Bright sparks

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Glass, brass and silver-plated vases from the Atelier collection.

Glass, brass and silver-plated vases from the Atelier collection. Image: Supplied

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Jewellery specialist Dinosaur Designs has added homewares to its latest collection.

Jewellery specialist Dinosaur Designs has added homewares to its latest collection. Image: Supplied

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The Atelier range includes irregularly-shaped vases in bold, bright colours.

The Atelier range includes irregularly-shaped vases in bold, bright colours. Image: Supplied

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Boulder napkins, available in warm and cool colours.

Boulder napkins, available in warm and cool colours. Image: Supplied

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Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy of Dinosaur Designs are known for their bright, bold, resin jewellery. But the Australian makers’ latest collection contains some homewares that are even more covetable than their adornments.

The Atelier range includes Dinosaur Designs’ first foray into producing candles and table linens (which have been woodblock-printed in two different colourways on organic fabric by artisans in India). The vases in the collection are equally beautiful, thanks to their organic, irregular shapes, jewel tones and a new casting technique that gives them a brush-stroked rim. The pieces can be purchased on the company’s website and posted to New Zealand.


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