Editor Alice Lines on our epic journey and current cool destinations.
This issue is our 100th; I know, I can’t quite believe it either — what a milestone! There have been many defining moments in homestyle’s history — surviving 2020 being one of them —and I’m immensely proud of how we’ve stayed the course and evolved to become the magazine we are today.
One of the things my team and I really enjoy about our work is finding the people, projects and points of view that embody our uniquely local take on living well at home — the heart and soul of homestyle. In the process of creating Issue 100, we realised that perhaps we don’t spell out our ethos as often as we could, so we put pen to paper and noted down all the things we value. Having done so, we devised 10 questions that reflect what we stand for and posed them to some of the people in our creative community who we work with and admire. The result is 100 inspiring tidbits that will carry us all forward into the new year and beyond. Turn to page 27 to check it out.
Continuing with our regular programming, we visited homes in Auckland, Mt Maunganui and Christchurch to let you into some ultra-thoughtfully devised spaces. While we were there, we talked to the owners of some innovative small businesses that are nimbly moving with the times.
I’d like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to all those who have contributed to homestyle over the years. Thanks especially to our in-house team: Juliette, Philippa, Nick and David. And thank you, dear reader — we look forward to stepping into the future with you.
Alice Lines, Editor