Sunday, March 24, 2013

Urbis Design Day 2013

Last Saturday Simon and I had the pleasure of attending Urbis Design Day. The day is a collective collaboration between around a dozen different design venues in the city - from industrial to product design and interiors, it's a chance for design studios and retailers to showcase the latest and greatest and promote their products and services (as well a fair share of fun interactive installations and great food!) 

Everything I had heard about this event shot well above my expectations. 
It was well and truely a pleasure to attend and be totally inspired as well as fed, watered and driven to each location. 

Amazing chair from Backhouse
 Visited the BLOC store in Mt Eden and fell in love with all the beautiful minimalist objects by Douglas and Bec (in collaboration with Kate Sylvester). Think pale woods, ceramics and leather in dreamy hues. yummy. If you haven't heard of them before they are well work a peek!
 Sneaky selfie in the mirrored exhibition space for the Design Assembly installation.
 This is probably the longest post ever but I couldn't cull anymore photos! If you're ever in Auckland around this time next year I would highly recommend Urbis Design day - a great way to be inspired and see the city.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Seaside beige and neutrals. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

workspace wednesday

I've decided to run a weekly feature on my blog called 'workspace wednesday' - unfortunately I'm a day late for the first one hehe, but I think it will be a great way to keep my workspace tidy and force me to change it around regularly which is always a good way to stay inspired! This week is mainly my bare wallspace as my desk area is too messy to show off... although this wall has been pretty much the same for the last few months, i plan to mix it up a bit this week. 

And now to quote Elsie De Wolfe:
"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful, that will be my life."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Technical Issues...

I have had such an amazing week of stepping out a little and taking some chances with promoting myself as a designer, and have been so overwhelmed with the response... Except to co-incide with this I have also been having major issues with updating my website which makes totally un-brilliant timing. Grrr. If anyone is wanting to get in contact with me or can't seem to get through, my email address is I'm hoping to have things sorted in the next few days, fingers crossed.

It's been very frustrating and I think the only thing that can remedy this angst-y feeling is to have a good catch up on some of my favourite blogs!!!!