I am completely in love with this 2011 prototype called “Handle Me” by Oeyvind Wyller, Christoffer Angell and Simen Aarseth as part of the collective Angell Wyller Aarseth.
Made from cast iron with dowel handles, this set looks stunning in the classic combination of black and white but is also a sturdy, reliable piece of cookware. Cast iron cookware lasts a lifetime, and can take a battering and still maintain its finish.
I look at this design as a perfect mix of aesthetics with practicality, a real “Chefs” tool, that is a serious piece of cookware you could easily present your meal in, from kitchen to table voila!
Minimal, classic, durable. Bravo Angell Wyller Aarseth!
Trust Jonathan Adler to inject some fun into your home.
He has teamed up with the iconic brand Kohler to create a range of colourful sinks that will become the statement piece in your house. Available in a range of classy colours that are bold but still classic, why not take this chance to mix it up a little and evolve from the standard white bowl.
And I love that he is wearing red and green together, Mr Adler, you little risk taker!
Although it isn’t actually something new, exposed pipes in the home can make a striking design feature.
Brass pipes have long been used in Victorian bathroom decor, stainless steel in more recent designs but recently the resurgence of copper is really taking off (if you can afford it that is!) Just look how exposed pipes have been used in the following Pinterest images. The styles move from Victorian, to industrial, to cool minimalism with ease but I have to say, the polished copper just has to be my favourite, how about you?
I’m nominating designer Christian Bjorn as a cooks best friend.
He has designed a range of oven trays like no other. These porcelain dishes can be combined and stacked even while cooking in the oven! That’s right, you can create a mini apartment block for your dinner and still have everything cook evenly! Think how much more you could fit in your oven by removing your shelves and stacking these. And when your degustation extravaganza is ready, the dishes can be set straight onto the table thanks to the heat-resistant silicone feet.
The Stackable Oven Trays are also freezer, microwave and dishwasher proof so it has never been easier to be the hostess with the mostest!
Either my fridge has an embarrassing case of LBL, or the mystery puddle that keeps appearing is a sign that it is in dire need of a service, or is about to go on the blink.
Being opportunistic as I am, I have taken this chance to start a campaign for my dream fridge, the retro styled SMEG. These fridges have been on my wish list for as long as I can remember, even appearing in magazine tear sheets I’ve kept since high school! Needless to say I am totally obsessed with their retro curves and styling.
I understand the trend for the hidden fridge in Kitchens these days, the minimal, clean look is nice but personally I like statement pieces, something that screams character. SMEG fridges are definitely that and come in the 1 door FAB28 fridge or 2 door Fab28/7, both in an amazing range of colours or even patterns!
Now to convince my husband…
It may just be the Italian coming out in me, but I will freely admit, I love concrete.
More and more I have noticed it creeping back into homes, first in the form of a polished floor than progressing onto benchtops and tables, even pendant lights and clocks. Then I discovered Port Living Co (Culinarium). aka concrete homewares heaven. They create the coolest range of concrete wares and I want the whole range.
No cement boots here, Port Living Co (Culinarium) are floating right to the top!
Hexagon Pattern Concrete Coasters
Salt & Spice Caddy
Asian Spice Set
Concrete Salt Cellar with Machined Aluminum Scoop
Pepper Mill & Small Salt Shaker Set
Natural Concrete Tray
Square Embossed Coasters