Friday, May 28, 2010

Honey design - coptic stitched journals

Just arrived are these gorgeous coptic stitched journals made by Lisa Waldren at
Honey Design. They come in A5 and A6 with native bird imagery on the front. Hard covered and with 110gsm cartridge paper on the inner then they are bound with linen thread.

Thank you Lisa for your work,


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Winter hours

Just letting everyone know that we are down to our winter hours. SO Saturday 10-4 Sunday 9-2 or of course by appointment. Oooh this means I get to spend Mondays and Tuesdays in my 'Garagio' (garage/studio).


Monday, May 24, 2010

Port Chalmers Design Store

Our next stop on our tour is Port Chalmers Design Store, situated in the beautiful Port Chalmers about 15 mins out of the centre of Dunedin. It was wonderful to see our work in the flesh in store and meet co-owner Becs Wilson. Becs Wilson, as my tour guides worked out within minutes, lives in the house next door to my partners late grandfather - apparently this is common in Dunedin!

The store is in a gorgeous 1970's shop with a lovely quality to it (aluminum and veneer sliding doors) this also resinates in some of the selection of display cabinetry - very nice! The stone wall is a delightful point of difference and really sets off the stores selection of work. I have also always been a fan of the stores branding and seeing it on the store windows was great especially fantastic when a minute later we were treated to the actual inspiration getting guided into the harbour by a brave wee tug boat.

Port Chalmers Design Store has also so started a facebook page so be sure to 'like' them oh and remember to 'like' us (workroom) also if you haven't already!!


Sunday, May 23, 2010


Here are some beautiful shots from our new stockist WHITEROOM in Dunedin (and one of our turned lamp getting ready to go on display). As it was my maiden voyage to Dunedin, I was overwhelmed by its beauty and historical buildings - we did strike it on a sunny and still day (so my tour guides were telling me - my partner Paul and his Mum and John).

So more to my excitement, when arriving at WHITEROOM, it is situated in one of the oldest buildings on Moray Place, Dunedin and just a door or so down from the Dunedin art gallery - how convenient (will write about that later). First to greet us was Greg Lewis (click to see his work), wearing a Chuck Close portrait t-shirt I might add, we appeared to hit it off. Greg is of the fine arts persuasion and this comes through in the store with the sensitivity and considerations of the stores layout as well the selection of artists and designers. It is all not all down to Greg though, as then we met the stores owner Nick Scott - who we have thank for creating this very impressive space and promoting local design.

So all and all we were thrilled that both Nick and Greg are partial to our work, so from now on please find our collection in WHITEROOM in amongst a fine selection of the cream of New Zealand design.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gorgeous new shots from our latest photo shoot!

New shots of the turned table lamp and our DS stool...
Thank you to Tony at image centre for your wonderful expertise!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Trestle Legs and Table tops

Hello, we have been working on new trestle legs and table tops. The trestle legs will be available in white, yellow and natural at this stage. Tops will be available bespoke with the options of laminated timber and 30 mm ply wood. The pictured combination is in Kauri in Natural lacquered finish.

Any questions let me know via the workroom website