From left: Stephanie Somebody, Olivia Zan, Erin Neale, Tara Pearce, Joel Pringle and Sarah Cooper ……. The biggest problem I had with putting this post together is there really was SO much “story” to tell you! As the title suggests, I got to skip around on the edges while a terrific event was set up by a team of creatives, intent on not only bringing their own – but also their friends ideas to life. After looking through all the pics, my notes and the general impression I had on
For architecture lovers down under this looks like a super interesting book for the collection. Edited by Jeremy Hansen; respected captain of HOME New Zealand magazine, it pulls together 24 case studies of New Zealand homes built between 1938 – 1977 when people were slowly seeking alternatives to the classic kiwi villa. I spotted this over at Clever Bastards.
I feel a little guilty as I have sat on these images for way too loooong, which is ridiculous considering what a stunner of an event this is!! This is the second post I have bought you covering the activity of one chapter of the Kinfolk community in New Zealand. This time Shaye Woolford of On My Hand hosted and styled the event which was a dinner held in celebration of Kinfolk’s new cookbook; The Kinfolk Table. With her team of talented collaborators (listed at foot of post) they welcomed guests
Nothing like an attitude packed designer collab to get your Monday off on the right track. NZ interior design darlings; Material Creative are normally the hard working women behind the scenes of some of Aucklands most exciting hospitality and retail newcomers of late…but on this occasion they are headlining. They joined with new generation agency; Post Creative to claim a hole in the wall at the end of Durham Lane in Auckland city and set up Nice Day. The result is punchy, a little mysterious and for wandering inner city
Ben Crawford is one incredibly motivated dude! Following the success of his partnership with sister Libby on The Block last year, they set up their own creative agency which has been bursting with exciting and varied clients ever since. He has picked up a regular column sharing his ideas and observations on the design world for the Auckland Herald and just for fun, decided to travel the country to hunt out and photograph the coolest cafes NZ has to offer! The result is the beautiful glossy publication; Built for Caffeine . Studio
YOURS is the product of one young Aucklander’s sneaker obsession and the ambition to design and offer shoes that reflect his clean and understated aesthetic. After 2 years of development, YOURS by Andrew Henry was officially born in 2009 and he continues to curate and develop his collection all of which you can check out online here. Recently he moved into a new bright and airy HQ in Parnell, Auckland which he shares with Rochford Rees Wines (yes …a nice office mate to have!) Scopey, pared back and with a restrained
An extra perk of my sister skipping the Tasman to spend the weekend in Auckland with me, was that she came bearing the October issue of Real Living magazine…not available on the shelves in NZ. My favourite feature ( to be fair there were a few) was a converted Sydney lolly factory which is home to Australian comedian Merrick Watts and his family. This is what urban living dreams are made of ….. You can check out the rest of the shoot in this gallery on the Real Living website.
A sunken living area would be at the top of my list if ever designing my own home from scratch…but so would pretty much every other feature of this amazing Waiheke Island house designed by (my new favourites…remember this one?) Glamuzina Paterson Architects. Dream getaway right?! They explain their project so well themselves that I would recommend heading over to their site to learn more and check out more images and the plans.
Righto! After a short break we are resuming the exclusive series of interviews featuring the dream team that Megan Morton is bring over as part of The School NZ on 1-4 November. Kara Rosenlund is a GREAT person to stalk online. I’m hooked into her Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, regularly being rewarded with a stream of beautiful and inspiring images that she has magicked up! A super talented photographer in her own right she then indulged her passion for interiors as a prop stylist in London. Now living back in
So I am stoked to be one of the first to give you all a sneak peek at this exciting new book project by photographer Larnie Nicolson and interiors writer and stylist; LeeAnn Yare. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to check out New Zealand Interior Style myself and I can vouch for its weightiness, beautiful stock, delicious book smell (vital!) and most importantly – the terrific cross section of New Zealand homes featured. It takes you from the wildly bold Marlborough home of designer Alex Fulton, through