The Best Stuff
- colour lover
- Contributed Stories
- creative business
- creative hq
- emerging designer
- fly the coop
- for the home
- Gift Ideas
- graphic design
- guest blogger
- interior design
- make up
- new zealand
- product design
- REAL WORLD
- sponsored post
- store front
- student work
- studio home
- Studio Home Interview
Tag Archives: new zealand design
Snack food is generally far from serious – in fact it generally gets a seriously hard time!
Enter Roger Holmes.
The co founder of Stolen Rum and son of generations of corn farmers and you have the recipe for something a bit special. Well certainly special enough for me to want to share considering I am usually deeply allergic to posting on anything food related here!
Last year Roger launched Serious Popcorn – debuting two flavours brewed (brewed?) with corn sourced directly from a straight talking organic farmer from the Hawkes Bay.
The result is snack food with zero baddies. Eg. No artificial fertlizers, no pesticides, no GMO, no dairy, no gluten….
As Roger puts it; welcome to “contemporary corn”.
I’ve been a fan for a while and am very happy to introduce you guys more directly to what is going on here. They’re led by a Serious Bear, they’ve got serious stockists AND can sell direct to you online and I would suggest there is some serious new flavours on the horizon.
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of Serious Popcorn
I’ve had one eye on the fresh, graphic style of NZ based Sly + Company for sometime but it was while browsing the latest newsletter from The Market NZ that I spotted some new work and was reminded that I was well overdue to share!
Robert and Louise Sly join their obviously immense creative forces to make art, graphics and illustrated textiles – all with a distinctive modern flavour that is unique to them. I LOVE their largescale prints (particularly this one) and their growing collection of cushions.
Lets not forget those block people below !
Explore their collection at The Market NZ here.
Imagery courtesy of Sly + Co and The Market NZ
Yesterday while cruising the virtual halls of Piece-Makers, I stumbled across these clever and detailed birdhouses by Hawkes Bay artist/designer/maker/gallery owner; Perry Davies.
I would personally love to actually live in any one of them!
Its always exciting for me to see the progress of young, go getters that I have been lucky enough to meet so early in their creative endeavours. Georgia Jay is one of my favourites (a LOT to do with her magnetic, sparky personality!) and I am stoked to share some of her latest leather bags and purses with you.
All constructed with beautiful, supple leather and hide. All handmade at the Terrarium studio in Kingsland, Auckland. All awesome.
To be fair guys, this is NOT breaking news! Imagery of the most recent Citta range has been doing the rounds online…and rightfully so. “A Winters Tale” is inspired by the beautiful nordic city of Copenhagan, and once again that close knit design team has poured their ideas across everything you could possibly think of or need in your home – offering another cohesive and down right attractive collection!
So I decided to go for a trawl and check out some of my favourites. Many of these are listed “Coming Soon” but hopefully it gives you an ideas of the vast spectrum of goodness!
I visited the Citta HQ a year ago and learnt a litte about how they approach designing each range. You can check it out here.
And this my friends is everyones FIRST look at their new cool little animation inspired by the collection and of course Copenhagan. Enjoy!
It’s seriously a great pleasure to be the first to introduce NODI Rugs to all of you !
I got a legitimate prickle of excitement when I first opened the lookbook from designer Olivia Smith… sooooo refreshing to see plush rugs that are innovative, unique and attractive!!
Olivia has travelled extensively to induge her passion for design including studying Textile Design at The European Institute and working for several fabric houses based in Italy.
But India and that soft but persistant idea of creating something on her own crept up on her and off she went after it. She spent 6 months researching hand weaving and tufting techniques, meeting artisans and creating the production base to bring NODI to life.
And now she is back to her homebase of Wellington and ready to share her exciting collection.
Seriously…you’d have to agree NODI is a beautiful addition to the NZ owned design scene!
Wellingtonians, Olivia will have her collection on show at August, 13 Garret Street from the 14th to 18th of Feb. She would love to see any of you there and it would be a great opportunity to check the rugs out in person as she is still at the beginnings of her hunt to connect with like minded stockists.
I just want to say good luck Olivia! And it is my total aim to one day own one of these lush creations!