In issue four New Era looks at the things we surround ourselves with and what they mean to us. We visit the architect Petra Gipp on her island abode and spend some time at home with brand director Petrus Palmer, who uses his family home as a testing ground for new products and furniture. We discuss the concept of home with the renowned artist Miriam Bäckström and the architect Eero Koivisto, of architecture and design practice Claesson Koivisto Rune, who shares his favourite objects with us. In his home a bowl is never just a bowl, it is a bowl with a story. Elsewhere in the issue, we visit a home resembling a spaceship, and one built to celebrate wood.