Author Archives: Little Gatherer

Aero Burger

Aero Burger

Studio DIY Burger Balloons

As lone rangers, the simple burger and the humble balloon are wonderful creations in their own right. Two of our favourite things. But when combined they appear to make something even better, an improbable match made in heaven.

Float away to deliciousville with these fun Burger Balloons from Studio DIY. A super simple DIY involving only a few materials, you will be grilling up a bunch of these for your next barbeque in no time.

Check out Studio DIY for the full low-down on the instructions.

Photography by Mary Costa Photography

Kokeshi Fresh

Kokeshi Fresh

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We’d like you to meet some new friends of ours. Kind, sociable and very handsome, we think you will get along with them just swell. They go by the name of Kokeshi and have been handcrafted from beechwood by the clever crew at Sketch Inc.

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We have long been fascinated by the craft that goes into the production of the traditional Japanese Kokeshi doll, and are equally impressed with the tasteful modern twist incorporated into these rad designs.

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Be careful not to get too star struck, but do say hello to Ziggy Stardust, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour. Oh and don’t forget Beau, he loves his geometric hoodie so much he refuses to take it off. He’s just the cutest.

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Each Kokeshi character is handmade to order, meticulously hand painted and sealed in a hard wearing Satin varnish for a smooth and tactile finish.

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You can meet each member of the gang and adopt one for your own home from the Sketch Inc website.

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Ancymo stools

A is for aesthetic, adorable, awesome and Ancymon, the amazing creator of these crafty wooden stools. We love design that is both beautiful and practical, and that is exactly what you get with this clever little design.

Ancymo stools

It is a stool, a small table, a place to store your magazines, a small shelf and a ladder. Oh, and we nearly forgot, it’s also just a stunning piece of furniture for the home.

Ancymo stools

Each ‘A’ is made by hand using birch plywood in either a natural wood colour or something a little more bright.

Ancymo stools

Little Creatures

Little Creatures

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It’s the little things in life that make sure smile, and these little fellas have given us a grin from ear-to-ear. Anita’s Gatos is a little Etsy shop filled with amazing little creatures. From farm animals and sea critters to birds of the feather and insect fellows, her shop is filled with varieties and virtues.

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Creator and founder Anita hails from Mexico and makes everything 100% from hand in her home studio on Staten Island. Just a little polymer clay, acrylic paint and imagination is all it takes: “I find it amazing that each of my figures started as a little ball of clay and end up making me feel like they have come to life, that is why I give each of them special characteristics and different personalities!” says Anita.

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There is no doubting that these little pieces of art are made with lots of love. You can pick out a ready-made one from her store, or if you have something special in mind you can even request a custom order.

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Balloon Bench

Balloon Bench

Balloon Bench

We’d love Float away with this magical Balloon Bench + Seat from Japanese studio h220430.  Visually influenced by the 1953 French movie ‘Le Ballon Rouge’, this cute little chesterfield chair is carefully suspended from the ceiling by four anchors hidden behind the inflated balloons. Very clever indeed.

Balloon Bench

When relaxing on this very special chair, your world is as big as your imagination. First up we’d drift away over the Alps, the Grand Canyon, the Fairy Glen, Patagonia and then onto Narnia for tea with a friendly fox. And that would just be our first adventure.  Where would you like to drift away to?

Balloon Bench

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