Style

To have or to hold

A selection of vessels you can put to good use or simply stand back and marvel at.

As vases
Set a futuristic tone with a single straight stem, or juxtapose a minimalistic design with lush tropical foliage or an explosion of foraged wildflowers.

BACKDROP Wall, floor and steps (throughout) in Dulux Surfdale, dulux.co.nz. ABOVE LEFT (ON STEPS), CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Clockwise from top left Terrazzo vase by Zakkia, $55, partridgedesign.co.nz. Alfredo vase by Georg Jensen, $260, smithandcaugheys.co.nz. UFO vase by Heinrich, $190; Calice Maxi vase by Kartell, $300, goodform.co.nz. Scissors by Hay, $41, cultdesign.co.nz. Gather vases by Good Thing, $39 each, zavedo.nz. Alfredo vase by Georg Jensen, $260, smithandcaugheys.co.nz. True Colour vases by &tradition, from $179 each, dawsonandco.nz. ABOVE RIGHT, FROM TOP LEFT Wall jar, from $62, vertiplants.dk. Globe vase by AYTM, $225, partridgedesign.co.nz. Green Line vases by Bitossi, from $552 each, matisse.co.nz. True Colour vase by &tradition, $159, dawsonandco.nz. Round Peach vase by Monmouth Glass Studio, $210, zavedo.nz.

As planters
Breathe some fresh air into your home with a selection of vessels and plants of different heights. Arrange together as a living corner or around the room to create an indoor garden effect.

ABOVE, FROM LEFT Terrazzo pot by Zakkia, $60, partridgedesign.co.nz. Wire pot, $119, and Wire base by Norm Architects for Menu, $150, sundayhomestore.co.nz. Flowerpot with saucer by Hay, $51, cultdesign.co.nz. Dip planter by Capra Designs, $79, sundayhomestore.co.nz. Sky planter by Boskke, $129, simonjamesdesign.com. Cork planters by Melanie Abrantes Designs, from $110 each, needsupply.com.

As artworks
Never mind function – check out the form! Make one of these beauties your next ‘just because’ buy, then put it pride of place where you can admire it as often as possible.

ABOVE, FROM LEFT Stack vessel, $755, and Warp vase by Tom Dixon, $470, ecc.co.nz. Zee vase by Modgy, $21, smithandcaugheys.co.nz. Tota bowl/vase by AYTM, $230, partridgedesign.co.nz. Paper vases by Octaevo, from $21 each, afdstore.co.nz.

Styling & set design Sara Black
Photography Melanie Jenkins