a list of new zealand-based makers. volume one – botanicals

leonie wise writes about buying local and supporting seven new zealand makers of plant-powered products: plant alchemy, aotea, ecology & co., nod sleep drops, hippie stick lipsticks, ethique and kaitoke wilds.

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three waiheke ceramic artists to follow

i have cupboards full of ceramics collected from my travels around the globe. they make great (if somewhat fragile) souvenirs, each one reminding me of a place we visited. now some of my favourite ceramics are made right here on waiheke island. here’s three locals worth following / supporting: 1 // thea ceramics esther’s work […]

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fan girl

Rhian Sheehan’s Auckland concert on Friday for the launch of his new album A Quiet Divide, felt like a 120 minute soundbath. photo by @EdZuccollo, via Rhian Sheehan on twitter +++ We are sitting in the front row… so close we can hear the stage’s floorboards creaking with every shift of a body, and I can […]

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A Year of Books. By Leonie Wise

my year of books (2017)

Last year I decided I would buy one book a month that was related to creativity in some way. I was feeling desperately uncreative in and of myself and wanted to find books that would fuel my imagination and (re)ignite my passion for creating. Pretty heavy ask of a dozen books now isn’t it?!? I […]

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Five things to be cheerful about this Monday

1 // Vintage postage stamps that inspire fanciful storybook themes Chicago-based Illustrator Diana Sudyka uses vintage stamps from Europe as the starting point for fanciful paintings created using gouache, ink, and watercolor. Sudyka offers prints of many of her paintings on her website, and she also shares her work on Instagram. 2 // The shortlist The Sony World Photography Awards have announced […]

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