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How to define your Lines

Landscape architect Craig Wilson breaks down the use of straight vs curved paths. One of the key questions I ask garden design clients when putting together a design brief is if they prefer straight or curved lines in the proposed layout. While some clients are open to either, some will have strong views against one or the other. […]

Taking the Plunge

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ALEXA CHUNG RELEASES A NEW FASHION LABEL The British presenter-turned-designer has launched a label of 100-plus pieces including shoes, ready-to-wear and jewellery. Thirty-two-year-old Chung has always likened her look to a young Jean Shrimpton, saying that her style is really boring clothes – the implication being if you look like that, you can wear dowdy […]

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Portraying Vulnerability

Anne Hudson explores the work of Christchurch’s own Ben Reid, one of New Zealand’s most prominent printmakers. The New Zealand environment and its beauty is a source of national pride. It is our tūrangawaewae – place to stand. Accordingly, there is an awareness of the vulnerability of that landscape. New Zealand was, for much of […]

The Art of the Sublime

Get the Look

Sophie Matthews gives us the lowdown on two of the season’s hottest trends THE TOP KNOT. Instead of the effortless style that looks like you just rolled out of bed, try a sleek, high pony-tail with a bold bun wrapped around the tie and on the top of the head. Or perhaps try braiding the […]

Hair Trends 2017

Perfectly Formed

Down a long driveway in Merivale, Luci Morris discovers a home of hidden depths and beautiful details. Photography: Charlie Jackson Finding the ideal place to call home can be a challenge, and for these homeowners the decision to build meant not having to compromise on their wants. “You know when you find what you are looking for, and we […]

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