The Five Seasons from Alessi May 01 2019
We are so excited to introduce this innovative range of candles and diffusers into our edit.
The scents were created with the advice of one of the most important perfume makers in Grasse. Regarded as the world’s perfume capital, the French town is known for its cultivation of flowers and sophisticated production techniques. Five new fragrances emerged out of this meticulous research.
The personalities of the fragrances are suggested by their highly evocative names: “Brrr” (Winter), mature, fresh and bright with notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk; “Ahhh” (Spring), young and delicate with the freshness of a mystical garden and with notes of cardamom, hyacinth and vetiver; “Hmm” (Summer), vibrant and hearty, warm and inviting with a bouquet of figs, red fruits and mixed woods; “Grrr” (Autumn) complex, dense, smoky and sensual with a mix of incense, cedar wood and moss; “Shhh” (Special) mysterious, spiritual, obscure and enveloping, with hints of eucalyptus, rose and patchouli. These authentic fragrances fill the air with seductive notes that evoke the cyclical nature of the seasons.
We have chosen “The Five Seasons” leaf fragrance diffuser, the scented candles, and the cutest ever Candle snuffer. Precious materials, like porcelain and mahogany wood, and elements inspired by nature, like twigs, shape the design of the entire range. Smell, touch, sight and irony are the common threads throughout of the collection, but each with a new aesthetic. Five fragrant seasons that are harmonious throughout the year in any domestic setting.
The mahogany leaf fragrance diffuser is perhaps the piece that best captures the spirit of the collection. The porcelain bowl, white for the four seasons and black for the season of transcendence, is circular with a slightly rounded base.
The leaves used to diffuse a different scent for each season, are made from sapele mahogany, chosen for its porosity and colour, which enhances the silhouette of the design. Only three twigs come into contact with the fragrance: for a more intense scent the elements can be moved around so the dry twigs also absorb the perfume.
The leaf fragrance diffuser is sold together with a 150-ml bottle of essence. The scent lasts for two to three months depending on the temperature and the level of humidity in the home.
The rounded base of the diffuser enables the bowl to rotate: a little push and it begins to spin, allowing the air to circulate among the leaves and the fragrance to disseminate more widely throughout the room.
The Scented candle is housed in a porcelain bowl closed with a decorated ash wood lid, which can also be used as a base. The candles are made from an entirely vegetable – based wax and have a cotton and linen wick. They are 250 grams and last for around 40 hours. The wax and porcelain bowl of the scents dedicated to the four seasons are white, while the fifth season dedicated to transcendence comes in black.
The wax is “Made in Italy”. The lid is made by artisans from the Valle Strona, an area of Lake Orta close to Alessi’s headquarter. This area has been known for its wood craftsmanship since the early 1500s.
The five scents of Alessi Home Fragrances, 'AHHH', 'HMMM', 'GRRR', 'BRRR' and 'SHHH' represent the transformative, cyclical seasons of life – from renewal and blossoming to decay and beyond. The Five Seasons collection is a love song to nature, which is celebrated through the domestic recreation of the seasons: from the regeneration that follows the cold winter and the blossoming of nature in the spring, to the full flowering of the summer and the harvesting of the autumn fruits. These four traditional seasons are joined by a fifth: a spiritual bouquet that connects to your mysterious inner dimension.
Hey Ho Hay Ho, off to the fair we go! September 08 2016
We are heading off to the fair in London to see what the new trends are for the upcoming season!
This fair in particular is very exciting as it is the first time we are travelling as parents. What will it be like to combine a tradeshow with looking after a 4 month old will be an interesting new experience.
But that's not the only reason why we are looking forward to it so much. This invitation from Alessi arrived into our inbox and we can't wait to find out what news are in stall from this exciting brand! We love the idea that Alessi and Marcel Wanders have taken inspiration from the Circus for their new range!
Us being away for a week though means there will be no orders shipped until Friday 16th September. Hope this will not inconvenience anyone!
A story about lust and love! July 22 2015
It was infatuation at first sight when we came across the watches from PUSH. Like with any relationship we learned more and more about them, and the more we found out, the more in luuurve we fell!
Firstly it was the look that attracted us; those sleek and simple lines just had us at hello!
Then came the price point; such good value! €39 and €59 depending on size.
When we found out that it was designed by two Irish architects our hearts started falling. Falling hard we tell you!
Then we found out that 10% of their profit goes to Irish Cancer Society and we were sold. Not only did we want these gems to adorn our own wrists - we wanted to sell these little gems! We were smitten!
So here we are, burning the midnight oil to get these wonderful new arrivals uploaded and ready so your own love story can start!
So which will it be? Will you fall for the PUSH Rainbow collection? The cheerful colours are bound to make your heart skip a beat!
Or is it the sleek PUSH Night&Day Collection that will steal your heart? This even comes in an extra chunky version in addition to the regular size. Defibrillators at the ready for your fluttering heart!
Have you had the pleasure? April 15 2014
The Ilse Jacobsen Flip Flops are gaining a bit of a cult following. Once your feet have had the pleasure you just can't stop wearing them. As soon as the degrees hit double digits we start yearning to wear them. We wear them indoors and check the outside temperature to see 'is today the day we can start waring them outside?'. And hooray! For us today was the day! The test walk to the postbox proved that 'yes' we didn't get frostbite, and the time has come to ensure that our feet are properly pedicure-pampered. Goodbye shoes; see you in September! For the next five months it will be nothing but flip flips for us! One in each colour please!
Bowl, Bucket or Bin? April 07 2014
It's so nice when you come into spring and you do your big spring clean and you get organised for the summer ahead. We have found the best little helpers for just about any storage, organising and serving needs you might have around the house. The Flow Bowl, Bucket and Bin from Qualy is so stylish and affordable, and we think that when you start using them you will only want more and more of them!
It really is only your imagination that will limit the uses! In addition to the above uses we can thing of using them as flowerpot covers, to serve salad, use as a wine cooler, keep your craft supplies tidy.
How would you use them?
So which is it; Bowl, Bucket or Bin?