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Posts from the ‘Dining Room’ Category

Meet Mrs Peterson

Mrs Peterson Pottery is a Blue Mountains based business that create some very divine pieces.

A stunning range of hand-made porcelain jewellery and homewares that have me smitten with their charming irregularities, wonky forms and cute impressions. I really am a sucker for anything that shows the mark of the maker and the process it is created with!

Tell me I’m not alone, aren’t they just beautiful?

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Marbled Ceramics

Another recent discovery is the work of ceramicist Helen Levi.

Hailing from Brooklyn New York, Helen’s work has a fresh approach to this very traditional art. She has a sense of playfulness with the materials which allows her to create pieces which are unique and interesting, ranging from the quirky to lovely combinations of textures and colours. I am especially in love with her marbled collection featured below with its rustic, raw appeal and unpredictable patterns. So pretty.

Other than making functional objects, Helen plans to stem further into sculptural work, creating on a larger scale and having a little more creative freedom from the practical. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with!!

If you are interested in purchasing some of her beautiful pieces you can do so via her web store.

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Mums the Word

Just putting it out there that perhaps your mum deserves something a little bit more special than PJ’s and fluffy slippers this Mothers Day…

so here is my Mother’s Day edit of cool gifts all under $100… hint, hint!

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1. A Skulk of Foxes Timber Vessels starting from $89.00 – 8 styles available

2. Dinosaur Designs Liquid Servers – $100

3. String of Pearls Plant is my new favourite plant (available at any good garden centre for about $15) shown here in Angus and Celeste Nasturtium Hanging Planter – $69.00

4. Uashmama Paper Bags range in price from $10 upward and are available in a huge range of colours and can be used for just about anything!

5. Avalon Je T’Adore Green Tea Massage Oil – $39.95 and Organic Coconut and Lime Body Scrub – $54.95 because all Mums love to be pampered ๐Ÿ˜‰

6. Throw Glitter in Today’s Face limited edition print by Laura Blythman / available through Lark – $75.00

My kind of Pot Purri

Here is a recent design that showed at Milan Design Week Salone del Mobile 2014.

POT.PURRI by 3 dots collective is an interesting design collection of modular containers which can be mixed and matched to create over 50 unique objects spanning from vases and vessels through to lamps.

The main segments are made from concrete and wire of various diameters and dimensions, all of which are interchangeable. This allows the customer to create a custom combination of pieces for their project and furthermore, allows them to update their purchase by reconfiguring whenever they please.

I love the pop of colour that the wire elements bring to the collection, they break up the heavy, solid aesthetic of the concrete perfectly and mimic the forms and patterns in basketry, just with a polished, modern edge.

 

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Falcon Enamelware

If you are looking for some items that are classic, timeless and durable to add to your kitchen than look no further then the fabulous Falcon Enamelware range.

These iconic products have been baking mouth-watering meals since the 1920s! Traditionally they were only available in that classic white and navy combo but now Falcon has plans to extend the colour range starting with a brilliant red. These pieces will last the test of time, you can use them in the oven or on the stove top, hell, you can bring them camping if you wish! Picnics, parties or just everyday meals this range is a staple for any kitchen and gains extra brownie points for being dishwasher safe (We ALL love that !)

A recommended addition to any home and a true design classic.

Readily available through many stores worldwide, for Aussies I found Peters of Kensington to have the best prices ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kitchen Kudos

In need of some new kitchen and dining accessories? Here are some fab items I have been lusting over recently…

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Small Share Platters by Rabbit Trap Timber – $65

This Aussie company hails from The Southern Highlands in NSW and everything they make is from recycled timbers. Too much loveliness, check them out for sure.

02_SempliCupa-Rocks by Sempli – $50 Set of Two

There is a complete range of glassware including various sizes and carafes. Wooden carry Trays are also included with some of the glasses to support their unique shape.

03_Norm_GrinderMenu Bottle Grinder by Norm Architect dk – available in Australia through Top3 by Design – Large Single $109 or Small Double set $129

Minimal style grinder which has been cleverly designed in reverse so that the only time the contents fall out is when you are actually grinding. No more shelf spillages! Love this idea.

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KINK Vinegar Bottle by Deb Jones / Jam Factory – $95

Love the unique little bend in the glass of this bottle, a cute character piece with function. Available in a range of colours. Complement with the matching KINK Oil Bottle $125