The Good Life

Cubism & Cushions

Cubism & Cushions

When one of our favourite New Zealand designers creates something inspired by one of our favourite New Zealand artists, we want a) to own it and b) to know more. So when Juliette Hogan released a new limited-edition silk cushion this week inspired by the artwork of Colin McCahon, we…

Undone Beauty: Skin Food

Undone Beauty: Skin Food

Did you know that peanuts and peanut butter are incredibly congesting to the skin? If your skin has a tendency to congest, the saturated fats in this legume will cause your sebum to thicken and block your pores, resulting in bumps and breakouts. Try almond butter (a wonderful source of…

Undone Zodiac: Cancer

Undone Zodiac: Cancer

Cancer 22 June – 22 July Cancer is a cardinal, feminine, water sign ruled by the moon. As the moon changes its position in astrological terms far more frequently than any other heavenly body, Cancers often feel like they’ve experienced a whole year’s emotions, the most extreme highs and lows,…

Undone Book Club #4

Undone Book Club #4

I’ve done a bit of a turnaround on the book for the coming month. I had something else in mind, but the book I’ve ended up choosing, How To Be Both by Ali Smith was on my shortlist for an earlier Undone Book Club (it was released in late 2014)…

Take Us To The Tropics

Take Us To The Tropics

Winter is okay… but summer is better! So I like to pretend it’s always summer. Recently I relocated to the northern beaches so I can fit in more beach time, fresh air, green scenery and most importantly be close to the dreamy blue sea. This makes me the happiest floral…

Wool Week: Marina Davis

Wool Week: Marina Davis

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Ophelia Mikkelson

Wool Week: Ophelia Mikkelson

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Chloë Sevigny: No Time For Love

Chloë Sevigny: No Time For Love

Just when you thought Chloë Sevigny couldn’t get any cooler… BOOM. Presenting No Time For Love, a 28-page zine featuring photos of Chloë with former loves, sweetly disguised with one of our favourite things in life, cute stickers… Published on the occasion of I Never Read at the Art Book…

Wool Week: Amber D

Wool Week: Amber D

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Kate Megaw

Wool Week: Kate Megaw

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Christopher Duncan & Joe Yen

Wool Week: Christopher Duncan & Joe Yen

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Nicole Leybourne

Wool Week: Nicole Leybourne

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Harriet Were

Wool Week: Harriet Were

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Wool Week: Marta Buda

Wool Week: Marta Buda

We love wool, and this week is Choose Wool Week, so we thought we’d get involved by doing a series of little interviews featuring some of our favourite New Zealanders working with wool. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fibre source, it’s beautiful, warm, versatile, natural, local and just plain lovely……

Undone Interiors: Ashleigh Scott Facialist

Undone Interiors: Ashleigh Scott Facialist

I had my best facial experience in years at Ashleigh Scott. She owns a little place hidden away in a corner of City Works Depot. Interior walls with great windows allow natural lights to lit the room, and complement the guest corner where you can enjoy a glass of cucumber…

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

Vanilla Poached Tamarillos

The sight of tamarillos at our local farmer’s market still reminds me of my dad’s winter dessert specialty – sponge pudding. The dish itself wasn’t anything spectacular, but the combination of the tangy yet sweet fruit, with a moist crusty sponge topping, was always a simple warming treat. While sponge…

Make Your Own: Bathbombs

Make Your Own: Bathbombs

Bathbombs are a great pasttime of mine. As a child, it was an exciting experience all about the fizzies and pretty colours, but as I’ve become older it’s become a vital part of my self-soothe routine for when the world gets too much. Not all of us can afford the…

Natural Beauty: Camomile Tea

Natural Beauty: Camomile Tea

As part of an ongoing series in collaboration with Glasshouse Salon, we’re bringing you simple beauty recipes you can make at home with everyday natural ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make sure you know exactly what you’re putting onto your skin, and avoid unnecessary chemicals. Camomile tea. Delicious to…

Undone Zodiac: Gemini

Undone Zodiac: Gemini

Gemini 21 May – 21 June Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury and occupies the Zodiac home of communication. Known as Hermes in Greek mythology and the Roman messenger to the gods, he is often depicted wearing a winged hat and shoes – a nod to the…

Sunday Mix Tape: Songs of Myself

Sunday Mix Tape: Songs of Myself

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman The mind of the twenty-something is in a permanent state of disarray. Where to go. What to do. Who to love. When to stay. When to go. You will go mad…

Stolen Denim Mix Tape

Stolen Denim Mix Tape

Nothing has had the longevity in fashion of denim, so it made sense for Stolen Girlfriend’s Club, when thinking up ways to toast their 10th birthday, to roll out a capsule collection of straight-up slick jeans with their signature cool spin. Denim has been a core component of the SGC…