ONE FOR THE DADS EVERYWHERE!

We never tire of curating our annual design-conscious gift guides! The only problem is keeping our wish lists from becoming novels!  

Earlier in the year we celebrated Mother's Day with An Ode To All The Mothers, so it would be very unprofessional of us to not extend the same courtesy with An Ode To All The Fathers this Father's Day. Shopping and dreaming up wish lists . . . it's all in a day's work!

Delight in our wish list of gifts for your Dad, husband, partner, in-law or simply a Dad you admire who deserves nothing but the best on Sunday 3 September . . .

Hand crafted by Tanno Masakage, these exquisite  business card holders  are the perfect gift for the perfectionist Dad! Available in Oak, Maple and Walnut, the card holders are opened with a gentle Spring release in-built in the design. 

Hand crafted by Tanno Masakage, these exquisite business card holders are the perfect gift for the perfectionist Dad! Available in Oak, Maple and Walnut, the card holders are opened with a gentle Spring release in-built in the design. 

The classic  Eames Lounge and Ottoman  is perfect for a gentleman, particularly in this deluxe walnut and black leather combination. Ideal for a relaxing recline or to nurse a new baby to sleep! 

The classic Eames Lounge and Ottoman is perfect for a gentleman, particularly in this deluxe walnut and black leather combination. Ideal for a relaxing recline or to nurse a new baby to sleep! 

A stylish piece for a stylish Dad, we love this photographic work by  Felix Forest . These very painterly photographs reference the classical structures and symbolism of the 17th century still lifes painted by Flemish masters such as Vermeer, and would look fabulous in Dad's kitchen. 

A stylish piece for a stylish Dad, we love this photographic work by Felix Forest. These very painterly photographs reference the classical structures and symbolism of the 17th century still lifes painted by Flemish masters such as Vermeer, and would look fabulous in Dad's kitchen. 

These gorgeous key rings are made from horn, each piece shaped and carved by hand. Dad will appreciate the detail in these minimalist design pieces available at the  Specified Store .  

These gorgeous key rings are made from horn, each piece shaped and carved by hand. Dad will appreciate the detail in these minimalist design pieces available at the Specified Store.  

For the king of cool, the  Klaspe Cocktail Shaker  is perfect for those Dads who like it shaken not stirred! 

For the king of cool, the Klaspe Cocktail Shaker is perfect for those Dads who like it shaken not stirred! 

If your Dad is also rocking Crocs with socks (in broad daylight), it's time to send a gentle reminder that comfort can look good too. Thanks to Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, customised  Nike Roche 's in his fave colours will do just the trick.

If your Dad is also rocking Crocs with socks (in broad daylight), it's time to send a gentle reminder that comfort can look good too. Thanks to Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, customised Nike Roche's in his fave colours will do just the trick.

For the home cooking fanatical Father, the  DEA Store  has some wonderful Japanese ceramics, such as these 'Kitchen Helpers'; mortar and pestle and lemon juicer. 

For the home cooking fanatical Father, the DEA Store has some wonderful Japanese ceramics, such as these 'Kitchen Helpers'; mortar and pestle and lemon juicer. 

For a tech-savvy Dad who likes to keep the power all the time, this  portable recharge device  is handy. Don't get caught out with a flat battery! 

For a tech-savvy Dad who likes to keep the power all the time, this portable recharge device is handy. Don't get caught out with a flat battery! 

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.

ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s not called a ‘wish’ list for nothing!

We had so much fun editing all of the website and magazine bookmarks we've been saving this year to each collate the top 5 items we are coveting this Christmas.  

We hope we unwrap one (or two) of these beauties on Christmas day!

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SHOP AMANDINE'S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST: 
(Clockwise from top) Tom Dixon Stone Cake Stand / Papier d'Amour 2015 Diary Cappellini Knot Chair / Chanel Espadrilles / Zimmermann Beach Dress

Finola's wish list
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