From the editor August 2014

It is 10pm and I’m just back from an evening seminar. I am hungry and I want buttery, Marmite-y toast and a big mug of tea. It’s a modest enough craving but, because I’m staying in a hotel on a work trip, it is impossible to make Marmite toast. This makes me want it even [...]


From the Editor July 2014

Want to get your home on the cover of NZ House & Garden? You’ll need interesting furniture, cohesive colours. Your space will display a sure sense of style and – most important – it’ll need a fresh twist to grab attention at the news-stand. It’s a big ask. In the past the people behind our [...]


From the Editor May 2014

NZ house & Garden is sometimes called an “interiors” magazine and, on one level, that’s a perfect description. More than any other mainstream magazine, we cover the detail of what’s inside Kiwi homes: cushions and curtains and appliances and carpets and chairs and crockery and paint colours… and so on. When it comes to interiors, [...]

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Sally Duggan & Barbara Barry

From the Editor April 2014

It is, perhaps, a truism to say renowned American designer Barbara Barry is a visual person but, after meeting her on her recent visit to Auckland, I have to say it’s also the true-est and most significant thing about her. I was allocated half an hour with Barbara Barry in a line-up of media appointments. [...]

Sally Duggan - March 2014

From the Editor March 2014

Autumn is coming, and here at NZ House & Garden everyone’s planning their winter escape. Deputy editor Rosemary leaves soon for Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast. A few weeks later, editorial assistant Andrea heads to New York, her Lonely Planet guide bristling with Post-it notes (top of the to-do list: window shopping at Bergdorf [...]