Life lessons: Charlotte Dickson and Eden Short
Life lessons: Charlotte Dickson and Eden Short

Charlotte Dickson Design student The last thing that made me think "wow" was when I was on the bus the other day and there…

Homeware update: Moroccan nights
Homeware update: Moroccan nights

Hold on to those long summer evenings with soft linens in natural tones mixed with gold accessories and intricate detailing…

The mermaid cushion captivating the internet
The mermaid cushion captivating the internet

Last week it was a puddle. Today, the internet is abuzz over a cushion. Here's why.

Homeware update: Candy crush
Homeware update: Candy crush

For a playful decor update, look to the lolly jar and add pops of candy pink, mint and yellow to create a room that looks…

Design & Garden

Homeware update: Pops of colour
Homeware update: Pops of colour

A pop of colour can lift the mood of a room. Here are 10 of our favourite pieces for a cheerful decor…

Homeware update: So fresh and so clean

Ten fresh pieces to give your decor an instant lift.

Homeware update: Summer blooms

Add a touch of summery blooms to your decor for a fresh, easy update.

Dad's accidental text goes viral

'You think like turquoise or that periwinkle?' Dad's amusing exchange with a stranger about paint for his daughter's room…

Homeware update: Beachy blues
Homeware update: Beachy blues

Here are 10 items to give your decor an instant lift. Ahoy!

Shelley Bridgeman: Six interior trends to avoid

Here are six interior fashions that should be approached with caution.

Dig deep for garden festival

Organisers of the flower show that cost Christchurch City Council $516,000 last year want public money from Auckland to…

Homeware update: Summer camping must-haves

For many Kiwis, summer's greatest draw card is a camping spot to get away from it all.

Join the hunt for 'Kiwi Banksy' work

Have you spotted the work of E Mervyn Taylor in your city?

Homeware update: Outdoor essentials
Homeware update: Outdoor essentials

The next couple of months will see us outdoors more than any other time of the year.

Homeware update: Alternative Christmas trees

Avoid the pine needles, allergies and decorations with these great alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree.

Best cafe: not Auckland, not Wellington

Winner of NZ Cafe of the Year praised for its "remarkable' setting and "unmatched" coffee.

Homeware update: Artsy pastels

For this week's homeware update we were inspired by the works of Melbourne artist Sarah Kelk . Adopting Kelk's palette…

Environment change

Our homes are becoming smaller, more adaptable and smarter -- all of which are reflected in the latest design trends.

Homeware update: Christmas luxe
Homeware update: Christmas luxe

Rather than tinsel and mistletoe, try these 10 festive pieces for some sophisticated Christmas decor…

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Life & Style

10-year-old model sparks outrage
10-year-old model sparks outrage

Model known as "the most beautiful girl in the world" has sparked controversy by landing a top modelling contract in the…

Study shows we're smarter in summer
Answer to weighty issue
Brain 'hack' chance to beat jet lag
Eight things killing your sex life
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Lorde video guru makes quick sale
Lorde video guru makes quick sale

Producer who has worked with Lorde and Katy Perry is selling a former air force bungalow just seven…

Auckland house prices dip
photos Mt Roskill home covers all bases
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