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New Staff Photos!

Things are changin’! Our furrier mate has gotten bigger, and our team has changed since our last staff pics, (Jenna Smith has been off adventuring with her camera, but is keeping us well stocked with some pretty awesome photographic prints from her travels), so it was time for some fresh pics, just like school photos in the good olds days, only different.

Check out some of the outtakes below – surprisingly out of all three subjects, Cash was the easiest to get to stand still…

Photography by Sarah Starkey

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Endemic World

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Endemic World 2016

Sam Kelly, Elliot Alexander, Cash Alexander, Endemic World

And by the way, we have a Print Tech position available. We will be publishing the full job description here on the blog at the end of the week. Stay tuned if you want to work with us!

 

 

Margaret Petchell Exhibition

The exhibition opening on Friday night was enjoyed by all and we want to say a big thanks to sponsors (Little & Friday and Opawa Wines) for providing some seriously delicious F&B on the night.  Margarets show is on until the 18th of April, so come by if you haven’t already to check out her paintings in the real. Thank you to all that came on the night. Good times, great crew and happy art collectors…

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view all of Margaret Petchell’s new paintings & art prints visit us in-store at 62 Ponsonby Road (all will be online soon too) You can view her new Limited Edition Prints online and in store now. Exhibition runs until April 18th.

Images: Sarah Starkey 

 

Geometric art prints by Yhodesign

Yhodesign is the creative brand of graphic designer and cool- guy, Yhodie Hendra Zaldi. We spotted Yhodie’s work when he started using our artist services, and couldn’t resist working with him and his prints.

Born in Indonesia and recently graduating from Yoobee School of Design, Yhodie now lives and works here in Auckland, NZ.

Yhodie’s approach to design is bold and graphic, colour and geometric shape are cleverly used to create the animal forms in his designs.

Pair any Yhodesign art print with with sharp black accessories and loud blocks of colour to complete the look. Perfect for the living room or entrance way.

Yhodesign Tiger Art Print

Tiger framed art print by Yhodesign

Yhodesign finch art print

Gouldian Finch art print by Yhodesign

 Auckland yhodesign art print

Auckland art print by Yhodesign

Yhodesign Pukekohe art print

Pukekohe art print by Yhodesign

View all Yhodesign geometric art prints. They are available in 3 sizes, framed or unframed.

 

 

Meet the Artists: Chloe Sawyer

We’re so inspired by the work (and prolific work ethic!) of emerging ‘young gun’ and endemicworld artist Chloe Sawyer (aka Chloe Ruby.)  Chloe’s work is feminine, delicate and whimsical, inspired by her love of creatures great and small and Chloe’s sunny, uplifting outlook on life. We’re big fans!

Chloe Ruby

Chloe with one of her original illustrations – also available as an art print in various sizes (framed or unframed)

Chloe Ruby Art Prints

Chloe with some of the framed art prints available on endemicworld 

You studied down at CPIT but you’re now in Auckland. What did you study, and what are you doing now?
I completed a Bachelor of Design in Applied Visual Arts last year in Christchurch and moved up to Auckland at the beginning of the year. I had planned to find a part-time job while I got my feet started as a practicing artist but I was overwhelmed with commissions that I never ended up getting a side job!

My work ranges from commercial illustration, personal commissions for people and any spare time is spent on my own artwork.

hug art print and tee

Chloe’s ‘Hug’ illustration is available on this Sophie Jo tee, and as a sweet art print (with matching ‘Kiss’ print too!)

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Chloe-Ruby-painting

Where do you create?
I have a studio in my house where I work all day, but when I need to get out I’ll take my work to a local cafe and take advantage of a new setting around people (and countless long blacks haha).

Working from home is definitely a challenge. I have to been really self disciplined and motivated, but coming straight from uni has been great because i’ve brought all of my work habits with me.

Chloe Ruby Lino Cut

Chloe uses loads of techniques to get the look she wants for each piece – from pencil sketching to hand-carved lino cut stamps

What are you working on creatively at the moment?
I have just finished some big jobs for the clothing shop Pagani doing illustrations for their Spring campaign, and illustrating books for the Ministry of Education.

Chloe Ruby art for pagani

Chloe’s custom illustrations for NZ clothing brand Pagani – love!

Right now I am so excited to have time to prepare some new work! I am working on a range of affordable mini prints, my work so far has been quite expensive and it’s so important to me that my art is accessible to everyone.

So hopefully i’ll have work to suit every budget ready for Christmas…

Chloe Ruby mini art print

One of Chloe’s new mini prints – work in progress…

Which NZ artists/designer(s) do you most look up to and why?
A couple of years ago Hayley King (Flox) spoke in Christchurch and I was so encouraged to see a woman who has created a full time career as an artist and mother. Her motivation and drive is so inspiring and also the steady development of her work is awesome to watch. She is one of those courageous women who see no limits and just shine.

Tell us about a dream project you’d love to work on…
I love collaborating and I love doing things that I know are making a positive influence on the world. So I suppose I would love to do illustration for humanitarian organisations. It’s been so cool seeing my work on new surfaces so working for clothing brands who have a huge priority on fair trade is something that would excite me.

Chloe Ruby Good Day

Chloe-Ruby-iphone-wallpapers

Chloe creates a new piece of artwork every week (free download for your desktop and iPhone wallpapers) for NZ charities Live for Tomorrow and Little Lot 

Fave music to create by?
Music is definitely so important in my work environment. But at the moment i’ve actually been enjoying listening to audio books haha. It’s a bit geeky but I love it, time flies by when I draw and listen to books.

 

Chloe posts loads of new work and goodies to her Facebook page – go check it out! www.facebook.com/ChloeSawyerArt

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See all our Chloe Ruby art prints over on endemicworld

 

Prints & Prods

We’re a little bit (ok, a lot) addicted to online window shopping… Imagining all the awesome interior looks we could create with cool new art prints on the wall and matching homeware and accessories. Which is your favourite?

ice cream art print and lamp

We can see this sweet, quirky pair decorating a little girl’s bedroom. The Ice Cream Dream art print by NZ designer Glenn Jones, served up alongside this super cute Ice Cream lamp from Iko Iko!

Kokako-Bird-Art-Print-and-Perfume

Such a pretty, feminine pair – the Kokako art print by Holly Roach and the floral packaging of NZ fashion designer Ingrid Starnes’ first ever perfume – Vetyver Bargamot Parfum – available from Bon Weekend.

Coffee Art Print and Keep Cup

Is it your Mr. Coffee Lover’s birthday coming up? We think the Hard Man Art Print and a stylish Keep Cup make a handsome team.

Owl Art Print and Vase

Teenage NZ artist Olivia Bezett creates dreamy pencil sketches of woodland creatures – her Owl Art Print would be a fairytale addition to any little or big girl’s bedroom, and you could match it with one of these ceramic Owls from Collected.

geometric-art-print-and-cushion

Make a bold style statement with these geometric, minimalist goodies. Art print (one of a series to choose from) by NZ-based, French-born graphic designer Solene Constant, and Black vs White cushion from LetLiv.

Letter-Art-Print-and-Cups

Calling all type geeks! Give your home office a contemporary style injection with the Ampersand framed art print, and a porcelain letter cup (for coffee or for your pens) featuring the letterforms of famous designer Arne Jacobsen, available in NZ from LetLiv.

 

 

Styled: Little Girls Haven

Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of…
Inspired by new endemicworld artist Olivia Bezett’s darling animal artworks, we’ve imagined a sugar sweet bedroom for a little girl.

Kids Art Print Bedroom

On the wall:

Our colour palette inspiration (greys and pinks) and woodland animals theme inspiration for this space – the Bambi art print, framed or unframed, by Olivia Bezett.

Sweet dreams! Floaty pink cloud wall decals from Good Regards.

Decorate a wall with this felt heart garland from Collected.

At bedtime:

Lovely Candyfloss-coloured pillowcase from LeeAnn Yare’s new bedding range, available from Collected.

Kids’ Bed Linen from The Foxes Den.

A sleepy bear hottie cover to cuddle up with this Autumn, crafted from vintage NZ wool and made by Zippitydoodah, on Felt.

A friend at the foot of the bed – the Bambi cushion, also from The Foxes Den.

At her bedside:

bean bag ottoman from Lujo – great used as a low table.

Woodland rabbit night light with a soft glow, available from Iko Iko.

A shaggy round rug – in kids’ size, from NZ company Kidzspace .

 

Styled: Mid Century Chic

Ooh, it’s been ages since we’ve done one of these!
Inspired by our new Parson Circle Art Print, we’ve put together a Mid-Century-loving space…

Tui Art Print Styled

From top left:

Parson Circle Art Print by Margaret Petchell, choose from framed or unframed at endemicworld.
Catherine David vintage-style pendant light, in a great shade called ‘Gull’.
The iconic Karlsson Flip Clock from LET LIV.
We think the green in this Plus Cushion (Cotton & Flax) picks up the greens in the Tui’s feathered chest.
This genuine Peter Hvidt Minerva Sofa might be from the 1950′s, but it would look amazing in our lounge room in 2013! From Mr Bigglesworthy.
The Geo Rug from LET LIV is a contemporary choice, but the colour and geo pattern make it a nice match for mid-century pieces.
Gorgeous retro-styled Metro Vase, handcrafted in New Zealand by Studio Ceramics, and available online at Iko Iko.
This super cool coffee table is a replica of the famous mid-century Eames CTW Table. Available in NZ through Nood.

 

The Coast of Golden Finds

Hey everyone, Kate here! Recently my in-laws kindly organised a family holiday to the Gold Coast, Australia. Although I was excited about a week of sunshine, I admit I was somewhat weary of the shopping and fossicking opportunities. How wrong I was. I only just managed to get my suitcase closed!

If you find yourself also heading to the coast of sun & sand, here is a list of places to seek out….
(We were based at Burleigh Heads so this guide is focused around that area.)

Burleigh Heads State School holds a regular market - on the first and third Sunday of every month. This is a good place to stock up on fresh local food. There was one couple selling vintage curiosities and a few cool fashion choices including these beautiful handmade clutch bags from Reinka Inka.


Hidden below the edge of the highway just up from James Street is a small cluster of coolness. Commune cafe got the tick from the kids. And according to the blackboard they do ‘meat free’ mondays and ‘ping pong’ sundays!

It is impossible to avoid a run (or walk) along the stunning waterfront. The good news is that after you have exerted some energy you can treat yourself to a decent coffee and fresh toasted banana bread with vanilla butter (mmmmmm) at Borough Barista.


In Burleigh, the heart of shopping is James Street. Here you will find your usual tourist requirements and more than a few interesting spots…

The Coin Laundry describe themselves as a fierce little fashion boutique.

Sean Scott Gallery stock a cool selection of Surf DVDs and vintage pottery.

If you like ELKE jewellery pop in to Carmels Designs and Homewares.

If you have kids, don’t go into DragonFly (you WILL buy something!).

At Le Deux Boutique I found myself a scarf so yummy I’m now enjoying winter.

Urban Groove is eclectic and fun, a perfect place for gift shopping.

Don’t miss the arcade with Village Homewares on the corner. Hiding down the lane is very sweet boutique, One Hundred Words (how cool is the flower wall) and Canteen Kitchen (more great coffee and banana bread).

And my all time favourite was Monsoon. A collection of oriental inspired homewards curated the bubbly Robyn Spratt.  Thankfully Robyn sells through Instagram. I will be going back for more.