Aura Home-1-Design Crush


More good things coming to us by way of Australia, this time in the form of AURA by Tracie Ellis. High quality homewares inspired by years of global meandering, my favorites of which are the stoneware ceramics for the kitchen. With plenty of brights and pastels to choose from they’ll mix seamlessly with whatever you’ve already got going on in your cabinets.


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Studio Yama

Studio Yama-1-Design Crush


I’ve noticed lately that the more stress I’m experiencing, the more I look forward to a solid start to my day. Namely my morning cup of coffee. I make it a ritual of sorts – Chemex, quality beans, and just the right mug. The ceramic pieces of Studio Yama have caught my eye, with an aesthetic rooted in both Japanese and Swedish culture and design traditions their pieces strike a lovely balance of aesthetics.


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Issey Miyake x Iittala

Ittala x Issey Miyake-1-Design Crush


Designers love Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake, and now they’ve partnered with Finnish brand Iittala to create a range of homeware which includes pleated place mats, tote bags, and more. The collaboration – Issey Miyake x Iittala – has been in development for four years and includes thirty textile, ceramic, and glass pieces for the home. The technology developed for use in the pleating is fascinating, employing a technique that uses steam to pleat the fabric into origami-like patterns as well as a process that involves baking material in an oven. And that pastel palette? Perfect for spring.


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Chris Earl

Chris Earl-1-Design Crush


Chris Earl‘s upbringing in Papua New Guinea instilled in him a respect for creating objects to fulfill a purpose, create a story, and build community. He puts it all into play in his line of furniture, tabletop, and ceramics where that trifecta is the guiding light. Functional, graceful, and timeless.


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PINCH-1-Design Crush


I’m currently sipping some green tea as I type, and I’m wishing it were out of this PINCH cup and saucer instead of a mug I’ve owned since college. Inspired by ancient clay oil lamps, this matte porcelain beauty excels at elevating a mundane experience.


PINCH-2-Design Crush

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Laura Slater

Laura Slater-1-Design Crush


One of the main rules I follow when decorating my own space is this – keep walls and furniture neutral so you can go crazy with accessories. Laura Slater‘s arrestingly bold textiles that focus on the intersection of color and shape are just the kind I’d like to throw into that role.


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L'accumulation-1-Design Crush


L’accumulation is a showcase of functional beauty. Modernism and nostalgia, utility and expression, a story that’s gathered over time as we build our homes and our lives. A belief that traditional items have a place in the home whether they are made by heritage brands or are limited handmade items. Everything L’accumulation purveys is made to last.


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Thirsty Porcelain Glass // Hand Hammered Brass and Copper Box // Porcelain Cornet Table Lamp // Salt, Pepper, and Sugar Flask // Apotheke Bontanika Yuzu Cream