Jennifer + Smith | Outdoor Cushion Collection

9.01.2015

I couldn't think of a better way to kick off the first day of spring than with the gorgeous new outdoor cushion range by Jennifer + Smith. A big fan of the Sydney textile designers - you may remember their pillowcases I showcased in my son Marlow's room - I'm so happy to see that they have introduced a range of cushions that are accessible to the outdoors. Featuring their signature bold and simple aesthetic, the collection features a mix of fun and classic designs and includes both floor and scatter cushions. 


Founders Jennifer Fowler and Rebekka Carey-Smith are passionate about quality and original design. Using their combined backgrounds in landscape architecture, fashion, business and now textiles, they have developed the unique range of cushions and fabrics from a 100% polyester canvas, water and stain repellent with high UV resistance. The fabric boasts anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to keep the cushions fresh while still remaining luxuriously soft.

Styling by Marsha Golemac and photography by Brooke Holm

The black and white ones are definitely calling my name... and motivating me to get our outdoor space ready sooner rather than later!


The entire range is now available for pre-order from Jennifer + Smith, and will be arriving with stockists mid September just in time for you to lounge your way into summer.

Imagery courtesy of Jennifer + Smith

Quincoces-Dragò & Partners | Apartment Roma

8.31.2015

Understated and elegant, this light-filled apartment in Milan was designed by Quincoces-Dragò & Partners, a Madrid/Milan based studio founded by David Lopez Quincoces. Completed in 2014 it features a stunning mix of natural elements including wood and marble. Furnished with classic prices from Charlotte PeriandEamesGio Ponti as well as those from David Lopez Quincoces himself, the overall look is unique yet timeless. 


Interestingly, the studio was established on the heels of a two year design and architecture collaboration between David and the renowned Piero Lissoni. Now, Eight years later, Quincoces-Dragò & Partners is made up of a team of architects and designers who work on everything from graphic design, though to interiors and furniture design. See more of their projects here

With thanks to DPAGES with imagery via Quincoces-Dragò & Partners

Before I go, let me also just say a big Congratulations to Karina Young, the winner of last week's AURA Summer launch giveaway


Friday Finds

8.28.2015

A beautiful addition to the Muuto Lighting Collection, GRAIN brings a new perspective to the pendant lamp by combining a classic minimalistic design using innovative new materials. Designed by Jens Fager, the versatile and environmentally friendly lamp has a warm and welcoming appearance and lots of character despite its simple iconic shape. I love the lamp’s refined matt surface which comes from a specially created mix of bamboo grain and plastic composite. Available in a range of colours, 'Green' and 'Nature' shown below are gorgeous. 

Images via Muuto

The new Norwegian poster collection from Visse Vasse caught my eye this week. Capturing idyllic scenes in pretty pastels, the soft yet slightly rustic styling is also providing lots of inspo!


With thanks to Only Deco Love via Visse Vasse

I love the pink details in this beautifully styled home, especially the Muuto Nerd Chair in the workspace. 

Styling by Emma Fisher for Stadshem

After our fabulous new sofa arrived, we shifted the old three seater downstairs and have stored the two seater in the garage. I'm thinking about getting rid of both and going for a new look downstairs all together. A beautiful daybed is high on the wishlist, with a couple of firm favourites like the popular Safari Daybed which I love, and the Menu Daybed which is AMAZING in every way. The Beck Daybed (below) is another Danish beauty. Designed by Anders Folke Anderson for Foxy Potato, I adore the neutral colours and simplicity.

Images via Foxy Potato

At first I thought this living room was a hallway, probably due to the little bench. Either way it works, especially with that incredible picture wall. The kitchen details are also lovely, as is the kidsroom which you can see along with the entire house tour here

Images via Alvhem Mäkleri

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget there's free shipping at AURA until the end of today! To enter their exciting Giveaway pop over here


Gallery 4 | New Innovation in Tiles and Bathrooms

8.27.2015

Gallery 4 is a new tile brand from the NZ family-owned bathroom company Smail & Co. A manufacturer and importer of bathroom wares since 1950, they own the well-known brands VCBC and Michel César, and are the importers of Burlington from the UK. The launch of Gallery 4 is an exciting addition and adds a unique design dimension to their current product range, connecting New Zealanders with some of the most distinctive tile and bathroom design products in the world. Their curated collection, sourced from abroad and locally, offers many products for the first time in New Zealand. From handmade artisan tiles and digitally coloured body porcelain to cast sinks and baths, new concepts and materials will inspire architects, designers and home owners alike. 


The incredible Gallery 4 range includes Climatica Ceramiche from Italy and Huguet from Mallorca, who are combining local craftsmanship and innovations in materials science to produce tiles with depth of character and performance. I love that both of these companies display a great respect for tradition in their timeless flooring ranges, and a passion for fresh modern designs using age-old techniques. Huguet also provide a custom design service enabling clients to commission bespoke tiles, cladding, and kitchen/bathroom fittings.


At the other end of the spectrum, the young Italian design company 41zero42 is rewriting tradition by reimagining the ceramic tile, celebrating colour, texture and new materials in bold designs. It has developed some unique products and also reinvented a few classic tiles along the way.


In addition to these imported European products, Gallery 4 offers their own encaustic cement tile collection and custom design service. With characteristics similar to marble, the handmade tiles are highly durable and recyclable. First developed in France over 150 years ago, they are finding a renewed popularity in contemporary architecture for their natural look, waxy yet hard-wearing finish, and wide colour and pattern choice. While still a relatively new product in the New Zealand market, the team can advise on their use, and you can visit their showroom to see sample installations.

For more information contact info@smail.co.nz, or get in touch here:

Auckland
4–8 Ace Place, Kingsland
T 09 309 9109

Christchurch
86 Wigram Road, Wigram
T 03 343 0969

Imagery courtesy of Gallery 4

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Aura Summer 2015 Collection | Giveaway + Reader Offer

8.26.2015

This year marks the 15th anniversary for AURA by Tracie Ellis. An impressive milestone that has seen the creation of 30 incredible homeware collections, their newest one for summer 2015 is now here, and I am thrilled to share a taste with you today, along with a giveaway and special reader offer. 


Beautiful new bedlinen includes the tranquil Maison linen cotton quilt covers in a range of new colours including the gorgeous Dove and Pastel Pink. I also love the new Diamond Coverlets which add a cosy layer of geometric texture. Designed to create a sophisticated touch of the elegance with a taste of the riviera, the classic French Stripe quilt covers comes in Bright Yellow and Blush


The Living collection above introduces an extensive mix of new Cushions and Throws in range of bold graphics and beautiful colour palettes. Below, the stunning Bath collection features sleek and sophisticated blacks, crèmes, and soft hued pinks in checks and stripes. 


Catering to the younger style set, I think the Pale Pink Maison below is definitely fit for a princess, while the Stripes are bold and playful - perfect for the little ones. 


In addition, it is with much excitement that AURA introduces the first range of Ceramics! You can now indulge your love of all things AURA with their signature designs on Superior white based high-fire porcelain, including 12 designs in Side/Tapas Plates, Stacking Tapas Bowls and Coffee Mugs


Now for the fun part!

To celebrate the new season, AURA are kindly giving away a $150 voucher to one TDC reader to spend online! In addition to this, readers will receive two days of free shipping.  


To enter the giveaway, follow these easy steps:
  • Email enter@thedesignchaser.com with Aura New Collection in the subject line. Include your full name in the email. 
  • Sign up to AURA E-NEWS from the AURA Homepage
The competition will close at 9am NZ time (UTC +12) on Monday 31st August. The winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on the blog that day.

Open to New Zealand and Australian residents only.


To receive free shipping, simply enter the code TDC at checkout. This offer is valid until until 11.59pm AEST on 28th of August. Valid for New Zealand and Australian residents only.

UPDATE: This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Karina Young!

Imagery courtesy of AURA 

 

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