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From hand-hewn joinery and divine intervention in a restored church and the effortless accommodation of a home grill big enough for a burger joint, to an off-grid sanctuary with an industrial feel and a luxurious nod to Georgian architecture, South Island-based designers took out many of the top titles at this year’s prestigious National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) Excellence in Design Awards.
From decadent ways to sweeten your day and the prettiest pink tech to monochrome florals, gorgeous glassware and playful accessories, here’s what our editor is coveting this month.
Kiwi creative, actor and environmentalist Bryce Langston launched his YouTube channel Living Big in a Tiny House in 2013, and a decade later, with partner Rasa Pescud, has more than 4.5 million subscribers and a global following. Here he shares a peek inside two of his own New Zealand-based tiny homes.
From bold florals, fresh brights, molten metallics and fancy frills to decadent nods to deliciousness (think dark chocolate, croissants, banana pudding, cakes and coffee), sweeten up your October with a few of our favourite things.
On a recent visit to see friends and family in the South Island, renowned British architect/interior designer Ben Pentreath granted 03 an exclusive interview over lunch at historic Christchurch homestead Mona Vale.
From mood-enhancing homeware and joy-inducing objects to playful accessories and attire, here’s what the 03 team are coveting this month.
A literal hidden gem in the middle of gorgeous untamed nowhere, multi-award-winning build The Lindis defies conventional design ideas and instead takes its cues directly, organically – yet ultimately really quite dramatically – from nature.
From stunning new book Cape to Bluff shot by New Zealand photographer of architecture and publisher Simon Devitt, 03 selected three (all located in the South Island, naturally) of the 30 inspiring houses featured to showcase here.
Cantabrian Kate Williams shares some of her stylish and sought-after ways to repurpose, think creatively and cultivate simple elegance in your home.
Eyesore or icon – whatever the perspective on Sir Miles Warren’s Dorset Street Flats, there’s no denying their significance to New Zealand’s architectural canon.
Ditch the car and instead set out on foot to explore the best of Christchurch’s celebrated architecture with the 2023 update of John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds’ handy pocket guide to the city’s best buildings.
Written by 30 leading women architects, historians and academics and including more than 500 women in New Zealand architecture, Elizabeth Cox’s impressive new tome Making Space is a long-overdue kickstart for the country’s architectural rhetoric.
Chill out in style this month with a few of our favourite things, from pearl hat chains, salted caramel lip scrubs and chic New Zealand-designed inflatable pools to local fashion in lush, laidback shades of green and covetable items to enhance your home.
Interior designer and The Block NZ co-host Shelley Ferguson on understanding colour, and how best to use it in your home.
Christchurch couple Amy Douglas and Mitchell Coll have only been working together a little over a year, but they’ve already notched up some big wins for their cool, clever and innovative designs.
From things that sparkle and homeware with impact, to star-powered books, luxe lip balms, playfully shaped totes and chic chilly bins, here’s what we’re coveting this month.
Liz Carlson shares an extract from her new book, Houseplants and Design on how to style houseplants in your home.
From mood-enhancing florals, bubblegum-pink kicks and bags with bows to luxe makeup compacts and impactful fragrance, here’s what we’re coveting this month.
All the bright and bold interior inspiration you need this spring.
Whether they’re foodies, interiors fanatics or beauty lovers, take inspiration from our newly-weds wishlist for some great gift ideas.
Bold and beautiful homewares.
Tap into The Observatory's heritage style at home.
A stylish new Ōtautahi hotel breathes life into a series of beloved old buildings.
Having overcome muddy slopes and limited-access challenges, this pool project is now up for an award.
Architect Julie Villard brings French flair and très chic sustainability to her freshly built eco house in the port town of Lyttelton.
Queen of kitsch Judy Darragh on her latest Ōtautahi exhibition, the magic of op shops and returning to her hometown.
Style chatted with interior designer, Michelle Laming about her picks for autumn (and winter), where she gets her inspiration from and what it's like designing spaces.
Jonny Hall is always turning his hand to something. We find out about his varied career and his latest venture into the illuminating world of lighting.
Ōtautahi-based creative and gardening enthusiast Julia Atkinson-Dunn shares some sage advice from her new book Flowers for Friends.
Clever landscaping in the outdoor kitchen and around the pool gave this entertainer’s home a resort feel.
With all the regulatory changes this year, is an investment property still a wealth-creation tool? Financial adviser Sarah Bayley offers some insight.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a floor covering. Natural or synthetic? Easy-to-clean or noise-cancelling? Hard-wearing or plush? Michelle Laming shares her interior know-how.
The story started with a jetboat crash and an enamel teapot, and it has forged a partnership deeply connected to Wānaka’s natural environment.
These bedroom companions may actually help boost your sleep.
A place of retreat created in a Lyttelton backyard.
Inspired by Polish salt mines, an award-winning Wānaka bathroom was created to have a “cave-like” feeling.
What’s a ‘small’ garden? Usually urban, it could be many things – a strip between front fence and veranda, a pocket-sized backyard, a courtyard or patio, or even a balcony.
Ever heard of paper towel that can be used up to 75 times?
You won’t find a coffee machine at Sue Gidden’s café and restaurant tucked away in the countryside.
Meet the Christchurch cafe recreated in just four days.
From the house that possums once inhabited through to rusted old saws, Jane Downes transforms the unlovable into the loved.
Recessed into a high country station is a house made predominantly of glass, where you can tuck yourself away for views of the Mackenzie Country and its brilliant night sky.
Just outside of Queenstown is a 27km loop track dug entirely by hand. Tom O’Brien’s journey on the end of a pick mattock has led to an authentic high country experience. Words Shelley Robinson The […]
From sunrise to sunset, visitors to the Fiordland Eco Retreat enjoy views of dramatic mountain ranges and Lake Te Anau, all from the serenity of a house nestled in the hills
Homes with incredible views and a winery tasting room are among the shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.
Christchurch Uncomfortable Silence New and recent works by early career artists will be showcased in an exhibition provoking feelings of doubt and unease. Curated by artist and writer Holly Best, Uncomfortable Silence features works by […]
The home office can be a scourge of paperwork and mess. Interior designer Katy Husband describes how to turn it into a place of creativity and inspiration.
Style goes on a hunt to find the unique, the off-the-grid and the more traditional baches around the country.
When creating your dream outdoor area, there are at least five elements that should not be overlooked.
Some of the biggest names in fashion, dabble, very well, in the world of home design.
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