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Timber, in colour

Timber is synonymous with residential New Zealand architecture – it’s a long-time favourite and, of late, the use of vertical cedar and other wood varieties has come into its own. However, the colour palette that can be created with WoodOil has never been more flexible

A mercy mission

A dilapidated former convent in Grey Lynn has a new lease of life as a luxury boutique hotel with striking interiors that celebrate the building’s origins.

Why this year’s Auckland Art Fair needs to be added to your calendar

As the curator of Projects, Michael Do says the Auckland Art Fair will showcase exceptional New Zealand talent generally unrepresented by dealer galleries Q&A Tell us a little about yourself and your background.  I’ve always been fascinated by artists and their ability to distill the

10 reasons to visit New Plymouth if you’re into food and design

These 10 excellent offerings of art and food will give you every reason to visit the wonderful city of New Plymouth. Check them out below Four years after the opening of the combined Govett-Brewster Art Gallery & Len Lye Centre, the spectacular stainless-steel addition by

Every house-proud pet owner will want one of these designer dog bowls

Introducing HOME + Furf + Dulux, a limited-edition range of premium, colour-conscious pet bowls and mats. Discover how to pre-order yours today To purchase, email with the subject line ‘Furf’ and your product choice and colour selection. We’ll contact you for payment in early

How these new appliances make it easy to get a designer look at home

Fisher & Paykel chief industrial designers discuss the brand’s latest releases and how you can customise your kitchen with these integrated and modular appliances  Architects: Crosson Architects Customisable refrigerators Mark Haydon, Fisher & Paykel’s chief designer for refrigeration, discusses the new ‘Column’ refrigeration range Tell

11 reasons to visit Dunedin if you’re into architecture and art

As its heritage is restored and celebrated, a youthful new energy brews in Dunedin. Here are 11 places to visit if you enjoy good food, fabulous art and interesting architecture The Waterfront Industry Commission building near the port. 1. Vogel Street warehouse precinct A decade

Everyone who loves glassware needs to visit Monmouth’s new store

Monmouth’s makers realise their dream of opening their own store The seed of Monmouth Glass was formed a number of years ago when Isaac Katzoff and Stephen Bradbourne started making glass together on a casual basis. Both artists were already highly experienced glassblowers – and

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