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She was the first woman ever to pass Unitec’s New Zealand Certificates in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying, and until recently Kellie Hinton was the…

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Heavens above, aren’t these Halo vases produced at Powersurge’s West Auckland workshop divine? A highly refined design hand-forged from solid brass, they make a strong, simple statement unadorned or with a single sculptural stem tilted just so, or you could offset their clean lines with unruly sprays of foraged flowers. powersurge.co.nz
For your dining table, here, there or anywhere, the Sacha chair by Philippe Malouin for Resident has a geometric folded backrest, giving it a playful visual appeal that belies the ultimate sensible resting angle it provides for your back. Launched last month at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, it’s upholstered in Kvadrat’s Hallingdal 65 fabric, a classic wool-blend textile devised in 1965 by iconic Danish designer Nanna Ditzel and renowned for its durability and colour palette. Choose a bright or neutral hue depending on your bent. resident.co.nz
In association with Resene.   THE LOOK These Resene paints translate the carefree feel of bright, new-season, New Zealand-designed sartorial separates into sleep and living spaces that team greens with elegant, grounding neutrals we’ve offset with pops of pink — you could use Resene Drop Dead Gorgeous. MAIN IMAGE: BACKDROP, FROM LEFT Nook walls in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Rolling Hills, right wall in Resene SpaceCote Flat in Resene Solitaire, floor in Resene Walk-on in Resene Half Sea Fog, resene.co.nz/colorshops. ITEMS, FROM LEFT Resort bedspread, from $440, cittadesign.com. Bolster cushion, $255, klay.co.nz. Bon tray by Ferm Living,

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She was the first woman ever to pass Unitec’s New Zealand Certificates in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying, and until recently Kellie Hinton was the only lady tradie working at her current level in these occupations. She came to her profession through her father, and today they work together in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland on residential, commercial and industrial properties. Kellie’s expertise can also be hired through Tradespeople, Aotearoa’s national directory of woman and gender-diverse tradies, but let’s get to know her a bit first. So Kellie, why do you do what you? It’s simple — I love it. Every day there’s
Founder of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland label Mahsa, Mahsa Willis, has spent the past two years working with her team in a single room in a Grey Lynn villa, but not long ago they took over the whole house, joyfully spreading themselves out. Drenched in beautiful light and with a perfectly imperfect wabi-sabi appeal, every room has been assigned a different purpose, and Mahsa and co are in the process of devising an aesthetic for each space. We asked her to tell us more. So Mahsa, what’s the day-to-day like here? It’s our central hub, where we work independently and together. The
A childhood in a creative, resourceful family, study in fashion design and a stint in high-end streetwear behind him, mostly self-taught and entirely brilliant weaver Christopher Duncan made his start in his current craft a decade ago. He began using gifted looms and materials, his sister helping to support this transition by buying him his first loom off Trade Me. He’s currently making on another Trade Me find, a loom built from Pacific kauri, bought from a woman in her 90s, who also graciously offered him her related books, magazines and all the yarn he could carry. So Christopher,

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