Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bay and Fyfe leather

This week sees the arrival of a shipment of buttery-soft leather bandanas from Bay & Fyfe. You have to feel the ridiculously soft leather to understand how they drape so beautifully. In tones of taupe, grey, chocolate and black. This is a great winter fashion accessory that you'll want to keep forever. Such a simple luxe item. Perfection!


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tom Dixon Eclectic range

This week saw a delivery of the Tom Dixon Eclectic range of marble and brass products. Classic design (with an edge). These amazing pieces of function-meets-form design are kitchen essentials! The brass 'bash vessel' is a LUC favourite - the biggest statement piece fruit bowl you can have!
These pieces move fast so best call in to purchase one of these must-have kitchen luxe items very soon! Happy Easter.

Left to right: Large "bash vessel", spice grinder, mortar & pestle
If this wasn't already the coolest mortar&pestle - check out the packaging it comes in!

Friday, 4 April 2014

By Lassen at LUC

So this week saw the arrival of a nice big shipment of product from by Lassen. This Danish company produces the beautiful Kubus range of products (amongst other pieces!).
by Lassen owns the rights to the designs of two of Denmark's greatest architects - Mogens Lassen (1901-1987) and Flemming Lassen (1902-1984). Mogens Lassen actually worked on the Kubus candlestick for a long time before arriving at the shape we know today in 1962.  Each individual Kubus candlestick is made with exactitude and the relationship between the sides calculated with great precision. Absolutely nothing has been left to chance. The collection developed into a mathematical series of candlesticks topped with candleholders.
So LUC now has quite an extensive range of this product - including the new range of copper bowls (released earlier this year)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ali Lamu at LUC

I'm really proud (and excited!) to be the Hobart stockist for Ali Lamu bags. I first saw these hand-stitched sail bags in Europe and thought they were just really unique and knew they would be a success here.
Ali Lamu is a fisherman from Lamu Island on the coast of Africa.  After a chance meeting with French photographer Daniele Bateleur (who saw the beauty in the aged tangas (sails) Ali was drying on the beach) they created a business making recycled bags from the sails and dhow ropes. The bags are now exported to the Netherlands, Spain and now Australia!
Proceeds from the sale of Ali Lamu products are distributed amongst the local island communities in Africa for the benefit of all villagers.
Materials: Recycled African tanga (sail cloth) & recycled dhow rope. All bags have waterproof lining and bottom, and zip pocket

To find out more about the brand please visit their blog site Ali Lamu to see more photos and learn more about the people involved.

Photo: Business Daily Africa

Saturday, 15 March 2014

What's new at LUC.

March has been so busy in the store that I haven't had time to update you with all the news of what has arrived and what will be arriving in the coming days & weeks. So here is a brief update of what's been happening at LUC.

This week should see the arrival of 2 new chairs from Matt Prince Design. Matt is a graduate of the Australian School of Fine Furniture and the Tasmanian University's School of Architecture and Design. The beautifully resolved upholstered 'NOON' chair is extremely comfortable and well-made. LUC is very proud to be able to be a stockist of this chair!

I have decided to add some lighting to the store and I have chosen 2 of my favourite lamps. The first being the Lee Broom crystal bulb table lamp. Lee Broom is one of the UK's leading product and interior designers. The Guardian is quoted as saying "Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion". The British Design Award winning crystal bulb lights are so beautiful and LUC is now lucky enough to carry the lamp in store. (it is so worth checking out his website to view more of the range).

Lee Broom Crystal Bulb Table lamp (clear bulb, brass base)

Another great lamp that has arrived in store is from the Australian (Sydney) design studio Evie Group
The Spun light is inspired by the classic spinning top. It is curvy, sexy and comes in brass, silver or rose gold. I have chosen the rose gold floor/table lamp for the store and am blown away by how amazing it looks (and feels). The light has a minimalistic aesthetic but sure packs a bold statement.
Evie Group Spun Lights (Photos: www.eviegroup.com)

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Skagerak now at LUC.

So this week we added yet another Danish brand to the stable. Skagerak produces beautifully crafted furniture pieces using FSC certified timbers and quality stainless steel hardware. I have included the Cutter range of products and the simple (yet ridiculously cool) outdoor Lido chair. Really worth a visit in store to see how beautifully the products are made and the attention to detail of the furniture.


Sunday, 23 February 2014

TRIWA watches at LUC.

This week LUC. will receive the first shipment of Triwa watches.
A fabulous range of watches from Sweden. Living by their adage "adding colour" there is a style to suit everyone.
TRIWA is an acronym for Transforming the Industry of Watches. Their goal is to promote the ethos of attitude and individuality. Their designs are unpretentious, unisex and playful with interchangable straps and bold designs. Great prices with the range starting from RRP $219 these watches will be a perfect style fit for LUC. come in and have a look!