Shop the look - Ikigai

Originate your own serene space in the home that draws on the inspirational photography from Mokum fabrics new collection ‘Ikigai’.  

Artisanal craftsmanship is celebrated and revered within Ikigai, (‘iki’, meaning life and ’gai, meaning value) and was carefully captured in a photoshoot that spoke to the theme of bespoke speciality pieces that create joy within interior spaces.   Mokum teamed up with a handpicked selection of Australia’s top creatives to produce a photography campaign that exudes a contemporary and relaxed aesthetic.

You too can create this embodiment of Ikigai within your home or workplace by layering our latest patterns and plain textiles and wallpaper with beautifully crafted, bespoke furniture, hand woven rugs, lighting and homewares from this curated selection of Australian design leaders that Mokum was proud to collaborate with. 


For contemporary, beautifully made furniture, with elegant detailing that has an overarching bold simplicity, seek out The Wood Room in Sydney’s Narrabeen.

“Our handcrafted Australian made furniture embodies a refined elegance with pieces that can be customised to suit a space and make your house a home” Simon Plowman, Director.

The Wood Room offers Australian-designed and manufactured furniture that perfectly suits our modern, relaxed lifestyle.


Founded in Australia, Armadillo is a high-end rug company with a focus on sustainability. Armadillo rugs are crafted by hand for an enduring beauty and impeccable quality that promises to age gracefully over time.  This is an ethos that speaks to the theme of the Ikigai collection and principles of the Wabi Sabi design ethic.

“We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, environmental performance and social responsibility to make a lasting difference in both your home and the world around us.”  Armadillo


For grand statement ceramic pieces or petite delicate objects, head to The Dea Store in Sydney, a curated collection of exquisite Japanese and Australian Ceramics.  Upon entering this Redfern store for the first time it quickly becomes apparent, that choosing your favourite piece will be a slow process due to the incredible selection of hand-picked art works.

A curated selection of ceramics from The Dea Store

A curated selection of ceramics from The Dea Store


For contemporary flowers with a local twist, we partner with the talented Dani Dean from The Make Haus. Dani Dean creates considered floral arrangements from her Northern Beaches studio and has expanded the Make Haus' offer to include interior design alongside her work as an imaginative and resourceful floral stylist including product design in the way of the console featured in the shoot. 

“We have been delighted to work alongside Mokum, their artisan approach to fabric application is mesmerising. The inspiration given by Stephanie for Ikigai was delicate, soft, interesting and worldly.  I thoroughly enjoy curating very unusual shapes and big scale moments with florals. I always look for the unusual, hard to find florals for Mokum, something that’s not typically seen is an ideal ingredient.”  Dani Dean, Stylist. 


A treasure trove emporium by designer, creative director & author Sibella Court, this unique store transports you into the imaginative and creative world of bespoke, handcrafted products from Sibella’s hardware & homegoods, collaborations & curiosities sourced from her travels.

Styling accessories such as the lanterns and vintage stool sourced from The Society inc, provided the wabi sabi aesthetic of Ikigai.


Last, but not least, we recommend a visit to our friends at Cult Design for Hay’s timber pendant. Cult has a comprehensive, quality range of local and international furniture and lighting brands and they are passionate about authentic, quality and timeless design, ensuring only the highest levels of craftsmanship in their products.

Selecting a timeless piece from Cult will help achieve the contemporary vision of Ikiagi.

With any new collection, the designers at Mokum strive to create collection imagery which speak to the conceptual theme of the collection and relate to how we live in Australasia.  And it is only through close collaboration with other specialist local artisans that the vision can come to life.  

“Mokum loves collaborating with local creatives. We always strive to deliver collection imagery which reflects and promotes the diversity and quality of locally designed products available in Australia and New Zealand.”  Stephanie Moffitt, Mokum Design Director


Find out more about the Ikigai collection here.


How to choose your wallpaper

Tips & How To

Wallpapers have made a comeback to interior design.  No longer is paint the only option for creating personality in interiors, there are now a plethora of options available to the residential and commercial interior designer/decorating enthusiast.

In a wide range of options, wallcoverings allow you to add a personal touch to your home interiors by way of colour, texture and pattern.  Let your imagination run wild!

As an element within an overarching design concept, wallpapers are now easily washable and work well paired with painted walls and other interior furnishings.  The minimal effort of installing wallpaper – compared to the painting process, means you can quickly turn around a room in a day.

Furthermore, there are wallpaper options suited to every room in the house, whether that be kitchen, laundry, bathroom, living or sleeping spaces as well as commercial projects.