A few things on my Wishlist currently:

Seeing more homeware coming through in this dusky blue colour and I LOVE.
We stock this New Zealand made Mavis & Osborn Laundry Basket in my homeware store, Sunday.
I have a copy of this new book on my bedside table at the moment – STILL: The Slow Home, by Natalie Walton.
STILL takes you through the inspiring homes of people who’ve taken steps to simplify their lives and embrace the principles of slow living.  One part interiors book, one part philosophy. Yes and Amen to that. Available from Sunday.
I adore these Arc bud vases from New Zealand potter Deborah Sweeney. They come in two sizes, and a range of super pretty, earthy/organic glazes. Available from Deborah Sweeney’s online store.
THE BEST Butter keepers from Wellington potter Lucy Coote (Salad Days).
Thanks for your service, Sistema container, but I’m levelling up my pantry.
Our friends at Blackbird Goods always get it right with the balance of stylish, simple, and sustainable.
These linen scrunchies are made from the offcuts of Blackbird’s linen range. One in every colour please.
Only $8 each from Blackbird Goods.
Bevel Bench from Danish brand Ferm Living, available in NZ from Slow Store.
I’d find it difficult to choose between the white-oiled oak, the black, or the grey-blue.
I’ve been looking for a bedside lamp (making a move to start reading before bed instead of bathing in the light of my scrolling phone) and this one is EVERYTHING. The shape, the linear grooves on the surface, the soft white light.
Vuelta Lamp by Ferm Living.
Speaking of bedsides, these Rattan Bedsides from our friends at Corcovado would do nicely thanks.
Designed in-house by the NZ Corcovado team, these actually open from the top (pull down),
which is a unique little touch that makes me like them even more.






On the Wishlist currently:

A few things from the Marle AW20 collection ‘Into My Arms’ which launched this week, including the Cooper Top in Ivory (love the simple silhouette with the balloon sleeves) and my dream pleated, high-waisted, linen, oatmeal-hued pant. Honestly, I’ve been looking for a pair of pants exactly like this for months. Jett Pant in Oat (also comes in Black)

Something sculptural and modernist from New Zealand woodturners Walk in the Park. This new Raised Sphere bud vase, hand-turned from Puriri wood, would be beautiful at my bedside. Available online from Precinct 35

Definitely appreciating a rattan moment (a moment, mind – not all-rattan-everything). Love this new William Bench Seat from AC Homestore.

Sansceuticals has just added to their range with a new Cellular Repair Lotion. They’ve really nailed their multi-functional M.O. with this one – it’s designed to: reduce and prevent pigmentation, increase hydration⁣, strengthen barrier function by boosting ceramide production,⁣ reduce inflammation and balance the pH of your skin⁣, regulate sebum production, stimulate collagen and elastin.

I’m alllll about a bed ruffle atm. Society of Wanderers new collection of bold stripe linen bedding includes frilled flat sheets and frilled pillowcases. The blue stripe has my heart but there are other colours, too. Available in New Zealand from TeaPea.

If you’ve been looking for a dining table that’s a lifetime purchase and isn’t from a chain store, this is it. The 4 Pin Table, designed and crafted by Matakana-based William Worsp. It’s clean and timeless, with just enough interest in the positioning and curve of the legs to let you know you’ve chosen something special. WRW & Co 4 Pin Table (also comes in a coffee table size).




Labour Weekend Wishlist

Things I’d like for this long weekend:


New Zealand lifestyle brand Penney and Bennett have just added to their line of everyday-luxury Loungewear, with a freakin’ gorgeous collection of styles in two colours – a simple white or soft pink cotton. Simple silhouettes (always a yes from me) with very relaxed tailoring (because comfy is queen), and created by Penney and Bennett designer Sarah Carson to be able to cross over into the day (or, wear throughout the entire Labour Weekend) – wear to bed, wear around the house, wear as a layering piece over your togs. There are relaxed shorts and long pants (both with pockets!), long and short sleeve shirts, long sleep shirts that reach to your knees (see the blush pink one pictured above), smoking jackets, and long, loose robes.  I’m ordering myself a set of the soft pink (Rose) pocket pants and matching long sleeve shirt, because I work hard, dammit, and I deserve to feel lovely.


My all-time fave, Jardan, continue to expand beyond amazing furniture into considered homeware with their Spring 2019 collection. I love the confident shape of their new Ivy Oil Burner, and the chalky raku clay it’s handmade from.


Nail polish in tactile, minimalist packaging, in a tight selection of very-wearable modern colours. Yes please.
J Hannah Nail polishes from our pals at Paper Plane.


A vase for my weekend foraging – Nest have these great new speckled clay vases in modernist shapes – this one pictured is my fave, but they’d also look great grouped.


Channelling 90’s Princess Diana vibes with these Knot Hoops, from NZ jewellery brand Flash.
Also available from our lovely pals at Blackbird Goods.


LA-based New Zealand Emily L’Ami has been working on her Vibration range of 100% natural perfume oil for years.
So exciting to see this labour of passion come to life, with Bodha’s launch of three scents – Earth (made from fragrant roots, barks and mosses), Air (made from fragrant green leaves, twigs and rinds) and Plants (made from petals, leaves and golden resins). There is also a Bodha Vibration Sampler Box with a miniature sample of each of the three perfumes. Ordering immediately.


Rattan isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. Like the comeback of brass, it’s less a trend and more a resurgence. This Curved Rattan Buffet (made from natural teak with rattan panel inserts in the four doors) is gorgeous, nē?


But even better than that buffet is this just-launched coffee table from Jardan – Billie coffee table.
Low and perfectly square, in solid American Oak with rattan inserts. Yeeeeessss. They also have this coffee table in a longer rectangle shape, plus a side table and a bench seat.


Aesop have launched a 300 page book celebrating their international concept stores
and the Aesop ‘art history’ and aesthetics. Will purchase.


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 

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