• Ryan Quinlivan surfing a wave at Manu Bay in Raglan

    Welcome to RQ PRODUCT

    It may seem an odd occurrence to have one website for various products that may seem distinct. So why did Ryan Quinlivan, of RQ PRODUCT, decide to bring photography, music, graphic design, and a clothing range into one space? Katey Thom, camp leader of Ryan’s support crew, explores the reasons why in this welcome to RQ Product blog. In particular, we take a look at the ever-developing influences and passion lying behind RQ PRODUCT. Then we focus on exploring the organic quality of Ryan’s creations. What do we mean when we talk about ‘organic’ photography, music, and graphic design?  To…

  • OMNI logo in yellow with black background for limited release clothing

    Limited edition OMNI

    We are still celebrating the release of New Colours here. Today we bring you vibrant limited edition OMNI clothing in magenta and yellow for adults! Hearing the calls from some of you such as, “those colours the kids have are so good…. can I have one too?” We think so too, and have got it ready in the OMNI print for you across the t-shirt, hoodie and sweatshirt clothing range. Over time, we have tried and tested the different styles of AS Colour clothing and how they fit. In our limited addition range, we have included two options for styles:…

  • New Colours album

    On Friday September 4th, I will release my latest ‘New Colours’ album on my bandcamp page and with links here. New Colours in Ruapuke New Colours is the first LP solely written here, on our property in Ruapuke on New Zealand’s rural west coast. I am pretty sure you can tell. After 4 years of mountains, ocean and isolation, it is a given that your approach and motivation will change drastically in most aspects of life, including making music. City memories You may still hear the city and clubs in these tracks. It is in the background, influencing the palette,…

  • The meaning of OMNI by RQ PRODUCT

    Are you wondering what OMNI is about and why you might choose to wear a piece of clothing displaying it? In this post, support crew leader Katey describes the concept of OMNI and details how it influenced Ryan as he created designs for RQ PRODUCT clothing. Defining OMNI Firstly, let’s take a look at some official definitions. Cambridge dictionary comes up with some synonyms for OMNI, including “something, anything, nothing, and everything”. In other texts, OMNI is defined as “in all places without limits”. “Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else” Leonardo Da Vinci For Ryan,…

  • Logo for a clothing range called OMNI. Black and white with text OMNI and circle

    Sneak preview of OMNI designs by RQ PRODUCT

    We are excited to launch the OMNI clothing range by RQ Product at the end of June. Here is a sneak preview of the OMNI designs coming out for kids and adults soon available in our online store. We will be offering AS Colour t-shirts, long sleeve tops, hoodies and sweatshirts in a variety of colours and prints. There will also be bundle deals happening to stock up for the whole family. Shipping NZ wide, with free shipping on orders over $100 and local delivery for Raglan residents. International shipping also available, see our FAQs. Kids (2-16) OMNI logo print…

  • Black and white design with brush stroke and geometric shapes

    The making of our OMNI ‘Streaks’ design

    ‘Streaks’ is a kids only OMNI design. It was designed by kids for kids (with Ryan’s help). On launch, we will offer this design printed on RQ PRODUCT t-shirts, long sleeve tops, sweatshirts and hoodies. We are sourcing our clothes from NZ brand AS Colour. In a follow up welcome post, this blog describes the inside story of the making of the OMNI Streaks design. You get to see our support crew in action, working with Ryan to make the final product. Brush strokes Firstly, we started out by setting up Louis with some black paint and a brush. He…