Not So Odd Thing

Another day, another world-class product designed and made here in Gods Own.  This time, it’s an update from the guys at ODDTHING. And the first new product is anything but odd – it’s a super practical, simple-but-genius work station.

The Work Station’s MO is giving you better organisation and added comfort while you work. – The monitor stand elevates your screen to a better viewing height (posture, people) and the separate large and small under-tray helps you look sharp fix up, fitting underneath the monitor stand and giving you one tidy spot to keep loose papers, stationery, your diary, phone, keys etc etc.

The simple but sculptural Wavy – the best magazine and book rack design I’ve seen in a minute – is available in four colours.

Wavy Baby is a business card stand – also available in four colours.

ODDTHING have also been hard (and smart) at work growing their lighting collection, and recently launched their new highly-customisable Rad Table. Check out the website to see the full made-in-NZ catalogue, or follow them @oddthingmade



I’ll Hang it Here

The intersection of useful AND beautiful – thaaaaat’s the spot. Hitting that mark perfectly is New Zealand designer Melissa Brooks and her brand, I’ll Hang It Here. Since I first shared IHIH’s contemporary clothing racks a couple of years ago, Melissa has expanded the collection with several new styles.  But more recently – and the reason for my post today – IHIH has launched a whole new product line: IHIH Store.

IHIH Store is a collection of hanging and display solutions originally designed for retail stores, but handily also perfect for an organised home. Take a look-see:


This little babe (above) – Plynth – is for anywhere you want to showcase and elevate a fave piece or three.

IHIH Multi-Hook

Like most of the IHIH Store prods, the Multi-Hook (above) and Single Hook (below) also come in matte black, or a bone colour.

Single Hook

This Duplet Shelf is designed to be hung one of two ways: as a platform-style shelf, or a ledge with vertical lip. Pictured below: The Anke Stand.

Styling and photography by Olivia Atkinson


High Score Bonus: Every IHIH piece is made right here in New Zealand. Check out the IHIH range of free-standing clothing racks and the new IHIH Store collection here, and give IHIH a follow on Instagram @illhandithere



Homestyle Editions

Styling Alice Lines, Photography Melanie Jenkins

Being at the leading edge of interiors and design in New Zealand, homestyle magazine just know what homeowners here want and need. And their taste level… well, it’s *chef’s kiss* – always managing to sit in that Venn diagram overlap where timeless meets of-the-moment. The ∩ of interiors, you might say.

Beyond the pages of the (boutique, independently-published) magazine itself, homestyle also functions as a creative studio – offering consulting, design and styling. They’ve produce imagery and stories for local brands, hosted workshops, and conceptualised interiors for urban developments. And now, they’re stretching their aesthetic wings even further, launching homestyle Editions.

homestyle Editions is an online-exclusive platform sharing stylish, well-considered home products, designed by the Homestyle team and made in collaboration with local artisans here in New Zealand.

The debut collection includes dining and coffee tables, stools, display plinths and lighting, all drawing inspiration from neoclassical architecture. Think column forms, fluting, rebated edges…

The incredibly-elegant, statement-making Twin Pedestal Table, and Museum Stool (great name).

Athena Table LampNiche Plinths (I really love the series of plinths
– they’re an item that’s been kinda impossible to find in New Zealand, until now.) 

Fave. Monument Coffee Table (also available in natural American Oak with a clear glass top)

Column Table Lamp

The ageless Hestia Occasional Table

We love a circular dining table, and homestyle Editions have one launching very soon. Also available with a fluted base.


Homestyle have collaborated with Christchurch woodturners Southern Creations for this first collection, and each piece is crafted to order from sustainably grown, FSC-certified American Oak – left natural or black-stained.

All items are available exclusively online, from homestyle-editions.co.nz

For these pieces – and future ∩ loveliness – make sure to also follow the new Insta account @homestyle.editions


Thonet at Home

Photography by Bonny Beattie

Thonet NZ Ltd. have been making furniture here in New Zealand for over 20 years. They’ve been giving commercial spaces an aesthetic edge since ages ago, but this year, launched Thonet Home – a capsule collection handpicked from their extensive commercial and hospitality brands, for a new focus on New Zealand homes.

The Thonet Home edit includes custom-made, New Zealand made pieces, along with iconic Scandinavian pieces like the Artek Tea Trolley (above – on my forever wishlist) and the most stylish Thonet Bentwood models – including the No 18 which has been produced, unchanged, for over a century, and those super clean, contemporary-but-completely-classic Hoffmann’s (with the rattan inserts) you see in at the dining table above.  (P.S. penpals: We love full dining set-up where you have the regular dining chairs along each side, then the armchair versions at the heads of the table – Class. Act.)

Thonet specialise in custom-made (and New Zealand made) dining tables, too. Their classic Dairy Table, in the images above, is the perfect hard-wearing family dining table with a timeless aesthetic, and is available with open plank detail top for more of a farmhouse look, or a solid top.  It can also be made for you as an extendable table. (My fave – I lovelovelove extendable dining tables.)

Have a peruse, Louise, through the new Thonet Home website – or if you’re in Wellington, the Thonet showroom has just unveiled a fresh new home-interiors look : 10 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington.

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