Colours may add character to your home’s interior or your outfits and accessories, but having a solid base of black and white is a good move. Whether used together or separately, black and white are timeless and always work. Check out our round-up of some of our favourite pieces that fit this scheme…
Though it features the silhouette of a classic denim jacket, this Venroy piece is actually made of linen. And okay, it’s more of a sand than a white, but it’s close enough and we like it all the same. Its lightweight construction makes it a great outwear option for this time of year, where heavier coats and jackets seem like overkill. A cotton lining reinforces the piece’s shape while waist tabs allow you to adjust the fit slightly.
Infused with avocado, macadamia, and passionfruit seed oils, Hunter Lab’s Daily Face Fuel is a stellar everyday moisturiser. The hydrating formula keeps your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth, while fighting against environmental damage too. Moreover, the packaging is nicely designed and would look perfect sitting atop your bathroom counter.
Audio-Technica always gets the look of its record players right, and the new AT-LP3 is no exception. Available in either a crisp white or sleek black, the turntable features an impressive design that’s hard to fault. A built-in preamp means you can keep your setup minimal, requiring only a set of powered speakers to connect them to. Delivering full sound at a high-quality, this is a great option if you’re looking to get into vinyl. Check out our full AT-LP3 review.
Buy: JB Hi-Fi
We love the simplicity of these Bottle Grinders, designed by Norm Architects for Menu. Their minimal exterior is deceiving, because it turns out they’re actually quite powerful at grinding salt, pepper, and even spices. Very thoughtfully designed, the designers have placed the grinding mechanism at the top of the product as opposed to the bottom. This means it won’t leave traces and piles of old salt and pepper on your tabletop.
Buy: Hunting For George
Though it looks quite simple, this S’Well water bottle’s design is second to none. It features a double-walled construction, meaning your cold drinks stay cold and hot ones stay hot. The bottle’s svelte silhouette allows it to unobtrusively fit into bags, plus it’s made from non-toxic materials. The bottles come in an array of neat designs, but we like the classic midnight black one the best.
Bedding is one of those items around your house that you don’t want to skimp on when it comes to quality. Considering how much time we spend in bed in our lives, it’s important to get really good, comfortable sheets. The Good Sheet makes its products from 100% long-staple Egyptian Cotton. Their percale weave keeps the fabric breathable, light, and soft, and they actually get better over time too.
Buy: The Good Sheet
You can always trust Bellroy to craft a carry product that’s both very functional and beautiful too. The Card Sleeve in a classic black colourway is the kind of product you can use every day and it’ll hold up for years. The slim sleeve can hold up to eight cards, and features a quick access pull tab for your most used card. It’s made from a high-quality, top-grain leather that ages nicely over time.
We couldn’t not include a pair of crisp, clean, white leather sneakers by Common Projects on this list. The Original Achilles is a classic style that will really elevate any outfit they’re worn with. They’re the kind of sneakers that look good when they’re brand new and fresh, as well as after they’ve been worn in for a while.
Buy: Mr Porter
The flagship camera in Olympus’ OM-D range, the E-M1 Mark II is nothing short of excellent. It’s extremely fast and accurate, and delivers simply superb quality shots. All of the camera’s stellar features are packed into a compact body, which is lightweight, weather-proof, and intuitively built. Pair it with any of Olympus’ lenses and you’ll really take your photography to the next level.
Swedish label TID has recently launched a really cool concept called TID Canvas. Basically, the brand invites one designer or artist a year to re-interpret one of its watches, subsequently creating a limited edition run of the newly re-designed piece. This year, design studio Form Us With Love crafted the Canvas 001; a beautifully designed, super minimal black and white watch.
Buy: TID Watches