Meet uimi knitwear … we think just in time to get ready for the cooler days and cold nights. Winter is approaching fast!
uimi is a small Melbourne based lifestyle brand, specialising in eco-friendly knitwear, producing wonderful throws, blankets, womens & kids wear, cushions and much much more… made exclusively from natural fibres, including extra fine merino wool and certified organic cotton.
And most importantly – all designed and produced locally in Melbourne!
I saw the beautiful work of Amber Lucy, Melbourne based Architect and founder of Thread Architecture today at Decoration & Design in Sydney. Amber knits stunning vessels, lamps and other objects out of rope. Definitely made me stop.
Ever wanted some beautiful tea towels that are not checkered or striped? Look no further! Maya Muse Textiles is a Sydney based textile designer who creates beautiful hand screen printed tea towels amongst many other products. Her range also includes cushions, wheat bags, eye pillows, napery and much more. All products are designed and handmade in Sydney by Maya. Here some of the products we love.
The brainchild behind the wonderful, unique and colourful Plopp stools is Polish designer and engineer Oskar Zieta. Oskar started working with this technology whilst writing his doctor thesis at the ETH in Zurich (University of science and technology in Zurich). The stools (or any other Zieta products for that matter) are created by laser cutting two sheets of steel into a shape and welding them together, then inflating them with air. This process is called FiDU (“Freie Innen Druck Umformung – the Internal Pressure Forming”).
With this technology Zieta does not only create the funky Plopp stools but various other objects like mirrors, coat racks, benches and even custom designed artwork. And in future the plan is to ship the products flat packed to be then inflated at home. Currently this is only possible with the coat rack “Tatarak”.
Just in case the rain continues, these are the perfect blankets to hide under plus some matching dishes for breakfast in bed! Extremely beautiful styling and photography as well. You can order it from Anthropologie.
Cradle chair from INDN341 designed by Richard Clarkson, Grace Emmanual, Kalivia Russel, Eamon Moore, Brodie Cambell, Jeremy Brooker, Joya Boerrigter.
The chair references IKEA furniture ideology and is designed to be flat-packed, minimising packaging and transportation waste. The cradle chair is manufactured from reusable and environmentally friendly raw materials.
I am currently quite obsessed with finding the perfect breakfast/dessert/soup bowl for my kitchen. Yes, in my household things have to be simple, beautiful AND multifunctional… Today I came across Urban Cartel and their amazing handmade homewares. I love the simple shapes and beautiful colours …. they are definitely shortlisted.
Urban Cartel’s homewares are handmade in Melborune, Australia, by Craig Pearce. You can buy or find out more about the products on Mosey or at the Rose Street Artist Market in Fitzroy (Melbourne).
Last week the s’more team went to the VIVID Sydney ideas talk by etsy CEO Chad Dickerson. But what really caught our attention was Industrial Designer Henry Wilson. Henry was part of the discussion panel after the talk and briefly talked about his work.
We totally fell in love with Henry’s designs. Below some images of our favourites – the beautiful upcycled / reinvented Anglepoise desk lamp and the A-joint system.
This is what design should be – simple, clever and beautiful.
I just got back from the Finders Keepers Market and stumbled upon these really cool illuminated signs by Kane Sullivan aka Fromage La Rue. I am not sure why Kane Sullivan chose “street cheese” or “Strassenkaese” as his company’s name but the illuminated signs he designs and builds are ueber cool. Get the Las Vegas vibe and save on candles as they will create a beautiful ambient light – I like it a lot.
If only I already had the cool warehouse dwell that would go with it.
Read his interview here if you want to know more about him and his oversized and heavy lettering (and a little insight about the name ;-).
The Finders Keepers Markets are a free bi-annual event that showcases the work of emerging designers and artists from all around Australia and New Zealand! The first markets were held in December 2008 at CarriageWorks in Sydney, followed by Markets in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Art, prints, stationary, fashion, pottery and much more, there is so much on offer at this beautiful market created and organised by the duo behind the Follow Store in Surry Hills who have been advocates of supporting emerging design since their first beginnings in 2007.
Today is the Finders Keepers market in Sydney at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. Check out more dates here.
I know this ceramic range from tonfisk in Finnland is not new, in fact we have had ours for over seven years but they always get the ahs and ohs upon their sleek design. The Skandi look/design is very popular here in Australia (and probably all over the world) and no wonder Helsinki got awarded World Design Capital 2012. I only wished it wasn’t so far away for me to pay a visit, but at least I can enjoy my cup of tea in my tonfisk cups from Finland.
Oak and white ceramic makes for a stylish afternoon tea time.
Walnut and white ceramic keeps your tea warm and your hands safe.