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.




Introducing Framefox – Easy Gallery Wall at your Place

Gallery walls are beautiful, but they’re just tricky and time-consuming enough to end up being that project you keep putting off. Deciding on a layout, finding the right sizes and styles of frames to buy, framing your images, and then getting the spacing and layout correct on your wall…  cue – never getting around to it.

Well, New Zealand brand Framefox have set out to completely streamline and simplify the process of getting a stylish gallery wall up at your place. Have a quick lookie at this 30-second video:

Using Framefox’s easy online tool, you just: choose a gallery layout (there are 8 layouts to choose from, to suit how many images you want to use and how large your wall is), choose the colour/style of frames you like best, then upload your images from your desktop (or straight from your phone or even Instagram). You’ll get to see a realistic image of how the finished gallery wall will look, too – and you can crop your images, add a filter, etc.

From there, Framefox will print and frame your images (top-quality frames, handmade here in New Zealand), and then send your ready-to-hang framed images to your door. Included in your kit is a true-to-size hanging template – genius idea. Tape it to your wall, and it guides you exactly where to hammer the nails (oh, and Framefox even include the nails for you!) Easy, super-stylish gallery wall… done!

If you’re not after a gallery wall, but just have one or two photos or an artwork you’ve been meaning for ages to frame, you might like to check out Framefox’s interactive framing service. Everything can be done online – choose from 21 different frames, in various sizes up to A1. Then upload a digital image – or, if you already have the photo or artwork at home, Framefox will actually send a courier to your place to pick it up.

In a busy life, Framefox is about saving time, simplifying life, and getting special moments off our phones and into our homes. It’s a yes from me.

This is a sponsored post. We only ever work with brands/businesses we think you’ll love, and get value from.


New Things

Aussie homeware brand Sage x Clare have recently launched their newest collection, Terra, and it’s more of the same 70’s-feel-good feels and colour folk party. Wishlisted piece: this rainbow bath mat.
See the whole Terra collection here.

Spotted and loved the work of Turkish potter Zehra Balci (@maitoinenhome) – especially her latte-glass style ceramic coffee cups. Buy online here.

 A new outpost for Melbourne Gelateria Piccolina. The St.Kilda space was designed again by Hecker Guthrie.

Elton side table by new #WCE Sarah Ellison

These incredible images are actually huge photographic prints by Australian photographer Stuart Cantor. They come in various XXL sizes (up to almost 2 metres wide!) framed or unframed. I’d pick a print from Stuart’s newest Amalfi Forever series – capturing the iconic beach clubs of the Amalfi Coast – for my wall, but his Venice series is also incredible.




Feb Wishlist


Half Moon Ceramic Tray by Rachel Saunders, from Fourth St
Blush Glass Jug (vintage) from Fourth St
Storm & India Detox Evening Tea from Tessuti
Best Basics – Oversized Tee in Cocoa (also comes in Olive and Ochre) by Alex & Corban
Bonin Pink Sand sunglasses from Wild Wagon
Soft Lines print by The Poster Club, from Paper Plane
Father Rabbit sofa blanket – reversible, olive and charcoal stripe



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