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Vintage for the soul: Retro décor and dresses never fail to brighten this collector's day

10 days ago   |   By NZ Life & Leisure

Despite managing a rare - and sometimes debilitating - illness, Natalie Robinson-Tantin is an active participant in a world she's designed with living colour.
Words: Jane Warwick Photos: Tessa Chrisp
There's a sort of freedom in vintage patterns from the 1950s and 1960s; a kind of wild, spit-in-your-eye bravado - for example, the John Russell-designed Dolly Days hostess ware in Natalie Robinson-Tantin's kitchen.
The pattern by the renowned British ceramic artist is an unsophisticated five-petal flower on a straight stem with symmetrical leaves on either side. It is deceptively simple, the...
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