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The inspiration for Ruth Summer's range of cushions first came to fruition when the
first of many sisters was heavily pregnant in the midst of a rip-roaring cherry season in
Marlborough. "Thus a combination of filling (and ultimately rapidly emptying) many
buckets of cherries and my sister needing something to 'prop her up' on the couch, the
fruity cushions were born," Ruth laughs. Behind the collection is her desire to explore and
recapture recollections from the past, then reinvent them with a modernist twist to give
them purpose and beauty. Mission accomplished! Ruth's cushions are made with pure
New Zealand wool and upcycled New Zealand woollen blankets. They are filled with flu y
goose-down feathers and zipped up with a nickle-free zipper. Available in black or white,
they are definitely nostalgic statements with edge. Visit cleverbastards.co.nz.
Brent Wilson had a child with a juice craving... "I wanted a juicer that made minimum
mess, was easy to clean and easy to store, safe to use and wasn't an outrageous price,"
Brent says. The Objectify citrus juicer, which squeezes straight into any sized glass or cup
for minimal washing up, was born (and his child's thirst quenched!). The simple design is
made from two pieces of acrylic, which are easily assembled, a snap to clean and dishwasher
safe. It fits in any drawer and assembles in one quick click. "Given its simplicity, it's cheap to
make and ship," Brent says. Tick. Tick. Tick. Another problem solved with clever design.
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Jill Main is probably best known for her luxurious textiles and clothing,
but her laser-cut homewares range is equally as gorgeous and has the same rich
feel for which she is known. The UK-born designer says she is now "a true-blue
Kiwi, passionate about its people, landscape and culture". With that said, the Fantail
jewellery stand (pictured above) is made from New Zealand rimu and features three
native fantails nestled among foliage. The stand is ideal for hanging all your beautiful
bits: pendants, earrings, anything. Give it pride of place on your dressing table or it can
be configured as a wall hanging. Versatile! Visit jillmain.co.nz.
BIG SQUEEZE: The Objectify
juicer solves the mess of juicing.
SIT ON THIS: The cushion says it all:
it's the Black Doris Plums for Jam design!
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