Join table by Fritz Hansen

Republic of Fritz Hansen have just announced the release of Join™, a new light, flexible coffee table available in three different shapes.

With their subtle, understated design the tables can either stand alone or be grouped together. The powder-coated steel legs and frame are finished in black and the solid oak tabletop will be available with either clear or black lacquer.

“The three table types are aimed at three different contexts. The round shape is directionless and orients itself equally to the surroundings and fits into any room. The long table with its distinctive oblong “surfboard” shape is perfect along the wall or in front of the sofa. And the smaller of the three tables makes a perfect side table.”
— Christian Grosen Rasmussen, head of design, Fritz Hansen.

Available from February 2014.

Christmas Gift Guide #1: cards & gift wrap

I'm kicking off the countdown to Christmas on Design Hunter today with an edit of some of the card and gift wrap ideas I've picked out for my shopping list this year.

I'll be posting lots of gift ideas over the next few weeks, plus I've created a dedicated Christmas Gift Guide page where I'll be rounding up all the items featured in the gift guide posts along with lots of other lovely things you might feel tempted to treat your friends or loved ones too.

Here we go with the first one...

joyeux noel card - Etsy  |  wood grain gift wrap - John Lewis  |  festive paper tape - Anthropologie  |  star paper ribbon - TheWhite Company  |  geo wrapping paper - Anthropologie  |   silver kraft wrapping paper - John Lewis  |  gold geometric cards - Lovely Pigeon |  holiday kisses card - Etsy | evergreen letter press printed card - Etsy

Copper Blush

Earlier this year my home was featured by MADE as part of their Unboxed project so I was already familiar with their furniture, rugs and lighting, but over the past few months I've been watching with interest as they've expanded their home accessories range to additionally include a number smaller items.

The collection now also encompasses clocks, mirrors, vases, cushions and bed and bath linens as well as a number of other decorative accessories - and it's all very covetable.

A few copper pieces in particular caught my eye. The metallics trend has been around for a little while now but it still feels very current, especially in the winter months when it's always nice to add a a few shiny accents to the home to help create a warm, inviting mood as you step in from the cold.

copper clock  |  glass pendant light copper mirror copper table lamp  |  oak & copper coffee table

I love how well copper works with the soft blush or nude tones that are so popular right now. Lots of people are talking up this colour as the 'new neutral', as it works wonderfully with black and white or greys. I'm a huge fan of monochrome colour palettes, but the restraint of this type of colour scheme can sometimes feel a little harsh, so incorporating nude or blush tones is an instant way to add softness and warmth.

Happy home styling!

large vase  |  smaller vase  |  cushion  |  towels  | bed  |  dining chair  |  rug