New + Noted

7.31.2015

Having started working on this post at the beginning of the week, I've been adding new finds each day as they land in my inbox, or catch my eye on the web. The result is a varied but exciting mix, perfect inspo (and perhaps some retail therapy) for the weekend ahead!

First up is the gorgeous new photographic art from Kristina Dam Studio, exclusively launched at THE POSTER CLUB. Following on form her stunning Botanic Collection from last year, the new series is called ‘Inside’, and consists of six new posters, created from pictures taken in a 24 room neo-baroque house in Copenhagen. Once again teaming up with talented Copenhagen-based photographer Tuala Hjarnø, Kristina says she searched a long time for the perfect house. "I hope and believe that the unique mood and many details will shine through and be well received". Looking at this beautiful imagery, I have no doubt they will. The soft palette and detailing of the rooms and windows is exquisite.

Photography by Tuala Hjarnø

Shop the collection here

Tine K Home has released their new Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection, MOON. Brimming with beautiful homewares, the styling never fails to inspire.

Images via Inredningshjälpen

See the full catalogue here.

Closer to home, I received news of an exciting collaboration between award winning chef Ben Bayly and renowned New Zealand potter Peter Collis. Combining their enormous talents, they have produced a beautiful range of artisan tableware. Handmade and used in both The Grove and Baduzzi restaurants where Bayly is executive chef, the range of white, blue and black stoneware has been featured on MasterChef which premiered this week, and will be sold in Stevens stores NZ-wide. 

Imagery courtesy of Pead PR

Artesania De Galicia is a beautiful new ceramics range available exclusively in NZ from Auckland store Tessuti. Not only are they functional, everyday pieces, they are artworks that have an incredible backstory. An autonomous region of north western Spain, Galicia has a long tradition of handmade crafts and a wide range of artisans still practising today. Theirs is an ancient history, and one that is steeped in the earth with the Druid religion still embraced widely in the area. This connection to the earth is reflected in the colours and textures seen in the wonderful ceramics from the region. Galician handmade ceramics are produced by co-ops of women of the area and each piece is signed by the maker.

Images courtesy of Tessuti

The collection is available to purchase online and at the Herne Bay store






Yumeko

7.30.2015

A new discovery, Yumeko is an eco bed and bath brand based in Amsterdam. Producing luxury sustainable products for the bed and bathroom, they have hit the mark when it comes to natural beauty. Their gorgeous range of duvets, pillows, bedding, blankets and towels are all made from organic materials such as cotton, wool, kapok, and animal friendly down and feathers. How inviting does this bedroom look?

Lifestyle Shoot produced by W.Green with photography by Aico Lind and styling by Crisp Sheets

Found via Beeldsteil / imagery via W.Green and Yumeko

Yumeko have recently collaborated with renowned Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek to produce a range of incredible beds. The collection includes three styles in copper, wood and black steel.

Art Direction by W.Green with photography by Aico Lind and styling by Crisp Sheets

The industrial vibe of the metal frame beds is very cool but if I had to choose, the wooden one would be my pick. Made from beautiful ecological oak, I love the simple design and clean lines.

Images via Yumeko




Kate & Kate | The Great Escape

7.29.2015

The new summer 15/16 collection from Kate & Kate is here! The Great Escape will be showcased for the first time at Life Instyle Melbourne tomorrow, and I am thrilled to have a sneak peek to share with you today.



Described by the talented sister-in-law duo as as "by far our most exciting - and most adventurous - season to date", the collection, which includes beautiful new cotton blankets and linen throws, introduces a new range of stunning hand screen-printed linen cushions with custom feather inserts, as well as gorgeous linen napkins. Plush bath sheets and hand towels together with both kids and adult beach towels complete the amazing new lineup of Kate & Kate goodness. 


Featuring a mix of clean lines, bold shapes and fun graphics, I love that the colour palette includes soft tones, bright colours as well as simple monochromes. While I favour the more neutral colours for home, I'm all for colourful and vibrant beach towels. The Uniform Adult Beach Towel is definitely calling out to me. Incredibly soft and absorbent, all the new towels are generous in size and can be used in the bathroom, at the pool or down at the beach. Roll on summer! 

Styling by Megan Morton and photographed by Sam McAdam

Knowing first-hand the level of quality and attention to detail that goes into every Kate & Kate product, my heart is a flutter at seeing this extensive new range. I wish I were heading to Life Instyle to get up close and personal. If you're lucky enough to be in Melbourne, make sure you pop along for a look between July 30th and August 2nd. 

The Great Escape is also now available for pre-order from the Kate & Kate webshop.





TDC x BoConcept | Part I

7.28.2015

Some of you will have seen my post on Instagram yesterday, announcing a very exciting project with Danish Design company BoConcept. Our current living room set up shown below is about to undergo a transformation with a brand new sofa, and over the next four weeks I'm going to document the journey here on TDC. 

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

Choosing a new sofa is a big decision, with many important factors to consider. What I love about working with BoConcept, is that in addition to offering an extensive range of stunning furniture, they help you get the most out of your space. They create not only great design icons, but furniture you can customise to fit your exact needs. I love flicking through the latest BoConcept catalogue for ideas and inspiration and I'm a regular visitor to the store where I'm always met with friendly, helpful service. I couldn't wait to get started on the selection process, and with camera in hand I happily went through the paces of looking, touching and testing out each of the sofas in the beautiful Auckland BoConcept store, located inside the Bloc Retail space. 


Having had a two-piece sofa set for some time, I'm keen to explore an alternative option, one that offers versatility and a significant change to our current configuration. The Carmo sofa is one that I kept coming back to, and I'm sure you'll see why. Contemporary Danish design at its best, I was immediately drawn to the clean lines and modular style. I also love the distinctive shape and fine detailing with the piping on the edges. 


As soon as I sat down I noticed an exceptional level of comfort, enhanced by the addition of extra padding on the armrests. Imagining how great it would look in our living room, I can also envisage hours of enjoyment sitting and relaxing, and hanging out with family and friends. 


The Carmo certainly ticks all the boxes, presenting so many possibilities and combinations. While this may be a daunting prospect, you can rest easy at BoConcept, knowing that the highly skilled staff are there to listen to your needs and offer complete guidance. They can advise you in the store or come to you home, offering visually different solutions to help make your dreams come true. I will go in to more detail regarding this part of the process next week. 

First up, I need to choose the fabric and colour!

Photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

There really are no limits in terms of colours and materials. The luxe felt and leathers really appeal, and while I do love the pale grey colour of the Carmo sofa on display in store, I want to embrace change and choose something new. Carrying on with the next step of the design process next week, I'll be taking some fabric samples home to get a feel for them in our space.

This post has been brought to you in collaboration with BoConcept 




 

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