The Auckland-based makers of beautiful natural rugs have opened a new atelier, so you can really get a feel for their collections. Founded by


Bull O’Sullivan Architecture renovated this former state house in Lyttelton with whānau and whenua at its heart. This two-storey former state house on a Lyttelton
Expat Kiwi artist Anna Church shares her interior philosophy and recent renovation in Toronto. Expat Kiwi artist Anna Church has lived in Toronto with
We take a visit to Fleetwood, a newly built retreat on Waiheke that you can stay at too. It had been a lifelong ambition


An interior homage to Hollywood in association with Resene. MAKE-UP DEPT This cosmetics-inspired Resene colour palette sees stained plywood criss-crossed with battens beautified by powdery pink paint, while eyeshadow- and lipstick-esque hues help get the room ready for its close-up.  ABOVE, BACKDROP Wall in Resene Colorwood in Resene Jarrah; battens in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Vintage, ABOVE, FROM LEFT Pedestal table by homestyle Editions, $4595, Wine glass by Beldi, $13, Model 2065 pendant lamp by Astep, $1895, Chair; vase in Resene Waikawa Grey,; and flowers stylist’s own. FADED GLAMOUR These limewashed-look walls in a ’50s
The Auckland-based makers of beautiful natural rugs have opened a new atelier, so you can really get a feel for their collections. Founded by Olivia Moon in 2015, Nodi began as a quest to develop a meaningful product made from natural materials. During her time studying textile design at Milan’s International Institute of Design, Olivia was instilled with a passion for the craft of knotted rugs (Nodi means ‘knots’ in Italian), which led to a six-month journey through India, on which she explored the handcrafted manufacturing process. Her trip saw her establish a relationship with certified GoodWeave factories, where
Arbiter of taste Beck Wadworth has turned her creative eye from stationery to furniture in a collaboration with New Zealand design house David Shaw. With a passion for interiors equal to her interest in fashion and design, founder and creative director of An Organised Life, Beck Wadworth, had been on the hunt for a daybed for the Auckland apartment she calls home for a while — a timeless piece that would work with her chic minimalist aesthetic. Connecting with Amy Shaw, marketing and brand manager at David Shaw, she took her daybed dream one step further and worked in collaboration


She’s making both a new life for herself and pieces out of clay. Ceramicist Larissa Goodwin and her artist/web developer husband James Wylie spent a decade living in a small inner-city Auckland apartment, but a two-year stint in rural Japan made them realise the lifestyle they really wanted, so they moved south to James’s hometown, Matamata. They’re slowly settling in and cultivating a quieter life — although, ironically, Larissa says now she’s working for herself, she’s never been busier. Larissa, was ceramics something you knew you wanted to pursue when studying visual arts at AUT and post-grad at Elam
To me, home is somewhere I feel at peace. I make my bed every morning — and actually enjoy doing it. Then I boil the jug to make a pour-over filter coffee; there’s a slowness to the pour-over that makes you appreciate the process.  There’s a massive tree growing outside my bedroom window and I love the dappled light it casts, the sounds it makes in the wind, and watching it sway in a storm. It’s like living in a treehouse and has made me commit to bringing more plants inside. Although when I’m not on photoshoots I work
As she prepared to open her first Paris boutique, the Kiwi bridal designer told us about her new home in rural France. It was a classic standing-over-the-kitchen-sink moment. What if we sold our house and moved to the French countryside? Houses are cheap, I’ve looked online. A La Robe mainly sells to the US, I could run my business from anywhere… It took my partner Marc and I a few years to get a plan together, sell our house in Titirangi and fly from Auckland to the French embassy in Wellington to apply for visas. In the meantime, I



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