A cosy winter refresh

For many of us, the bedroom is an oasis. When the seasons change, it is a nice time to refresh and transform your space to suit the change in temperature and mood. For winter, adding extra layers of cosiness in the bedroom makes those chilly nights that much easier. Here are a few tips: Change […]

Where’s your Mauri Tau?

Few resources and a need for whānau connection led to a new learning book, Kei whea a Mauri Tau – Where is Mauri Tau. The book was created to help children recognise, describe and manage emotions such as anxiety, worry, anger, hurt and feelings of missing loved ones. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, a clinical psychologist and […]

Gadgety goodness

A comfortable fit These Sony LinkBuds don’t exactly look comfortable, but they are by far the most comfortable earbuds I’ve used. Rather than poke into your ear canal, they instead sit in the outer conforms of your ear, and if you take a picture of your ear and upload it to the app, the sound […]

Touch your inner creativity: Art Metro

Creativity needs time, space and encouragement. What creativity doesn’t need is judgement or grading, set expectations and prescribed curricula. Kindergarten memories of experiments with paints, clay, and playdough are intrinsic to most of us, but somewhere along the line expressing ourselves in the visual arts dropped out of the picture, so to speak. At Art […]

The finest of furniture: McDonald and Hartshorne

Our furniture says a lot about who we are; the furniture we choose for our homes reflects the styles we love, our favourite designs and fabrics, as well as the eras of history that we most admire. The secret to sourcing high-end, quality furniture, as opposed to cheap, imported furniture, is to begin your search […]

Dream bathroom becomes reality: The Bathroom Fitout Compnay

Renovating your home is an exciting process, but can often feel overwhelming. That’s why having an expert team onboard to guide you throughout the journey is the best option. “When Annie spoke to us about renovating their home, it was her dream to transform and upgrade her bathrooms into the classic country style she has […]

Industrial chic: RESENE

Industrial interiors are often associated with lofty apartments and gentrified factory buildings that have been repurposed and converted into urban dwellings. Elements of this trendy interior style can be made to work in nearly any type of home. Plus, you don’t have to go for a full-on industrial look to still be able to incorporate […]

Add a little light

One of the best ways to transform your interior spaces is with lighting. Light and shade can make a room feel comfortable but also dramatic and atmospheric. When used correctly, it can help highlight artwork on a wall, make a room look and feel bigger, or simply add a warm, gentle glow instead of harsh […]

Special gifts: Coco Gifts

Why travel long distances to locate the perfect gift when you’ll find endless choice, and exclusive, quality products, right on your doorstep? Situated in central St Albans, just a few blocks from Merivale Mall, Coco Gifts are the experts at streamlining your shopping experience, starting with stress-free car parking, and helpful staff. You’ll be tempted […]

People, property, & priorities: Cameron Bailey

Partner in Harcourts Gold, Cameron Bailey’s career in real estate spans some 18 years. With more than $1.2 billion in sales to date, he’s one of the country’s best-known real estate agents. The man who loves fast cars, also lives a full life. But he says he’s getting better at working smarter not just harder. […]