Antipodean brand Sphaera have elevated the humble bar of soap into an artform. The signature cube-shaped bars, inspired by Plato’s ideas on elemental forms and coloured by fine natural clays, look decidedly chic in any shower recess. Marking a movement towards zero-plastic personal care, Sphaera’s bars are delicately wrapped in plastic-free, home compostable packaging. The new haircare collection provides the promise of premium salon-grade shampoo and conditioner, sans plastic bottles. Created in small batches in New Zealand using plant-based ingredients and custom essential oil blends, many of which are sourced locally, Sphaera’s artisanal approach lightens the brand’s environmental load. A manifestation of founder Ali Johnson’s background working in both visual artist and complementary health, Sphaera’s sculptural soap forms are kind to both body and planet. These gorgeously scented soaps feel wonderfully nourishing on the skin, turning bathing into a moment for pause and ritual.