Space Between

New Zealand homeware brand Made of Tomorrow have just launched their AW19 collection, Space Between. Along with their simple but super-functional folded steel shelves, wall hooks, bathroom accessories, floating bedside tables and more, the Fold range has welcomed some new pieces including Arch Bookends in two colours, and Arch Planter Pots and Arch Planter Boxes, which work equally well outdoors as in. There’s newbies in the Paper Goods range too, and most exciting of all, a new Surface range consisting of an an Arch Room Divider and Arch Lean Mirror, both made of MDF, triple-gloss-painted in blush pink, jet black, deep green or pale grey.

Simple, super-functional, stylish soap holder. (But also an excuse to show this amazing sink, a little bit)

New Arch Pots in white and mist green (also come in black)

Made of Tomorrow’s new Arch Planter Box (also comes in black and mist green)

New Arch Bookends – also come in black

There’s a bunch of new things in the Paper Good range – my fave is this handy little note block in pale grey



New from New Zealand designer Simon James (by way of NZ furniture and lighting collective Resident) – the Kashmir Chair. Beautiful essentialism, softened by that curved, upholstered back rest. It also comes in a bar stool height, and there are so many upholstery choices to customise the seat and backrest – I think I counted more than 30 different fabrics.


Good Turn

Bec and Douglas – Daughter and Dad, Designer and Maker, Dreamers and Doers both
Photograph Greta van der Star


Every Douglas and Bec collection is a love story of craftsmanship, art history and contemporary interiors. And the New Zealand Dad and Daughter team’s 2018 collection, Turn, continues the anthology, with this ode named after the art of wood turning.

Designer Bec Dowie has created 14 new pieces for the new collection, including a slim side table, dresser and big beautiful hutch dresser. There’s also new linear pendant lights and wall lights which would add an architectural sophistication to any space (these come in chrome, but also in natural, lacquered or blackened brass, too) and a floor lamp with a playful Dutch feel.

Douglas and Bec pieces always manage to feel both right-on-time and timeless. They feel like nothing you’ve seen before yet somehow are familiar… like future-you is looking at a New Zealand design classic, know what I mean?

See everything in the Turn collection here.



Citta – Arcadia

Love these extra long rectangular cushions 

New Compound sideboards and drawers in a beautiful new range of colours

My favourite cushions from this new collection – handwoven real linen, and you know I love a grid

This handwoven linen with the subtle grid has been made into tablecloths, napkins, aprons, as well as cushions and a throw. Ooh and – robes and bathroom bags…

Velvet roundies – cuter

Lots of new woven textures in the Citta fam

Compound Bedside Cabinet in blush – NEED.

Linen bathroom bags – also come in a sand-coloured natural linen and the olive or citron grid

Days That Are Good: when you find wild freesias to pick and your whole house smells like them, when you eat carbs for the first time in ages and smash half a loaf of just-baked sourdough, when you find a new musician to love and it makes you feel 75% cooler than normal, and when Citta Design launch a new collection.

These images are from the Citta Spring 2018 collection, titled Arcadia. Citta name each collection after a place in the world (remember their name means City in Italian), and Arcadia is both a destination in Greece, and an ancient Greek concept that refers to an utopian vision of unspoiled wilderness and harmony with nature.

There’s lots of quiet colours and woven materials and I’m very here for it all. My favourite pieces are the handwoven linen grid cushions, the linen bathroom bags, and the new Compound sideboard in sage green and bedside drawers in blush.

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