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I definitely thought this snappy little kitchen was worth a share with you all. Designed (and largely built!) by architect/homeowner Felicity Brenchley and her husband, the kitchen took out not only the Kitchen category in the recent NZ Home and Garden Interior Awards but also the supreme prize. Built on a budget, the space is super flexible with the movable island bench built on an old bbq trolley. I am also a sucker for the mix of smooth wood vs neutral cabinetry broken up with THOSE tiles! You can check

The new Urbis drops its glossy self onto shelves today and beneath that cover lies the full story of this great renovation, hiding away in Aucklands; Herne Bay. Architect Tim Dorrington of Dorrington Atcheson Architects is the man responsible for this masculine outcome inspired by the owners interest in the California Case Study Houses. I’m a sucker for inbuilt cabinetry … Original story by Tommy Honey with photography by Emma-Jane Hetherington. Images courtesy of Urbis from full story by Tommy Honey Photography by Emma-Jane Hetherington. …..

And today this rich delicious cover hits shelves! This Auckland house doesn’t feel remotely local to me. I am obsessed with its warm, textural furnishings set against the hard beautiful lines of a modern building. It’s close to exactly how I would live given the chance to start from the ground up! Designed by exciting design practice; Bureaux, you can learn much much more about it in the article shot by Simon Devitt and written by Michael Barrett for Urbis. Images courtesy of Urbis Photography by Simon Devitt to partner story

My break times have been spent on the sofa the last few days as I’ve been lapping up the stories and peeks into other peoples homes in the brand new volume of SPACES from Frankie Magazine. After much consideration I decided one of my most favourite features was the Point Lonsdale home of Kip + Co designer; Kate and her landscape designer husband; Mal Heppell. Photographer Hilary Walker and writer; Samantha Prendergast give readers a great introduction and background to this special property which has me dreaming of discovering rural, overgrown

Wellington based designer; Hamish Thompson has launched an extensive collection of graphic prints featuring iconic architecture from many of NZ’s cities. You can have a browse through them here on endemicworld where I think you will find more than one which triggers some memories. It’s actually so impressive to me that Hamish’s simple and colourful take on each building still immediately makes them recognizable! Clever and cool stuff. Hanm

Images courtesy of Urbis Magazine Photography by Armelle Habib …… Today the new issue of Urbis hits the stands and its alllllll about the Art world at large! Here are a few sneak peeks featuring the home of Melbourne architect; John Henry. I find it crazy to think there are wildly creative homes on this scale hiding away behind walls down under! You can check out the rest of this feature and more in the magazine.

I hadn’t quite expected the impact of a simple email intro from Mairead Murphy and her studio mate Sarah Hendy – but lets just say that Melbourne has shot back to the top of my “should I relocate?” list!! This DREAM space pictured here is Studio Sisu and before I go any further you need to know that they have TWO desk spaces come available…..!!!! Mairead Murphy is obviously a considered and talented interior architect if her workspace is anything to go by! Through her business,  Maike Design Studio she has worked

Yesterday while cruising the virtual halls of Piece-Makers, I stumbled across these clever and detailed birdhouses by Hawkes Bay artist/designer/maker/gallery owner;  Perry Davies. I would personally love to actually live in any one of them! At the bottom of the post you gain an insight into Perry’s process by watching a short but beautiful film by fellow Hawkes Bay creatives,  Brian Culy and Rakai Karaitiana. y Da The Birdhouse Man from HOA TV on Vimeo.

Photography by Tom Blachford. …… Urbis Magazine drops onto shelves TODAY! Inside that glossy cover is a story which totally caught my eye about a humble little Melbourne villa that got the full reno treatment by its owner/architect Justin Northrop of Techne Architects. You can check out more of the house in the issue…..and that black kitchen…..

Photography by Peter Bennetts …… I seriously stalked these images for you guys! I spotted Andrew Simpson Architects on instagram…had a wander… smacked the table in delight when I saw the project above and promptly sent an email to find out more! The House of Hermes is the result of a collaboration between Melbourne based; Andrew Simpson Architects with landscape architect and client; Charles Anderson. My reaction to this place is that it really stuck out as something truly original! Its clever and interesting without being over designed and I

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