20.06.2018

Good with Wood


After struggling to find kids furniture that was New Zealand-made, sustainable and playful, mum of three Hannah Fox decided to create her own. Her brand, HideSeek, makes creative, contemporary kids furniture – with a range that includes the Hideout Bed because what kid wouldn’t love their own bedroom hut (p.s: love the little letterbox), Hideout Stool and Hideout Bench (handy to help little shorties to reach things), a great little play/dine table, and the cutest cloud shelf.

If we’re talking about creative furniture for your kids, I can’t leave out fur-kids. Fur-kids are kids too! This is the new Milly Bed by our friends at NDC – a flat-pack pet bed in two sizes that comes with/without a door, and with other custom options like black detailing.

07.06.2018

Redefining Materialism


Designer Luke Mills, Melbourne-based New Zealander

Luke’s Ranger stool and Piggyback chairs

Above photography all by Lillie Thompson, via The Local Project (who have a great interview with Luke)

Hat pendant – with a hand-turned ceramic or terracotta top

Piggyback chair

Ranger stool (also now in a bench seat and bar stool) Photography Sam Kemp

 

Luke Mills is a New Zealand designer living in Melbourne. (Yes, Australia, you can have pavlova, but New Zealand was the birthplace of Luke Mills.)

Under his brand, Lumil, Luke has a growing range of furniture and lighting with a focus on natural materials (timber, terracotta, ceramics) with clean simple lines and bold forms.

Deftly balancing craft with minimalism – my fave dichotomy.

Luke Mills Design website   /   Instagram

23.04.2018

W I N – Tim Webber Apex Shelf


Feeling lucky this week? You so are. NZ designer Tim Webber has just launched three new colours in his popular Apex Shelf, and he’s letting us give one away!

The new colours are Mist Green (a muted sage), Burnt Red (hello) and Slate Grey (a soft/cloud colour), joining the OG fam of black, and fresh white.

Clean (simple design, no visible fixings or mounts), contemporary and all completely New Zealand made, the Tim Webber Apex Shelf would be perfect above a bed or couch as a ledge for framed art and fave pieces, or in your kitchen or bathroom for storage and display. Or actually anywhere. At all.

Competition now closed – congrats to Helly Parsons x

06.04.2018

New Things



Look what Frankie Magazine made: Look What We Made. Another Frankie mook, this one charting the skills, inspirations, workspaces and day-to-day life of 38 Australian makers over 256 XL pages. From hatmakers and brewers, to potters and jewellers, textile artists, illustrators, musicians, weavers, cobblers and a whole lot more. Buy here.

New Butterscotch bedding range from that clever woman Rachel Castle.

I need all the sconces from Allied Maker

The best blankets and cushions by LRNCE. Loving the super-chunky embroidery.

I also need a Hourglass side table from Australian designers Fenton&Fenton.

Gah! This makes me want to I-Dream-of-Genie myself to Henley Beach, Australia. Bowlsome is one of the finalists in the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards. Kudos for the interior goes to Williams Burton Leopardi (P.S: the taps serve sparkling water, cold brew coffee, or kombucha) and the branding was done by Black Squid.

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