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Y S COLLECTIVE
Y S COLLECTIVE

Y S Collective are a trio of young designers based in Mount Manganui.

They possibly ride fixed gear bikes, surf, enjoy a healthy work life balance and complain about the lack of cold brew coffee but I am assuming this as I’ve never met them.

They have however been nominated in this years Best Awards for their Queen and Duke Coat stands and I do know you have to be pretty good to be nominated in this category.

Here at Crane Brothers we are always partial to a piece of nicely designed furniture, especially when it involves clothing so …

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MONOCLE X CRANE BROTHERS
MONOCLE X CRANE BROTHERS

I am excited to be sharing with you that Crane Brothers will be partnering with Monocle Magazine this October.

As part of the global launch of their latest book The Monocle Guide to Good Business we will be hosting their editorial team for a book signing.

In addition we will be housing a seasonal pop up Monocle shop, featuring many of the Monocle products, such as their hugely successful collaboration with Porter Bags as well as a comprehensive selection of Stationary, Air Freighted Magazines and publications.

Monocle was launched as a magazine briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and …

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ADIDAS ZXFLUX
ADIDAS ZXFLUX

I am loving this new app from Adidas.

The app allows you to upload your own photo print on to an upper and effectively build your own shoe.

You can view them in 360 degrees and post them to social media sites.

My pair is in Crane Brothers colours.

 


CRANE BROTHERS BULLETIN
CRANE BROTHERS BULLETIN

Our Bulletin is a great way to stay in touch with what we are doing.

It is where we announce new product sourcing and deliveries, invites to events and developments.

It is only available to subscribers and there are many ways to sign up.

Now we have added another way: Subscribe to Bulletin on Facebook.


IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6

Today is day 6 of my iPhone 6 experience.

Here is what I have learnt so far :

It is bigger which takes more re adjusting than you’d think

The design has improved significantly

Camera is better

Battery seems better ( my pet hate with the 5 & 5S )

IOS8 updates all make sense

It doesn’t overheat as much

It is very slippery, make sure you get a case

I won’t be buying the watch

Thankfully it uses same hardware as the 5S (apart from case which is why you will need a new one)

My inbox still has 20 …

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ONE OF US CANNOT BE WRONG
ONE OF US CANNOT BE WRONG

Sam Mitchell has a new exhibition starting at my Art Friends gallery this evening.

The Leonard Cohen lyric and recent time spent in the deep south are strong influences in this large body of work.

Ceramics of varying size and shape are painted in china blue with maritime characters, early settlers as well as up-standing rural citizens such as Young Farmer of the Year and Miss Southland. 

The exhibition starts Spetember 24 and runs until October 18.