Permanent Resident

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No matter my fatigue levels with any and all types of social media, I will always stand by this declaration: Pinterest is still a great place to find interesting, inspiring things. Last week, I pinned an image of this incredible hex chandelier, which led me to Resident. A contemporary design company based out of New Zealand, Resident produces a small (very carefully refined) collection of light fixtures and furnishings, all produced by a small group of (very carefully refined) designers.

If you’re a lover of clean, chic, and sexy modern design, you’re guaranteed to love pieces like this chandelier or this tri-pendant light. And how sick is this desk lamp? I also think this mobile is really cool (you’d have the hippest nursery in town!).

You can read more about Resident’s designers here. Resident sells at a few stores here in the US, with a large international presence as well. Cue lengthy daydreams about our forever house and how I will decorate it.


1. Parison Pendant by Nat Cheshire | 2. Pickup Sticks by Simon James | 3. Felix Chair by Simon James | 4. Hex Pendant by Resident Studio | 5. Eccentric Mobile by Jamie McClellan | 6. Oud Lamp by Nat Cheshire | 7. Bing Bunch by Gidon Bing | 8. Scholar Table by Cameron Foggo

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  1. 4.28.14

    Out of everything, I think I actually like the table the best. I like the simplicity of the design.

  2. 4.28.14
    Kaysie said:

    I definitely agree. Since I first discovered pinterest, the “popular” and “everything” pages have definitely declined in quality, but there is some serious gold in searching for specific things or ideas.

  3. 4.28.14

    I’m obsessed with this — just shared it with my dad because he would love it, too! XO

  4. 4.29.14

    LOVE the lighting. Stunning

  5. 4.30.14

    LOVE!!!!! Especially mixed with something classical/ornamental. Ideas, ideas…