Having a daily connection with natural materials in the home is a positive and important way to keep us grounded. The core structures of stone, rock, wood, earthenware and organic materials can help to bring a necessary balance to the ongoing digitisation of various aspects of our lives. As aspects of everyday reality become more and more complex, it an be useful to keep sight of the permanence of earthly substance.
A pretty offering of stoneware positioned around the home for daily use is a lovely reminder of the solidity of things. The above Stelton Theo Teapot offers a Scandinavian style beauty of form and utility of purpose. With handle and lid crafted from bamboo, there is an extra helping of organic structure to the whole article. Available in black or sand colour, the teapot is a striking method of providing an element of stoneware in the home.
Natural wood in furnishings and ornaments offers a link between the external world and the interior home. Adding a feature such as the above Woodrow Storage Stool from Umbra is an excellent way of bridging the external natural world to the home. Brilliant for saving space in any room, the stool allows plenty of room to store clothes, toys, or anything else. The closing white top means the item doubles as a stool for comfortable sitting or for placing items on.
The elegance and purity of bone china is ideal for creating a calming influence in and around the home. Handmade in Stoke-on-Trent by the designers Gillian Naylor and Mark Faulkner, the Repeat Repeat Plum Large Mug, Cress offers a comforting and delicate piece of china and pottery. Featuring a lovely detailing of 3D imprint of a cress design, the mug clearly brings to mind the workings of nature and growth.
A resplendent showing of gold metallics is on offer with the Swing Gold Tealight Holder by Sagaform. With an exceptionally crafted crystal design working with the gold metal plating of the moving top section, the holder is a great way to position your tealights around the home. Bringing a calming and luxurious look, the tealight holder is another way to tune into the powerful meditative properties of viewing natural materials and their intrinsic beauty and charm. A candle flame creates wonderful reflections when working withing the holder, making a relaxing and cosy environment.