Must-Haves: Out of the Ordinary
Out of the Ordinary
By Kyle Fulton
Add feline flair underfoot with the ersatz Snow Leopard skin. Entirely hand-crafted from over 700 hundred pompoms made of a merino wool mixture, the limited edition rug is an artful addition that is as cosy as it is unique.
Add punch to the mix a The Mounted Papuan Necklace from Anserai. Inspired by the traditional ‘bilas’ ceremonial attire of the Papuan tribes, the ‘money cowrie’ shells were traditionally used as currency. Made in the last two years, this elaborate piece was meticulously constructed from natural shells and woven fibres and sit upon an oak brown base. www.anserai.com
Art with Heart
High on the feel-good factor, these gorgeous trash-to-treasure Lepre Table Mats are croched from plastic bags by women in Burkina Faso over five days.
Founded by Delphine Kohler, the project helps marginalised women earn a living wage and practice their craft while increasing environmental awareness.
Beautifully fashioned from recycled oil drums and Swarovski crystals, the upcycled Candleholders from Haitian artist Karine Faubert Villard are more than just objets d’art. By providing a market for artisans practising traditional crafts, Urban Zen works to preserve the country’s unique culture whilst creating avenues for income. www.urbanzen.com
Add an element of the unexpected with living art. A striking centerpiece or standing sculpture, Horse is a collaboration between Teppa sisters Chu, who crafts the containers and Paloma, who designs the plants. Requiring minimal care, the airplant design comes in small and large size.
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