IN THE HOME
The universe of amenities kits has been elevated many notches with a range of in-flight goodies under the Qantas Curates banner, conceived in collaboration with 16 Australian artists and photographers. The Flying Kangaroo’s new his-orhers collectable kits are water-resistant, zippered in black and have no external logo, so they can be neatly repurposed as carryalls or purses. There’s a summery, feminine feel to Gypsy Floral, an original from Bonnie Ashley of Melbourne textile studio Bonnie and Neil, while Nicole Warne’s digital image of Hamilton Island celebrates one of the airline’s popular holiday gateways. Each kit’s colourful arty exterior is replicated in elastic-strapped eyeshades while a trio of 5ml travel-pack toiletries is by the Aurora Spa brand ASPAR; add comfy black socks, a dental set and earplugs. The kits are available for Qantas business-class passengers on international flights and are being progressively introduced two designs at a time. The initiative is part of a broader Qantas Foundation program of acquisition of contemporary Australian art for leading galleries, its indigenous art livery across four aircraft since 1995 and support of arts organisations, including the National Gallery of Australia, Opera Australia, Australian Ballet and Bangarra Dance Theatre. More: qantas.com.au.
PRO DYNAMIC 26CM CHEF’S KNIFE,
SUSAN KUROSAWA Just the ticket for colourful culinary adventures, this vibrantly trimmed knife is part of a range from leading German manufacturer, Friedr. Dick. There’s also an 11cm serrated utility knife plus paring knife and 16cm kitchen knife, with distinctive handles in red, blue, yellow or snazzy green. More: 1300 130 952; dick.de/en.