By the Light of the Moon

Penney and Bennett continues to expand and elevate their range with a launch this week of 100% french flax linen bedding.

They’re not giving you a dozen ‘on-trend’ colours, instead, in the chic and classic approach we’re used to from Penney and Bennett, designer Sarah Cordtz consciously selected and perfected one neutral shade – they call it MoonEvery layer of your bed is covered (duvet cover, flat and fitted sheets, Euro covers and pillowslips) and I love the idea of a complete neutral-on-neutral, all-Moon aesthetic, but the range is also designed to complement Penney & Bennett’s other printed throws, cushions and pillowslips.


Sunday X You’re Welcome

My name is Alana, and I love linen. I also love bolster cushions. And I’ve been looking for some linen bolsters for my own bed and couch…

So I collaborated with You’re Welcome on a capsule collection of real linen bolsters, available exclusively through my own homeware and design store, Sunday.

We spent far too long, probably, choosing the best dusky pink linen, an olive linen, and a new-neutral oatmeal linen, and each bolster is handmade and beautifully finished by Amy Howell, designer and maker at You’re Welcome. They come with a removable feather & down inner (making them machine washable), and are a nice generous size – perfect size for your bed (also look great on kids’ beds), your sofa or armchair.

Our Sunday x You’re Welcome linen bolsters are available online here at Sunday Homestore,
with free shipping throughout New Zealand.




Brass for Days

Angle Bookend in antiqued brass (also comes in ‘new’ brushed brass).
These would make an amazing wedding gift, btw.

Converge Magazine Rack 

Isoceles Book Stand

Cavern Shelf (one of three brass ledge shelf designs

Brass Doric Peg and There Hook

They’ve also designed a range of brass handles in three styles and lots of sizes
– available in the antiqued finish or brushed brass.

Investment piece.

Linear Light

Stunning sliding steel doors at the Artifact showroom

Brass mirrors for Kate Sylvester fashion flagship

Amazing brass washbasin for Aesop Wellington

Back in 2015, you and I talked about how Copper could enjoy its 15 minutes of fame, but Brass wasn’t going anywhere. Brass coming back wasn’t a trend, it was a return of the mack. I instantly regret saying that…. But you get the point – it’s 2019, brass is still beloved, and now we’re starting to see a lot of antiqued brass around, too.

Steel fabricators Powersurge largely focus on bespoke works for restaurants, retail and residential spaces. But recently, they’ve turned their artistry to a line of brass products for our homes – shelving, hooks and handles, mirrors, lighting and homeware. The above images are just my faves – see the full range and shop online here.


Light Up


NZ designer Amy Howell has channelled a modern 80’s vibe for You’re Welcome’s 2018 collection of cushions, Light Up.

She’s switching up the cushion game with textures you’re not finding anywhere else – padding, quilting, nylon and that cool exaggerated foam piping. You’re Welcome doesn’t just want to give you a cushion, but a design object in its own right.  I think Amy articulated the aesthetic best when she emailed me these words to describe her Light Up collection: marshmallows, clouds, sun showers, cut green grass, sleepovers and swimming pools. Exactly.

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