Friday May 17 2013
We're thrilled to have Kuwaii install a beautiful, soft and sweet hanging display of paint-dipped pipes. Soft carnation pink fades into a daffodil yellow in a suspended cluster. Read more about Kuwaii and the new AW13 Regalia range on our installations page here.
Coincidentally, they've just released this gorgeous short film for their Regalia collection as well.
Kuwaii's Regalia AW13 collection is currently in store and online.
Tuesday May 14 2013
SLEEP WORK VERNER canvasses concepts of work and how we dress in line with modern day ambitions including uniforms, the internet, work and our concept of luxury.
The season highlights work wear shapes that cross over into outerwear and sportswear, diluting them into easy to apply pieces seen as a metaphor to laziness and "working from your bed". Some pieces include a feather doona and a baseball cap doubled as a visor where garments are sealed with softer closures like woven elastics opposing heavy technologies such as zips and buttons.
The collection opens with printed silks featuring the work of internationally renowned Australian painter Stephen Giblet, who offered a work from his exhibition Plumes, the piece entitled "If I Can't Have It, No one Can". This series of work produces hyper-real paintings based on images extracted from the Internet: the house in flames becomes the exemplar of a society undergoing severe economic upheaval.
To VERNER the way we work and our attitude towards it should see a massive change into the way we apply ourselves to the way we live authentically.
SLEEP WORK VERNER is a symphony of changing times and the challenge of adaptability to survive in the modern world.
SLEEP WORK VERNER is now currently in store and online at Monk House Design.
Wednesday May 08 2013
One of our favorite labels here at MHD, ffiXXed, have produced a stunning collection of light, layer-able pieces that transcend the season and can be worn all year round. In true ffiXXed style, many pieces wrap, fold and tuck to create multiple looks from the one garment. With comfortable, high-quality fabrics at the forefront of the collection, the longevity of each garment is the objective.
The navigation of globalized spaces begins with certain questions of the body; how it engages international networks, natural environments, personal spaces and where, within constant working rhythms, it feels most comfortable.
With these questions in mind, the current collection from ffiXXed presents a series of garments that encourage a re-appropriation of productive cycles, exploring various cultural and aesthetic forms they suggest new associations, movements and rhythms. Always trying to find spaces on non-work within work, the collections from ffiXXed continually elaborate new ways, means and modes of working and being together.
Wednesday May 08 2013
We are thrilled to be featured in Issue #16 of Pitch online zine. With lovely words by Laura Perm-Jardin and beautiful photos by Maggie Beatrice, we are quite humbled and flattered.
Thanks so much guys! Click here to read.