Shelve it

Making the best use of space available in a home, bach or office often means shelving. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these ideas from Metropol.     Nowadays shelves might be singles, doubles or triples, built-ins or exposed, stand alone or part of a cabinet. Choice is dependent on the style of the […]

Designed with men in mind: Cutler & Co

At the heart of Cutler & Co is a sensitivity to the nuances of living and dressing in Canterbury and, cleverly, they distil that understanding into their men’s clothing designs and range.     Store manager Liam Strachan says winter 2021 is all about soft, refined layering. “Corduroy is impossible to ignore this season. It’s […]

Thoughtful design: Deià

Maia Rewha and Bella Voogt launched Deià in 2020, swiftly making their mark on the interior design industry with their fresh take on design.     Their combined previous experience of 11 years in design encouraged them to forge a new direction, in designing with consciousness and integrity. Deià inclines to the classic aesthetic with […]

Gifting greatness: Coco Gifts

It’s time to refresh your home for winter, says Coco Gifts owner Liz van Montfort. And what better way to do that than with local, small business homewares?     Browse the store’s selection of vases and planters, trinkets and trays, soaps, and shower bombs. Coco Gifts is one of the only places in Christchurch […]

Stunning schist design: Draftline Architecture

An eye-catching new building has been evolving at stunning Lake Tekapo. Dubbed the “Hocken Motel” this beautiful, natural schist-clad accommodation is the work of Timaru-based architectural design company Draftline.     Company Principal and lead designer Pat Coll says the developers, Andrew and Grant Hocken “pretty much gave Draftline free rein” to use its experience […]

Swimming in success: Apollo Projects

Christchurch’s Apollo Projects have once again proven their expertise when it comes to the design and build of leisure facilities. The team have partnered with the Christchurch City Council to deliver the fantastic Te Pou Toetoe: Linwood Pool.   The stunning $22million sports and aquatic facility is located adjacent to Linwood Park. Its name was […]

Winter hues

Snuggling into soft pillows helps make the time pass more easily during those cold, wet, winter days (and nights).   Colour too can add warmth to a room, and blue is a classic hue for doing this. From deep midnight blues to baby hues, it’s always a popular colour choice. As a colour, blue both […]

Oxford’s Best Kept Secret: Thea’s New and Preloved Boutique

Thea’s New and Preloved Boutique is a unique treasure trove of gorgeous garments, footwear and numerous accessories, as well as luxurious home and giftware. Tucked in behind Oxford’s local Challenge service station, this hidden gem was, up until now, the town’s best kept secret.     The boutique recently expanded from one to two rooms, […]

Made for living

The heart of a living room, no matter the style choice, is the couch or sofa set. In contemporary homes these days, the main focal point of the living room or the defining point of its style is its modern sofa design.     Serving as the centrepiece of a living room, a modern couch […]

Lancaster Park redevelopment kicks off

The $3.6 million redevelopment of Christchurch’s Lancaster Park site is underway to turn the place of sporting legend into a green recreational space and community sports fields. It is likely the new generation of sporting legends will begin playing there from early next year.     This first stage of the redevelopment is expected to […]