If you have been reading Studio Home for a while you will know that we are dedicated (if not slightly obsessive) fans of Meadowlark. Having known Claire and Greg personally for 6 years now, it has been such a pleasure to sit back and watch their distinctive style morph and grow in the form of their jewellery. From a couple with flatmates to a family with a very delicious little girl, they have wrestled their house into whatever environment they needed at the time. A total inspiration to all those creatives striving to turn their passion into a business.
WHAT: These shots are from our home and office – our office is in our home!
WHERE: We are based in Grey Lynn in Auckland, NZ. It is the best location ever. We absolutely love living here, everything we need is in walking distance. We dread that we will have to move one of these days. We are rapidly growing out of this space.
WHO: Greg and I live here with our daughter Gigi and our cat Samuel. We have three staff that also use the space.
Greg designs and makes jewellery, Claire manages the entire business, marketing and design. Yeshe is our sales manager and PA. Keight does our accounts and Isaac makes jewellery constantly. Gigi plays full-time while Samuel attacks her.
DESCRIPTION: We have lived here for 6 years and every room has changed at least once – our lounge was a bedroom, our office was a bedroom, our dining room was a lounge etc. We also rent a separate space on the same street – for our workshop where all our jewellery is made.
We have a few collections going on – white ceramics with a theme of ‘objects that are not supposed to be ceramic’ as well as a skull collection which Greg is totally over. We also collect art and we have far too much art for the space.
Our favourite spaces are our bedroom – it’s full of sunlight and all cozy, our lounge is also a favorite because all our favorite things are on display – books, skull, artwork as well as gifts we have been given.
Our hallway is full of family memories and junk.
PS- All yummy mummies out there looking for a break from cookie cutter kids goods, check out Claire’s awesome blog!