New Zealand

Resident: Creating Magic in Design

Resident is a New Zealand design practice driven by Scott Bridgens and Simon James who collaborate with a select group of designers. And as Rebecca Gross learns, its high-quality furniture and lighting is the unique result of these conditions and relationships.

A Little Risqué Retail Design

New Zealand based architect Rufus Alexander Knight created a retail concept for genre defying, Instagram sensation womenswear label Lonely.

Between Two Harbours: A Scrubby Bay Retreat

The rugged isolation of Banks Peninsula in New Zealand is the context for this holiday house by Patterson Associates. Andrea Stevens discusses the remarkable setting and how the architecture works to create a sense of belonging.

The Effortless Charm of Douglas and Bec

Douglas and Bec have been at the forefront of New Zealand design for the past ten years, crafting gorgeous lighting and furniture with honest materials, and collaborating with interior designers and architects close to home, and across the pond.

Talking Design with David Moreland

When asked about his design philosophy, David Moreland says that, at its core, “I don’t think my design philosophy has changed, I still like elegant, simple looking pieces that have a unique twist”. Part of an exciting wave of Kiwi designers, we had a quick chat with Moreland about his latest offerings.

Ocean Envy: 5 top Coastal Homes

Nothing beats a coastal view. Especially if you live inner city, a house with clear horizon and the expanse of the sea to look at is absolute bliss. Here are five homes lucky enough to inhabit the coast and the luxuries that come with it.

A Design informed by New Zealand History: Davis Bure house

Davis Bure House, sitting high upon a hillside at Whale Bay, Northland, is a thoughtful exploration of New Zealand’s history. Both colonial occupation of the land and the Maori response to that has been into consideration in the design, looking at how those events might be woven together. The distinctive high ceilings in particular are a unique design choice for its location, as Pip Cheshire tells us.

A modern beach house informed by an old shed

offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie.




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