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Some week's provide more inspiration than others, and this has been a great week. Whether you're a fan of Birkenstocks or not, (for me they're a summer staple), there's no denying how incredible the new Birkenstock 1774 showroom is. Designed by Vinson & Co and located amongst the high-end boutiques along Paris' Rue Saint HonorĂ©, the new showroom is a dedicated space for the brand to present special projects and collaborations. Set inside a Parisian apartment with ornate architectural detailing and herringbone flooring, the light-filled, neutral space is beautifully curated with design pieces including a pair of Faye Toogood's iconic Roly-Poly fibreglass chairs and Chandigarh chair by Pierre Jeanneret. Here, Birkenstock shoes can be seen dotted around the space, atop of stools, consoles and shelves.

Photography by DePasquale + Maffini

Walk in the Park is a favourite local designer of mine. I've used their pieces in my styling and editorial blog posts, but I thought it was about time I told you a little about the talented duo behind the brand. Paying homage to the variations of wood available in NZ, founders Sam and Jiho create unique pieces in their woodturning studio in Titirangi. Believing in a simple, honest approach to design where aesthetics and utility are intrinsic, the pieces are stunning to hold and look at, but are also functional, blending the organic with the domestic. Sculptural and exquisitely produced, each piece is quiet in detail, but beautiful in form.  This bespoke vase popped up on my Instagram feed and I was blown away! Available from a select group of retailers, Tessuti is my go-to for their extensive and ever-evolving collection. 

Walk in the Park Ebonised Matai, NZ grown Maple and NZ grown Black Walnut Assemblage vase

Last week I shared a look at Zara Home's first kitchen collection, with a glimpse of the new Autumn campaign. Now released, A Life of Simplicity tells an inspiring story of pared back pieces, styled inside the dream home of Copenhagen-based architect Danielle Siggurud.

Styling by Colin King & Rosie Seabrook / Photography by Frederik Vercruysse

See the stunning campaign in its entirety at Zara Home

Styling by Lotta Agaton Interiors / Photography by Brian Buchard

One of my favourite sofas currently, The Mass modular seating series designed by Lim + Lu for New Works combines a strong connection to Scandinavian materiality and craftsmanship with a modern approach to functionality. Exuding sophistication through each tailored line, the pieces, which range from a Daybed and Love Seat, through to the Lounge, Ottoman and Coffee Table, cater to many different environments. A sculptural simplicity and honest materials unite the collection. Shown here in the new Copenhagen home of New Works, and beautifully styled by Lotta Agaton Interiors, find out more about the series at 

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