Saturday, 28 June 2014

We Love // Marie Wade Illustrations + Interview with Marie

I'm stoked to post today about one of best pals Marie. We've been pals for around 8 years and I've seen her work grow from strength to strength.Last month I decided to step inside her artistic realm and take some snaps of her work,studio and the babe herself Marie! Scroll down for the snaps and the interview with the lady herself.

This gal isn't afraid to push boundaries and this is what makes Marie a real asset to the New Zealand artistic scene. Scroll down to read the interview and see why!

1// Tell me about how you first discovered your love for art and creating things.
It wasn't so much a discovery as it was always there, from a young age, teasing me to take the creative path.

2 // What type of work encompasses Marie Wade Illustrations?
It used to be abject, mysterious, gory creatures and portraits. And then they became cute and cuddly. Not sure what happened.

3 // What are some of the key things that have helped you most in the process of creativity?
Being surrounded by fellow artists during art school. Our works would start to rub off on each others subconsciously. It was a bodily, very weird, creepy corner of the studios. Life situations and music always effect creativity too.

4 // What creative mediums do you use to create your art and what medium do you most enjoy using/creating?
Watercolours, acrylic, oil, clay, faux fur, and possum. They all have their pros and cons. I am using watercolour constantly at the moment. It is very satisfying using skin-like and faux fur materials as a scuplture. They almost breathe.

5 // Are there any creative mediums that you haven't pursued yet that you would like to in the future?
Giant sculptural works. Huge wall sized paintings. They scare me, so i want to try them.

6 // What inspires you to create on a day to day basis?
It's fear driven. If I don't create daily I don't feel like myself.

7 // Who are some key artists/designers/creatives that inspire you?
Patricia Piccinini, Julia Kristeva, Martin Puryear, Beatrix Potter, Kiki Smith.

8 // What is one piece of advice that you would give to those who are considering a pathway to becoming an artist here in New Zealand?
I don't know if I'm qualified for this question, but I would say don't let anyone, even if they love you, say your dreams aren't practical. You will find a way. 

Go have a gander at Marie's work below:
x Online Shop
x Facebook
x Instagram

Sarah xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Please & Thanks // Side board – Ply and white pegboard by Home Base Collections

Home Base Collections are a Scandi influenced homewares design company based in the beautiful Hawkes Bay. I recently stumbled across this item on their website and instantly fell in love. I have been obsessed with the peg board look lately and loved the aesthetic matched with ply in the form of a stunning sideboard.Plus, it's white and I love most things white. Dreamy.

 This beauty is going straight to my wishlist and it really needs to go on everyone's wishlist.

Check out their wonderful store HERE. You'll want everything!

Have a lovely Friday ( TGIF!)

Sarah xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Please & Thanks // Lonely Hearts Swim + Lounge

Lonely Hearts has me swooning lately. Big time. I think you'll agree with me that they are one of New Zealand's hottest brands that is expanding beyond the traditional clothing boundaries, providing you with everything from tee's and dresses to swimwear and lingerie - your one stop shop.

I am in love with their swimsuit collection, especially the pieces above. Flattering and on trend. Lonely Hearts have said,  'We were never satisfied saving our Lonely lingerie for after dark, so we’re excited by their new venture into swimwear. Carrying on the New Zealand label’s signature classic cuts and coy details into the sunlight think of it as Morticia Addams at the beach. Perfect for the woman who isn’t into pineapples on her bikinis.' This description is bang on.

Also we can't forget to mention the check olive easy pant...they look SO comfy. The greatest thing about them to me, is that you can wear them lounging around your home or out and about in town. Perfect. Match it with a Lonely Kimono and you set.

You can snap up these goodies from Area 51 store or Lonely's Website.

Enjoy swooning!

Sarah xx

Friday, 20 June 2014

Step Inside // Inside the home of Bulgarian Blogger Frichic + How to achieve the look for your home

Happy Saturday everyone!

Here's a walk through of an on point styled home belonging to influential personal style blogger Ivelina of Frichic. I stumbled across these images and couldn't help but trawl through every aspect of her style and thought I'd share these for you all to see. 

All beautiful images by Frichic

I like the cool tones throughout the home consisting of greys, whites and blacks with the occasional touch of pastel pink or a soft yellow. You'll notice that not only is Ivelina a pro at interior design she also has an immaculate fashion sense ( couldn't help but drool over the clothes rack). Being able to utilise a lot of home decor items without making a home look cluttered is an art to perfect and Ivelina has definitely acquired an ability to curate a lot of things together in a way that still holds simplicity and ease.

Trawling through all these images as well as her website and instagram has made me excited all over again for when my husband and I will own our own home. There are already numerous items Ivelina has styled here that I already have on my growing wish list. I love the feeling of being inspired! 

So go on and check out Frichic to get yourself inspired this weekend!

To achieve a similar look to Ivelina of Frichic check out these beauties: ( Clockwise )
1 // LOVE Script Print ( limited edition ) from Blacklist Store
2 // Nordic Pelt Blanket from Abode Living
3 // Station Wall Clock from LET LIV
4 // Chunky Knit Wool Blanket from Milo & Mitzy
5 // Norm Bottle Grinder Set from LET LIV ( same product as Frichic )
6 // Replace Eames DSW Chair from Nood