We’ve made it. Every single one of us. It’s Christmas Eve. 24 hours away from the big day. A whole week of relaxation ahead. So, what better way to begin it all then looking at the latest and greatest arrivals to land online this week – items that will be sure to enliven your home, and make your week-long stay on sofa all the more enjoyable and a little less guilt-free. So, scroll down to discover a few of our favourite new releases from Tom Dixon homeware, Phaidon Books and Menu.
This year MILLION CPH has taken steps into producing efficient storage solutions for small spaces. It’s a move that’s been applauded by everyone as now there is a number of ways to improve the functionality of your home without encroaching on space. The brand-new Libertine Rack is a case in point. With its slender and stable construction, which rests on the floor and leans against the wall, the Libertine Rack is a no-nonsense structure that does it all. It also makes a pleasant sound when you place a coat hanger on it. Perhaps not the most important trait, but as soon as you hear it you’ll understand exactly what we mean.
Tom Dixon lays claim to some of our favourite lights and the Tom Dixon Beat Tall Pendant Light is certainly one of them. Made in solid brass, the Pendant has a unique black patina surface that acts as a beautiful contrast to its golden interior. It’s greatest strength, though, is its versatility. Forget big, overhead pendants, the well-proportioned Beat Lamp can create a fully coordinated lighting scheme with less glare and less shape. A proper investment piece.
The New York Times describe Fredrik Berselius as a ‘rare chef who thinks like an artist and gets away with it.’ So now you probably know he’s not your ordinary chef and, consequently, this isn’t your ordinary cookbook. In this debut title, Berselius shares his culinary journey of Scandinavian flavours and techniques through the courses of his exquisite seasonally-driven tasting menu which fuses the heritage and tradition of his native Sweden with a deep appreciation for his two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Brooklyn.
Menu, in partnership with design duo Norm Architects, say they are on a mission to bring about the comeback of the clock. Granted, the clock hasn’t gone too far away, but a lot of us rely on our smartphone to tell us the time, so they have taken a little bit of a backwards step. We think Menu have definitely bought about a renaissance with this piece, though. Crafted form the finest brass and stripped of any unnecessary detail, the Menu Wall Clock will be a distinguished addition to any room in the house. It gives you an excuse to leave your phone alone for a couple of minutes, too.
Gejst – the Danish design studio founded by Neil Grubak Iversen and Søren Nielsen – who connect sustainability with impeccable aesthetics, is the newest name to arrive to our homeware rails. We had a bit of trouble picking out one piece to give them the ‘Top 5’ introduction that they deserve, but we eventually settled on this; the Nebl Mega Planter. An intuitive and innovative planter that salutes unity and simplicity, the Nebel – which comes from the German word for ‘fog’ – is a meteorological phenomenon that makes looking after house plants a whole lot easier. Looks pretty good, too.
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