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New store: 159Design

One of several new troves making Auckland’s Grey Lynn the place to be, 159Design gathers together a bunch of leading trade brands under a single roof to form a design centre that’s a very handy hub for textiles, furniture, flooring and hardware. A must-see assemblage of showrooms within a showroom, it lets you build a […]

Opinion: No room is just a room, says The New and Sunday Homestore’s Alana Broadhead

The spaces we inhabit have an enormous effect not just on how we feel, but also who we are, how we show up in the world and even in our ‘becoming’. One of the fundamental building blocks of our sense of self is what psychologists call ‘place identity’ — how we define ourselves in relation […]

Molteni & C at Dawson & Co

If you’ve ever suffered the tyranny of a tiny closet, this Gliss Master wardrobe system by MDT and acclaimed Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen for Italy’s Molteni & C might seem like a glorious mirage. But we can assure you it’s very much real, and along with more Molteni & C, it’s freshly available on […]

Get the party started with Bed Threads’ tableware

Loved for its ‘build your own bundle’ concept that lets you mix and match beautiful bedding to form your ideal set, 100% carbon neutral outfit Bed Threads invites you to do the same with their tableware, including these scalloped flax linen napkins and placemats that come in a spectrum of shades. Like it does us, […]

New store: Ligne Roset

In a slump? Here’s something to perk you up! A standalone Ligne Roset store has recently opened in Auckland, where you can access all the furniture, lighting and accessories the heritage French brand is famous for. The Grey Lynn space proffers high-end creations to put a smile on your dial, like this classic, crumply Togo […]

Jacaranda homeware just in from Asili

The intention behind collaborative Kiwi venture Asili’s production of homeware handmade by artisan groups in Africa is to have a positive impact on the local communities and environment — as well as your décor, of course. They mostly work with reclaimed materials, but their new range is crafted from this gorgeous jacaranda, a fast-growing softwood […]

General Sleep Store has your warm-weather loungewear sussed

Time’s running out, trackies and long johns… As the weather gets warmer, we’re  going to need to make alternative arrangements for our lounge- and sleepwear,  and General Sleep’s coming in hot with some cool looks that do both, all in sustainably sourced, renewable fabrics made via a transparent supply chain. This is the 100% organic […]

You’ve got a date with destiny via the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022

None of us has a crystal ball to assuage our doubts about the future in these uncertain times, but happily there’s the Dulux Colour Forecast 2022 to provide insight into the hues we might choose to enhance our spaces and wellbeing. Through three palettes drawn from nature — Restore, Flourish and Wonder — it shows […]

Karimoku Case Study’s in Good Form

Never not investigating the latest and greatest, here we bring you Karimoku Case Study. The brand is pretty unique in that it’s inspired by the iconic Case Study Houses (made by visionary mid-century architects as a response to America’s post-WWII housing boom) and its pieces are designed by architects as part of their own case […]

Monmouth Glass Studio makes magic

New Zealand makers of exquisite hand-blown glassware that’s so much more than your standard fare, Monmouth Glass Studio has released their Spring 2021 collection. It features pieces pigmented with opal frit to create a speckled effect that has the striking spin-off of casting bewitching shadows on your walls and surfaces. Treat yourself to a single […]

Behind the scenes with editor Alice Lines and our October/November issue

Do you ever find yourself marking time with meals? While producing this issue during the latest lockdown, my workdays were scheduled not around the usual office hours or midday meetings, but breakfast, lunch and dinner at home, which also became a major source of entertainment for my whole family — creating lists for my partner […]

With Re-Comb, it’s knot today…

… gone tomorrow, once you get hold of one of their cool tools. Devised to combat waste in the haircare industry and reframe a throwaway material as something that can be useful, beautiful and long-lasting, they’re crafted entirely from recycled plastic. This Lavendar Pink comb is in one of three different styles in myriad marbled […]

Coordinate from room to room with new homeware from Freedom

Personalisation being the people’s choice these days, Freedom’s moving its homeware in a fresh direction that includes items devised to let you create a visual flow from room to room that’s cohesive but not too matchy-matchy. This tasty little scene includes some of the new tableware, hallmarks of which are its earthy shades and organic […]

Develop a vested interest in Monday Journal’s knits

There are major personal benefits to be gained from the hot tip that vests are back in vogue — and from the knowledge that Monday Journal makes them (and other sweet pieces) by hand in Wanaka. You can buy your vest ready to roll or via a custom order, or knit one by purchasing the […]

Mother Made mushroom capsules give you a dose with the most

If you haven’t been using mushrooms to enhance your health, you’re a few thousand years behind the medicinal wisdom, so let’s catch you up. We’d start with these lovely Relax capsules by Auckland’s Mother Made. Containing 100% organic reishi mushrooms expertly prepared for maximum potency, they’ll stop you feeling so strung out, while supporting sleep […]

An ode to joy in shoe form by Nelson Made x Maggie Marilyn

Dedicated to happiness and padded for comfort, the Ione slides and mules in the Nelson Made x Maggie Marilyn capsule collection are great for walking on sunshine and dancing the night away. Handmade in an ethically accredited family-run factory, they also uphold both brands’ environmental standards with details like their low-impact recycled The post […]

One cleaning concentrate for all with Everdaily

Ever wondered what the difference is between dish and laundry liquids, or why you’d use products in the bathroom that are too toxic for the kitchen? If you think about it, the modern lifestyle raises many, many questions, but the Kiwis at Everdaily actually have the answer: one plant- and mineral-based concentrate you blend with […]

We’re head over heels for Powersurge’s solid brass Fall coffee table

Packing quite the visual punch with its impeccably refined combination of lines and curves enclosing expertly balanced negative space, Powersurge’s Fall coffee table has exploded into our hearts. Elegantly juxtaposing the lightness of the composition with the weight of the solid brass, it’s a minimalist dream offered in three finishes: Light Antique (pictured), Dark Antique […]

Wellness stoneware by Robert Gordon for a way more beautiful bathroom

Let this graceful Wellness stoneware by Robert Gordon be the catalyst for clearing your bathroom countertop of unseemly plastic packaging. Make a mindful moment of the tumbler, soap dispenser, trinket box and tray, which you can regularly restyle with foraged foliage tucked in alongside your Words Philippa Prentice The post Wellness stoneware by Robert […]

Jnr Life toys are designed for play and display

Yes, of course, toys are for kids, but would it hurt to make them fit with the adults’ aesthetic? Melbourne brand Jnr Life doesn’t think so — their play shapes and mats are pleasingly pared back and a pleasure to have around. Plus, they’re built to last from non-toxic materials and delivered in reusable […]

How about Corcovado’s Oak dining table (styled with the Rattan Art chair)?

Wish your home was more ‘you’ and relaxing, filled with natural, sustainable materials and finds that celebrate the handmade? Christchurch’s Larissa Hamilton felt the same, so she created Corcovado to deliver the goods. Six years on, one of the highlights of its broad offering is the furniture Larissa designs and has made in Aotearoa, including […]

How to throw a throw, woven in with a selection from Weave

One of homestyle’s most oft-received questions is “How do you throw a throw?” and we’re never not glad you asked. The answer is: fold it in half to make a triangle, grab a corner then, well, throw. Not only do such pieces look great arranged on chairs, sofas and beds, they’re also ultra-practical when it’s […]

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