Monthly Archives: February 2013

An Evening in Conversation with Tom Dixon

Interior & Design, Makers

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of spending an evening as a guest of Simon James Concept Store and The Department Store to listen to iconic British designer, Tom Dixon, in conversation with Home New Zealand editor, Jeremy Hansen.

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Open Kitchen Shelving

Interior & Design, Styled Space

open kitchen shelves

When we rented our villa in Auckland, one of the things that I fell in love with immediately in the house was the open shelving in the kitchen.  I’ve always been a fan of open shelves, I think it gives a kitchen, a room that can quite often look sterile, a bit of life.

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Enchanted by a String Garden

Interior & Design, Makers

I’ve been writing a lot about indoor plants lately (here, here & here) and I’m always on the look out for new ideas and inspiration, especially for indoor plants that are hanging.

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Bathroom Luxury with Father Rabbit


Father Rabbit bathroom

Don’t we all dream about luxury and pampering in our lives? Some time to stop, rejuvenate and nourish our bodies and minds. With three young children I’m craving for this, especially when time for myself is pretty much non-existent at the moment and the thought of curling up and reading a good novel sounds like – heaven!  I’m sure there are a few of you out there nodding your heads right now. So I thought I’d dedicate this post to a place in the home that can make you feel, a little more human. The bathroom.

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Books in a Vintage Drawer


Hi everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend! I thought I’d start the week with a little book storage idea.

Our boys have a big bookshelf in their room, which also holds our daughter’s books but I find over time with all best intentions they tend to accumulate in messy piles in her room.  This weekend I found a sweet way to hold them, by using an old vintage drawer.

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How to Eat a Whole Flat Fish

Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink

A lot of people (including myself at one point) are intimidated by eating a whole fish.  It’s a real shame because nothing compares with the taste of it and it’s the only way that you know that what you’re eating is truly fresh.

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Candle Bright



I’ll be honest; my husband and I don’t celebrate Valentines Day. It’s not that I don’t think it’s a nice idea, a bit like anniversaries; it’s good to have an excuse to reflect and celebrate what you have together. For some reason, early on, we decided not to and instead try to be a bit more spontaneous. It works for us. I wonder how many other people out there are the same?

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Keiko Matsui Ceramic Art


Today I’m showcasing the exquisite ceramic art of Keiko Matsui. I was first introduced, and fell in love with her work during a shop tour that I did last year of a lovely Sydney store, Smallspaces. Keiko was born in Japan and moved to Sydney to study ceramics at the National Art School back in 1999 and has since gone from strength to strength, partaking in many exhibitions and most recently her first solo exhibition at the Sturt Gallery.

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