A New Zealand designer based in Southern China is selling furniture made from recycled Chinese sailing junks all round the world.

Mt Maunganui designer Timothy John (who we interviewed last year) has been a busy bee. Along with his interior designer wife, Krista Plews, he's launched a new line of furniture for Paper Plane, their inhouse brand which has both a physical and online store.

We hear that YS Collective is wrapping up production of its current range of products (instead focusing on commercial and bespoke projects for a while). It's a shame, but on the upside, Clever Bastards has a massive sale on now - there's deep discounts on these items and more.