Friday, 31 July 2015

LAZY OAF x JACK SACHS HAND SHIRT available in WHITE


Lazy Oaf’s ‘A Fun Project’ has given rise to some awesome and unique prints.  A few of the styles are vibrant and intense, while others; like the Hands Print by Jack Sachs are more subtle and can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe.
In classic Lazy Oaf style, the shirt is a little oversized, giving it a relaxed and comfortable fit.
The print was designed by UK artist Jack Sachs, who seamlessly blends both illustration and 3D rendering together to create some really cool pieces. 
You can check it out for yourself in store and online here


LAZY OAF x JACK SACHS HAND SHIRT ( A FUN PROJECT ) available in WHITE






 posted by simongreen

LAZY OAF IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN BRISBANE QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE
*VIOLENT GREEN OFFERS FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING 
* conditions apply, see online store for details

Thursday, 30 July 2015

VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH available in CARAMEL


Feeling that winter chill and in need of a new jacket? Not to worry, Vanishing Elephant has got you covered with the new Utility Trench that just dropped in store.  Relaxed and oversized, it is the perfect jacket for that in-between season weather. Wear it layered with a cosy knit for those colder days and just throw it over any outfit for those cool spring nights.  Featuring dropped shoulders, 4 front pockets and a simple single breast shape; it really is that super versatile jacket you’ve been searching for.  Go check it out in our Albert St City Store or online here 

VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH available in CARAMEL




posted by zoegreen

VANISHING ELEPHANT UTILITY TRENCH IS AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE.
*VG OFFERS FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

KAREN WALKER "TIME MACHINE" SPRING 2015 collection - new arrivals!

Woohoo!  New Zealand's hottest has delivered the first drop from the new TIME MACHINE collection. Shop the collection here or instore. Plenty more still to come some check back daily.


posted by zoegreen

KAREN WALKER TIME MACHINE SPRING 2015 COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE.
*FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

STANCE SOCKS NEW ARRIVALS IN VIOLENT GREEN!


A small drop of lovely socks for the girls have arrived from Stance. Subtle yet still great prints, these socks pack punch with both comfort and style. Thanks to the signature supima cotton blend, luxurious deep heel pockets and springy band of elastic arch support, these socks will offer you one hella ride. Pop into Violent Green Albert street store for all your Stance requirements or shop our online store here

STANCE FRONBLEND EVERYDAY SOCKS IN MULTI COLOUR

STANCE KAUAI EVERYDAY SOCKS IN LIGHT PEACH


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STANCE WOMENS AND MENS SOCKS ARE AVAILABLE IN VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.
* FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
* conditions apply, see online store for details

VG RADIO

Chasing some oldskool garage punk rock from Peru? Get a load of this guys voice! Too many winny blues makes such great vocal range. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

ACLER Spring/Summer 2015 now available in Violent Green



New label to arrive for spring/summer is Acler. When the founders/designers Kathryn Forth and Julia Ritorto first met to conceptualise Acler, their common goal was to rebel against cookie-cutter digital design and bring the design back to its tactile roots. Each Acler piece is a well thought out process generally developed over 12 months and subtly redrafted along the way, allowing the design to take on its own form naturally. Acler's debut collection for SS15 consciously explores the contrasting styles of its co-designers adding a modern Japanese influence. Pop into our Albert street store to view the collection or shop online here 

ACLER ODESSA DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER HARTLAND DRAPE TOP AVAILABLE IN IVORY

ACLER HARTLAND DRAPE DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER ODESSA SHORT AVAILABLE IN BLACK

ACLER JASPER COTTON DRESS AVAILABLE IN BLACK

posted by kimgreen

ACLER IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE.
*FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details

Monday, 27 July 2015

VIOLENT GREEN x APARTMENT - limited edition "BROS" long sleeve tee

For those "out of towners" that don't know, for the last 12 months, we've been sharing our top level with old buddies Apartment store. What better way to celebrate than to introduce a new drop of Violent Green x Apartment collaboration tee's! They've arrived instore and they are looking mighty fine. The "BROS" long sleeve tee is available in white on black with left chest print, a"Violent Green" sleeve print and large back print. Artwork is proudly brought to you by local legend HAW. These are limited run and available in Violent Green Albert street store or online here



posted by rozgreen


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Getting to know..... CRAWLERS





Auckland home wares label ‘Crawlers’ has quite a varied collection. Offering everything from edible insects (which I will definitely be cramming into my mouth at some point), artworks and candles they have a lot of bases covered.  Their candles look amazing and smell even better (shop here). We had a chat to Dan and Matt from the label to get to know Crawlers and see what makes them tick.


     Hey guys, how are you?

Hey, we are doing good, ready to answer some questions! 

     Where did the idea for Crawlers first start?

The idea first started for Crawlers from Matt having a small collection of vintage framed butterflies. We took that idea of framed insects that has been around for centuries and turned it into designer high-end insect art for the modern home. Which then lead onto doing our dome displays, prints, edible insects and now our first Candle collection.


  When did you decide to move into candles?

We both really love candles so we decided to design a candle range that was very unique in a lot of ways, 1 being that we felt there was a gap in the market for more of a younger, more masculine range of candles. So we took that on whilst designing this range of Candles.

     It is really great how the scents of your different candles complement each other.  Take for example ‘Lust and Loathe’ - ‘Saint and Sinner’ - ‘Obey and Rebel’. Did you set out to achieve this, or did you notice later on how well some of the scents went together?

The first step to creating our candle range we did was finding 3 combination of words that were totally opposite ie. ‘Good vs Evil’ and that everyone could relate to. We intentionally paired the fragrances also. The ‘Evil’ side compliments the good side with heavy and strong notes on the ‘Evil’ and sweeter and fruity notes on the ‘Good’.


  We’ve also noticed how varied the scents are.  While some are quite sweet smelling, others have more ‘spicy’ notes. Do you have a large team to be able to get so many different smells?

We blended every fragrance for this range ourselves by mixing various scents together. We wanted unique nostalgic fragrances that no one really has come across before in a candle. We don’t have a big team but the trial and error process for the fragrance combinations took some time.

     Is there particular candle (or candles) that are a favourite at the Crawlers HQ?

We both have our favourites defiantly, “Loathe – Dark Mint Chocolate” is Dan’s and “Sinner – Spiced Blood Orange” is Matts. These two scents were already chosen even before designing this collection as we had envisioned these two scents for a long time.


 I see that it is really important that Crawlers is as self-sufficient as possible, making everything in New Zealand by hand.  Do you find the process more rewarding as a result?

We started Crawlers 1.5 years ago literally from the ground up, every aspect of Crawlers (Photography, Design, Concepts, Website, and every single finished product are made by ourselves. At the end the day, it is very rewarding knowing our customers are enjoying our product’s that we designed and created ourselves. 

     From start to finish, how long does it take to create a Crawlers candle?

Initially our candles took around 2 months, from concept to completion with designing, packaging, blending fragrances and sourcing unique materials. But when it comes to creating the Candles, we do them in batches of 500 in our studio pouring each and everyone by hand. This process takes about 4-5 days (which includes creating the packaging for each candle)



 Other than munching on bugs, how do you guys all unwind after you’ve finished up a collection?

Between us, we have a whole new home ware brand in the pipelines (completely different to Crawlers) that we have been designing for the past 6 months. We are getting ready to launch this in August, so unwinding hasn’t really been an option between running Crawlers and its successes and designing our new home ware brand. A holiday is defiantly first on our list later this year!! 

  Any advice for someone looking to get into starting their own home wares label?

The best advice we could possibly give is if you have a unique idea simply just go for it and give it everything you’ve got!

Thanks for your time guys!


posted by rob green


CRAWLERS CANDLES ARE EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE HERE.
*FREE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
*conditions apply, see online store for details.

SONG OF THE WEEK!


Nate Hall of US Christmas fame has one of the most powerful voices I've heard. His solo stuff is also amazing - best enjoyed with a drink.


posted by rob green