Michelle Halford

New In | Corner Rack + Plumen 002

Last week I put together a White Wishlist, which included the Corner rack by New Zealand company I'll hang it here. At that stage I'd actually already ordered one, and earlier this week I picked it up. I couldn't be happier. Since last year I've been on the hunt for a minimalist clothing rack, and while I love free-standing designs, I wanted something that was a little different. Spatially I thought a ceiling hung one would work well in our home, but unable to find one locally, set out on a DIY mission. Then I discovered I'll hang it here, an Auckland-based father and daughter team specialising in boutique handcrafted pipe clothing racks. Their range includes the Classic rack which also comes in a Double sided design, with or without wheels, and a new Copper Range, that includes a hanging rack called Hang It. It was however the Corner rack that caught my eye. Featuring a unique design and compact size, it is exactly what I had been looking for.

I love the detailing, the curves of the pipe ends, and the extra one on the side. If you were using it as a coat rack, this would provide a great place to hang an umbrella. I've hung my new Plumen 002 bulb from here, to provide a little extra light. The second energy efficient light bulb design by Plumen, it won Best Sustainable Design in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2014, and I'm lucky to have been sent one to test out.

A visually striking bulb, the Plumen 002 draws 75% less energy than convention bulbs and requires replacing far less often, making it economical in two ways. Designed to be on show rather than covered up, the mouth blown glass envelope was shaped to create different light textures within the bulb. The warm tones and low brightness creates a cosy light that requires no shading. I love it! To find out more, watch this video.

Styling and Photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

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