Products of the month: March 2016

Texture is a key theme in this edition as we present you with our favourite products of the month. From tiles made from recycled paper to geometric bunnies; terrariums to tessellating concrete tiles, we’re certain you’ll find something to spark your imagination. Take a look…

1. Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection

Product collaborations between brands is always refreshing. This time, Iittala and Issey Miyake have come together to create a new collection for the home. While both have their own aesthetic – Iittala, hailing from Finland and Issey Miyake from Japan – both found commonality in timeless design and innovation. 

The Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection is a harmonious collection of textiles, ceramics and glassware.

The deep forest green references the Finnish woodlands, while the pastels are inspired by Sakura cherry blossoms. In fact, nature also plays a part in the collection’s shapes, with napkins folding into Mount Fuji’s silhouettes. 

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2. Dear Human Recycled Paper Tiles

Dear Human says that wallpapering began as an exploration that grew out the company’s staff witnessing the amount of paper waste from local industries. After many experiments, paper tiles emerged as a successful product made from recycled paper. The tiles are as hard as board, as light as cork and can be printed on or painted like paper. In fact, they also have strong sound absorbing qualities.

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3. Studio Cockatoo Rabbit Print

Studio Cockatoo is is small design space nestled deep in the Australian Sunshine Coast hinterland, where husband and wife team Luke and Kate Bordessa create geometric and modern art. This rabbit print is a perfect way to add a touch of Easter to your home that will far outlast the chocolate eggs.

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4. KAZA Concrete Tiles

KAZA’s new range of three dimensional tiles concrete tiles create highly artistic and architectural effects. With their concave and convex surface, the tiles create tessellations and intricate textures that result in unique statement walls.

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5. Miniscapes

What began as personal projects for around her home and for friends quickly gathered momentum, and now Clea Cregan is now taking commissions for events, restaurants, workplaces and homes through her business ‘Miniscapes’.

Hailed as a sustainable alternative to floral arrangements, these miniature gardens have plenty of character, containing mini plant life and objects. Cregan has even authored her first book, ‘Miniscapes’ published by Hardie Grant that details how to create one’s own terrarium.

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