Well and Good – Hana Space

Handmade ceramics by Waiheke Island’s Thea Ceramics;
naturopathic organic teas from Mayde Tea

Forever florals by Mark Antonia

Artwork by The Hera Series

I love that they’ve left the floor perfectly imperfect

Gorgeous custom shelving unit that echoes the curvature seen throughout the space.

Arch mirrors by Sunday Homestore feature throughout the space; beautiful arched towels by Baina

Photography by Jono Parker

In Auckland’s Grey Lynn, the developer behind Ponsonby Fire Station, City Works Depot and Osbourne Laneways has turned an old industrial scrapyard into a series of organic, character-filled spaces. And the newest resident of The Scrapyard is this incredible wellness business, Hana.

Hana founder Sara Higgins’ worked as a pharmacist for over a decade, fuelled by a passion for helping people on their wellness journeys. When faced with her own health struggle, she began to focus more on the root causes of illness and how to support the body to repair itself. She discovered for herself the healing power of infrared saunas and red light therapy, and set about creating a space to offer these world-class treatments to others (along with massage and pilates), within a sanctuary that would encourage deep relaxation and self-care.

This quiet chrysalis in the city was designed by interior architects Pennant and Triumph (who also created much of the custom cabinetry and seating), in collaboration with Sara.

HANA website  /  HANA Instagram




Soft and simple, by Australia’s Pierce Widera.

A double-height kitchen in an historic home, with an Aga built into the fireplace cavity, and it’s own rail ladder? Heck yes.

A converted warehouse home in Melbourne, by interior stylist Lisa Koehler. See more over at Est Living, here

The S trifecta of Simple, Soft but Sculptural seems to be becoming a common thread around here. The combination just works so well – a soft and simple colour and material palette, but layered with art and objects that are really sculptural and bold of form. Chic, but curvy in all the right places.

Tiles like these typically get laid vertically, but I appreciate a little 90-degree switch-up.

This scullery moment is part of the beautiful Beach House by Studio Esteta.

Yes, yes I did include this primarily for the dining table – it’s by Studio Henk and I WANT ONE.


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A few things on my Wishlist currently:

Seeing more homeware coming through in this dusky blue colour and I LOVE.
We stock this New Zealand made Mavis & Osborn Laundry Basket in my homeware store, Sunday.
I have a copy of this new book on my bedside table at the moment – STILL: The Slow Home, by Natalie Walton.
STILL takes you through the inspiring homes of people who’ve taken steps to simplify their lives and embrace the principles of slow living.  One part interiors book, one part philosophy. Yes and Amen to that. Available from Sunday.
I adore these Arc bud vases from New Zealand potter Deborah Sweeney. They come in two sizes, and a range of super pretty, earthy/organic glazes. Available from Deborah Sweeney’s online store.
THE BEST Butter keepers from Wellington potter Lucy Coote (Salad Days).
Thanks for your service, Sistema container, but I’m levelling up my pantry.
Our friends at Blackbird Goods always get it right with the balance of stylish, simple, and sustainable.
These linen scrunchies are made from the offcuts of Blackbird’s linen range. One in every colour please.
Only $8 each from Blackbird Goods.
Bevel Bench from Danish brand Ferm Living, available in NZ from Slow Store.
I’d find it difficult to choose between the white-oiled oak, the black, or the grey-blue.
I’ve been looking for a bedside lamp (making a move to start reading before bed instead of bathing in the light of my scrolling phone) and this one is EVERYTHING. The shape, the linear grooves on the surface, the soft white light.
Vuelta Lamp by Ferm Living.
Speaking of bedsides, these Rattan Bedsides from our friends at Corcovado would do nicely thanks.
Designed in-house by the NZ Corcovado team, these actually open from the top (pull down),
which is a unique little touch that makes me like them even more.





Absolute escapism on this rainy, grey Sunday in New Zealand. Wishing I could *I dream of Genie* and magic myself and a few friends to The Wensley, a luxury accommodation set on a secluded pocket of land tucked in behind Victoria’s Surf Coast. Designed by Byrne Architects, with rustic-meets-refined interior design by Lisa Buxton, the recycled timber building pays homage to an iconic Aussie farm shed. A warm, bracing space to escape to – the architectural version of having the arms of Jamie Fraser/Sam Heughan wrapped around you, don’t you think? Or maybe I’ve been watching too much Outlander. But them’s some arms (his, and The Wensley’s) I’d happily have wrapped around me.

The Chimenee Phillipe fireplace is a feature of the living space 

Beautiful tactile details, selected by interior designer Lisa Buxton 

The Wensley is entirely clad in recycled Oregon and Ironbark timbers

Photography Lisa Cohen

I bags first in the outdoor bath.

When you book The Wensley you and your party get exclusive access to the 80 acre property.

Additional photography by Rhiannon Taylor, see more of her imagery of The Wensley here.


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