Tuesday, September 16, 2014

retrovision style


 
our Retrovision store is buzzing along with a lot of great retro things finding new homes. The bedsides are upcycled repurposed units from our workshop. Whereas the all original retro sofa was a find that deserved a second life. I love taking photos of retro furniture. The gleam of the wood features and the textures and colours interest me a lot. 
 


Saturday, September 13, 2014

more orange



 
more photos from the orange colour study that I did last month. With major AMETI road works taking place in Panmure, there is an abundance of the colour orange everywhere - street signs, road cones, plastic mesh etc.

Friday, September 12, 2014

start skipping


This photo was taken at Miss 7s school where she participated in the skip off. Here she is waiting  anxiously for the buzzer to go off so that she can start skipping.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

more retro chairs

 

 we have some very interesting chairs coming into Retrovision at the moment. The Storkline chairs are perfect for an outdoor setting (they easily fold up for transportation) or use when extra guests turn up. The armchairs below are classic 1960s cool with scissor styled armrests.
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

take a seat


 

this retro chair is becoming a favourite of mine for taking impromptu portraits. First up is my beloved Mr B who insisted that a sheepskin be put over the back of the chair before he took a seat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

street rubbish




a quick study of the rubbish that is left in our street. What happened to cleaning up after ourselves????

Monday, September 8, 2014

the rubbish trolley



 
This supermarket trolley full of rubbish appeared at top of our street. It sat there undisturbed for almost 2 weeks (I guess no one wanted to clean it up.)
 
I was intrigued with the question of who was responsible for the rubbish? the person who put the rubbish in the trolley of course - but when they abandoned it in our street, who became responsible then? the residents in our street? the Council? the supermarket trolley owners? I waited and watched...
 
a contractor for Pak-n-Save came to claim it early one morning by simply tipping all the rubbish into a heap on the grass verge and taking the trolley away. He was reported to the Auckland Council and had to return and remove the rubbish... question answered!