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Studio Home  Julia Atkinson โœŒ๐ŸผWaving the flag for creative brands/people/products from NZ + Australia since '08.๐Ÿ’กTo be relaunched Sept'17 ๐Ÿก@studiohome_ju

http://www.studiohomeonline.com/

CHANGES on the way ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ You may have noticed things have been pretty quiet..in fact this is the longest period EVER that I haven't blogged on Studio Home.
The bottom line is, I am 9.5 years in....and despite thinking I would gun for a big 10 year refresh, I quite simply can't make it.
As I look around other "blogs" and larger platforms reporting regularly on the design and art world I love, I no longer feel the motivation to compete. The relationships I have built and positive affect Studio Home has had on independent brands, artists and creative enterprise down under really does fill me with satisfaction - but the fact is, there are sites doing this MUCH better than me now.
Not only that - brands and businesses are doing such a brilliant job at shining their OWN lights now, interviewing their muses and connecting with like minded audiences - Studio Home in its current form is beginning to feel obsolete in that sense.
So I want to take it in directions that interest ME!
I want to share my own ideas on things, stories, the stories of those I admire, interiors, edits curated with my favourite abstract artists / independent stores/...i want to hold panel discussions with experts I respect and share the results and bring you my own advice around home and how to make it your own. My lists are long!

This will also allow me a better space to merge my social and strategy consulting work that I so enjoy doing with small business. It feels right to include the ideas I have on this plus my upcoming online courses - all as one under Studio Home ....which is subsequently the world of Julia Atkinson.

In many ways - the introductions remain, but they won't be so individually brand focused. They will be focused on YOU and I.
I don't want to continue joining in on the noise...because there is a lot. My plan with this is to take the pressure of myself and instead bring you totally unique content from a really normal human (with art, interiors, garden issues) place.
You have trusted me for this long to deliver stuff that interests you .... so give this change a chance xx
Site underway - and I better get writing!
I think this will all be BETTER!! Love, Ju โœŒ

Yes it's been a little silent in my corner as BIG changes on the boil for the Studio Home world !
Before we get into that - I am desperately seeking a web designer to take this vision forward. I'd love to work with a local (NZ) freelancer who can take a pretty well established, tight brief and improve on these ideas. Designers with a personal interest exploring content in blogs and social media preferred. Not looking to recreate the wheel - simply wanting to use the best oil I can find.
I already have a new visual identity in the works, so this is entirely about the website format and functionality.

Thanks my friends - please share with your clever people.
Touch base with me via DM.
Ju xo

Melbourne friends! Look out for our collab partner @mushamaandme at @finders_keepers tomorrow! Try on our TEAM.WORK Rain Cape in person! .

#studiohometeamwork #mushamaandme #handmade #newzealandmade #melbourne #melbournefinderskeepers

๐Ÿ’กNZ designers and artists - this is your chance to take your work up a notch by entering the @boltofcloth Textile Design Award. This is SUCH a terrific opportunity provided to you by a local company and a really unique chance to have your work produced in the commercial arena. @boltofcloth have created some beautiful fabrics in collaboration with past winners....and perhaps the next will be YOU!
Pictured here is part of the collection designed by last years winner; @nellieryan_design - as featured in @homestylemag and on @studiohome. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผClick on link in my profile for the full details AND tag in those talented friends!! ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿผ . ๐Ÿ“ธby @whfenwick for @homestylemag ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ#boltofclothtextileaward #boltofcloth #homestylemag #nellieryandesign

It was a HARD choice but this beauty by @ellaquaint is my favourite of the rich and diverse collection of work on display (using recycled wine barrel boards as their canvas!!) in the @thepaperrainproject x @framinghamwines #framinghamunderground exhibition. Interviews with artist AND collection preview via link in my profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ#thepaperrainproject #ellaquaint #nzart #newzealandart #licaltalent #blenheimnz

Say hi to Indigo and Wills Rowe - creative forces and savvy thinkers behind the @thepaperrainproject. I interviewed them PLUS a collection of top NZ artists that they collaborate with about their thoughts on art, group shows and viewing work "in person". On the blog now friends ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผโ˜๐ŸผGreat pic by @rachaelbrownphotography #thepaperrainproject #nzart #newzealandart #framinghamunderground

A visual feast of New Zealand art on the blog for you with the latest creative venture by @thepaperrainproject.
Providing their handcrafted, recycled wine barrel, skate board decks to some of our most exciting visual artists, the result is a truly diverse collection showing now at @framinghamwines Underground space as well as online.
We preview the show as well as quizzing the founders, hosts AND selection of artists on their motivation to be involved in a group projects, what Art means to them and the magic of viewing work in person. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผlink in my profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ . Segment of beautiful board by @baileysalchemyartist
#studiohomeinterview #thepaperrainproject #framinghamunderground #nzart #newzealandart #marlborough #blenheimnz .

Detail from the @so_watt_studio modern day, writing bureau. Yes! Bring these back! Explore their world now via link in my profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿผ#sowattstudio #studiohomeinterview #australiandesign #writingbureau #furnituredesign

@so_watt_studio is more than just a design brand; offering a full custom design and make service, they work with clients to bring their ideas to life!
I asked what motivates the duo to continue working with others when they could just close the doors and solely offer their own product line? "Even though it might not seem like it, all designers actually do this!
They have to in order to pay the gigantic prototyping costs for their own designs bills. The difference for us is that we actually love sharing the experiences and projects we have with our clients, they are our main source of inspiration! Itโ€™s great to have a different challenge to tackle every week and to work with clients from completely different industries. Sometimes, when weโ€™re working on a design for a client, we will come across a new material that we then end up incorporating into our own pieces. We also try and think of the work we do for clients as a collaboration with them, not an assignment. While we might have the design qualifications โ€“ theyโ€™re the ones that will be living or working with the finished product every day!" Read the rest on the blog now - an interesting insight into down under design. Link in my profile ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿผ .

#studiohomeinterview #sowattstudio #australiandesign #industrialdesign #localdesign

@so_watt_studio have stepped beyond being just "ones to watch"....I'm pretty sure they are HERE!
This weeks feature is basically a Case Study revealing how young designers can join forces to achieve their own creative goals propelled by a healthy flow of client based work.
Some great nuggets of advice in here! โœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผlink in my profile #studiohomeinterview #australiandesign #sowattstudio #sydney #furnituredesign #industrialdesign

Laaaast chance to enter to win a @mushamaandme x Studio Home RAIN CAPE! Drawing comp tomorrow - open to all those living down under and loving being out in the air (but remaining dry and protected from the wind). Link in my profile โœจโœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿผโœจ#studiohometeamwork #mushamaandme #nzdesign #newzealanddesign #madeinnewzealand #raincape #raincoat #bikelife

The @mushamaandme x Studio Home Rain Cape is perfect for tucking away sweet babes in slings to keep dry while carrying on with life outside! - also plenty of chances to WIN still! Drawn on Thursday x ๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿผโ˜๐Ÿผlink in my profile #studiohometeamwork #newzealanddesign #nzdesign #locallymade #mushamaandme #raincape #raincoat

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