Thursday, April 17, 2014

{ Work in Progress }



Another cheeky peek at good things to come..! Here you can see some of the process that went into some new prints we've created for clothing next summer, from rough pencil sketches, to trials with Indian ink and brush, to the finished product. 

Posted by Amy Tonkin

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{ CONTEMPORARY ART }

GLEN HAYWARD
I first came across Glen's work many years ago and remember the occasion well.

I happened to be on Waiheke at the local art gallery with my mum, she was aghast at the site of a flattened cardboard box for several thousand dollars hanging on the wall. I just thought it was really funny... the work and her reaction! When we both read the blurb below the work we realised it was entirely made out of wood, all hand-carved and painted. I was amazed, as for not one second did I think that it was not a real box. My mum was still annoyed that she had been fooled, but appreciated the talent and patience of the artist.

I am part of an art buying group made up of twelve head-strong women. When we choose a work, you need approval from three out of four. I wonder what reaction I might get, when I suggest we buy a wooden phone !?

BY HOLLY CLARKE








Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{ This & That }


We love how this delicate design, Midnight Garden from our next summer collection, perfectly complements Emma's lovely new Botanical Gorman dress. Gorgeous!
Posted by Amy

Monday, April 14, 2014

{ Inspired By }


A visit to Queenstown this weekend provided me with lots to be inspired by. I took this photo during the drive through The Crown Range located between Queenstown and Wanaka. It was pretty bitterly cold but I felt the need to escape the comfort of our car and take some snaps! The combination of the misty clouds, alpine plants and bright purple flowers capture the feel of the landscape perfectly – one that is both harsh and beautiful.


Posted by Sarah

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{ Colour of the Week }

This week we are loving the new Pastels & Neons Pantone book we have in the studio. From fashion to interiors, bright neons and soft pastels add a pop of colour to classic neutrals. With Easter just around the corner, these super dreamy pastel shades make me want to get my craft on and decorate some Easter eggs.


Posted by Sarah