Category Archives: Product Design

Millie Fairhall

Coveting these hand painted tribal serving boards and accessories created by Australia-based artisan Millie Fairhall. She is a self-confessed ‘mixed-plate of cultural confusion’ and her heritage reflects heavily in all that she creates. She writes this on her blog about her creative journey:

“Whilst the majority of people receive a pay packet each week,I do not. I’ve chosen the path of the unknown,of the consistently inconsistent because I love what I do and am fortunate enough that there are people out there who love my creations enough to pay me their hard earned money for something that is made with heart and soul. My work is a culmination of my life.my travels.my experiences.my adventures.the blood that pulses through my veins.the culture that I have been born from.the life that only I have lived,that’s what inspires & keeps the fire burning.” 

“I spend hours slogging away.late nights.lack of sleep.blistered hands.sweat.sacrifices & tears to produce everything you see on my page,but I get so much satisfaction and pride to be able to share my work with everybody.”

You can follow Millie on her blog site and Facebook. Her products can be purchased in her Big Cartel shop.

Images: Courtesy of Millie Fairhall.

Saana ja Olli

Admiring the textile collection and product line of Saana ja Olli, a designer couple and an award-winning design company from Turku, Finland. Saana Sipilä and Olli Sallinen design their own patterns inspired by ancient Nordic folklore and produce their hemp textile collection in south western Finland. You can follow them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Saana ja Olli.

The Tokyo Cork

TheTokyoCorkWe love the cork seat stool that we found in the Japanese online store, The Tokyo Cork. 80% of this natural material (cork) is harvested in Portugal and Spain but the plant does not grow in Japan. They have, however, found a process to recycle discarded wine bottle corks and created this impressive product line. The handmade stool seat itself requires about 350 used corks.

Images: Courtesy of The Tokyo Cork.