Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 29, 2016

Squeezing Through

Filed under: Avondale,Colours,Design — paul @ 7:10 am
Cables

Cables

Cables at a race meeting at Avondale Racecourse.

March 18, 2016

You Cannot Vote …

Filed under: Design,New Lynn — paul @ 7:38 am
No Middle Way

No Middle Way

… for the middle flag! The second flag referendum will result in a binding decision between the old flag and the alternative shown to the left. Much has been said about the virtues of each of them, by people with much higher celebrity ranking than this writer, so I won’t bore you with an excited plea for one or the other. Except: VOTE!

There are three ways to return your voting paper from overseas. You can send it by post, but need to make sure the envelope is post-marked by Wednesday 23 March. You can also return it by fax or secure upload before 7.00pm Thursday 24 March (NZ time).

It’s a postal vote, and the recommendation for locals is to post it by Monday, 21 March. Take it from an experienced procrastinator: Do it NOW, if you have not done so already.

March 25, 2015

More Footwear

Filed under: Design,Fashion — paul @ 7:14 am
Revie Footwear

Revie Footwear

From the display of Revie Footwear at the Urbis design Day.

Based in Auckland New Zealand, REVIE creates footwear collections which focus on quality material and construction.

Handmade by a family of talented leather artisans, the REVIE label takes design cues from the requirements of the urban dweller in the ever-growing metropolises of New Zealand.

March 24, 2015

Brogues

Filed under: Design — paul @ 7:09 am
Brogues by Tom Dixon

Brogues by Tom Dixon

Seen at ECC Lighting and Furniture, Nugent Street, on the Urbis Design Day: “The classic English Gentlemanā€˜s brogue door stop, cast in solid aluminium with a copper plated finish. This cast piece can be used as a modern door stop or a design decoration”. You may doubt its usefulness, but certainly not its elegance!
Also available powder coated black.

By Tom Dixon.