21.06.2019

Counter Journal


Independent publishing is on the rise again and the latest design-lead magazine to come out of New Zealand is Counter Journal. With Issue One just out on shelves now (after the success of the Pilot Issue earlier this year) I thought it was a good time to intro you to the people behind the brand and the content inside the cover!

The founders of Counter Journal are young couple Zack Holmes and Bonnie Brown (Bonnie is a well-established artist, follow her on Insta here), and they put each issue together from their home studio in Mount Vic, Wellington.

Zack and Bon’s aim with Counter is to share the ‘most interesting stories you never knew you wanted to read’ – interviews, short stories, musings, opinion pieces, articles and research features – along with beautiful illustrations, and editorial and documentary-style photography. Released quarterly, Counter Journal features content from contributing writers, photographers and artists from New Zealand and abroad.


Issue One – out now

Counter Journal Pilot Issue

 

 

Counter Journal website – buy online or subscribe

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22.05.2019

Homestyle: Journey Within


This simple family home sits on a semi-rural piece of land just outside Cambridge in the Waikato. The outside is a minimalist cabin silhouette clad in dark-stained cedar; the inside is clad completely in Larch. Photography by Larnie Nicolson

A few scenes from the Melbourne home of Kate Stokes (founder of Coco Flip), Alistair Knox and their two kidlets. Photography by Caitlin Mills

Set Design & Styling Juliette Wanty; Photography Wendy Fenwick

Tis a good week! It’s a Homestyle magazine week – with the new June/July issue hitting the shops.

The Homestyle team always curate the best variety, but this issue is even more a modern collage than usual:

There are tours of four New Zealand homes, plus two very inspiring international homes (Melbourne and Amsterdam), a number of features profiling up-and-coming NZ creatives, kitchen and bathroom moodboards to steal good ideas from, and – my fave, some of which is shown above – the most stunning laundries feature. Welcome to your 30’s, you have a favourite laundry aesthetic now. There’s also an Interiors feature on Samode Palace, thanks to editor Alice Lines’ recent journey to India. (I really enjoyed this story actually, more travel adventures please!)

 

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19.03.2019

Current Mood – Homestyle April/May


Photography Simon Wilson

anzThe latest Homestyle magazine is out on shelves this week, and as per, I have some sneaky page peeks to share. The above kitchen, belonging to a home in Point Wells, is the covergirl for this issue. Love the choice of tiles here, and that slim timber ledge.

Styling & Photography by Ange Dye

There’s also a visit to the home of NZ Interior Stylist Ange Dye. Consider this kitchen moment above your amuse-bouche.

Photography Kirsty Dawn

One of my faves from this issue is the 50-square-metre studio apartment within a converted hall on Waiheke Island.
The classic New Zealand white weatherboard exterior hides a darker, New York loft-style aesthetic inside, with modern features like this bedroom above. To partition off this space, they used these glass doors that look to be black-steel-framed, but are actually a more affordable ‘cheat’s version’. (Will leave you to check out the issue for the details of that).

Photography Larnie Nicolson

This family home in Westmere shows off its recent revamp by owner and Interior Designer Amy Gillespie.

Photography Simon Wilson

Homestyle Editor Alice Lines and Citta’s Sam van Kan combine forces again like an interiors Captain Planet, sharing a bunch of practical ideas for styling the sleep space of your dream zzzz’s. PS: I love that soft grid-patterned duvet up there (it’s from Citta’s new AW19 collection).

23.01.2019

Happy New Year Homestyle


Homestyle magazine’s Feb/March issue is out on shelves this week – let’s have a little look-see, shall we?
Look for this space above on the cover of this issue: belonging to US-based New Zealanders Karie Higgins (jewellery designer) and Lee Gibson (footwear designer for Nike), this is their relaxed river-front cabin in Oregon…

Photography Nicole Mason

Comfortable, relatable, expressive rather than expensive – and oh how I love those dark, wide floorboards.

Photography by Larnie Nicolson

My other fave from this issue – this Tauranga new-build, belonging to Rachael Jefferies – who you should definitely follow on Instagram @the_rad_pad, because her pad is rad, and her hashtags are hilarious.

This latest issue of Homestyle also shows you through a number of other New Zealand homes, including a very cool, contemporary tiny house built in Napier, and a Waiheke Island dream home, and visits the studios of Twenty Seven Names, Meadowlark founder Claire Hammon, and artist Fleur Woods. Plus kids’ bedroom makeovers, styled features and all the yummy forward-thinking, design-lead lifestyle snacks you expect to be served by Alice Lines and the Homestyle team.

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