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.




September Wishlist

Meadowlark, one of my favourite New Zealand brands, have outdone themselves again with their new Solis collection. I’m definitely ordering one of their new gold signet rings – either the Sunset (circular), the large, square Fairfax… or maybe both. I love the simple, bold silhouette and the masculine vibe –  actually, because they’re unisex, I’m tempted to get my husband a matching one, and engrave them with each other’s initials.
(Also love these new Paris pearl earrings)


Cartoon heart eyes for the new Oscar Swing Chair, from AC Homestore.


LOVE these handmade soaps in simple paper packaging,
by Wanganui artisan Light + Vessel (available from our pals at Paper Plane)


Ceramic travel cup made with softly speckled cream-white clay – by Wellington ceramicist Galit Maxwell
– from my own design + lifestyle store, Sunday Homestore.


Earthenware soap dish in pink clay, by our friends at JS Ceramics.


Kea Sofa in a clay pink 100% Belgian Linen, proudly New Zealand designed by Corcovado.


Like my picks? I’m curating a regular Wedding gift wishlist
over on Together Journal – head here to see the latest one 



Same but different – the Atlas tabletop swivels to re-position

New from New Zealand designer Nathan Goldsworthy, the Atlas Table. Crafted from solid blocks of Oak (on the base), with a disc top shaped from New Zealand Rimu – love the use of two different timbers. The top swivels and moves so it can be positioned perfectly. I’ve also spied a taller, smaller sidetable Atlas on the Goldsworthy Studio Instagram, hoping Nathan releases that soon too.

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