16.01.2019

Brass for Days


Angle Bookend in antiqued brass (also comes in ‘new’ brushed brass).
These would make an amazing wedding gift, btw.

Converge Magazine Rack 

Isoceles Book Stand

Cavern Shelf (one of three brass ledge shelf designs

Brass Doric Peg and There Hook

They’ve also designed a range of brass handles in three styles and lots of sizes
– available in the antiqued finish or brushed brass.

Investment piece.

Linear Light

Stunning sliding steel doors at the Artifact showroom

Brass mirrors for Kate Sylvester fashion flagship

Amazing brass washbasin for Aesop Wellington

Back in 2015, you and I talked about how Copper could enjoy its 15 minutes of fame, but Brass wasn’t going anywhere. Brass coming back wasn’t a trend, it was a return of the mack. I instantly regret saying that…. But you get the point – it’s 2019, brass is still beloved, and now we’re starting to see a lot of antiqued brass around, too.

Steel fabricators Powersurge largely focus on bespoke works for restaurants, retail and residential spaces. But recently, they’ve turned their artistry to a line of brass products for our homes – shelving, hooks and handles, mirrors, lighting and homeware. The above images are just my faves – see the full range and shop online here.

22.03.2018

Light Up


 

NZ designer Amy Howell has channelled a modern 80’s vibe for You’re Welcome’s 2018 collection of cushions, Light Up.

She’s switching up the cushion game with textures you’re not finding anywhere else – padding, quilting, nylon and that cool exaggerated foam piping. You’re Welcome doesn’t just want to give you a cushion, but a design object in its own right.  I think Amy articulated the aesthetic best when she emailed me these words to describe her Light Up collection: marshmallows, clouds, sun showers, cut green grass, sleepovers and swimming pools. Exactly.

25.01.2018

Kin + Harlem


 

One thing we’ve been sadly lacking is a decent variety of New Zealand designed-and-made shelving options. COME THRU ZAVEDO!
The New Zealand design team have come up with a veritable Choose Your Own Adventure solution for shelving…

Kin is a super sleek, modular shelving system that comes in single shelf, double shelf, four and five shelf options, and in two widths. I want one in my kitchen as an open-shelving option, k? Thanks. The finish is matte black anodised and there’s not one screw in sight.

Harlem is a shallower shelf (I’d call it a ledge) in white or black, also in two widths, that fastens to the wall through a couple of good looking discs. Choose to have the discs the same colour as the ledge, or a contrasting finish, including brass.

Zavedo also have a bunch of other design niceness – go see here.

03.11.2017

Boobs & Bananas


It doesn’t happen nearly often enough (I’m not complaining… I kind of am) and when it does, you gotta move fast. Wellington ceramic designer Felicity Donaldson has stocked up her Wundaire shop, with banana planters, boob vessels, a whole swag of her terrazzo range, and more. Time to treat yo self.

 

Photography & Styling by Bonny Beattie, Art Direction Felicity Donaldson

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