Five of the best: Pieces for your wall
Five of the best: Pieces for your wall

We love paintings, prints, clocks and mirrors, but for something a bit different we’ve dug around for five of the best other…

10 interior design secrets
10 interior design secrets

It's cold and miserable. That means you're probably spending more time indoors sitting around noticing just how tired and…

Design & build: Home at last
Design & build: Home at last

Against all odds, a shiny, new home has emerged from a piece of land no one wanted.

Design & Build: Episode 14
video Design & Build: Episode 14

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his fiance Kylie have built their dream home. Here is the final episode in the…

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Design & build: The finishing touches
Design & build: The finishing touches

After a few last-minute jobs, Ben and Kylie are finally living the dream.

Gardening: Floral 'food' lifts a city's mood

When we talk about the French urban garden it conjures images of a courtyard with cafe-style iron table and chairs to sit…

NZ library up for major international award

The new Devonport Library has been shortlisted for the 2015 Public Library of the Year Award.

Design & build: Stumbling to the end

The light at the end of the building tunnel is growing stronger.

If your wine could talk, what would it say?
If your wine could talk, what would it say?

What if wine could talk back? What if the bottle you see on the shelf already knew what was going to…

Design & build: An unexpected gem

Glass lets the house be a part of its surrounds.

Living spaces extend outdoors

Good outdoor furniture can move your living spaces outside, writes Carol Bucknell.

Design & build: Pile on the comfort

Carpet makes it feel like a home.

Design & build: Harnessing nature
Design & build: Harnessing nature

Unexpected delays turn out to be bonus in disguise for landscaping.

Design & build: Curtains, blinds or a bit of both?

What you put on your windows adds comfort and privacy without a loss of view.

Design & build: All decked out

Three decks will bring the outdoors in.

Bella Katz: The ugly side of design in Australia
Bella Katz: The ugly side of design in Australia

Australian intellectual property laws are more lenient than those of Europe and the US, causing problems…

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