Saturday, May 2, 2009

Top 3 by Design

After my last post, I thought it fitting to do a more extensive one on one of my shopping favourites. Top 3 by Design is a store with a difference. They carry up to three award winning and innovative products per category, deemed the best in the world by merit of design. Originally an online store, they also now have a couple of shopfronts in Sydney, which I am yet to grace with my presence. I've whizzed past the one at Bondi Junction a couple of times as I've always been on a strict timeline when there, but seriously, walking past and ignoring the force pulling me in through those doors was tough to take. Next time for sure. In the meantime, I drool over the website and make up a wishlist.....

Innermost Mantel Dome Clock

Designed by Cedric Ragot of Item Studio for Innermost. A play on a classic with a modern twist.

1984 Fish Bowl

Designed by Danny Cheung. Does is come with the cute little boggly-eyed goldfish peering out?

Oblong by Fink

Everything Fink does is fantastic. I am lucky enough to have the water jug and wine chiller, gifts from Cite. Amongst all the other pieces of theirs I'd love to have, this new jewellery piece is right up there.

Muuto the dots coat hooks

Designed by Tveit & Tornoe for MUUTO NEW NORDIC, made from Oak. Comes as one large, one medium and three small hooks. To die for! I am torn between this and the Eames Hang It All for our entryway.

Charles Wilson Candelabra

I am a Charles Wilson fan. I have one of his lounges, the 801. I love that he's an Australian designer and that his designs are readily accessible. Incidentally, this piece was to be taken on and produced by Georg Jensen, which would have made it not quite so affordable. Goes to show you really do pay for the brand name. Love it and would want it no matter who produced it!

Crinkle Cups

Designed by Rob Brandt for Details. These would be a great topic of conversation when you served up a drink! Love them, think I have to have some.

This is but a small sample of all the goodies on offer. Check out Top3 by Design for more.

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