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Conversātiō: In the Company of Bees by Anne Noble (Massey University Press, $60) Could this book be any more magical? Its author, Anne Noble, is one of Aotearoa’s preeminent photographers and here, with art curator/writer Zara Stanhope and book designer Anna Brown, she’s collected her work on honeybees to create a thing of beauty that will bring you joy forever, from screen-printed cloth cover to cover. Ten years ago, Anne installed a hive at the bottom of her Wellington garden. In time, observing the bees going about their business changed the way she saw the world, reframing it as
One of several new troves making Auckland’s Grey Lynn the place to be, 159Design gathers together a bunch of leading trade brands under a single roof to form a design centre that’s a very handy hub for textiles, furniture, flooring and hardware. A must-see assemblage of showrooms within a showroom, it lets you build a mental or material moodboard as you stroll through the space, picking up ideas and samples while swapping a whole lot of stops for just the one. 159design.co.nz
There was no other path in life for Sarah Ellison than a creative one, and it’s recently led to her eponymous brand becoming available to you in store and online at Slow.  Sarah, your career has evolved from fashion design to magazine styling to designing for your own furniture and accessories brand, launched in 2017. Are you achieving what you set out to? If only I’d had enough foresight to have planned it all! Really, I’ve been fortunate that one thing slowly led to another. I could never have imagined when I started in my 20s that I’d be


At age 18, Josephine Jelicich moved from Auckland to Wellington to study nursing. So far, so good, except that she ended up hating it, so she changed course to embrace something she’d always secretly wanted to do — go to art school. Enrolling at Massey University to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she became obsessed with making things, frustrated by her lack of understanding of how to do so and admiring of a particular art school technician who was a skilled woodworker — all of which led her to follow graduation with an additional year of study at Nelson’s
From a large, light, shared space in Wellington’s Anvil House, Kirsty Lillico creates amazing artworks using textiles as her main medium — cast-off carpet, to be exact. Sometimes she buys offcuts or end-of-rolls from carpet shops, sometimes she finds it on the street, and once, she scored a really good stash of white shagpile that was being ripped out of an apartment on the waterfront, got a trolley to load it onto and wheeled it back to her studio. Kirsty, how did your practice come to take this particular direction? I suppose it started during my Master of Fine
In a little house in Mount Maunganui, not far from the beach, lives a pianist, a potter, a journalist and maker Josh Ford Taylor. Josh’s parents’ place is just up the road — and that’s where he works, keeps all his equipment and has his kiln in the back garden. So Josh, who were some of the people in your life who encouraged you to pursue a career as an artist? Early on at Mount Maunganui Primary School, I had some really great teachers who encouraged art and design. With one, Joanne Rye, we’d do a still-life drawing every


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