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A real-quick round-up from the frontline. The wiggles A couple of years ago, the Ultrafragola mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1970 started popping
Draw from the past to style current set-ups that are all in good fun. ABOVE, FROM LEFT Camelia fabric (used as tablecloth), $50/m, marthas.co.nz.

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A real-quick round-up from the frontline. The wiggles A couple of years ago, the Ultrafragola mirror/lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1970 started popping up in celebrities’ selfies and experienced a surge in popularity. The upshot of that now is all sorts of functional objects being reinterpreted in wavy form, subverting the idea of what they should look like. They’re great for adding personality without worrying about permanence.  MAIN IMAGE Le Sirenuse mirror, $1725, lucymontgomery.com. ABOVE, FROM TOP Wave pitcher by Sophie Lou Jacobsen, $280, dandiestore.co.nz. Dancing Duo candlesticks, $339, fourth-st.com.  Johanna bath sheet, $110, shopbaina.com. Raise your glass The kind
This one goes out to the believers who understand just how much joy beautiful bedding can bring. The soft, stonewashed linen fabric of this classic Silverton set by Wallace Cotton is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Plus, the duvet has a hidden button close, so it can be used on either side without the buttons being seen. wallacecotton.com

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Designing, gardening, sculpting… Is there anything this multitalented Auckland maker can’t do?  Amelia Fagence grew up in Auckland in a home filled with art, where she loved making inside and exploring outside in the native bush that surrounded her family’s property. Of all the things that her artist parents taught her, perhaps the most significant of all was how to make a living doing things you love. So, after four years living in Melbourne, with a completed  Masters of Architecture and some work experience under her belt, she returned to Auckland with the desire to pursue a varied work
Lighting is just one of the things Kiri and Ben Wahrlich and their team design in their renovated space. Kiri and Ben Wahrlich of lauded Sydney lighting studio Anaesthetic have rebranded as Nightworks and set up an upscale studio and workshop back home in Aotearoa — Christchurch, to be exact. Their team specialises in design, products, furniture and public art, with lighting a strong presence. Kiri, what attracted you guys to this inner-city building? Christchurch’s Centre of Contemporary Art, CoCA, runs regular mid-century house tours, and although it’s a commercial building, Poynton House — designed by David Allen in
Join us for a chat with the Architecture+Women NZ members about their practice. What led you to your careers in architecture? Jess: Strangely, we’d both planned to study medicine, but somewhat inadvertently ended up at the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture, thanks to chance conversations and the realisation that it’d be a good fit for our shared love of arts and sciences. You’ve been running your Auckland-based practice Bureaux together since 2010 — how has it evolved over the years? Maggie: We started with just the two of us working collaboratively, and founded Bureaux in the aftermath of

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