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CURIO NOIR
CURIO NOIR

It was great to see a new relaunched Curio Noir last night. 

The range has been re packaged and streamlined as a luxury candle collection with the addition of a new scent and new boxes.

The product has always been divine and now it is just that little bit better.

 

 


PETER STICHBURY
PETER STICHBURY

 

It is great to see Peter Stichbury showing back in New Zealand with a suite of nine new works on paper.
Executed in coloured pencil on a dark grey paper the drawings are exquisitely detailed and employ delicate lines and subtle chiaroscuro to reveal their characters in a style reminiscent of early silver gelatin photography. The nine works are each portraits - head shots of neatly groomed male figures with pensive stares. 

Peter has titled the exhibition ‘Sources and Methods’, a term used to describe the practice of intelligence collection and analysis. The individual titles of the drawings, each being the …
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IL BUCO PIZZA
IL BUCO PIZZA

After nearly 25 years of working in High Street and Vulcan Lane I have pretty much exhausted every option when it comes to food and struggle to get too excited with anything.

Thankfully my Art Friend makes a very good lunch box and these days I generally eat at my desk. 

There are days (especially weekends) when I do need to venture out and try the local fare so I am very excited by the opening of Il Buco Pizza in Vulcan Lane.

The site, next to Melba is their second site after Ponsonby.

They have done a great job …

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CHRISTCHURCH GALLERY TRUST FUNDRAISER
CHRISTCHURCH GALLERY TRUST FUNDRAISER

Crane Brothers is pleased to be involved again in 2014 with the Christchurch Art Gallery Trusts gala fundraiser. This year the event is themed by artist Bill Culbert who represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

As well as being a great excuse to get out my Tux and frock up with my Art Friend it is also for a good cause.

The food this year is being prepared especially by British Chef super couple Fergus and Margot Henderson.

Fergus Henderson is famous for revolutionizing British food coining the nose to tail movement. He has just been awarded …

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WORK FOR US
WORK FOR US

We are looking for a new staff member to join our Auckland team.

The role is full time, predominantly store based and includes weekends.

If you want to know more please email myself directly. 


WORKROOM
WORKROOM

Our workroom is full of Spring Suits in the final throes of completion so it’s a great time of year to shoot and share some of the things we have been working on and completing. 

This charcoal nailhead made-to-measure double breasted suit with pleated trousers in Drago ‘Cortina’ super 130s pure wool is particularly photogenic.