TAG: New Zealand

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Travel

March 12 2012

Butler Beach House

In our quest to bring you the best from around the globe, we have found some absolute gems across the ditch in New Zealand.

Hotel DeBrett - Auckland

Air New Zealand are taking a bold shot to convince us Australians that NZ isn’t as bad as some people think…titled “The Kiwi Sceptics”, the concept for the campaign sees the airline try to turn around the attitudes of closed-minded Aussie who would rather go to the US, UK or Asia ahead of NZ.

Yellow Treehouse

In the series, Air NZ trick their subjects into thinking they’re flying somewhere like Vegas or Paris, and instead end up in New Zealand.

Lights - Tim Webster Design

The below video is of Sydney hipster, Patrick – a man with his finger on the pulse in Sydney, but no clue about New Zealand.  Check it out.

House

March 20 2012

These minimalist, slightly retro — and dare-we-say cute – lamps come from New Zealand. They are the result of cooperation between veteran craftsman Douglas Snelling and his artist daughter Rebecca Snelling.

They established their company, Workroom, in 2008 and its collection currently includes tables, stools and lamps. In 2010, Rebecca and her partner Paul Dowie opened a physical retail store Douglas + Bec on St. Mary’s Road in Ponsonby, Auckland. It sells not just Workroom pieces but also others that fit their sensibilities of natural raw materials, clean lines and craftsmanship. Douglas + Bec sells also online. - Tuija Seipell

Art

June 18 2012

In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876.

The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.



Before it is gone forever, Hewson wanted to pay homage to the building that used to house a vibrant community. He covered the total of 130 square meters of plywood with mixed-media images depicting artists and others who lived and worked in the building.



Private donations and Hewson's own money covered the $15,000 installation costs. New Zealand-born (in 1985) Mike Hewson is a civil engineer, graduate of Canterbury University (2007). He has worked as a civil engineer in Port Hedland in Western Australia, but has travelled regularly to New Zealand to complete works of art there. He will move permanently back to New Zealand next month and focus on his art full time. - Tuija Seipell

 

Lifestyle

June 5 2013

Lee Broom Table Lamp A$330.00 Francoise Nielly Print A$1500.00 Squirrel Pencil Sharpener $17.00 Leather Pencil Holder With Pencils A$110.00 Candy Vase A$280.00 Tea Egg Infuser A$19.00 Francoise Nielly Print A$1500.00 Tom Dixon Candles $89.00 Koo Koo Letterbox With Side Panels $420.00 Atollo Table Lamp A$2,300.00 Iitalla Sarjaton Glass Tumbler A$55.00 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker A$69.00 Passport Wallet A$55.00 Chalk Money Box A$90.00 Luxury Dog Bed $279.00 iPhone 5 Case $60.00 Tid Designer Watch A$210.00 Turf Paper Weight A$75.00 Francoise Nielly Print A$1500.00 Geo Thermos A$95.00 Tom Dixon Paddle Chopping Board A$165.00

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