Friday, 29 October 2010
We're so excited for all the lovely new goodies that Frankie are putting out! Coming sometime in November we will have Frankie Diaries, Calenders & their new "mook" (magazine/ book) Spaces. The all look sooo beautiful!! We can't wait. We'll also have more stock of both the Sweet Treats & Afternoon Tea recipe books. All of these beauts will make great gifts but there won't be much time to think it over as numbers will be strictly limited, don't hesitate folks or you'll regret it! We'll be posting here & on our facebook page as soon as they're in store :)
Thursday, 28 October 2010
If you're a Swonderful girl you'll be very familiar with our friend Harriett Falvey- whose gorgeous designs we stock alongside our own. Harriett & her friend Misty Lang are opening their very own Pop-up store! The store is located at 47 High Street, Canterbury Arcade, Auckland and will run from the 29th October to the 23rd of December. The opening is tomorrow from 4-7 pm. Pop down to the Pop up for bubbles & discounts. What a treat!
We've got this fabulous book in our workroom- Dior: A New Look, A New Enterprise (1947-57). It's a never ending source of inspiration. But there's one quote in particular that speaks to our souls- describing the Dior boutique in Paris~
The boutique was a seductive jumble of everything guaranteed to captivate the feminine imagination, a cross between the bric-a-brac of dreams and the corner of a boxroom... In apparent disorder... scarves, dressmaker jewellery, jangling ornaments, bags, gloves, scent, 'little' dresses and knitted sweaters for evening as well as daytime wear are displayed.
This is exactly what Swonderful aims to be! We know we're not quite Dior... but we can dream!
Friday, 15 October 2010
I'm up in Auckland at the moment & can't wait to pay another visit to my new favorite shop~ Douglas & Bec! This beautiful little store is located at the end of Ponsonby Road on St Mary's Road in a cute little heritage store. They sell all sorts of gorgeous design goodies, from furniture & home wares to jewellery & other trinkets. They also have the sweetest little West highland terrier in residence. It's worth a visit for some quality dog time at least!
Monday, 11 October 2010
Is. clever. She draws the sweetest little animals and names her prints things like "Trying to be Happy Most of the Time" :( We love your work Sarah! New prints, postcards, notecards, books & brooches are in the shop now.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
If you pop down to beautiful, sunny, spectacular Island bay on a weekend you'll find the neatest thing~ The Mamachari bicycle workshop- home to a talented couple who are "cycle advocates" they are importers, bike mechanics, bloggers & retailers! Doing up vintage bikes & reselling the beauts while providing a groovy atmosphere & coffee from Cafe Caribe who coincidentally are housed in our old Brooklyn shop :) Joy!