Upping the Gift Game

Incred styling and photography by Bonny Beattie

The Great New Zealand Wrapping Paper Book is baaaaack, and this fourth edition is all about Celebrations.

There’s 10 different wraps for 10 different occasions – whether you need a gift for a child, a new baby, or a friend, for Christmas or for a birthday, or just to say Thanks or to say I Love You, this edition has you wrapped on all sides and secured with sellotape. Or, covered.

The Celebration Edition has been created in collaboration with these NZ designers and illustrators: (follow the links for some new creative finds) Hannah Hutchinson; Glenn Jones; Aleisha Findlay; Hamish Thompson; Becky LazarevicStudio Bon; Hydrangea Ranger; OsloFleur Woods; Studio Soph;

Available here and where lovely things are sold.


Big Joy

The Wandering

Effervescent Buzz

The Lightness

Breathe In, Breathe Out (at top) and Sweet & Wild
Styling by Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors; Photography by Armelle Habib


I want all of these limited edition works (originals and prints) by New Zealand artist Jen Sievers. She’s produced a collection especially for Greenhouse Interiors, super-aptly named Big Joy.

You can purchase from the Big Joy collection here, shop from Jen’s website, or check out more of Jen’s original and prints at endemicworld.

Jen Sievers website   /   Instagram


Runa + Holly








Buy yourself flowers.

Specifically, one of these romantic, velvety, painterly portraits of flowers – styled by NZ floral designer Holly Tong (@wildgardenflowers), and captured by NZ photographer Runa Kuru @runalk.

The two Gisborne-based friends have launched Runa + Holly, creating these large scale dreamscapes inspired by the famous Dutch flower paintings of the 16th Century. They’re limited edition, and by that I mean very limited – there’s only ever 5 copies of each print, in each size.

There are three sizes available – the largest being a real statement at 800 x 1200 – and each is printed on luxurious, gallery-quality 308gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag.

The two friends had talked for some time about collaborating, and with a shared passion for interior design and having beautiful pieces on their own walls, the idea for the Runa + Holly prints bloomed quite naturally.

Series One is available online now from Runa + Holly


Give Good Gift

Photography by Bonny Beattie


The Kiss Co.’s Ami Muir, stationery addict, has just launched the third edition of The Great NZ Wrapping Paper Book. Edition toru has a nature theme, and 10 New Zealand creatives have each contributed one original design to be turned into oversized sheets of gift wrapping paper. As much as the feel is very New Zealand based, I promise there’s not a buzzy bee or a pavlova in sight.

The Great NZ Wrapping Paper Book ($30) includes 10 individual illustrated wrapping papers, each folded to A4 and perforated inside the book.

The 10 artists and illustrators featured in this book are Lou Wright, Katie Wilson, Jo Pearson, Lisa Baudry, Flora Waycott, Alice Berry, Melissa Boardman, Cat McKay & Fiona Gibb, Bec Brown and Amy Van Luij

Buy online at The Kiss Co.

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