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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:30:35 AM America/Los_Angeles

 

Did you know that the largest organ of your body is your skin? It also contains over 70 kilometres of nerves and makes upskintones approximately 16% of overall bodyweight. Our skin is also waterproof AND it keeps all our other organs intact. Let’s all agree that skin is pretty important. And the older we get the more we seem to realise the importance of looking after it well.

If you’re anything like us, your always on the hunt for skin care products that are going to be nourishing for the skin, affordable and if at all possible, have ethical principles that make you feel good on the inside too.

Started by a gal who was tired of all the unpronounceable chemicals piled into skin care products, Bare Bones Body Care was born from years of sensitive skin and the nasty allergic reactions that resulted in the application of said chemicals upon her unsuspecting epidermis.

When she was younger, Monica Schrocks’ skin started to react to mainstream skin care brands and she was forced to look around for alternative options. Unfortunately she then had a reaction of another kind - an ‘ingredient overload’ - each time she read the labels of so called “all natural” skin care products.

After extensive research she realised ‘natural’ didn’t usually refer to most of the ingredients inside the bottles. She found that the majority of them had been tested on animals and were extremely overpriced to boot.

Bare Bones is about using only nourishing ingredients “that will make your skin the happiest in all the land”.  A state we’d very much like to attain to!

barebones products

All products are handcrafted, locally sourced, non toxic, vegan, cruelty-free and most have less than 8 ingredients, making each more important and beneficial to the balance and health of your skin. Oh and the other awesome thing about them is that they’re all unisex products so you can share!

We here at Lazybones are in love with the deodorant, black magic mask, and moisturizer. Available in original, sensitive skin and Cedarwood, the deodorant beats anything else we've tried for keeping our pits fresh!

The moisturizer is creamy and really sinks into the skin rather than sitting on it and feeling greasy. You know why? Coz it contains only 3 ingredients. yep! Barebones simple - Organic Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Olive oil.

 

The Black Magic mask contains organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal and seriously, this stuff works! We even had a customer tell us that it cleared up her acne ;) Not only super good for your skin but the price point is seriously amazing so your wallet also benefits! Lazybones loves Barebones ❤️

 

 

 

Posted in News By Eloise Corlett

A Very Potted Store-y

Monday, May 23, 2016 9:25:23 PM America/Los_Angeles

 
Who loves the great outdoors? We know plants do, birds and bees do and the same is true for Potted; an enchanting outdoor lifestyle brand dreamed up by Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez as a mecca for design-loving, garden enthusiasts who wanted to shop for the outdoor area of their homes like they do their interiors.
Annette and Mary
 
Established in 2004, Mary - then a Set Designer and Annette, a Script Writer and home/ garden renovation enthusiast 'accidentally' bought a pottery shop whilst intending to sell tiles. With no retail experience whatsoever, they embarked upon an adventure that was pretty much walking off their maps.. what they did know though was that there wasn't much choice available for outdoor-themed lifestyle stores and there was a good opportunity!
 
Ten years on and the two have emerged as what you might call 'Exterior Decorators' and that small pottery shop in Los Feliz has grown into an outdoor lifestyle destination, jam-packed with "color, small vendors, and furnishings and accessories that resonate outdoors".
 
They also create their own products including the City Planter and the Iron Sphere, provide landscape design services and run regular D-I-Y classes ~ phew, these girls are on to a good thing!
 
Lucky then, that we here at Lazybones also adore the outdoors and as an Australian-based clothing and homeware design brand, so much of life HAPPENS out of doors that it's hard not to celebrate it!
 
When the Potted girls met and instantly clicked with Lazybones owner Tracey Hocking at our Santa Monica store, they knew a beautiful creative collision was inevitable.
 
 
They've now joined forces with Lazybones for an instore collaboration, bringing a fresh shopping experience packed with living space inspiration tucked into one of Santa Monica's best hidden gems: the secret garden enclosed within our Santa Monica store at 2929 Main Street. Potted have truly woven their magic and transformed the space into a vibrant living wonderland and the Grand Opening of Potted @ Lazybones is coming up on the Memorial Day weekend 5/28 - 5/30 and we're throwing a party with giveaways and events from 10-6pm all three days to celebrate... keep reading to find out more!
 Potted@Lazybones
Lazybones blocks
 
Ryan and Chantal
Our giveaways include:
  • a free airplant to the first 50 customers who arrive each day of the opening
  • a competition to win a new Potted Two-Tone Orbit hanging planter, a new Bauer Swirl Pot and one of Lazybones’ beautiful bedding sets
  • an Instagram Giveaway - take a pic of you and your friends in our Fermob Sixties Chair at either Potted location (Los Feliz or Santa Monica and post to IG with the hashtags: #ThatsSoPotted and #Fermob and follow @pottedstore and @fermobusa to go in the draw to win the chair, valued at $522

Our fabulous instore events include:

  • Saturday 5/28
    • Noon-3pm - Free “Tarot Readings by Karin” - for a little fun and hopefully some insight into what’s going on in your life.
    • 3pm - DIY Planter Demo with blog favorites The Horticult. Chantal and Ryan will show you how to make one of their most popular projects, a vertical clay pot garden.
  • Sunday 5/29
    • 11am - Mini Farm Box Demonstration - learn how to plant a raised bed garden with Conor Fitzpatrick of Mini Farm Box and the new Fig Earth Supply in East Los Angeles.
    • Noon-3pm - More Free “Tarot Readings by Karin” - for a little fun and hopefully more insight into what’s going on in your life.
    • 3pm - Demo/Discussion "Native Plants in Containers” - Led by Margaret Oakley Otto of the Theodore Payne Foundation, learn what California Native plants work in the westside climate and prosper in containers.
Come discover our secret green oasis at 2929 Main Street in Santa Monica!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Posted in News By Eloise Corlett

Junebugs and Georgia Peaches

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:16:18 PM America/Los_Angeles

We already loved the gorgeous girls from Junebugs and Georgia Peaches so were super excited to see them wearing our dresses so beautifully.   Thank you lovely girls!

Check them out on their blog   http://junebugsandgeorgiapeaches.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/lazybones.html

xxx lazybones

 

 

olivia dress in adelineGrace dress in jessamine

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

lazybones inspiration LEJ

Friday, March 18, 2016 7:03:12 PM America/Los_Angeles

We love these girls!

 

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

lazybones inspiration

Friday, September 11, 2015 2:31:06 PM America/Los_Angeles

Lazybones Lace inspiration

Lazybones Lace inspiration

 Lazybones Lace inspiration

Inspiration can sprout from the smallest idea.

We are constantly inspired by colour, shape, detail and silhouette.

Lace and embroidery

 

While listening to Essie Jain

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

wholesale news

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:52:18 PM America/Los_Angeles

coeur trade show information

 

we are excited to announce we will be exhibiting our Spring and Fall ranges at Coeur Trade Show in LA from March 16 - 18
please email us at wholesale@lazybonesusa.com for more info.

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

Take a peek inside our new store!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:16:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

For those of you who can't make it to our Bangalow shop in Australia, here's a little taste of what it looks like!
Hope you like x

Lazybones

Posted in News By charlotte vermeersch

New range, coming soon..

Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:50:20 PM America/Los_Angeles

It's been too long since we shared all things lazybones with you.
We've been so busy getting our new range - Portrait of A Lady, ready for you!

Portrait of a lady includes a brand new range of rich, coloured knits, classic, feminine  dresses, skirts and tops,
and some fresh additions to our bedding range including velvet cushions, hand knitted blankets and  vintage inspired prints.

Here's a sneak peek of things to come...

Kate Pants - Ink

Posted in News By charlotte vermeersch

a little peek at summer

Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:17:01 AM America/Los_Angeles

Thank you to everyone loving our sale!  We decided to clear the decks to make way for our best summer range ever.

We have our final shoot day next week in gorgeous Brunswick Heads.  Here is a little sneaky peek at one (of many) of our new favourites.  Due out in August in time for the opening of our new Brunswick Heads shop!  More of that later.

xx tracey

celia

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

We've got a thing

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 11:02:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

A thing for Clare Bowditch that is..

Whilst going through our old press files, we came across this gorgeous clipping of Clare in one of our dresses.

And to think that this wonderful singer has now appeared on Channel Ten's Offspring, wearing one of our dresses again!

We just can't get enough of her and her amazing music. Check it out here

x

lazybones

 

Posted in News By Katy Tregear

Brimfield Finds

Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:48:14 PM America/Los_Angeles

We're at the Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts at the moment, scouting out gorgeous finds to bring back to Australia.

Here are some of the beautiful things we've found so far, including an incredible jewellery box from the early 1800s!

Made out of lead and weighs a ton, it is fireproof with opulent velvet inside and hand painted detailing that still exists.....very special and also a hand stitched bag with leather trims that we just love.

We're also finding so many lovely floral paintings, its all too good!


Hope you enjoy a little snippet of what we love!

x lazybones

Posted in News By Katy Tregear

Lazybones Competition

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:05:07 PM America/Los_Angeles

Our Lazybones competition is now over, thanks to all the people who entered, we always love seeing our products on you!

Congratulations to Beck Pereira (featured above) for your lovely entries!!!!

Keep an eye on our facebook page : facebook.com/lazybonesaustralia for more giveaways & news.

Posted in News By Katy Tregear

Sneak Peek & Easter

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 9:02:12 PM America/Los_Angeles

Its almost easter and we're getting in the spirit, visit our Bangalow store to find our freshly easter inspired staircase, complete with little bunny figurines to get you in the mood.

We've been busy in our office, sending off all our new orders as well as working on our new spring/summer range.

Here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect next season:

preview

Also, have you entered our facebook competition yet? we're giving away a lovely pair of pillowcases! Visit us here to find out how you can win!

And keep an eye out for a new little slider popping up on our homepage shortly!!

Happy Easter everyone x

Lazybones

Posted in News By Katy Tregear

website issues

Friday, March 9, 2012 1:51:20 PM America/Los_Angeles

There are some gremlins in our At Home section doing something they shouldn't.

Hopefully will be fixed soon.  You can order QK quilts though!  From under the Curtains heading.....

Am trying to do some big deep breaths now.
xx
T

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

breaking news

Friday, March 2, 2012 5:32:35 PM America/Los_Angeles

BREAKING NEWS!

We are very excited to announce our move from Oxford St to William St Paddington.  We have secured a lovely terrace shop at No 34 William St and will open there on the 19th March.  Oxford St will close on the 17th March.

We are madly planning and imagining right now and can't wait to create another beautiful store.

We hope to see you there.

Some of my inspiration pics below.  Including this gorgeous wallpaper by Graham and Brown which will appear somewhere in the new shop.  Am loving geometric patterns right now.pic

wallpaper

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

the new

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:35:44 PM America/Los_Angeles

Some new stock arrives into the warehouse tomorrow.  VERY exciting for us to finally have it arrive. More lovely things due to arrive over the next three weeks, so keep an eye out.

Here is a pic of the beautiful wintergarden fabric in our ever popular Alice dress style

alice wintergarden

The cardis will be here in two or three weeks. They come in four colours, hydrangea (shown above), moss green, charcoal and oatmeal. 

Hope you love them as much as we do.

xx T

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

finally

Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:00:55 PM America/Los_Angeles

Finally, I have a moment to think about the blog again.  Apologies for a long hiatus.  So many things going on here in lazyland.  You may have noticed our new look!

Our new winter stock is coming in shifts over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for our new knits.  Almost cannot contain myself with excitement over these....FINALLY knitwear!  I am a firm believer that a girl can never have too many cardigans.  So keep an eye out for our lovely cotton cardis and wraps which should be in store in early March.

New bedding arrives into the warehouse tomorrow, so keep an eye on that too. You may notice we have changed our SLEEP label to RELAX as we think the boundaries between sleepwear and daywear have pretty much been permanently blurred, so decided to focus on a range for doing what we love best.....relaxing.  Designed to wear on those lovely long weekends with friends and families or after you get home from work, or the kids are in bed, or whenever you want to relaaaaaxxx.

I hope you like our new front page mini blog of photos and interviews too.  Each month we will feature a new fabulous individual where we get a change to be a complete stickybeak and ask all sorts of questions.  Please feel free to send in any questions you might have too or any ideas for people or topics you would like covered in our little mini blog.

Leaving you with a couple of my favourite shots from our last shoot by SMCH  (Stephen my clever husband)

xx t

mistflower

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

seoul mate

Saturday, January 7, 2012 3:27:53 AM America/Los_Angeles

Seoul would have to be an almost undiscovered gem of a place to visit.  Well, not undiscovered at all of course, but not really on the tourist trail.  If you ever get a chance to go, please do.  It is wonderful.

We stayed near Insa-dong, a very long street full of delicious restaurants, antique shops, shops full of a variety of paint brushes of all sizes and types as well as ream upon ream of hand made paper.  I was in heaven.  Plus many street vendors selling a bewildering array of foods as well as gorgeous cheap scarves, hats and gloves.  Even though it got to around 5 below zero we still had to wander around looking at everything and sampling as much local food as possible.

There are many side alleys full of restaurants, so we decided that was going to be our best way of finding the unexpected.  That did happen one lunch time when we followed a small group into a tiny alley, through a door and then into a very warm and cozy restaurant.  After a great deal of unwrapping of scarves, coats, hats, gloves and getting settled into the only remaining small table, we were rather horrified to find that the restaurant specialised in spinal cords!   Spinal Cords, intestines, maybe livers or maybe something else, not sure.  Perhaps they would have tasted great, but we just couldn't manage to summon the courage to eat them.

Luckily they also had a yummy beef dish,( it was beef, we checked) which saved the day.

I love the differences in culture, foods, outlooks that are evident when we travel.  How spinal cord is a delicacy in one culture and not in another.

One thing that was definitely the same in Seoul was coffee.  Seoul has the best coffee in Asia I think.  It is such a livable, urbane,  interesting city.  Can't wait to go back again.

xx
t

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

snowing in seoul

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:16:18 AM America/Los_Angeles

We made it to Seoul today

Just wanted to excitedly say it is SNOWING outside our hotel right now and we are just about to rug up and wander through it looking for yummy bulgogi and bibimbab to eat.

Gotta fly!!!

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

end of year

Thursday, December 22, 2011 11:08:43 AM America/Los_Angeles

Well, this is the last day of (my) working year and it is going to be a doozy.......

Big deliveries still arriving of stock, new samples (exciting!), huge rolls of surplus fabric from L.A. and boxes of flea market goodies finally coming off their long sea journey.  Seems absurd for a last day.

Most exciting are our new Memento collection bedding samples.  Hoping hoping they are good. 

I wanted to thank all of our absolutely wonderful, creative, interesting, amazing customers for their huge support this year.  It has been a bumper year for us and I thank you for all the kind words and funny stories that have flowed in.

As of tomorrow, I am on HOLIDAY!!!  and off for a couple of weeks trekking around Japan and Seoul in South Korea.  An interesting time to visit, to say the least.

So, lovely customers and friends, please have a safe, happy, relaxing, enriching holiday season.

And I leave you with a couple of pics of our latest shoot this week for our winter Too range.

xxx
t

 

winter 1

winter 2

winter 3

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

winter peek

Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:30:03 PM America/Los_Angeles

We have started to shoot the new season catalogue which is always great fun, really stressful, wildly interesting, lots of hard work and did I mention a bit stressful?

Here is a sneak peek at one of our new knitted cotton cardigans.  It is our lovely Coco wrap but in a long sleeve cardi in oatmeal marle.    Yes, finally we have a small range of knits that we are madly in love with.  Will be available for sale late Feb early March.

coco cardi

oh and one more.  This one is our new Eliza wrap which has pockets and has a lovely random array of different knitting stitches. This comes in charcoal, oatmeal, hydrangea blue, and mossy green.   The Coco comes in the hydrangea and moss too.

We shoot in our fabulous big photography studio on our property.  You might notice the join line in the backdrop wall will miraculously disappear when this shot finally appears on the website........

I love our new model, Kate. 

eliza wrap

xx, T

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

happy z

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 1:58:40 AM America/Los_Angeles

And a Z that makes me happy........

 

happy z

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

cocteau love

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 1:55:07 AM America/Los_Angeles

Just had to post a picture of this gorgeous book I bought on ebay.

AND I can't wait to get it to see what is inside.

cocteau book

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

Lazybones on facebook.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 6:40:46 PM America/Los_Angeles

Happy Monday everyone, just letting you know that we are now on facebook, drop by and say hello here!

Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week. x

Posted in News By Jess O'Rourke

music I love

Friday, November 18, 2011 11:43:02 PM America/Los_Angeles

I always wish I could somehow embed music into each dress or quilt etc.  I love listening to music and often think of the saying

"all art aspires to the condition of music"
So, here is one of my favourites.....will keep adding them in

 

 

this is so much fun!

I love Coco Rosie too......

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

Interesting Stuff my Husband Tells Me #2

Friday, November 18, 2011 11:31:55 PM America/Los_Angeles

I haven't kept up with this but am rectifying it right now.  Stephen has just shown us the above clip which is just SO amazing.

I love this woman and wish I was her for a little while.....
But am a bit scared of heights, so might have to get over that first.

Her name is Catherine Destivelle and is my new hero.

xx
t

ps.  am so excited that I have worked out how to put clips on the blog.  Now for some music......

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

new season

Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:25:36 AM America/Los_Angeles

Also we have just finished mapping out our new winter range.   All we need now is to see the final samples.  HOORAY

It is such a great time in the design process.  The ideas are still fresh and the samples are still magnificent in our minds. We havent had to adjust our expectations yet (that is also called a reality check) The samples that have already arrived are great and we do our first shoot next Monday......

So, summer is kind of over for us in the design part of lazybones.  We are now trying to remember how it feels to be cold and snuggled up by a fire.  Even while the cicadas are throbbing outside our window and we need to wipe the perspiration from our eyes.

One of my inspiration shots for the new season below

LOTS of colour

 new 2

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

We love Clare Bowditch

Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:10:01 AM America/Los_Angeles

We love to listen to Clare Bowditch's music in our head office and in our shops.  She is SO gorgeous, funny, talented, witty, clever etc etc.  AND she loves wearing our frocks.  So that just proves it, right?

She is in the middle of doing some concerts at the Opera House singing the songs of Tim and Neil Finn with some other impressive individuals.   Wish I was in Sydney........

We went to her concert in Bangalow not that long ago and loved it so much.  I didn't realise how funny she was and almost had to lie on the ground so I could just give myself over to laughing without the constraints of gravity.   But pulled myself together and sat there like a jelly just let out of it's mould, shaking with laughter.

So go if you can and see and hear her sometime.

A pic below that S took at the Bangalow show

Clare played with Lanie Lane who is also amazing.   They really sounded beautiful together.

 

.clare 2

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

birthdays and passings

Friday, November 11, 2011 4:12:54 PM America/Los_Angeles

Another week gone by in a flash.
I am quite shocked that suddenly it is Saturday again.  What happened to the middle of the week I wonder?

Summer is almost here in our beautiful part of the world too.  The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine and orange blossoms.

These last couple of weeks have brought the cycles of life and the changing of seasons so much to mind.
My wonderful Dad turned 80.  He is an amazingly lovely person and I am so proud of him reaching this milestone.

And the sad passing of an old friend Sarah Watt who died last week.  I hadn't seen Sarah for many years but am so touched by her wonderfully creative and full life and am sad that she has gone.  Sarah and I did stand up comedy together many years ago and made each other laugh endlessly.  Anyone who knows me now will gasp at the idea that I ever did standup, but there you go.....ya never know.   So goodbye Sarah and congratulations Dad.

and so it goes

 

dad 3

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

Saturday Morning Reflections

Friday, November 4, 2011 3:06:04 PM America/Los_Angeles

Finally able to have a few moments to add a post.

Has been a very busy week (as usual I guess)

Our new US blog is now live, although some stock is still winging it's way over to L.A. to our lovely warehouse people there.
Should all be there by mid to late week, so hopefully all will work smoothly!   Smooth sailing happens about 30% of the time I reckon, but I am forever the optimist.

 

I wanted to post a few of the vintage luggage tags that I am obsessed with as an inspiration for the weekend.

I find them delightful and inspirational.   Such wonderful use of a tiny space, and so full of whimsy.  I used them as a base for a lovely quilt a few seasons ago that I would really love to revisit and do it better this time!   We shall see.   I always have too many ideas have to spend so much time editing.......

I wonder if any of these hotels are still operating.......

Have a great weekend.

vintage tag 3vintage tag 4vintage tag 5vintage tag 6vintage tag 8vintage tag 9

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

some things (and the amazing flying Minnie)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:39:18 PM America/Los_Angeles

Hi All

Just wanted to let our patient customers know that more stock is coming soon.
We have a big delivery coming next week and weekly deliveries until the end of November.

Our factories are humming with activity and madly trying to keep up with demand.

Keep watching the site for LOTS of new frocks due in soon.

And for some light relief in the midst of a busy day I present the amazing flying Minnie!

Thought I would share a few pics of our lovely pooch MInnie flying for stones in the creek at the end of our garden.


She jumps  up high into the air to catch the stone or doggy treat and then does a belly flop down into the water.

It is the best thing to do at the end of the day to make all the long hours disappear.
xx

tracey

flying minnie 1

flying minnie 2

flying minnie 3

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

Interesting Stuff my Husband Tells Me #1

Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:21:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

Hello all

Well, I have been trying to decide what interesting thing should be number one in my list of interesting and odd things that Stephen tells me and decided on this one as it is such a wonderful story that moved me so much at the time he told me.

We had been listening to a radio program about experimental music and were discussing how it almost required a deep understanding of music to understand or enjoy it.  This lead to thinking about how music touches us and Stephen then told me about Gavin Bryars who is an English composer and the remarkable and totally moving piece of music he put together called Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet.   It goes for ten minutes and Stephen played it for me in it's entirety.

I have copied the story of the piece of music from Gavin Bryar's website below.  You can buy the piece from Itunes which is the best, or listen to bits of it on youtube.   //www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbczBcz78vo

It is a beautiful piece that totally captivated me.  You can hear the pathos, the sadness but also the spirit in this old man.

I hope it is interesting for you too.


Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet

"In 1971, when I lived in London, I was working with a friend, Alan Power, on a film about people living rough in the area around Elephant and Castle and Waterloo Station. In the course of being filmed, some people broke into drunken song - sometimes bits of opera, sometimes sentimental ballads - and one, who in fact did not drink, sang a religious song "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet". This was not ultimately used in the film and I was given all the unused sections of tape, including this one.

When I played it at home, I found that his singing was in tune with my piano, and I improvised a simple accompaniment. I noticed, too, that the first section of the song - 13 bars in length - formed an effective loop which repeated in a slightly unpredictable way. I took the tape loop to Leicester, where I was working in the Fine Art Department, and copied the loop onto a continuous reel of tape, thinking about perhaps adding an orchestrated accompaniment to this. The door of the recording room opened on to one of the large painting studios and I left the tape copying, with the door open, while I went to have a cup of coffee. When I came back I found the normally lively room unnaturally subdued. People were moving about much more slowly than usual and a few were sitting alone, quietly weeping.

I was puzzled until I realised that the tape was still playing and that they had been overcome by the old man's singing. This convinced me of the emotional power of the music and of the possibilities offered by adding a simple, though gradually evolving, orchestral accompaniment that respected the tramp's nobility and simple faith. Although he died before he could hear what I had done with his singing, the piece remains as an eloquent, but understated testimony to his spirit and optimism.

The piece was originally recorded on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975 and a substantially revised and extended version for Point Records in 1993. The version which is played by my ensemble was specially created in 1993 to coincide with this last recording.

Gavin Bryars."

www.gavinbryars.com

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking

stickybeak

Friday, September 16, 2011 7:11:53 PM America/Los_Angeles

WELCOME to my first blog on this new website.   I have been so looking forward  to this part of the new website.  After all the days and days of decisions and data entry, it is wonderful to finally get to the fun bit.

I have this image (below) that we shot for our Spring/Summer sleepwear range on my desk and aspire to that level of relaxation.
Of course, I am very far from this most of the time but dreaming of how things might be is so good for us, that I hope to offer a little slice of that kind of dreaming on this site. 

I am very lucky to be married to a wonderful chap who just happens also to be a great photographer and we love to create these images together.   We try to capture a particular feeling or sense with each one.   I guess like most creative people, we always think the best ones are yet to come.  

I plan to have a weekly behind the scenes expose showing how we work on campaigns and shoots and the general day to day of running this type of crazy business.  Plus some of the exceptional people who work with me here at lazybones.

Also a weekly post called something like The Odd Things My Husband Tells Me.  My husband, Stephen has a wide ranging curiosity and passion for all that is odd and  fascinating and always inspires and amuses me with these often unexpected snippets.   It struck me that this may be of interest to you, so I am madly scribbling notes at all hours so I don't forget anything.

I wanted to share some of our lazybones world with you, our lovely customers.  This is our 11th year of operation and I feel very blessed to be still here and still full of ideas and plans.

So, onwards................

xxx

tracey

 

 

eden mella

Posted in News By Tracey Hocking