August Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist, AKA: things I’ve been repeatedly, wistfully looking at from NZ brands and stores:


Zoe & Morgan’s 29th collection, A Floating World. Inspired by the Japanese Edo period. I love it ALL.
but especially the Astrid earrings, Saros necklace and Xanadu necklace – these all come in silver too, if that’s your fave.

Torty comb from SOPHIE Store – oops, just bought myself one.

Beautiful handmade cups by Tokatea Clayworks, from our friends at Blackbird Goods.

Would love (love love) one of these for my jewellery – sculptural Wooden Sphere by Kristina Dam Studio, available in NZ from Capricho.

AC homestore have extended their in-house linen selection to a line of linen Spring sleepwear.

Dreaming of far-flung destinations and still loving clay pink: India II photographic print by NZ’s Sean Wakely, from endemicworld.

Oops, the sequel: I ordered myself these Cooper Trouser in Taupe from Shjark,  from their beautiful new SS19/20 collection.





Bedroom Mood (The Yes, We Still Love Pink Edition)


I recently got two Compound Bedside Cabinets from Citta in the loveliest Sage Green
– but they also have a blush pink, and choosing one or the other was HARD!
This is what I might do to my bedroom if I’d chosen the Blush Pink…

This Nutmeg is brand new colour from AC Homestore‘s own in-house linen brand. A muted clay, its the perfect new neutral to complement – but not compete with – the blush pink bedsides.

I’d team the Nutmeg duvet and pillowcases with Pinstripe sheets and Euros. Also a new style from AC Homestore, it’s the super fine, subtle stripe that’s perfect for layering, to build a complete bedding set-up. Goes with everything, and adds some subtle texture, too.

To ground the space with depth and substance, a vintage Boujaad rug from Bohzali. These rugs are handcrafted by the Berber women of Morocco and can take a few months to a year to complete. I’d choose the Nava.

I love the soft pinky touch in this Barefoot limited edition print, by NZ photographer Brijana Cato, available at my own shop, Sunday Homestore. Another good option would be a Moroccan-inspired travel print, but I like the idea of keeping things a little softer.

Give me ANY excuse to get to use Le Sfere Wall Lamp from Good Form. An iconic of 20th Century design, these Italian-made lights were first designed in 1959, re-issued again in 2018. Good design doesn’t date. For this space, I’d choose the single wall lamps in the Champagne finish. (These also come in doubles, and in black)

I’m normally up later than hubby (plus I’m just greedy when it comes to designer lighting), so let’s also do a Carrie Lamp in Brass, by Danish design house Menu.

For a botanic element, I’d do foraged magnolia leaves, or maybe olive leaves if you want to go with something a little softer. And a philodendron in this clay-coloured Grow Plant Pot from Citta.

Walls and Floors? I’m glad you asked! Concrete flooring would be amazing, and I’d choose Aalto Paint Gallery White (a definite white-white, but warm-toned) for the walls.


June Wishlist


The days are short and my wishlist is long…


Cosy but contemporary – Arthur blanket from Sunday Homestore

Individually handmade glasses by New Zealand’s Monmouth Studio, in beautiful smokey grey and tea (blush) – other colours and shapes available too – from our friends at Tessuti.

Coming in August as part of Marle’s Spring 19 collection – the Gee Tee in Mushroom.
(It’s available now in a tawny colour – but the way this year is moving, it’ll be August in about four sleeps)

Designed by me: the Sunday Arch Mirror in White. A full-length, floor-leaning statement mirror with a simple arch form. I have the black one in my bedroom which I love, but since launching the white recently I’ve been wanting to swap it.

From the A Girl Can Dream files, I cannot stop thinking about the simple but bold form of the all-timber Mingle Table from Ferm Living. I think it’s the most beautiful dining table I’ve seen in a long time – I’d also love to have this as a desk. Available from Ferm Living directly, or get in touch with Slow Store who are NZ’s Ferm stockists. Just don’t tell me about it, I’m the jealous type.

New linen bedding colours from AC Homestore – pictured here is my fave combo, Biscuit with Olive Green

Yes to this ceramic soap dish by NZ designer Deborah Sweeney. Comes in three colours (moss, walnut and toe toe) from our friends at Blackbird Goods.



April Wishlist

A few goodies on my current Autumn wishlist:

Would love an armchair that’s just for me, for that corner of my bedroom that gets autumn sun around 5pm. This one – the Montauk Chair – is designed here in New Zealand by furniture and homeware brand Corcovado. Love that it looks both clean-lined and comfy.


Googled ‘silk scrunchies NZ’ last night (because #curlyhairproblems), and found these new limited edition ones by New Zealand’s own Penny Sage, featuring a textile pattern by designer Marta Buda.


Love these modernist cushions by Ferm Living (there are 3 designs in this style). PSA: Ferm Living is now available in New Zealand from Queenstown’s Slow Store.


Smoked Grey Ripple Glass Carafe (and matching glasses) by Ferm Living, from Slow Store in Queenstown
I love anything smoked or amber glass, and currently have a big thing for reeded glass.


New for winter from NZ brand La Tribe, this crew sweat. It’s in Oat Marle, and I love an Oat Marle. From Father Rabbit.


I was gifted a white Bamboo Linen duvet from NZ brand George St Linen, with no obligation to even mention it to you. But the quality of the fabric is so freakin’ dreamy – like when you slip into sheets after shaving your legs, only without having to actually shave them – that now I want this contemporary Clay shade, for an autumnal update for my sleeping situ. (P.S: Bamboo Linen looks and drapes just like linen, but is softer, more sustainable and waaay more affordable.)


To go with my make-believe Clay duvet and make-believe cushions, the Mirage blanket by Ferm Living, also from Slow Store.

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