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Sustainable cushions and home accessories from Happy + Co

Sustainable cushions and home accessories from Happy + Co

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favourite home interiors brands of the moment – Happy + Co. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen their black and white striped cushion popping up in my photos. It’s a piece that has in many ways inspired the design direction of my living room – focusing on a monochrome colour palette and lots of simple, clean lines. Now I want to delve a little deeper and tell you more about Happy + Co’s back story and socially responsible ethos. ‘We believe happiness starts at home. It’s a philosophy that informs all that we do and every product we design.’ Happy + Co creates smart, sustainable furniture and home accessories that are designed to brighten up the home and be noticed. There’s hand screen-printed cotton cushion covers with bold, eye-catching patterns, handcrafted mugs stamped with the brand’s signature cross, and best-selling monochrome tableware.     The designs are inspired by the team’s travels, whether it’s Bondi palms, Bogong butterflies or Palm Beach. But more than just taking from a place and …

On my radar: new finds for the home

This week’s ‘On my radar’ home inspiration post combines eye-catching marbled wallpaper, sleek minimalist dining tables and simple, soft minimal home accessories. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re daring with your pattern, love a classic, timeless design or simply have an unhealthy appetite for buying ceramics (like me!)… Marbled wallpaper by Murals Wallpaper I’m not usually one for pattern or colour but these softly hued marbled wallpapers have caught my eye. Paper marbling dates back to the twelfth century, when artisans used absorbent papers and ink to recreate the finely veined patterns of smooth marble and stone. Designed and sold by Murals Wallpaper, these intricate, hypnotising designs use photography and modern digital printing to blow up the paint effects of marbling onto wallpaper. Use as a feature wall to add instant impact to a room, or wrap around a whole space if you’re brave enough… All prints are custom-sized, made-to-order and priced at £25.00 per square metre. Vipp dining table in two sizes Available in two sizes, Vipp’s new minimalist dining table is designed to withstand …

Danish brand Woud's A/W 2016 collection – simple objects that stay true to the brand's Nordic heritage

WOUD’s AW16 collection

WOUD is a Danish brand I discovered and fell in love with at the northmodern furniture fair in Copenhagen back in August. They create minimalist furniture, lighting and home accessories, striving to give each product a meaning, purpose and function. From clever storage solutions and designs for compact living to timeless oak dining chairs and contemporary sofas, their products are simply beautiful and beautifully simple. They say: ‘In our designs, whether it being in form, function or choice of material, we strive to add a touch of innovation while staying true to the simplicity anchored in our Nordic design heritage. Our designs radiate “love at first sight” through colours, textiles and aesthetics.’ This second collection of theirs presents 11 new products designed by a range of international design studios and emerging names. The Pidestall planters, above, for example, were designed by Norwegian designer Emilie Stahl Carlsen, who recently graduated in Product Design from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Created for both indoor and outdoor use, they come in red, grey and deep …

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Just a quick blog post today, I’m off to Copenhagen for the northmodern furniture fair! What better way to get into the mood for Scandinavian design than a look at Ferm Living’s new Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. Entitled ‘Subtle Dwelling’, the collection has a strong minimalist aesthetic and an artisan approach, focusing on simple shapes, textural surfaces and contrasting finishes. The colour palette is deep and dark, with vibrant hues next to dusty, earthy tones and monochrome colourways. New furniture designs have streamlined silhouettes, while a new lighting series has interchangeable forms for endless combinations. Ferm Living says of the collection: ‘Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture – telling stores of lingering Sundays.’ There’s something about the shots that brings to mind MENU’s Modernism Reimagined images from the Spring (see them here), with their dark, moody atmosphere and autumnal tones. Perhaps these Scandinavian brands are simply growing up and coming of age, favouring craftsmanship and an honest expression over particular trends or …

Arro Home by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers

Arro Home is a new collection of locally designed home accessories and tableware created by Melbourne-based Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers. The pieces look so fun and cheerful I knew I had to share it with you. The collection includes products created by designers in Melbourne, as well as treasures collected from travels abroad, such as bed linen, cushions, kitchen textiles, ceramics and rugs. They say: Simple and refreshing, the Arro Home aesthetic incorporates signature prints and colourful designs, in combination with classic styles. At Arro Home we are not defined by trends, instead we’re governed by imagination. Our pieces are designed to be enjoyed today, not reserved for tomorrow. Arro Home is currently available for pre-order online, so keep an eye out on their website. Photo – Brooke Holm, Styling – Marsha Golemac Via The Design Files Here are my top picks: From top to bottom, left to right (click on links): Geometric Oven Mitt, Geometric Quilt, Sketchbook Doona Cover, Pom Pom Cushion, Microscope Cushion, Sketchbook Floor Cushion