One of the most beautiful materials to use for furniture and homewares is wood.
Wood comes in so many varieties which allows this massive variation in colour, grain and texture. The natural beauty of wood can be showcased by using many different techniques, the sculptural possibilities are endless and the results can be simply stunning.
Below are some amazing pieces that I think celebrate wood in all it’s glory, th result is items that are beautiful and timeless.
1. Oak Pendant Light by Ross Gardam
2. Birch Sake Pot by Kota Fukunaga / Mjolk (Wine Cooler also available)
3. Petrified Wood Trivet by Anthropologie
4. Snake Wardrobe by Fuers Heim
5. Wooden Hammock by Adam Cornish
6. Homestead Candlesticks by Ladies & Gentlemen / available in Australia through Douglas and Bec
7. Mk2 Wood iPad cover by Miniot
It is hard indeed to return to work after the four-day Easter break so this week let Hermit whisk you away to an exotic tropical paradise instead.
Let the warm sunshine bronze your skin, feel the kiss of salt air on your cheeks and let your toes sink into the soft sand as you relax and unwind in pacific style. Escapism has never been so easy…
1. Swing by Edward Van Vliet
2. Tropical Palm Cushion by Whitlock and Co
3. Fish Bowls by Andrew Ludick
4. Seaweeds Vintage Canvas Poster by Arminho
5. Woven Fish Net Runner By West Elm
Life can get a little crazy and we all need to step back sometimes, re-focus and revive.
Our homes are our little havens, a place we can retreat and recharge, so why not add a little Zen to your house? The following collection of homewares that echo that Zen vibe, relaxed, serene and calm. They are additions that I think will help create a peaceful environment where you can gather your thoughts, share your philosophies or get a little creative.
Feeling calmer already?
1. Ofuro Wooden Bath Tub by Rapsel
2. 5 Fish Gold Leaf Kohaku and Tancho Pond by Mabona Origami
3. Sticks and Stone Stool by Ash Allen
4. Low Dining Chair and Bench by Urban Zen Home Furniture Collection
5. Cumulus Pendant by Enoki
6. Less Work More Zen by Gardens of Wendiland
Hands up who loves the furniture range by US company Bend Seating? (Me, me, me!)
Many awesome designs of wire seating, tables and lighting can be found on their website, all available in a fun range of bright, powder-coated finishes. I love that they are such a bold, brave design item. A real stand-out feature piece that is totally practical and super comfortable. Indoors or outdoors, they are sure to add a little fun to your decor.
And you know I’m partial to the faux taxidermy…
We really are quite blessed to live in Australia. Our hot summers are the perfect for outdoor entertaining and thus, summer is definitely party season here.
Australia Day BBQ’s are quite the tradition, a celebration of our warm climate, relaxed lifestyle and love of the great outdoors. So in keeping with this I have compiled a selection of images that blur the line between indoor and outdoor. The servery window, the bi-fold door, the outdoor kitchen and of course the moonlight cinema. Architecture that takes the indoors out and lets us enjoy the best of both worlds at once.
The outdoor cinema has definitely been added to my personal wish list!
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If you loved The Hermitage yesterday but cannot take a holiday at the moment, then perhaps this is something you need to buy for your home.
The Nestrest is a stunningly beautiful hanging chair designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety for Dedon. It is a large lounger that is completely constructed by hand using aluminium and Polyethylene strips. The material choice means that the structure is strong, weatherproof and will protect its inhabitants from UV rays. The Nestrest can also hold a whopping 625 kilograms of weight (Just make sure the tree branch you attach it to can also!!)
The exterior is available in chalk (White) or Natural and the interior cushions come in a whole variety of colours so you can customise your nest to your taste. If you aren’t too keen on heights there is also a standing Lounger available so you can stay firmly planted on the ground.