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Issue 6 · The French Connection · February 9, 2012

Global Finds for Everyday Needs

Issue 6 · The French Connection · February 9, 2012

Interior designer Katie Lockhart curates goods that perfectly merge function and form for her online shop, Everyday Needs.

Lockhart, who is based in New Zealand, creates interiors for both commercial and residential spaces, and she also styles photo shoots for international design magazines. But she couldn't find a place that sold the items she was constantly using for her projects: ordinary goods that she describes as "pared-back, earthy, and honest." So she opened Everyday Needs, bringing home all of her favorite finds from her global travels to sell in her shop. "I choose items that are well-designed, well-made and that I hope our customers will have in their lives for many years," she says. "I am not a fan of 'throwaway consumption.'" Keep an eye out for her own range of items, "Made by Everyday Needs," which will be launched online in a few months, with everything made in New Zealand.

Above: Hand Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover, made of organic yarn, with hot water bottle included; $105.

Above: Wide Iron Bottle Opener (L) by Nobuho Miya in Japan; $34. Japanese Gardening Scissors (R); $190.

Above: Swedish Dish Brush; $49.95.

Above: Margaret Howell Stacking Chair, a reissue of the 1957 Ercol original; $795. "UK clothing designer Margaret Howell is a huge influence," says Lockhart. "I love the way that she supports and promotes both local design and industry."



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