I have five more New Zealand Made Christmas gift ideas today. The first is something on the wish list to use not as a stool but as a bedside table. Designed by Timothy John and owner of the uber cool Paper Plane Store, The Side Kick low stool would make a very special and practical gift for the furniture design appreciator. It comes in five different steel base colours and two different solid ash hardwood top finishes.
I’m always on the hunt for handmade products with a bit of edge so you could imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the very cool Koromiko online store. Koromiko was founded by Tracey George, a New Zealander based in The States – I know, I know, these clever Kiwis. Tracey curates a beautiful range of international handmade products with the eye for beautiful design. Behind the store is Koromiko’s promise to support independent designers that make goods in small batch runs and who are sustainable in their practices.
Let me introduce you to some beautifully elegant cushions that are the latest addition to the expanding range of affordable luxury brand, CULTIVER.
When I first saw them, I got in touch with Nicolle Sullivan, the founder of CULTIVER and a sponsor of this blog to tell her how much I love them! She told me that she wanted to offer something unique and special to the market so spent quite some time searching to find the perfect fit to her brand. I’m glad she did!
If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram then this is probably of no surprise to you that my home has been featured in the January 2014 issue of Your Home & Garden magazine here in New Zealand. I’m feeling rather excited by it all and I figured that you’d like to join my joy and see a selection of the photos from the spread. Am I right?
You may recall that I was planning a New Zealand month in December where each and every post in that month would be dedicated to the wonderful talent we have here in New Zealand. Well, unfortunately I’ve been a bit under the weather for a few weeks and have had to do the bare minimum so I simply wouldn’t have been able go out and put the energy into this project as I would like to. New Zealand Month is on hold until early next year however I thought I’d put together a little Christmas gift guide of things I love that are made by clever Kiwis.
Hi friends, it’s been ages since I last did an Instagram round up for you, so here’s a little snippet from my feed.
Back at the end of September, Guillaume and I went to the Moët Ice Impérial launch. We were swept off to a secret location to experience the new summer drink. We arrived at the most jaw dropping ocean cliff top “weekender” in Mahurangi, North of Auckland. Oh how the other half, or should I say 1% live…. the views… I’m still swooning!
My middle child turned four last week and I asked him what cake he wanted for his birthday dinner. He was adamant that he wanted a cake with strawberries and cream. I don’t know where he got that from because I don’t recall making one like that in the years that he’d remember. Anyway, strawberries and cream it was.« Previous Entries