5 Questions . Jess Cochrane

5 Questions with Jess Cochrane . 26 May 2017

 

When were you last moved by art? For us, it was when we came across emerging artist Jess Cochrane‘s work. And wow, such beautiful pieces they are. With the seriously recognisable style of painterly, pink hued brush strokes over photographs, her work has been exhibited widely across Australia, including the highly coveted Brisbane Powerhouse.

 

Jess took a one-minute interval and answered 5 of our questions about her and her practice

 

Where did you grow up? 

Born and raised in the Capital.

 

When did you start becoming interested in visual art? What got you into painting? 

I’ve always been interested in it I think. I was always drawing and making stuff as a kid. It’s just always been a part of me. I started painting professionally only two or so years ago. I got into it because it felt like the right path.

 

What is the ethos of your practice? 

To change the way we consume visual information relative to popular culture. By gesturally painting over the top of a photograph I’m rejecting a societal pressure and a perfectionist nature. The work pushes viewers to think twice about what they consider ‘beautiful’ to look like. It’s about creating a more inclusive space to have this conversation.

 

How did you develop your signature style of painterly brushwork over photographs? 

I developed it throughout uni. It’s still developing but it requires being active in working and exploring new ideas.

 

What’s planned for the future? (Where can we see your work exhibited next?)

Lookout for The Landsdowne Hotel. 

 

To learn more about Jess Cochrane’s work, visit jesscochrane.com and follow @jesscochranepaints_ on instagram. For purchasing enquiries, please contact chris@ha-ven.com

 

Jess wears Astrom Knit Dress by Interval .

 

Photos by Jess Cochrane . Words by Kara Liu and Jess Cochrane .

Hand Mayde with Care

Hand Mayde with Care . 10 May 2017

 

Coffee, with its many varieties, generally does one thing – refreshes and wakes you up. While with tea, if you look beyond the Lipton teabags, comes a much more diverse experience. English Breakfast energises while Hibiscus calms, Mint refreshes while Chai nourishes…

 

Kate Dalton, the founder of Mayde Tea, is passionate about artisan tea and their many natural therapeutic benefits. Made by hand in small batches, her loose leaf teas contain only 100% organic ingredients. Classic variety includes the likes of English Breakfast and Earl Grey, while her more creative blends (Mint Cacao, Hibiscus Lemon Myrtle, just to name a few) deliver what can only be described as rhythmic symphonies of flavours. 

 

With Kate’s practice of creating product to nourish the body, the mind and the soul, it made perfect sense for her to collaborate with North Queensland handmade ceramic label Next of Kin (see previous feature here), also an advocate for the slow and considered lifestyle. The result is a beautifully refined glazed spherical mug in heather grey, in wonderful harmony with the ethos of Mayde Tea. 

 

There is a sense of luxury and intimacy when taking time to properly brew a pot of tea. Letting it simmer while soaking in the scented steam, before pouring the tinted liquid into a mug, and taking the first sip that burns your tongue just a little, but warms you instantly… 

 

A ritual worth savouring. 

 

The limited Next of Kin x Mayde Tea handmade mug and full range of Mayde Tea products are available online as well as at Mayde Space in Byron Bay. Follow @_interval_@maydetea and @weare_nextofkin on Instagram to see more.

 

Photos by Suzanne Pilcher, featuring Ludvig Sweater Dress by Interval

 

Words by Kara Liu . 

Sundays in Superga

Sundays in Superga . 12 April 2017

 

As winter draws near, we invite you to enjoy a moment with the ultra chic footwear brand Superga. Their new campaign presents a clean, refined, yet relaxed mood, featuring the beautiful Australian coastal textures and tones as a backdrop.

 

As the cooler months approach, nothing goes better with the relaxed Australian style than Superga.

 

Epitomising everything we love about our landscape during winter, this campaign captures the gloomy skies, moody waters and the raw textures of seaside cliff tops. Showcasing the iconic brand in our own natural habitat.

 

Crisp and fresh sneakers in monochromatic colour ways are worn with fluffy knits, washed denim and metallic socks – depicting the effortless and casual Australian manner we are known for.

 

Superga is clean, relaxed, yet sophisticated, with a hint of edge that takes us through day to night, and we can’t help but notice how well it complements every Interval look.

 

This campaign features Aussie girl @abbeyginns. Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast, Abbey is a total beach spirit at heart. Her laid back attitude and carefree vibe is reflected through her fun loving imagery on Instagram.

 

Follow us @_interval_ , Superga @superga_australia , and @abbeyginns on Instagram for the latest updates.

Make everyday feel like a Sunday with Superga.

 

List Of Styles:

Images 1, 4, 5, 6: Linberg Top / Lindberg Pant . Images 2, 3, 16, 19, 20: Mattsson Sweater / Mattsson Pant . Images 7, 8, 9: Ville Top / Ebbe Skirt . Images 10, 11, 12: Matthias Sweater Dress . Images 13, 14: Elias Slip Dress / Ingrid Top . Image 15: Ines Top / Leia Mini Skirt . Image 17: Kian Crop Coat / Kian Mini Skirt . Image 18: Julian Sweater Dress . Image 21: Nordin Sweater / Lindberg Pant .

 

Words by Emily Ventura .  Photos by Matt Dipper .

Next of Kin

Next of Kin . 20 February 2017

 

Some would say that creativity runs in the family. It is certainly true for the mother-daughter duo behind our latest homeware find. In the first entry of our ‘Brands We Love’ Series, we invite you to enjoy a quiet moment with handmade ceramic brand Next of Kin.

 

Founded in 2016 by Fiona (mother) and Suzanne (daughter), the pair joined forces to bring into the world a simple, loveable pottery mug that they hope will spread a positive message about slowing down and paying attention to life’s little moments. Each Next of Kin mug is handcrafted and stoneware fired by Fiona in their North Queensland studio, making every mug a little bit different and one of a kind.

 

This time consuming, handmade process informs Next of Kin’s ethos of paying attention to the little things, slowing down and taking a step back from the chaos of life. While sipping a morning coffee before starting the day, why not embrace a quiet moment in between, and be reminded of the magic of stillness and simplicity. We couldn’t help being drawn to a philosophy that shares such similar values to our own.

 

We see so many beautiful tableware these days, but Next of Kin had us falling in love with their wares – clean, refined, yet loveable with a rustic warmth that comes only with objects handmade with attention and care.

 

Follow us @_interval_ and Next of Kin @weare_nextofkin on Instagram for a chance to win two Next of Kin mugs to share your morning cuppa with your loved one. See our Instagram for details.

 

Words by Kara Liu .  Photos by Suzanne Pilcher .

Ally’s Valentine’s Day Edit

VALENTINE’S DAY EDIT . 13 February 2017

 

See Interval Girl Ally (@allymayhayward)’s three casual Valentine’s Day date looks first on the journal.

 

Look 1 . Larsson Jumpsuit, made of fine pinstriped cotton shirting.

Look 2 . Hansen Sweater, a favourite of ours for its understated but sexy sheer back, while the front is made of a beautiful boiled wool.

Look 3 . Eleonora Skirt, wrapped over Katarina shirt dress for a casual yet architectural look.

 

Which is your favorite? Get in touch with us to find our more stockist information or leave us a comment on instagram .

Happy Valentine’s Day from Interval . ❤️

 

Photos by Ally May Hayward .

 

 

Care for Interval

CARE FOR INTERVAL . 1 January 2017

 

We all have experienced moments of regret when you had to throw away a favourite garment because we have accidentally ruined it in the wash. Here at Interval, we have a few simple tips to keep our garments fresh and in shape. After all, a well made garment, if treated right, will love you back for years and years.

 

Cotton

Versatile, comfortable and super easy to care for, cotton is one of our favourite fibres. We use both pure cotton and cotton blends in a range woven and knitwear designs. A specialty of ours is cotton bamboo blend shirting. Most cotton garments are fully machine-washable and can be tumble-dried.

CLEAN . wash with similar colours.

TRICK . wash white cottons at higher temperature, it will keep them white for longer.

DRY . tumble dry or line dry.

AVOID . drying bright colours in the sun, because the colours will fade over time.

ALWAYS . read the care label, because certain fabrics will require more delicate care.

 

Linen

Fun fact: linen is widely acknowledged as the world’s oldest textile fibre.  Strong and durable, breathable in summer, warm in winter, linen garments are comfortable to wear all year round.

CLEAN . gentle machine wash with similar colours, linen grows softer and more lustrous with wash.

DRY . line dry or tumble dry on delicate cycle, no need to iron as most linen garments carries a natural crinkled look.

AVOID . high temperature and direct sunlight, it will yellow your garment.

ALWAYS . read the care label, because certain fabrics will require more delicate care.

 

Silk

Smooth and supple to handle, silk is cooling, breathable and hypoallergenic. We mostly use silk in woven garments, but sometimes we knit it into beautifully light and sheer tops. The best and safest way to care for your silks is to send it to a trusted dry-cleaner. However, if you prefer to wash, here is what we recommend.

CLEAN . cold hand wash in mild specialty detergent (or place your garment in a wash bag, use the ‘hand wash’ cycle on your washing machine with the lowest temperature setting.)

TRICK: when rinsing (after washing with detergent), add a few drops of lemon juice, this will neutralise the alkaline and maintain the supple texture for longer.

DRY . pat dry with towel, dry flat in shade, iron with low temperature setting.

AVOID . high temperature, direct sunlight, tumble drying, wringing, bleaching and whitening (because the chemicals will damage the fibre).

ALWAYS . read the care label, because certain fabrics will require more delicate care.

 

Merino Wool

We use a lot of different types of wools in our winter ranges. However, merino wool is always our favourite as it has one of the finest fibres of all wools. Airy light, soft and warm to wear, its many superior natural qualities make it the perfect choice for our premium knitwear range. On the contrary to popular belief that wool garments are dry-clean only, many of our merino wool garments are hand or machine washable. Please check the garment’s care label to for details.

CLEAN . If the garment allows for washing, cold hand wash or machine wash using the Wool or Delicate cycle with wool detergent (we recommend a Woolmark approved one). Or simply send it to your trusted dry-cleaner.

DRY . flat in shade to prevent the garment from growing.

AVOID . high temperature, extended exposure to direct sunlight, hanging, tumble-drying and bleaching.

ALWAYS . read the care label, because certain fabrics will require more delicate care.

 

Cupro

With a supple, cool and luxurious handle that is similar to silk, cupro is a synthetic fibre made from dissolved cotton or plant materials. It has a beautifully fluid drape and is very breathable.

CLEAN . cold hand wash with similar colours.

DRY . hang dry in shade, gentle steam to remove creases.

AVOID . high temperature. heat is cupro’s enemy as it will leave permanent marks and creases in the fabric.

ALWAYS . read the care label, because certain fabrics will require more delicate care.

 

Words by Kara Liu . Photos by Carlo Hilton .

Objecthood

OBJECTHOOD . 25 October 2016

 

A study of clothing as objects away from the body. Clothing, unlike other utilities in day-to-day life such as tableware, stationary, furniture, only takes on its intended shape when it is fulfilling its purpose – being on the body. This study explores how a garment takes on a different form when it is not carried by the human form. Featuring pieces from Interval 2016 October and November collections.

 

Words by Kara Liu . Photos by Carlo Hilton .

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