16.09.2019

Go Your Own Way – Homestyle


Photography Larnie Nicolson

The postie delivered me a new copy of Homestyle magazine this morning. Seriously, do yourself a favour and subscribe ($51 for a full year) – it’s always such a lovely little surprise when he latest issue turns up, and life’s made up of those kind of moments. #betterlivingeveryone #leahpanapa

Above are some sneaks from one of the many New Zealand spaces in this issue – the home of Gretchen Houston, food stylist and recipe developer of My Weekend Table. Gretchen and her husband are renovating an old Grey Lynn villa as time and funds allow; and this issue of Homestyle takes you through what they’ve completed so far.  STUH. 👏🏼 NING.  👏🏼

Photography by Simon Wilson

Let there be light! This prefab-pretty home concept was developed by architect and interior design couple John and Nikki McNamara. It’s their real home, but also the first prototype of Modhouse, their new prefab homes venture. Sign me up.

Before you head off, I want to take a quick moment to congratulate the team at Homestyle for their wins at the Magazine Media Awards 2019. Alice Lines (follow her here on Insta) won Best Editor in the Home & Food category, Juliette Wanty (Insta here) won Best Designer (same category) for the third year running, and Homestyle’s parent company (a boutique business, not a big media conglomerate) won Best Small Publisher.

 

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02.09.2019

Bureaux




Frieke Janssen’s Smoking Kids artwork

(One of my all-time favourite lights, Trapeze by Apparatus Studio)

Adore an armoire. Especially a bathroom armoire.

Beautiful juxtaposition of flooring materials – deep herringbone timber, grid tile and a boucherouite rug.
And how gorgeous is the triple-tap sink?

Photography by Jackie Meiring

New Zealand architects Maggie Carroll and Jessica Walker first met at Uni back in 2001. After graduating, they set up a collective studio, from where they ran their own separate architectural design practises. In 2010 they founded Bureaux together and today, now a team of nine with multiple awards to their collective name, Bureaux deliver everything from large scale residential, hospitality and commercial architecture through to sublimely-specified interior design projects.

Above, is one of Bureaux’ recent projects, a Remuera house renovation. And below, the recently award-winning Waiheke Island home – see more of that home here.

Photography © Simon Devitt

09.08.2019

Two Halves, Three Quarters



Turns out that internationally-regarded New Zealand photographer Thomas Seear-Budd is also an architectural graduate and designer (love a Renaissance man) and he’s recently joined forces with fellow young designer James Ross to create Wellington’s newest multi-disciplinary practice, Seear-Budd Ross.

These are two of the debut projects Thomas and James have designed as Seear-Budd Ross: above, a beautifully restrained outpost for Three Quarter Society‘s specialty coffee – all linear oak, aged brass and diffused light (sigh) – and below, the first of a furniture portfolio, Table 01 – which is the very definition of timeless, don’t you think?

Ones to watch.

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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