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?
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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
The Eva Solo Showcase, designed by Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek, is a beautiful design which allows you to display precious items in the protection of a glass dome.
I love this concept because it is a piece that can be constantly changed and updated to create a stunning visual display in your home. You can theme the contents to match your decor, to celebrate important events, special holidays or just to house those delicate keepsakes.
Both my children are young and whenever we go for walks together they love to find interesting things that they gift to me. Wouldn’t they get the biggest kick out of seeing these precious treasures displayed with pride in the Eva Solo Showcase. Because sometimes the most precious gifts are those without a price tag!
Australian residents can start their collection by contacting Top3 by Design. (Same day delivery is available for many Sydney Postcodes!)
I adore these personalised paper portraits dolls by Jordan Grace Owens, and it appears I’m not the only one! Orders are currently backlogged due to huge demand and you can see why!
What a creative take on the family portrait! These little paper dolls are made to order to resemble all of your family members right down to the family pet or childs favourite toy. They have that cute retro feel to them thanks the moveable joins, but they are a little too delicate to use as toys and are more suited to a box frame. Best bit is this portrait can be updated whenever a new family member is added to your brood!
A great present idea to keep in mind for a future mothers day, fathers day, wedding or any event really!