koskela_ You could get your mum flowers for Mother's Day, but we've got something just as pretty that won't end up looking brown and wilty.
We reckon your mum would love these Botanic bottles and vases, decorated with a beautiful selection of flora and fauna from in and around the Dandenong Ranges, VIC where the makers, @AngusandCeleste, work and live. Perfect for showing off single blooms or clippings from the garden, these dainty ceramics are cute as singles or in groups. Personally, we can't stop collecting them - each piece another reason we're obsessed with #Australian botanicals. Trust us, any Mum would love unwrapping one of these. #Koskela
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koskela_ The #AllTheBuildingsInSydney book launches today, and we're so excited to share the 2 buildings that @gulliverhancock will be drawing up for 2 lucky mums. Along with the the custom illustrations, we've chosen some runners-up to receive tote bags with a print from the book.
Want to know who won us over with your story + snap? Tap pic for the winners!
Thanks to everyone for entering. You can purchase James Gulliver Hancock's new book, as well as two tea towels printed with his illustrations (great framed as a gift for Mum!) from #Koskela. Winners, look for a direct insta from us with all the details on how to collect your prizes!
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koskela_ We LOVE Mums. Don't miss a chance to spoil your own Mum to show her how much you appreciate her. We've done the hard work of finding the perfect gift for you, so pulling off a great Mother's Day is a breeze.

We have curated some beautiful glass and marble accessories, customisable message boards, ceramic vases, popular garden containers and more that your Mum is sure to love. It's Sunday week - May 10. #Koskela
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koskela_ Craft your Little's sleep space into a dream space. Limey linen sheets for some zing, Alphabet bedding for some smarts, heart pillowslips for some lovey-dovey vibes, and some graphic artwork for some imagination. Then your bubs will be using their Zzz time to imagine up worlds and adventures as zingy-smarty-lovey-clever as their beds are. #koskelajuniors 4d

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koskela_ Clusters of Malcolm Greenwood Ceramic lighting hang in our ever-jungly showroom. We're so privileged to have collaborated with one of Australia's leading master potters on both everyday tableware and high-end tableware and now lighting. These pendants are available in three textural finishes and two sizes. They highlight Malcolm’s incredible mastery of craft while adding gorgeous texture and warmth to any space. They are finished with a white gloss slip in the interior to reflect the light. So stunning!
Newly available Online (available within Australia only)/ Shop this shot via link in our profile.
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koskela_ Sneak Peek of @gulliverhancock's new book, All The Buildings in Sydney, which launches this Friday. James Gulliver Hancock has drawn heaps of Sydney buildings already, but he reckons you should nominate the next building he draws. It gets even better: he'll give you the custom illustration as a gift for your Mum for Mother's Day. To nominate a building, instagram a building special to your mum and tell us why she loves it. Follow @koskela_, @gulliverhancock and tag #AllTheBuildingsInSydney. Watch this space on Saturday to see the 2 buildings James chooses! 6d

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koskela_ Meet Harriet, part of the Koskela team. Harriet field-tested one of our favourite new kitchen products: Australian made cast-iron pans! We love them because they're made here, of course, but what we really can't get over is how cleverly they're designed. This is the passion project of an Aussie engineer that has already successfully grown food tool businesses in the US and France, and is now able to make the range of cookware that is fully resolved and very high quality. Details like the handle being designed to stay cool to the touch even at full temps, and the sanded surface that allows for a smooth, renewable non-stick cooking, makes this our top pick for cookware, especially at $130. We even spied that @Maggie_beer already loves it! #KoskelaStaffFieldTest 6d

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koskela_ "I grew up in a kitchen filled with WWII-era cast iron pans and have always loved their heftiness and natural non-stick surface. Since my Mum wouldn’t let me nick hers, I was thrilled to discover the Aus-made Fonte range, and jumped at the chance to try one out.
I love Autumn, with its cool mornings, and comfort cooking with seasonal quinces, mushrooms and squash. I decided to christen my @solidteknics sautéuse pan with a Butternut & Gruyere gratin, as it would give it a work-out both on the stove and in the oven. The first thing I noticed was the size - compact in diameter but with extra depth so the sautéed the veggies didn’t flip out of the pan when stirring.
And the handle! It lives up to its promise of staying cool to touch. We served the gratin straight from the pan as it’s as beautiful as it is functional. I love that this will last a lifetime, and beyond, and witness many a happy meal in our house." #KoskelaStaffFieldTest
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koskela_ ️Good news #1: We've got the hail storm cleanup all under control, so #Koskela is OPEN as normal today. Thanks, everyone, for the the insta-love yesterday! ️Good News #2: It's going to be a great week! The sun is out, the forecast looks good, and our Globe Lights are back online. Pick out your favourite colour and make it a light-filled week. Happy Monday, you bright bulbs. Shop online via link in profile. #koskelacollection 1w

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koskela_ Koskela is closed today due to the massive hail storm yesterday. Major damage to the building is still being cleaned up. This is a snap from #Rosebery last night- over 40 cm of hail! In Sydney! So crazy! Makes us feel connected to our Finnish roots, if nothing else. ️We were able to help get @kitchenbymike up and running tho, so come by for lunch and coffee! #sydneyhail 1w

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koskela_ Thankful for the soldiers that have fought for our great country. We stand on the shoulders of your bravery and remember your sacrifice today. // Just a reminder that #Koskela, and our neighbours, @kitchenbymike, are closed today in remembrance of ANZAC Day. We'll all be open for trade again from tomorrow. #lestweforget
Photo by Forrest Cavale.
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  •   conceptofunity Beautiful 1w
  •   thepreppyboho I love that you are closed for the whole day as a sign of respect 1w
  •   pipstars I too live that Koskela is closed out of respect. Well done. 1w

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koskela_ Sasha, Koskela's co-director, came up with the idea of creating these great beanbags when she was visiting a rug manufacturer in Turkey with Doan from @LoomRugs a few years ago. She saw piles of vintage rag rugs that are often too soft and pliable to use as a floor-covering, but too heavy for a blanket. However, she reckoned they were perfect for plush floor seating! Finished by hand with a colourful blanket stitch and a Koskela embossed leather tag, they are refined, yet casual. Beanbags and floor cushions are a great seating option as they are relaxed, comfortable and casual which suits a lot of our home environments and how people like to live these days. We love that each one is hand-made and therefore entirely unique in tone and pattern.
Shop Vintage Kilim Bean Bags and Floor Cushions via the link in our profile. #koskela
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koskela_ Australia contains a lot of strange and amazing creatures, and now we can add Dinos to that list! Add your own collections to this plywood "Treasure Shelf" $165 to display anything your little heart desires. Technically in our #koskelajuniors section, but we reckon this will be loved by little and big kids alike. (That Tasmania, tho! ) While we have you, just wanted to let you know what we will be closed tomorrow (Sat 25 April) in rememberance of ANZAC Day. @KitchenbyMike is closed as well. We'll both be open again normal hours on Sunday. Happy Friday! #Koskela 1w

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koskela_ Finally, a bit of blue sky and some pretty pastels to look at! Soft details from the showroom: #Koskela Classic Sofa, graphic scatter cushions, Koskela Patonga Coffee Table and dainty pots, Koskela Vintage Kilim Bean Bag and gorgeous blush rug, rustic side table and Pink Aztec pot. Layer me happy - it's going to be a good day, lovelies! #koskelacollection #MadeinAustralia 2w

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koskela_ Win your mum a one-off customised illustration (like this one) of a building she loves (home, gallery, cafe, anything!) for Mother's Day. We're in the middle of a Mother's Day Giveaway! Just snap, share and follow.

How to Enter:
1. Instagram a building that's significant to your mum.
2. Tell us why it's important to her in the caption. 2 will win drawings, 3 runner-ups win a #AllTheBuildingsInSydney Tote Bag. Winners will be chosen based on the story.

3. Follow @koskela_ and @gulliverhancock and tag #AllTheBuildingsInSydney. Giveaway open until May 1.

To find more details, follow the link in our profile. Good luck on behalf of your mums. #koskela
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koskela_ With this crazy cyclonic weather, the light in the showroom has been really dramatic, too! The natural light from our sawtooth ceiling has been replaced by the giant glowing wicker lights, the bright enveloping gallery and dancing in front are these magical Amanda Dziedzic sculptures - a mini wonderland of luminous glass.

We LOVE Amanda's work and clearly so do our customers, as this work always gets snatched up. Glass blowing is intense and very physical and requires a lot of strength from the maker. But you'd never know it looking at these delicately balanced, vivdly coloured bubbles. Amanda, who trained at the incredible Jam Factory in SA (as well as many places abroad), says she is totally motivated by the colour and it's clear that it's the passion that drives her work. Here's your rainbow at the end of the storm. Stay safe today, friends! #koskela
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koskela_ Spoiler alert: You'll be obsessed with this ceramic range. Don't worry, you can join our club.

French food stylist, @marieheleneclauzon, couldn't find the dream tableware she had floating around in her mind, so she added "Ceramicist" to her career and made her own. Her dream has quickly become our dream; we love the handmade, earthy yet refined look featuring black and white "frames" of brush strokes that makes food look incredible. Her work has been featured in loads of great magazines and we're so excited to have her range in the #koskela showroom. #regram from Marie Helen
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koskela_ GIVEAWAY + Win the best Mother's Day Gift ever: a one-off personalised drawing by James Gulliver Hancock of a house or building that is special to your mum. James, one of #koskela's favourite Australian Illustrious, has a new book out called "All The Buildings In Sydney", in which he attempted to draw Sydney's structures. He loved learning all the stories of the buildings and people that use them and we want to hear your stories of your Mums and what places are significant to them. How to Enter:
1. Instagram a building that's significant to your mum: Home, where she was married, favourite cafe, her garden shed. Anything!

2. Tell us why it's important to her in the caption. 2 will win drawings, 3 runner-ups win a #AllTheBuildingsInSydney Tote Bag. Winners will be chosen based on the story.

3. Follow @koskela_ and @gulliverhancock and tag #AllTheBuildingsInSydney.
Giveaway open until May 1. Book available at Koskela in May! Good Luck!
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koskela_ @belyndahenryart's landscapes are ‘imagined’ valleys, based on her home in the Dooralong Valley. We recently asked her how she goes about merging the two:

Belynda: "I take the important information like colour combinations from what I see. Movement in the landscape usually converts to patterns. Light, atmosphere and the seasons are all influential. I am not trying to paint where I live, I'm just taking the parts/elements that stand out to me and mixing them with imagination. And maybe other landscapes all merge into one. The paintings are a summary of things I see." Read more about her process, inspiration and work on our website. (Link in profile) Only on display for another 10 days, and still 2 works available for sale! #koskela #koskelaexhibitions
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koskela_ The newest Pampa collection is just too beautiful to tear our eyes away from that we had to post a double gram. Every rug is handmade from fibre to finished product using high-quality wool that is shorn, carded and spun by hand. Natural dyes extracted from plants, flowers, vegetables, insects, minerals and smoke are used to colour the fibres, occasionally with the aid of synthetic dyes. Koskela and @wearepampa believe great design can be used to effect social change; Pampa upholds fair trading practices with co-ops of weavers in rural areas which enables them to support their families, avoid moving to urban locations, and keep the practice alive. Each purchase of one of their rugs is not only improving your home, but improving theirs as well. Stop by the showroom or shop online - link in profile. #koskela #QuadrantSoft 3w

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