I first saw this clock on a friend’s Instagram feed and was really taken with it. It’s design is simple yet arresting, and I thought it would certainly make for a good conversation piece, as part of our home decor.
Umbra Shadow Clock
Designed by Alan Wisniewski and Sonja Kresowaty, it is specially crafted from Paulownia wood, and belongs to the Umbra line of home decor pieces.
The Paulownia tree is a hardwood tree that is disease resistant, and has high temperature resistance, ideal for a clock that is crafted to last. I find that its sturdiness, size and design justifies its price (now $139, down from its original price of $150).
This is also an eco-friendly product since the Paulowina tree is a easily renewable source of wood as its trees grow very quickly, such that depletion is not an issue. The clock comes in Natural shade (as pictured above) as well as Walnut shade, which is a darker deep brown.
We had our old clock for more than 5 years now, so I was looking forward to updating it. When the clock arrived, it was much larger than I initially expected it to be! It is 41.3 cm in diameter, and 3.8 cm thick, and which makes it a great centrepiece for living rooms or large bedrooms.
Umbra Prisma Geometric Frame
The next home decor piece we received is the Umbra Prisma Geometric Frame. Very reasonably priced between $29.80 – $35.80 (depending on size) what’s great about it is that it comes in 5 elegant colours of Black, Chrome, Matte Brass, White and Copper, which you can view in the link above. Right now, the available colours are Chrome (what you see in the photos below), Matte Brass (which has a gold hue), and Copper (which looks like Rose Gold).
I liked the geometric lines on the back of the frame, which adds a unique touch to an otherwise classic frame. The idea of having a photo sit between two sheets of clear glass is also very on trend, and I like the fuss free lines.
What’s interesting about this frame is that it sits easily on a table top, but can also be mounted on the wall! Masons Home Decor also helpfully provided a PDF doc with detailed instructions on how to place photos in the frame – it might not be immediately intuitive because the joints are so well hidden to retain the seamless look of clean lines. (Look below – can you guess how to remove the photo?)
This time I was introduced to Farm Florist too, which is a newly set up online florist under the Masons Home Decor group.
Farm Florist aims to price their bouquets such that no one needs to break the piggy bank to gift a loved one with flowers.
All bouquets come with free next day delivery – I always appreciate this, since it means that there is no hidden cost to be rudely shocked by at check-out. Wondering how they keep prices so low? You can find out their secrets here.
And here are some of the lovely bouquets that they carry, priced from a very affordable $47 nett onwards.
Sasha bouquet ($59.90)
I was sent this beautiful bouquet.
What a pretty mix of deep red roses, lush blush and cream eustomas, lettuce-like greens and spiky steel-blue eryngiums!
It cheered me up significantly. Look at those colours!
If you would like to purchase anything from Masons Home Decor or Farm Florist, don’t forget to use this discount code “LYN15” to get 15% off the price of your orders! They have generously made this valid for a lifetime, so feel free to use this whenever you wish – goodness has no expiry date!