15 ways to spruce up your home
15 ways to spruce up your home

Give your home a new look for winter with black, white, a dash of colour and added whimsy.

10 ways to a liveable Auckland
10 ways to a liveable Auckland

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban design about the 10…

The seven deadly sins of decor
The seven deadly sins of decor

No one loves a dull home. Kirsten Matthew talks to four experts to find out how to avoid the seven biggest pitfalls of interior…

Prefab homes get green tick
Prefab homes get green tick

Prefabricated homes offering up to 15 per cent reductions in building costs are gaining a powerful boost from a green think-tank…

Design & Garden

Design & build: In the comfort zone
Design & build: In the comfort zone

Temperature is crucial to a comfy home.

Design & build: Two become one

The house has come together over the past couple of weeks, literally.

Design & build: Climbing our own stairway to heaven

Luckily, Kylie and I share very similar tastes when it comes to architecture and interior design. If we didn't, I'm sure…

video Design & build: Episode 11

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

Design & build: Let the painting begin
Design & build: Let the painting begin

Brushes and rollers are ready for action.

More women doing DIY

The Kiwi bloke is a key part of NZ's collective self ideal, but new research shows it is now almost as likely to be his…

Design & build: An automatic home

Control heating and lighting with your phone.

More Kiwis opt to renovate

Home renovating has become a $1.5b boom industry as a growing number of house owners turn their backs on trading up in a…

Design & build: Time counts down, mortgage climbs up
Design & build: Time counts down, mortgage climbs up

As the build goes on, the house is feeling more like a real home.

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial…

Design & build: The hunt for the perfect tile

Popping into the Tile Warehouse proves to be a pleasant retail surprise.

Design & build: The first fix
Design & build: The first fix

Let there be light – and wires and heating, at the flick of a switch.

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Life & Style

Joker's new look revealed
Joker's new look revealed

The latest movie version of the Joker has been revealed - and he has a whole new look. The director of the upcoming Suicide…

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