This wisdom of plush little wombats are made from the textile offcuts of Les Basic upholstered products. Called Les Basic Wombat, the toys created by head designer Alexander Lotersztain are doing their part to reduce waste and at the same time provide vital support to the wildlife of Australia as a percentage of money earned from the sale of each is donated to the RSPCA. 

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Previously available in white, grey and blue, the iconic Me lamp is now also available in matt black. Created by Norwegian designers Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim who together are known as Morten & Jonas, the Me lamp is indicative of their signature style: forward-thinking design marked by curiosity, imagination and humour.

These porcelain bells by Michele Quan are the perfect canvas on which to exhibit her love of drawing, painting, text and colour. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, but now based in New York, Quan designs and sculpts the ceramic objects using forms that are built by hand, wheel thrown in stoneware or porcelain, and hand painted. The images and script she engraves on the pieces have their roots in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography and reflect her interest in symbolism, literature and ideology. She hopes that her work will serve as both an object of contemplation to inspire reverence and as a source of encouragement and refuge. The bells are hung by hemp rope while the clappers are made of reclaimed wood.

The Iittala x Issey Miyake Home Collection is a collaboration between two masters of timeless design from two sides of the world unified by one vision: a home with harmony. It combines Scandinavian and Asian craftsmanship with clean aesthetics to create a certain balanced ambiance. Featuring innovative pleating techniques and original Issey Miyake fabric which does not wrinkle when stored, the line has a vibrant palette of colours that were specially developed for it. The unique collection of high quality ceramics, glass and home textiles all encourage you to pause and enjoy the moment.

atelier oï designed the Decompose vase for Danese/Artemide S. p. A. It combines a lifeless element – an industrial, semifinished product – with nature. The vase starts as a solid, cylindrical  form but becomes more immaterial as you progress along its length with strips whose width decreases gradually, into rings that stretch upwards at an angle. The thought behind the design originated from the idea of opening the rings into a progression that changes each time. Through industrial processing using a cutting principle, the object is turned into a form whose shape is not modified, but rather carries on the idea of growth in its interaction with the nature contained within.

Made of laser-cut anodised aluminium, the Decompose vase is fitted with a clear glass element to hold flowers and plants.

A collaboration we never saw coming (although they did produce 100 hand-painted refrigerators for Salone Del Mobile last year) and didn't know we needed is this line of small kitchen appliances from Dolce & Gabbana and SMEG. Entitled Sicily Is My Love, the line is covered with colourful Italian motifs and icons of Sicilian folklore including lemons, prickly pears and acanthus leaves.

The full Sicily Is My Love collection will be available in October.

The convex shape of the Perch stool from Finnish design studio kaksikko was inspired by the large, weather-worn door handles of old residential buildings in Helsinki. The stool is produced by Nikari in collaboration with Finnish Design Shop.

For those growing up in the rainbow-bright era of Anne Frank, we're here to tell you times have changed. Companies are now releasing their stationery in a single colour across their entire line. If  this monochromatic desk appeals to you, check out Poppin, a new line on the market or Polaroid's stationery line featuring everything from journals, rubberbands, erasers, paperclips, pencils and more available in every colour of the rainbow. Polaroid's offering was designed in conjunction with Wild and Wolf, a designer and manufacturer of award winning gifts, homewares, men's and women's accessories.

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The SP01 Outdoor collection designed by Tom Fereday has a low-line silhouette. Each design in the Collection has undergone rigorous testing to ensure longevity in the harshest of environments: the Australian outdoors. It consists of the Jeanette chair, the Chee armchair and the Eileen table, all of which are designed for the outdoors with the sophistication of an indoor dining suite.

The Jeanette chair has a wire grid seat that is seemingly suspended from the soft arc of the arm and a backrest that creates comfort and timeless elegance. The Jeanette Chair is available with or without a low profile cushion. The Chee armchair is a bent wire design that is defined by its beautiful and functional cross wire patterning and raked arms. The striking wire pattern supports the back to form a seat that is beautifully graphic and supremely comfortable. Both chairs are made from powder-coated steel which ensures that they are durable whether outdoors or inside.

The Eileen is an outdoor table collection with an industrial-edge. The design is strongly defined by its frame which consists of a central stretcher rail made from two folded stainless steel sections which connect to tapered blade legs with a perfect disc shaped foot. The unique frame is offset by the gently curving ends of its table top. Eileen is available in two extremely durable material options: high-pressure laminate or Accoya® Timber. The laminate gives the design a streamlined, minimalist aesthetic while the timber version creates a rustic, truly outdoor look.