I’m sitting on my bed writing this to the sounds of cartons being taped. Thankfully it’s not me doing it. We are expats and because we have to move, a company will pack and move for us. Being what feels like a professional mover, this makes the experience a little bit easier as anyone who has moved house will know.
I could imagine that as a designer, it would be quite a challenge to move from one collection to the next and ensure that the two mix seamlessly together. Citta Design has managed to pull this challenge off once again with their 2015/16 summer collection, Patterned Landscapes, inspired by the textures of Mali. Today I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what’s to come!
I had three beautiful blogs who took part in the June #styledcanvaschallenge. As it’s early days and I was so blown away by each of the entries, I thought I’d feature all three of them here on the blog. There were also many entries over on Instagram so today and tomorrow, I will regram my two IG favourites on my feed.
I was asked by Visual Strands, an online lifestyle Zine, to contribute to the July theme “Heritage”. The theme was completely open to interpretation so I wrote about my natural instinct towards decorating and design.
Just a few days now until Bastille Day and I thought that some of you Francophiles might have fun creating a little French dinner party for your friends. This “how to” French soirée is the kind of thing that I’d do and is not overly complicated:
I had one of those moments the other day. I saw an image shared on Facebook by I am the Lab, which took my breath away. The image was of the Botanic Storage by Kristina Dam Studio, a unit designed to place your plants inside or on top, store your magazines, shoes or accessories. The idea and design couldn’t be more perfect for the forever-trending indoor plants.
Recently I was interviewed by a great new lifestyle blog called, Sip NZ Wine. The site is about what NZ does really well – wine, and is run by some women that know a thing or two about it. Caro, the creator who has six years in the industry, had the great idea to create a wine site so that you can meet the makers who passionately craft the wine for us to enjoy and related stories.
The other week I had the pleasure of visiting the home and workspace of Lisa and Jared, of the gorgeous and recently opened online store, Garden Objects.
Like all good visits, it started with a friendly cuppa and a good old chat. The two had just recently arrived in Auckland. Jared, a Kiwi has been living in London for the past twelve years. After he and Lisa visited a couple of years ago, they flirted with the idea of moving to Jared’s homeland to settle. It became a reality when they had the brilliant idea of opening a concept store dedicated to all things garden. They packed up most of their belongings, including their (adorable) British cat Bertie, and started a new life here.