We just love Wedgwood’s unabashedly feminine Butterfly Bloom range. The new array of pastel-hued, floral-inspired teapots, cups and saucers belongs to the brands Harlequin collection. We can’t get enough of its creative and sometimes whimsical mix of floral designs, butterfly motifs and vintage patterns.
Walls are often-neglected parts of the home, yet there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be as gorgeous as the furniture we choose. Paris-based designers Cecile Figuette and Frederic Bonnin of Minakani Walls have created a collection of light, airy wall coverings that feature fun, nature-inspired motifs. The designs can be scaled to the buyer’s wall dimensions. The coverings are printed in France on high-quality air-laid paper, and they are resistant to UV and humidity.
The Milan Furniture Fair wasn’t the only place that opened its doors to the public in Italy’s design capital two months ago. Known primarily for ingenious sliding panels and other space-defining furnishings, Rimadesio also unveiled its new 800-sq-m (8,600-sq-ft) flagship. Giuseppe Bavuso designed the sprawling showroom that displays the brand s newest collections.
Photographer Michael Paul shows us a different side to Paris, venturing beyond the Eiffel Tower and into quiet streets and alleyways to bring us the city’s gorgeous sweet treats. His book, Sweet Paris, shows us mouth-watering creations from Parisian tea salons, patisseries and boulangeries, as well as Michael’s notes on the history behind them, how they’re made, and where you can find the best in the city.
New design company La Chance explores duality. “We see two potential audiences for luxury furniture,” says Jean-Baptiste Souletie, who co-founded the business with architect Louise Breguet. “There are design enthusiasts, who want uncompromising pieces in bold colours, and there are people who love contemporary design but prefer more muted tones.” Each piece in its new furniture and lighting collection comes in Jekyll-and-Hvde versions.
TAKE THE FLOOR
The lobby of Sydney’s The Darling Hotel at The Star just got a facelift, and DBI Interiors’ Anna Goh and Erin Shaw have given the space a shot of colour and personality with custom-made carpets from Designer Rugs. Pictured is a Haru rug by Mira Isogawa, who incorporates traditional Japanese motifs, patterns and colours into his creations.