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

July 17, 2016

Who told a fib?

Filed under: Parnell,Smile — paul @ 7:01 am
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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

July 14, 2016

Long Neck

Filed under: Flowers,Parnell,Shadows — paul @ 8:08 am
Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

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

March 21, 2015

Eight Lamps

Filed under: Not West,Parnell,Patterns,Shadows — paul @ 7:16 am
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!

April 23, 2014

Coffee at the Market

Filed under: Parnell,Reflections — paul @ 7:09 am
La Cimbali

La Cimbali

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

November 4, 2013

Macarons

Filed under: Food,Markets,Parnell — paul @ 7:17 am
Macarons

Macarons

From an outing to La Cigale French Market, Parnell.

November 17, 2011

A Harvest of Scissors

Filed under: Parnell,Patterns — paul @ 6:46 am
Scissors

Scissors

Seen at La Cigale in Parnell.

August 8, 2011

Divine

Filed under: Colours,Food,Parnell — paul @ 7:11 am
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…).

March 26, 2011

Ministry of Art and Design

Filed under: Parnell,Reflections — paul @ 7:19 am
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.