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Designer Richard Clarkson Has His Head in the Clouds

Designer Richard Clarkson Has His Head in the Clouds

For people living in the forest of skyscrapers like Manhattan, seeing the open sky is often not always part of their everyday scenery, according to Epoch Times correspondent Robert Jay Watson. With his ‘Cloud’…

Rodin Reveals Formula One-Like Hypercar

Rodin Reveals Formula One-Like Hypercar

The car you see here might look and drive like a Formula One model, but it’s actually the work of a New Zealand-based hypercar brand, Rodin Cars, Sam Jeremic writes in a motoring story…

Davinia Sutton Kitchen Design Wins Major Award

Davinia Sutton Kitchen Design Wins Major Award

The world’s best kitchen has been unveiled at a prestigious annual design awards ceremony in London. Alice Murphy reports for the Daily Mail on the prize, which was won by New Zealander Davinia Sutton. The…

Inside Inner-City Garden of Chef Margot Henderson

Inside Inner-City Garden of Chef Margot Henderson

New Zealand-born London-based chef and co-owner of Rochelle Canteen Margot Henderson talks to The Telegraph about how she became a gardener and what she loves most about her inner-city garden for the “occasional” column,…

Designer Sandra Nunnerley an Expert in Detail

Designer Sandra Nunnerley an Expert in Detail

The work of US-based interior designer Sandra Nunnerley features in a recent French special of Architectural Digest, ‘Le Grand Guide 2019’ – ‘The 100 Decorators of the Moment’, as well as in Hamptons Cottages…

Store Your Bike in Velohawk’s Bespoke Pods

Store Your Bike in Velohawk’s Bespoke Pods

This is what Rouleur magazine had to say about the New Zealand-created innovation, the Velohawk: “So you’ve decided, picked out and bought your dream bike. It’s delivered, well protected and built with a precision…

Bayley LuuTomes Plants Winning Woodland

Bayley LuuTomes Plants Winning Woodland

“(An) exhibit that defied regular display-garden expectations (at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show) was the one created by New Zealand designer Bayley LuuTomes,” Megan Backhouse reports for The Sydney Morning Herald. “While…

Designer Richard Clarkson Looks to the Stars

Designer Richard Clarkson Looks to the Stars

Intrepid visitors to the Architectural Digest Design Show on in New York during March braved lashings of chilly rain to get there. But inside, the elements were the source of inspiration, and included an exhibition…

Garden Designer Bayley LuuTomes Wins in Melbourne

Garden Designer Bayley LuuTomes Wins in Melbourne

New Zealand garden designer Bayley LuuTomes has ticked a career goal off his bucket list and won a bronze medal in the process at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show – the…

Sophie Rowley Makes Furniture From Denim

Sophie Rowley Makes Furniture From Denim

New Zealand-born, Berlin-based designer Sophie Rowley gives new life to discarded post-consumer denim offcuts by recycling them into pieces of furniture with marble-like markings. Called Bahia Denim, Rowley’s material development project has seen her transform…

Fisher and Paykel Introduce Organic Modernism to US

Fisher and Paykel Introduce Organic Modernism to US

“What is it like to be a well established heritage brand in your own country, only to find yourself as the innovative upstart on the other side of the globe?” Design Milk’s tech editor…

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ron Holland

Lifetime Achievement Award for Ron Holland

Every winter, the world’s best superyacht designers and builders gather with some of the world’s most passionate yacht owners to ski, party, share ideas and inspiration, and most of all, to recognise the most…

Master Class in Furniture with Cassandra Ellis

Master Class in Furniture with Cassandra Ellis

New Zealand-born furniture designer Cassandra Ellis has taken a laid-back approach to decorating her south London flat, and shares her tips for a tranquil home with the UK’s Sunday Star Times. In the past six…

New McLaren Spider a Car with Heritage

New McLaren Spider a Car with Heritage

Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander, started racing in his teens and worked his way up to Formula One driver, winning the US Grand Prix in 1959 and, at age 22, was the youngest such…

Chile’s WineBox Hotel a Hit with Tourists

Chile’s WineBox Hotel a Hit with Tourists

An environmentally friendly container hotel owned by New Zealand-born winemaker Grant Phelps has become a popular tourist spot for visitors to the port of Valparaíso, Chile. WineBox, a wine themed hotel,…

New Zealanders Win Prestigious German Design Awards

New Zealanders Win Prestigious German Design Awards

Christchurch designer Davinia Sutton of Detail by Davinia Sutton has just won a massive three German Design Awards for Interior Architecture 2019, for two kitchens and a bathroom. And Wellington designer Damian Hannah of…

Yacht Designer Ron Holland on US Book Tour

Yacht Designer Ron Holland on US Book Tour

His career didn’t exactly start in Florida, but the Tampa Bay area was a key marker on lauded yacht designer, New Zealander Ron Holland’s long, successful journey. A visionary, an adventurer, a tireless innovator and…

Coco Wolf at Vanguard of Luxury Yachting Furnishing

Coco Wolf at Vanguard of Luxury Yachting Furnishing

Luxury outdoor furniture is an essential feature of every luxury yachting experience, helping owners and guests enjoy their ocean adventures in the upmost comfort and style. According to Paul Joseph writing for Superyachts.com, at…

Allbirds Creates Eye Mask for Air New Zealand

Allbirds Creates Eye Mask for Air New Zealand

Shoes from Allbirds, the Leonardo DiCaprio-backed sustainable brand co-founded by New Zealander Tim Brown, have quickly morphed into a consumer favourite. Now via a partnership with Air New Zealand, the…

Designer Emilia Wickstead Sets Her Dream Table

Designer Emilia Wickstead Sets Her Dream Table

In a style feature for the UK’s Sunday Times, New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead reveals her perfect dinner setting, alongside tables created by American Rosie Assoulin and English jewellery designer Sabine Getty. “The first thing…

Kotimana Just the Boat the Kemps Always Wanted

Kotimana Just the Boat the Kemps Always Wanted

Two years of hard work came to fruition recently, when the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Washington, in the United States, launched the newly finished Dark Harbor 17 ½ sailboat, ‘Kotimana’. The yacht…

Sailing for Everyone Says Yacht Maker Ron Holland

Sailing for Everyone Says Yacht Maker Ron Holland

The gleaming yachts moored in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour are indelibly tied to wealth. Ron Holland would appear to fit the bill. The sailor’s 33-metre yacht Avalon, which he designed, is valued at a jaw-dropping…

Veere Grenney Beautifies Grenadines Beach Folly

Veere Grenney Beautifies Grenadines Beach Folly

On the Caribbean island of Mustique, interior designer New Zealander Veere Grenney has redesigned a bamboo house that is a study in neutrals and natural materials, set off by the green of the palms…

Aspen Chalet Gets the Sandra Nunnerley Touch

Aspen Chalet Gets the Sandra Nunnerley Touch

Wellington-born New York-based interior designer Sandra Nunnerley’s recent Aspen project, a reinvented ski chalet, features in AD France. The home was designed by American architect Alan Wanzenburg for a former Olympic sailing champion and his family….

Isaac Burrough Reveals 28m Motor Yacht Concept

Isaac Burrough Reveals 28m Motor Yacht Concept

Amsterdam-based designer New Zealander Isaac Burrough has released his latest concept, a 28m motor yacht that draws inspiration from the world of product design. Eschewing the more commonplace reference points of architecture and automotive design,…

Singapore Home with New Zealand Sense of Space

Singapore Home with New Zealand Sense of Space

The Singapore apartment of New Zealander Richard Lee and his wife Priscilla Chong was reconfigured to suit their needs, let in plenty of light and maximise views of the sea. Lee and Chong bought the…

Keeping Bespoke Designs in the Wickstead Family

Keeping Bespoke Designs in the Wickstead Family

When New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead’s mother and business partner, Angela Wickstead, quietly launched a bespoke linen company last year, it didn’t take long for it to catch on among the city’s most discerning…

Karaka Kitchen Makes Prestigious London Awards

Karaka Kitchen Makes Prestigious London Awards

A Karaka kitchen designed by Shane George is one of just two international entries to make the finals of the SBID International Design Awards in the KBB Design category. Winners…

New Zealanders Win at Good Design Awards Australia

New Zealanders Win at Good Design Awards Australia

Wellington-based design agency Chrometoaster have won the won the Good Design of the Year Award at the Good Design Awards Australia in Sydney with Game of…

Tom Hudson Showcases Rare Plants in Cornwall

Tom Hudson Showcases Rare Plants in Cornwall

The recent Rare Plant Fair at Tregrehan Garden in Cornwall is important for Britain’s horticultural heritage. The 8-hectare garden at Tregrehan is one of the finest in the country and is the home of…

Isaac Hindin-Miller Likes Alphabet City

Isaac Hindin-Miller Likes Alphabet City

New York resident, New Zealand-born DJ and influencer Isaac Hindin-Miller, of the Isaac Likes blog, has been a fixture in the fashion world for nearly a decade, working for top menswear brands and writing…

Resident’s Dark Matter Brightens Milan Design Week

Resident’s Dark Matter Brightens Milan Design Week

Auckland lighting and furniture design firm Resident has been exhibiting off-site at Milan Design Week since the company was established by Simon James and Scott Bridgens in 2011. This year,

Inside Cassandra Ellis’ Bright London Haven

Inside Cassandra Ellis’ Bright London Haven

Interior designer and author New Zealand-born Cassandra Ellis and her husband Ed Prichard, a branding creative director, live in a split-level, two-bedroom apartment in a converted school in Battersea, London. Inside, according to the…

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

Ulysses One of the Year’s Largest Yachts

The Graeme Hart-commissioned 107m megayacht Ulysses was one of the six largest yachts delivered in 2016, according to Business Insider. Built by Norwegian commercial shipyard Kleven as their first yacht, Ulysses has been referred to…

Cox London Carving a Life Force

Cox London Carving a Life Force

“In an industrial site in north London, behind an anonymous brick façade, lies an awe-inspiring emporium, with bronze foundry and workshop attached. This is the headquarters of Cox London, a husband-and-wife-led team of designer-makers…

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

Travelling Not so Light with Anouska Hempel

New Zealand-born London socialite and former Bond Girl Anouska Hempel is also renowned for her sumptuous architectural interiors and eye for detail, according to the Telegraph. Having opened London’s first boutique hotel, Blakes in 1978,…

Kopupaka Reserve Wins World Landscape of the Year 2016

Kopupaka Reserve Wins World Landscape of the Year 2016

Kopupaka Reserve – “an Auckland wetlands reserve featuring “woven” timber structures has been named World Landscape of the Year 2016 at the World Architecture Festival,” writes Amy Frearson for Dezeen. The reserve, a…

WooJai Lee’s PaperBricks Objects of the Moment

WooJai Lee’s PaperBricks Objects of the Moment

Korean-New Zealander, designer WooJai Lee has given newspapers a second life transforming them into multifunctional blocks. PaperBricks are sturdy, but soft to the touch. Netherlands-based Lee turns discarded newspapers into a pulp, mixes…

Anouska Hempel Gives London Hotel a Sleek New Makeover

Anouska Hempel Gives London Hotel a Sleek New Makeover

“As one of the first classic boutique townhouse hotels in London, The Franklin has recently experienced an extraordinarily stylish revamp—and designed by none other than the Bond-Girl-turned hotelier/interior designer Anouska Hempel,” writes Hana Hong…

This Is the Castle That Dot Smith Built

This Is the Castle That Dot Smith Built

As a child New Zealander Dot Smith dreamed of living in a castle. Growing up on an isolated farm in the 1960s entertainment was scarce – so Dot read, and planned her escape. Five…

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Charlie McCormick Restores English Country Garden

Why is it that the non-English – like New Zealand-born florist Charlie McCormick (pictured right) – do classic English so much better than we do? the Telegraph’s Sarah Raven asks. On Raven’s arrival at his…

At Home with Attica Owner and Chef Ben Shewry

At Home with Attica Owner and Chef Ben Shewry

The owner of internationally renowned Melbourne restaurant Attica, New Zealand-born chef Ben Shewry, 39, who commutes for more than three hours a day from his coastal home, says the long drive to work is…

Isaac Burrough Concept Catamaran a Luxury Statement

Isaac Burrough Concept Catamaran a Luxury Statement

New Zealand-born designer Isaac Burrough has inaugurated a new yacht design studio in Amsterdam with the release of a 60m sailing catamaran concept, featuring an infinity pool, a 12-person cinema and a glass-bottom jacuzzi. A…

Sandra Nunnerley’s Serene Upper East Side Apartment

Sandra Nunnerley’s Serene Upper East Side Apartment

When Wellington-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley became aware of two apartments in an Upper East Side building by the legendary New York Beaux-Arts firm, she knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. Nunnerley…

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Kiwi Teen Creates Ball Gowns Using Rubbish Bags

Pukekohe teen Havilah Koledoye has created elaborate ball gowns using plastic bags, as reported in The Daily Mail. Plastic “is quite durable, you can stretch it to anything, it doesn’t rip or tear…

Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Garden a Magical Surprise

Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Garden a Magical Surprise

New Zealand-born garden designer and horticulturist Cheryl Boyd’s Stringybark Cottage garden is one of eight private Australian gardens featured in Phaidon’s account of worldwide gardens, The Gardener’s Garden. Sydney Morning Herald garden columnist Robin Powell…

United Strangers Interiors March into Vegas Market

United Strangers Interiors March into Vegas Market

New Zealand designer Logan Komorowski took his United Strangers brand to the recent Winter Las Vegas Furniture Market; the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Komorowski’s military aesthetic. In the 1940s, battleship gray and army green…

New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Pools

New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Pools

“New Zealand inspires all those, who want to get away from cold weather to have a nice break from everything,” according to the Austrian travel magazine tip-online. One way to do that is…

Scott Kelly Creates Flags for Star Wars Galaxy

Scott Kelly Creates Flags for Star Wars Galaxy

New Zealand-born Scott Kelly, an advertising art director based in London, has spent “way, way too long” designing flags for 103 planets in the Star Wars universe. Kelly has created flags for planets featured not…

Cassandra Ellis Welcomes the Return of the Quilt

Cassandra Ellis Welcomes the Return of the Quilt

With quilting growing in popularity and a new wave of designers exploring age old techniques in their work, the Telegraph looks at how the humble hand-stitched blanket is back in favour precisely because it…

Stephanie Liu Masks Pollution Beautifully

Stephanie Liu Masks Pollution Beautifully

New Zealand-born designer Stephanie Liu’s Lumoscura smog mask, recently on show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Fashion 4wrd exhibition, is combatting pollution “beautifully”, according to the Observer. Liu created the piece…

Thomas Pavitte Revives the Art of Dot-to-Dot

Thomas Pavitte Revives the Art of Dot-to-Dot

New Zealand-born designer Thomas Pavitte is taking a minimalist approach to the current craze for adult colouring books, requiring his readers to draw the images themselves and turning dot-to-dot drawing into an art form. Pavitte…

Amazing Grace – Designer Sandra Nunnerley

Amazing Grace – Designer Sandra Nunnerley

“Designer Sandra Nunnerley doesn’t decorate (or live) by rules, bringing a tasteful form-meets-function approach to her Upper East Side apartment”, writes Wendy Goodman for Departures Magazine. The furniture in her own home, a fifth-floor…

Lujo’s Free-Standing Hammock a Visual Masterpiece

Lujo’s Free-Standing Hammock a Visual Masterpiece

A free-standing hammock designed by New Zealand-based company Lujo features in the Dallas Morning News Home & Gardening section. Lujo, which designs and manufactures top-of-the-line lounge furniture, describes its free-standing hammock as “a functional sculpture…

Rowland Perry Transforming Skateboards into Kitchen Tools

Rowland Perry Transforming Skateboards into Kitchen Tools

As a child growing up in rural New Zealand, Rowland Perry always had the need for a blade. Now, the Sydney-based skater and designer is making his own, refashioning old skateboards into bespoke kitchen…

Anouska Hempel publishes a book on interior design

Anouska Hempel publishes a book on interior design

“Anouska Hempel” – the New Zealand interior designer’s book has been featured in New York Times Style Magazine.   Hempel’s style – an “elusive mixture of discipline and romance” changes course “from baroque homage to…