Exotic Homewares by Luxotic...

 
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Created to bring the finest fashion trends to the home, LUXOTIC blends understated luxury with the taste of the exotic to produce quality textiles to suit discerning tastes and personalities. The LUXOTIC collection is finely detailed and uses the highest quality finishes to deliver a range that is both innovative and on trend. 

Creative Director and Co-Founder Edward Li has designed textiles for all the leading Australian brands including KAS, Morgan & Finch, Cotton House, Freedom, Sanderson (Australia), Harlequin (Australia) and Real Living.  He was the lead designer at KAS Australia for more than a decade and also produced designs that were sold as well known international brands such as Macys, Bed Bath & Beyond and JC Penny in the USA, House of Fraser, Selfridges and John Lewis in the UK and Simons in Canada.

Edward is one of the textile industries leading creative forces, with an international reputation as a style maker and designer of truly beautiful products, his new designs are now exclusively available through LUXOTIC.

 
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Interior Designer Lorena Gaxiola's colourful homewares collection...

 
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Lorena Gaxiola is a luxury lifestyle brand that creates meaningful objects for the home, a collection of modern bedding, dinnerware, glassware, rugs and gifts. The Lorena Gaxiola Collection embraces holistic designs for homewares and décor symbolic of spiritual elements and positive messages for the mind, body and soul that are made to be collected, as well as to be used.

Each piece has an unexpected and theatrical spirit; exaggerated pieces that work to honour’s Lorena’s Mexican heritage and fine-arts background.  It is a brand with integrity and rich in exotic- influence that captures a colourful essence. After being named the next big thing in the USA by Lonny Magazine, the brand has just launched in Australia.

“Holistically, I like to bring balance to interior spaces applying the same rule of connecting the mind, body and spirit through our senses. One needs to be able to function in a given space yet be stimulated and at the same time feel serenity. Emotionally, I care to be surrounded by objects that matter to me because they tell my story.” says Lorena Gaxiola.

 
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SleepX - the mattress in box that comes in 3 different feels!

 
 

When was the last time you got a new mattress? I got one a few weeks ago and wow, can I tell you how amazing it is! The brand is SleepX, it’s a bed in a box and I was lucky enough to try it out and give you heads up on why they are just so so good!

 
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Firstly, as I’m sure you have heard somewhere along the way, we humans spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, that’s a long time right? And being someone who has a deep love for bed I probably spend even more than that, so it makes sense to have a mattress of the highest quality as well as comfortable! And that’s where SleepX comes in, they are the only mattress in a box that comes in 3 different 'feels' and 6 different sizes, so there is literally the perfect level of comfort for everyone!

Some of us like a soft mattress (that’s me, I love to feel like I’m drifting off to sleep on a cloud), others prefer a firm mattress, and some want something in between - and SleepX offer all 3! And if you and your partner struggle to decide on the perfect ‘feel’ do not fear, SleepX also has a ready-made customised mattress for couples with different bedding needs, providing alternate feels on each side of the mattress surface, allowing you and your partner the opportunity to get the best sleep possible.

 
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I went for a soft mattress as I love feeling like I’m sinking into a cloud and let me tell you that this felt exactly like that. Made from a combination of memory foam and high-resilience foam, SleepX mattresses are comfortable and supportive. Designed and made in Australia, you know you are buying a quality long lasting product as SleepX offer you a super generous 10 year guarantee.

And SleepX don’t just offer you a choice of ‘feels’, there are also six different sizes available to suit everyone in your house, single, long single, king single, double, queen and king.

 
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In addition to mattresses SleepX also offer therapy pillows, a therapeutic pillow that contours to the shape of your head and neck, helping reduce neck aches and promoting a great night’s sleep, and if you are a phone/laptop/iPad addict like me resting that sore neck of yours is extremely important!  As per their mattresses, SleepX therapy foam pillows come in different sizes to suit different sleeping styles and your personal needs; low, medium and high profiles mean there is a pillow for everyone.

Therapy pillows are Australian made using environmentally sensitive processes and from only the highest quality materials. They are a combination of non-allergenic memory foam and high-resilience foam, which means they are super comfortable and also extremely supportive as well as having a unique shape, which allows for airflow while you sleep. They come with a removable, machine washable cover and you can feel confident knowing that they will last the distance as they have a 5-year warranty. I hadn’t bought myself a new pillow in a long time (I bet a lot of you are the same) and it was life changing sleeping on a supportive but also comfy pillow, do yourself a favour and try one of these guys out, you will not regret it!

 
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So if you are in the market for a new mattress but are unsure of this ‘mattress in box’ innovation, take comfort in knowing that SleepX trust their product as they offer a 120-night free trial. What that means is if you don’t fall in love (or asleep) in the first 120 nights you can return it for a full refund! And if you’re reading this now and have come to the realisation that this is it, you are ready to order yourself a new mattress you can have your SleepX delivered within 4 hours (metro areas), yes that’s 4 hours to a new mattress and a new you!

 
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IN BED opens flagship store in Paddington...

 
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Launching in 2013, Sydney based homewares & lifestyle label IN BED create thoughtful home essentials for everyday life. Inspired by creative people and homes from all over the globe, IN BED focuses on classic, utilitarian products made to be lived in and loved for years to come.

And this month they opened the doors of their first retail flagship store in Paddington, Sydney. The concept store brings the label’s eCommerce site and much loved journal to life. The space invites customers to step inside and feel at ease, simultaneously offering a sense of discovery and intimacy similar to that of entering the home of a new friend for the first time.

“Our aim was to create a destination that is warm, welcoming and character filled but still elevated. A space that makes you want to linger, enjoy and drink it in. A space to inspire”, explains founder Pip Vassett.

 
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The interior design is the result of a collaborative process between IN BED and long-time co-conspirators and friends We are Triibe, and was inspired by the vast array of past Journal features, IN BED campaigns and the homes of real, creative people (an inspiration for the label since its inception).

"We worked with our long time friends and collaborators We Are Triibe on the design of the store. Our aim was for the space to feel like walking into a friends home, allowing our customers to feel a sense of warmth and familiarity. We want to encourage our customers to hang out, linger and explore." Pip Vassett, founder and director of IN BED.

 
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“We incorporated carefully selected natural materials that are layered through the kitchen, dining and living areas of the store with a variety of timbers through wall panelling and custom joinery. We also used Olive green textured tiles for the point of sale and bathroom area to further apply the natural palette”, explains design duo We are Triibe.

 
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The design is cosy, warm and works with the space’s existing natural light, which floods the store through a glass wall and exposes a striking leafy view from the treetops outside. One of the focal points of the store is a custom made dining table built from camphor laurel timber which was hand selected, milled and created in order to retain its natural beauty (by the joiner commissioned for the store, Exit Eighty Six), whilst another is the refurbished staircase with it’s curved railing rendered in a textured paint to differentiate it from the warm and muted tones used elsewhere.

A full range of IN BED’s bedding, bath, kitchen & home textiles, as well as a thoughtful curation of items from brands such as Walk In The Park, Wingnut & Co, Henry Wilson and Tara Burke are available in store. 

 
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"We are excited to be able to meet and directly communicate with our customers through our Bricks and Mortar space and receiving immediate feedback and responses to products. We also look forward to hosting in store events and workshops for our customers in the near future, allowing us to strengthen and personalise our relationships with our customers even more." Pip Vassett, founder and director of IN BED.

 IN BED STORE - 72B Oxford Street, Paddington

 
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CREDITS

Design - We Are Triibe
Build - Verdecon
Joinery & Custom table - Exit Eighty Six
Store imagery - Terence Chin