Wishing all our clients, suppliers, friends and family a very Merry Christmas for 2011!
The concept for this year's Christmas Bauble card centres around the world we live in; a world effected by deforestation. Imagine if all the Christmas trees at the Christmas Tree Farm were suddenly made untouchable. We would have to find another way to celebrate Christmas, well at least the Christmas tree side of things. In this Christmas card Enoki suggests that we don't have to do too much to change our ways. We can just step into our garden and 'Decorate a living tree'. Christmas can be celebrated outside in the sunshine!
DESIGN BY JUDD CRUSH [ENOKI]
Earlier this year, we blogged about 'The Little Van That Could' - an old van rescued from the dump and turned into a mobile party trailer for hire. Monique and her van were featured in the latest edition of Frankie magazine. Check out the delightful image above!
Three Birds is a delightful new comer to the shopping strip along Mt. Barker Rd, Stirling. Co-owned by Jo, Kate and Alana they stock a large range of homewares, gifts and furnishings, including our Cumulus pendants. If your cruising past, look out for the two Cumulus' floating in the shop window!
Now an annual tradition, the Stylecraft 'Design A Ginger' competition was held last Thursday night at the Waymouth St showroom. Ten design firms were provided with the basics for constructing a Gingerbread House, to create their take on what constitutes a Gingerbread House. Entries ranged from a reindeer head, a cuckoo clock, Mies Van Der Rohes' 'Barcelona Pavilion', a scene from 'Occupy Adelaide' and a gingerbread version of Artichoke magazine, dubbed 'Gingerchoke'. Our entry (pictured above), titled "The Enoki-oki-ans from Hackberry Lane", encompassed a large enoki mushroom with steps leading up to a shelter growing organically from its stem. Judged by Mossop Group, our entry was awarded first place! A big thanks to the Stylecraft team for putting the event together and we hope Meals on Wheels enjoy all the entries.
Council of Objects is a brand new store located on the eastern border of central Adelaide. Housed within one of the old East End Market buildings, Council of Objects represent a variety of artisan disciplines. The contemporary collection of all Australian designed objects includes ceramics, glass, jewellery, timber wares, furniture, textiles and our Cumulus pendants. Pop in and you will find two Cumulus pendants on show, along with a myriad of divine products.
Look out Blakesview, Siroc Espresso Bar has landed!
In a recent interior and graphic collboration, the Enoki team were engaged to create the coporate identity and signature look for Siroc Espresso Bar. With a clean contemporary approach to materiality and form, Siroc sits in the centre of Blakesview Shopping Centre; a spot for shoppers to pause and enjoy a beverage. Surrounded by communal seating, the espresso bar is clad with Carrera marble, feature tiles and timber veneer, whilst above hang Tom Dixson pendants. The signature black, white and yellow logo creates a bold signature, easily identifiable with the Siroc brand. Make sure you visit Robyn for the best coffee north of the city!
DESIGN TEAM SUSANNA BILARDO, VI NGUYEN AND JUDD CRUSH [ENOKI]
Situated amoungst picturesque Stirling in the Adelaide Hills, Aptos Cruz Galleries is a local institution for all things art and design orientated. In amoungst designer furniture from brands such as Magis, Fritz Hansen and Hay, sit sculptors and hung art by local and international artists. Aptos Cruz are also our local stockist for the Enoki Children's Soup Rugs. If you haven't been up to this stunning showroom, it is well worth a visit.
Hola Tasca Viva!
As the newest addition to Glenelg's bustling Mosely Square, Tasca Viva provides a distinctive Spanish oasis for devouring tapas and sipping sangria. Upon first inspection it is an eclectic combination of finishes and fittings, yet this space is layer upon layer of complementary ideas. When open, a garage style awning window folds up, allowing internal and external dining areas to combine. Unique patterns and motifs sit comfortably next to one another; from columns clad with hand painted tiles to custom suspended ceilings with back lit laser cut designs. Humour and light-heartedness is communicated through custom graphic work, such as the main entry wall and amenities signage. A sense of warmth is ever present, through terracotta tones and the notion of hand crafted.
DESIGN TEAM SUSANNA BILARDO, ALEX MOECK AND JUDD CRUSH [ENOKI]
Located in the design hub of Surry Hills NSW, Planet Commonwealth is an all Australian design house, stocking beautifully crafted furniture and homewares. Its ethos is centered around five key factors; the use of natural fibres, fine crafting, sustainability, integrity and style. As our New South Wales representive, the Cumulus Pendants are available from Planet Commonwealth in store and online at www.planetfurniture.com.au.
Inadesignerhome otherwise known as idh, is a delicious online store stocking a number of Enoki products, amoungst a broad collection of lighting, home accessories, indoor and outdoor furniture. The Cumulus lighting range, Zig Zag table, Alphabet Soup and Soup rugs collection are featured alongside the likes of Dinosaur Designs, Sixhands and Muuto. Head to http://inadesignerhome.com.au/ for a designer's feast!
... here, there and everywhere! South Australian's can head to Aura Objects, Eco Outdoor, Council of Objects, Little Bird on Chapel or Three Birds for the Cumulus lighting family; Aptos Cruz Galleries for the Soup Rug collection and Out of the Cot or Adelaide Flower House for Alphabet Soup. Cumulus lovers interstate can head to Planet Comonwealth in NSW and the Assembly Hall or Kif and Katast in Victoria. Or if you're after a spot of online shopping, idh (inadesignerhome) represent the Cumulus family, Soup Rugs, Alphabet Soup and the Zig Zag table, whilst Project82 have the Soup Rugs. Head to our website for all contact details.
The Sexuate Subjects Exhibition was held in London earlier this year, as part of the international interdisciplinary Sexuate Subjects conference. Jane Lawrence and Rachel Hurst exhibited a collection of abstract t-shirts, responding to the work of three distinguished contemporary Australian design partnerships including Enoki:
“Each design partnership was selected as a pertinent study for the ties that bind professional and private lives. The pieces were derived from spatial and structural analyses of works from each couple’s practice, and imbued with perceived qualities of tensions and tolerances within their pairing.
Enoki’s piece was constructed from the conventional materials and techniques of architectural representation - crafted from detail and tracing paper. It was cut and inscribed with plans and dimensions, Enoki graphics and forms and text relating to their design work. Traditional dressmaking craft and materials – fine white cotton were also used as an allusion to the everyday, which underwrites the constancy of long-standing partnerships. Deliberate asymmetry in the piece implied that partnerships are not always equal; the varying degrees of translucency and opacity suggest that for every coupling there are degrees of difference and alignment. The loose threads in each work allude to the notion that there is always more work to be done.
Designed as work to be viewed in the round, the delicate piece is to be hung or suspended within a slipstream of air. The fluttering and whirling movement of the intentionally fragile garment is a metaphor for the often tenuous and turbulent nature of close associations.”
(written by Jane Lawrence)
On Friday 16th September, the city streets of Adelaide were taken over with park installations left, right and centre! Park(ing) Day 2011 was a roaring success, sparking much interest and topical conversation. There were exercise bikes, pop-up libraries, city gardens and many places to sit, observe and ponder.
The Enoki installation was a whimsical approach to 'park' with the use of an heirloom swing set, a recycled timber canopy branching off a silver birch trunk and handcrafted botanical elements. It was a play on innocence, by gone times and ideal everyday. All materials used were either borrowed or recycled.
A big thanks must go to the co-ordinators of Adelaide Park(ing) Day! And a shout out to the People's Choice Award recipients Woods Bagot and the Social Epi UniSA team for receiving the President's Choice Award. For more info and images check out http://www.adelaideparkingday.com/.
Enoki will again be taking part in Parking Day, happening tomorrow all over the Adelaide CBD. This year's event has more than doubled, with 37 carparks being invaded with pure creativity. Our installation is situated on Rundle Street, so take a break during your day and enjoy the sunshine from under a forest canopy, filled with flowers and cranes and featuring an heirloom swing. See you there!
Recently introduced to Enoki, Desire to Inspire is a charming blog curated by one Canadian and one Australian; both devotees of design. Friend of Enoki, photographer James Knowler, was featured in the blog; including photos of the Collison, Freschi, Brammy Kyprianou and Blair Residence. Take a gander... it's well worth a look!
One week on from Saturday in Design 2011, the buzz of the event has only just settled. A large cohort of Adelaidian's made their way to Sydney, thanks to the generosity of Interface Flor. From dawn till dusk, designers could be spotted a mile away sporting bright coral lanyards. Filling the streets of Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Alexandria, Redfern and Chippendale, showrooms burst open with an array of products and installations. Food was constantly on rotation and the drinks continued to flow as designers explored themed realms of furniture, sitting amoungst pop colours and new textures. Highlights included Jardan, Stylecraft (and the Stylecraft afterparty), Zenith, Artisan Workshop, Interface Flor, Corporate Culture, Hub Furniture, Schiavello and Spence + Lyda. Oh and who could forget the bags from Tongue + Groove!
See you next year in Melbourne!
The refurbishment of the Mansfield Park Hotel, was recently featured in the June/July 2011 issue of 'Hotel SA' magazine. Enoki worked in collaboration with Samantha Agostino on the planning for the extension, resulting in a complete facelift to the existing building. Credit is due to the entire team; in particular the Matthews Group and HT Constructions. The interior features original pieces by Agostino + Brown; check out their website for the entire hand crafted range.
On the night of Sunday 24th July, a Lollipop, Dog, Fire and Drum Kit were rolled away; Cumulus' floated back into boxes; and a couple of Zig Zags made their way back into containers. Design:Made:Trade was at an end for another year, leaving behind a legacy of creative new products, unleashed upon designers, architects, artists and design lovers alike. New friendships were formed with Design by Them, Xavier + Me, Write to Me Stationary, Designed in Brunswick, The Mod Collective, Under There and Jo Melrose Design. Fellow South Australian's Daniel + Emma provided a spot for a browse and read, whilst the Jam Factory proved yet again what talent they cultivate. All in all it was a highly successful weekend, from which positive responses and compliments left Cumulus' beaming.
"Calling all design lovers!"
As part of Melbourne's State of Design Festival, Design:Made:Trade opens today at the Royal Exhibition Building (running from Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 July). Enoki is unveiling a line of new products including Cumulus Wall Lights, a new and improved Cumulus Floor Light and the Zig Zag Table (see above images). So if you have a spare moment in Melbourne town, wander down and have a gander.
The Soup Rugs have already been shown at Bowerbird. Later this month they will travel to Melbourne to be part of Design Made Trade. They enrich any space and engage users to interact with them. The fire rug asks 'sit next to me', and the dog rug is a 'best friend'. If you find yourself in Melbourne between the 21st and the 24th of July please pay them a visit.
Like a cloud in a stage set, the Cumulus Floor Lamp suspends its ethereal shade from a pivoting arm which adjusts by sliding a metal counterweight up or down. Made from either solid Tasmanian Oak or American Walnut, with lamp cord available in red, black or grey. Like the rest of the Cumulus family, Cumulus Floor comes in flat pack boxes and is easy to assemble.
We welcome the arrival of Dunks & Unley; a quaint and quirky blend of cafe and second hand furniture store. Located on the corner of Dunks St and Unley Rd, aromatic coffee, sweet treats and savoury bites can be devoured amoungst second hand furniture pieces or out in the inviting courtyard.
Whilst playing Alphabet Soup, Enoki's interactive learning game, children and adults can enjoy time together in the kitchen. A colourful soup bowl and spoon are tools for scooping up alphabet cards that match up with corresponding icon cards. Printed on durable cardboard and wrapped in an icon-covered tea towel, this product makes a perfect gift for any young child.
Interactive learning game includes tea towel, soup bowl and spoon, alphabet and icon cards. Bowls and spoons available in red, orange, yellow or green. For sales and stockists enquiries send an email to email@example.com.
Enoki exhibited at Bowerbird Bazaar in 2011 after 2 years away developing their product offerings. The event was a huge success. Three days of wonderful food by 'Let them eat' and 'Red Door Bakery' and great coffee by 'Espresso Royale'. We shared the experience with other great designers and craftspeople like Adelaide's 'Lex Stobie', beautiful clothing by 'Nell Design', and winter warmers by 'Otto & Spike'. We hope to see you all again at BB October 2011.
Three days to Bowerbird Bazaar @ Queen's Street Theatre!
The Enoki boardroom plays host to all components of the cumulus pendants, alphabet soup and more. See you there this Friday, from 4pm onwards.
Enoki will be re-releasing the Cumulus light fitting in a range of different shade fabrics at the up-coming designer market Bowerbird between May 6 and 8. Take a look at this recent photograph of the Cumulus Pendant. At Bowerbird we will also be launching the Cumulus in its newest form, the floor lamp. Hope to see you there!
In a recent project the biggest challenge was to create the feeling of space within a small space. In this bathroom that includes a basin, toilet and shower alcove, there was a footprint of only 1.6mSq. With the use of a large mirror on the wall opposite the entrance to the room, the removal of built in cabinetry, and large white tiles, space was achieved.
DESIGN BY SUSANNA BILARDO AND VI NGUYEN [ENOKI]