01.04.2019

The Next Best Thing



Way back in 1890, a New Zealander pioneer invented and patented the concept of instant coffee. And now, one of the brands that’s been instrumental in putting New Zealand at the forefront of coffee culture, is re-inventing this Kiwi invention. It’s Coffee Supreme‘s new Instant. And they’re calling it the Next Best Thing (for when you can’t have the best thing).

They’ve sourced a coffee from the Yacuanquer region in Colombia, roasted it, brewed it, and freeze dried it. No additives or fillers, like other instants can have. Instant coffee with traceability? Nice.

Sold in a little box of 7 sachets. Designed for adventures, or for when you go places you know the coffee is bound to be rubbish (hotel rooms and airlines, this side-eye I’m doing is for you).

Relevant to The New’s interests thanks to the always-on-point Coffee Supreme brand visuals and packaging design.

Keen to fire up the Zip and put some in your Arcoroc mug? Available online here.

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.

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