The Good Life

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…

Undone Book Club #2

Undone Book Club #2

Hello to the second meeting of the Undone online book club! We’re going to do this monthly and would LOVE to have you read along with us and join us in discussing each book of choice… This time it’s going to happen on Tuesday 7th April, so you have a month to…

We See The Magic

We See The Magic

People always ask me what I’m doing with my life. I tell them I have no idea, but I also have every idea, all at the same time. I know that there is a system, one which is institutionalised, where rules are meant to be kept and boxes to be…

Workshop: Phil Cuttance Resin Casting

Workshop: Phil Cuttance Resin Casting

New year, new hobbies! As well as signing on for Ceramic College, we’re very keen to try our hand at the incredible resin casting system created by London-based New Zealand artist Phil Cuttance, who’s running a series of sure-to-be-amazing workshops in Auckland through February… Watch the wonderful process below and let…

Undone Book Club #1

Undone Book Club #1

Hello to the first meeting of the Undone online book club! We’re going to do this monthly and would LOVE to have you read along with us and join us in discussing each book of choice… This time it’s going to happen on Tuesday 17th February, so you have a month…

Sia and Shia

Sia and Shia

Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler doing an interpretive dance to a Sia track. Yes, just, yes.

Undone Book Club

Undone Book Club

Thinking of starting a book club for 2015, anyone interested? Email us on hello@undonejournal.com x Image via Freunde Von Freunden

Ma Vie En Rose: Hand-Dyeing With Petals

Ma Vie En Rose: Hand-Dyeing With Petals

Dyeing your belongings with flowers is the equivalent to making pretty stains – ones that you’ll want to keep! It’s all natural and a very therapeutic Sunday afternoon activity… All you need for your petal-crushed design is: – something white (natural fibres are best) – pretty flowers – vinegar –…

Saturday Night Sausage Sizzle

Saturday Night Sausage Sizzle

Sometimes Saturdays call for a trip to the beach, and the simplest of meals cooked over coals. There’s something satisfying about lighting a fire to prepare a meal. The smell, sounds and flavours remind me of camping trips as a kid. The food here isn’t fancy, just a few sausages…

Reading List: Los Angeles

Reading List: Los Angeles

So I’m off to California next week – flying into San Fran then driving into Napa Valley where I’ll stay five nights at an historic spa hotel in Calistoga before zipping back to SF and flying down to Los Angeles, City of Angels, for seven more nights – five here…

Honey, Vanilla & Sesame Shortbread

Honey, Vanilla & Sesame Shortbread

Today I’m sharing a recipe for gorgeous rich gluten- and grain-free shortbread that has a delicious twist thanks to the sesame seeds and tiny sprinkle of sea salt. Golden honey is the perfect sweetener for these, and luscious vanilla ties it all together. Though the recipe is incredibly simple, the…

This Gypsy Life: Indonesia

This Gypsy Life: Indonesia

Nicole Leybourne is a blogger, model, photographer and world traveller; here she shares her thoughts and experiences on time spent in Indonesia… We were en route home for the night, our cab driver barely awake at the wheel. We spoke of how lucky we were, how opportunities opened for us and how we…

The Rose #2

The Rose #2

There’s no other flower that has been admired and lusted over as much as the rose. For centuries they’ve inspired with their beauty, fragrance and colour and are the only flower that has developed its own language to convey various meanings. To celebrate this magnificent bloom I’ve put together a…

Natural Beauty: Honey & Almond Scrub

Natural Beauty: Honey & Almond Scrub

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. We’re constantly on the…

Become A Wholefood Home Baker

Become A Wholefood Home Baker

This list was prompted by a conversation with a friend who wanted to start making healthier treats, but any time she looked at a recipe she was missing some of the ingredients. Frustrated, she asked me for five things to get her on the right path without breaking the bank….

The Caker In Barcelona

The Caker In Barcelona

I’ve been told so many great things about Barcelona that I was worried that my expectations were too high. But no, turns out I do love it as much as everyone said I would. The food here is absolutely mind blowing, and the architecture, local people and culture are beautiful….

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Dehydrate them. Winter may not be the most bountiful season for preserving, but when life gives you lemons… You don’t need any fancy equipment to make these dehydrated lemon slices, the oven works fine. Wash lemons throughly (organic would be ideal as the skin goes into food). Slice into half…

Meringue Girl

Meringue Girl

It’s my second time in London, and I’d forgotten how beautiful, lively and fun it is. We’re staying in the east, in Dalston, which is young and cool and packed with amazing cafes and restaurants. It’s the peak of summer so the sun doesn’t set until 10pm. I’m lucky enough…

Journeys Through China

Journeys Through China

Nicole Leybourne is a blogger, model, photographer and world traveller; here she shares her thoughts and experiences living for months in China… On this journey I tried freeing a monkey, tied to a leash, kept by a drunk man. I also fed this same monkey a banana. I rescued and…