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so all year we have been developing new products and researching suppliers to bring you delight....... from turkish beach towels to hand made ceramic tableware, salad servers to delicate porcelain votives and of course our signature furniture. the painting is by michelle lewis from ernabella, large vases and large bowl by david collins, medium salad bowl by ode, plates by jennifer...
on November 30, 2017

natural indigo creates an amazing intense colour

indigo as been used to dye textiles for centuries across many cultures.  india was the earliest to cultivate the dye, and its name comes from a roman name indicum which means a product of india.     it has been known in a lot of the ancient world and many other countries were producers.     at planet we primarily have indigo dyed cloth...
on November 05, 2017

finding yourself at home...

at planet we think that hand-made tableware has always been in style.  we first established a showroom in 1998 and have always prominently promoted functional vessels by australian studio makers. over the years the quality and range of our collection has evolved.its curious that in the digital age, there seems to be a mainstream trend back to the tactile and very immediate...
on October 22, 2017

hand printed cotton quilts

these indigo quilts from india are made with the softest of cotton with a cotton fill and dyes using shibori techniques of binding and clamping to resist dyes and then they are hand stitched together. the areas around jaipur are famous for intricate block printing techniques. these photos  are from a village called bagru that is famous for traditional techniques....
on August 02, 2017

yak's wool weaving in kullu valley

in february this year, ross travelled extensively in india working with textile artists to design unique pieces for planet. a special visit was to the kullu valley in the himalayas, in the state of himachal pradesh to see yak's wool weaving. an early morning flight from delhi was a beautiful way to see the dramatic landscape yaks look a lot...
on June 27, 2017

thanks for listening!

thanks everyone who came to our concert evening by duo ben dollman and monica schmidt andersen last week.....it was great to see you all for a chat and a drink afterwards also                                                        look our...
on May 02, 2017

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