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I’ve had this coastal kiwi home bookmarked to share for a while. Designed by Glamuzina Paterson Architects it is nestled against a ridge with sweeping views of the sea to the east of Warkworth. Like every home that is custom designed and built for someone else, its easy to pick features that don’t personally grab you – but its the overall vibe which has me sold. For me its the natural materials in both finished and raw states, a mix of old and new furnishings and the real sense that this home

From left to right: Libby Morgan 23, Naomi Steele 20, Liz Acland 20, Sophie Boberg 21, Hana Greer 19. ……  I have wanted to include student work on Studio Home for agggeeessss and finally I have a cool series of posts lined up which follows an exciting and large scale project from that group of young second year Architecture students above! As part of the Auckland Heritage Festival, 28 groups of students at the Auckland School of Architecture have been challenged with a variety of projects around re igniting the suburb

Champions of clean but clever buildings – NZ based architects Fearon Hay joined forces with interior architect; Penny Hay to bring to life this amazing example of kiwi coastal design. Aptly named Storm Cottage, the bolthole is on the exposed side of Great Barrier Island and is completely off the grid meaning it runs on solar power and has independent water and sewage systems. Sliding screens can fully enclose the building when need be adding to the stealth factor of the black exterior and simple box form. It’s the oiled

Staying true to the small footprint of the traditional kiwi bach – Crosson, Clarke, Carnachan Architects have whipped up this beauty for clients at Whangapoua Beach. These shots are part of a beautiful story featured in the latest issue of Urbis which just hit the shops this last week. In short-this couldn’t be much closer to my absolute dream coastal bolthole if I gave them a brief myself. Everything!  

With a SUPER exciting trip to Melbourne on my horizon in just a few weeks you can expect a few more research based posts like this popping up! Introducing Seddon based cafe; Common Galaxia which just scored a Highly Commended in the Australian Interior Design Awards. It is the first project (of many I speculate) for Sunkland – the design practice of Luke Mutton who also happens to own the place! Sorry I wish I knew for sure the credit for all the images but I know for certain that most are by

When I was in Wellington 10 days ago I was invited by Designmade to speak to local interior designers and industry specialists about the pro’s of having an online presence and demystifying social media. Before my presentation I got to join the rest of the audience to hear about a verrrrryyy awesome and inspiring project taken on by the 3 young architects of Patch Work Architecture. Ben Mitchell-Anyon, Sally Ogle and Tim Gittos actually quit their jobs with two respected Wellington based architecture firms, to buy a steep hillside section in

After spotting the beautiful work of photographer Scottie Campbell via yesterdays post I thought I would go for a bit of a trawl through his website. Fullllll of goodness! And then I found his shots of Melbourne cafe two:bob and was certain that you guys would love it’s clean, modern, Scandi finish. I certainly do. It’s the creation of Melbourne based DesignOffice for clients and cafe owners Sarah Mexted and Vaughan Kelly. Those stools…..  

This beautiful, modern rustic, Australian home belongs to Hayley and James Pannekoecke and is gracing the cover of the most recent Inside Out magazine. Hayley is one of the creatives behind Kip & Co. (officially my most coveted bed linen on the planet!) and she quite obviously pulls her strong geometric style off the drawing board and through her entire home. That rug and yellow chairs realllllly gets me.  Images sourced from Homelife. 

No kidding…you should. Originally an attraction for it’s gold mining potential, the rugged dry environment surrounding Clyde is now home to stone fruit orchards and vineyards. In the last few years some forward thinking locals have begun to restore and develop the old central stores, creating a beautiful little historical precinct. A lovely place for lunch and an afternoon wander I would also recommend checking out the beautiful little renovated B&B’s.

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