5 October 2020
Hidden gem: A cafe of Memorys

You won’t find a coffee machine at Sue Gidden’s café and restaurant tucked away in the countryside.

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8 September 2020
Finding beauty

From the house that possums once inhabited through to rusted old saws, Jane Downes transforms the unlovable into the loved.

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20 August 2020
Recreators

Meet the Christchurch cafe recreated in just four days.

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31 July 2020
Winter Escapes: Simplicity

Just outside of Queenstown is a 27km loop track dug entirely by hand. Tom O’Brien’s journey on the end of a pick mattock has led to an authentic high country experience. Words Shelley Robinson The […]

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30 July 2020
Winter escapes: Uninterrupted

Recessed into a high country station is a house made predominantly of glass, where you can tuck yourself away for views of the Mackenzie Country and its brilliant night sky.

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30 July 2020
Winter Escapes: The retreat on the hill

From sunrise to sunset, visitors to the Fiordland Eco Retreat enjoy views of dramatic mountain ranges and Lake Te Anau, all from the serenity of a house nestled in the hills

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16 April 2020
Architecture award finalists: Homes, tasting room and a business school

Homes with incredible views and a winery tasting room are among the shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.

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14 March 2020
Art news

Christchurch Uncomfortable Silence New and recent works by early career artists will be showcased in an exhibition provoking feelings of doubt and unease. Curated by artist and writer Holly Best, Uncomfortable Silence features works by […]

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12 March 2020
Home HQ

The home office can be a scourge of paperwork and mess. Interior designer Katy Husband describes how to turn it into a place of creativity and inspiration.

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19 December 2019
Life's a bach

Style goes on a hunt to find the unique, the off-the-grid and the more traditional baches around the country.

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8 October 2019
Work with the elements

When creating your dream outdoor area, there are at least five elements that should not be overlooked.

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7 August 2019
The Hawaii home designed by Cher

One of the world’s greatest stars as a singer, comedian and actress, Cher might have had an even more successful career as a real estate developer.

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2 August 2019
Fashion is a home brand

Some of the biggest names in fashion, dabble, very well, in the world of home design.

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4 April 2019
Sustainable bathroom routine

Brianne West discusses what we can do to ensure our beauty regime doesn’t make the world ugly.

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7 March 2019
What is Swedish death cleaning?

It’s not just Marie Kondo and her KonMari tidying techniques trending, Swedish Death Cleaning is also a thing.

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6 March 2019
Get hygge with it

It's hard to pronounce (hue-geh) and even harder to describe, but the Danish concept of hygge is worth getting cosy with as we approach the cooler months.

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4 March 2019
A new dawn

The Christchurch Town Hall is once again the place that commands attention, not just for the performances that resound within, but the commanding architecture throughout.

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19 February 2019
A green approach

The hottest month is upon us and our backyards are feeling the heat.

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