Designed by Tanya Wolfkamp and published by Live Wires NZ, the new ‘He Pepe’ coaster and placemat series is in stores now. Pepe or Pepepe is the Maori word for butterflies and moths and this series celebrates New Zealand native moths and their important roll as pollinators in the the NZ ecosystem.
Top left: Grass moth Orocrambus flexuosellus and and leaf roller Ctenopseustis obliquana with Whau Entelea arborescens. Top right: Yellow looper moth Xyridacma alectoraria and Xyridacma veronicae with an unlikely combo, the Marlborough Rock daisy.
Bottom left: The Magpie Moth Nyctemera annulata with Karo Pittosporum crassifolium. Bottom right: Grass moth Orocrambus flexuosellus with Muehlenbeckia complexa and the berries of Gaultheria antipoda.
Look for the matching placemats, greeting cards and wrapped soaps in this series.
A further exploration of bold colour, painted textures and botanical line gave rise to the above ‘Texture’ series of coasters. From left to right the NZ native plants are: Kohekohe, Koheriki Scandia rosifolia – NZ native angelica, Celmisia viscosa – Sticky mountain daisy and Rimu.
Arriving October 2019 is an additional ‘Chalkboard’ series designed by Tanya Wolfkamp. Sometimes simple is best and this artwork contrasts the intricate details of our more unusual NZ native plants with the subtle charcoal textures of a schoolroom blackboard (which also looks like slate). Top left clockwise the NZ native plants are: Rimu – Dacrydium cupressinum, Exocarpus Bidwillii, Akatea / Aka / Akatorotoro / Climbing White rata – Metrosideros perforata, Mangrove / Manawa – Avicennia marina.
Also available as placemats
Lastly, adding to the very popular ‘Old Master’ placemat and coaster series, we have added two new designs to the existing range of four designs.
Top left: Kohekohe, cabbage tree flowers, nikau berries and a Puriri moth. Top right: lacebark, tawari, kohekohe pods, and pohutukawa.