Introducing some fresh new NZ design talent to you all! Wellington design student; Maddie Morton came out with the winning collection entered into the annual Bolt of Cloth textile competition (previous winner was Josie Dawson). I LOVE the fresh colour palette and ultra detailed hand drawn pattern inspired by Wellington’s busy and vibrant Cuba Street. Read on below to learn more about Maddie and her winning work with thanks to Homestyle magazine and their feature appearing in this months issue. Like what you see? Perhaps you would like to win a
This is a tough one for a Tuesday but I have spent some serious time up to my eyeballs in the BEST kiwi hideaways, glamp-sites and dreamlike getaway locations! Canopy Camping Escapes is a website that lists a very carefully curated selection of spectacular spots scattered around the country. Some are remote bush “flashed up” campsites, sheds perched on hills, tree huts, little converted wagons AND even a fantasy like “underhill” hobbit home! I already have a few on my list – but I would definitely recommend exploring their collection
I find this space SUPER inspiring – not only in the way it looks and how it has been so thoughtfully designed by its users…but because it kind of encapsulates all my own hopes and dreams of a communal, functional HQ (pipe dreams…)!! Adelaide designer; Anny Duff couldn’t believe her luck when this light bright space in the CBD came up for lease. She had desperately been looking for somewhere she could show not only her sustainable hemp brand; B.Goods Label – but a place she could curate other product
This felt like a beautiful, fresh post for you to enjoy over what I hope is a VERY relaxing holiday period! Interior Architect Mairead Murphy of Maike Design Studio recently teamed up with exciting furniture brand, Tide Design to help them transform a derelict old factory building (adjacent to their workshop) in Melbourne into this DREAM retail space! Aside from the truly covetable furniture by Tide – the overall vibe and detail of this space has a lot that can be drawn on in terms of inspiration for your own
It was love sweet love when I stumbled across the instagram feed of vibrant Melbourne based artist/maker/creator Maria Flores ! A prolific artist and designer, Maria explores her love of graphic shapes and pattern with production of prints and more under the moniker; “Say Hola”. While I love her explosive zings of colour its her “hand prints” that definitely grabbed me right from the start. She lists them as an important part of her own artistic journey inspired by the craft of palm reading and the intention of the Hand of Fatima.
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
Brand spanking new to book shelves this week is the second glossy collaboration between photographer; Larnie Nicolson and interior stylist/writer/retailer LeeAnn Yare. In a follow up to the book; New Zealand Interior Style last year, the new (good smelling!) publication is full of visual inspiration and ideas for our home spaces. Beautifully designed by Hardhat Design this is sure to be a great reference for those of you wanting to take your interior idea browsing off the internet and back to its original home of paper and pages! Reproduced with permission from Rooms
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. …..
Its no secret that I am a fan girl of interior designer /stylist /writer /maximalist /teacher /shop keeper /colour nut /wife and mother; Alex Fulton. I connected with her years ago during the early days of design blogging in NZ, and then in person in the midst of the sweaty midnight mosh pit at Rippon Festival in early 2012. That night she ripped off her bracelet of rainbow coloured glow beads and forced me to take them – that was it for me. I was hers ! Since then its not
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