Pool party paradise

Do you have the luxury of a pool, and friends you’d love to treat? Together they’re a brilliant combination for a pool party. Before you start planning, take some time to envision your dream pool party. What does it look like? Which foods would you like to serve? Is there a theme? Here’s our guide […]

Lounging around in style

Pool-side, beach-side, resort-side, lounging chairs are a must-have accessory.   Sun loungers, as they are often referred to, are designed to be comfortable, so you can relax and unwind while catching a dose of Vitamin D. Features usually include adjustable backrests, padded cushions, and ergonomic shapes. Many offer several reclining positions, making them suitable to […]

An heirloom to treasure: Nile Rugs

Telling the tribal tales of exotic lands, Persian rugs are a treasure to have underfoot. Hand-knotted in a slow, careful technique, these authentic rugs are crafted with literally no modern technology involved. Iranian women weave into the rugs emotions, stories and history, often embellishing them with names, animals, or birds. Unlike uniform, machine-woven rugs, the […]

Have you any wool? House of felt

The answer is a colourful ‘yes’. Championing 30 years of passion and expertise into a creative educational outlet is artist, and lover of all things wool, Loretta Sloan. This eight-time finalist at The World of Wearable Art Show invites curious felt enthusiasts of all ages, to a stimulating pop-up felt fibre workshop wonderland, at The […]

Gadget gift guide

A living memory: One Gifted Tree

For an everlasting gift, a living memory, or stunning statement, a specialty tree makes all the difference.   They give a bang of bright colour on the deck of a small apartment, make an impact in a big pot, or as a central feature to a new build. One Gifted Tree is a nursery filled […]

To foster or adopt

Have you been watching too many cute cat videos or The Dog House recently? Does now feel like the right time to bring a furry friend into your life? After weighing up the costs and responsibilities, it might be worth considering fostering or adopting a pet. Foster Foster homes are often sought for animals that […]

Luxe Living: OneWorld Collection

Discover luxe industrial-style furniture that seamlessly combines to form a timeless elegance at OneWorld Collection. The Palladium range will elevate your home to create a sleek, sophisticated, and edgy style. The range features coffee and side tables in both black and brass iron, and a beautiful brass console. They are a fresh, minimal design and […]

It’s hip to be square

In a world of circles and discs, Metropol’s Gadget Guru Ian Knott explores a robot vacuum that dares to break the mold. Anyone who owns a robot vacuum cleaner will attest to one main design fault in the usual circular-shaped machines – round things don’t fit into corners very well. This obviously leaves a triangle […]

Premier home (re)design: Smith & Sons

When it comes to your home, you definitely want a building company with a reputation built on quality construction, and offering sound advice. Servicing the Port Hills and surrounds including Lyttelton, Sumner, Redcliffs and Taylors Mistake, are local renovation builders Smith & Sons. Their reputation is backed by numerous satisfied customers who have completed major […]