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Category Archives: magazines
The internet age has allowed an amazing freedom for the self starting creative and entrepreneurial types among us. It has offered not only a place to collate and be inspired but mainly to share and form a community of like minded people. In fact, I could go on about this amazing and awesome techno phenomenon for AGES!!!
This is how Unna Burch first came to my attention. The Forest Cantina was Unna’s internet HQ where she gardened, cooked and styled up a storm in her Wellington home. Sharing her own experimentation around the delight she took from growing and then preparing her own food for her family. This, combined with her gorgeous aesthetic, deservedly led to a book deal and many of us have already enjoyed leafing through the pages of that first volume.
But now, along with her photographic partner in crime; Bonny Stewart – MacDonald, she is preparing to do another, this time choosing the self publishing road to enable her FULL and unbridled creative control. I realllllly admire this and can see that it is born out of the freedom she is already so used to with her blog and the internet. Why stop there?!
So, with just a couple of days left I would encourage all of you to click through here to learn more about Unna’s project AND the wonderful rewards on offer if you throw your support behind her. I have and think its important to see these personal projects thrive!
Enjoy the peep behind the scenes below of Unna styling and then creating a flatlay before she transforms it into a delish wood smoked salmon salad with green apple and seeds with a preserved lemon dressing. MMMMmmmmm!!
Exclusive imagery supplied by The Forest Cantina for Studio Home
Photography by Bonny Stewart MacDonald.
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.
Imagery courtesy of Frankie Spaces
Photography by Natalie McComas
How about this place?!
I have been flicking through the new issue of Frankie Spaces – and like the hidden, personality packed home of Jennifer Hillhouse and JC Lehuby, there are another 28 to explore from both sides of the Tasman! Real homes and spaces…you know ones with grit and perhaps too much clutter and memories plastered all over the show!
Jennifer and JC are a super creative couple who source and import French treasures and furniture to sell in their Brisbane store; Vieille Branche. There is a great story to read about the beginnings of their business on their website and it is of no surprise that their little home looks as magical as it does!
The super clever team of minds, hands, eyes and skills behind The Periodic have struck again – this time with a lush edition focused on “home”. Dismantling the usual magazine structure, they have taken different rooms as inspiration for each section of the journal. They concentrate on what each room provides for us during the cooler months, and how we can fully realise its offerings.
This issue, amongst others; they meet natural textile designer Marta Buda, uniform maker Matt Nash, houseboat resident Astra Rushton, and the sisters behind Coco’s Cantina, with their lush family gardens. Each possess an independent force that is inspiring our local culture.
With a firm opinion that home is where the heart is, the pages embrace the fact that life is messy, unstyled and a work in progress!
Scroll down for stockists or to have one sent to you!
Imagery courtesy of The Periodic Team:
Greta van der Star, Natasha Mead and Yasmine Ganley.
You can pick up a free issue of The Periodic from these Auckland stockists :
Coffee Supreme Cafes / Everyday Needs / Father Rabbit / Flotsam & Jetsam / Little Bird Kingsland / Lonely Store / Lucy & The Powder Room / Penny Sage Pop up / Ryder / The Keep / Petite Bocal / Simon James Design / The Shelter / Stephen Marr / Steel Horse / Tessuti / The Centre / Tonic Room / Woodworks
To order the issue and have sent to you find information here.
I’m a big believer in magazines, particularly glossy content rich journals that tell stories and can be collected and enjoyed for years to come. Nothing like tactile pages for folding over and that great “paper smell’!
Say Yes to Adventure is a one of these and has filled that inspiring storytelling niche!
Issue One set the precedent – rich photographs and illustrations all based around a common theme; adventure. The stories are contributed by “normal adventure going folk” which includes photographers, athletes, travelers.explorers and my Mum! (truly!) It is designed to capture everything that is epic, challenging and emotional about exploring the outdoors… and to inspire people to seek their own.
Imagery courtesy of Say Yes to Adventure Magazine
With permisson of contributing photographers.
Images tagged with clever creators
With a roll call of some of Australasia’s MOST clever, snappy and surpising creatives – the latest publishing project by Frankie magazine is feast for the eyes!
A Little Bit Crafty is packed with 39 clever, quirky and fun projects that will definitely get your flexing your own making skills.
Available online directly from Frankie or at bookstores (and some supermarkets no less!) across NZ and Australia. If you are a tad craft inclined – this is a nice one for your collection.
Imagery courtesy of Frankie
Photography by Hilary Walker