Still Life

All this cosiness is courtesy of New Zealand’s Città – who’ve just launched their Autumn Winter 20 collection, Still Life.

The collection’s name is a nod to its aesthetic focus on organic shapes and tones taken from nature – think mossy green, earthy neutrals and smoky pepper. There’s loads of linen (bedding, cushions, loungewear and more), warming wood tones and hand-woven baskets. In the textile range, I’m super into all the gingham and tonal check patterns (the grown-up grid) coming through. Everything gingham all the time!

I love seeing a New Zealand brand glow-up. Città have always been strong in soft furnishings, but in the last couple of years they’ve really levelled up their range of in-house furniture and lighting (and other ‘hard homeware’ pieces), with two gifted New Zealand designers  – David Moreland and Nikolai Sorensen – dedicated to this part of the business. The curvy, contemporary Horizon coffee and side tables caught my eye in the Still Life collection, and there’s some very cool new wall hooks coming too.  They’re also expanding their edit of ceramics and glassware – I have my eye on some of the Bower ceramic canisters (it’s so hard to find ceramics with a lid! Not anymore.)

You can check out the entire Still Life collection by Città online now.



Incredible bathroom at a coastline-meets-country property in Victoria, Australia. If moody and modernist on windswept oceanfront is your thing (aaaah and why would it not be), take a look at the rest of the home here. Designed by B.E Architecture.

Photography Peter Bennetts

This bathroom (LOVE this bathroom – wish I could see more angles of it!) and the beautiful sunken kitchen above belong to a Japanese-inspired home/grown-up-treehouse in Melbourne, designed by Archier. Definitely go and watch the walk-through video tour of this home, here.

Grey-on-grey = quiet elegance

Been a minute since we looked at a teeny Scandinavian apartment. I love that they always, always manage to find space for a dining area. This looks as good a place as any for a morning pour-over.

I’m not even mad that the bedroom is impractically tiny – it just feels like a cosy nest.

If you’re after a Mediterranean feel, a fully-tiled bathroom counter is going to bring that for you. I love that they’ve used imperfect, matte tiles and added rough plastered walls, but chosen light colours – this is rustic, relaxed, and refined all at once.

I’m really responding to powder blue lately – I reckon we’ll be seeing a lot more of it this year.
Great little before and after of this modest kitchen, here

*whispering in your ear: uneven matte-white subways… a modern freestanding bath… sitting under timber sash windows…

I love everything about this kitchen; most especially the extra-thick concrete benchtop. I just want to teleport here for a day of cooking while listening to podcasts, with a background soundtrack of rain outside. This sweet cottage kitchen belongs to photographer Marnie Hawson, and her Macedon Ranges farmhouse style home. Tour the rest of this nostalgic abode over on the Bed Threads journal.

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On the Wishlist currently:

A few things from the Marle AW20 collection ‘Into My Arms’ which launched this week, including the Cooper Top in Ivory (love the simple silhouette with the balloon sleeves) and my dream pleated, high-waisted, linen, oatmeal-hued pant. Honestly, I’ve been looking for a pair of pants exactly like this for months. Jett Pant in Oat (also comes in Black)

Something sculptural and modernist from New Zealand woodturners Walk in the Park. This new Raised Sphere bud vase, hand-turned from Puriri wood, would be beautiful at my bedside. Available online from Precinct 35

Definitely appreciating a rattan moment (a moment, mind – not all-rattan-everything). Love this new William Bench Seat from AC Homestore.

Sansceuticals has just added to their range with a new Cellular Repair Lotion. They’ve really nailed their multi-functional M.O. with this one – it’s designed to: reduce and prevent pigmentation, increase hydration⁣, strengthen barrier function by boosting ceramide production,⁣ reduce inflammation and balance the pH of your skin⁣, regulate sebum production, stimulate collagen and elastin.

I’m alllll about a bed ruffle atm. Society of Wanderers new collection of bold stripe linen bedding includes frilled flat sheets and frilled pillowcases. The blue stripe has my heart but there are other colours, too. Available in New Zealand from TeaPea.

If you’ve been looking for a dining table that’s a lifetime purchase and isn’t from a chain store, this is it. The 4 Pin Table, designed and crafted by Matakana-based William Worsp. It’s clean and timeless, with just enough interest in the positioning and curve of the legs to let you know you’ve chosen something special. WRW & Co 4 Pin Table (also comes in a coffee table size).





OK, I officially like chrome tapware again – in this specific material palette (white, timber, ceramic)
Styling by Bonemade – follow them on Instagram for organic-meets-sophisticated interiors.

Special doesn’t need to be expensive. (Love the raw-edge linen shower curtain)

Cute bunks courtesy of Bicker Design

Love this dining-bench-corner-avec-storage. These are IKEA Nordli drawers, so this is a super affordable idea to steal. Here’s another view of the same space:

I’m always checking in on The Stables to see if they have new work up, and I hit pay-dirt for us today! These are a couple of Duplexes in Cronulla Beach; all fresh whites and clean lines. You might like (you will like) to see the other images of these two homes – head here and here.

Love this for us. Gallery wall by The Poster Club. (Especially like the simple black ‘pebble’ on the right there; you can shop that print here)

(eeep – those floor tiles!)

Sarah Sherman Samuel finally took a break from designing amazing homes for other people to design an amazing home for herself.  Go see the rest of it over on Domino, here.

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