I have a wee Angus & Celeste botanic bottle which puts a smile on my face when I look at it. I choose to think it has pohutukawa flowers on the front. The reality is that they are actually flowering gum (native to Australia, not NZ). But, it is my vase. So, they are pohutukawa flowers…
Just as the Angus & Celeste team suggests, it is perfect for a small bunch of flowers picked from my garden, especially when my pohutukawa is in bloom.*
Angus & Celeste are a design partnership from Melbourne Australia. Keir Angus MacDonald and Asha Celeste Cato met in 1997 while studying Fine Arts at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. With backgrounds in ceramics, printmaking and sculpture the designers began collaborating and by 2005 Angus & Celeste was born.
The duo are based in the lush Dandenong Ranges in hilly outer Melbourne, which is described on the Angus & Celeste website as “a fertile and picturesque area surrounded by tall gum trees, ancient tree ferns, and flower producing market gardeners. Winter engulfs the hillside in thick clouds that bring some of the best rain in Victoria. Spring is heralded in by shocks of yellow wattle and striking red Grevilleas. Wild flowers grow along the road side and rhododendrons are in full bloom. With the heat of summer there is a constant awareness of the possibility of bush fire.
The changing seasons and moods serve as constant inspiration and are reflected in many of the designs. Their creations meld art practices, traditional craft techniques and modern design principles into a unique fusion. The end result is a timeless but recognisably modern product range, with a distinctly Australian feel.”
In addition to their lovely vases and bottles, Angus & Celeste also have a range of ceramic jewellery and hanging planters for your garden…
Angus & Celeste ship all around the world. With Christmas just around the corner (I know – but, it is!) you may like to check out their website here.
*I was going to take a happy snap for you, but my camera didn’t want to oblige. Sorry.