These four distinct but equally excellent looks are firmly on our watchlist.
Fields of gold
There’s something so sweet about the haystack vibes of the raw cotton, plaid, gingham and floral textiles and homeware springing up that make us feel like kicking back on the porch in a rocking chair. We’re not about to go full country bumpkin on you, but the wholesome naïvety is undeniably charming.
This magnetic colour has a creative pedigree through its ties to the late French artist Yves Klein, who patented his own International Klein Blue hue. Whether you call it IKB or cobalt, it’s one pretty punchy pigment that commands attention and exudes pure class and confidence.
ABOVE November 01 print by Aure Studio, $155, theposterclub.com. Yves Klein book by Hannah Weitemeier, $26, bookdepository.com. Helio paper vase by Octaevo, $36, pepastationery.co.nz. Hera side table, $313, westelm.com.
Ahead with the curves
The emergence of full-figured furniture with exaggerated proportions has been noted as a movement dubbed neotenic design. The vaguely human qualities of such pieces make them feel friendly, and they’re also sturdy and grounded, properties that often go hand in hand with another we love — total comfort.
Take some time out to consider these fashionable folds flexing their way to the fore for your wardrobe and beyond it. We’ve got our eye on Mansur Gavriel’s pleated bucket bags and the colourful cotton shades of Hay’s ladylike Matin table lamps, which radiate lighthearted optimism.