Journal

Travel, stories, styling and all the latest from Tigmi to inspire and enrich our daily lives.

  • DESIGN FOCUS: Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh

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    DESIGN FOCUS: Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh In the 1950’s India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru had an ambition to propel his country i...
  • Coup de Coeur | Fernando Higuera 'Rascainfierno'

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        “This idea saved my life thirty-odd years ago, when my friend Francisco Nieva read my tarot, and saw me in three years buried undergrou...
  • Tête-à-tête | Lex Williams

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    While his approach to creating is impulsive, working with timber is something Byron based artist Lex Williams was destined to do. His designs are ...
  • Coup de Coeur | Maison Verley the 'Plant House'

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    “There is a very great freedom of family life, the freedom to meet or to be isolated, to be together or each for himself.” - Pierre Székély ...
  • DESIGN FOCUS: Tigmi's Top 12 Iconic Sofas

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    A great sofa is integral to every living space. Whether your decision is purely based on aesthetics or selected for ultimate comfort, the humble s...
  • Tête-à-tête | Nicoletta Fasano on applying ancient techniques to new ideas

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    In Puglia, there is a small town of Grottaglie that has been known for centuries for its artisan ‘ceramica’ production. Pouring with rich history,...
  • Coup de Coeur | Georges Adilon

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    “The exterior is the result of what has been designed inside.”                   An extraordinary creator and author of abunda...
  • Coup de Coeur | Les Maisons Sculptures de Jacques Couelle

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    “My houses are living beings, they have a nervous system, a stomach, intestines, a heart” - Jacques Couelle       As a tribute to ...
  • Tête-à-tête | Design duo Flayou on delivering through the medium of fun

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    Hella El Khiari and Thomas Egoumenides met at the National School of Architecture in Paris before forming their multidisciplinary design studio se...
  • Tête-à-tête | ANNI LU, aka Helle Vestergaard Poulsen

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    It is 2013 and Helle Vestergaard Poulsen has left her Creative Director role at a Danish fashion publication to create more than a jewellery brand...
  • 10 lighting designs we're coveting right now

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    For some, choosing lighting for a space is an afterthought - for us it is a bit of an obsession. Not only do the lighting choices we make in each ...
  • Coup de Coeur | Casa Tabarelli

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    “An open, free, very spacious house, in which nature, sun and light enter.”         In the North of Italy, not f...
  • Tête-à-tête | Cappelen Dimyr on creating with a conscience

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    Scandinavian collective Cappelen Dimyr is the result of four friends combining forces to create the ultimate sustainable and artisanal rug brand. ...
  • Tête-à-tête | A collaboration with Bloom & Give

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    Through our work with carpet weavers, we have observed the integral yet complicated role of the female weaver. With sensitivity it has always been ...
  • Tigmi's Top 10 Coffee Table Designs

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    A coffee table could be considered the heart of a living room. A gathering place that works as an impromptu dining table, a convenient drink holde...
  • Coup de Coeur | Hotel Le Sud

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    "The spirit of the South is here both revisited and modernized, without ostentation or caricature." — Stephanie Lizée       ...
  • Tête-à-tête | Laurence Leenaert from LRNCE

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    Surrounded by palms and the carefree spirit of the locals of Marrakech, founder of LRNCE Laurence Leenaert revises the purpose of materials and sp...
  • Coup de Coeur | Charlotte Perriand's 'chalet by the singing water'

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    Architecture is an ebb and flow between interior and exterior — a round trip — Charlotte Perriand     Everything is linked. The body...
  • Tête-à-tête | Tigmi's go-to photographer Alicia Taylor

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    We first met Alicia Taylor five years ago on one of our first campaign shoots. Since then we have travelled the world with her, from the Byron Hin...
  • Coup de Coeur | Casa das Canoas - The family house of Oscar Niemeyer

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      "Straight angles do not attract me. Neither does the straight, hard, inflexible lines drawn by men. I am attr...
  • Tête-à-tête | Marta Bonilla

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    Marta Bonilla's organic shaped ceramics prove that functionality can be fun. Playful and voluptuous, her designs have a biomorphic quality that ca...
  • Coup de Coeur | L'appartement by Studio KO

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            Studio KO is synonymous with creating some of the most intriguing modern spaces of the past decade. A constant source...
  • Coup de Coeur | Reflection

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        Welcome to the launch of Coup de Coeur - which literally means ‘a blow to the heart’. We hope it will serve as an inspiratio...
  • Tête-à-tête | Stefano Alderuccio on creating perfume house Via Dei Mille from the ashes of his grandfathers artisanal distillery

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    Scents can be autobiographical. Assigned to memories we carry from childhood into our adult lives. Markers of time, they allow us to recall a memo...
  • Tête-à-tête | Curiosity leads the way, a chat with Kelvin Ho from Akin Atelier

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    Creating his architecture and design firm Akin Atelier in 2005, Kelvin Ho and his team have worked across a diverse portfolio that spans across re...
  • Tigmi Trading Trees: An Update

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    After launching our partnership with ReForest Now in May 2020 where one tree is planted for every rug sold at Tigmi Trading, we are so proud to up...
  • Tête-à-tête | Maxine Midtbo of Memor

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    Maxine Midtbo of Memor considers herself more of a mosaic artist than a ceramist. Creating joyful vessels and objects by setting unique, wonderfu...
  • Guide to | Byron Bay

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    Around this time each year, a migration of humpback whales pass through Byron Bay and other coastal towns in the region like Brunswick Heads, Lenn...
  • Tigmi's top 10 Italian design masters

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    These iconic Italian design masters will forever be immortalised by their innovative designs and their unique creative discipline that challenged...
  • Tigmi Trading partnership with ReForest Now

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    “We recognise the Earth as a living system and we make it possible for people from all stages of life to contribute to the protection, renewal, an...
  • Common Thread - Tigmi's Top 10 Coffee Table Books

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    “We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.” ~Anonymous   I’ve always had stacks of books over every surface across my home – they ...
  • Common Thread - Team Tigmi's list of things guaranteed to uplift

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    “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll   In a time when the 24 hour news cycle is a constant reminder that the world as we know it has ch...
  • Common Thread - Team Tigmi's tips on embracing your time at home

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    "And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and cr...
  • Using art to uphold the time honoured skills of the female weaver, One Square Meter at a time…..

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    “Buried deep within the fibres of wool that twist and turn coming together to form the body of the rug, is a story, a reflection of collective dre...
  • Tête-à-tête | Emma Lane from The Farm Byron Bay on Building a Sustainable Life

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    What began as nostalgic reminiscing of childhoods spent roaming free with nature, of freshly baked cakes, veggie gardens and beach hangs – sparked...
  • The Conscious Shopper

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    Supporting a more sustainable and ethically made bag is no longer a choice – it impels the future of modern living. We’ve sourced our favourite br...
  • Tête-à-tête with Sam Gibb from Cloud Hidden

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    A little while back we had the pleasure of joining Sam Gibb from Cloud Hidden for tea at our Byron Bay Studio. Through an hour long silent ceremon...
  • Guide to | Habitat Byron Bay

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    Home to Tigmi Trading's flagship studio, Habitat is the first entirely self-sustained village in the region, set in the Byron Bay Arts & Indus...
  • Guide To | Puglia

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    If you've ever had the joy of summer spent in southern Italy - you'll know that Puglia is the perfect balance of rolling hills and turquoise coast...
  • 10 of our favourite iconic chair designs

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    A beautifully designed chair can transform and bring an essence of sculpture to a space. We have always been inspired by designers who perfectly b...
  • Taliah Lowry’s guide to New Zealand

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    Meet Taliah, the renovation and design expert behind Byron Beach Abodes, a collection of luxury accommodation in Byron Bay inspired by her travels...
  • Tigmi Trading rugs for kids spaces

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    We love nothing more than a beautiful rug for a kids bedroom or playroom. They keep little toes warm, provide a lovely spot to sit and play and ar...