February 18th, 2017 § Leave a Comment
Frasers cafe is in Mt Eden, Auckland, and makes (by many peoples opinion) the best cakes and coffee in the city. What they don’t do is update their interiors much, it being 18 years since the space was given any sort of love. We were approached, along with Charlie at Nott Architects (together as Two Right Group) to update the space after the building had been strengthened. As well as making the space more luxe, we created a new logo, website and menu design, as well as supplying some tasty props for the shelves, including an early Viner racing bike.
February 18th, 2017 § Leave a Comment
Gas, along with Nott Architects, working under the Two Right moniker, created the first Auckland presence for L’affare. Housed on a back street in Newmarket in an old industrial space, we designed a roastery, cafe and office space based on a Madmen meets Goldfinger theme (we had inherited some mid century furniture from the old CEO). Coffee up!
August 19th, 2015 § Leave a Comment
We’re chuffed to announce a new and more formalized collaboration with Charlie of Nott Architects. Called Two Right Group, it’s a simple way for us to showcase our combined design talents. We first met Charlie Nott when starting concept work for Depot Oyster Bar, and have since become good friends. He shares a passion for great design, good wine, tasty food and craft beer. And fly fishing. But where our passion for trout is, for the moment, spent dreaming of getting some river time (and lessons), Charlie is a bit of a gun. Too bloody right.
June 10th, 2015 § Leave a Comment
We’re chuffed and stoked to have won (with Charlie Nott) an architectural award and colour award for Monica Loves. Details here if you’d like to find out more.
January 3rd, 2015 § Leave a Comment
The regions deserve more love. While there’s a new bar opening in Auckland every week (and one closing down), Napier hasn’t seen a lot of action. That was until December when a new kid on the block opened (and created by) the good folk at Mister D on Tennyson St. Monica Loves is a grown-up sort of place for people who’ve travelled and love travelling. The name and interior were inspired by a graffiti wall in Verona, near the Romeo and Juliet balcony. As well as branding and graphics, Gas also worked on the interior design and found there’s no shortage of talent in ‘the Bay’. Another great reason to visit.
October 31st, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Any trip to Napier is not complete without a stop in Ongaonga and the gallery of Perry Davies. Perry is an amazing character and talented artist. Called ‘The BirdHouse Guy’, Perry’s been making birdhouses from found material since dinosaurs started getting a little downy. Worth a stop. Here’s one he made earlier that has recently joined a couple of others at home. Tweet?
July 1st, 2012 § Leave a Comment
A big thanks to Charlie Nott for the drawings, David, Dan, Prue and Jo (owners) and the chippies and staff who helped make good food and coffee in Napier a reality. See the feature on Mister D Dining in the latest Cuisine magazine, or better still, go visit them and try the donuts. Heck, try everything.
October 9th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Interior by Charlie Nott, Andrew Missen and Gas. Al Brown helped too. Thanks to Home magazine for the shots.
February 23rd, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Fleur of ‘Fleurs in Moeraki’ is over 70. Her fish restaurant is always busy, with people traveling a long way for a meal. That would keep most people busy, but she’s decided to open a new restaurant in the old part of Oamaru, called the Loan & Merc. It’s a carvery (so quite different from Fleurs), and on the night we visited it was serving four kinds of meat (lamb, beef, pork and venison). Needless to say we went back for seconds. Nice town, Oamaru.