Introducing our latest Aluminium & Timber Series. Created for the Adventurer, the Creative and the Radical this is the beginning of Limitless possibilities. Inspired by our love for fabricating with reusable composites and our passions in Aviation & Sailing.
Yesterday, we spent some time aboard our Friends 'Easy' Catamaran 'True Love' Australian Designed and Built. We spent most of the day scoping its performance and layout as we are planning to build a similar Coastal Cruiser. We also had the chance to take a few shots of these Latest Aluminium 'Moreno' Polarised Sunglasses, Ideal for the open Oceans.
CHRISTMAS AT HOME
What does home for Christmas mean to you? For me it's about connecting with the right people, generating good core energy for the fresh year, keeping the c card on the down low and spending responsibly on meaningful gifts.
Indecisiveness shouldn't mean excess but in the consumption based economy stakeholders and credit-lenders drive pre-christmas hype to the extreme forcing excessive unconscious spending supporting often unexplored and unknown entities.
Do yourself a favour this year and park a gift, with a researched organisation or company that is interested in you. Peace and goodwill. x
ARTIST T COLAB
Holloway has been fortunate enough to assemble a range of organic Ts featuring local and international artists. These Ts are to be short run manufactured and printed locally to promote agility and exclusivity in apparel through highly visible, street connected exhibitions. Each T can be further customised through Holloway.
Avril Jane Poulier is a keyline engraver and portrait artist in Noosa. Jane has worked as an artist engraver for the Reserve Bank of Australia and contributes regularly to the Moran and Archibald competitions. She tutors in the remote community of Titjikala and is mother of holloway founder Raffaele Persichetti. more here.
Kizan Kakinuma was an artist in residence at holloway and our dear friend. Educated and cared for by Japanese monks he has enlightened internationally the calligraphic mastery. more here.
SOPHIA MARY MAC
Sophia Mary Mac is a Brisbane-based Illustrator and Designer. She is inspired by modern culture and Renaissance paintings. Her work marries the edginess of pop culture with the intricate details of styles long passed. more here.
LOST MOVEMENTS x HOLLOWAY
Holloway is working again with the Lost Movements collective to host the live artist collaboration party, feature #8. Lost movements is a multi-art event providing a platform for local Artists, Musicians, Performers and Writers to launch into audience collectively. Here's a snippet of the very first Lost Movements event, incubating at Holloway.
Lost Movements I from Link on Vimeo.
LOHMANN x HOLLOWAY
We've scouted for some special offcut leathers for our latest series of cases developed with German leather master Raffaele Lohmann, now living and developing his boutique in Byron Bay, QLD. These pieces are designed for lifetime protection and carry traits necessary for behavioural archeology to occur as the piece ages and improves. See some more of Raf's artistry here.
CONCIOUS MIC x HOLLOWAY
Collaboration is the key to accelerated futures. Band together with those who have good intentions and collectively an elevated option of social and environmental respect will flourish.
BRISBANE... let me Recommend you do not miss this event! We are having our official Launch for 'Soul Canvas' a collective of artist and our only intention is to write/produce and perform real honest soul music!!! Holloway is collaborating with Soul Canvas and de LORE couture to bring you an industry spec, unforgettable artistic event. Check some of these soul apples Noah Slee + Mark Lowndes
RESET FRANCHISE x HOLLOWAY
In response to the popular and topical Queensland State Library Series "How Might we Design out Homelessness" Holloway is working with Reset Franchise to prepare a series of informative summits. The first of which is due to be held again at the State Library on 28 November 2013. For further details check the Facebook event here. The event aims to bring awareness to a possible bridge between the 105,000 homeless in Australia and some 1 million vacant dwellings caused by archaic tenancy management laws.
"Reset Franchise Registers our appreciation for Holloway support and assistance in organising Workshop Series 'No-one Will Tell You This'. No 1 Workshop ' House Rules you Cant Live by' on Nov 28 was a successful collaboration, and would not have been possible without Raffaele HL Persichetti & Martin Gordon Brown and the team insight and professional help. Cheers guys - Watch for Workshop 2 early in 2014." Ron Stanton - Reset Franchise.
WHICH FRAMES FOR JACK JOHNSON?
Which frames for Jack Johnson? Nadya from Universal Music asked us to pick a pair so we're going to take a tally. Vote here.
NATIONAL RECYCLING WEEK
It's good news week for YOU and the planet! National Recycling Week starts today so for the next 7 days we're giving YOU $77 OFF every artefact on the site PLUS we'll donate 7% of the sale to our mates at Planet Ark.
WASTE TO WANTED | CAMPHOR LAUREL
Being able to transform this introduced weed into high end eyewear is both a pleasure and a technical challenge. There are many attributes which make Camphor Laurel the perfect timber for temples, otherwise known as arms on eyewear frames, however the unpredictable yet beautiful figure in the grain ensure the added element of mystery. The unknown is agility inspiring and that's a big goal of ours. Material attributes are mysterious which is the consistent challenge of using reclaimed and recycled materials.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." -Albert Einstein
We source our Camphor Laurel locally from good friends who support Cabinet Makers in the Esk shire. This weed is cut from their property and milled on site, localising the process of removal to commercialisation of a natural waste product.
Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) belongs to the lauraceae family and is an evergreen tree. Native to the Australia and also Japan and China, a related species such as Oliver’s sassafras (Cinnamomum oliveri) take stake in rainforests of the east coast here.
Utilised for essential oils and it's timber the trees are used almost exclusively in eastern style construction.
Originally introduced to Australia in about 1822 as an ornamental species the Camphor laurel was planted in both Sydney and Brisbane Botanical Gardens in the mid 1800's. Not unlike many other weeds, Camphor was treasured for it's ornamental qualities in Gardens, Schools and anywhere shade was demanded. It thus spread extensively and is now a declared noxious weed.
Holloway recognises the need to maintain delicate habitats such as the waterways through Esk shire. We continue to encourage anybody who has access to waste streams such as recycled timbers to look for meaningful ways to reintroduce the materials.