Friday, July 29, 2011
VnC Cocktails, Sacred Hill wines, Mojito Cheesecake, Pork belly, our colourful giveaway and the movers & shakers in the media, fashion & styling industry were all present at the launch of our newest range - Summer 2011 / Viva Cuba!
Labels: summer 2011 range
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We stayed in this amazing boutique hotel in Hong Kong on the way back from London recently.
Walking into The Luxe Manor in is like stepping into the inside of Salvador Dali's mind, and is welcome respite from the chaos of Kowloon just outside!
Even if you can't afford one of their 6 themed suites, the 'normal' rooms are still beautiful and hardly normal by anyone else's standards. Highlights include the dramatic lobby, cabaret style Dada lounge bar and the chic main dining room with it's Missoni chairs and undulating wooden roof.
Try and get a sneak peek of their astonishing meeting rooms too!
Monday, July 25, 2011
When its cold outside I feel myself being more and more drawn towards bright sunny colours, especially after the morning I spent at the printers (see post below).
Our Taxi Cab Yellow Velvet Cushion might be the perfect antidote to the winter blues. What colours are you feeling inspired by during these cold wet days?
For more yellow inspiration, and the source of the images above click here.
Posted by Carina / Citta Design Team.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The other day I came across the website of Dana Tanamachi, an incredibly talented graphic designer and chalk letterer. She resides in Brooklyn and her custom chalk creations adorn everything from walls to wine bottles. Click here to watch her create a design for the ACE hotel in New York City. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Click here to go through to her official website.
Posted by Emma / Design Team
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Yesterday Amy and I went up to ESP who are screen printing our tote bags promoting our new Summer Collection Viva Cuba! They look beautiful and we can't wait to pack our goodies into them and start showing them off! The design is called Lopez by Carina, keep an eye out for this design and many others in our new collection in stores in September...
Here is a shot of the first bag off the press and we have one bag to give away, send me an email telling me what your favourite item is from our current New York Stories collection to enter a draw!
Posted by Katrina / Photos Amy
Monday, July 18, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
If you are interested in fashion, photography or just love a good documentary then this movie is a must see. Bill Cunningham is a true inspiration - a unique character obsessed with capturing the energy and diversity of people walking NY streets and international catwalks. He is adored by many around the world, and after watching this film you can see why. I am adding this to my 'most favourite movies of all time' list.
Playing now at the Capitol Cinema on Dominion Rd.
Posted by Carina / Citta Design Team
Friday, July 8, 2011
So much colour inspiration from our feathery/furry friends. So beautiful.
Even put my own little "Snoop Dogg" (cat) in there... awwwwww!
Posted by Emma / Design Team
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Part 2 of the Viva Cuba shoot took place in a beautiful old colonial mansion, amidst rustic treasures and fascinating antiques, wizened old trees and luscious palms. Here are a few sneak peeks of the charming setting; amazingly we had two full days of sun to capture our tropical flavoured collection.
Bring on summer!
Posted by Amy / Citta Design Team
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
The Citta Design store above Bo Concept in Mt Eden has embraced the cold blast by setting up a New York styled, Mid Winter Christmas dinner party display. Gold and White are the main feature, with lashings of mulled wine!
Set up for your own New York styled dinner with the following items:
1. Rectangular Platter
2. Nordic Footed Hurricane Lamp
3. Golden Delicious Paper Napkin
4. Pillar Candle Range
5. Washed Linen Napkin
6. Hammered Metal Salad Servers
7. Frangipani Placemat
8. Gold Eye Spy Plate
9. Gold Eye Spy Bowl
10. IVV Chianti Glass
11. Fizz Champagne Glass