Ode to Joy

Making homes with a sense of spirit and retreat

Pac Studio transcends planning strictures and a property bubble to create a sublime minor dwelling

What'll it be?

Case in Point

A collaboration between Danish architects and Japanese furniture makers is now available in Aotearoa.

Down on the shore

A new boutique hotel in Ōtepoti Dunedin celebrates a much older history.

In the Running

From Wānaka to Tutukaka, our rōpū has shortlisted 13 projects for judging in the inaugural Here Awards.

Live in Person

Like what you see here? So do we. Please join us to celebrate the Here Awards at two very special events – we’d love to see you there.

A 1985 house by the late John Scott in Havelock North settles into middle age with loving owners.

Habitual beauty

The Scoop

A new scoop shop in Mt Maunganui blends plant-based ice cream with a sweet fitout.

Strange Arrangement

Burning down the House

After nearly losing everything, designer Bec Snelling has returned with a new brand – and a new way of doing things.

Open Home Sandringham

Please join us in Tāmaki Makaurau for our next Open Home with a house by Pac Studio.

Oh lavender sun

An 1870s cottage and a gentle modern extension by Anna-Marie Chin co-exist happily in a garden outside Arrowtown.

Hair Care

The story behind a new range of solid-state shampoo and conditioner bars has its origins in fiction.

On the Table

ECC debuts a stunning selection from Belgian homewares brand Serax.

Vacant Possession

John Goldwater’s magnificent centre for the Auckland Hebrew Congregation faces an uncertain future.

In the Can

The evolution of the country’s smartest beer labels is thanks to one designer.

Raw Material

With natural textures and a deft touch, Seear-Budd Ross reworks a villa in Brooklyn, Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Geoff Fletcher arranges two light-on-the-land whare on stilts down a vertiginous hillside in Aro Valley.

Cut from sunlight

Colour Wheel

Ben Daly reworks his mother’s 1980s kitchen with bold colour, a streamlined layout – and a little time.

Photography Backwards

Andew Beck makes photograms — cameraless photographs whose slick geometries bely their low-tech origins.

Pitch Perfect

A hard-working beach house in Taranaki by First Light Studio transitions effortlessly to full-time home.

Snack Attack

This recipe for a classic Indian snack is regularly requested of Subhadra Odedra of Sobhna’s.

Part whare, part barn... Stevens Lawson crafts a house on Waiheke Island for contemplation and retreat.

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