I had a great time in Auckland, but I'm super glad to be back. We had a heaps of fun at the Sommerset reunion show, if you're a fan check out this video, that's my geeky young boyfriend doing a thumbs up at 1:44 mins! & I found a great new gem- Fabric & Pretty Things (by Trelise Cooper) I know what you're thinking & I have to say I'm not a fan of her work, but this shop is great!! It sells trims, buttons, all sorts of haberdashery & of course fabric! It's very nicely merchandised and even though it is essentially a house, it doesn't feel awkward at all. Also there is a whole wall of draw shelves - just like World Sweet Worlds wee project (below). Fabric & Pretty things is located at 479 Parnell Road, across the road and up a bit from her other shop.
On a different note a great food spot that used to be our regular is Zap 2. Freshest & cheapest Thai food in Auckland, there's no denying it. 639 Dominion Road Balmoral. I have yet to find Thai this good in Welly, suggestions please!
I'm just starting to get back in the swing of things here & am about to go print up some more scarves, but I'm really feeling in a bit of a musical rut. There is only so many times one can listen to the Shins! Searching through YouTube now I have come across the Concretes, where have I been? I feel like I'm so behind the times, I always seem to discover bands long after they're cool or just after they've toured here. I really love this video & they're Swedish- anything Scandinavian is automatically cool. Also have a look at this great clip from The concretes singer Victoria Bergsman's solo project Taken by Trees.
Aaaaand, have a look at these great blogs that featured us! Studio Home Creative & Etsy Love.