Winners Circle

Our best house 2021: an ethereal pavilion by Jack McKinney

Jack McKinney hides an abstracted pavilion on a tiny site behind a heritage villa in Freemans Bay, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Light Well

Making the Bed

Ted Synnott has made a very beautiful bed, and we want to lie in it.

Material Craft

Pac Studio picks the best notes from a 1970s playbook and strikes new, harmonious chords in this remake of a 1970s townhouse.

Double or Nothing

The people behind Ōtautahi favourite Lux work with Johnstone Callaghan Architects to create more good vibes.

When Life Gives You Lemons

Here photographers document favourite things in lockdown.

Faced with a flat paddock and rolling views, Patchwork Architecture designs a sophisticated response.

Meadow Fresh

Corner Store

A new local settles into Kingsland, Tāmaki Makaurau, ready to feed its residents.

Open Home Gisborne

Our Open Home series with Dulux heads to a clever courtyard house in Gisborne, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

Soil & Seed

A mail-order organic seed supplier is a home-grown business with food security at the forefront.

Site Unseen

Uncovering an intriguing house by two modernist architects above Moncks Bay in Ōtautahi.


Natalie Parke and Dom Glamuzina challenge expectations with a compact bach on the hill at Tairua.

Blah Blah Blah

A new brand of oat milk grown and processed here in Aotearoa sets out to be as boring as possible.

When McCaHon met Dibble and Hackshaw

A magnificent new book by Bridget Hackshaw – daughter of architect James Hackshaw – celebrates a unique collaboration.

Laidback Lounge

Colour on Show

Dulux announces the winners of its Colour Awards 2021. In short: this is a time to be bold and brave.

A 1970s office building by Trengrove & Blunt finds new life as a home and studio in central Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Down Town

Home Maker

When Inhouse moved its design studio to a quiet pocket of bush in Birkenhead, Tāmaki Makaurau, a garden was top of mind.

Art in the Time of Covid

A new art festival stages offsite – and online – shows around Aotearoa.

Good as Gold

Bergendy Cooke designs a Central Otago home that takes cues from its surroundings and the historic local vernacular.

Fire in your Belly

A fail-safe – and delicious – laksa recipe from The Engine Room.

A sleek addition wrapped around a pool brings a new dimension to an old bungalow.

In the Swim


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