Creativity

Being Read To

Being Read To

I’ve been thinking about being read to. This is largely because I’m taking a course in children’s literature for my degree and the first two books on the reading list were The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. The first and last in…

Pop Quiz: Jasmin Scott

Pop Quiz: Jasmin Scott

Jasmin Scott makes strong, beautiful, opulent jewellery under the name Jasmin Sparrow. We hit her with an Undone Pop Quiz right before she left for Bali… How do you make a living? I run my own jewellery business, Jasmin Sparrow What do you love about it? I love the freedom…

Bunched: The Forager

Bunched: The Forager

This week’s flower power comes via Auckland florist and gardener Isabel Johnston, AKA The Forager. What are the flowers/foliage in your bunch? Hellebore, hyacinth and buddleia. Why/how did you choose them? I chose these flowers as they are some of the best of the season. Hellebore are wonderful, delicate blooms…

When reading feels like being lazy

When reading feels like being lazy

When reading feels like being lazy ft. Something in the World Called Love by Sue Saliba. Something in the World Called Love tells the whimsical story of a year in the life of Esma, a young student in Melbourne, Australia discovering what it means to be herself. I first read…

Pop Quiz: Vita O’Brien

Pop Quiz: Vita O’Brien

Fellow book-loving ladies like myself may know Vita O’Brien better as @exlibrivita on Instagram, where she provides gentle, thoughtful, book-focused vignettes. I’ve joyfully followed her there for a good long time, so I’m super excited to introduce Vita here, and to announce she’ll be contributing regular content to Undone from…

Bunched: Estelle Flowers

Bunched: Estelle Flowers

Is there anything better than a beautiful bunch of flowers? Not many things, if any. This time round we chat with Jolene of Estelle Flowers in Dunedin about a recent floral arrangement she’s pretty pleased with… What are the flowers/foliage in your bunch? Local Black Magic roses with Quicksand roses…

Pop Quiz: Wiki Waitai

Pop Quiz: Wiki Waitai

OMG we have some wonderful, talented, creative people in New Zealand! Here’s just one, Wiki Waitai, of Wellington… How do you make a living? I’ve been working full time at Stacks Furniture, in Newtown, Wellington for the past five months, this is my bread and butter and I’ve managed to…

Meet The Makers: Camila Araos Elevancini

Meet The Makers: Camila Araos Elevancini

Here at Undone we’re very into magazines, of all kinds and variations, whether digital, glossy, newsprint, big, small or more on the handmade side. One such publication style is the zine that definitely, but beautifully, and with intent, falls on the small and handmade side, is the zine. To celebrate…

Meet the makers: Rachel Peary

Meet the makers: Rachel Peary

Here at Undone we’re very into magazines, of all kinds and variations, whether digital, glossy, newsprint, big, small or more on the handmade side. One such publication style is the zine that definitely, but beautifully, and with intent, falls on the small and handmade side, is the zine. To celebrate…

Stella, Roma & Jane

Stella, Roma & Jane

I am part of the little family team behind Lucinda Barrett jewellery – the business part. My mum actually designs and hand-makes everything out of our home studio in Ponsonby. Mum’s intention is to empower the wearers of her jewellery. She is all about women supporting women and celebrating friendship. We really…

The Next Meal’s persimmon, tamarillo & black pepper shrub

The Next Meal’s persimmon, tamarillo & black pepper shrub

The Next Meal is Will Bowman and Jane Lyons – two hungry humans based in Auckland who are lovers of real food and are always thinking about the next meal. They recently held an autumn breakfast popup with ceramicist Holly Houston and stylist Jess Hemmings, which included this zingy, spicy,…

Freddie + The Knitter

Freddie + The Knitter

“Today I met one of my knitters. I asked her how old she was when she started knitting and she said she was five years old when she started pulling the sheep’s wool from farm fences and making things on nails. I like her stories, especially because the stories in…

Undone & Creative: Alma Proenca

Undone & Creative: Alma Proenca

Kicking off the new year with some new content (and new contributors, watch this space!), we’ll be having mini chats with some wonderful creative people. First up is artist Alma Proenca, who’s just 21 and who we think is just pretty bloody amazing… You’re self taught… I left high school…

VASE Series

VASE Series

So I made a thing called VASE with my friends Adam Bryce and Lucy Houghton and while the first print run sold out, we just made a very limited number of extras, which are currently being sold by one of our favourite stores in all the world, Simon James, so…

How to foodstagram: Unna Burch, The Forest Cantina

How to foodstagram: Unna Burch, The Forest Cantina

Food instagrams are not only one of the most popular kinds of pics (along with feet in interesting places, plane wings over interesting places and cute animals), they’re also one of the hardest to make perfect. On a quest to get some tips from some of my favourite New Zealand foodstagrammers…

Holly Rose & Danika: Photo Diary #3

Holly Rose & Danika: Photo Diary #3

Holly Rose and Danika are models and besties and recently started shooting film together, of their lives and friends and each other. Undone Journal is excited to play host to some of their favourite pics… Holly: Behind the scenes snap of one of the best stances in the business. One morning…

How to foodstagram: Kelly Gibney, Bonnie Delicious

How to foodstagram: Kelly Gibney, Bonnie Delicious

Food instagrams are not only one of the most popular kinds of pics (along with feet in interesting places, plane wings over interesting places and cute animals), they’re also one of the hardest to make perfect. On a quest to get some tips from some of my favourite New Zealand foodstagrammers…

Bookish Musings

Bookish Musings

this is the journey of surviving through poetry this is the blood sweat tears of twenty-one years this is my heart in your hands this is the hurting the loving the breaking the healing So reads the blurb of Rupi Kaur`s poetry collection milk and honey. I have tried to…

Wild For The Night

Wild For The Night

For lovers of creativity, fashion and/or wild and wonderful hair, Exhibit, the grand finale event at New Fashion Week this year, is the show for you. We’re quite partial to a spot of hair styling brilliance and could probably listen to the below stylists talk shop all day, but we…

Bittersweetness

Bittersweetness

Bittersweet is an escape to Queenstown with my two best friends. Sweet because the few days were full of mountains, lakes, smiles, secrets, whiskey, wine and The Sherwood. Bitter because it was a goodbye. I’m now halfway across the world. Slow mornings were spent sleeping in, drinking coffee in the…

Holly Rose & Danika: Photo Diary #1

Holly Rose & Danika: Photo Diary #1

Holly Rose and Danika are models and besties and recently started shooting film together, of their lives and friends and each other. Undone Journal is excited to play host to some of their favourite pics… #2 coming soon!  Holly is basically always on every roll of film I (Danika) take, this was…

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