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Category Archives: magazines
I’m very pleased to give you a heads up on NZ’s latest source of inspiration!
Pat Shepherd of One Percent Collective has worked tirelessly to liven-up the charity scene by working closely with artists, musicians and creative personality’s on projects with some kick, inspiration and best of all – great results!
In collaboration with design studio Goodfolk, wordsmith Rebekah White, illustrator Gina Kiel and a swathe of enthusiastic experts and sponsors, he today brings us a new project – the juicy The Generosity Journal.
With a modern focus on bringing inspiring stories from the world of business, charity, social enterprise and the arts, Pats simple goal is to inspire generosity. Issue one is packed with interesting thoughts from Kimbra to Seth Godin, Kowtow to Conrad Smith and my favourite – an illustrated Q+A with five humans at different stages of life about trying “to make it good”.
Over the next few days The Generosity Journal being disributed freely throughout major centers and will be available from the sponsors you can see listed here. BUT never fear! You can also view the entire Issue One and awesome interviews online here too!Imagery courtesy of The Generosity Journal
Anyone visiting Auckland over the summer months should keep a look out for the second issue of The Periodic, a beautiful (and free!) publication that celebrates locality—from makers, creators, products and people. Driven by a collective of three talented young women, you can explore content that sweeps through recipes, fashion, beauty, profiles, features and carefully curated tips and tricks!
Visit their website to check out their stockists and sponsors that bring this cool creative project to life!Imagery courtesy of The Periodic
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The new Urbis drops its glossy self onto shelves today and beneath that cover lies the full story of this great renovation, hiding away in Aucklands; Herne Bay. Architect Tim Dorrington of Dorrington Atcheson Architects is the man responsible for this masculine outcome inspired by the owners interest in the California Case Study Houses.
I’m a sucker for inbuilt cabinetry …
Original story by Tommy Honey with photography by Emma-Jane Hetherington.Images courtesy of Urbis from full story by Tommy Honey
Photography by Emma-Jane Hetherington.
Issue 15 of our favourite little cult publication; Extra Curricular is all ready for you to take home!
Sporting a VERY cool cover from Australian power duo; Enemies Yay ( Laura Blythman and Pete Cromer the goodness behind it is consistently inspiring, interesting and idea generating!
“It’s an oldie but a goodie – taking its name from the classic proverb, the Many Hands issue celebrates collaboration in all its forms, proving that many hands do indeed make light work.
Featuring a gang of artists who roam Auckland’s streets, a small Matakana bush cabin built by architectural graduates, and the latest must-have of any creative city – shared workshop spaces – the spring issue is fronted by dynamic cover duo Pete Cromer and Laura Blythman, working together as Enemies Yay.
Maryann Talia Pau, weaver extraordinaire, talks to us about the power of her craft to bring communities together. Luzette Godinez shows us how to make a stunning geometric piñata, the Martha Goes Green crew dish up their usual delectable fare, and four creative couples share their experiences living and working together.
And, if all these projects have you inspired to get your own project off the ground, have a look at the creative funding cheat-sheet we’ve put together.”Imagery courtesy of Extra Curricular
And today this rich delicious cover hits shelves!
This Auckland house doesn’t feel remotely local to me. I am obsessed with its warm, textural furnishings set against the hard beautiful lines of a modern building.
It’s close to exactly how I would live given the chance to start from the ground up!
Designed by exciting design practice; Bureaux, you can learn much much more about it in the article shot by Simon Devitt and written by Michael Barrett for Urbis.
Photography by Simon Devitt to partner story by Michael Barrett
Despite this being the second time sifting around behind the scenes of a Homestyle magazine shoot…I tell ya – it never gets old! As a magazine obsessed person for most of my life it really does feel extra special to be able to watch those creative and visual minds at work.
On this occasion at Flash Studio’s I bounced around on the edges as prolific (and super cool!) Anya Brighouse worked her magic on her “children’s room” set. Anya is known for her love and boldness of colour and as a mother she knew better than to style pristine examples of kids bedrooms!
As you can see – she can inject a sense of humour and fun into a setting while combining colour and pattern like no bodies business!
From left: Flash Studio’s photographer; Melanie Jenkins, Homestyle editor; Alice Lines and stylist/designer/blogger; Anya Brighouse reviewing a shot.
Then it was the turn of one of the Homestyles own stylists; Sophie Peacocke to get intense on the layering! As you can see from the pics she had selected the most BEAUTIFUL background colour and I loved idea of slinging her products over a washing-line-esque set up.
All in all the vibe is always collaborative, creative and fun!All photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
Below is an example of one of Sophie’s sets – the rest you can see in the very sexy new look Homestyle which is out now (including ALL the great product they used!)!