Great designs of the times | Trending

LOOK SHARP: Examples of great design are all around us, evident in architecture, décor, fashion, and even cosmetics packaging. Photo: Shutterstock
LOOK SHARP: Examples of great design are all around us, evident in architecture, décor, fashion, and even cosmetics packaging. Photo: Shutterstock

Great design can be magic, elevating something from run-of-the-mill to marvellous.

Puma X Liberty kimono, $330. Officially launched today, the range is a beautiful juxtaposition of the iconic floral prints and the sportswear company's classic big cat. au.puma.com

Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi High shoes, $800. Part of a new collaboration with Maison Margiela, these high top sneakers are also high in the design stakes. reebok.com.au

Outdoor Palm Cove Racer, $695. This modular play solution can be used to play, relax, sleep - the possibilities are endless. The versatile and family-friendly furniture is great for smaller spaces, with additional pieces able to be added if and when you choose. mynook.com.au

Amari amber swirl resin diffuser, $139.99. Part of a new luxury home decor and fragrance brand, this isn't a diffuser you just walk past - it's designed to be on display, created with a modern aesthetic. mihihome.com.au

Freeze and Bake Mini Poddies, $29. Who wants to bake or freeze basic shapes when your snacks can look like this? The non-toxic silicone tray has 25 snack-sized pods, perfect for storing baby food and creating small delights, straight from the kitchen bench to the freezer or oven. wemightbetiny.com

Blobbies Nuvola candle, $90. More like a mini-piece of art than a candle, this looks best when styled alongside a stack of coffee table books, on your desk, or together in a group on your dining table. Wherever you place them, it'll be a talking point and a joy to look at. xrjcelebrations.com.au

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Lobo outdoor occasional chair, $895. A bold yet elegant seat inspired by the shape of rolling waves. Intended to have an impactful silhouette, it incorporates a simple design with comfort. cocorepublic.com.au

Namacheko Bosch anorak, $1350. Check out this online menswear retailer, helping Aussie men nail their personal look with unique styles and fashion from around the world. prgrssstore.com

Donuts for Dinner eyeshadow palette, $30. The Carb Collection Again incorporates affordable make-up in delicious designs, including these eight bright and buildable matte shades, shimmers and a giant highlighter. Available at Priceline Pharmacy stores.

Personalised calligraphy name necklace, $69.95. A stylishly custom-crafted piece of jewellery to personalise your collection, or symbolise someone you treasure. myjewellerystory.com.au

Toast Please bath sponges, $16.99. A soft sponge that's the best thing since sliced bread. Each pack includes four slices of toast for a super-soft, gentle scrub that creates a rich lather. allkinds.com

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