Journal

  • Meet the Makers

    Posted on August 06 2017

    In today’s retail environment it is often that we, as consumers, are disassociated from the supply chain, unaware of the processes undertaken to obtain the products we so blissfully consume....

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  • Simplifying Play | Inspired by Der Spielzeugfreie

    Posted on July 19 2017

    We were introduced to the concept of Der Spielzeugfreie Kindergarten (translated as the nursery without toys) through an article by Tracy Gillett on her blog, Raised Good. We hold dear...

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  • HYGGE | A Danish Philosophy

    Posted on July 06 2017

    As winter is upon us we anguish over seasonal afflictions of dropping temperatures, ceaseless rain and drowning in too many layers. Though our winter months hardly compare to that of...

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  • Denfair 2017

    Posted on June 21 2017

    At the beginning of June Plyroom exhibited at Denfair, a trade event bringing together leading companies and thought leaders in contemporary Australian interior and industrial design. Held over three days...

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  • SHIBUI COLLECTION

    Posted on May 08 2017

    Our latest Shibui collection was created with a clear vision of simplicity and subtle but important details.  Its namesake is as Japanese concept, much like Wabi-sabi, where Shibui refers to...

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  • Behind the scenes with Plyroom

    Posted on April 23 2017

    This April we had a photoshoot at our Northcote studio to document our newest Plyroom products. Stylist Stefanie Ingram and photographer Martina Gemmola facilitated the shoot, bringing to life ideas...

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  • Indulge a little...

    Posted on March 30 2017

    We are big fans of hot cross buns. We've had our eye on them since they cheekily appeared in stores only days after Christmas. We've restrained ourselves until now and boy...

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  • IN CONVERSATION WITH | AMELIA FULLARTON

    Posted on February 20 2017

    Mention the name Amelia Fullarton to almost anyone in the creative realm these days and the statement, “Oh yeah I follow her on Instagram” will no doubt ensue. Her swoon...

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  • Calm Spaces for Kids

    Posted on January 24 2017

    We’ve been trying to keep some of that holiday calm going as the days get fuller and kid's lives will inevitably get busy again. In the lead up to back...

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  • Virtues of flatpack as a concept in sustainability

    Posted on January 11 2017

    Over the course of the Plyroom journey there have quite honestly been times spent fraught with self doubt and questioning in regards to the innovation and idealism of bringing furniture...

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  • Christmas Gifts - The Wrap Up

    Posted on December 17 2016

    At Plyroom as the first murmurings of Christmas begin, we start to think about the Christmas tree and beautifully wrapped gifts under it. Here is our wrap up of the...

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  • Sipping On | A Summer Cocktail

    Posted on December 07 2016

    OMH & Devour Catering created this beautiful cocktail. These will be a mainstay at our long lunches this summer.  Lemoncello, my darling lemon thyme 30mls Lemoncello 30mls Martini Bianco A few...

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  • In Conversation With | Sans [ceuticals]

     

    In Conversation With | Sans [ceuticals]

    Posted on December 07 2016

    The French are heartily praised for knowing a thing or two about honing the art of simplicity and effortless sophistication.   New Zealand is heartily praised for its laudable geography...

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  • Conversation with Belinda Evans from Alchemy Store

     

    Conversation with Belinda Evans from Alchemy Store

    Posted on November 20 2016

    Many people seem think that being sustainably minded with a reverence for nature means running off to live in an isolated forest where they must let all bodily hair outlets...

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  • Traditional wood working principles applied to modern design

    Posted on November 20 2016

    In the days of construction before nails, screws and readily made joins were typically available, much building was completed using the likes of wooden pegs or pins. From large and...

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  • Sustainable Forestry

    Posted on November 02 2016

    What is Sustainable Forestry?At Plyroom, we wholeheartedly believe in sustainable forestry methods in order to maintain and support our climate and ecosystem. All wood used in the production of Plyroom...

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  • Conversation with Ettitude linens

    Posted on November 02 2016

    “Good for the planet. Good for you. Good for people.” As soon as we saw these three statements on the website, we were sold. Ettitude, is the beautiful bamboo brain-baby...

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  • ODE TO DAYBEDS

    Posted on October 15 2016

    Daybeds are having a moment in our books. Fitting perfectly with the Plyroom ethos, daybeds are versatile, simple and beautiful. We love the thought of curling up on one, beneath...

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  • SMALL FOOTPRINT LIVING

    Posted on October 15 2016

    What is it? Small footprint living is a term we embrace wholeheartedly at Plyroom. Not only does it refer to an ideology of sustainability and environmental awareness, but its values are...

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  • CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION

    Posted on October 15 2016

    As Christmas approaches and we find ourselves bombarded with advertising for gifts, decorations, food and everything in between, it’s easy to get lost in the desire for more, more more.  ...

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  • SPRING

    Posted on October 04 2016

    In the ever so elegant words of Rainer Maria Rilke, “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” What a truth there is...

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  • Finding Inspiration in the Shaker Design Principles

    Posted on September 05 2016

    Images courtesy of: Pinterest, Borastapeter  ‘Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful’ -...

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  • MATERIALITY | For the love of Ply

    Posted on August 29 2016

    Who knew plywood could compete kg for kg with the likes of steel?  While you’re likely familiar with plywood and the use of this beautiful material in furniture making, you...

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  • MOOD BOARD | Understated

    Posted on August 24 2016

    We are inspired by quiet spaces... Clockwise L-R: Table setting, via Pinterest. Interior, via Pinterest. Texture, via Pinterest. Big Nest Storage Unit, Plyroom. Concrete Box House, Robertson Design. Chopsticks, Muji. Pottery,...

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  • PLACES | Next on our list - Sushi Making Workshop

    Posted on August 24 2016

    Image: Kinfolk We are big believers in travel. Travel opens your eyes to new perspectives, helps you grow, reminds you what’s truly important and leaves you with incredible memories. We’re...

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  • PLACES | Weekend in Hobart

     

    PLACES | Weekend in Hobart

    Posted on August 19 2016

    Photo: World of Wanderlust As Winter draws to a close we have been feeling the need to get out a little more. Whilst reading about magical places has satisfied the...

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  • PLACES | Refugi Lieptgas

    Posted on August 09 2016

      You’ll find Refugi Lieptgas in the middle of a quiet and beautiful forest in Switzerland. What used to be an old hut used by farmers has now been replaced...

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  • The Art of Eating Seasonally

     

    The Art of Eating Seasonally

    Posted on July 12 2016

    Image courtesy of While Out Riding. There’s nowhere that conscious consumption can be expressed more than in the choices we make when we eat. Many of us are time-poor and looking for...

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  • Sicilian Citrus Cake

    Posted on July 09 2016

    Now I am not a 'eat the cake mix off the spoon' type, but this cake is so simple and so good one lick of the cake mixture will seal it...

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  • New to Plyroom

     

    New to Plyroom

    Posted on July 02 2016

    With the colder weather we are embracing the indoors. Our new additions embody simplicity and quality and are centred on time spent doing activities which nourish body and soul: reading in...

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  • Our Favourite Downtime Rituals

    Posted on June 19 2016

    As the winter weather sets in and days become shorter, we at Plyroom are welcoming time to rest, recharge and allow our minds and bodies time to breathe. As we find...

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  • Ode to the humble notebook

     

    Ode to the humble notebook

    Posted on June 05 2016

    There’s something about a simple notebook. Before it’s even been written in; fresh and full of possibilities. A blank canvas waiting for you to spill out your secrets, dream up...

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  • The Life House

     

    The Life House

    Posted on May 30 2016

    A space specifically designed for calm and reflection? That’s what inspired the making of The Life House. Created by The School of Life in collaboration with British architect John Pawson,...

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  • Celebrating Mother's Day the simple way

     

    Celebrating Mother's Day the simple way

    Posted on April 24 2016

    Mother’s Day is a beautiful celebration of wonderful women – the amazing mothers in our lives. Often, however, the meaning behind holidays can get lost under endless gift guides and...

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  • Mood Board - Natural State

     

    Mood Board - Natural State

    Posted on March 14 2016

    Boathouse by WE Architecture With the seasons changing, we relish the last of long Summer days and look forward to new seasonal produce & evenings by the fire. Layers of black...

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  • Less but better. Embracing the essentials.

    Posted on March 05 2016

    Home of Emma Persson Lagerberg photo by Petra Bindel. Found on Apartment Therapy Several years ago we moved overseas for a year.  The mammoth task of packing up our house and deciding what to...

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  • Nest Series by Plyroom

    Posted on November 01 2015

    Inspired by the functional aesthetic of mid century design, we've been working on some exciting new pieces to add to the Plyroom collection.  Designed by Plyroom and made in Melbourne,...

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  • Spaces - Nature

    Posted on July 27 2015

    Feeling connected to nature is an integral part of life, but it doesn’t have to be something we need to leave our houses to experience. This is especially relevant in...

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  • Birkenstock HQ Leaves A Green Footprint

    Posted on January 07 2015

    Back at work after lazy Summer days we want to get the year started right, so what better way than to look to local inspiration to make our workspace simpler,...

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  • Award Winning Designs

     

    Award Winning Designs

    Posted on December 15 2014

    We believe that good design can make the world a more interesting place. At its very best, it can also make life a little simpler. The 2014 Australian Interior Design...

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  • Keep It Simple - Decluttering Before Christmas

    Posted on November 17 2014

    At Plyroom, we believe in quality over quantity and we like to keep things simple. We’ve been thinking about ways to simplify the home environment. Here are five easy ideas! Simplicity...

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