26.03.2019

6401 Percent


Photography by Kate Battersby and Jessie Peters

 

By day, New Zealand graphic designer Leah Surynt is part of the team at Auckland strategy and brand agency Designworks. By night (and weekend), she’s working on her own homeware label – 6401% – and has just launched with a line of woven cotton throws.

The four debut designs were created by corrupting digital files, the distorted image becoming contemporary artworks. Made to order in the USA, they’re super soft and 100% cotton – perfect for an extra blanket on your bed, something cosy for the couch, or use as a modern wall hanging.

 

6401% online store  /  Insta

14.03.2019

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

04.03.2019

Kashmir


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.

11.10.2018

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.

 

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