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Category: Parnell

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Pinocchio

Pinocchio

I found Pinocchios in all sizes, and even a spare nose, at Passion for Paper in Parnell.

Long Neck

Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

I could not resist taking a picture of this flowering Agave attenuata in Parnell, with a fine shadow to boot.

Eight Lamps

Eight Lamps by David Trubridge

Eight Lamps by David Trubridge

Seen yesterday at Backhouse Interiors as we visited some of the venues of the Urbis Design Day. The lamps are by David Trubridge (“wild nature combines with artistry and design”).

Another set of David Trubridge lamps appeared here.

Getting ready for a day’s worth of inspired design today!

Coffee at the Market

La Cimbali

La Cimbali

A polished espresso machine at La Cigale French markets in Parnell.

Macarons

Macarons

Macarons

From an outing to La Cigale French Market, Parnell.

A Harvest of Scissors

Scissors

Scissors

Seen at La Cigale in Parnell.

Divine

Les Macarons

Les Macarons

Reminiscences of the Urbis Design Day 2011. At Corporate Culture in the Strand, Parnell, they had macaroons by the truckload. All colours. I restrained myself from trying all the colours (but I sampled the yellow ones over and over…).

Ministry of Art and Design

Candlesticks by MoAD at Essenze, Parnell

Candlesticks by MoAD at Essenze, Parnell

These two candlesticks on a polished surface were too tempting at the Urbis Design Day. The display was at Essenze in Parnell (285 Parnell Road), the work is by MoAD (Ministry of Art and Design, a creative collective founded by Zekiah Heath and Aroha Lewin). Here is the manifesto from the MoAD website:

To enhance and encourage growth and innovation in the NZ craft/object creative sector by delivering high quality arts experience that a local and international market.

To support and nurture emerging designers and design brands by providing networking and business opportunities in a professional environment.

To celebrate artists and designers who are acknowledged for the quality of their work.

Strong emphasis is placed on quality rather than quantity and encouraging people to buy NZ made.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.

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