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).

15.02.2019

Studio South


A twofer today with a duo of different projects by Auckland design practice Studio South.

Above, branding, stunning print collateral and a show suite for 246 Queen, a new development in CBD Auckland which will see architects Fearon Hay re-design and rejuvenate an iconic Queen Street building into a new high quality city landmark.

And below – I couldn’t not share Studio South’s new digs with you. Designed in collaboration with Rufus Knight, Sam and his team have repurposed an old warehouse in St Mary’s Bay into a versatile new space that includes a full photography studio, presentation room, social spaces and an open-air courtyard.


Photography by Simon Wilson

 

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.

10.12.2018

SALA


This is SALA – a new boutique gym located in a refurbished factory in the heart of Ponsonby, Auckland.  The journey to opening SALA began when yoga instructor Sarah Lindsay, who has moved from London to make New Zealand her home, couldn’t find a ‘home’ for her practise.

For Sarah, a lot of Auckland gyms seemed hyper-masculine and intense, with a work-harder-be-your-best-self-8-week-challenge sort of culture. That wasn’t for her. Sarah wanted to find a place that embodied her desire to be healthy and to take care of but more importantly to enjoy her body, and her desire to surround herself with like minded people.

So she designed SALA as an antidote – a place where you can come and feel at home, and where no one expects you to be any better than you already are. I love that. There’s also no contracts locking people in, and with 12 different types of classes, there really is something for every body – whether that body wants to feel stronger, fitter, or more flexible, just dance, feel in flow, or be restored and grounded.

Of course, it was the design that caught my eye. Minimal, and modern, simple and serene, and with lots of little details that you can’t see in these sexy pictures, like natural hair and body care products waiting for you in the bathrooms, and thick rubber Lululemon mats so you don’t have to bring your own. And I just love a story of shaking up a category, especially when its done by a young woman who puts design as a priority.

Photography by Brijana Cato (a personal fave, check her Insta)

 

See the SALA classes here, or check SALA out on Instagram

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