AKD LOVES DADS

You know the year is really flying by when the Father's Day reminder pops up in the calendar again!

For some dads this will be their very first (no doubt sleep-deprived but rewarding) Father's Day, while other dads may still be (no doubt tiresomely but proudly) making their way through a life-time collection of socks and jocks.

No matter how many times you have said 'Happy Father's Day' over the years, why not surprise dad by adding one of these fun and unique gifts or experiences to really make his day next Sunday 4 September.

A New Dish On The Menu At Neil Perry's Eleven Bridge / Run To Paradise Shorts From Joe Bananas / Tom Dixon Cube Pen / Wanderers Travel Co Leather Toiletries Bag / Maelstron 9 Glicee Digital Print On Fine Art Paper By Luke Shadbolt From Michael Reid Sydney / Domino Set - Mahogany Brass Plating Over Wood With Brass Inlay From Becker Minty / Bemboka Reversible Cotton Blanket / Eames Classic Lounge & Ottoman in Walnut & Black Vicenza Leather From Living Edge / Ultimate Ears Wireless Speakers

WORTH CELEBRATING EVERY DAY

Mother's Day. It’s one of the most important days of the year. It’s the one day where we REALLY stop taking her for granted and thank her for all she does for us.

Last year the AKD studio was abuzz with the arrival of not one but two new baby girls when our Interior Designers Jess and Amandine both became first-time mums. It was an occasion to celebrate and our hearts and little design studio was bursting at the seams with love!

One year on and their first birthday cakes have been cut, countless fevers have been nursed, words are slowly being spoken and a million moments of joy and discovery have been captured on film. What a difference a year makes!

So much so, we are so very excited (and just a little bit smitten) to welcome another new addition to the AKD team, Alex’s second baby girl Gigi Alessandra was born on 15 April. 

Although no words or gifts will ever be enough to show mum how much we REALLY love her, we hope a little bit of pampering will go a long way this Mother’s Day because she’s worth it.

New Grandiflora ‘ Queen of the Night ’ scented candle

New Grandiflora ‘Queen of the Night’ scented candle

Custom monogramming by  The Daily Edited

Custom monogramming by The Daily Edited

Two Good Skin Care . With each purchase Domestic Violence NSW will deliver the same pack to a woman in a shelter this mothers day.

Two Good Skin Care. With each purchase Domestic Violence NSW will deliver the same pack to a woman in a shelter this mothers day.

Brunch at one of  Broadsheet’s  ‘Four New Cafes To Try’

Brunch at one of Broadsheet’s ‘Four New Cafes To Try’

Anything by Sydney-based jewellery designer  Maria Lizunova

Anything by Sydney-based jewellery designer Maria Lizunova

Vita Kin  blouse with embroidered kilim stitching

Vita Kin blouse with embroidered kilim stitching

La Promeneuse  – a new decorative object designed to diffuse the most emblematic fragrances of Cire Trudon, and Cyrnos – an aromatic citrus garden scent.

La Promeneuse – a new decorative object designed to diffuse the most emblematic fragrances of Cire Trudon, and Cyrnos – an aromatic citrus garden scent.

THIS IS AKD WITH A BIT OF A CRUSH, NOW, ACTUALLY

With Valentine’s Day approaching, LOVE is in the air.

Whether you’re celebrating a long layered LOVE that’s stood the test of time or igniting a spark that’s shiny and new, it’s all about the LOVE.

And sometimes the best LOVES starts with a little crush . . . 

Demi  has had a long-life crush on pink fur and the ‘Cipria Sofa’ by Edra has just the right amount of kitsch to make it her perfect match! 

Demi has had a long-life crush on pink fur and the ‘Cipria Sofa’ by Edra has just the right amount of kitsch to make it her perfect match! 

Alex  is loving Kelly Wearstler’s ‘Classic Little Kiss’ hand-carved marble lips made from white Calcutt  a  . Available at  Becker Minty.

Alex is loving Kelly Wearstler’s ‘Classic Little Kiss’ hand-carved marble lips made from white Calcutta. Available at Becker Minty.

Finola  is obsessed with Juju Papers ‘Pas De Trois’ hand painted wallpaper with it’s stunning gold paint on charcoal paper.

Finola is obsessed with Juju Papers ‘Pas De Trois’ hand painted wallpaper with it’s stunning gold paint on charcoal paper.

Jess  is digging these natural and sculptural cubes and stools by Vancouver designer  Martha Sturdy . They are not only functional but real pieces of art. 

Jess is digging these natural and sculptural cubes and stools by Vancouver designer Martha Sturdy. They are not only functional but real pieces of art. 

Julia  is left breathless by Paris-based designer Dan Yeffet’s ‘Hollow’ light for Wonderglass. Dan’s series of glass lights hand-blown in Murano debuted at this year’s Maison&Objet. 

Julia is left breathless by Paris-based designer Dan Yeffet’s ‘Hollow’ light for Wonderglass. Dan’s series of glass lights hand-blown in Murano debuted at this year’s Maison&Objet. 

Addy  is swooning over these candleholders by Hava Studio where ‘emotional landscapes and invisible cities unite!’

Addy is swooning over these candleholders by Hava Studio where ‘emotional landscapes and invisible cities unite!’

Image 1 via Space Furniture / Image 2 via Kelly Wearstler / Image 3 via Juju Papers / Image 4 via Yellowtrace / Image 5 via Yellowtrace / Image 6 via Hava Studio