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Illuminating a winter lake house

The brief for the lighting design for a home on the shores of Lake Rotoiti was simple: the light source was to be invisible, and the output needed to deliver pools of light, subtly. 

Cotton and tiles

The New Zealand designers behind bath textile brand Baina — Anna Fahey and Bailey Meredith — are often inspired by the built environment.

HOME in five with Federico Monsalve

HOME’s managing editor Federico Monsalve is balancing homeschooling with prepping for our new issue during this lockdown. We caught up with Fed to see how he’s balancing his two roles. 

HOME in five with Valeria Carbonaro-Laws

Valeria Carbonaro-Laws is the owner and director of Studio Italia, and the unofficial matriarch of Italian design in New Zealand. We caught up with Valeria to see how she’s been spending her time away from the showroom.  HOME: What’s the best part of your view

Taming Light

This rural Wairarapa artist’s studio is informed by a need for highly regulated, natural light, a roofline that echoes the hills around it, and the desire to tread lightly on the land.

HOME in five with Nat Davis

HOME’s commercial director Nat Davis is not used to being kept in the same place for too long. She’s our resident whirlwind and a driving force behind the brand’s success. 

HOME in five with Emily Wakeling

The newest member of our team Emily Wakeling is spending her lockdown on the edge of Lake Taupo. We caught up with Emily to catch a glimpse of her envious views. 

Remembering Billy Apple

The art community of Aotearoa is mourning the loss of one of our most influential artists, Billy Apple (ONZM).

HOME in five with Paul Brandon

Videographer Paul Brandon is usually scaling the country, capturing our featured homes. In lockdown, Paul is taking the time to unwind.

HOME in five with Sam Caradus

Sam Caradus has been spending some quality time with his two Bengal cats and his partner Maggie during the lockdown.

HOME in five with Katie Delany

HOME’s digital manager Katie Delany is the driving force behind HOME’s social and web channels. Here’s Katie’s experience of lockdown so far. 

HOME in five with Fiona Fillmore

Interior designer, mother and owner of HOME’s August/September cover house, Fiona Fillmore, is spending her lockdown working through foreign films.

HOME in five with Day Barnes

Art Director Day Barnes is the creative soul behind the pages of HOME, and a constant source of laughter in our office. From his bubble in Whangaparoa, Day shares his take on this level four lockdown. 

HOME in five with Clare Chapman

HOME’s editor-in-chief, Clare Chapman, is mother to Emma and Toby and a self-confessed coffee addict. Here’s Clare’s lockdown in five questions.

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Timber enclave

Bounded by farmland, and beneath a simple gabled form, this home is designed around layered moments of unexpected eccentricity.   Surrounded by Cantabrian farmland, the home of two former Christchurch locals delivers unexpected eccentricities within a traditional gabled form. Head southwest out of Christchurch and the

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Three by the pond

AW Architects has designed a house in Bendemeer with three, very distinct volumes and equally diverse personalities: the birdwatcher, the socialite, and the sheep shearer who’s scrubbed up well.

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