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.

I'M DREAMING OF A DESIGNER CHRISTMAS

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . 

The 'Surprise Light' evokes memories of childhood parties and Christmas all year round via Lightly

For the spontaneous Summer weekends away, how could you go past a leather weekender by Eddie Harrop

Distinctive, individually handmade (and of course copper!) garden tools designed specifically to connect hand and earth for the considered gardener via Grafa

Whether you're spending New Years curled up by the beach or by a fireplace somewhere exotic, a pair of Olivia Von Halle silk pyjamas is a must-have for all seasons.

 

A dramatic and architectural take on Kelly Wearstler’s signature use of mixed metals and geometric forms, this floor lamp will light up your home this Christmas and beyond via Becker Minty

There is something so romantic and beautiful about an old fashioned polaroid, via Hunting For George

A new pair of swimmers from the Zimmermann Summer collection are beautiful enough to wear from the beach to the bar! Via Zimmermann 

Hermès have teamed with Apple to release the ultimate modern accessory this Christmas via Apple

This Kitchenaid was made for us! The iconic mixer has been released in three shades of metallic this season via Williams Sonoma

Carved from solid alder wood with a hand-gilded gold finish, the 'Limited Edtiion Gold Eames House Bird' has been crafted after an artefact of America folk art treasured by Charles and Ray Eames via Living Edge

Heading to cooler climates for the holidays, take these adorable furry mittens on your travels! Via  Glamour Pussy NYC

Heading to cooler climates for the holidays, take these adorable furry mittens on your travels! Via Glamour Pussy NYC

Of course we have to include something from the Tom Dixon range! The ingenious spherical spice grinder via Macleay on Manning

OK, so I don't think the lyrics went quite like that, but what would I do with a partridge in a pear tree anyway?!

We hope you find some of your designer dreams under the tree this Christmas. You have been nice haven't you . . .