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In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

It is no secret that we at Arent&Pyke are utterly obsessed with colour. We can’t say too much but we have a very exciting project in the pipeline all about it and we will be partnering with a true Australian icon of colour to bring our ideas to fruition.

Amidst all the colour-related research currently a-happening in the Arent&Pyke studio, we stumbled upon this very cute little film produced by US fashion retailer J.Crew documenting the process of producing their vibrant fabric dyes. Like so many of our inspirations the process has captivated us as much as the finished product.

Stay tuned for our exciting announcement soon.

Credits: Plenty of Colour

Friday Musings: J.Crew Colour Crazy

In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa

In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa
In/Out - Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa

Jaime Hayon’s genius strikes again! Hayon’s and Bosa have been collaborating for over a decade creating some amazing and unique ceramic creations. Their journey continued this year at Maison et Objet with a range crafted entirely by hand using artisan techniques with the precision of lab controlled glazes.

Bosa and Hayon’s latest collection ranges from wall sculptures & side tables to the amazing hopebirds, which are a symbol for standing tall and being positive as they look off towards the horizon. All beautifully decorated with metallic lacquers and distinctive shapes and incredible quality.

Credits: Jaime Hayon Studio

Friday Musings: Jaime Hayon Ceramics for Bosa

In/Out - Friday Musings: Louis Vuitton Icons Collection S/S 2014

Not long ago on In/Out we featured La Maison au Bord de l’Eau (House by the water) by French architect Charlotte Perriand. The prototype house was realised for the very first time at Miami Art Week late last year and it was all thanks to a collaborative vision between the woman who designed it and French fashion house Louis Vuitton.

In it’s Spring/Summer 2014 Icons collection, Louis Vuitton looked to Perriand’s timeless, modern style for inspiration. From construction to colour, the structured multi-functional garments pay homage to Perriand’s pared-back, graphic sensibility and obsession with modularity.

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Credits: Profashioneye & Elle UK

Friday Musings: Louis Vuitton Icons Collection S/S 2014

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

In/Out - Friday Musings: Ian Ruther

These days we have all become accustomed to imagery generated with modern cameras, distributed instantaneously, edited beyond recognition, in the blink of an eye. The constant flow, speed and the magnitude with which images are being created leave few pushing against the current.

Photographer Ian Ruhter‘s Silver and Light film is a moment you must take out of your day to contemplate the beauty and effort of Ruhter’s journey to take image making back to it’s precious origins. By re-conceptualising the operation of a regular camera in a large format Ruhter works at capturing monumental scale landscapes through a giant mobile camera built into the back of his truck. He projects his images via a huge pin hole camera onto custom-made wet plates which are then developed immediately by hand out in the open air. Using raw chemicals in a large-scale format creates some difficulties logistically and this is evident in the uneven stains and washes across Ruhter’s traditionally-framed dramatic landscapes. That said; there is such artistry in the sense of trial and error evident in the images as Ruhter embraces the random and the imperfections of the process.

There is such an emotional investment of effort, of time, of contemplation and meditation to these images. But it is the simplicity and honesty of the process – after all, it is just a man and his truck and a big camera – that makes the handcrafted imagery so beautifully captivating. Each landscape is an one of a kind image which captures a moment in time. Ruhter says, “I didn’t just build a camera, I created a time machine”.

Credits: Ian Ruther

FRIDAY MUSINGS: IAN RUTHER

In/Out - Friday Musings: Rain Room

In/Out - Friday Musings: Rain Room

The Rain Room by digital based contemporary artists Random International isn’t a new installation, but it is so amazingly beautiful that we had to share it with you.

Installed in London’s Barbican Curve gallery, it ran from October 2012 through to March 2013. Rain Room is a 100 square metre field of falling water for people to walk through and experience how it feels to be amongst a heavy downpour and stay completely dry, the sound of falling water, the feeling and smell of moisture in the air and well…just look at it, it’s incredible.

Credits: Random International, Barbican

FRIDAY MUSINGS: RAIN ROOM

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As the sun shines a little brighter here in Australia, on the other side of the world Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of NYC-based Tome are cooling it down with this beautifully evocative and gestural short of their fall collection.

It’s a seductive teaser for their upcoming show today at NYC Fashion Week which promises a lighthearted approach of layered silhouettes and signature draped, raw-edged minimal silks. Keep an eye out for clashing yet analogous tones of coral & candy pink, touches of snakeskin, intricate embroidery and a dash of prints.

This Christmas in NYC we will be sitting-on-down with Ryan and Ramon for a Chat in a Chair! Stay tuned.


Credits: Daily Candy

FRIDAY MUSINGS: TOME

In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday
In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday
In/Out - Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

Ah, how we love Saturdays… the old week is behind you, a fresh week is ahead of you – and at least one more day of leisure in between!

We are also quite the fans of the Saturday label – launched earlier this year as the younger and more affordable version of its big sister, Kate Spade. And what a perfect name for a label it is.

The Saturday collection is a range of fashion, accessories, homewares, and travel pieces. We love the classic shapes, strong lines, bold geometry and gutsy, simple styling. You could do a total pattern party with the playful dresses, graphic leather bags and bold accessories. Or, you could cut a classic look and add a simple pop of something bright. It screams the power of a great piece.

Credits: Kate Spade Saturday

Friday Musings: Kate Spade Saturday

In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean

In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean
In/Out - Friday Musings: Stella Jean

You might just have noticed that we here at Arent&Pyke have a bit of a thang for colour, pattern and print. And fashion. We can’t help it. It’s just so moreish in a way that can be compared to salted caramel + chocolate. So good.

Well, for us – Stella Jean is the epitome of it all done well. Born in Rome and of Caribbean descent, Stella Jean’s aesthetic is such a beautiful fusion of her Creole heritage and the best of Italian design. Her Haitian-Italian eye mixes colour and pattern in all-out explosively feminine collections. We love how her designs feature retro-inspired silhouettes that make a big bold statement, yet with a modesty of cut. And we are suckers for a good floral/ stripe clash.

It might still be winter where we are – but we’re totally summer dreaming!

Credits: Stella Jean

FRIDAY MUSINGS: STELLA JEAN

Colour, Parties, Decoration, DIY Design, Balloons, Design, Inspiration, Fashion, Photography

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

In/Out - Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

Heidi Moore-Gill of Bespoke Balloonery fame is a favourite of ours and has been ‘balloon flying since 2012′. The nostalgia of the balloon and the bunting, the hand-dyed, hand-cut paper frills and fans are whimsical and magical and have us dreaming of sunny days eating fairy bread. We decided it was high-time we had a chat with Heidi about Bespoke Balloonery, and her recent ‘Carnival of Sights to See’ & ‘Ce Petit Point (This Little Spot…)’ photo-shoots.

IN/OUT: What is the story behind this little shoot?
HEIDI: The shoot evolved from vintage carnival ideas – I am curious, and still a little spellbound about the carnival children from 30 years ago that I used to see at the local shows. I love the typefaces and lighting and faded, once-gaudy colours. I wanted to soften and mix this up with some of my products to show them in a context that reflects the nostalgia of the giant round balloon and the bunting.

IN/OUT: Tell us a little about your pieces?
HEIDI: The bunting is all made from hand pressed and dyed watercolour paper. The fans are mix of hand made and machine made. My balloons are only background shapes in the shoot – I wanted more to capture the mood I envisioned for these balloons without making them the star, just a hint of my pieces will do!

IN/OUT: What did you do before balloon art?
HEIDI: I am a trained designer with a B. Design. I majored in and further trained as a specialist watercolourist – an education that is still continuing. I worked as an interior and still life stylist for many years for major magazine titles and corporate clients – which inspired me to make more of what I could never find for the shoots I produced. I now make for many of my friends who still work in the industry. They are wonderfully supportive and have helped me an enormous amount in establishing the business.

IN/OUT: What are you working on right now?
HEIDI: Right now, I am developing Balloon Favours and Giant Balloon Kits to be sold online via the website, and am working with some specialist paper lovers on excusive retail products.

IN/OUT: What’s the big BB dream?
HEIDI: Aspiring to be the experts in joy.

Heidi, we will gladly join you on that panel of experts and we thank you for sharing with us!

Credits: Bespoke Balloonery

Friday Musings: Bespoke Balloonery

Tom Dixon, Eclectic, dedece, copper, home accessories, London, design, milan furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, interior design, Arent&Pyke

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

In/Out - Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

Tom Dixon, the man, is a self-taught British design supremo (but more on that next Wednesday when we share the Chat in a Chair we had with Tom). Tom Dixon, the company, established in 2002, is now a British design and manufacturing powerhouse of lighting and furniture, with a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry. In 2012 we fell in love with ‘Eclectic’ – the inaugural range of everyday home accessories, giftware and design objects. Each piece is designed to be used or played with, to be treasured or to be given.

The new range launched early this year has us completely captivated (again). Designed for the slightly eccentric collector’s cabinet, the modern architect’s table and the British tearoom trolley the new range incorporates copper, brass, cast iron, natural and semi-precious metals which are only improve with age. We like that he designs for designers – it’s cheeky, he knows we will love it. We defy you not to want the Tool The Golden Rule set as much as we do.

Now if you care to muster up a drum roll, we have some exciting news: our next Chat in a Chair will be with Tom Dixon himself! To celebrate we will be launching a new Instagram competition & Tom’s Chat next Wednesday. We will be giving away a Tom Dixon ‘Offcut stool’ signed by the man himself. All you will need to do is show us where you would put the stool if you won it. Guest judge will be photographer Luisa Brimble who shot Tom with us. Stay tuned.

Credits: Eclectic by Tom Dixon

Friday Musings: Tom Dixon Eclectic

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