Superstitions aside, there is some rational truth to be found behind that old chestnut of getting out of bed on the wrong side. While the actual side you roll out of, is, for those who aren’t partial to Feng Shui, neither here nor there, there is a lot to be said for not only how […]
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Life is a journey punctuated with special moments that make a profound impact on us with such seminal moments as milestones being a time for pause, reflection and celebration – of taking stock of just how far we’ve come and how much we’ve accomplished. This year, outdoor performance footwear giant, Merrell, celebrates their big 4-0, […]
Our world, in so many respects, has been redefined with our values and expectations necessarily shifting in ways we might not have anticipated. And when it comes to achieving that much-needed equilibrium between our physical and emotional wellness, it is only natural that a holistic approach has become front of mind, supported by a renewed […]
Hana is Auckland’s newly opened go-to wellness haven tucked away in the heart of Grey Lynn’s industrial chic development, The Scrap Yard. Brought to life by former pharmacist, Sara Higgins, the creation of Hana – which in Māori means to shine, glow and give out radiance – emerged from an interweaving of her medical background […]
Following Mother Nature’s lead in incorporating natural elements into your home is one of the most powerful ways in which to create that much-needed sanctuary to help keep us cool, calm and connected with the natural world indoors. Even the smallest, simplest of touches that mimic and incorporate the natural world can make all the […]
While a lot of us can’t afford eco-conscious homes built from the ground up with sustainable, energy-saving materials and amenities such as solar panels and fully integrated smart home systems, there are still a lot of ways in which we can make small, budget-friendly changes to our homes in the name of making them more […]
Anyone who has a regular fitness regime will know it takes a bit of organising and effort to get out of your oh-so-warm bed every day and commit to a brisk early morning workout. And while the health benefits in terms of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and an enviable body composition are undeniable, it’s […]
You could be forgiven for thinking they might have fought during the siege of the Hydrax Plateau. And to be fair, the autobots involved may well have benefited greatly from this buzzy wellness ingredient with all the heightened levels of stress and anxiety heading into battle would ordinarily cause. But Adaptogens, in spite of their […]
As the saying goes, you only have one opportunity to make a first impression. This is also true for that first touchpoint of your home, the entrance. This space, after all, shapes first impressions and sets the tone for the rest of your abode, it being the first and last thing people experience when entering […]
An undisturbed good night’s sleep is essential to our survival. Given that most of us will catch around eight hours each night – a whopping third of a day – which clocks up to 229,961 hours in a lifetime or essentially one-third of an average person’s life, it is only natural that we would want […]
While our conception of normalcy might have been shaken to the core over the last year or so and heightened our need for escapism, it has certainly not muted the ability of fashion to inspire and evolve. Fortunately for us, the ultimate in escapist joy from this ever-dynamic realm can be appreciated right at our […]
Workplace culture remains one of the top factors influencing employee happiness. And with more people working from home than ever before, the importance of bringing your team together and reconnecting has never been more important. Investing in team-building activities will not only help your team learn more about each other in terms of how each […]
Sometimes when you are right in the middle of it, it can be difficult to really appreciate the shifting tectonic plates of large social transformation taking place around us. Things like the polarisation of politics, the rise of social justice, LBGTQI+ rights and #MeToo have been the eruption points (to stick with the moving ground...
Sarah Walden Actress, Entrepreneur, and Licenced Real Estate Salesperson MJRE I advocate for change by… Embracing my uniqueness and engaging with everyone at face value, soul value, depending on the moment. To me, success means… Balance. I’d name my autobiography… Progressing Imperfectly, Perfectly. I made my first dollar… Selling pine cones at the end...
Debbie Van Leeuwen Franchise Owner for GJ Gardner Homes (Manukau & East Auckland) The change I want to see in the next 12 months is… More females entering into the construction industry, whether it be in the trades or leadership roles. Females bring diversity of thought to a traditionally male-dominated industry. G.J. Gardner is...
Lisa Booth CEO and co-founder of Kete Kai The gender stereotype I can’t stand… That women are too emotional. Emotion is physiological, and it’s such a powerful tool. If we lean in to that, we can see and feel situations before they happen. I say we should embrace emotion, and allow ourselves to feel...
The WFH era in which we have found ourselves has created a ripple effect in more ways than one with perhaps one of the more obvious byproducts being the prioritising of an attitude that honours the importance of basic comforts and joy. A sense of mindfulness for well-being and all things comfortable, low-maintenance and cosy. […]
The interior design universe is constantly throwing the next latest and greatest trend at us with which to freshly curate and spruce up our homes. And of late, it seems to be having a moment with daisies and wild cottage flowers in taking a leaf from the cultural movement coined around 2018 that celebrates slow […]
Ah, the perils of having fine hair. Sure, it might be super-easy to style on the go and require little blow-drying, but it is notoriously finicky and with the tendency to go from a freshly coiffed vision of beachy waves to limp and lifeless in a matter of just a few hours. Not ideal when […]
Some things in life are worth living for, it often being the small pleasures that give us the most joy. And for foodies, pizza just might be the most perfect food ever invented. For partaking in a slice of what many would classify as heaven, is an experience that invites all the senses – the […]
New Zealand is one of the most thermally active places on the planet. Being conveniently located over two active tectonic plates with an abundance of geothermal energy brimming at the earth’s surface in the form of bubbling mud pools, spitting vents and erupting geysers, fortunately there is more to this picture postcard of primordia with […]
The Māori New Year has always been celebrated with the rising of the Matariki constellation on the Eastern horizon. This year, the star cluster also known as Pleiades, sets on 2 Pipiri/June and rises on 2 to 5 Takurua/July, seeing a whole raft of special performances and events around the country pay homage to these […]
Winter is easily the best time of year for many. It is, after all, high season for roaring fires, wooly knits, mugs of homemade hot cocoa and just generally all things cozy and Hygge. Though amid the joys that come with rugging up at this time of year, there is one part of our body […]
If Hyundai’s future business road map Strategy 2025 is anything to go by, the auto giant is on quite the mission to redefine “the electric mobility lifestyle” and with the recent arrival of a fresh new iteration of their game-changing Kona Electric in the Series II, their case for electrification has never been stronger. Amid...
While we can all appreciate a tentative approach to venturing further afield, and the best thing about 2021 is still perhaps that it simply isn’t 2020, here are some exciting new offerings from around the world to look forward to when the time is right. Sydney’s VIVID 2021 After taking a raincheck in 2020, […]
Whether you’re starting with a clean slate or hoping to improve upon an existing space for your child in which to flourish, their bedroom is most likely where they will spend most of their time not only sleeping but playing, learning and creating. It should therefore be a place of freedom and expression, as well […]
As food and drink pairings go, matching wine and beer is nothing new. Pairing whisky with food, however, is a combination that might not spring immediately to mind, it traditionally being a drink taken after the meal. The popularity of the idea, however, is swiftly growing. And if you consider the sheer variety of whisky […]
With some careful space planning, a well-thought-out wardrobe to liberate your “floordrobe” and give your garments the attention they deserve, will not only make your day-to-day life easier but is a covetable interior feature that will add value to your home. Here we share our essential walk-in wardrobe checklist to help you create that perfect...
There’s a certain dichotomy to the concept of innovation. On one hand, innovation uses the cutting-edge technology to shape its evolution. On the other hand, it seems to have a mind of its own and often the pathway to the future takes on a very organic trajectory. This is kind of the magic of it...
Australian designer Nic Graham established his own interior design studio Nic Graham & Assoc. in 1998 with a focus on the hospitality, commercial and high-end residential sectors. His close knit team of architects, technical craftsmen and landscape designers, who frequently collaborate with local artists, crafts people, florists, graphic and fashion designers and even chefs, have […]
As the swift trajectory of modern life seems to become more hectic and frenetic by the day, it is no surprise the art of simple living in the way of Zen has increased in popularity as we search for that perfect antidote to offset the stresses of daily life. Though its origins are in China […]
Innovative, enduring designs underscored by robust construction are the hallmarks of Australian furniture company, King. Since their beginnings in 1977, King have made a name for themselves with their award-winning furniture, including of particular note their iconic modular sofas. The King story is one that has all the hallmarks of a furniture brand, which from […]
The outdoors industry has no shortage of money shots sporting the stereotypical embodiment of an “adventurer” – athletic weekend warriors at one with their hands-free hydration packs, standing on rocky outcrops looking positively fresh post knocking out of the park some gnarly endurance trail. That is all well and good, though if you dig a […]
Resilience and grit are often two lauded qualities for those who want to get ahead in whatever chosen field they want to get ahead in. From business to sports to entertainment – if you want to stand out from the crowd, you need to fight through the pain of practice, you need to sacrifice important...
The term “holistic” has become an ubiquitous buzzword peddled on every corner of the wellbeing and beauty scene in today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven world. But it is one, for obvious reasons, that optimists would envisage is here to stay as an all-encompassing treating-the-whole approach to a healthy body, mind and soul not only from the outside-in...
The world of whisky is truly vast and diverse with countless different brands and expressions let alone blends, age statements, flavour profiles and finishes. While this might be an enticing prospect for the initiated, it can be daunting for those who are new to the formidable amber nectar. Though if your interest has been piqued […]
Those who are partial to a fine whisky will know it is more than just a drink, and like a good book, is rather hard to put down. Though to attribute that solely to its beautifully complex and subtle flavour offerings is just the tip of the iceberg if you consider the depth and richness […]
It takes a certain vision, tenacity and style to forge a brand that captures the attention of women, fashion editors and female entrepreneurs alike. For Kate Brosnahan Spade, it all started in 1993 when she spied a distinct lack of stylish, affordable and sensible handbags, and set out to craft her own – just six...
When decades of dedication and a profound passion for the elaboration of champagne reaches a heady height, in the case of Piper-Heidsieck’s then Chief Winemaker Régis Camus, such a moment epitomising the maison’s history, philosophy, style and their heart and soul, would be the composing of their Rosé Sauvage. The expression of Rosé Sauvage […]
Huawei is heating up the market with some new releases that are right up there as top-notch value-for-money propositions, offering a fair swag of the winning attributes that make their pro counterparts so stellar but for a fraction of the price. First off, Huawei has upped the ante on its wearable devices with enhanced updates...