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No Place Like Home With Meadowlark
Like a Tom Jones track - NZ jewellery label Meadowlark's latest purrs "What's new pussycat?' with a collection inspired by the feline kind.
Their golds and silvers are the ones we so often find on our fingers or shining nicely around our wrists (especially a small silver heart we recieved in the letterbox not so long ago and has forever been a permanent fixture).
Husband and wife Meadowlark duo, Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont, take us inside the place they call home for a close up on just where the magic begins.
What do you love about your suburb?
There is a great feeling in Grey Lynn - it's one of those dark and quiet places at night where you can just tell that there are people still up and doing creative things. Plus everything is in walkable distance - our favourite cafes, bars and fashion stores.
Where do you do most of your collection brainstorming?
We are always thinking and talking about design in general but when we are in the midst of making a new collection, I design in my mind while relaxing and Greg designs a lot while he is in the workshop. We pull our ideas together and expand them a lot of the time in the lounge where it is most cosy.
What vibe do you try and convey within your home?
I'd like to think it's a welcoming home where our friends never want to leave! But I don't think we try to have any vibe in particular, I try to make it feel clean by having a lot of white, this is a reaction to the house being quite dark and old. But we mostly just own things we love and I generally think that whatever you love ends up making your style.
What is your guilty pleasure in the homewares department?
What isn't?! We have too much art for the walls, we have far too many plates and cups and far too much bedding. I guess those are our guilty pleasures.
Where are some of the more unusual places you have picked up something for your home?
Everything we have usually comes from friends or shops. But I did once pick up a cool jewellery/storage box from the side of the road. But that's about it.
Favourite thing in your home?
This is a seriously hard question because I only buy things I love, I avoid buying things for practical reasons. The best thing we own though is seriously useful and looks like it came from the 80's - a Vitamix. We use it everyday for smoothies and sauces and soups. How boring to be so practical!