Kerri Hollingsworth from antiquate who is the first Meet the Good Maker interview
Furniture, Home Interiors, Sustainable Design

Meet the Good Maker

Stories inspire and connect human beings.

On my journey over the last 7 years, hunting for sustainable, eco-friendly and healthy furnishings for the home, both here and overseas, I’ve met many passionate people who are behind the scenes making them.

Meet the Good Maker” is the first in a series to tell their story and why they choose to go the extra mile to make a more sustainable option. 

In episode 1 we meet Kerri Hollingsworth from an.ti.quate.

A chance conversation about toothbrushes turned this International Flight Attendant into an Eco Warrior not only having a massive impact in her personal life but also in her creative business as well.

>> Watch the video to hear her story and journey.

Kerri’s artistry business, an.ti.quate reconditions old armchairs and upcycles them into beautiful statement pieces you can comfortably sit on and enjoy for hours and hours. Naturally she now takes an eco-friendly approach in the process using fabric off-cuts, natural fibres, eco-friendly materials or even memorabilia in custom armchair commissions.

See the result for yourself below in these examples of her work and creations.

You can of course check out her website for more info and contact details at antiquate.com.au

Back view of the Penelope chair from antiquate
Penelope Chair – Back View
Close up detail of the Penelope chair from antiquate
Penelope Chair – Detail View
Penelope chair from antiquate close up detail of the weaving
Penelope Chair – Weaving Detail
Green chair from Antiquate back view outside in Australian landscape
Green Chair with footstool
Two blue chairs from antiquate in front of a shed
Two Blue Armchairs
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?
Well & Green Home

Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?

Could healthy home specs become premium real estate marketing features of the future? A UK Grand Designs new build showcases the future to healthy homes.

Recently I moved to a typical brick and block unit built in 1970.

It’s tastefully renovated and is welcoming. And yes, it has stone kitchen bench tops.

I feel safe. 

This wasn’t the case at my last place…but that’s a story for another time.

Lurking in the back of my mind is a question. Am I as “safe” as I think I am?

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Furniture, Home Interiors, Sustainable Design

5 hottest green interior design finds in London

The war on plastic is far from over.

Just as you can opt out more easily on plastic shopping bags and straws, you can avoid single use plastic and choose more planet-friendly items when furnishing a home.

Designers are increasingly responding by creating more natural, eco-friendly, sustainable furniture and homewares.

On the hunt in London at #LDF18 (London Design Festival 2018) to check out the latest green interiors, here’s the top five sustainable designer pieces and brands I found there doing their bit for the planet, whist making beautiful pieces for modern homes and lifestyles.

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Fast furniture and 7 things to avoid buying furniture for your health and the planet's
Furniture, Home Interiors, Well & Green Home

7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s

We all know fast food is not good for us. But what about fast furniture?

Fast furniture not only suffers the same sustainable issue as fast fashion, by clogging up landfill, it can unknowingly impact human health.

Formaldehyde can be found in furniture made with MDF, particleboard, plywood and applied with paints, lacquers and coatings. Typically, this will be in the mass produced furniture, but not exclusively.

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Unplug at a secret eco Slow Cabin
Unplug at a secret eco Slow Cabin
Unplug at a secret eco Slow Cabin
Unplug at a secret eco Slow Cabin
Eco Travel

Unplug at a secret eco Slow Cabin

Feel like getting off-the-grid for the weekend and don’t mind much where?

Then, a ‘mystery’ Slow Cabin escape could be exactly what you need.

Slow Cabins are dotted in secret locations in Belgium. There’s no wifi or tv, to ensure a complete digital detox. They’re eco-friendly and self sufficient with solar power, cozy wood fire, rainwater filtration system and dry toilets. Exuding a calm, simple interior, the outdoor decking space is also left minimalistic, inviting the visitor to be immersed in the surrounding nature.

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