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CRYSTAL CLEAR
CRYSTAL CLEAR

J Hill’s Standard are a maker of contemporary cut crystal objects. They are mouth blown and hand cut in Ireland. 

They work with International designers and have just collaborated with Martino Gamper in a series entitled Cuttings.


MANUSCRIPT MAGAZINE
MANUSCRIPT MAGAZINE

Manuscript Magazine is a menswear, visual arts, culture and design journal published quarterly.

It incorporates feature stories, news, reviews, profiles and shoots.

Manuscript Daily is a regular round up online of everything good that is happening in menswear in Australasia and Internationally. 

Check out their latest How To feature on Black Tie Dressing that I was interviewed for. 

Manuscript Daily


The Lane
The Lane

Crane Brothers are now featured on premiere wedding website The Lane.

The Lane is respected as the Australian wedding industry’s definitive online fashion directory.

The directory is a handpicked selection of the wedding industry’s most sought after designers and suppliers- meaning brides ( and grooms ) can rest assured their weddings are in the hands of true professionals.

The Lane


TOKYO MUSINGS
TOKYO MUSINGS

The average age of a Taxi Driver in Tokyo is nudging 60 but they drive like ninjas and road rage doesn’t exist. I havent heard a horn blown in anger. 

Not bad in a city of 13 million.

Other things I have learnt this week:

The elderly are active, healthy, respected members of society

The food and shopping is better than you’ve heard

There is very little litter yet hardly any rubbish bins

There is no gum on the pavement

There are no fat people (slight generalisation as they do have Sumo and tourists)

There are very few …

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SENDING MY REGARDS
SENDING MY REGARDS

Our show at Fashion Week tomorrow will be the first show I haven’t been present at in 15 years. 

Someone, whose opinion I respect, emailed congratulating me on the fact that I must have a great team around me to be able to leave the country assured in the knowledge that everything was in hand. I do.

My right hand man, on all matters Crane, Ben St George is fantastic support and will be running things again in my absence. But his influence extends much further than that with very little of what we make or show not being …

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MATT ELLWOOD
MATT ELLWOOD

Matt Ellwood opened his first solo exhibition since representation with Melanie Roger Gallery this evening in Auckland.

Il Fumo Tom Ford is, in part, a parody of consumerism in all its various guises. 

What shines through is the skill Matt has with traditional mediums, including charcoal, and his incredible ability to produce such graphic work.