People and Places
As a tea drinker myself, I am glad to see a new speciality store that’s giving tea the same artisanal treatment that coffee seems to have been enjoying in recent years. The newly opened P & T store in Berlin (standing for Paper and Tea) is a veritable paradise for tea connoisseurs. Not only does the store sell a wide selection of speciality teas and brewing tools, but they also stock a carefully chosen selection of paper goods too.
Last month saw the opening of new boutique hotel the Oyster Inn over on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Having come across the project on British furniture brand Another Country‘s website, we did a little more investigation to see what it was all about. The Oyster Inn is the brainchild of Andrew Glenn and Jonathan Rutherfurd Best, ex-Londoners who settled on the island after careers in high-end marketing and event management.
The duo tasked Auckland-based designer Katie Lockhart with the interior design. Graphics and branding are by Special Group and furniture is either locally made from reclaimed wood or designed by Another Country. After discovering this, we were eager to see the results…and here they are.
A great new American collection has come across our inbox from Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati-based design studio Brush Factory has launched the Brighton Exchange, a collection of furniture and accessories designed and manufactured in house. The range is an exercise in thoughtful simplicity and Brush Factory co-founder Hayes Shanesy wanted to create simple, contemporary furniture and accessories at more reasonable prices. Brighton Exchange products ship flat and are easily assembled.