Native accents

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Native accents

 

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Colombia collection PET lamp I $POA from 
<a 
href="http://backhousenz.com/allproducts/pet-lamp/" target="_blank"><u>backhousenz.com</u></a>

Colombia collection PET lamp I $POA from backhousenz.com

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Whitewash rocking chair I $780 from 
<a 
href="http://www.indiehomecollective.com/" target="_blank"><u>indiehomecollective.com</u></a>

Whitewash rocking chair I $780 from indiehomecollective.com

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Limited edition New Balance sneakers by Ricardo Seco, not available for purchase.

Limited edition New Balance sneakers by Ricardo Seco, not available for purchase.

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Mokum Madagascar textile collection I $POA from 
<a 
href="http://jamesdunloptextiles.com/" target="_blank"><u>jamesdunloptextiles.com</u></a>

Mokum Madagascar textile collection I $POA from jamesdunloptextiles.com

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Kip & Co Out of Africa bath towel I  limited edition from 
<a 
href="https://kipandco.com.au/" target="_blank"><u>kipandco.com.au</u></a>

Kip & Co Out of Africa bath towel I limited edition from kipandco.com.au

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Large Binga basket, Zimbabwe I $125 from 
<a 
href="http://www.indiehomecollective.com/" target="_blank"><u>indiehomecollective.com</u></a>

Large Binga basket, Zimbabwe I $125 from indiehomecollective.com

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Hand-painted wooden candlestick holder I $125 each from 
<a 
href="https://wendybradford.co.nz/shop/hand-painted-wooden-candlestick-holder-large-greypattern/" target="_blank"><u>wendybradford.co.nz</u></a>

Hand-painted wooden candlestick holder I $125 each from wendybradford.co.nz

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Mini wooden bowl, set of 5 I $60 from 
<a 
href="http://alexandcorban.co.nz/products/mini-bowl-wooden-set-of-5" target="_blank"><u>alexandcorban.co.nz</u></a>

Mini wooden bowl, set of 5 I $60 from alexandcorban.co.nz

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Items using or referencing traditional handcrafts. Earthy materials, prints, colours, patterns and forms connect the home to other cultures and ways of living. 


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