Articles of Interest: materiality matters

Written by Sara Black

Imagery by INDEX CORP

Vintage and/or exceptionally crafted homewares are par for the course and we photographed some to show you.

Ostrich Egg Shell
In the ultimate upcycling/recycling/eco/green/sustainability mash-up, we present the ostrich egg. One of Earth’s most magnificent moments, forget about scrambling one, just display the shell and marvel at its crystalline calcite beauty.  
AVAILABLE FROM: BABELOGUE
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Dr Glob Chair by Phillipe Starck for Kartell
Babelogue gift us another guilt-free shoption (shopping option) with a Dr Glob vintage chair. If you like what you see, snap it up quick as these seats don’t sit around long. However, no fretting, follow the store here and I guarantee you’ll be sliding into their DMs with a purchase request soon enough.

AVAILABLE FROM: BABELOGUE


Fulcrum Lamp by Cheshire Architects for Resident
A modern re-expression of an archetype, the Fulcrum Lamp was designed by Nat Cheshire of Auckland’s Cheshire Architects. The Japanese shade pivots atop a cork base with a gentle finger sweep. The base also comes in a sand-cast silicone bronze iteration. And they’re hand-made in New Zealand.  

AVAILABLE FROM: SIMONJAMES.CO.NZ
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Cooking For Optimists by Nicole Stock
This cookbook boasts many target market hits: those who need a pick-me-up, those who are already glass-half-full types and those who appreciate excellent book design. And, most of all, for those who can’t cook to save themselves as there are no finished dish pictures in which to compare your shitshow of an attempt and spiral back to being one of those who need a pick-me-up.

AVAILABLE FROM: EVERYDAYNEEDS.COM
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Glass Pebble Paperweight by Dong-Wan Kim
Cast your mind back to a recently seen paperweight. Most likely it’s naff as all hell because, oddly, not many designers have dedicated their skills to the humble and dutiful object. But Kim, one half of Korea’s glass studio, Clear Mood, has kindly hand-blown some glass, pebble-reminscent paperweights.

AVAILABLE FROM: JIHO-YUN.COM
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