Otherland Candles

 

I rely on a plethora of good smells to balance out my five pet home, the latest of which is Otherland‘s candles. Founder Abigail Stone noticed a gap in the market between high end overpriced candles and lower priced ones that were dominating the market and set out to fill it with her new line. A master perfumer creates Otherland’s with scent notes ranging from classics like sandalwood to the more unique saffron. I’m especially into their summer collection, which is burning in my living room at this very moment. The three scents – Stone Fruit (plum, peach skin, brown sugar), Matchpoint (tennis ball, cut grass, cucumber), and Freshwater Pearl (sea crystal, salt water, crushed shells) – bring instant summer nostalgia and the 1980s to mind. Photographer Henry Hargreaves to shot the collection which was directly inspired by the wacky geometry, day-glo colors, and zig-zagging angles of the Memphis design movement that we can’t seem to get enough of.

 

 

 

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Conbox Fan

 

It’s August, officially the dog days of summer. If you have air conditioning you may think that’s enough, but a fan in the room you spend most time in will really help redistribute all of that cooler air and help save on your electric bill a bit as well. I really love this conceptual Conbox Fan that’s so visually appealing and well designed – it’s controlled by your smartphone and can be broken down for storage during cooler months.

 

 

 

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Fire Kit

 

When push comes to shove I will choose a match over a lighter any day of the week. This pocket-sized Fire Kit comes with strike anywhere matches that can be lit directly on the radial striker machined into the bottom of the canister. The waterproof canister also features a precision knurled cap for grip and is engraved with the message “Fire – Light & Warmth – Strike on bottom”.

 

 

 

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Sorbet 12 Ways

Ice cream may be considered summer’s sweetheart, but on a sweltering day hand me a dish of sorbet please. Dairy is the last thing I want to eat during the dog days of deep summer when I could be digging into a light and flavorful scoop of the aforementioned instead. I’ve never made my own, but these 12 sorbet recipes are calling my name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lightly

 

Lightly is further proof that Australia’s design scene is white hot. Since 2005 the shop has been producing considered and functional products inspired by a sense of adventure and resourcefulness. If you appreciate thoughtfully designed homewares make it a point to explore Lightly’s full line.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kozmophone

 

Kozmophone is an updated take on Thomas Edison’s phonograph with touches of from the past, present, and future in its design. The classic horn-style speaker remains, but rotates a full 360-degrees for uniform quality listening. The speaker can also be removed and used alone through any Bluetooth device. There’s even a holographic display inside the main cylinder and ambient lighting. Kozmophone is currently waiting for its fully-funded Kickstarter campaign to wrap up, so if you’re into it get in on the ground level.

 

 

 

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Bump Vessels

 

Bump is a collection of borosilicate vessels designed by Tom Dixon that’s just about perfect for entertaining. Each double-walled piece is handmade in muted pinks and greys, resembling building blocks we all played with as kids. The collection includes three vases, a teapot, a jug, tea cups, and glasses.

 

 

 

 

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