Naiise living

The creative cats behind the lifestyle and design store Naiise got in touch a little while ago to ask me to dream up a wishlist of gifts for the host this Christmas season. I dove right in, trawling through their endless expanse of well designed yet very practical pieces.

The thing about cooking and entertaining is that as much as you want your hardware to look good, it's far more important that it's functional - and it can be a real pain trying to find say a pretty whisk that performs well under pressure yet looks good on the counter top when it's back in the holder. If you think I'm speaking greek - ask anyone who cooks, or just take a look in your kitchen. Chances are, everything's kind of industrial looking.

So I was pleasantly surprised by the pretty things Naiise stocks - like these pantone coloured bowls, vintage tins to store recipe cards, and chef-shaped bookends for those who (like me) hoard cookbooks.

Both my mom and stepmom are getting entertaining-related things this Christmas because they too love to cook and entertain and have people over. I suppose to us, entertaining and being in the company of loved ones and friends is a big part of naiise living.