Friday, October 9, 2015

{ Inspired By }

Playful, brave, exciting and new - there is nothing predictable about the new Gucci Fall 2015 collection by current creative director Alessandro Michele. It is an unabridged and awesome mix of colour, pattern and genre. Be inspired, and see more here.   

Thursday, October 8, 2015

{ Out & About }

Last Thursday evening a lovely friend of mine Davina Harper invited me to the launch of the new DULUX COLOUR FORECAST for 2016 called the DESIGN AGE. It was such an interesting evening hearing Creative Director, Bree Leech, talk about the four themes she presented. After much consideration of European forecasts that largely evolve from the 'Salone Di Mobile' furniture show in Milan, they create themes and palettes that will translate well in the southern hemisphere.

I have picked my two favourite themes and palettes. The first called BIOFRAGILITY which has a delicate, raw, natural and chalky feel about it. Think soft and moody pastels.

The second theme is called RETROREMIX which has a post modern flavour from the '60s and '70s.
It is fun, bold and quirky and the combinations of colours is what makes it contemporary and interesting.

For the full colour forecast click here.

Holly Clarke

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

{ Behind the Scenes }

Watch our behind the scenes video with Dave, who takes us through the design process and understanding of how our Hem Sofa comes together.

Monday, October 5, 2015

{ Out & About }

Holly and I, on separate occasions, both headed to Aotea Square in Auckland city to check out the colour spectacular, Arboria. It has been a long time since I have been in complete awe over something this spectacular. I spent a good 40 minutes wandering through the winding paths and marvelling at the intensity of colour and light, and the looks of delight on the faces of those around me.

 Above are some photos of our journey through Arboria.

Carina x

For more on Arboria and the Architects of Air, click here.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

{ Downloadable Designs }

Our October desktop wallpaper is inspired by traditional Malian mud cloth designs.

Click to download for Desktop | Tablet | Smart phone