Late last week I received some exciting news regarding the well-loved Mount Maunganui design store Paper Plane. Talented owners Timothy John and his wife Krista Plews announced the launch of their new in-house brand Timothy John x Paper Plane. Beautifully crafted, the new pieces showcase Timothy's unique design aesthetic and eye for detail. Timeless, understated and versatile, the products have been designed with the consumer in mind, as a direct result of Timothy's engagement with the public on a daily basis.
The Bowler Pendant Light immediately caught my eye. Clever and playful (much like the designer himself) with a choice of black or white fabric cord, here it hangs above the new Hardwood Splay Table and classic Nordic Chair.
If you're a fan of the Sidekick Collection designed by Timothy John, and let's face it we all are, you'll be pleased to know that the family of Sidekicks has expanded yet again, with the new Coffee Table and Tall Side Table. Joining the Low Stool, Side Table and Counter Stool, the entire range is available in five different base colours and two wood top finishes so you can mix and match as you please.
The man himself, Timothy John, sitting proud (and rightly so) amongst the Sidekicks
Photo credits: Wayne Tait and Jo Wade
Next on today's agenda are some stunning products from the online store Mister Mister. One of my newest sponsors, I recently shared their fabulous lighting products with you in this post. The incredible Faceture series by NZ designer Phil Cuttance consists of handmade faceted vessels. Available in two sizes, the White Faceture Vase has been on my wishlist for a while now, but they also come in the gorgeous range of hues below. The process by which the vessels are individually made is truly remarkable, resulting in each piece being utterly unique. Take a look at the video here.
I'm always on the lookout for stylish cushions, and the Snurk (which means "to snore" in Dutch) is a standout. Designed in Holland by philanthropist’s Peggy van Neer and Erik van Looan, and inspired by Origami, the cushions feature a bright and colourful photographic print of 3-dimensional folded paper, depicting complex shapes that arise out of simple folds.
Also available at Mister Mister, you must check out the amazing range of wooden tableware by designer-maker Nicole Porter. Featuring eye-catching patterns, I love the wood grain plates which come in both Chevron and Indian Lace. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, they are ideal for picnics and parties. Hugely popular, do not be put off by the words 'sold out' on the website - new stock has landed in the country all the way from New York, and is clearing customs as we speak!