While tradition brings with it a sense of comfort and belonging, come the festive season it’s easy to quickly run out of love for the tinsel and baubles of yesteryear.
Category: Design Files
It was the combination of a leftover 10kg bag of porcelain, a rolling pin, a small dishwasher and the Christmas holidays that got Angela Francis started on making one thousand plates.
Most people would agree ice cream is already pretty exciting – but what if you could wear it on your finger in the form of gold-coin ice-cream ring? Or tackle a colossal chocolate squid in pursuit of it?
Wander around Sanford’s newly refurbished Auckland Fish Market and you’ll see a highend fishmonger, a range of seafood-themed eateries, a sun-filled courtyard and a welcoming bar.
Breakfast, dinner, snacks, whatever – even if you’re just slinging some supermarket chips and dips, it’s sure to look great on Janel Reid’s beautifully crafted tableware.
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a beer by its label? Just a glance at the craft beer selection in any bottle shop reveals dozens of brightly labelled bottles and cute cans all jostling for attention – pick me, pick me!
Betty Chung believes that her two favourite things complement each other perfectly. “I’m an architect by day and a potter by night. I get my inspiration as a ceramic artist from architecture,” she says. “No matter how much I’m involved in an architecture project, even if I do the design, documentation and build, there’s a distance between myself and the building.
Kohl Tyler-Dunshea creates minutely observed botanical watercolours. Ethereal and delicate, they glow with detail reminiscent of the notebooks of colonial botanist-explorers.
Quintin Quider, founder and owner of Central Otago’s Wild Earth Wines, came up with the idea of cooking dinner in a wine barrel in 2008 with his friend Stormalong Stanley, who was visiting from Stewart Island.
Wallcoverings & Fabric can really make a statement, and if you want that statement to gently reference inky tides and rivers, moody billowing clouds and confetti-like drifts of petals, then take a look at textile designer Emma Hayes’ products.