Design Finds – Love, love, love
Text: Ingrid Opstad | Press Photos
February – many of us associate the month with love and romance. Valentine’s Day is indeed a great excuse to celebrate that special person in our lives. If you want do do something extra to show your appreciation, whether small or large, we have selected a few items that ooze amore!
If you are lost for a gift idea, we have the solution. This personalisable pendant on a chain from Thomas Sabo is a great idea which we are sure she will love. With its simplistic, graphic and modern design, the necklace is available in silver, rose-gold or golden variations. It can be engraved on all four sides with a personal message of your choosing.
Thomas Sabo, necklace cuboid, from €98
Many of us believe that the way to someone’s heart is through food, and what better way to exercise this than to cook a delicious homemade meal for your loved one? Use these pretty heart-shaped plates and dishes from the White Company to display your culinary delights. Not only is the collection perfect for presenting food for a special occasion, but they make lovely gifts too. Robust and resistant to scratching and chipping, they are made in Portugal with a hand-painted pale-grey trim, which means no two pieces are the same.
The White Company, ‘Porto Stoneware Heart’ dinner plate, €29; side plate, €13; ramekin, €16; small oven dish, €33; large oven dish, €59
Tell someone you love them with this classic mug featuring the iconic love heart design motif by Alexander Girard. Then, they will think of you every time they have a coffee, and smile. A sweet and simple gift.
Vitra, ‘Love Heart’ coffee mug, gold, €25
Sans Tabù is a lifestyle brand with a know-how of high Italian craftsmanship, creating luxury home linens in which tradition is translated artistically with a modern spin. With romantic connotations, the ‘Kiss’ collection defines a modern ‘trousseau’ composed of silk cushions, linen tablecloths and table runners designed for romantic ‘tête-à-tête’ dinners. The delicate silk cushions are available in different shades of blue, yellow and coral tones.
Sans Tabù, ‘Kiss’ pillow, €135
As part of their new ‘Kiss’ collection, Italian company Fornasetti has come out with this raised cabinet adorned with red lips. It is wood silk-screened, painted and lacquered by hand, to create a beautiful and decorative piece for the home which will look elegant and chic.
Fornasetti, raised cabinet ‘Kiss’, €8,400
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