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Kinfolk Dinner: Auckland

Kinfolk Magazine, A Messy Meal Embracing Wabi-Sabi, Auckland, New Zealand from Side Project on Vimeo.

Welcome to the first of two rich posts documenting the recent New Zealand Kinfolk dinners hosted once again by photographer Greta Kenyon and florist/stylist; Shaye Woolford.  Around the world on the 11th of October, people sat down to enjoy intimate meals in beautiful settings inspired by the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. I was lucky enough to attend the glowing Auckland gathering hosted by Greta and her team in the secret courtyard of Mondays Wholefoods.

With just 20 guests in total we were treated to a simply luscious menu of food and drink that still lingers in my taste bud memories even now! In short; the team at our service absolutely knocked it out of the park! At the bottom of the post is a full linked list of those clever people including the local suppliers whose products topped off the entire experience.

I could attempt to describe the dinner in detail but wouldn’t be able to communicate it better than the stunning documentation by Greta Kenyon below or the great little film of the evening by Ben Journee of Side Project.
I
 hope you are able to draw some inspiration for your own rustic gathering!

Coming soon – the Tauranga gathering!

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NZ HOSTS:

Greta Kenyon
Shaye Woolford

AUCKLAND PARTNERS:

Host & Photography – Greta Kenyon 
Location – Mondays Wholefoods
Food by Hannah of Mondays & Health Yeah and Eleanor of Petite Kitchen & Mondays 
Some food and cocktail creation by Kelly of Bonnie Delicious 
Nick from Golden Dawn on cocktail creation and drinks service
Head of service was Delaney Mes from Heartbreak Pie
Media Partner – …that would be me!
Platters by Alice Lines
Dining plates by Houston Design Co. 
Hallertau Brewery 
Giesen Wines 
Rogue Society Gin 
Antipodes Water 
Six Barrel Soda Co. 
Karma Cola 
The Forest Cantina 
Heilala Vanilla  
Pickled Whimsy
Penney + Bennett
Pod Gardening 
Wasara 
Lewis Road Creamery
Side Project Films 

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Dulux 2014 – Future Tribes

Dulux Forecast 2014 - Romantic SpiritsDulux Forecast 2014 - Romantic Spirits“The Romantic Spirits” – Styled by Melbourne artist; Geoffrey Carran with Bree Leech and Heather Nette King
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Dulux Forecast 2014 - Digital NomadsDulux Forecast 2014 - Retro Visionaries“The Retro Visionaries” – Styled by abstract expressionist; Rowena Martinich with Bree Leech and Heather Nette King
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“The Precious Elementals” – Styled by Wihelmina McCarroll of Australian furniture brand; Zuster  with Bree Leech and Heather Nette King
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All photography by Mike Baker.
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Dulux NZ has just officially released their fresh round of colours and combinations for 2014 and as always, with a cool offering of imagery and creative styling to inspire. In the case of this years collection, Dulux NZ and Australia they have not only poured some great ideas into these images, they have collaborated with some rockstar creatives to produce them!

Here in NZ, we have our very own queen of colour; Alex Fulton and being that she is also a Dulux Ambassador it seemed fitting for me to leave any (cool) commentary up to the expert herself!
Coinciding with todays post here and the release of the colours on the Dulux site – Alex has written a juicy post  looking into the forecast and sharing her own creative ideas and inspiration on how you could incorporate them into your own home.

Take it away Alex!

 

Alex Fulton - photography Larnie NicolsonPhoto by Larnie Nicolson
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Homestyle: behind the scenes

hind the scenes of editorial shoot - by Studio HomeGetting to hang around behind the scenes of an editorial shoot is something I’ve always wanted to tick off the list. Seriously – haven’t you ever cast a thought as to how those glossy, styled magazine stories come to life? I have many a time but as with most things…I had seriously underestimated the work that goes in!

The Homestyle team let me hang around while they created three very awesome and very different scenes for their Dec-Jan Issue. The three of them took to their corners of Flash Studios (the base of photographer; Melanie Jenkins) and armed with their plan, a tonne of beautiful sourced product and a tight tight time frame they got to work. Anyone who has designed anything will know that the process of bringing a plan on paper to life in a 3 dimensional sense needs to be handled with flexibility and patience. A great deal of tweaking, re-positioning and experimentation is involved with the only right answer lying in the detailed eye of the maker and her team.

Below you will see some of the process shots I caught a peek at the final result AND a pretty awesome giveaway!!

It was humbling to watch and a big thanks to the team for having me there.
The clever people at play were:
Alice Lines; Editor
Amber Armitage; Senior Designer/Stylist
Sophie Peacocke; Designer
Melanie Jenkins; Photographer at Flash Studios.

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All photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home
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And the finished product!
Homestyle Magazine Issue Dec/Jan 14Check out the other two final spreads in the the Dec/Jan issue of Homestyle magazine which is on stands today and I recommend you take a look at their terrific website.

 

UPDATE:

Our lucky winners drawn at random are Barbara Taylor and Jane Dalton.
Thanks for your amazing feedback everyone!

 

We have TWO subscriptions to Homestyle to giveaway!

In the comments below simply give us some ideas of what you would like to see more of in Homestyle?
EG. product round up like above? international homes? NZ spaces? Shop spotlights? Anyone you know with an amazing house? etc
You can also enter on Facebook by commenting below the Homestyle image on the Studio Home page.

*Drawn at random at 6pm (NZ) Wednesday 27th November. Open to NZ + Australian residents only sorry.
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