When we are sourcing items for projects, we are constantly coming across great ideas that put smiles on our faces, and spark some interesting conversations! So this month we thought we would share with you a few of our favourites…

What:

A washing up sponge in the shape of a bed frame for you to lay your sponge to rest after a hard day’s work.

How:

Any moisture left in your sponge will drip through the slatted bed frame beneath – leaving it dry the next day.

Why:

Playful and functional design – adding an element of fun to the dull task of washing up!

What:

A fresh take on the picnic basket made of separate components which can be used as food storage, a bbq or even as a fondue set.

How:

From top down – the wooden lids on the red and white bowls can be used as chopping boards.  The top red bowl is made of stone clay, in which food can be cooked.  The wire frame round container can be used as storage or as a plinth whilst the white bowl is used as food storage.

Why:

Innovative use of materials and perfect for a summer picnic for two!

What:

Floor lamp in the shape of a stick figure with a lampshade as a head.

How:

Metal framed floor lamp with customizable lampshade, in human sized proportions.

Why:

This is a love it or hate it conversation piece.  Playful, simple design – just turn the little guy towards the wall for a more modest floor lamp.

 

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What:

Round mirror with thin black frame and splashes of colour around some parts of the edge.

How:

The bleeding colour effect is achieved by digitally printing pigment which is reflected on the surface of the mirror.

Why:

Subtle and unusual as it mimics the oxidation process seen in antique mirrors however with colour.  Beautiful way to introduce colour in a contemporary mirror.

What:

A bunkbed for your kids in the shape of a little house.

How:

This bunkbed is made of natural pine with a ladder leading to the second floor under a roof with windows.  The storage drawer under the bottom bunk bed can be pulled out as a guest bed also.

Why:

Your children’s first home, small but fully formed.  A fun take on bunk beds!