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Home & Design
There are many factors to consider when choosing a floor covering. Natural or synthetic? Easy-to-clean or noise-cancelling? Hard-wearing or plush? Michelle Laming shares her interior know-how.
A natural connection
The story started with a jetboat crash and an enamel teapot, and it has forged a partnership deeply connected to Wānaka’s natural environment.
These bedroom companions may actually help boost your sleep.
A place of retreat created in a Lyttelton backyard.
Inspired by Polish salt mines, an award-winning Wānaka bathroom was created to have a “cave-like” feeling.
Designing a small space
What’s a ‘small’ garden? Usually urban, it could be many things – a strip between front fence and veranda, a pocket-sized backyard, a courtyard or patio, or even a balcony.
Ever heard of paper towel that can be used up to 75 times?
Hidden gem: A cafe of Memorys
You won’t find a coffee machine at Sue Gidden’s café and restaurant tucked away in the countryside.
Meet the Christchurch cafe recreated in just four days.
From the house that possums once inhabited through to rusted old saws, Jane Downes transforms the unlovable into the loved.
Winter escapes: Uninterrupted
Recessed into a high country station is a house made predominantly of glass, where you can tuck yourself away for views of the Mackenzie Country and its brilliant night sky.
Winter Escapes: Simplicity
Just outside of Queenstown is a 27km loop track dug entirely by hand. Tom O’Brien’s journey on the end of a pick mattock has led to an authentic high country experience. Words Shelley Robinson The […]
Winter Escapes: The retreat on the hill
From sunrise to sunset, visitors to the Fiordland Eco Retreat enjoy views of dramatic mountain ranges and Lake Te Anau, all from the serenity of a house nestled in the hills
Architecture award finalists: Homes, tasting room and a business school
Homes with incredible views and a winery tasting room are among the shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.
Christchurch Uncomfortable Silence New and recent works by early career artists will be showcased in an exhibition provoking feelings of doubt and unease. Curated by artist and writer Holly Best, Uncomfortable Silence features works by […]
The home office can be a scourge of paperwork and mess. Interior designer Katy Husband describes how to turn it into a place of creativity and inspiration.
Life's a bach
Style goes on a hunt to find the unique, the off-the-grid and the more traditional baches around the country.
Work with the elements
When creating your dream outdoor area, there are at least five elements that should not be overlooked.
Fashion is a home brand
Some of the biggest names in fashion, dabble, very well, in the world of home design.
The Hawaii home designed by Cher
One of the world’s greatest stars as a singer, comedian and actress, Cher might have had an even more successful career as a real estate developer.
Sustainable bathroom routine
Brianne West discusses what we can do to ensure our beauty regime doesn’t make the world ugly.
Get hygge with it
It's hard to pronounce (hue-geh) and even harder to describe, but the Danish concept of hygge is worth getting cosy with as we approach the cooler months.
What is Swedish death cleaning?
It’s not just Marie Kondo and her KonMari tidying techniques trending, Swedish Death Cleaning is also a thing.
A green approach
The hottest month is upon us and our backyards are feeling the heat.
Selling it with kindness
When Debi Pratt returned to Christchurch to set up a real estate business, she never expected such a warm welcome. It seems we Cantabs like the Tall Poppy treatment.
A new dawn
The Christchurch Town Hall is once again the place that commands attention, not just for the performances that resound within, but the commanding architecture throughout.
Style visits the Prossers’ Christchurch home to learn what it’s like living in interiors exemplifying the epitome of global design.
New hotel luxury
Architect Richard Dalman gives us his definition of luxury in today’s hotels.
Designing with and for the environment
The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to the demise of our natural environment.
An oasis for your mind
When you go out into your garden, are you truly present? Are you really experiencing each moment?
Connecting to our cultural heritage
The holiday season is a time when people return home to visit friends and family - but what creates this feeling of 'home' in our cities?
The great outdoors
A well-planned exterior setting can greatly extend your home. Make it an inviting, stylish area and you gain an outdoor living room.
Our new city library
Opening officially on October 12, Turanga has already struck a chord with architect Richard Dalman.
How a house works
Architect Richard Dalman discusses what should influence a floor plan and why getting the layout right is so important.
Our true housing crisis
Able to leap the New Zealand Building Code in a single bound. It’s Superhome – and it has the power to raise home standards nationwide.
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