Creativity

Finding Happiness In Little Things

Finding Happiness In Little Things

A cute little illustrated guide to the small but important things in life, drawn exclusively for Undone by the multi-talented 19-year-old Connie McDonald. Happy Thursday! x

The Wednesday Post

The Wednesday Post

Book girls have three pretty huge things to celebrate today… First, we got a new Undone Girl, Hannah-Rose and she is the bees knees when it comes to literature (and fashion, and food, and very cool other stuff). First book-babe post coming very soon! Second, Lena Dunham gave us a…

Undone Girl: Hannah-Rose Yee

Undone Girl: Hannah-Rose Yee

Meet our fashion/food/book-loving Undone Girl Hannah-Rose and stay tuned for her smart, stylish literature-y posts on Undone Journal… I am a writer. I live in Sydney. I blog too, sometimes too much. I like pottering about in my kitchen while listening to noughties R’n’B really loudly. I love travel. I have written for…

Miu Miu Meow

Miu Miu Meow

I’ve always been a big fan of Miu Miu’s playfully glamorous aesthetic and fun pushing of fashion boundaries, and the new SS14 collection is hands down one of my favourites ever. Not least because I got a kitten just a few weeks before the SS14 show and called her Miu…

Lu Diamond Bouquets + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Lu Diamond Bouquets + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Okay last Undone Valentine’s Day giveaway – but definitely not least! This one’s a bit special as it’s just for Auckland folk (sorry sorry!) and we’ll be drawing it a couple of days before Valentine’s Day to ensure we have time to organise delivery. Regular readers/followers of Undone will know…

Love Mist + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Love Mist + Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We’re feeling a little romantic this year, and since we sadly don’t have Valentines of our own to shower with love tokens (sad face), we thought the next best thing would be to give our lovely readers the treats instead! (Happy face!) We have a whole pack of V Day…

A Fresh Look At Dried Flowers

A Fresh Look At Dried Flowers

Dried flowers have a certain stigma that probably manifested itself in the musty potpourri bowls of houseproud homemakers in the 80s and 90s. But if you ask me, a dying bloom is not deserving of this reputation. Air drying is the traditional way of drying flowers, the petals will shrink…

Undone Girl: Yasmine Ganley

Undone Girl: Yasmine Ganley

Meet our beautifully graceful, word-loving Undone Girl Yasmine and stay tuned for her thoughtful, feminine and inspirational posts on Undone Journal… Something that most people don’t know about me is that I’m actually a trained contemporary dancer. I studied at the New Zealand School of Dance and was a founder…

The Sherbet Cone

The Sherbet Cone

My favourite flower of the moment is the native Mexican flower, Dahlia… They come in just about every colour, shape and texture, and look like something you’d buy in a candy shop. To make your own delicious Sherbet Cone, find a mini cone-shaped vase – choosing a V-shaped vase makes…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

Saturday Night Lyrics: Superstar, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth

‘Superstar’, The Carpenters/Sonic Youth Long ago, and oh so far away I fell in love with you before the second show Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear But you’re not really here, it’s just the radio Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby? You said…

Terrarium Love

Terrarium Love

Well, before everyone was after a miniature landscape for their mantlepiece, my mother showed me how to make a terrarium. When we took family road trips there was always an obligatory detour down a side road and into the bush to fossick for a few wee seedlings and a little…

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Undone Girl: Alice Lines

Meet our super creative and totally babein Undone Girl Alice and stay tuned for her eyecatching and inspirational posts on Undone Journal… By day I work at homestyle magazine. I don’t have a quirky story about how my job came about, but after working for six years as art director, and now as editor, I have grown…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Karen O

Saturday Night Lyrics: Karen O

Such is my love for Karen O that this Saturday Night Lyrics is a double feature… The first is prompted by this sweet little post Yeah Yeah Yeahs made on their Facebook page yesterday – “Karen has been nominated for an Academy Award for ‘The Moon Song’ from Spike Jonze’s…

Black & White Ruby

Black & White Ruby

Inspired by the core of the Ruby Pre-Fall collection being cut either in black or white, photographer Mara Sommer cast all her images in sharp but luscious monochrome, rich in depth, line and shading, playing with definition and drama, sometimes soft, sometimes hard. Never satisfied with the status quo, Undone…

Night Swim

Night Swim

Shot by our favourite super-talented 19-year-old Connie McDonald in stunning Lake Wanaka, and starring the beautiful Lily, we’re in love with this haunting little piece of film with its grainy, gritty cinematic feel and heightened soundscape… x

Sophie & Bonnie

Sophie & Bonnie

Turns out Aussie/English acting beauty Sophie Lowe also has a sweet spot for singing – writing songs since the age of 15 and in the last year releasing some of her lovely tracks onto Soundcloud under the moniker SOLO. In a cool twist (we think), this week she released this ethereal…

Born In Paradise

Born In Paradise

I can actually remember the day, while sitting at my desk at Net-a-Porter at the end of a long gloomy London winter, getting a top secret email from my super talented friend Kelly Thompson about a fragrance artwork pitch she’d just won, up against five other international artists. There were…

Saturday Night Lyrics: Frankenstein, Randa

Saturday Night Lyrics: Frankenstein, Randa

Undone‘s very special Big Day Out version of Saturday Night Lyrics, for those going to the Auckland show on 17 January… Don’t miss Randa, she’s awesome! ‘Frankenstein’, Randa Paper bags, eating sandwiches with lettuce Life is but a beach and this beach like Venice Sand in the Vans of a…

Mt Tamborine

Mt Tamborine

Anyone with even a passing interest in Australasian design and general creativity will be familiar, if not damned well in love with, the brilliant Julia Atkinson and her unsurpassed website/blog/magic space Studio Home. I’ve worked with Ju on a bunch of cool projects over the last year or so and…

Holiday Reading: Erin O’Brien

Holiday Reading: Erin O’Brien

Erin has been a friend of mine since we met working at Net-a-Porter’s London offices a few years back. We’ve crossed geographies ever since, from Shanghai to Sydney, sharing unbounded passions for travel, fashion, shopping and the good life. Erin is without a doubt one of the coolest girls I…

Flower Power

Flower Power

Because it’s a beautiful summer day here in Auckland and it put us in a painterly floral frame of mind… x All paintings by Karl Maughan.