Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Workroom at Aroha lamour in Napier!

Wow I just had to show you these images taken of our lamps in Aroha lamour-House of Aroha in Napier (which recieved the 'best' design store from Urbis magazine '09). The shots are just beautiful. Thank you house of Aroha we a v. pleased to make your acquaintance.

Happy new year all 


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Who's a pretty little shop then

Just a few snaps of the shop from today... 


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Insite Magazine Australia

We have just been published in an article about New Zealand design in a Australian magazine called Insite. This is very exciting news for us. Also featured in the same article is Renee Boyd and Zekiah Heath, whose work we stock at the WORKROOM store. Thought I would just share this as I am bursting to tell someone and my mum won't answer the phone!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Melina Martin

Melina Martin is our latest edition to the stable with a selection of her work... She lives and works out of Wellington with a background in fashion she has decided to sway towards designing her own ranges of home adornments including these covetable cushions and tea-towels. With my collection of bird studies and sketches I just couldn't resist. 


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Clevedon Christmas Parade

In the weekend WORKROOM went in the Clevedon Christmas Parade! It was so fun giving out little presents and of course the classic Macintoshes (my favourite has always been mint) to the children and families. It was a hot blistering day with a huge crowd we danced and sung along side the WORKROOM Christmas tree (all high on sugar from the over consumption of Macintoshes) . So a successful day giving to local community and we all retired exhausted with sore jaws from chewing and throats from "we wish you a merry christmas"

Merry christmas from WORKROOM!


Friday, December 4, 2009


Hi there,

It has been a busy time and I haven't had a chance to write of late. I have just graduated from Whitecliffe college with a bachelor of fine arts. These images are from my graduating exhibition. Held on the 26th of November. It was a wonderful occasion celebrating 4 years of work and learning- I was a bundle of nerves, excitement, sadness and  happiness. Thank you to all of my friends and family that came along to support me. And I would like to especially thank the fine arts faculty at Whitecliffe who have guided me through- Thank you Noel, Jill, Steve, Erich, Matt. 


Here is the artist statement that accompanied this work:

Seeded from anecdotes and everyday interactions, Snelling gathers, studies and observes these experiences to respond and comment. She exercises her role as an artist operating with no fixed premise and oscillating from a heavy-handed rigour to a hands-off director. Snelling believes that her idea will tell her how best to execute it and how this decision of methodology will support or take the idea further. Themes of nostalgia and human critique are examined in this exhibition and are presented both metaphorically and literally through games, sports and animals. We are asked to think about aspiration for success and fear of failure as well as how we can be misinterpreted and misunderstood by others as a fact of human nature.


“My art is autobiographical and I cannot be separated from it, although at the same time, I hide behind its many layers and guises”.


Rat 2009 Pencil on hot pressed paper 1500 mm x 1400 mm

Pig 2009 Pencil on hot pressed paper 1500 mm x 1400 mm

Chicken 2009 Pencil on hot pressed paper 1500 mm x 1400 mm

Dartboard 2009 Acrylic on linen 1400 mm diameter

Cork and feathers 2009 Hand turned cork pheasant turkey and dyed chicken and goose feathers

Twenty-three passport photos 2009 Passport photos (all taken at ‘Photogenics’ Parnell road taken  over the period of six months) Fuji prints 120 mm x 100 mm


Rebecca Snelling

November 2009