The Good Life

The Broke Girl’s Guide To Gift-Wrapping

The Broke Girl’s Guide To Gift-Wrapping

For those of us who only have enough money for the gift. You will need: A box to fix the gift in The gift White paper Scissors An old magazine 1. Inner Layer Fit everything neatly into your gift box and wrap it tidily in the white paper. It doesn’t…

Undone Girl: Pia Crawford

Undone Girl: Pia Crawford

Meet our latest Undone Girl Pia and stay tuned for her DIY life tips and clever how-to guides on Undone Journal… I’m pretty awkward and clumsy most of the time. A usual day involves getting up and having some freshly ground coffee, painstakingly choosing an outfit for the day, going…

Undone Beauty: Skin Rituals

Undone Beauty: Skin Rituals

The process of soaking the skin is perhaps the most simple in skincare, yet is honestly more effective than most products. The idea is giving the surface of your skin a drink of water. To soak the skin, simply fill your hand basin with warm water. You can add in…

Undone Book Club #3

Undone Book Club #3

Happy weekend! Here’s our third Undone Book Club book: The Folded Clock, A Diary, by Heidi Julavits. I spend hours each month searching reviews and websites for just the right UBC book (see some others that made the shortlist below) and I’d looked at this title a few times but…

Whare Girls

Whare Girls

Whilst doing a stint at an interiors magazine a while back I came across ‘Whare In The Bush‘, an architectural and building project led by four awesome young women, Elisapeta Heta, Raukura Turei, Rebecca Green and Ruby Watson – to design and build from scratch a delightful, functional cabin in the…

Undone Zodiac: Taurus

Undone Zodiac: Taurus

Taurus 21 April – 21 May Taurus is a fixed, feminine earth sign ruled by Venus – the Roman goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. Very much like the goddess, the typical Taurus possesses a penchant for luxury and, should circumstances allow, revels in delicious excess. With a natural creative…

Undone Girl: Lucy Han

Undone Girl: Lucy Han

Meet our latest Undone Girl Lucy and check in monthly for her incredible artwork and cool horoscopes on Undone Journal… Two years ago I left my 9-5 graphic design gig in pursuit of my first love – drawing. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to illustrate on projects such as Into the Gloss, The Denizen,…

Flux

Flux

Flux, n. The natural state. Our moods change. Our lives change. Our feelings for each other change. Our bearings change. The song changes. The air changes. The temperature of the shower changes. Accept this. We must accept this. It seems appropriate, given the arrival of autumn, to consider how we…

Undone Girl: Katie Higgie

Undone Girl: Katie Higgie

Meet our newest Undone Girl Katie and stay tuned for her unique outlook on all things creative and considered on Undone Journal… I’m 24 years old and tentatively reside in Devonport, Auckland. I have been working in media and publishing for the past two years, but took six months off…

Undone Beauty: How To Cleanse

Undone Beauty: How To Cleanse

Cleansing is one of those necessary evils. You must do it for the health and clarity of your skin – however over-cleansing can also be the cause of so many skin problems. I recommend cleansing only once a day, in the evening. The idea behind this is if you do…

Patti Smith: M Train

Patti Smith: M Train

Best news of 2015 for Patti Smith fans (and book lovers generally), Miss Smith has written a follow up to first memoir, the incredible Just Kids – this one called M Train. M Train will take readers on a journey through the artist’s mind – described as “a roadmap to my life”…

We ♥ Flowers

We ♥ Flowers

On Saturday afternoon a group of about 30 flower-lovin’ ladies got together in the divine setting of Mildred&Co (formerly a mechanic’s workshop, currently an event space and showroom for the most fabulous edit of gifts you’ll ever see, like, 4000 nice things) to sip bubbles, eat cake and create –…

The Sherwood

The Sherwood

Those who know me (Josie, Undone Editor) know one of my absolute favourite things in all the world is hotel rooms. Big, small, luxe, shabby, with or without views, as long as there’s clean sheets on the bed, there’s nothing I love more than locking the door on the world and…

Undone Interiors: Tur

Undone Interiors: Tur

The wooden desk with the sheepskin shape behind it is actually Joe and Chris’ working table. It’s the most perfect little corner you could ever want to work at. The weaving station with the loom belongs to Chris. He’s amazing at what he does and if I could afford to…

Undone Girl: Thannie Phan

Undone Girl: Thannie Phan

Meet our newest Undone Girl Thannie and stay tuned for her captivating photos and cool eye for style on Undone Journal… I grew up in Vietnam and Singapore, and just moved to Auckland two years ago. I’m so obsessed with it, there’s so many inspiring people around and the scenery…

Natalya

Natalya

Model: Natayla @ Clyne | Photography: Nicky Birch | Styling + Flowers by Lu Diamond Flowers | Makeup by Aimee Renner Thanks to Meadowlark, RVCA, Ruby, Commoners and Minicami x

The Sick Bag Song By Nick Cave

The Sick Bag Song By Nick Cave

On first hearing about The Sick Bag Song – a book and accompanying audio penned mid-flight on the back of sick bags – we were a little suspicious about it being an elaborate practical joke, the kind that Nick Cave just might play… If it’s not, we’re in for a bit…

B-Coops + Giveaway

B-Coops + Giveaway

We’re fierce admirers of New Zealand designers and fierce coveters of great shoes, so Mi Piaci‘s latest exclusive collab with Beau Coops, under the moniker B-Coops, is one we’re quite excited to introduce to you! Using premium materials and with an amazing eye for detail (clock those zips and the flashes…

Heart People

Heart People

If you only do one thing for yourself today, make it watching the below, the behind the scenes and front of scenes for the exquisite, awe-inspiringly scenic and captivating video ‘Blue Star’, from new music duo Heart People. Made even more wonderful by the fact that half of the duo is Rachel Rutt,…

1000 Tees, 1000 Women

1000 Tees, 1000 Women

First up, disturbing statistic that probably doesn’t surprise informed Undone readers but still SUCKS – by the end of the summer, 1000 New Zealand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer – an average of eight women diagnosed every day. That just makes us want to weep, and the chances of…