22
September
2014

Chair Love - Antique Oak

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For the passion of chairs and their unique forms we introduce chair love! We can't claim this antique oak chairs authenticity although its weathered, worn waxy smooth wood is testament to what feels like a discerning story. If only it could speak! It's rich oak colouring compliments saturated deep lush greens. Respectfully we paired this astute character chair with a creeping vine and suspended it within a black space as if its time warped forward. This chair listens to Iron and Wine and studies the theories of science and light! Its austere form lives symbiotically in balance with natural laws. Its formal and serious yet has an audacious whit only an old soul could muster - just like your cheeky grandfather!

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4
September
2014

Tablescape Colour Index

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8
August
2014

Chair Love - Fritz Hansen

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Some serious chair love for Fritz Hansen, for reviving the chair designs we all know and love with the same stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail, honouring some of the greatest designers from the 50's, 60's, 70's and today.
Check out our photoshoot featuring the Ro Chair by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen here.


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28
July
2014

The Orignal Pantone

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OriginalPantone Detail Today we discovered an artist by the name of A Boogert, who in 1692 had the patience and a waking obsession for perfectly matched colours well before Pantone.  In his handwritten and 800 page long book "he  explains how to create certain hues and change tones by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope."  What an amazing piece of history and a serious project!

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27
May
2014

Lightbox Creative Studio Style Photography

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Over a week in the making, some intense planing, calling in of favors, borrowing of vans and Land Rovers, testing our carpentry skills with hammers and drills, some very specials props from the ever stylish team at Corporate Culture and there your have it. An amazing day of set building, styling and photography, one involving the whole team and soon to be seen in one of New Zealands top fashion magazine.

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14
May
2014

Numerical Fonts

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Sometimes when your on the hunt for something new it pays to look back at the classics! The Bodoni font family created by Giambattista Bodoni in 1798 was my classic today and definitely still a cut above the rest for structure and form!
What are your favourite numerical fonts? Is there anyone out there designing the numbers with the same amount of care as the letters? Let us know.

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10
April
2014

Capture Your Daily Faves

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Combine your online digital presence with the power of analogue. We are currently lusting after this 'Little Printer' creating little printed snippets of your online wanderings. Twitter, Instagram, Daily Puzzle Mania or Dancing Cats, choose your poison and let the 'Little Printer' capture your daily faves.

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4
April
2014

Bespoke Signage

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We get excited to see local talent and today we saw Neil from Reflect Icon take his craft to the streets of Papakura. Neil is a sign writer with plenty of experience, passion which never fades and a skill set that can only be described as old school. On this sunny April day it was a delight to celebrate keeping genuine crafts alive, especially in an industry which is all about time pressures. Thanks Neil for extending the invitation. Next time you're in need of a coffee, pop into the Courtyard Cafe on Broadway, you can't miss its new quintessential 1920's facelift!


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26
March
2014

New Style Photography

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Hemptech have just released yet another gorgeous fabric - enter Ascent! The fabric was a delight to photograph and the neutral base colour and white and charcoal colour ways complimented the monochromatic styling. For the curious, the potted plant is an Olive Tree, although a swan plant may have been just as fitting!

Thanks again to a few of our favourite places:
Black Sheepie - Superette, Chair - Mamasita, Gold Clip and small pot - Corporate Culture, Black Swan - Vintage Love, Plants and large pot - Kings Plant Barn,  Wallpaper - Alta Gamma Home by Resene, Fabric - Ascent by Hemptech.


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14
March
2014

Eucalyptus Taupo

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Eucalyptus is a photography styling favourite which frequents our frames. On a return drive from Taupo, this tree planting and its silvery sea-glass hues were a welcomed visual treat. Who can pass up stopping to capture a moment of glistening leaves!

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