I am not afraid to share that I have a total ceramics crush on The Mod Collective!
The whole collection is available in this amazing range of fun colours and a huge array of edgy finishes. The unique surface patterns are created through a mix of design software, 3D printing and then the final pieces are cast, by hand, in Valissa’s Melbourne studio. The result is these beautifully detailed objects that range from serving ware through to light pendants.
I adore the complete range but I think the light pendants are simply spectacular! The textured surface is emphasised so beautifully as the light rays shine through the porcelain. These are really a special creation, don’t you agree?
Geometric patterns are still a huge trend at the moment with hundreds of beautiful faceted designs on the market.
This week I share with you a few pieces that I think are the pick of the crop, easy to work into your home as individual pieces, without the need to totally overhaul your style.
Hope you like my selection!
1. Timber & Ore Bar Stool by Woodsmithe
2. Wooden Geometric Vase by Urban Analog
3. Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter by HRUSKAA
4. Geo Birdhouse by Kelly Lamb
5. Kaleido Trays by Hay / available in Australia through Corporate Culture
6. Toshi cabinets by Lucanichetto / Casamania
7. Geogami Quilt Cover by Snurk / available in Australia through Top3 by Design
Inspired by this weeks The Hermitage, I thought a wee bit of pinspiration was in order to end the week!
I have selected some gorgeous images that really display the variety of ways wood can be used in the home, and the various effects it can create. See how the natural colours and textures of wood can add warmth and interest to your home. From Scandi to Rustic, I think I have covered all tastes and styles!
Herringbone parquetry is still my number one obsession… what style do you love the best?
All images via
I love this next design because it is so simple and at the same time pure design genius.
Hockerbank 2010 by Joanna Dehio is a collection of round tables and stools which can be transformed into long benches and tables by the addition of extra planks of wood with matching round cutouts. GENIUS!
How many people do you know who struggle to supply extra seating for events and parties? Generally our option is to store a huge stack of folding chairs and trestle tables to cater for these situations but imagine the space you would save with this design! I am awe-struck by how simple and clever this piece is.
Last year Hockerbank Edition 2012 was released which is a colourful version of the original design, adding a little fun and pizazz to this fantastic piece of furniture.
Maple Set by The Federal is a one gorgeous prototype.
This set of knives are mainly made from carved Maple wood, finished with a highly polished blade. The contrast of the two materials is at odds, yet they also somehow complement each other to create an object that is visually spectacular. But these pieces aren’t just pretty though, they have been weighted correctly so in use they handle and cut in a way that would impress any culinary genius. The wood has been sealed to ensure longevity and avoid staining from use, and to make cleaning easy.
Listed as in prototype status in 2012, here’s hoping they go into full production some time this year.
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