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HOME Magazine NZ

HOME Magazine NZ August 2018

HOME covers the best New Zealand architecture, design and interiors. It features inspirational, ingenious and just plain breathtaking homes from all over the country – as well as new restaurants, exciting art and the latest furniture releases.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

The last time we faced a housing crisis of this magnitude was after World War II, when thousands of returned servicemen wanted to settle down all at once, and when my grandparents finally found somewhere to rent in 1949, not long after they got married. The half villa on Gillies Avenue in Epsom, Auckland, was cold and draughty, but it was home. Over the past few months, I’ve often wondered what they’d make of the mess we’ve made, again, of housing – only this time, we don’t even have a war to blame. We’ve failed to think about land supply or density. We’ve failed to think about financing. And we’ve failed to think about how and where new homes should be built. Moreover, we’ve made our houses too big and too expensive.…

3 min.

Michael Moore-Jones Michael found a home and education in a flat designed by Ernst Plischke and built by his art-collector grandparents Frank and Lyn Corner (p.126). What was the best part about living in the ‘Corner Flat’? There’s something truly special about the flat as a retreat, despite the fact that it’s essentially in the middle of Wellington. Living there was an opportunity to engage with the history of New Zealand’s art, architecture and design. Reading Plischke’s book Design and Living in a space he designed, or Professor Leonard Bell’s recent book Strangers Arrive, surrounded by examples of émigrés’ contributions to our culture, made it all so much more tangible. Tell us about writing of a place that’s so close to you. Some of my earliest memories are of this property, and that…

1 min.

Design— From New York to Venice, Wellington to Auckland, and a few places in between, you’ll find much to celebrate in design.…

1 min.
plate up

From Wellington brothers Leonardo and Lorenzo Bresolin, who gave the capital city Scopa and The Bresolin, 1154 Pastaria is a new eatery offering a casual dining experience. “We didn’t want it to be that stereotypical Italian restaurant,” says Leonardo, “so we’ve used tiles and traditional colours in a different way.” What’s the vision behind 1154 Pastaria? LEONARDO BRESOLIN A place that makes fresh pasta daily, cooking all the classic dishes everyone can relate to, with a strong focus on quality organic, natural and free-range ingredients from New Zealand suppliers. It’s a fast-casual eatery where you order on arrival. The restaurant is in the 1920s Hallenstein’s clothing factory – what heritage elements have you kept? The three stained-glass window panels and front doors were all that were left for us, so it was…

2 min.
new canvas

New York-based New Zealand designer Lucy Tupu and Max Gimblett have developed a range of 12 rugs from the artist’s lesser-known ink-on-paper works. How did the project start? LUCY TUPU Max and I met in the Fall of 2016 in New York at a Kiwi event. Being a huge fan of his work, I immediately introduced myself. During our chat, I mentioned I would love to visit his studio – the following week we were sitting together in his Bowery studio of some 30-odd years and began discussing a collaboration. I knew this was an incredible opportunity and a very special chance for me to work alongside Max. You drew from Gimblett’s work on paper – what was the appeal? His colourful paintings have deep roots in the New Zealand and New…

2 min.
oh baby

Tane Williams and Emma Lyell rehabbed a classic when they took over the space that is now Bestie, at the sunny end of St Kevins Arcade on Auckland’s Karangahape Road. They recently opened their second cafe, Baby, which is tucked away down a side street in Eden Terrace. “It’s been great discovering Eden Terrace as a little design enclave,” says Williams. “The area is crammed with shared spaces and design-minded businesses – hopefully Baby complements this and provides something yummy for lunch.” You’re hidden away here. What was the attraction? TANE WILLIAMS The kitchen. We’ve always made everything in-house at Bestie but were limited by the small kitchen – trying to bake nice cakes during a busy service was getting to be a bit of a nightmare. The kitchen here is…