When Mila, Lily and I got stranded in Singapore last June because there was only 6-months left on her passport to enter Bali, we stayed with my friend Sofia for a week until we received Mila’s New-Zealand passport.
During that time, Sofia took me to a lovely home decoration shop in town and that’s where I discovered Zakkia Homewares. A Sydney-based studio founded by Swedish Sara Lundgren, which produces beautiful handcrafted objects to love and cherish for a lifetime.
I fell hard for the two black ceramic pots (above on the right) and really pondered whether I should be backpacking for three weeks with ceramics in my bag. In the end, common sense prevailed (for once!) and I just took a picture of the brand to look it up later.
Once back in Europe, I spent a lot more time on Zakkia Homewares website and when I found out that our home in London was being photographed to feature in a magazine, I immediately thought of them to complement the recent rugs I put in the lounge and our bedroom and add warmth and textures to our home.The shape and matt finish of these ceramics have a lovely, soothing organic feeling and I think initially they are sold to host small plants and succulents but I have been trying them around the house and they work beautifully against the walls of our tadelakt bathroom, or our bedroom with white floorboard.
The other ceramics I got are these stoneware dark grey jug and matching milk jug from H&M but they are almost sold out in the UK and I managed to find mine on the French website.So to make room for all these lovely goodies, I’m letting go of a few things on BODIEandFOUpreloved like this beautiful, large jar (right hand size) which I bought from Baileys Home & Garden (I have another one in France) and this beautiful white carafe designed by Nelson Sepuvelda.