Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Moccassin Maker

Spiro Creations feature in the latest issue, with the amazing story of how Barb began making moccassins in the first place, back in Winnepeg, Manitoba. Barb (originally from Canada) and Isaac Morton now live in Auckland, where they continue to create beautifully crafted, original and one-of-a-kind leather goods - Barb stitching and cutting and dreaming up new designs; Isaac (a jeweller by trade) crafting the wooden buttons, leather leaf details and running the business end of things. The gorgeous images in the interview were taken by Matthew Zylstra Sawatsky, but I wanted to share some pictures we couldn't fit in the magazine, as well as my favourites from the Spiro collection - these fantastic purple ankle booties - perfect for festival going. Imagine the dancing that would be done in these shoes!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shameless self promotion

Over at my Miss Ellie May stores on Etsy and Felt, I'm having a bit of a sale to clear some space in preparation for leaving. I've left it a bit til the last minute, so these will only be up til next Tuesday - limited sizes so get in quick! Here's a snapshot of what's on offer...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Introducing Rosa

The wonderful Rosa-May will be sending out your magazines while I am away. Rosa is a talented photographer and illustrator - we interviewed her about her project, 'A Quiet Morning' in the photography featurette in Issue 3. The top five images are from this series. I also wanted to show you some of the lovely things for sale over in the shop she runs with her sister, Stella. You can have a look at more of her stunning work here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Alien Sale

I picked up a friend from the airport early on Friday, and we decided to grab a coffee at Miller's and go shopping around K Rd. Not much is open early in the morning around there, but Metal Art was. Gigantic metal aliens and tie-dyed t-shirts - a must-see.

Once K Road woke up we headed to one of my favourite wee shops, Tiny Space. Hidden a little out of the way down on Cross Street, it's full of all sorts of colourful new and vintage treasures - and Extra Curricular, of course!