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PETER MCLEAVEY POP UP
PETER MCLEAVEY POP UP

Peter McLeavey Gallery are running a pop up gallery in Wellington over the next couple of months. It all kicks off 31 July.

Featuring works by W D Hammond, John Reynolds, Sherrie Levine, Barbara Kruger, Richard Killeen, Ava Seymour, Yvonne Todd, Andrew Barber, Matt Hunt and friends. 

 


HOP CARD
HOP CARD

I don’t use a lot of public transport but my kids do and that involves regular coin raids for bus money.

I know it is early days but I was excited by what HOP proposed with their new card (remember this was the second choice after the doomed Snapper experiment and a large amount of our ratepayer money).

My excitement has very quickly disappeared followed by absolute frustration with a very poorly designed website that doesn’t do half the things it should.

The payment function in particular is very buggy.

It is no wonder that council haven’t …

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TIMES THE CHARM - JOHN LOBB
TIMES THE CHARM - JOHN LOBB

John Lobb is one of my favourite brands and I love this hand-drawn film they have produced for their 2015 collection.

It is set in an urban landscape of London, displayed in a new, refreshing way, covering Portobello Road market, East London’s bustling riverside, Primrose Hill, a pun-packed art gallery, a Beatles-esque psychedelic interlude and a fish and chip shop (inevitably called The Sole Plaice), while displaying a wide range of Johh Lobb’s signature shoes.

From the Jodhpur II to the William II taking in the Wareham, the Livonia and the Yardley….the shoes appearing ‘as themselves’ only …

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SWITH / BOARD / ROOM
SWITH / BOARD / ROOM

Switch / Board / Room is a new exhibition of unique collages and paintings by Gavin Hurley. 

The works feature gatherings of men, collectively concentrating upon the switches, dials and readings of large clunky computers, listening attentively hunched around board room tables or leaning casually back on office chairs. 

Spectacles, waistcoats, linen and ties - measuring instruments, pencils and paper. 

Attention and concern, labour and endeavour. 

Starts July 30 at Melanie Roger Gallery.


NEW PENHALIGONS DELIVERY
NEW PENHALIGONS DELIVERY

In the late 1860’s, William Henry Penhaligon left his native Penzance on the picturesque south west coast of England, and came to London to establish himself as a barber.

By 1870 William had a thriving business supplying perfumes, toilet waters and pomades to the aristocracy.  

He secured his reputation by creating scents for the nobility. Blenhiem Bouquet, created for the Duke of Marlborough, was to become a particular favourite of another distinguished member of that family, Winston Churchill.

Gentlemen’s scents up to this time were usually rich and floral; Blenheim Bouquet was one of the first citrus scents …

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CAREW KITCHEN
CAREW KITCHEN

I always like seeing new business ideas that are well executed and well branded.

Carew Kitchen make fresh handpressed Almond milk that is raw, gluten free, vegan with no refined sugar.

They don’t have a website yet but are on Instagram and you can email them.

Carew Kitchen