Care for your Marble and Stoneware

Marble is a beautiful, timeless stone that we have enjoyed working with over the past few years. It represents beauty and luxury, but it also know for it’s delicate and vulnerable nature. Therefore it’s key to know the do’s and don’ts so your marble pieces stand the test of time. 

Marble is a natural, soft stone that is very porous. You want to avoid placing any oily, acidic, high pigment foods or liquids on a marble surface as they may cause stains or dulling. Some examples include citrus fruits, red wine, vinegar, cumin and turmeric.  Like many surfaces, if you have an accidental spill, the quicker you act, the better chance you will avoid staining. Blotting is key to avoid spreading the stain or rubbing it deeper into the marbles pores. There are many specific techniques out there to help you remove all kinds of stains. 

For everyday cleaning we recommended using a soft cloth or sponge, warm water, nonabrasive, neutral cleaner and paper towel. Use a damp sponge to wipe down with a neutral cleaner and dry with paper towel to marble absorbing the water and marking the surface.

Now that you have the information you need, you can use your marble products with confidence. Marble boards are perfect for serving cheese and crackers or using as a chopping board. Don’t fear the small stains and marks as they can be hard to avoid and are part of the character of the marble products. It’s the small imperfections that make these products beautiful and unique. XO

Keep an eye our for our New Stoneware products Launching in July!


Our most exciting styling collaboration this year has just come out in Fete Magazine. Cindy-Lee has art directed the shot,  by Fete Magazine; ‘Christmas with Lightly’. The story includes what Christmas is to us, drinks, food and even a playlist. ‘The shots capure exactly what I visualized designing this collection 10 months ago’ What a thrill. LOVE!!

Images copyright Fete magazine – Products included for your festive table, click here! 


Introducing – ‘Metallics’ handmade Brass and Copper collection.

Lightly have extended their explorations into new shapes and forms from metal this season. Brass or ‘honey for the home’ is warmly welcomed in stationary, tabletop, lighting,  tins, vases and feature jugs. Small makers we admire and support handcraft each item for Lightly.

Davies has a love for alloys, being the first material she worked with at the early age of 14 when her brother taught her to weld.

Smith Brass Light

From the latest Minerals and Metallics range from Lightly, we introduce our Smith Light.

Conical in shape the lights are developed with the essential elements from our earth in mind. Whilst organic tones of leather and wood are utilized in the living range, the lighting and tableware collections explore the use of copper brass and stone.

Davies collaborated with small independent makers for the brass light paying homage to craft persons still making in the industry.

Brass light – Smith (metal smith)
Images Brooke Holm and Marsha Golemac also Paul Williamson for Lightly.

Mason Marble Light

In addition to the Smith Brass Light, Lightly brings you their first Marble light, Mason.

Simple ideas, minimal shapes and often a limited palette of materials resonate with Davies in recent collections — as once done by the austerity movement postwar. Designer Cindy-Lee Davies has collaborated with local duo Marble Basics for the stunning shade.

Marble light – Mason (stonemason)

Images Brooke Holm and Marsha Golemac also Paul Williamson for Lightly.

‘Memphis in the Air’

This month we are releasing two new designs of our collectable mugs entitled ‘Clouds and Confetti‘- with a subtle whisper of ‘Memphis in the Air’.

You may recall ‘For Good Measure’ mugs launched in 2011 as an exploration of black white line and measurements by husband and wife duo, Cindy-Lee Davies and Paul Williamson for Lightly. The same line thickness is used on all 9 mugs so collectors can enjoy a timeless edition of fine bone china.

Now online, limited edition 200 of each. 



We are very  humbled to announce that Cindy-Lee Davies has been nominated along side 10 talented Australian Desingers, for the 2014 Temple and Webster Emerging Designer Award.

If you love lightly and think Cindy-Lee should win, you can show your support by voting hereVoting closes 12th May 2014.

The winning designer will receive a $5,000 cash prize from Temple & Webster to assist them in continuing to develop their career.

Thank-you for your time, we would really love your support! #eda2014

Gift Edit

We are very excited to launched our Gift Edit 2013. It has been a wonderful year of growth and renewal for us at Lightly and like yourselves, we are crossing off the list to get to the end of December.

For the next 4 days we are runnning a promotion for our valued customers, with 15% off all items purchased at our web store. Simply enter the voucher code GIFT13 upon checkout. Ends Sunday 12am.

Enjoy the Gift of Giving!


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