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(I wish I had a) Dowry
Homewares & accessories fetishism has taken a backseat lately, what with all the fantastic clothing sales on recently and my fondness for the new season’s offerings. But when I saw some of these pieces in Calico & Ivy, I knew I had to secure at least one item from recycled crafts label, Dowry. Heirloom might be more appropriate.
Dowry is a mother-daughter team, Fleur Gunn & Christine Land, from Moruya on the NSW South Coast. They collaborate with local cobblers, seamstresses, embroiderers and upholsterers to produce these one-off gems.
Keep an eye on them – Vogue Living’s already featured the pouf cushions above, and their online store opens soon. I’m coveting a tote bag, still in production, and pear pincushion (below). These are utilitarian works of art.