Design

Lett it Be

Tāmaki Makaurau’s Michael Lett gallery expands into a former church hall next door.

Sign of the Times

Designer Tyrone Ohia on creating the official tohu for Matariki.

Illumination

These sculptural light sources refuse to be overshadowed.

See Life

A new watchtower by Crosson Architects peers out from the dunes of North Piha.

Hand in Hand

An online store by Jungeun Lee weaves together two worlds.

Down to Earth

A custom wool carpet brings richness and refinement to an Ivan Mercep gem in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Fire in the Belly

With her Myriad Stove, Amy Pearce endeavours to counter a silent epidemic.

On Balance

Città opens a new trade showroom in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Sugar Rush

Live the sweet life with playful artworks and candy-coloured accoutrements.

A Favourite Thing: Sammy-Rose Scapens

Sammy-Rose Scapens has a soft spot for the Lampe de Marseille by Le Corbusier.

The New Local

An iconic building in Te Whanganui-a-Tara welcomes a novel neighbourhood bistro.

Pumped Up

Architect Gerard Dombroski explores the possibilities of hydroformed furniture.

A Good Eye

Isle of Eden unveils a new retail space with a focus on style and sustainability.

Just Call Me Sentimental

Here photographers document favourite summer things.

Child's Play

A vibrant new preschool by Parsonson Architects brings life to a Palmerston North retail zone.

The Caring Kind

A new buy-one, gift-one blanket scheme is spreading warmth across Aotearoa.

People vs Place

A dual exhibition at explores how we interact with the built environment.

Fine Lines

New arrivals from ClassiCon at Matisse.

Department of Fashion

A new department store opens in a quiet backstreet in Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Cut a Rug

Making beautiful things from carpet-industry cast-offs.

Design & Making

Città’s heads of textile and product design reflect on the Here Awards.

Colour on Show

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

Laidback Lounge

Blah Blah Blah

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

When Life Gives You Lemons

Here photographers document favourite things in lockdown.

Double or Nothing

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

Making the Bed

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

In the Can

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

Burning down the House

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

Down on the shore

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

Case in Point

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

Light Industry

Makes of fashion.

Power to the People

New releases from Powersurge.

A Favourite Thing: Lisa Webb

Laksa bowl by Emily Siddell and Mark Goody of Ace Firers.

Capsule Collection

David Moreland’s furniture is now available at Città.

Raw Luxury

New designs from Tim Webber mark a subtle change in direction.

Island Life

Jasmax draws on natural forms to design a new community on a spectacular site in Takapuna, Auckland.

Aced It

Mark Goody and Emily Siddell of Ace Firers have released a new range of limited-edition, wheel-thrown ceramics for Everyday Needs.

Light Work

Artemide releases a poppy update on its iconic Tolomeo table lamp.

Mobile Home

Exploring the possibilities of the humble caravan.

Bend, Scoop

Dusk til Dawn

A new installation at Auckland’s port lights up the night.

Don't Just Sit There, Do Something

How to design an ergonomic chair that doesn’t look like one, by Kent Parker and Paul Wilkinson of Formway.

A Favourite Thing: Henri Sayes

The PH 5 pendant by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen

Howzat

A private cricket pavilion at Point Wells

Depth Warmth Winter

A startling collection of winter things as the country emerges from lockdown.

Big Corner Site Potential

A new book rediscovers a forgotten — and endangered — modernist classic by Len Hoogerbrug in suburban Hastings.

Socks and Pencils

Stylist and maker Jiho Yun takes her story online.

Cabinet Makers

In the days after lockdown, Cazador’s Rebecca Smidt and Dariush Lolaiy opened a delicatessen from a space that used to be their private dining room.

Club Rules

Cheshire Architects design an organic new wing for the historic Northern Club in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Hide and Seek

New discoveries in a domestic scene

Close to Home

A neighbourhood wine bar opens in suburban Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Lateral Approach

Powersurge applies an elegant and intelligent angle to task lighting.

Craft Work

Kaukau, in Pōneke Wellington, blurs the lines between art and retail.

Alma Mater

More please: an eatery designed by Jack McKinney has much to offer.

Beaut Ute

A novel addition to a Toyota Hilux is a surprise on the road and at the campsite.

The Simple Life

Dee Johnston and her new range of sustainable baby sleepwear, Plain & Simple.

On the Fly

Furniture designer Leo Wolff makes 100 prototypes in 100 days.

Intrepid Approach

A boutique hotel opens just off Cuba Street in downtown Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Take a Seat

A classic cardboard stool by Riki Watanabe is finally available in New Zealand.

Young & Beautiful

Yu Mei’s new store in Tāmaki Makaurau blurs the boundary between domestic and retail.

Domestic Chaos

Art, objects and botanicals celebrate the season.

Clean Living

A new range of bathroom accessories brings relief to those with chrome fatigue.

Mise En Place

Playing with memory and function in a kitchen inspired by Hong Kong.