African Textiles from Mungo

by Joanna on August 27, 2014


Meet Mungo, an African textiles house from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, established in 1998. Textiles such as table linens, throws, and bedding are woven on antique 19th-century Hattersley looms, adding a sense of history to each piece. Mungo also keeps sustainability in mind by sourcing quality natural fibers, avoiding mass production, and employing local artisans to operate their looms. The result are beautifully made textiles that feel like modern heirlooms.

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{ via Rue Magazine }



by Joanna on August 26, 2014


Named after a child’s secret hiding place, Tuckbox specializes in handsome, simply furniture. Rooted in the notion of maintaining memories, keepsakes, and stories, each piece from Tuckbox is lovingly handmade in a dusty shed in Melbourne, Australia. From stacking stools to feet designed not to scratch a floor, the designs possess a silent beauty and feel incredibly thoughtful. And can we just discuss how beautiful those mint legs are???

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 { Images via Tuckbox }


Swans Island

by Joanna on August 21, 2014


Good textiles are such a luxury and often well worth a higher price, especially when handmade. It’s such a wonderful feeling to curl up with a favorite throw or blanket—and right now, I’m smitten with Swans Island. These textiles are handwoven in Maine using yarns such as organic merino, silk, alpaca, and domestic Corriedale wool, dyed with all-natural dyes. The result? Throws that are incredibly soft, exquisitely made, and reminiscent of a family heirloom.

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{ Images via Swans Island }


Moving Mountains

by Joanna on August 20, 2014


Talk about furniture eye candy! Moving Mountains is a Brooklyn-based design studio started by Syrette Lew. Hailing from Hawaii, the name of Lew’s practice is a “tribute to the Hawaiian archipelago and its imperceptible movement northwestward.” While the studio produce bags and jewelry along with a furniture line, it’s the larger scale pieces that have captured my attention. Each piece is hand-crafted and made of materials such as fractured marble, veneered maple, and ash. The aesthetic is actually reminiscent of mountains themselves, in the pure angular geometry you’d expect of a range.

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{ Images via Moving Mountains }


Katakana NY Ceramics

by Joanna on August 19, 2014


Katakana NY derives inspiration from a range of concepts. First and foremost, “kata kana” means “shape,” and it is also the Japanese character set for transcribing Western and foreign language. This New York-based design and lifestyle collaboration project was formed in 2012 when Japanese ceramicists Shino Takeda and Romy Northover combined forces. The result are the restrained, yet emotive pieces you see here. The shapes are simple and clean, while the glazes are what make these pieces truly sing.

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