There are a bazillion+ different kinds of mums in the world. And trying to catalogue them is like trying to herd dreams. You can’t quite grasp them. And why would you want to? It would only spoil their magic.
So we’ve decided to spotlight some of OUR mums and what we’re buying them to say thanks for being awesome.
The Bibliophile aka Kay’s mum
She digs books. She likes the written word. (She even knows what bibliophile means.) She’s a bit old school. She likes the weighty feel of a novel in her hands. She photocopies the cryptic crossword from the paper so that she can ponder it during her weekly travels.
St Alban’s Mohair Firefly Throw Rug “I’ll be honest. I covet this throw. It’s super-cosy and rich in gorgeous colour. With winter round the corner, what’s not to love.”
Look by David Bailey “This maverick Brit fashion + portrait photographer is the bomb… He’s photographed everyone from Twiggy to Johnny Depp, Andy Warhol and the Beatles. Best known for his photos of the 60s music + art scene, this collection also includes London at its gritty street best.”
Royal Doulton Pacific mugs + Wedgwood Original Tea in a Caddy “I love the deep indigo hues and the casual sophistication of the Pacific collection. It captures the essence of the beach and I love that it’s mix-n-match. And well, Mum is English – tea is an institution!”
Kay is our Senior Content Writer.
The Itamae* 板前 aka Yosuke’s mum
She’s a masterchef with a Japanese leaning. Her meticulous approach to making your mouth water is only matched by her creativity. When she’s not whipping up delicious things, she splits the rest of her time between the garden and the golf course. (Nice>)
*It’s Japanese for chef but how cool does it sound!!
Royal Doulton 1815 Tapas Rectangular Tray (Set of 8) “She loves entertaining and these dishes would be perfect to serve some of her signature gyoza, karage chicken, eggplant and sushi.” (Yuuuum!)
Yosuke is our Managing Director.
The Herb-whisperer aka Kyra’s mum
She adores the outdoors. She’s happiest with her hands in the earth. At posh events, she slips them under serviettes to hide her green thumbs. Her garden is a bluster of colour and vegie goodness. And she travels. Her caravan is her temple. From a week to months of idyllic seaside coasting…
The Classic Travel Tin from Gasciogne & King “It’s got some really unique floral-based scents available, burns for 25 hours, and it’s in a carry tin. My parents travel around Australia a lot, so it’s perfect for when they’re out and about, to remind her of her garden back home.”
Kyra is our Content Writer for Homewares.
How will you celebrate your Mother’s Day?
Stay tuned for part 2 when we’ll ask more Zanuians to spill the beans… 😀