AKD LOVES: THE WOMEN WHO RAISED US

To the ones who have nurtured us, loved us and raised us; to those who deserve to be honoured, cherished and pampered every day – May 12 is all about the mums out there.

And to the grateful daughters, it’s no small feat picking out a present worthy of mum. Such a present probably doesn’t exist, but if it did, you might just find it in this gift guide, curated with love by the studio. 

Our gift guide this year is inspired by femininity, strength and unconditional love – all the attributes that make mums so special.

Let us celebrate the women that raised us in style.

Happy Mother’s Day from the AKD team xx

A fragrance that is unapologetically feminine, Jasmine 17 by Le Labo would make a thoughtful gift for any floral-loving mum. Available at  MECCA .

A fragrance that is unapologetically feminine, Jasmine 17 by Le Labo would make a thoughtful gift for any floral-loving mum. Available at MECCA.

Treat your fashion-loving mum to this silk necktie tank from  Zimmermann . Pretty in pink never looked so good.

Treat your fashion-loving mum to this silk necktie tank from Zimmermann. Pretty in pink never looked so good.

Sydney-based artist  Hannah Carrick  captures beautiful, natural, female forms. We’ve totally fallen for her celebrations of women and no doubt mum will too.

Sydney-based artist Hannah Carrick captures beautiful, natural, female forms. We’ve totally fallen for her celebrations of women and no doubt mum will too.

A contemporary twist on the old-fashioned pearl, we’re already adding this  sculptural, double-band ring  to our carts. One for us, one for mum… right?

A contemporary twist on the old-fashioned pearl, we’re already adding this sculptural, double-band ring to our carts. One for us, one for mum… right?

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PJs can look dreary, but these  silky, striped set  are the perfect gift for the type of mum who enjoys snoozing in style.

PJs can look dreary, but these silky, striped set are the perfect gift for the type of mum who enjoys snoozing in style.

Artist Vipoo Srivilasa  is on a mission to relieve “stress, anxiety and exhaustion” with his happy and uplifting works of arts that focus on love and pets. A most fitting gift for the overworked mum in need of some TLC.

Artist Vipoo Srivilasa is on a mission to relieve “stress, anxiety and exhaustion” with his happy and uplifting works of arts that focus on love and pets. A most fitting gift for the overworked mum in need of some TLC.

If a woman can never have too many lipsticks, she must have this stylish lipstick holder to keep them all in, via  Design Stuff.

If a woman can never have too many lipsticks, she must have this stylish lipstick holder to keep them all in, via Design Stuff.

Gift your mum the midas touch with this oh-so-outré gold and ostrich feather lamp from  Becker Minty .

Gift your mum the midas touch with this oh-so-outré gold and ostrich feather lamp from Becker Minty.

AKD LOVES DESIGNER DADS

Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday 2 September. Treat the Dad in your life to one of our fabulous designer gifts that will be sure to rock his socks (but rest assured there's not a sock in sight on this list!).

Whether your Dad is a wine connoisseur, tech-savvy collector, furniture fanatic or just someone who desires the finer things in life, we wish all the Dads a very happy Father's Day, no matter his taste. 

An ode to the old-school barber shop, this handmade oak box full of grooming goodies is perfect for the Dad who takes pride in his appearance. Available from  Le Labo . 

An ode to the old-school barber shop, this handmade oak box full of grooming goodies is perfect for the Dad who takes pride in his appearance. Available from Le Labo

Inspired by the architecture of the 1950s, this  Schoenbuch  serving trolley is stylish and surprisingly versatile. Use it as a mobile bar, side table or storage in your home office.

Inspired by the architecture of the 1950s, this Schoenbuch serving trolley is stylish and surprisingly versatile. Use it as a mobile bar, side table or storage in your home office.

Design excellence on your table top, this  Tom Dixon  decanter (and matching low ball glasses) would look as striking filled with your finest wine as it would adorning your credenza. And in hand painted copper, of course…!

Design excellence on your table top, this Tom Dixon decanter (and matching low ball glasses) would look as striking filled with your finest wine as it would adorning your credenza. And in hand painted copper, of course…!

Persol’s  timeless sunglasses are the perfect gift for any absent-minded dad. With a contemporary folding mechanism that transforms the glasses to a pocket-friendly size, he’ll need just one pair all summer!

Persol’s timeless sunglasses are the perfect gift for any absent-minded dad. With a contemporary folding mechanism that transforms the glasses to a pocket-friendly size, he’ll need just one pair all summer!

… and to store them in, this beautiful Black Apricot Veneer Sunglasses Box by  Becker Minty .

… and to store them in, this beautiful Black Apricot Veneer Sunglasses Box by Becker Minty.

For the wine connoisseur fathers,  Lorenzi Milano’s  corkscrew takes functional to fashionable, with a very trend-conscious bamboo design.

For the wine connoisseur fathers, Lorenzi Milano’s corkscrew takes functional to fashionable, with a very trend-conscious bamboo design.

For the man who doesn’t like traditionally-floral scented candles, Fornasetti’s ‘Otto’ fragrance recalls the smells of the Fornasetti house in Milan. Think wooden floor boards, archival papers and Mediterranean herbs, from  Mr Porter . 

For the man who doesn’t like traditionally-floral scented candles, Fornasetti’s ‘Otto’ fragrance recalls the smells of the Fornasetti house in Milan. Think wooden floor boards, archival papers and Mediterranean herbs, from Mr Porter

For the tech-savvy dad who doesn’t want to compromise on style,  Courant ’s Catch:3 fast wireless charging device doubles up as an accessory organiser. Handsomely wrapped in Italian leather, it would look swish on any desk top or side table.

For the tech-savvy dad who doesn’t want to compromise on style, Courant’s Catch:3 fast wireless charging device doubles up as an accessory organiser. Handsomely wrapped in Italian leather, it would look swish on any desk top or side table.

Newly released and dripping in sophisticated cool, the Cosm chair available at  Herman Miller  is a gift from the gods for any father that spends his days behind a desk. It offers personalised support and comes in six stylish colour ways. 

Newly released and dripping in sophisticated cool, the Cosm chair available at Herman Miller is a gift from the gods for any father that spends his days behind a desk. It offers personalised support and comes in six stylish colour ways. 

A dramatic use of mixed metals and geometric forms,  Kelly Wearstler’s  Cleo desk lamp is the ideal present for the Designer Dad.

A dramatic use of mixed metals and geometric forms, Kelly Wearstler’s Cleo desk lamp is the ideal present for the Designer Dad.

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