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Category Archives: furniture
We’ve touched based a few times with Willie Weston co-founders Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti since they launched their business to work with Indigenous owned and operated art centres in remote communities across Australia and in turn; transform their work into modern, high quality textiles and product.
Hunting for George continue on their path to be your one-stop-shop for quality Australian design, art and homeware. They really are the champion of the independent designer and have slotted themselves in there too!
Their new collection; ‘Clifton’ is inspired by summers spent in the sleepy Tasmanian, seaside town of the same name, as remembered by co-founders/sisters; Lucy Glade Wright and Jo Harris.
“I wanted this collection to represent everything we love about Summer holidays. Our fondest memories are from our holiday’s spent at Clifton Beach. Extremely understated and surrounded by nature. I wanted our designs to reflect the simplicity and calm energy of that time.”
Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.
This understated approach feels good. No need to shout, no need to launch into attention grabbing prints – instead a softness and focus on actual everyday living for the laid back.
Interceded into the imagery below are also features of their latest offering of prints – again, like everything curated from both their own art AND a carefully selected group of local creators.
Its a pleasure to explore! Get in there here!
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Hunting for George
Art Direction // Lucy Glade Wright
Styling // Ruth Welsby
Photography // Annette O’Brien
Joska + Sons is leading from the front when it comes to solid, innovative, NZ made homeware and lighting. And this is all happening from the seaside port of Lyttelton in Canterbury!
Over the years, Joska Easterbrook has allowed his passion for design to organically morph into a passion for making. He is no one hit wonder. Instead, carefully working on small collections which are released only when they a ready, not in response to seasons or retailing cycles.
This then leads us to his new products!
New to the Joska and Sons stable are the sexy Outline mirrors that play with tinted glass technology, the floating display and storage shelves and my personal favourite – the Lean Mirrors. Oooohhh yes !
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Joska + Sons
Give me a big fat chunky loop pile and weave ANYDAY!
Kiwi designer; Olivia Smith has continued to experiment and develop the offering of her divine brand NODI – complimenting the highly coveted Organic Lines range with this new “staple” collection….which is nothing but totally luxurious!
Using jutes, cottons, wool and viscose, each design is made by hand by Nodi’s team of artisan weavers in India, visited often by Olivia as she works with them to produce something extra special for our floors.
Take your time to explore the website and poke you head in to view her latest limited range of soft, linen cushions too!
Above: NODI designer; Olivia Smith
Photography by Swift and Click
All imagery supplied by and used with permission of NODI
Ico Traders has been a well kept Canterbury secret for far too long….something which is ALL about to change!
Designer/founder/curator; Miranda Osborne has just launched a packed online store to make her collection of wire furniture, homeware and lighting very browsable – this may cause some discomfort to your credit card!
The Christchurch earthquake acted as a catalyst for Miranda to make some changes to her life and work situation with a focus on less travelling and more time with her family. Her background in buying and passion for design led to the launch of Ico Traders as a supplier of those typically hard to find industrial and vintage lighting options and decorative pressed tin wall panels. Once these product lines were in healthy stock, it was a natural progression for Miranda to begin designing her own line. Inspired by retro wire furniture of old and the “holes” in her own home furnishings, she has created a collection of wire, steel and wooden furniture and accessories.
The result of Miranda’s patience, trial and error topped by an unrelenting demand for quality, is the steady rise of a popular, local business. Working with both local and offshore makers, Ico Traders is rapidly filling that gap for casual but hardy furniture to slide seamlessly into our eclectic, New Zealand homes.
Grab yourself a coffee and head on over here to begin building your wishlist.
Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Ico Traders
Shot mostly on location at the home of the Nurse Family – view more @loveandgingerhome
Its been a while since we last checked in with the latest from Miss Glass Home – the Australian designers of the MOST attractive clothes airers on the planet!!
Designer Siobhan Glass has continued to focus on beautiful products for the home and laundry by pulling beautiful products from around the world to exclusively stock online. Not only that, new from her own studio are the hand sculpted wooden “heads” ready to look after your headwear at the end of a busy day!
Take a browse at the whole collection here. Unfortunately, at the moment the stands aren’t available to be shipped to NZ…but watch this space!