one or two friends they’d like to gift their 2x issues to.
Winner will be announced on Thursday 14th of Jan.
What a pretty damn gorgeous way to bring in the end of the week.
“FOLIA” is the result of two highly visual creative’s getting together to “jam”.
Talented and experienced interiors and prop stylist, Vanessa Colyer Tay created this collection of beautiful still lives with her long time collaborator; photographer Sam McAdam – Cooper.
“Their works celebrate the fleeting beauty of temporary life by focusing on the dishevelled
textures of wilting blooms and foliage.” – I thought that the work perfectly!
Their exhibition launched last night at The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney and is shared with painter Michelle Ball. Locals can visit the show until Saturday Oct 21st OR you can check out the work (also for sale!) online here.
Imagery courtesy of Vanessa Colyer Tay
Photography by Sam McAdam Cooper
If you are living down under and have a weak spot for wallpaper then seriously (!) you need to check out the huge library of Milton + King!
While browsing their latest collections I spotted this terrific collaboration between Australian brand; Lazybones (purveyors of vintage inspired fashion and homeware) and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne. With the offer to explore their archives, the Lazybones team decided to concentrate on the work of flower painter; Euphemia Henderson ( 1822 – 1908) and use her work, largely concentrated on native Australian flora, as a springboard for a beautiful new wallpaper collection.
It is light, nostalgic and romantic, reminding us that the past can always offer us something fresh and new.