Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Provide is excited to introduce AKMD Collection – a new addition to our already strong roster of home design brands. Based in Chicago, AKMD is the result of a collaboration between designers Ayush Kasliwal and Mike Dreeben who share a mutual interest in fine traditional craft practices and how they can inform contemporary design.

Currently Provide is offering their Link Candle Holder, sculptural Wave Candlesticks in two sizes and the Origami Brass Bowls. We are also able to accommodate special orders from their extensive collection of accessories and furniture.

The Link Candle Holder (top photo) is a modular system that can be expanded to any size and is available in cast iron or cast brass. Sold as a set of five, additional sets can be added on to create long and impactful centre pieces for dining room tables.

The Origami Bowls (middle photo) are cast metal vessels indebted to origami forms. They are available in brass or aluminum and are sold as a set of three.

The Wave Candlesticks are hand-turned from sustainably harvested Mango wood – draws its form from sinusoidal waves. The candlesticks rich, dark colour is a result of their burned and oiled finish. Available in short (12 inches) and tall (16 inches). Multiples in various sizes create visual interest and are a stunning addition to any interior.

Visit providehome.com for more details.

Posted by David.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


As designers, we are always looking for inspiration in anything and everything in life. When we came across this beautiful Missoni cushion (shown above), it was hard not to be stimulated by its elegant hues and luxurious luster.

Dreaming of a possible living room setting, we've put this cushion with a few items that we felt reflected the cushion's elegance and sophistication. These accessories, paired with a simple modern couch and crisp white walls would create a classy living room we'd all love to sit back and relax in.

1. Missoni Orly Cushion
2. Niche Modern Bell Jar Pendant in Smoke 
3. AKMD Brass Bowls
4. Martha Sturdy Brass Wire Sphere Lamp
5. Rina Menardi Giara N.1 in Green Lagoon
6. Pacific Connections Breakfast Tray 

Posted by Megan

Monday, July 1, 2013


Doug Johnston is a Brooklyn based artist and designer who creates minimal, yet highly detailed bowls, baskets and bags from cotton cord and nylon thread. Each piece is made without the use of forms or moulds. The process involves coiling cord and stitching it onto itself using a zigzag stitch on a vintage, industrial sewing machine. The technique used is based on some of the oldest methods of ceramic pottery and basket weaving, with each piece created being unique in its slight variations of shape and stitching.

Doug Johnston comes from a background in architecture and fine arts and began making his own bags several years ago from an interest in dimensional forms and the materials he uses. The technique he eventually perfected follows after his experiments in large-scale weaving and knitting, and he thinks of the pieces architecturally – like small studies for spaces and shapes.

The pieces are modern and simple, created to celebrate their materiality and hand-formed construction. The colour blocks come from changing the thread colour that binds the cotton cord together. The thread serves as both the structure and the decoration of each piece. Functional for storage and carrying – these  pieces are unique, stylish accessories for your home and lifestyle.

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Posted by David.