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attestpotCantbebotheredfussingwithtestpotsandbrushesTryoutyourcolourwithouthavingtoliftapaintbrush.WiththenewReseneTestpatchthepaintingisdoneforyoujustpeeloffthebackoftheTestpatchandattachittotheareayouwanttopaintsoyoucanviewitatdifferenttimesoftheday.Thenpeelitoffagainandrelocateitasyouchoose.Initiallyavailableinthetop20ResenecolourseachTestpatchconsistsofEnvironmentalChoice-approvedReseneLumbersiderwaterbornesatinprintedonsustainablerepositionableself-adhesivestock.AvailablefromReseneColorShops.reasonablerangehoodAninnovativeandstylishnewrangehoodisoneofthemostpracticalandbudget-consciousrangehoodsavailable.FeaturingmodernminimalistdesignsinbothstainlesssteelandwhiteRobinhoodsCompactCanopywillautomaticallyswitchoffintheeventofacookingdisasterorrepreventingamesandsparksfrombeingsuckedintotherangehood.Aseriesofmultilayeredmicromeshlterseffectivelytrapsgreaseandahigh-performanceextractionfanrapidlyremovessteamsmellsandsmokefromthekitchen.CombiningmodernhalogenlightingandeasytouseswitchesRobinhoodsCompactCanopyltersarealsodishwashersafe.Thecanopycaneitherbeavisiblefeatureinthekitchenorbuiltintoacupboardabovethecooktop.Pricedfrom159fromleadingapplianceretailersnationwide.owerpowerRomaisthenewestconceptrangefromCatalanoItalyandwilltwithanydesignstyle.Arelieforalpatternisaspecialfeatureofthedesignhoweverbasinsandshowertraysarealsoavailablewithoutit.Elevenbasinshapesorsizesareincludedinthecollectionsixcanbewallhungorsemittedandvearecounter-toplay-on.Threeshowertrayshavebeencreatedwithananti-slipreliefnishbasedeitherontheoralpatternoralinearrib.TherangealsohaswallhungandoorstandingWCsandbidetsaswellasaclosecoupledWC.Calltollfree0508499411oremailsalesplumb-line.co.nzforbrochures.ReseneAltitudeReseneTeaReseneTonto timelesstimberCraftedfromasolidpieceofrediscoveredagedtimbertheGallerySideTablefromtheGalleryrangeencapsulatestherawbeautyofnature.Eachpieceishandcraftedandreectsnaturesownuniquesignatureaswellastheinherentstrengthandbeautyofthepreservednativetimber.Thelimited-editionGalleryrangeisavailablethroughDaviesFurniturewww.daviesfurniture.co.nzorthedesignmadeshowroomphone099096198.washdaygetsbetterRobinhoodsnewSupertubLaundryWorkstationisamulti-purposereadilyassembledworkbenchdesignedspecicallyforthelaundrybutnotjustforwashingup.ItisidealforconningmessandgreatforcleaningmuckyshoessportsequipmentpaintbrushesmessycraftthingswashinglargeovendishesandevenbathingthedogFeaturingadeeptubamplebenchspaceanddesignerslidingdrawerstheSupertubLaundryWorkstationsolvestheproblemsofmessinadequatestorageandbenchspace.Italsobringsadesignerlooktothelaundrywithitsmoderngoosenecktap.Availablenationwidefromleadingretailersforaround1399.coffeeinbedFairydownhasexpandeditscoffee-themedrangeofEspressofeatheranddownblanketswiththeadditionofanewdark-charcoalhue.Thisversatileblanketaddsawarmextralayerduringwinterormakesanidealalternativetoasummerduvet.Machine-washableandgenerouslysizedtotuckinordrapeoverthebedtheEspressoblanketnowcomesinsixfashionablecolourswithmatchingpillowcasesalsoavailable.Forinformationphone0800936223orvisitwww.fairydownbedware.co.nzforyourneareststockist.insideoutBifoldingdoorsareperfectforcreatingseamlessindoor-outdoorow.PacicSuitebifoldingdoorscomewitharangeofgreatfeaturessuchasconcealedrollergearandoptionalat-surfacedsillsforeasycleaningaswellasdouble-glazingandin-framepassiveventilationforaddedcomfort.ThePacicSuiterangeincludestheFoldbackBifoldwithdoorpanelsthatfoldopen180degreestolieatagainstthesideofthehousetheEurosliderwhichfeaturesspecialexternallyslidingpanelstoensuregreaterweathertightnessandtheEurostackerwhicheliminatestheneedforconventionalbottomtracksandrollers.Formoreinformationvisitwww.etcheraluminium.co.nz.iseeredTheResenepaintcolourspacehasexpandedagainwiththeintroductionofadouble-strengthmagentatinter.AsaresultnewredshavebeencreatedforTheRange2008allowingforagreaterselectionofshades.Notonlyhasthishighlyconcentratedtinterwidenedthechoiceofredsavailablebutithastheaddedadvantageofreducingunwantedtinterby-productsinthepainttoprovideamoredurablecolourednish.ReseneSupernovaReseneBouncetestpotsReseneCargoReseneComfortZone feelgoodfactorThenewRockcoteReseneMonotekSystemletsyoucustomiseyourhomesexteriorusingyourchoicefromawiderangeoftexturesandnisheffects.WithoptionstosuitbothmodernandtraditionalhomesthesystemisappliedbyregisteredRockcoteplasterersthroughoutNewZealandtoensurethebestqualitynish.SeetheReseneTheRangeTexturesSpecialistEffectsfandeckforRockcoteReseneMonoteksystemtopcoatingoptions.FandecksareavailableforviewingatReseneColorShops.livingsmarterWithhomeownershipcostscontinuingtorisewerealllookingforwaystoreducethebills.YourGuidetoamarterHomehasarangeofno-orlow-costtipstohelpyoureduceyourhouseholdsenergyusesavingyoumoneyandmakingyourhomehealthierallwhilehelpingtheenvironment.Itcoverstopicssuchasinsulationheatingappliancesandlightingaswellasbuyingahomebuildingandmaintenance.Phone0800242243foracopyofthebookletorvisitwww.smarterhomes.org.nzformoredetails.atasteofItalyThepopularandstylishVenetoterrazzopavingrangehasbeengivenarefreshingmakeover.Thenewrangeischaracterisedbysubtletexturesandtheintroductionofsevencontemporarycoloursincludingthenaturaltonesofsoftcreamsandwhitesaswellasdarkergreysandcharcoals.StevensonsVenetoterrazzopaversareavailablein500mmx500mmformatwithamatchingbullnosepaverofthesamedimensions.Formoreinformationvisitwww.stevenson.co.nzhome.ReseneDoubleSpanishWhiteReseneEscapade countryclassicwordsAliceLeonardAneglectedfarmcottageistransformedintoacomfortableyetsophisticatedfamilyhome.28 LeonieandDaveJamiesonboughtaneglectedfarmcottageinKarakaandwithinsixmonthstheydtransformeditintoastylishandcomfortablefamilyhome.WhenthecouplerstmetLeoniewasworkinginAucklandandDavewasbasedinHamilton.WechoseKarakaaruralareasouthofAucklandbecauseitwasabouthalfwaybetweenthetwocitiesLeonieexplains.ItsaveryprettyareathetoneofwhichissetbythevariousstudfarmssurroundingtheJamiesonspropertynotablyEricWatsons37hastudcalledWestburyacrosstheroad.Leonieanexperiencedhomerenovatorhasalwayslovedoldhouses.Theirhistoryanddesigndetailslikethehighbattenedceilingsandwoodenoorsmeanthatoldhousesalwayshaveaspecialfeeltothem.Oneofmyfavouritethingsistotakeanoldunlovedbuildingandbringitbacktolifewitharenewedsenseofpurpose.SomepeopledidthinkweweremadtakingtheprojectonLeoniesays.ButitswhatIlovetodosoIdidntseeitasstressfulatall.Wellthere-pilingdidturnouttobeabitofadramaandweveswornnevertodothatagainWasitworthitAbsolutelywelovetheresult.Buildersworkedonthehousefromtoptobottomforsixmonthseffectivelystrippingittoitsbarebonesandthenre-buildingitagain.Internalwallsweremovedandremovedandtinywindowsreplacedwithexpansivebifoldingdoorsandwindowstoletinsunlightandfreshair.Andtoachievetheeasyowbetweeninsideandoutwhichneverconcernedourforebearsbutwhichhasbecomeanessentialpartofcontemporaryliving.BothDavidandLeonieworkfromhome.LeonierunsherkitchenandbathroomdesignconsultancyvonSturmerDesignDaveaformerDJandTVpersonalitynowconcentratesonvoice-oversandcorporatevideosforhiscompanyMediactive.TheyhavetwochildrendaughterMorgan-Skye6andsonCampbell2.Anewwingcontainingastudioofceandguestsuitewasaddedatarightangletothemainhouse.Expansivedeckinglinksthenewwingtothemainhousecreatinganorth-facingoutdoorlivingareathatsshelteredfromtheprevailingwindbythenowL-shapedhouse.ThispicturesMarkHeaslipReseneMerinoReseneBlackWhite29 areaisperfectforthechildrentoplayinandforalfrescodiningwithbifoldingwindowsfromthekitchenmakingentertainingeasy.OnacleardaytheresaviewoftheManukauHarbourandbynightthecitylightsmostnotablythoseontheSkyTowertakecentrestage.Theinteriorisagraciousblendoftraditionalandcontemporarystyles.Thewallsintheguestensuiteforexamplearelinedwithtraditional-looktongue-and-groovepanelstomatchtheoriginallininginthemainbathroom.Theoorboardsinthemainhouseareoriginalbecausetherewasalotofvarietyamongstthemaccordingtowhentheywereinstalledtheyreallstainedarichchocolatehue.Thisservestounitethevarioustypesofooringandprovidesawarmbasefortheinteriors.Leoniechosepaintcolourswhichweresophisticatedandwouldcomplementratherthanoverpowertheleafyruralviewswhichthepropertyenjoysineverydirection.IneveryaspectofthedesignIvegoneforabalanceofcitychicandcountrystyle.Idenitelydidntwantacottageylook.Welovelivinginthecountrybutwestillenjoythebenetsofacitylifestyletooandmydesignreectsthatblendoflifestyles.ShechoseReseneHalfTeaandReseneBlackWhiteforthewallsofmuchofthemainhousewithReseneEighthOneofmyfavouritethingsistotakeanoldunlovedbuildingandbringitbacktolifewitharenewedsenseofpurpose.alternativeideasforthisroomonpages34-3730 MasalaintheofcewingandaspecialblendofReseneGreyOliveandReseneSisalinthemasterbedroom.CampbellsroomhasReseneCoastalBluefromtheReseneKarenWalkerrangeandthe3m-highceilingsandtrimsthroughoutareReseneBlackWhite.OntheexteriorReseneEighthStonewallisusedontheweatherboardswithReseneBlackWhitewindowsurroundsfrenchdoorsandpergolas.ReseneFuscousGreyisusedonthedoorsandtrims.Leoniedescribesherdesignstyleasclassicwithatwist.Thehouseneedstolookgreatofcoursebutitalsoneedstoworkreallywellasahomeespeciallywithchildrensopracticalityandowarealsoveryimportant.Twoofthepracticalaspectsincorporatedintotherenovationareinthemasterensuiteadoubleshowermeansthatonecanbeleftattherightheightforthechildrenandabaththatsaccessiblefrombothsidesmakeseasyworkofbathingsmallchildren.31 32 GettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101semi-glosstintedtoReseneEighthStonewall.FlooringoriginaloorboardsdarkstainedOfcewingwallsReseneEighthMasalaGetthebedroomlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoablendofReseneGreyOliveandReseneSisal.KitchencabinetsstainedoakandlacquerEnsuiteKaldewaibathPainiCoxtapwareDuravitStarckIItoiletonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsKitchenbenchtopStonexandstainlesssteelGetCampbellsbedroomlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneCoastalBluefromtheKarenWalkerrange.GettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneHalfTeaandReseneBlackWhiteonwallsandReseneLustacrylinReseneFuscousGreyondoorsandtrim.InthekitchenLeoniewhobeganhercareerasakitchendesignerincludednocupboardsinthedesignoptinginsteadforbanksoflargedrawers17inallbecausetheyresomuchmorepracticalandeasytouse.ShealsolovesherbutlerspantryforeverythingyouwanttobeabletoclosethedooronAswellasanextrasinkthepantrystoressmallappliancesbulkfooditemsandlargeservingdishes.OncethehouseitselfwasrenovatedLeonieandDaveturnedtheirattentiontolandscapingthe1haproperty.Theyveplantedashelterbeltofcypresslealandiialongthetwobackboundariesandarepleasedtoseeitgrowingatanimpressiverate.Thepropertywasalreadyfencedwiththesameclassyblackpost-and-railfencingusedatWestbury.RedrobinhedgesalsousedatWestburyhavebeenadded.Therestoftheplantingisadynamicmixofnativesandlushevergreensmanyofthemsubtropicals.Iparticularlylikethelookofbig-leavedplantslikepukassaysLeonie.Thefamilyhaslivedhereforfouryearsnow.ThechildrenattendthenearbyprivateschoolandpreschoolStrathallanandarethrivingontheircountrylifestylewitheldsoneverysideofthehouseandaviewoftheneighboursmaresandnewbornfoalsfromthelivingroomwindow.WewerevisitingsomefriendsinStHelierstheotherdayandIsaidtoMorganWecouldliveinthecityyouknow.ShereactedquitestronglyandsaiditwasmuchtoonoisyandbusyinthecityReseneBlackWhiteReseneCoastalBlueReseneStonewallReseneHalfTeaReseneFuscousGreyLeoniechosepaintcoloursthatwouldcomplementratherthanoverpowertheleafyruralviews.ReseneGreyOlive33 alternativesolutionMoodyyetfemininetouchesareusedtomakethisbedroomaromanticspace.ReseneVistaWhite34 ReseneWhitePointerReseneEarlybirdReseneLivewireAmalStormcloudcarpetSalleewww.sallee.co.nz093095733Senecawww.seneca.co.nzwithcushioninRaviolaFrambrosiafabricinMimiFuschiafabricAtelierwww.atelier.co.nzblacklampshadechandelierRoseHeatherwww.roseandheather.co.nz09520444235 alternativesolutionSoftcoloursandfabricsgivethisbedroomabreezyromanticfeel.ReseneQuarterParchment36 throwoverbedspreadJackPinecolourMistyUniqueFabricswww.uniquefabrics.co.nzqueen-sizebedheadandlowtailendinLimewaxCreamVirtueFurniturewww.virtuefurniture.co.nzsmallbedsidecabinetswithonedrawerinLimewaxCreamVirtueFurniturewww.virtuefurniture.co.nzBuntingDeltavoileJamesDunlopTextileswww.jamesdunlop.co.nzbedsidelamps43BCbeechTLShadeinStoneLinenMayeldwww.mayeldlamps.com.auve-drawerchestinLimewaxCreamVirtueFurniturewww.virtuefurniture.co.nz37 GOODBESTBUYPremiumCollection.FLOORSFULLOFSAVINGSOFFERSWereclearingmillionsofdollarsofmanufacturersstockThankstoourhugenationwidebuyingpoweryoullenjoygreatsavingsonafantasticrangeofoorcoverings.Freeexpertadvicemeasureandpricingforyourprojectnow.PromotionendsApril302008.FLOORINGFIRSTSEXTRAORDINARYNORTHLANDWhangareiFloorcraftFlooringFirst.WARKWORTHFlooringFirst.AUCKLANDManukauFlooringFirstTakapunaCarpetTime.WAIKATOHamiltonSelectaCarpetsOtorohangaMurrayHuntFurnishersTeAwamutuCollinsFlooringFirstTaumarunuiCountryCarpetFurnitureThamesOnAllFloorsTokoroaFootesCarpetUpholsteryCentre.BAYOFPLENTYTaurangaSimonsCarpetsMtMaunganuiCarpetXtraWhakataneReadsTradingRotoruaFocusFlooringTaupoMidwayFlooringFirst.GISBORNEGisborneCarpets.TARANAKINewPlymouthClassicCarpetsInglewoodDrakesFurnishersWaverleyE.C.Dallison.WANGANUIWanganuiFurnishers.HAWKESBAYNapierFlatTackFlooringFirstHastingsCarpetWarehouseFlooringFirstWaipukurauBrookersFurnishers.PALMERSTONNORTHLewsCreativeFlooring.WELLINGTONCityFloorStorePetoneRidleyCuttingFlooringFirst.MARLBOROUGHBlenheimHubbersFurnishings.NELSONHubbersFurnishingsRichmondFlooringFirst.WESTCOASTWestportBradleysFurniture.CHRISTCHURCHCityCarpetKingdomHubbersFurnishingsRangioraHubbersFurnishings.TIMARUDonSimpsonCarpets.OTAGODunedinCarpetCompanyCromwellGuthrieBowronFlooringFirstWanakaLakelandFlooring.SOUTHLANDInvercargillHJsCarpetWorldHubbersFurnishingsWintonFlooringSpecialistsGoreThompsonFlooringWindowFurnishings.www.ooringrst.co.nzFreephone0800464748fordirectconnectiontoyourneareststore.YouchooseyoursavingsLookforthesetagsinstore.GOODBUYGreatvalueselections.BETTERBUYOurmostpopularcollections.BESTBUYPremiumrangeoffers. wordsAliceLeonardpicturesFrancesOlivercolourfulpeopletestpotartArtistTracyRasmussenstwinpassionsareorderandcolourinthatorder.Andshegoestoconsiderablelengthstocelebratethosequalitiesinherartworks.ForherAlphabetofColourworksforexamplesheboughtatestpotofeachcolourintheReseneTheRange2004and2005fandecksandletthenamesofthepaintsdeterminethenalartworkeachpaintcolourappearsinalphabeticalorderaccordingtoitsnameieallthepaintsstartingwithAareintherstcolumninalphabeticalorderandsoon.Theimpetusforthecolourchartworkswasa2004commissionfortheColumbardcorporatecrashpadsapartmentbuildinginAuckland.ResenepaintswerebeingusedontheprojectandTracywasinspiredbythecolourswatches.Eachtestpotwasusedtopaintonelittlerectangleofcolourontotheplywoodboardwhichwashercanvas.Eachlittlerectanglehadtobemaskedoffandpainted.Thepaintedareaswerethengivenabout10coatsofpolyurethaneforglossandphysicaldepth.AnorderedmindandapassionforcolourhasseenartistTracyRasmussenuseResenepaintsinsomeextraordinaryworks.ReseneSisalReseneClockworkOrangeTracyRasmussenArtist39 TracyisaperfectionistwithlotsofpatiencetheColumbardcommissioninvolved145worksandanartistwithlessdeterminationcouldeasilyhavebeentemptedtochoosealesslaboriousmethodology.AfterthatcommissionTracycontinuedwiththetheme.HerpieceTheAlphabetofColour2004wasanalistinthe2004WallaceArtAwardandwassnappeduponTradeMebyaLondon-basedcollector.Tracy27enjoystheresultsofherendeavoursandalthoughitdenitelyhelpsthattheartissaleabletohertheworksarenotthemainevent.TheworkisatangiblememoryoftheprocessshesaysbutitsthesystemIcreatedandwhichcreatedthemwhichistherealartwork.PaintcoloursareaperfectmediumforTracywholovestoworkwitheverydayanddomesticitems.Inher2002workBookcasemadeduringherstudiesforaBachelorofVisualArtsatAUTshegraduatedin2002therawmaterialwas654second-handhardcoverbooksselectedfortheirsizeandcolournottheircontent.Themainworkhasthebooksinawhitebookcaseorganisedintobandsofcolourandalphabeticallybyauthorwithintheircolourgroups.Smallerworksinthisseriesarevariouslybasedonthenumberofpagesineachbooktherstandlastsentencesinthebooksandauthorsnames.GivenherstrongsenseoforderitsnotsurprisingthatTracyhasalwayshadahankeringtobealibrarian.Anditmayyethappenshesveryversatile.ShehasspentthepastthreeyearsinSydneywhereshewasvisualmerchandiserforthefunkyandavantgardeSwedishdesignstorekikki.K.ShealsogainedaoristryqualicationinAustraliasoshecouldbetterexpressandenjoyherloveofcolourthroughowersandnowbackhomeinAucklandisstudyingFrenchwithaviewtolivinginFrance.ShesalsowaitingtoheartheresultsofherapplicationforaninternshipattheTateModerngalleryinLondon.WhereverTracyheadstonextshellnodoubtbeamassinginuencesandmaterialtocategoriseandcatalogueintointriguingworksofart.40 experiencetheworldatyourfeetFormoreinformationcall0800CAVALIER0800228254orvisitwww.cavbrem.co.nzBringaworldofbeautyintoyourhomewitharangeofcarpetsinspiredbytheuniquecoloursandtexturesofnature.Abeautythatiscraftedintoeverystrandofthenest100pureNewZealandwoolcarpetcreatedbyCavalierBremworth.Designedtolastandbeenjoyeditsnotjustcarpetitswhatyouliveyourlifeon.FeaturedcarpetsfromtoptobottomBaratheaAlderExemplarWhitneyMuseumAstorNephriteAngusTweedLomondElectraEmeraldGlitzDupionVerdureandNuanceBoulevard.BlackwoodGroupCAV0206 Haveyoueverwonderedwhyyourstunningnewchocolatebrownjumpersuddenlyadoptsanoff-puttingmuddyhuewhenyoutryitoninfrontofyourbedroommirrorOrwhytheredwallinyourloungelooksburntorangeatnightAndwhyyourReseneColorShopstaffwilladviseyoutopaintyourtestpotofcolourontoapieceofcardorrmpaperandmoveitabouttheroomyouintendtopaintsothatyoucanseeitunderdifferentlightsAlsotoviewyoursampleatnightunderarticiallightaswellasduringthedayTounderstandtheintricaciesofcolourtherstthingtorememberisthatwecanonlyseedifferentshadesiftheyareilluminated.Inorderforthemtobeanythingotherthandegreesofblackandwhitelighthastohitthesurfaceandbereectedback.Thebrightnessofthatlightismeasuredinunitscalledlumensthemorelumensthebrighterthelight.Onelumenisequivalenttooneluxwhichisthebrightnessoffourfullmoons.Humansneedaquarterofaluxtobeabletoseeatall.Inthedaytimeunderthebrightlightofthesunweseetheworldaroundusreectedincombinationsofthethreeprimarycoloursoflightredgreenandblue.Allshadesarecreatedfromthesethreehues.Whenequalamountsofredblueandgreenarereectedthebrainperceivestheresultaswhitewhentheyareabsentwegetblack.naturalversusarticialSowhenarethecoloursweseerealandwhenaretheynotInanidealscenariotruecolouristheshadeclosesttothatreecteddirectlybythesunwhichcontainsthefullspectrumoftherainbow.Wecanachievethisbyusingasmuchnaturallightaspossibleinourlivingworkingandcommercialspaces.Inthiscountrywhereweareblessedwithlotsofnaturallightwedojustthatsomanymodernbuildingsnowhaveglassfrontsorskylightscomparedtoolderones.Havingsaidthattherearenumerousarticiallightsourcesavailabletoustodaywithmanymoreintheprocessofbeingdeveloped.Theseareusedtocompensateforlackofnaturallightortoachievedeliberatecoloureffects.Asageneralruleofthumbwarmlightpinkredyellowaccentuateswarmcolourswhilecoldtonesbluesgreenswhitegreyenhancecoldertones.AccordingtolightingdesignengineerRobertVictorianoofPhilipsLightingitalldependsonwhichlightisrightforyourpurpose.colourwordsAnyaKusslerFromnaturaltoarticialfrombulbtouorescenthowdodifferentkindsoflightaffectthewayweperceivecolourlightseetheWhileredyellowandbluearetheprimarycoloursforitemslikepainttheprimarycoloursoflightincluderedandbluebutreplaceyellowwithgreen.42 picturesKallanMacLeodReseneDynamiteResenePoprockReseneSpanishWhiteandminiatureVitrachairsfromWorldDeluxeseenundervariouslightsatPhilipsLighting.www.lighting.philips.co.nztheFACErulesRobertsaysitseasytoidentifywhatyouneedthelighttoachievebyfollowingwhathecallstheFACErules.TheyareFstandsforfunction.WhatdoyouwanttoachievewiththelightDoyouwanttobringoutthebestinthecoloursofyourinteriorsandsofacushionsDoyouwanttolightupanentiresportseldDoesthelighthavetobepracticalforexampleinastudyAforambience.Thisisparticularlyimportantinhotelsorrestaurantswhereyouwanttocreateacertainatmospheretodrawincustomersorinretailtomakemerchandiselookappealingandexpensive.Orperhapsyouwanttocreatearelaxedmoodinacasuallivingarea.Coolbluelightwillenhanceanindoorpoolwhilewarmpinkswillsetthesceneinyourmeditationroom.Cforcomfort.DoyouseeaglareDoesthelightfeeltoohotEforeconomy.InotherwordswhatisthemostaffordablelightingsolutionforyourneedsarticiallightsourcesIncandescentlightwhichThomasEdisoninventedaround1879iswhereanelectricalcurrentheatsathinlamentinthebulbandsoproduceslight.Halogenlightsareatypeofincandescentbuthaveamoredirectedlightsoarebetterfortasklighting.ProsIncandescentlightbulbshaveperfectcolourrenderingarecheaptoproduceandworkwellonalternatingordirectingacurrent.Theyarecommonlyusedinhouseholdscommercialset-upsportablelightingfordecorativepurposesandinadvertisinglighting.ResenePearlLustaResenePoprockincandescentwarmlighthalogenmostaccuratecompactuorescentcoollightReseneDynamite43 ConsIncandescentlightingishideouslyexpensiveasalotofpowerisrequiredtoproducetheenergyonelightbulbonlylastsroughly1000hours.Theheatitgeneratesmakesthemtoohottotouchandsotheyaredangerousincertainsituations.IncandescentlightbulbsaregraduallybeingreplacedinmanyapplicationsbysourcesthatproducemorelightbutuselesselectricitysuchasuorescentlightingFluorescentlightinguseselectricitygeneratedthroughgasdischargeinanutshellatinyamountofmercuryinaphosphor-linedglasstubeemitsultravioletUVlight.ThephosphorabsorbstheUVlightandre-emitsitaslightthehumaneyecansee.ProsCompactuorescentlampsaresuperenergyefcienttheyproduceaquarteroftheheatperlumenofanincandescentlightbulbandlastaboutsixtimeslongerabout6000hours.ConsTotheconventionaleyeuorescentssometimesseemtoobrightandappeartomakecolourslookunnaturalandgarish.Tocombatthisoptfortheyellow-tubeduorescentssuchaswarmwhiteinsteadofpurewhiteonesoranextremelylow-wattagelamp.Alsouorescentlightcannotbeusedindimmers.Light-emittingdiodesLED.ThiswillbethemostpracticallightsourceintheyearstocomeaccordingtoRobertVictoriana.Generatedbyasemi-conductoritsthelightyouseeinashlightsandcellphones.ProsLEDsarevetimesaspower-efcientasuorescentlightingbutthereisacatchatpresentthemicrochipinsidetheLEDlightonlyemitslightinonedirection.Itdoesntreectitbackwhichmeansitdoesntallowustoseecolour.ThesolutionsaysRobertistodesignlensesthatgoontopoftheLEDanddispersethelight.whenlighttricksoursightMostofuswillhaveexperiencedthenavysockblacksockscenario.Youtakeapairofapparentlyblacksocksoutofthedrawerthenrealiselaterthatoneofthemisactuallyblue.Dontworryitdoesntmeanyourecolourblinditsacommonphenomenoncalledsamplemetamerism.Thereasonfortheopticalillusionisthatthewavelengthemissionbetweenvariouslightsourcessuchasincandescentanduorescentlightdiffers.Incandescentlightbulbsemitveryfewshortbluewavelengthswhichmakesithardtotellwhetheracolourweseeinsuchlightisdarkblueorblack.Fluorescentlightontheotherhandemitsmoreshort-wavelengthlightandsoitseasiertodistinguishthetwocolours.Ontheipsideyoucanalsohavetwoidenticalcoloursamplesthatlookvastlydifferentwhenviewedunderdifferentlights.Thisphenomenoncalledilluminant incandescentwarmlighthalogenmostaccuratecompactuorescentcoollight toptipWhereverpossibleitisbesttodevelopalightingplanatthesametimeasyourpaintscheme.Forexampleifyoudecidetopaintanyoftheroomsinadarkcolouryouarelikelytoneedmorelightingthanifyourwallswerepaleandwouldthereforereectthelight.ResenePoprockmetamerismexplainshowretailersorhomeownerscanuselighttopresenttheirproductoryourinteriorsinthemostatteringlight.Therearevariousothermetamerisms.Oneisobservermetamerismthefactthatindividualsperceivecolourslightlydifferently.Anotherisgeometricmetamerismthedifferentappearanceofcolourswhenseenfromdifferentanglesdistancesandlightpositions.DidyouknowthatonereasonmenandwomenoftenseecolourdifferentlyisthatthedistancebetweenawomanseyesisusuallyslightlylessthanamansMetamerismalsoaffectsthewayweviewpaintcolourchartswhichiswhyReseneusesactualReseneEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedpaintoncolourchartssuchasTheRangefandeckseries.Thenexttimeyouhaveacolourchartandatestpotthatyouthinkdontmatchtrywanderingoutdoorsyoulloftenndtheyareaperfectmatchanditisjusttheinteriorlightingthatismakingthemappeardifferent.Whateveryourgenderordomesticlightingarrangementscolourperceptionwillalwaysbeaverypersonalthingtimetorethinkthebrownjumperandtheredwallperhaps.incandescentwarmlighthalogenmostaccuratecompactuorescentcoollight46 step-by-stepwordsSharonNeweypicturesMarkHeaslipcreateaprettyposieFlowerarrangingisverydifferentthanthedayswhenlargesculpturalowerswerecarefullyconstructedinimpressivearrangements.Todaywelikeourowersmorecasualandcarefreelikeyouvejustwalkedinfromthegardenwithabunchofdewybloomsandhaphazardlyplacedtheminthenearestvasetohand.Ofcourseaswithmanythingsthatseeminglysimpleeffectisntaseasyasitlooks.ButwithafewtipsfromfriendlyoristMichelleHenryofRosesinMtEdenAucklandyoucancreateprettyposieslikethese.Todaysfashionisforlessgreeneryandmoreoralelements.InfacttheseposieshavehardlyaleafinsightandaremadeupofquitecottageybloomssuchashydrangeasweetpeadahliaSingaporeorchidsandbougainvillaea.SaysMichellePeoplewantmoreromanticfeminineandnostalgicarrangements.LikethosethatGrandmausedtohave.Itfollowsthecurrenttrendforvintagefashionandhandcraftedhomewares.BecauseofthecasualslightlymismatchedlookoftheposiesyoudonthavetobetoocarefulaboutcoloursaysMichelle.Anythinggoeswiththisstyle.Therearenorules.ForavaseshesuggestseithersomethingbrightlycolouredliketheseRiceglassvasesfromGermanyorsomethingalittleold-fashionedlikecutglassorevenanoldjug.Narrow-neckedvasesarebestforthistypeofarrangementastheyallowtheposietosplayoutintoitssphericalshape.Withthefashionforowerarrangementstendingtowardsmorecarefreestylescreatingaposiedoesntrequireadegreeinengineering.48 stylingMichelleHenryStep1Collectaselectionofprettyowersincludingonetypeyoullneedtwoorthreebloomsthatwillbeusedasthebaseoranchorbloom.Hydrangeasaregoodforthisasisanyotherlargerbloomlikepeoniesfull-blownrosesdahliatulipsorotherspringbulbs.Oryoucanusefoliagesuchasmagnolialeavesasyourbase.Step2Holdingthebaseowersrmlyinonehandstarttothreadtheotherowersinarandompatternbetweenthebaseowersandthroughyourhand.Trimthestalksafterthreadingifitmakeshandlingeasier.Keepbuildinguptheowerarrangementuntilyouhaveaquitetightsphereofowers.Step3Tieapieceoftwinearoundtheowerstalkssothatthearrangementholdsitsshape.Placeintoyourvaseofchoice.ThreealternativeposielooksinGerman-madeRiceglassvasesfromRoses.stylingMichelleHenryFloristMichelleHenry.BackgroundcolourReseneMoonbeam.Seeoverleafformoretipsonhowtotreatcutowers.ReseneSargentPepperReseneWoodstock49 Somemoretipstokeepyourcutowerslookinggood.owerpowerbeginnersguideto...wordsMarySearletipsoraldesignersMeganDickinsonAucklandandHelenHebberdNelsonStartbypurchasinggoodqualityfreshowers.Ifyourepickingowersfromyourgardentrytodosointhecoolofmorningoraftersunset.Selectowersinbudratherthanfullyopen.Removeallleavesthatwillappearbelowthewaterlevelotherwisetheywillrotandpollutethewater.Re-cutthestemsonadiagonalusingasharpknifeorscissorsandplungethemintofreshcoldwater.Allowthemtositinthewaterforatleastanhourbeforearranging.Bycuttingstemsonadiagonalyouexposethemaximumsurfaceareatotakeupwater.Whenselectingowersworkinoddnumbersforexamplethreeveorsevenofeachtypeofower.Ifyoucannotdecidewhatcombinationofowerstousejustpurchaseonetypeofowerinbulk.Oneitemenmasseisfoolproof.Certainowerslastlongerinwaterthanothersalstroemeriasliliesandtulipswilllookgoodforageswhereasrosescangooffquicklyifnotlookedafterandirisesdontlastlongatall.Likepeopledifferentowershavetheirownparticularquirks.Somesuchaspeoniesandwaterliliescloseasnight.Othersliketulipsandanemoneswillcontinuetogrowafterbeingpickedandwillneedtohavetheirstemstrimmedeverycoupleofdays.Andothersgerberasforinstancewillturntofacethelight.Combiningthevasewiththeowersisveryimportant.Thecolourformandheightofthevasewilldeterminewhatowersyoucanuseinit.Ratherthandottingthedifferentowersevenlythroughoutthearrangementgrouptypestogetherinbunchestwoorthreeatatime.Beawarethatdifferentcolourscreatedifferenteffects.Bluesarerecedingcoloursandconsequentlyarenotgoodatnight.Redsandpurpleshaveafeelingofopulenceyellowsarebrightandcheerfulwhilegreensarerestful.Amonochromaticcolourschemeisverydramaticyetsoothingastheresnottoomuchfortheeyetotakein.Adddifferenttexturestothearrangementformoreinterestroughsmoothuffyshinytwiggyandprickly.Rosehipsseedpodsfruitandgumnutscanalsolookgood.Keepthewatertoppedupdailyandchangeiteverysecondday.Keepowersoutofdirectsunlightandensuretheroomiswellventilatedespeciallyinsummertoprolongthelifeoftheowers.ReseneGenevaReseneSargentPepper50 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specialBUYNOW....PAYNOTHINGFOR5MthsCONDITIONSAPPLYwww.window-treatments.co.nzDISCOVERYOURDESIGNOPTIONS...FACTORYDIRECTMADEINN.Z.WithourcustomersexpectationsforemostWindowTreatmentsNZLtdisacompanycommittedtoprovidingunsurpassedproductandserviceatcompetitivelevels.OnbehalfoftheWindowTreatmentsteamIamsurethatyouwillenjoydoingbusinesswithWindowTreatmentsandIofferyoumypersonalguaranteeofqualityandsatisfactionataffordableprices.GraemeRoseManagingDirectorWINDOWTREATMENTSNZLTDPH0800363639anytime...LocationsNationwideFREEPRODUCTCATALOGUEAVAILABLESAVEUPTO30onALLofourstylishblindsshuttersawnings......themoreyoubuythebiggerthediscountyoureceive...PLUSFREEmeasureFREEquoteandFREEinstallation...SHUTTERSABOLDALTERNATIVE...THENATURALBEAUTYOFCEDAR...VERSATILITYWITHVERTICALS...EXPANDYOUROUTDOORLIVING...UNIQUESTYLEWITHVENETIANS...OurnewrangeofMermetIntelligentFabricssetanewfarsuperiorstandardforsolarprotectionfabricsblockingoutbetween74and100ofdamagingUVrayswhilstmaintaininganexcellentexteriorview.AfabricofthefutureMermetMScreencanalsoreduceenergyconsumptionbyupto33.Fortheultimateinautomationandconvenienceblindscanbemotorisedandmakeuseofsunsensorswhichwillautomaticallyraiseandlowertheblindsasthelightlevelsreachapre-setlevel.SOLARPROTECTIONWITHAVIEW... EntertainerJackieClarkedisplaysherpassionforcollectionsandKiwianainherAucklandhome.doingitwordsSharonNeweypicturesFrancesOlivercollectingqueenthe57 TherecenttrendforminimalistinteriorswentcompletelyunacknowledgedbyentertainerandsingerJackieClarke.HerGreyLynnhousesharedwithlm-makerpartnerGrantLahoodandtheirtwoyoungsonsistheantithesisofthelookthankstotheirpassionforcollectionsandKiwiana.AspeciallybuiltglasscasehousesJackiescollectionofsnowdomesthewallsinoneofthesittingroomsarenearlycoveredbyGrantscollectionofMtTaranakiimageshewasraisedinTaranakiandabovethereplaceisanarrayoffakestuffedanimalheads.TherearecarvedwoodenMaoriheadsethnicmasksukulelesthelistsgoon.ThereisevenacollectionofSpanishbullghtingimagesandreliefcarvingswhichJackiedefendsasbeingveryKiwianareminiscentofallofthosemockSpanishsmalltowncoffeehouseswithswirlingstuccowalls.JackiebelievesherpassionforcollectingbeganinchildhoodwhensheusedtohelpherAuntMargathereamarketstall.Iwasfascinatedbythediscoveryofallofthesetreasuresessentiallyotherpeoplesjunk.AlsoasatwinwithsisterRobynIlikemultiples.Notjustafewbutmany.Ithinkahandfulofsnowdomeswouldlooknaffbutacollectionlooksne.ThenlaterwhentouringwithbandslikeMarchingOrderstheNetherworldDancingToysandWhentheCatsBeenSpayedshewouldgravitatetothelocalsecond-handstoresandbuypiecesforhercollections.Nowwehavefriendswhoarepropsbuyersformoviesandtheycomeacrossallsortsofthingswemightlike.Collectinghasalsobecomeeasierthankstotheinternet.IhavetobecarefulIdontbecomeaTradeMejunkie.BrownpaperparcelsturnuponthedoorstepandGrantwonderswhatonearthIveboughtnow.HerfavouritecollectionisrelativelysmallatrioofspecialeditionmusicalJimBeambottlesfashionedtolooklikethreefamousMaorichiefgurines.Thecollectionsarenotofcoursesimplyaboutthethings.Jackiehasaconstantreminderoftheplacesshehasbeenandthepeopleassociatedwithvariouspieces.Ithinkahandfulofsnowdomeswouldlooknaffbutacollectionlooksne.58 WithafamilyofherownhomehasbecomemoreimportanttoJackie.WhenItravelthesedaysIspendalotoftimedyingtogetbackhomeawayfromthosemotelrooms.HomeisavillathatGrantandJackiehaveownedforanumberofyearsandhaverenovatedacoupleoftimesoncetoaddanewkitchenanddiningareaandmorerecentlytoaddamainbedroomandfamilylivingarea.Ithascertainlyprovidedmorewallspacetodisplaythecollections.AndworkthesedaysisstilltherichvarietyithasalwaysbeenforJackie.HerlatestprojectisverydeartoherheartaCDoforiginalsongsputtogetherwithfellowmusiciansguitaristanddrummerWayneBellandsongwritersingerCallieBlood.ThetriohasbeenmakingmusictogetherindifferentguisesformanyyearsbutnallygotTheDarlingstogetherveyearsagoperformingalternativecountryrenditionsofNewZealandsongs.NowtheyhavelaunchedaCDTheCicadaSessionswhichisavailableinmusicstores.JackiedescribesitaspopwithatwistalittlebitDixieChicks.Ithasalreadyattractedsomegreatreviews.IhavespentsomuchtimesingingcoversandnowInallygettosingoriginalssaysJackie.OtherprojectsJackiehasbeeninvolvedinincludethemusicalSweetCharityandTVsNewZealandIdolandHereToStayinwhichshetracedherScottishancestryJackieisalsopartSamoanandpartnon-specicPakehamix.ShealsosingscoverswithherotherbandLadyKillersisaregularatChristmasintheParkeventsandmadeadocumentaryaboutwarsongswithpartnerGrantwhichairedonAnzacDay.JustsolongasanyoftheworkdoesnttakeherawayfromhomefortoolongfromGranttheboysStanandErnieandhercollectionsIhavetobecarefulIdontbecomeaTradeMejunkie.BrownpaperparcelsturnuponthedoorstepReseneHotAugustReseneSoapstone59 comfortclasswordsLieslJohnstone60 WhenMaryRobertsrstlaideyesonplansforherownmostrecentresidentialprojectinChristchurchsseasidevillageofSumnerexcitementwastingedwithpanic.AseasonedinteriordesignerwhoshighlyaestheticallyattunedaftermanyyearsworkinginfashionandcosmeticsinternationallyMaryisnotoftenfazed.Oncestartedonaprojectshepossessesanunshakeablefaithinherownvisionforinteriorspaces.Thatseveninthefaceoftradespeoplesayingcertainunprecedentedwishesmightbeintheirtoo-hardbasket.ButwhenhusbandPeteranaccountantshowedMarytheengineersdrawingsofthishomeanditsaircrafthangar-likedimensionsshedidfeelataddaunted.Howcouldshemakesuchanimpressivelyhard-edgedmoderniststructureintoapersonalhavenandretreatAfewmonthsofintensivethoughtandprojectmanagementlateritbecameclearanyuncertaintyhadbeenunfounded.Maryhasachievedahomethatpossessesitsownbrandofintimacyinspiteofitsbigboldspaces.Itwasntasifthecouplewasaccustomedtosmallrooms.Oneoftheirprevioushousesspreaditselfover650squaremetresofoorareaonChristchurchsMountPleasantanotheraMykonos-inspireddwellingonanincrediblysteepsectionwasalsolargeandsetoverthreelevels.Liketheirpreviousdwellingsthishouseiswonderfullycoastalwithitsmainlivingareasupstairsseeminglysuspendedabovethebeach.Theirhousespositiononeroads-widthfromsandisnaturallyitsdeningfeature.Thereforethedesignsstartingpointwasagivenoptimisingthewonderfulseaviews.Intheconservatorydiningareaforexampledouble-glazedwindowsandceilingsopenuptotheviewandsky.Itsafavouritespaceforfriendsandvisitors.Maryfeltherchallengewastomakethehousefeelwelcomingandcosydespitetheopenoutlook.Tothisendshesfoundthatthemodernminimalistlookcanendowcomforttoalevelthattraditionalorembellishedluxuryoftendoesnt.Thisisnotaplacewhereyoullspyanycabriolelegsorpreciousantiques.Maryhasoptedforelegantlysimplelarge-scalesquareandrectangularfurniture.Everythingisfabulouslyfunctionalbuteverypieceisalsoabsolutelytruetostyleevendowntoalargemacrosuedegrand-daughterstoybox.picturesJulietNicholasTurningalargemodernhouseintoherownpersonalisedhavenwasachallengehandledwithaplombbydesignerMaryRoberts.ReseneCutGlass61 alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages66-6962 Somehousesregardlessofbudgetaryrestraintoreventhelackofitcanfeelreallyuncomfortableandasifyoushouldntreallysitdownortouchanything.WorkingouthowahomeisgoingtobeactuallyusedanddesigningforcomfortisincrediblyimportantsaysMary.Continuoususeofthesamematerialsinthesamenishesnamelyconcreteironglassandblondeoakandthemesresultsinthesortofcomfortthatemergesfromsophisticatedrestraint.TheSalleecarpetusedthroughoutisachocolate-earthcolourwithsumptuouspurpleovertones.Marytakesherdesignphilosophystraightfromnature.Theoorisyourground.Istartwiththegroundandbuildupwards.Thewallssomeinsquareoakpanelsarelikethetreesandtheceilingsyoursky.AlthoughtheoorareaMaryhadtoworkwithwaslargeforadomesticspaceshehascleverlydivideditintoroomsforapurpose.ThetwoupstairsdiningareasareMarysmadegreatuseofnatureswarmestcomfortcoloursthroughout.ChooseReseneZyloneSheenVOCFreeforinteriorwallsforbetterindoorairqualityandaluxuriouslowsheennish.63 human-sizedratherthanoverwhelminglylarge.Thesameistrueforthesquare-edgedPoggenpohlkitchenwhichhasintimateviewsofthenearbygreenhillsidedottedwithcottagesandhouses.SureenoughMarycarriesthecomfortthroughbyensuringthebarstoolsareanexerciseinseatedluxurywiththeirsquarecushionedtops.TheyinvitegueststorestanddreamwhiletalkingtothecookorgazingbeyondwindowstoScarboroughsslopes.Maryenvisagesactualeventswhenplanningrooms.Downstairsforinstancetheresanotherlargelivingspacewithitsownkitchendesignedwithlargepartiesinmind.Everythingsbeensecond-guesseddowntowheredifferentage-groupswillsitandwhattheirneedsandwantswillbe.Furniturewhetherxedorintroducedisallgenerouslyproportionedtosuitthehomesscale.Upstairsthecouchescancomfortablyseat14themasterbedsaCaliforniankingsizeandtheofcedesksalargerectangulartable.Marysmadegreatuseofnatureswarmestcomfortcoloursthroughout.ReseneFudgeReseneCongoBrownandReseneGargoylearerepeatedlyemployed.Aneye-catchingfeaturewallseenfromtheentrancewayAlthoughtheoorareaMaryhadtoworkwithwaslargeshehascleverlydivideditintoroomsforapurpose.AvoidyspotsonceilingswithReseneFlyDeterrent.Designedtodiscourageiesfromlandingonthepaintedsurfaceitreducestheappearanceofunwantedyspots.64 GetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneFudgeReseneCongoBrownReseneGargoyleandReseneRedRedRed.TimberfurnitureinlightoakdesignedbyhomeownerMaryRobertsandBradMawsonofUrbanFurnitureChristchurchCarpetImpalaincolourTangofromSalleeLoungesuiteMiramarrangewithlengthadaptedbyDavidShawinMacrosuedecolourBuffonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsOpen-treadsteelstairsunderlitbyblueLEDlightsGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoReseneTeaandReseneGravel.BathroomvanityopaqueglassinstainlesssteelframesmadebyUrbanFurniture.AutumnbrownglasstopbyGlasstechisacustom-madestainlesssteelmeshpanelwhichvisuallyrepeatsmetalusedonthewindowsandstairbalustradeandintroducesintriguingtexturaldetail.AsforthemesMarydecidesontheseattheoutsetandneverveersoffcourse.InmylasthouseIhadwhitemarblelacqueredblackfurnitureandcurveseverywherehoweverinthisoneIvebuiltupontheideaofthestrengthofthesquareandthedramacreatedbygeometricrecessesspeciallightingandcontrastingtextures.Eachdetailaccountsforasmuchplanningandsourcingaslargermoreobviousfeatures.Eventinyhandlesonthesmallestdrawersaremetallicsquares.IfapieceoffurnitureMaryalreadyownsisntgoingtoworkwithahousesthemescoloursstyleorscaleshesimplyeditsitoutintostorage.OnceIvenishedeverythingstays.Idontre-domyinteriorsortweakanythinglaterMarysays.AlthoughIdoensurethefurniturecanbereconguredindifferentroomstotdifferentpurposesandeventsastheyhappen.Certainconstantsaremaintainedofcoursephotosoflovedonesinherbedroomanddressingroomvasesofherfavouriteowerspleasingtexturesfabricsandcolours.IliketofeelthatIcancomehomeickonmusicandlightsandenjoymysurroundingsasasanctuaryanescapefromabusynoisycomplicatedworld.Anditsincrediblyimportanttofeelthatalthoughaplaceisdesignedindetailitcanbeenjoyedcasuallytothefull.Theresnothingbetterthanshandchipsandbeeronthecoffeetableandaroomfulloffriendswatchingsportintotalcomfortevenspreadthroughouttheroomat4aminsleepingbags.ItsMarysrecipeforcontentedlivingrigorousdetailedplanningwhichleadstolaid-backenjoymentofasumptuouscomfortableresult.ReseneRedRedRedReseneBeethovenReseneLemonTwistReseneGargoyleReseneHillaryReseneFudge65 alternativesolutionAstrikingcustom-designedfeaturewallunderpinsthiscontemporaryscheme.ReseneBlackWhite66 ReseneKamikazeReseneWickedResenePohutukawaResenePacikaThisfreshmodernandcleanspacedrawsonmyworkwithcommercialinteriorswherethecolourpalettesusedareoftenbolder.AsashowcasetoResenepaintsandtoaddsomefunIvecreatedthefeaturewallasagridofcolourratherthanjustonecolour.Theyarestronglylocalcoloursreectingthetonesfoundinouroraandvegetation.Ivealsousedlocallymadefurnitureandaccessories.ItsquiteachallengingspacecolourwiseandwouldnotbetoeveryoneslikingWithsuchalargespacethevariousareashavebeendenedwithoorrugsandtheinternaldoorsshouldbetakentofullheighttoopticallymaximisethestudheight.mobile0272185608emaillizworkspacedesign.co.nzLizKerbyofWorkspaceDesignAucklandsuggeststhisalternativesolutionSingleEdgeChairFormawww.forma.co.nzFantailcushionsEonDesignCentrewww.eon.co.nzLinkcoffeetableinwhiteSimonJamesDesignwww.simonjamesdesign.comPendantTankLightorangeSimonJamesDesignwww.simonjamesdesign.cominConnect4ideasfabricVividTextiles093028885Bealeythree-seatersofaSimonJamesDesignwww.simonjamesdesign.cominCall5AnytimefabricVividTextiles09302888567 alternativesolutionDenedspacesgivesthisroomexibility.ReseneQuarterParchment68 ReseneEighthPuttyReseneRamblerReseneRagingBullReseneTripleHillaryThespaceisveryhorizontallargeandopen.Therevisedroomdesignintroducessomeverticalelementsanddividesthespacewithamovablestorageunitwhilestillenablingittobeopenedupintoasinglespaceforlarge-scaleentertaining.Themutedtonesofthetexturedwallpapersandmainlybrownandblackfurnitureisoffsetbyoccasionalcolourhighlightsforexamplethefour-seatersofacoveredinalargeandbrightlypatternedfabrictheredcarpetrunnersittingbeneaththemobiledisplayunitandcolourfulglassware.Theexistingtileooringisretainedasitiscomplementarytotheoveralldesign.HeatherThorleyinteriordesignerofColourOptionsParaparaumusuggeststhisalternativesolutiontallredglasswarebyKatieBrownZeaYouGalleryTaupo073781361phone042986251emailcolouroptionsparadise.net.nzwebwww.colouroptions.co.nzShantungshelvesFreedomFurniturewww.freedomfurniture.co.nz0800373336NordcoffeetableFormawww.forma.co.nzSudfour-seatersofaFormawww.forma.co.nzinAbodeVivaRedEarthfabricWarwickFabricswww.warwick.co.nzSudchairsFormawww.forma.co.nzinTribecca14OnyxfabricRoylstonHouse095202400GreenglasswarebyJohnPenmanZeaYouGalleryTaupo073781361wallpaperonfeaturewallVisionPremiumTextureCollectionHatchwww.visionwalls.co.nzavailablefromReseneColorShopswallpaperVisionModernLivingNetworkwww.visionwalls.co.nzavailablefromReseneColorShops69 dontrushintoThesedayswehatehavingtowaitforthings.Andachievingthelookwewantinourhomesisnoexception.Whenrenovatingitssotemptingtorushinandstartstrippingwallpaperandsimplypaintingorpaperingoveryouroldwallliningswithoutrstconsideringwhetheryouwillendupwiththenishandcomfortyoureallywant.Byreplacingratherthanreusingyouroldexistingwallliningsitismucheasiertonotonlygetasuperblysmoothwallnishbuttobuildinahostof21stcenturybenetsatthesametimelikeinsulationinthewallstomakeyourhomewarmerdrierandeasierandcheapertoheatpowerpointsandlightswitcheswhereyouneedthemyoucancheckthesafetyofyourexistingwiringatthesametimemodernconveniencessuchasphoneTVinternetoutletssecurityalarmandasurround-soundhomeentertainmentsystem.Nowifyouthinkthatallsoundsliketoomuchbotherandrathercostlyyoucouldntbemorewrong.Anexperiencedbuilderorplasterboardinstallerandstoppercanremoveexistingwallliningsandinstallnewonesquicklyandwithminimumfuss.WhatsmoregettingbrandnewGIBPlasterboardwallliningsGIB-Covealongwithnewskirtingsandarchitravesaswellasinsulationonexteriorwallswillcostaroundjust300extraperroomSodontbeinarushtohirethatwallpapersteamerfordaysonendwhenforalittleextrainvestmentyoullendupwithasuperiornishaswellasawarmerdrierhome.advertisingfeaturewallliningdecisions70 Wallpapersteamerhire40aday.DiscoveringtheresabetterwayFREE.BeforeyoustartstrippinggenerationsofwallpaperandpaintanddealingwithcracksholesandcrumblingcornersgetyourFREEGIBLivingSolutionsRenovationKittodiscoverabetterway.Itsgotalltheinformationyoullneedtoturnyournewhouseintothehomeyoureallywantandtogetitrightrsttime.ItincludesacomprehensiveRenovationguideaWorkbooktohelpyoubringyourplanstolifeandaPlanningGuidetocoachyouthroughthebuildingprocess.SowhetheryoureplanningaminormakeoverorsomethingawholelotbiggerorderyourFREEGIBLivingSolutionsRenovationKittoday.Call08004424663orgotogib.co.nzrenovateWithwell-consideredchoicesyoullgetthehomeyoureallywant.drierwithGIBAqualineDevelopedspecicallyforuseinareassubjecttohighlevelsofdamagingsteamcondensationwaterleaksandsplashesGIBAqualinehasawaterresistantcorecontainingspecialwaxpolymerstohelppreventmoisturepenetrationanddamagecausedbymoistureandsteam.quieterwithGIBNoiselineWhetherreducingtheamountofnoiseenteringaroomorpreventingitescapingadoublelayerofGIBNoiselineinconjunctionwithothermeasureslikePinkBattsSilencerinsulationcandothetrick.Itllreducenoisetransmissionbetweenroomsandalsobetweenoorsintwo-storeyhomesbyaround50tougherwithGIBToughlineCertainareasofahomearesubjecttogreaterwearandtear.RepairingdamagetowallsurfacesandliningscanbeminimisedbyusingGIBToughline.ItsmuchtougherthanGIBStandardPlasterboardduetoaspecialhigh-densitycorereinforcedwithabreglassmesh.moreenvironmentallyfriendlyAllGIBplasterboards13mmorgreaterinthicknesshavereceivedEnvironmentalChoicecertication.EnvironmentalChoicerecognisesthegenuinemovesmadebylocalmanufacturerstoreducetheirenvironmentalimpactsandisanindependentguidetogreenproducts.getsomehelpGIBoffersarangeoffreeguidestohelpyougetstartedwithrenovationthinkingwhetheryoureplanningaminormakeoverorsomethingawholelotbigger.Youcancallthemon08004424663orgotowww.gib.co.nzrequestkittoorderyourfreeGIBLivingSolutionsRenovationKit. wordsJoGaultInsulationisnotsomethingwehavebeenverydiligentaboutinthepast.Surewereatoughlotbutthebenetsofeffectiveinsulationwarmdryhomesandlowerenergybillsareencouragingpeopletobegintotakeitseriously.TheGovernmentisalsotakinginsulationseriouslyandinOctober2007introducednewminimumstandardsregardingtheinsulationofproperties.Thebiggestchangeistherequirementfordouble-glazinginallnewbuildingsandmajorextensionsintheSouthIslandandCentralPlateauareaoftheNorthIsland.Thisalonewillmean30lessenergyisusedtokeepthesehomeswarm.Ifyoureabouttorenovateanoldvillayoullprobablyndithasnoformofinsulationatall.Butdontdespairrenovationistheperfecttimetoinstallinsulation.Anuninsulatedhomewillloseabout42ofitsheatthroughtheceilingandroof24throughwallsand12eachthroughwindowsanddraughtydoors.Surprisinglyonly10islostthroughtheoor.Basedonthoseguresitmakessensetolookatinsulatingceilingsrst.Thereareseveralmethodstochoosefrom.Ifyouredoingtheworkyourselfyouneedtolookatblanketsegmentsorrollsofinsulationeitherinbreglasspolyesterorwool.Fibreglassmadefrom80recycledglassisprobablythepreferredoptionforitseffectivenessandvalueformoney.Theonlydownsideisthatitcancauseirritationtoskineyesnoseandthroatssoalwaysuseglovesamaskandgoggleswhenhandlingit.Polyesterwooloramixtureofthetwoalsocomeinhandyrollstorunoutinaroofspaceorcutintosegmentsforttingbetweenframingtimbers.Theytendtocostmorethanbreglassandcanbeslightlytrickiertocutbutwontcauseskinirritations.WhenbuyingtheseproductsbeawareoftheRvaluewhichistheratingmaterialsaregivenfortheirinsulationabilitythehighertheratingthemoreeffectivetheinsulation.Itsnotquiteassimpleasthathowever.DependingonwhereinthehousetheinsulationwillbeusedandalsowhereinNewZealandyoulivetherewillbedifferentRvaluerequirements.Afulllistofminimumandbestpracticerequirementscanbefoundatwww.standards.co.nz.Ifyouhavealow-pitchedroofyoumaybewonderinghowonearthyoucantinsulationmaterialintosuchatrickyspace.Thisiswhereloosellinsulationisperfectasitgetsblowninbymachineandwilllleverynookandcranny.Materialchoicesforthismethodincludemaceratedpapermadefromrecyclednewspaperwithareretardantadded.Thisisthecheapestoptionthoughithasacoupleofdownsidessuchasmoistureretentioniftheresaleakanditcansettleovertimetherebylosingsomeofitseffectiveness.Mineralwoolismoreexpensivebutunlikethepaperwontcreatedustorsettleandisntarerisk.EstimatinghowmuchmaterialisneededtolltherequiredspaceandcreatetherightRvalueiscritical.Itsajobthatneedstobecarriedoutbyaprofessional.Itsalsoworthlookingatwallinsulationifyoureundertakinggeneralhouserenovations.Withtimber-framedconstructioninsulationcanbeplacedwithintheframethoughyoumayneedtoincreasetheframesizeinkeepingoutthecoldresponsiblerenovatingTherightinsulationcantransformacolddraughtydamphouseintoonethatswarmanddryanditwilldramaticallyshrinkyourpowerbill.ReseneBillyTReseneBluegrassReseneBianca72 ordertoobtainoptimuminsulation.Therearealsotechniquesforinjectingwater-resistantlooseinsulationorfoamintoholesdrilledintheinnerwallliningorexteriorcladding.Howeverthisislessreliablebecauseitshardtoassesswhetherallthegapshavebeenlled.Denitelyajobfortheprofessionals.OfcoursewallliningssuchasGIBPlasterboardareakeycomponentinanyinsulationschemeandifitsnoisecontrolyoureafterGIBNoiselinecanbeused.Reectivefoilisnolongerusedtoinsulatewallsitdoesntmeetminimumstandardsbutisstilleffectiveasunderoorinsulationparticularlywithblanketinsulationattached.Likeanyinsulationitneedsaperfecttforoptimumeffectivenesssoallgapsmustbesealed.Duetothepossibilityofelectricalcablesrunningundertheoorthelayingoffoilinsulationcanberiskycablingcanbepiercedorifitsincorrectlyinstalledyoumayendupwithaliveoor.Hireaprofessionalinstallerorgetanelectriciantoinspectit.Expandedpolystyrenewhichcomesinrigidfoamsheetsisapopularchoiceforunderconcreteoors.Itsalsoverymulti-functionalandcanbeusedtoinsulatewallsandceilings.Forthemorerainypartsofthecountryawell-ventedunderoorspacewithanadditionallayerofpolythenesheetingonthegroundiseffectiveatkeepingdampnessatbayrememberdampunder-oortimbersattractfungus.Ifyourereplacingoldwindowsthinkcarefullyaboutdouble-glazingevenifyoudontliveinanareawhereitsnowrequired.InEuropeitswidelyusedasaformofinsulationtripleglazingisfairlystandardinsomeScandinaviancountriesandfornoisereductionyoullndmosthousesbymajorroadsinEnglandhavedouble-glazing.Noteveryonesbudgetwillstretchtodouble-glazingsocheaperoptionsincludetheobvioussuchasheavythermal-backedcurtainsthattsnuglyaroundwindowframesandpelmetsthatreducedraughts.Theresnodenyingthatspendingmoneyoninsulationreapsmanybenets.NotonlywillitgiveyouawarmerdrierhomewithlowerenergybillsbutitwillaccordingtoarecentOtagoUniversitystudyenhanceyouroverallhealthandwell-being.Tondoutmoreaboutinsulationtakealookatwww.smarterhomes.org.nzwww.energywise.org.nzandwww.consumerbuild.org.nz.OrforAustraliaseewww.greenhouse.gov.auyourhome.Anuninsulatedhomewillloseabout42ofitsheatthroughtheceilingandroof24throughwallsand12eachthroughwindowsanddraughtydoors.toptipWhichevertypeofinsulationyouchoosetheobjectiveisareallysnugtbecauseeventhesmallestofgapswillsignicantlyreduceeffectiveness.Forreallycoldareasinsulatecoldwaterpipesseparatelyaswellashotwaterpipeswithspecialpipeinsulation. wordsRachelMacdonaldpicturesJulietNicholascolourfulpeopleooredbygreatartThirty-somethingyearsagoHughwasalow-countryshepherdonemanastocksaddleandadog.Thatinawaywashisintroductiontothewoolindustryhesaysarealgrassrootsstart.AshelookedfornewchallengeshewentfromworkingthelandinSouthlandtolearninghistradeinayarndealershipinChristchurchsourcingspecialistwoolsfromchosenbreeders.Fromherehisinvolvementinrugswasanaturalprogression.WewereendingupwithalotofredundantcarpetyarnsandIsupposeIwaslookingforawaytomakethemusefulheexplains.Thethingiscarpetbresreallydonttranslateacrosstorugstheyaretwoverydifferentcolourcultures.ThemoreIthoughtaboutitthoughthemoredeterminedIwastomakeareallygreatKiwirug.BetweentheindustryknowledgehehadgarneredhimselfandextensivebrainstormingwithWoolResearchNewZealandheassembledashort-listofthequalitiesthatmightgointosuchaproduct.HeevencameupwithanameforhisnewbusinessDilanaasynthesisofhisdogsnameDiandtheLatinwordforwool.Andtheredespitedollopsofdedicationtheideaalmostfoundered.IgotsomedesignideastogetherwiththehelpofWoolsofNewZealandandopenedashowroomwithaworkshopabove.Andnothinghappenedheremembers.ThenSolobyJohnReynolds.HughBannermanRug-maker74 EdithRyanwhowasheadoftheCraftsCouncilformanyyearsofferedmeanexhibitioninWellingtonandeverypiecesold.Thedifferencelayinpromotingarugaspurelypracticalneutralordinaryandsuitableforanywhereorpresentingitasadesignedobjectapieceofart.ThismayaccountforwhyDilanastippingpointcamewhenHughtookspaceintheChristchurchArtsCentreinthelate1980s.Suddenlywehadlotsofvisitorscomingthroughandwereexposedtoallsortsofnewideas.AndquitebyaccidentIwasrubbingshoulderswithup-and-comingartistswhoarenowsomeofthecountrysmostcelebratedtalentshesays.ItwasthestartofagreatchemistrybetweenusIknewwoolandcarpetmanufactureandthesepeoplewerethefuturesoulofthedesignindustryinNewZealand.FromthentonowHughsrugshavebeenacollaborationbetweenhouseholdfunctionandgreatNewZealandart.Andthatsverymuchhowtheartistsseeittoo.NameslikeHotereFrizzellPeeblesChilcottLyallandWellshavedesignednotjustoneworkbutwholeseriesallmeticulouslyreplicatedinhand-tuftedcolour.Forthemitssimplynowapartoftheiroeuvre.CarpetisthemediumsaysartistBingDawedescribingtheappeal.Ilikeplayingaroundwithimagesandcarpethasaniceform.Youcanre-createalandscapeyoucanwalkinaroundandonit.Hughhimselflearntalotaboutformandcolourovertheyearsheadmits.Theresulthasbeentheevolutionofhisowntastesincolourwhicharetypicallytechnicalintheirfoundation.IdontpersonallytendtofavouranyoneindividualshadeIgomorefortheharmonyofseveralalongsideeachother.Anyonecolouronitsowninapuristsensecanseemlackingwithoutthesupportofoneorseveralsecondaryunderlyingonesheexplains.Iseeblackorwhiteasthetwosimplestchoicestouseascontrasts.ForexampleInditmucheasiertoappreciatethecolourvalueofsayarichchocolatebrownwhenitcanbemeasuredagainstblackratherthanwhenitsjustviewedonitsown.Ofcourseanyothercolourscanbeusedasthatsecondarycontrastandtheresultscanbeanywherefromelevatingtofranklypolitical.NaturallytheartistswithwhomheworksareexpertsintheirownpalettesandformsandwhenabuyerlikesthoseshadesandthatstyletherugworksforthemaswellasanypaintingorsculpturemightdoobservesHugh.DonPeeblesforexampleworkedwithusbackinthe1980sandtaughtussomuchaboutcolourandcompositionheexplains.Andwecannowexecutethesetoareallysophisticatedlevel.Itcanhowevertakeforevertogetthedyesright.AlotofKateWellsworkisparticularlytrickyforexamplehesays.ThatswhyweendupcreatingnewshadesliketheWellsochreandtheHoterered.ReseneEighthBlancReseneStonehengeClematisbyTimMain.StockTakebyBingDawe.75 SuchcoloursasthesearenowalsomakingthetransitionintocarpetsasKiwiartunderfootattractsagreaterfollowingintheinternationalmarketandDilanaevolvestotakeadvantageofthisnewniche.Backin1998welookedatmovingsomeofourartiststowardsmachine-maderugsandtooksomeMichaelReidandKateWellsdesignstoCarpetsInterwhichispartoftheTaiPinggroup.AtthispointwewereaskedtodotheAirNewZealandFirstClassloungeswitharchitectNoelLaneandartistGavinChilcottwhichiswherewerstcametotheattentionofdesignguruTerenceConransaysHugh.AndthenthreeyearsagowegottalkingtoDenmarksEgeCarpets.WewerecommissionedtooortheChristchurchLibraryandaskedBingDawetodoithiswasthesculptureoutside.TheonlycompanythatcoulduseaccurateenoughdigitaltechnologytoweavetheeelimagehecraftedwasEge.Thecompanywasintriguedbythedesignandpublisheditandtherelationshiphasblossomedsince.WevemetwithEgesdirectorsandarenowfeedingsomeofNewZealandstopartistsandourownstaffintotheirsystemworkingtodevelopourowncarpetcultureandtakingadvantageofEgesmanufacturingtechnologysaysHugh.AndEgehasashowspaceinPariswhichiswhereNewZealandwovendesignisheadednextInacoupleofyearswellhaveourowntop-qualitycarpetrangeontheinternationalstageshowingKiwiartistsofftotherestoftheworldinthisamazingmedium.ItsnotabadoutcomeforaSouthlandshepherdwithapassionfordesign.IdontpersonallytendtofavouranyoneindividualshadeIgomorefortheharmonyofseveralalongsideeachother.CloakOverTaranakibyJohnBevanFord.NoaNoabyGavinChilcott.Make-WaybyBingDawe.76 RinnaiReflectionRinnaisinspiredrangeofnewReflectionflamefiresofferscontemporarygoodlookswithanenergyefficientpackagefewcanmatch.Inthreedistinctdesignstosuitalmostanyinteriorsettingeachstylecanbecustomisedtocreateatotallyuniquelookforyourhome.VisityourRinnaiflamefirestockistorgotowww.rinnai.co.nztoday.RINNAINEWZEALANDLIMITED691MtAlbertRoadPOBox24068RoyalOakAucklandwww.rinnai.co.nz0800Rinnai0800746624REFLECTIONADVANCEREFLECTIONELEVATEREFLECTIONAMPLIFYEnergyefficiencyhasneverlookedsogood. BlackmoresTohelpwithahealthyconceptionBlackmoresintroducesConceiveWellTMGoldtherstpre-conceptionproductavailableoverthecounterinNewZealandandlauncheswww.preconception.com.auasupportwebsite.DevelopedinassociationwithfertilityexpertsBlackmoresConceiveWellGoldpreparesthebodyforconceptionbySupplyingnutrientsassociatedwithhealthyovulationandnormalconceptionHelpingprotectthefemalereproductivesystemfromfreeradicaldamageSupplyingnutrientsneededforhormoneproductionBlackmoresandHabitathave5pregnancypackstogiveawayincludingConceiveWellGoldPregnancyandBreast-feedingGoldandFolicAcidvaluedatover100eachWehavemorethan50fantasticprizestogiveawayallyouhavetodoiswriteyourcontactdetailswiththenameoftheitemyoudliketowinonthebackofanenvelope.Remembertoincludeyournameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumber.EntriesshouldbepostedtoWinwithHabitatcompetitionJonesPublishingPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142competitionsHirepoolWhetheryourprojectaroundthehouseisbigorsmallHirepoolhasasolutiontomakethejobeasier.TalktoyourlocalHirepoolbranchthereare56nationwide.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nz.Wehavetwenty50Hirepoolhirevoucherstogiveaway.AnswerthefollowingquestiontobeintowinWhatdiscountdoReseneColorShopCardholdersreceivefromHirepoolWritetheanswerandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.AdmanWonderBroomThenewAdmanWonderBroomisaversatilecleaningtoolthatcanbeusedwetordrywithorwithoutdetergentoncarpetswoodenorvinyloorstileswindowsvehiclesandoutdoorpaths.Plustherubberheadismadeofhardwearingrubberwhichunlikeregularbristlebroomswontharbourgermsorbacteria.Tobeintowinoneof10AdmanWonderBroomsvaluedat24.95eachsimplywriteAdmanWonderBroomonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetails.LettiniSlip-inSunLoungeThissimpleandstylishdesignistheperfectadditiontoyourdeckorgardenforsummer.EasytocleanwaterprooflightweightweatherandUVdamageresistantcontouredforcomfortandrelaxation.AvailableinwhiteRRP375.TobeintowinsimplywriteLettinionthebackofanenvelopetogetherwithyourcontactdetails.ReseneWinoneoftwo250ResenepaintvouchersandsplashsomeEnvironmentalChoice-approvedpaintandthelatestcoloursaroundyourplace.TobeintowinsimplywriteReseneandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.78 SatinjetMaiaWinonefreeMaiatheworldsrstbeautyshower.MethvensMaiaeliminateschlorinewithaspecialvitaminCcartridgepreventingtheweakeningoftheskinsprotectivebarrierandthedehydrationofthehair.Fordetailsandanotherchancetowinpleasecheckhttpmaia.satinjet.comnz.TobeintowinsimplywriteMaiaonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetails.ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNZresidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Competitioncloses5pm30September2008.AquaticaAquaticabringstogethertheverybestfromNewZealandandaroundtheworld.WithinnovationandafocusoncustomerserviceAquaticahasbuiltitselfanameforqualityinNewZealandbathroomskitchensandlaundries.Theircurrentcollectionoffersnothinglessthanelegantandaffordablesophisticationtothediscerninghomeowner.SowhetherrenovatingorbuildingmakesureyourkitchenandbathroomarethecentreofattentionwithAquaticaproducts.Seethefullrangeatwww.aquatica.co.nzWinanAquaticavouchertothevalueof500.SimplywriteAquaticaonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetailsPhillipsDesklampThereisaPhilipsEye-Fiadvancedeyecaredesklightforanyspaceandforallyourworkneedswithawiderangeofdistinctdesignscolorsandnishestochoosefrom.Pantographcomesinastylishrubberisednish.Unioffersarangeofmetallicoptionswhilethesleekandclassic-lookingOvoidfeaturesametallicnish.Eachmodelcomesinthreedifferentcolouroptionstomatchanyroom.Winoneoffourdesklightsvaluedat69.99eachplusasupplyofreplacementenergysavingbulbs.ToentersimplywritePhilipsLampandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.DesktopTheNaturalErgonomicDesktop7000istheultimateinergonomicdesignandcomfort.Thegroundbreakingwirelessdesignpromotesamorenaturalwristpostureandhelpsrelievepressurefromthecarpaltunnelarea.Thehigh-denitionwirelesstechnologyalsoensuresasmootherperformanceworkinghasneverbeensocomfortable.RRP219www.microsoft.co.nzhardwareTobeintowinsimplywritedesktoponthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetails.OneTouchJarandCanOpenersTheOneTouchJarandCanOpenershaveanergonomiccompactdesignshapedtotyourpalmandaretotallyportable.Thesebatteryoperatedlittlebeautiesareidealforthosewithreducedmobilityorstrengthintheirhandsandsufferersofarthritis.WinoneofveOneTouchpackscontainingboththecanandjaropenersvaluedat99.90.TobeintowinwriteOneTouchonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetails.GoldairHeatedTowelRailSquaringuptomodernbathroomdesignWithitssleekmirrornishandpremiumgradestainlesssteeltheGoldairDesignerCollectionofheatedtowelrailsismadeforcontemporarybathrooms.Thedistinctivesquare-rungstylingprovidesevenconstantheatforgreatperformancewithlowrunningcostsandtheoptiontohaveeither468or10bars.TherailsfeatureconcealedwiringandcomewithGoldairssafetyratingcertication.Phone0800964963orseewww.goldair.co.nzformoreinformation.WinaGoldairsix-bartowelrailvaluedat499.ToenterjustwriteGoldairandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope. advertisingfeatureatouchofluxuryRichlydetailedinneglassbeadsthesenewwallpapersaremorelikeartworks.80 Ofalltheluxurieswedreamofhavingtimeistheonewemostvalueaccordingtoarecentsurvey.TheultimateluxuryishavingenoughtimetodowhateveryouwantandbeingabletoafforditsaysPamelaDanzigerauthorofthereport.Fewofusmayachievethatbutthereisgoodnews.Becauseitisdenedpersonallyandaboutonesexperienceluxuryissomethingthateveryonecanhave.Nearlythree-quartersofthosesurveyedagreedthatluxuryisforeveryoneanddifferentforeveryone.Whileitisnotexclusivetooneclassorgroupofpeopleluxuryisexpectedtobesomethingwithaqualitythatsetsitnoticeablyabovetheaverage.Ininteriordesignluxuryhasmadeadenitereturn.AsElizabethWilhideauthorofthebookNewDcorstatesWallpaperisbacksoisthechandelierandwhitegoodsarenotjustwhiteanylonger.Anewgenerationofdesignersandretailershasrestoredspiritandvitalitytothecontemporaryinteriorusingvividcolourboldpatterndecorativedetailsandmorethanatouchofexuberance.ColourandtextureareelegantlypairedintheopulentPlatinumwallcoveringscollectionfromVisionWallcoverings.ThepaperisrichlydetailedwithneglassbeadsinthreegraphicbutsubtleornamentalpatternsDreamtimeSerpentineandRenaissance.Thesearepaperssetnoticeablyabovetheaveragemorelikepiecesofartthanwallcoverings.Thedecorativedesignsarecomplementedwithnelystripedandmattpapersandpresentedinapaletteofpersuasivecolourwaysfromsterlingsilverandopalescentwhitetoburnishedgoldandrubyred.PlatinumistherstoftheeliteVISIONLUXURYlabelcollectionsandobtainableonlybyspecialorder.ImportedfromEuropePlatinumisonviewinAprilandexclusivetoReseneColorShops.FormoreinformationcallVISIONon0800WALLPAPER.ReportTheGlobalLuxuryMarketExploringtheMindsetofLuxuryConsumersinSevenCountries81 Whetheryourwallsareneutralorcolouredaccentcoloursandaccessoriesbringhouseinteriorstolife.Thetrendininteriordesignhasbeenneutralcoloursforyearsnow.Varyingshadesofbeigetaupeandmushroomalongwithhundredsofdifferentwhitesandcreamshavereignedsupremewithcolourandpersonalitybeinginjectedintothehomethroughcarefullychosenfurnitureaccessoriesandpaintedfeatureareas.Butwhateverthecolourofyourwallsoroorsaccessoriesandgooduseofaccentcolourarethedetailsthatbringaroomtolife.AucklandinteriordesignerAngelaHuttonrecommendspickingathemeandanaccentcolourtousethroughoutthehousetocreatecohesionbetweentherooms.Shesuggeststakingacolourandusingitindifferentwaysindifferentrooms.Letssayyourfavouritecolourisred.YoucouldaddafewmagentacushionsintheloungepaintthewallsintheentrancewayadeepburgundysuchasReseneRendezvousandhangcherryredtowelsinthebathroom.RememberhoweverwarnsAngelathebrightertheaccentcolourthelessofityouneed.Yourchoiceofaccentcolourswillalsobeaffectedbytheaspectoftheroomsunnyroomsarebetterwithcoolershadesanddarkerroomslookgreatwithwarmertones.Youalsowanttoconsiderwhattheroomisusedfor.Abusyroomsuchasthekitchenorlivingareamaybeoverpoweredbyastrongcolourusedeverywherebutthatmayworkverywellinthestudyordiningroom.Arecurringthemethroughoutthehomealsoaddsunity.AngelagivesaMiddleEasternexampleaMoroccanlamphereanEgyptianthrowthereandafewtrinketsscatteredthroughoutthehouse.YoudontneedmuchtocreateathemeinfactAngelacautionsagainstoverdoingit.Allyouneedisatouchhereandthere.YoudontwantittolookasthoughyourewalkingintoaMoroccanbazaar.Whenarrangingyouraccessoriesgroupingsworkwellratherthandottingthemaroundaroom.Arrangingaselectionofphotosortrinketsinaclustercreatesimpact.Iftheyrescatteredindifferentplacestheytendtogivetheimpressionofclutterratherthanbenoticedasitemsofinterest.accentonaccessoriestipsandtrickswordsMarySearleReseneRagingBullReseneRendezvousReseneQuarterSisal82 IfyourehangingphotosonawallAngelasaystoarrangeanumberoftheminanimaginaryframe.Shealsosuggestsndingalinkbetweenthemmaybetheyallhavethesameframeorfeatureaparticularcolourorhaveatheme.Mirrorsmakeexcellentaccessoriesespeciallyindarkareas.Theyenhancethesenseofspaceandreectextralightintoaroom.Hangoneintheentrancewayoverthereplaceorattheendoflongcorridors.Angelahastwotipsforplacingamirror.Makesureitsinproportiontowhatsbelowitabigreplacedemandsalargemirrorandensureitreectssomethingpleasantsuchasawindowintothegarden.Candlesoralampplacedinfrontofamirrorlookfantasticandaddatouchofopulence.Dontworryifyourlampsareabitold-fashioned.Theycaneasilybebroughtuptodatewithanewshade.Drum-shapedlampshadesareverypopularatthemomentandlookgreatwithvintagelampstands.Throwrugscanbeusedtogreateffectaroundthehousetoo.Youcanhavedifferentthrowsfordifferentseasonsfauxfurinthecoolermonthsandprettyseagreensforsummer.Plantsandowersmakegreataccessoriesbutalwaysmakesuretheylookfreshandhealthy.Dustyaspidistrasorwiltingliliesaredeniteno-nos.Whenyoudecidetoredecorateregardlessofwhetheryouremovingintoabrand-newhouseundertakingalow-budgetrefurbishmentorjustrearrangingthefurnitureAngelarecommendseditingoutalltheaccessoriesyoudontlikeandreusingyourfavouritesorthingsthathavesentimentalvalue.Itsnotimportanttobefashionable.Itsbettertobesurroundedbythingsyoulove.MirrorandchandelierfromAshtonGrovewww.ashtongrove.co.nzAluminiumightcaseandhandlehurricanelampfromKovacsDesignFurnitureChristchurch.AlsoJavaneseBuddhafarleftfromKovacsDesignFurnitureAcollectionofaccessoriesfromAlliumInteriorstoptipAbusyroomsuchasthekitchenorlivingareamaybeoverpoweredbyastrongcolourusedeverywhere.Insteaduseitasanaccentononeortwowallsandasasplashback.DeeplustreamberbowlfromMayTimeMarketing.AlsoLopezlampwithtaupeshadeandoralembroiderytaupecushionfarleftReseneChameleonReseneHighFiveRoomsettingdesignedbyAngelaHuttonReseneSecretsReseneQuarterTeaReseneTandooriReseneBackcountry83 Likeimaginingyourstyleandmakingitareality.ThenewPacicSuitehastherangeofwindowsanddoorsthatletyouexperiencethelittlethingsthatmakeaworldofdifference.www.pacicsuite.co.nzAvailablefromCC4788 Onewomanscelebrationandpromotionoftheultimateincomfortiefoodhasbeenkeytoourmoresophisticatedpalates.foodforthoughtdoingitwordsAliceLeonardpicturesMarkHeaslip85 ThefarmersmarketwhereCatherineBellshopseachSaturdaymorningispartofarevolutioninKiwicuisinearevolutionwhichshehelpedkick-startin1984.CatherineisbestknownashavingownedtheiconicAucklandcookwarestoreEpicureanWorkshopandasthecurrentownerofDishmagazine.Backintheearly80sshehadjustreturnedfromafabulouscuisine-packedyearinEuropewhereshedstudiedatLeithsSchoolofFoodandWinecookedforfamiliesonCorfuandforagentlemaninProvenceworkedatup-marketkitchenwareshopDivertimentioneoftheownerswasanex-patKiwidoneacourseonmakingfreshcheesesatNealsYardDairyandworkedatcountryhouseparties.AllofthisbutespeciallybuyingfreshingredientsfromgrowersatlocalmarketssawherreturntoNewZealandburstingwithenthusiasm.Toalandcontainingnomesclunarborioricecouscousorbalsamicvinegar.Therststepwasbecomingco-ownerofaMtEdendeliandimportingtheingredientssheddiscovered.Traysofmesclunshedbroughttheseedsbackwithherweregrowinginthewindowwithleavessnippedtoorder.ThosesimplebutfreshingredientsformthebasisofCatherineseverydaycooking.ShedoesntnecessarilyplanaheadImnormallynotthatorganisedbutdecideswhattopreparefordinneronthenightknowingthatthefridgeisfullofgoodfreshfoodboughtattheweekendmarkets.Andlikeanyworkingmothertimealwaysseemsshort.HertwogrownchildrenTom21andOlivia17certainlybenetfromhavingagourmandasamother.WhileneitherofthemisdirectlyfollowinginCatherinesfoodiefootstepsyettheyhavedevelopedanappreciationofgoodfood.LikeanyfamilytheyeattheirfairshareoftakeawaysbuttheytendtobegoodqualityliketheMalaysianplaceinKhyberPassorJapanesesaysCatherine.Asaself-confessedFrancophilehercookingoftenhasFrenchleaningsbutsheenjoyscookingacrossmostculturesfromAsiantoMediterranean.InwinterCatherinerevelsinslowcookingwithhercasseroledishesgettingagoodwork-out.Insummerafamilyfavouriteittomakepizzadoughandcookthebasesperhapswithjustsomepestoortomatopasteonthebarbecue.Theneveryonearoundthetablejustaddstheirownchoiceoffreshingredientstothebase.Hercookingisveryseasonalandshelovescookingduck.Ialwayslamentthoughthatfreshduckherecomeswithouttheheadandfeet.Theressomethingaboutawholebirdthatemphasisesitsfarmorigins.Catherineisthrilledwithhowourcuisinehasmaturedinrecentyearsbutsaysweshouldntbecomecomplacent.86 Shecitesgeneticmodicationandfactoryfarmingpracticesascloudsoverourfood.TheressomestrangeGovernmentthinkingreGE.Iwantpeopletothinkabouttheseissuestowonderwhatshappenedtoourcleangreenimagetoknowwhatgoesintomakingourfood.ShehopesthatDishmagazinecanquietlystimulatesomedebateintheseareas.Meantimesheishappytobelivinginacitywhereculturaldiversitymeansyoucaneatoutonadifferentethniccuisineeverynight.TheEpicureanWorkshopinNewmarketwhichclosedin2006after17yearsoftradingwasoriginallydesignedalongsimilarlinestoDivertimentiandincludedacookingschool.Itwasextremelyhardworkbutitenrichedmylifeconsiderablyshesays.Shetraveledextensivelymetmanyofherfavouritechefsandfoodwritersandwasabletocontinueherowneducationasacookwriterandbusinessperson.TodayherAucklandtownhousereectsherglobaladventureswithmementosfromthevariouscountriesshehasvisitedadorningmanyofthefurnituresurfacesthewallsandeventheoors.Catherinesinterestinfoodandchallenges-not-problemsattitudeareheavilyinuencedbyhermother.ShewasaverygoodcookwhoeducatedherselfaboutfoodbyreadingElizabethDavidamongothers.ShewasveryfrustratedbecauseshecouldntgetfreshbasilandalltheotherwonderfulingredientsshereadaboutUnfortunatelyshediedyounganddidntexperiencethefoodrevolutionhere.CatherinestillrunsEpicureanasanon-linekitchenwarestorewww.epicurean.co.nzandstillhasthewholesalebusinesssellingtootherretailersandtothehospitalitytrade.AnddespiteCatherinesdeterminationtosimplifyherlifeshecanthelpseeingopportunitiesateveryturn.InDunedinrecentlyshenoticedplentyofChineserestaurantsbutnoyumchar.Sheseesadesperateneedforvegetablegardensineveryschoolespeciallyinlesswealthyareasandlessonsonhowtoprepareandcooktheproduce.WithalltheseideasconstantlyontheboilitseemslikelyCatherinewillalwaysbevergingontoo-busytothebenetofthenationscuisine.TurnthepageforoneofCatherinesfavouritecomfortrecipes.Iwantpeopletothinkabouttheseissues...toknowwhatgoesintomakingourfood.ReseneBrunetteReseneKamikazeReseneQuarterSpanishWhite87 risottoporcinicasseroleAlthoughnotatruerisottothisdishmakesaheartymealincolderweather.Theporcinimushroomsaddrichnesstotheavourbutcanbeomittediftheyprovehardtond.Theyshouldbereadilyavailableinsmallpacketsinyourlocalspecialtyfoodstore.15gramsdriedporcinimushrooms120gramsunsaltedbutter4-5springonionsnelychopped2carrotspeeledandnelychopped2cupsarborioricecupdrywhitewine4-5cupsbeefstockorbrownchickenstockheated500gramsfreshmushrooms3clovesgarliccrushedcupfreshItalianparsleychoppedseasaltandfreshlygroundblackpepper1-1cupsParmesancheesefreshlygrated1cupcream2eggspinchofgroundnutmegPlacetheporciniintoasmallbowlcoverwithhotwaterandletstandfor30minutes.Melthalfofthebutterinalargepanaddthespringonionsandcarrotsandsautfor10minutes.Addthericeandcookstirringtocoatwiththebutterandvegetablesuntilthericeiswarm.Draintheporcinireservingtheliquidandslice.Straintheliquidthroughmuslintoremoveanygrit.Pourthisliquidovertherice.Addthewineandenoughhotstocktocompletelycovertherice.Simmercoveredoveralowheataddingmorestockasneededuntilthericeistenderabout30minutes.Melttheremainingbutterinafryingpanaddtheporciniandfreshmushroomsandsautuntiltender.Stirinthegarlicandparsleyandsimmeruncoveredfor10minutes.Seasonwithsaltandpepper.Preheattheovento180C.Spreadhalfthericeinthebottomofabutteredbakingdishandtopwithallthemushroommixture.Sprinklegenerouslywithparmesanandspreadtheremainingriceontop.Whiskthecreameggsandnutmegtogetherandpourevenlyovertherice.Sprinklethetopwiththeremainingparmesan.Bakeuntilthetopispuffedandbrownabout30minutes.Servewithacrispgreensalad.Serves8.SPLASHBACKSWithaprofessionallydevelopedcolour-rangeandaninternationallytestedandprovenproductmakesureyoutalktoexpertsindecorativeglassandglazing.AucklandBayofPlentyWellingtonNelsonChristchurchDunedinSouthlandFreephone0800660001www.graphicglass.co.nzInwinterCatherinerevelsinslowcookingwithhercasseroledishesgettingagoodwork-out. OblioOnlyOneLoveMe kitchenwordsVickiHolderwhereoldmeetsnew90 picturesMarkHeaslipWhenJimandJanFrazerrelocatedanoldvillafromAucklandsRemueratoaruralsituationinKarakasouthofthecitytheywantedanewkitchenthatwouldreecttheircontemporarytastesandcollections.Buttheyalsowantedadesignthatwasinkeepingwiththevillacharacter.Ithadtobealittlebitcountrywithaclean-linedcontemporaryedge.NotultramodernbutnottoooldsaysJim.DesignerCeliaVissertookthefamiliarideaofthebigfarmhousetableandmadeitthecentralfocusofthekitchen.Hencetheturnedlegsandthedarktimberbenchtopshesays.Buttheworkingsideoftheislandlooksjustlikeanormalcontemporarykitchenttedwithadishwasherandstorage.Celiasaysitwasreasonablydifculttryingtotiealloftheelementstogether.Thebenchtopandtheturnedlegsweretricky.Theyrequireddifferentskillsetsandhadtobemadebydifferentmanufacturers.Howevertheywerestainedintheonelocationsotheyareexactlythesamecolourinoakstaineddarkbrown.InatraditionalframeddoorstyletherestofthecabinetryprovidesasoftcontrasttothedarktimberandispaintedReseneParchmenttomatchwallsinthesamehue.Underneaththeislandtableatongue-and-groovenishaddsanold-stylecountrylook.ThestronglimegreenReseneAwolGraphicGlasssplashbackbehindtheBoschinductionhobwasnoAperfectmarriageoftraditionalandcontemporarythissimpleyetdramatickitchendrawstogetherelementsthatdistiltheessenceofthehome.ReseneParchmentReseneSoapstoneAvoidyspotsonceilingswithReseneFlyDeterrent.Designedtodiscourageiesfromlandingonthepaintedsurfaceitreducestheappearanceofunwantedyspots.91 Call0508499411oremailsalesplumb-line.co.nzforbrochures.PlumblineConceptShowroomsAUCKLAND47WallsRoadPenroseT095260136WELLINGTONLevel1257ThorndonQuayT0491390002015kennethnorsedesign.comSTANZAfromtheSistemicustomcollection. BenchtopCaesarstoneinLatteanddark-stainedoakTapFrankeHandlesKatalogGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomwallsandReseneLustacryltrimsandjoinerytintedtoReseneParchment.SplashbackGraphicGlassinReseneAwolAppliancesBoschdishwasherrangehoodandinductionhobDesignerCeliaVisserCeliaVisserDesignAucklandReseneSoapstoneReseneLemonTwistReseneAwolReseneParchmentrandomactofmadness.HintsofthecolourwerealreadyintheroomthankstoabeautifulpieceofMaorisculptureonawall.Celiachosethecolourtohelptieallthekitchenelementstogethertolinkittotheownersexistingartworksaswellastothegreenofthetranquilruralviewthroughthefrenchdoorsopposite.JimFrazersaysthearchitecthadoriginallydesignedthekitchentostaywhereitwasinwhatisnowtheadjacentdiningniche.TogethertheFrazersandCeliadecideditsimplywouldntwork.Theyarenowpleasedtheyswappedthespacessoyoucanstandbehindtheislandpreparefoodatthebenchandlookoutthroughtheverandahtotheview.SaysJimWerecentlyhadmymothers70thbirthdayhere.Itworkssowellforentertainingwithlargenumbersthewayitopenstotheoutdoors.ReseneSosticataApartfromthetablebenchandthelimeglasstherestofthekitchenhasasimplefeel.Ididntwanttogooverthetopwithanythingtoodifferent.EverythingelsejusttsinandisinkeepingsaysCelia.Thehandlesandsquaresinkandmixerareclean-linedstrongandcontemporaryasistherangehood.Withitssleekcurvedglasshooditslightandsimple.Thehighceilingoftheroomgeneratesasenseofspaciousnessmakingthespacefeelunclutteredandcomfortable.Halogenlightsabovetheislandhelptoreinforcethatnotion.Smallwhiteglasscylinderttingscomplementthewhitebarstools.BetweenthepantryandthefridgefreezerthehobisacreamyCaesarstonechosenforpracticalityandlooks.Wedidntwantmorestainlesssteel.Butwedidwantsomethingsturdyanddurablearoundthehobtocontrastwiththedarktimber.Thestronglimegreenglasssplashbackbehindtheinductionhobwasnorandomactofmadness.ReseneClassius93 Smegonceagainbreaksthroughthefashionbarrierwitharangeofcolouredappliancesandsleekdesign.whitemagicadvertisingfeature94 WalkintoanytrendynewkitcheninrecentyearsandthereislikelytobeacommoncomponentSmegappliances.ThatoccurrenceisntonethatistheresultofluckSmeghasinvestedmucheffortduringtheyearsintonotonlymakingitsappliancestechnologicallyadvancedandhighinperformancebutinleadingcurrentkitchenfashions.AnexampleofthatinvestmentistheSmegLinearseriesdesignedspeciallytoreectthetrendinstreamlinedminimalistkitchens.AndnowSmegareattheforefrontofanotherturninfashionreintroducingwhiteandblackappliances.Buttheresnoneedtocringeatdistantmemoriesofmumswhitefreestandingcoilcooker.TodayswhiteovensfromSmeglookquitedifferentmadefromopaquewhiteglassratherthanenamelandcomplementedby12ovenfunctionsandthelatestcooldoortechnology.LEDdisplaysrearilluminatedknobsandsymbolsthatlightupwhentheovenisinusecreateaspace-ageappearance.Smegsnew72-cmwideLinearhobisdesignedsothatthetrivetsappeartooatabovethehob.AnewburnerdesignallowstheametogodirectlyupwardsratherthanfromthesidesgivingamoreintenseheatSmegisproudtoclaimitastheworldsmostefcientburner.WhilestainlesssteelapplianceswillbethemainstayofmanykitchensinyearstocomekitchendesignerslikeMalCorboyofMalCorboyDesignappreciateSmegsrangeofcolourchoicesfromthosefromthefunArtDecorangestotheblackandwhitenishesnowavailable.SmeghaveagreatrangeofproductstoencompassandenhanceanydesignwhetheritscountryorcontemporarysaysMal.Ithinkwehavegonethroughthewhite-on-whitestagewithkitchendesignandnowpeoplewantmorecolourchoices.Smegsrangesmeetthatneed.TheLinearblackandwhiterangeofferschoicewhilestillbeingneutralenoughtocomplementanykitchen.ItendtodesigncontemporarykitchenstocreatenicelineswithinakitchenandtheLinearseriesinparticularenhancesthatbeautifully.TheLinearserieshasalternativecolouroptionsandincludesarangeofhalfovenspryoliticovensfrom60cmto100cmwidehobsandtheKTS75Cdesignerrangehood.www.smeg.co.nzitsallblackandwhiteAsashowcasetotheSmegLinearblackandwhiterangethiskitchenattheKitchenThingsshowroominMtEdenAucklandfeaturesmanyofthelatestappliancestwowhitewallovensfunkycylindricalstainlesssteelextractorfansaninductionhobaseriesofmixandmatchgashobsaswellaspre-conguredhobswithmultipleburnersasquaresinkinsertandtworetro-stylerefrigerators.95 wordsJoGaultpictureiStockAnindependentvaluersreportwillhelpensureyoudontpaymoreforapropertythanitsworth.choosingandusinga...valuerHowmuchisthathousereallyworthTherealestateagentistellingyouonethingtherateablevaluecarriedouttwoyearspreviouslysuggestsdifferently.ButwhocangiveyouatrulyindependentexpertopinionHelenandherfamilymovedtoAucklandfromWellingtonlastyearandwerequitedauntedbytheprospectofndingagoodbuy.Whenyourenewtoacityyouhavelittleornofeelforwhatrepresentsafairpricetopayforahousesheexplains.Welookedaroundanddidourhomeworkasmuchaswewereablebutwhenitcametomakingapurchasewedidnthesitateinusingavaluertoensurethepropertywasasoundinvestmentandwewerentpayingoverthemarketodds.Whenmakingpotentiallyoneofthebiggestpurchasesofyourlifeitmakesexcellentsensetoemployalocalexperttocheckoutallthefacts.SowhatcanyouexpectfromavaluerOfprimeimportanceisthequalityoftheadviceyouregetting.Avaluerissomeonewhothoroughlyknowsthelocalhousemarketandthelocalityinquestionandhasaccurateinformationthatenablesthemtogiveyouagenuineimpartialindependentopinion.Inpreparingavaluationforyoutheywillrstdoavisualinspectionofthepropertynotinganyissuesthataffectthevalueofthepropertysuchasdampnessleaksandpoordesign.Whereappropriatetheywillrecommendyouuseabuildinginspectororengineertofurtherinvestigate.Theymightalsoadviseonwaystoaddvalue.Aspartofthereporttheywillcheckthecerticateoftitlewhichisimportantforcrossleasedunittitledpropertiestohighlightanypotentialproblemssuchasright-of-waysshareddrivewaysandsoonthatmayneedasolicitorshelptoresolve.UsingtheirlocalknowledgetheywillbeabletoinformyouofanyproposeddevelopmentsintheareasuchasnewshoppingmallsortransportlinksoranychangestothelocalbusinesszoningcouldanewbusinessparkspringupnextdoorforexampleTheycanprovidealistofrecenthousesalesandaviewofhowthemarketisperforming.Fromthisresearchthevaluerwillthenmaketheirvaluerecommendation.Unlikecouncilratingvalueswhichareusuallyonlydoneinbulkeverythreeyearstosetcouncilratesyoucanbeassuredavaluerhasassessedyourpropertyindividuallytodeterminethecurrentmarketvalue.96 toptipDontrelyonyourcouncilvaluationCVasareectionofmarketvaluationunlessitisverycurrent.YoucanhowevercomparethepercentagedifferencebetweenhousesthathaverecentlysoldandtheirCVsasareectionofmarkettrends.Wedidnthesitateinusingavaluertoensurethepropertywasasoundinvestment.InAustraliathereistheequivalentbutsmallerorganisationatwww.qv.com.auortheAustralianValuersInstituteatwww.valuersinstitute.com.au.Thecostofafullcurrentvaluationvariesdependingonthevalueofthepropertyanditslocationbutyoucanexpecttopayaminimumof500andatleastdoublethatifthepropertyisaround1million.Ifyoureborrowingmorethan80ofthevalueofthepropertyorifitsaprivatesaleyourlenderwillusuallyinsistonavaluation.PieterGeillwhosbeenavaluerformorethan21yearsandspecialisesintheHuttValleyareaofWellingtonsaysoneofthemainbenetshecanofferhisclientsispeaceofmind.Purchasingahousecanbeahugelystressfulprocessinvolvingasubstantialnancialcommitment.Soyoureallydowanttoknowasmuchasyoucanbeforeyousignonthedottedlineincludingthatthepriceyoureabouttopayisindeedafairone.ReseneDixieChickForafreecopyofPlumbingWorldslatestbathroomskitchenslaundriesandheatinghotwatercataloguesphone0800106943orcallintoyournearestbranch.www.plumbingworld.co.nzPWP14800bathroomslaundrieskitchensandgas...itswhatweknowWhetheritsforthekitchenlaundrybathroomoryourhomecomfortataPlumbingWorldstoreyounotonlyfindanoutstandingselectionofproductsyoualsofindstaffwhoreallydoknowwhatworksbestwhere.Andarehappytosharethatinformationwithyou.HowdoyoupickareliablevaluerIfyoudonthaveanyrecommen-dationstogoonthenonepointofcontactshouldbethePropertyInstituteofNewZealandwww.property.org.nzwhichhasaround3000membersofferingavarietyofproperty-relatedservicestothepublic.Tobecomeamemberavaluerwillneedtohaveapropertyqualicationandhavepassedthehighstandardssetbythevaluersregistrationboard.Theyarealsoboundbytheinstitutescodeofethicsandreportingstandards.ThelargestvaluationcompanyinNewZealandisQVwhichhas22ofcesthroughoutthecountryandaveryusefulwebsitewww.qv.co.nzwithplentyofinformationonthevaluationprocess.AswellasbeingabletorequestafullcurrentmarketvaluationyoucanpurchaseaselectionofshortreportsonlinesuchascerticatesoftitledeedslocalsalespropertyhistoriesandtheveryhandyE-valuerreportforwhenyoureatthejustlookingstageandsimplywantaquickpricevalidation.ResenePartyAnimal perfecttFromcurvytocutesquare-edgedtosculpturalthesehandbasinstanysituation.Inthisdayandagethebathroomisthehomeownerssanctuary.FromlargehomestosmallapartmentstheAthenabathroomcollectionhasbeendesignedtocomplementandenhanceanyhomeinterior.Athenaofferscutting-edgeItalian-madevitreouschinafromWhiteStoneaswellasEuropeanmineralcompositefromDansaniofDenmark.AthenasnewrangeofhandbasinsareidealforbathroomswherespaceisatapremiumwhilestillencompassingthesmartfunctionalandcontemporarydesignofanyAthenaproduct.AlignedwiththelatestbathroomtrendsAthenashandbasinshaveastrongsquaredesignwithcleanedgesandachoiceofovalorsemi-recessedstyles.ProducedfromthenestWhiteStonevitreouschinaandEuropeanmineralcompositesthereisnocompromiseonqualitywiththeMiniHoxandMiniSlabhandbasins.Bothbasinsareslimenoughtotintoanexistinglayoutbutstillallowversatilityindesign.FordiscreetstoragetheMiniHoxandMiniSlabcanbecoupledwithmatchingcabinetsthatareavailableinarangeofcolouroptionsincludingDarkOakBurnishedWoodandSilvaStrata.advertisingfeature98 ThePetaDecaandBethandbasinsaddatouchofelegancetoanytoiletsuite.TheBetaddsaretoacabinetwithitsuniqueslimstructurewhereasthePetaandDecacanbeusedindependentlyofacabinet.WhenmountedalonethePetaandDecacreateaminimalistappealwiththeircleancrisplinesandseamlessnish.ForpeaceofmindthatyourbathroomwillstandthetestoftimeAthenahasave-yearwarrantyonhandbasins.AllAthenaproductshavebeenmanufacturedwithafocusonqualityanddesignsthatareintunewithourbathroomtrends.AthenaisproudlyNewZealandownedandoperated.Tondoutmoreaboutourexquisiterangeofproductsvisitwww.athena.co.nzorcall08004ATHENAforafreecopyofourcatalogue.PetaBetDecaMiniHoxMiniSlab99 bathroomwordsSharonNeweyWithacocoon-likeshowerandrichcoloursthisensuiteisapamperingplacetobe.pamperpalace100 WhenMaggieandAllanCameronbuiltaholidayhomeatMangawhaiHeadsnorthofAucklandtheycarefullyspeciedapaletteofpaleneutralcoloursthemaincolourbeingReseneBlancinthemainlivingareasoasnottodetractfromtheirseaview.Butwhenitcametotheensuitealmostthereverseistrue.AsoneofthefewroomswithnoviewMaggiewaskeenthatithadarichanddramaticlookwhichhasbeenexpertlyaccomplishedbyinteriordesignerAmandaHartofAHDesignnowbasedinPalmerstonNorthwithamixofchocolatecolouredglassmosaicsandwallsinthewarmtonesofResenePristineLavenderfromtheReseneKarenWalkerchart.Copperytonesshimmerofftheoortilesfromthemirrorframeandfromwithintheglassmosaicswhilethewall-mountedvanityisindark-stainedwengetimberwithablackgranitetop.Thatsameblackgranitehasbeenformedintoathresholdfortheshoweranditscolourisreectedinaborderofblacktilesthatrunsaroundtheedgeoftheroom.Thecurvedalmostpod-likeshowerisafeatureoftheroomnotonlybecauseofitsorganicshapebutbecauseitsitsinthecentreofthelongnarrowroomeffectivelysplittingitintwoareasofuse.ThelayouthadalreadybeenspeciedonthehouseplansbutAmandafeltacurvedratherthanrectangularshowerwasmoredramatic.Theshowerwallsweretakenonlytodoorheighttoallowmorelighttoreectoffthemosaicsandtoemphasisethecurvedwalls.Theshapealsodeterminedtheuseofmosaictilesastheonlysizethatcanbepracticallylaidonacurvedwall.Atoneendsitthetoiletandasmallhandbasinandvanityaccessedviaadoorclosesttothebedroomentrance.Attheotherendisthemainvanityandshoweropeningaccessedviaadoorfromthewalk-inwardrobe.Thisvanityhasperfectsymmetrywithtwotop-mountedvesselbasinsankedbytwotop-mountedswan-neckedtaps.Aboveacustom-mademirrorisframedinamottleddarkandlightcopperyframeandisankedbytwonarrowglasslouvredwindows.Twodelicatelightssitabovethemirror.BesidethedoorfromthewardrobeaspeciallybuilttowerofshelvesholdstowelsboughtspeciallyfromHolySheetinAustralia.SaysMaggieItsbecomeabitofafamilyjokethelengthsIwenttojusttobuytowelstomatchpicturesPeterDaviesTheuseofResenePristineLavenderonthewallskeepstheroomwarmandwelcoming.Anylightercolourwouldbetooharshagainstthevelvetyglassmosaics.ReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomcombinesanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandMoulDefendermouldinhibitorperfectforminimisingunwantednastiesinkitchensbathroomsandlaundries.ReseneHalfVillaWhite101 thebathroom.ButthatattentiontodetailbybothMaggieandAmandaHartiswhatmakesthebathroomspecial.Maggiewaskeentohaveaglass-lessshowersothecurvedshapeoftheshowercreatesenoughofanenclosurethatthewaterdoesntsplashoutontotheoor.Theshapealsomaintainsathemeofcurvesusedthroughoutthehouseintheshapeofthedeckthekitchenislandbenchesandsomeoftheexternalandinternalwalledges.Eventhepart-wallusedasamodestypanelbesidethetoilethasneatlycurvededges.TheuseofResenePristineLavenderonthewallskeepstheroomwarmandwelcoming.Anylightercolourwouldbetooharshagainstthevelvetyglassmosaics.ThepaintisalsousedintheadjoiningmasterbedroomwhereitperfectlymatchesafeaturewallpaperedinBrocanteChinaRose.DesignAmandaHartofAHDesignMirrorHowickFramesandGalleryMirrorlightARIAbyStMichelBasinsandtapsRobertsonAgenciesGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoResenePristineLavenderandtrimsinReseneLustacryltintedtoReseneHalfVillaWhite.ShowertilesAmethystGlassMosaicfromAHDesignFloortilesCopper450mmx450mmsemi-polishedporcelainfromAHDesignReseneTripleWhitePointerReseneHalfVillaWhiteReseneBlancReseneKalgoorieSandsReseneBoomerangResenePristineLavender102 advertisingfeaturehomesweetspaOurlivesarebusyandstressiscommonplace.Astime-crunchedconsumerswerelookingforapamperingstress-relievingexperiencethatdoesntinvolvemakingappointmentsdaysinadvanceorslatheringourselvesincomplicatedcreams.SatinjetMaiabyMethvenistheworldsrstshowertodeliverthehealthandbeautybenetsofaspaexperienceintheprivacyofyourownbathroom.Maiaprovidesachlorinefreepurewaterexperienceanditsmulti-functionalshowerheaddeliversanall-overbodyshowerabodymassageandagentlefacemassage.DevelopedinconjunctionwithconsumersdermatologistsaleadingspatherapistandtheMethvendesignteamSatinjetMaiaisalsoendorsedbyinternationalmodelRachelHunterMaintaininghealthyskinhasalwaysbeenofparamountimportanceformeandthersttimeItriedSatinjetMaiaIwassold.MaiaisequippedwithaVitaminCcanisterthateliminateschlorineandthedryingeffectithasonskinandhair.AfterusingMaiayourhairwillbecleanersilkierandmoremanageableandyourskinsofterandyoungerlooking.ByrotatingtheheadMaiacanalsobeusedasareplacementforyourordinaryshower.MaiausespatentedTwin-jettechnologywhichturnseachwaterdropletintothousandsgivingyouafullbodyshowerexperiencelikenoother.WithafurthertwistoftheheadMaiawilldeliverpowerfuljetsofwatertomassageyourentirebodystimulatingbloodowwhileatthesametimerelaxingtiredmuscles.Themassagespraygentlystimulatesthedelicatecapillariesincreasingbloodowandimprovingthedeliveryofoxygenandnutrientstoyourskin.Theeasybreathcongurationofthefacialmassagefunctionallowsforlongeruseanddeepercleansing.Maiausesprovenwater-savingtechnologyallowingittoperformwelloverthestrictestinternationalWaterConservationStandardsandstillprovidesaluxuriousspaexperience.Itisofciallyalow-owshoweritjustdoesntfeellikeit.Maiadoesnothavetobeprofessionallyinstalled-anyonecaninstallitinamatterofminutes.www.satinjet.comTurnyourownbathroomintoaspawiththeworldsrstbeautyshower.103 ReseneYabbadabbadooReseneNevaReseneSoapstoneNothingisnicerthannotonlychoosingagiftforoneofyourfriendsoramemberofyourfamilybutwrappingitinpersonalisedpaperandmakingamatchingcard.Youcanusethepaperforotherthingstoolikecoveringyourschoolbooksorsimplyasapieceofarttohangonyourbedroomwall.TestpotsofReseneFunkReseneHyperactiveReseneParachuteReseneRoyalHeathandReseneBelladonnaSheetsofpaperMidweightA4cardFoambrushesinavarietyofsizesChoppingboardandvegeknife5-6medium-sizedpotatoesStarcookiecutterSpongeHolepunchKidscheckwithyourparentsrstaboutcuttingthepotatoes.YoumayneedtheirhelpwithStep2ReseneRollercoasterReseneBlueJeansReseneRubberDuckyPAPERCHASEPAPERCHASECheckouttheResenewebsiteforawholehostofstep-by-stepartprojectsforchildrenandadults. wordsHelenaDunnpicturesMarkHeaslip1.Dividethecardintothreeequalrectanglesandcutout.Paintstripesonthepaperandcardusingtwoorthreecoloursandavarietyoffoambrushestomakedifferentsizedstripes.Letthepaintdrycompletely.2.Cutpotatoesintoafewshapestomakeprintingblocks.Wemadeatriangleanddiamondbycuttingtheendsofthepotatooffrstthencuttingthesidesawayandacirclebycuttingtheendoffanotherpotato.Wemadethestarbyrstcuttingtheendoffapotatothensinkingthecookiecutterintothecutendandshavingawaythesides.Dryoffthecutends.3.Usethepotatoeslikeastampbydippingthecutendintothepaintanddabbingofftheextrapaintontothesponge.Pressthepotatoontothesheetsofpaperandcardtocreateapattern.4.Foldthecardinhalfandpunchaholeinthetopcornernearthefold.Threadribbonthroughthehole.WrapupyourpresentsandwriteamessageinthecardWetthefoambrushesalittlebeforeyoustartpaintingthestripes.Thishelpsthepaintowmoreeasily.WeusedacombinationofstripesandpotatoprintsbutjustusingthepotatoprintsoncolouredpaperandcardwouldlookgreattooReseneFrenzeeWinthisfabulousTUFFRide-onTaxifromTheLimit.Madefromdurablestampedsteeltheride-onyellowtaxiisforenthusiasticcabbiesorracersfromtheageofoneyear.ForachancetowinjustwriteyourdetailsnameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumberonthebackofanenvelopeandsendtoTUFFTaxiHabitatPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142 gardenwordsVickiHoldertheheatison106 picturesFrancesOliverAftergenerationsinthesamefamilyaclifftopgardennowboastsacosyoutdoordiningsettingcompletewithareplace.TheownerofthisAucklandpropertyDavidMcCullocharrivedherewithhisparentswhenhewasjustnineyearsold.Apartfromwhenhewentattinginhisyouthhehaslivedherenearlyallhislife.WhenImarriedLaurelweendedupbuyingthehousefrommyparentsandcomingback.Hesaysthegardenwasalotdifferentbackthen.AnditstayedthatwaywhileDavidandLaurelschildrengrewup.Therewasalawnforthedogandtheobligatorysand-pitforthechildrentoplayin.Theybuiltaroomforthespatowardsthefrontofthesectionbuttherestwascoveredintheoldexposedaggregatethatyouusedtoget.WhenthechildrenlefthomeacoupleofyearsagoDavidandLaureldecideditwastimetorefurbishtheareatobettersuittheirnewlifestyle.Wewantedeasy-carenolawns.Wewantedallthegardeningtoberaisedatknee-heightandplantsthatdidntrequiremuchgardening.Althoughtheysoughttoincreasetheamountofusableoutdoorlivingthechallengewastheveryexposedsite.Livingonthesideofahillwithapanoramic180-degreeviewyougetthewinds.Sothelandscapingisallaboutmakingthenaturalwindbreaksworkforyou.Firsttobeaddedwasacomfortableoutdoorpaviliontowardstherearofthesection.Akindoflock-uppartyroomithasasittingareasoundsystemandkitchenette.Thepavilionleftashelteredareaagainsttheboundaryhandytothehousewheretheycouldestablishanoutdoorlivingarealargeenoughtoaccommodateuptoabout20peopleforadinnerpartythatstillcapturedtheviews.TheMcCullochstopprioritywasanoutdoorreareallogretocreatethewarmththeambienceandthesmells.ItsimplyhadtobearealresaysDavid.Alotofpeopletriedtoconvinceusotherwisebecausegaswouldhavebeenaloteasier.Youwouldntneedallthelogsandwindwouldntbesuchaconsideration.Butnoweveryonelovesit.Itsamazinghoweverybodywantstoputanotherlogonthereortoastmarshmallowslateatnight.WhiletheMcCullochswerekeentomakeacontemporarystatementthedesignhadtomarrywiththehouseabungalowbuiltin1921.Timberframingabovetheareaisinkeepingwiththeoriginalhome.Sotooarethewhiteweatherboardsthatsupporttheraisedgardenbeds.Theseareedgedwithadoublelayerofkwilatimberwhichnotonlymatchesthesilverytimberusedonthedecksbutprovidesanotherplaceforgueststosit.Lookafteryourwoodendeck-stainwithReseneKwilaTimberStainorReseneFurnitureandDeckingOiltoenhanceitsnaturalgoodlooks.ReseneBuffaloReseneAfcionado107 LandscapedesignerMelissaGroveofAmbrosiaDesigndevisedawaytobetterlinkthesettingtotheviewusingaboardwalkofkwila.Againstabedofsmall-leafedgreengroundcoverbetweentheoutdoorsettingandtheboardwalkthisdevicesweepstheeyefromtheentrygatepastthehouseandouttowardstheview.Melissasplantingschemeamixofsmallsubtropicalpalmsagavesbromeliadsredaxesandgardeniasisconnedtotheraisedgardenbedssofteningtheverticallyslatteddark-stainedtimberfencebehind.Insuchasettinglightinghadtobecarefullyplannedsoasnottodistractfromtheviewatnight.Lightsareconcealedingardenshrubsorfeatureassmallcopperup-lightsonthetent-liketimberstructuresurroundingthearea.SoundisalsoincorporatedbyremotefromaniPodinthepavilionlinkedtotinyspeakersunderneaththeClearliteroof.AlongradiantheaterattachedtotheroofmeanstheMcCullochsandtheirfriendsorfamilycansitoutsideatnightandnothavetocramaroundtheretostaywarm.Theotherthingtheyenvisagedtomakethisoutdoorroomperfectwasawaterfeaturewiththesoothingsoundsofafountain.Notquitecompletedanantiquecopperbasinoatinginasmallpondofwaterliliesawaitstheplumbingwhichwillbringthisdreamtofruition.Inthemeantimemanyhappydaysandnightsarenowbeingspentinthegardenenjoyingthebreathtakingbackdropirrespectiveoftheweather.108 LargeTicTacToeforoutdooruselimestonecompositewithstainlesssteelfromMayTimeMarketingLimestonecompositedecorativebirdfromMayTimeMarketingNairobitealightholderlimestonecompositeforoutdoorusefromMayTimeMarketingonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsGetthewashedterracottalookwithReseneBeethovenusedasacolourwasheffect.CopperlightingforweatherresistanceandgoodlooksGetthedark-stainedtimberlookwithReseneWaterborneWoodsmantintedtoReseneCrowshead.ReseneAspiringSubtropicalplantsincludebromeliadsandagavesOutdoorseagrasscushionsinacarry-bagsetoffourwitholivegreentrimfromMayTimeMarketingResenePitchBlackoutdoorreplacesBeforeinstallinganoutdoorreconsiderthefollowingpointsfromHeatOutdoorsthecompanywhichbuilttheMcCullochsreplace1.DoyouwantawoodorgasreIfyousimplywantambienceandsomethingthatseasytomaintaingoforgas.Woodreshaveagreaterheatoutputbuttheycanbemessyandyouneedsomewheretostorethelogs.Theresnothinglikeawoodrehoweverforatrulyevocativesetting.2.Determinethebestpositionforthereplacetomakeitthefocalpointofanoutdoorsetting.Createacosycourtyardfeelawayfromthewindinaprotectedposition.Whileindoorrescanbeputanywhereinaninsideroomhighandunpredictablewindscompromisetheefciencyofyouroutdoorre.Woodresespeciallycanbesmokyifplacedinadraughtyspot.3.Outdoorgasresneedgascerticationandinsomecasesbuildingconsent.Thechimneyueistypicallytallerforoutdoorwoodressoinmostcasesbuildingconsentwouldberequiredanddependingonyourlocationyoumayneedresourceconsentaswell.Fireplacesmustbebuiltapproximatelyonemetreawayfromtheboundary.4.Effectivegasandwoodresneedthecorrectratiobetweenchimneydimensionsandthereopening.Itsallaboutbalancingtheamountofairneededtodrawwiththeheightnecessarytoextracttheexhaust.5.Outdoorreplacescanbemadefromavarietyofproducts.HeatOutdoorsrecommendsbuildingwithconcreteproductsforsafetyanddurability.Theycanbeleftrawornishedinbrickplasterorschist.HeatOutdoorshasrecentlylaunchedalocallyproducedreplacemadeoflightweightconcretewhichasacompleteknockdownCKDunitcaneasilyberelocatedifrequired.ReseneCargoReseneBeachcomberReseneHighFiveReseneWoodstock109 alternativesolutionThisoutdoordiningareasmoulderswithstyle.ReseneAlabaster110 Thisdesigndrawsonourrawprimevallandscapeandfeaturesmutednaturalcolourswithalimitedplantingselectiontosuitthecitycourtyardsetting.Riverorvolcanicbouldersaresetaroundasunkenseatingareawithcomfortablecushionsandbolsters.Attheendoftheconcrete-slabtableisastone-cladreplacetoppedwithasmoothplasteredcap.Aboardwalkofchunkymacrocarparunsalongonesidepastthedark-tiledpond.Finesteeltraceryweldedintotree-likeshapesadornstheplasteredperimeterwallwhichispaintedReseneMoroccanSpice.Awhiteshadesailsuspendedinalightweightsteelpergolashadestheseatingareaduringtheday.Atnightthespaceistransformedbypondlightingfairylightsandasubtleredglowemanatingfrombeneaththedecking.phone033267379mobile021308048emailjeremyheadxtra.co.nzNewZealandirisLibertiagrandioraM3StandardpotwithgraphiteglazednishBurrelliwww.burrelli.com033844722OioiLeptocarpussimilisKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzReseneBarbecueReseneTopspinReseneMoroccanSpiceReseneTeaJetmasteroutdoorreTheFireplacewww.thereplace.co.nz096236990concretetableCustomConcreteLtdwww.customconcrete.co.nz0274889950JeremyHeadfromLandscapeArchitectsuggeststhisalternativelandscapingscheme111 alternativesolutionCoolandcrispaninvitingspottolinger.ReseneUrbane112 ReseneFeverpitchReseneLemonTwistReseneMondoReseneBackcountryKentiapalmsHoweaforsterianaFatboy2200RectangularSettingDevonLifestyleLtd092746260www.devonlifestyle.comLouvreTecalloylouvredroofLouvreTecwww.louvretec.co.nzThislow-maintenanceoutdoorspacehasawarmandrefreshingfeelwithacleanmodernlook.Elementsofreandwateraddvitality.Thefocalpointofthespaceisthewetwallwaterfeatureontherearfence.Waterowsdownthestonestoasmallpondthenthroughashallowexposedaggregateriverstonebedandintoarectangularpond.Kentiapalmsanktheplasteredreplacewhiletherearwallissoftenedbyfragrantespalieredstarjasminewhichcomplementsthewhiteoweroftherengarengaliliesatthebaseofthewall.Thepowder-coatedaluminiumroofttedwithadjustablelouvresprovidesshadeandadditionallightasrequired.CampbellStrachanfromLandscapeLeaderssuggeststhisalternativelandscapingdesignphone094346407mobile021557658emailcampbellstrachanhotmail.comStarJasmineTrachelopermumgrandioraAgaveAgaveattenuata113 step-by-stepTheresnothingsmarterthanasimplepalingfenceespeciallywhenyouvebuiltityourselfYouwillneedpostsoftreatmentlevelH4railsandpalingoftreatmentlevelH3bracepegsconcretestringline.EquipmentwheelbarrowpostholeborernailgunlevelconcretemixercircularsawtapemeasurepowerboxandleadssafetyequipmentStep1Decidewhereyouwishtopositionyourfencebyusingastringlineattachedtotwopegs.Positionthelinetoindicatewherethefrontofthepostswillbe.Step2Usingapostholeborerdigholesatbothendsofthestringlinefortheendpostspositioningthesetobrushthestringline.Braceeachpostsecurely.makingafenceStep3Workoutthespacingfortheintermediarypostsbymeasuringthedistancebetweenthetwoendpostsandsplittingthisevenly.Usingthepostholeborerdigtheholesandsetthepostsensuringtheyarelevelreadyfortheconcretefootings.wordsandpictureswiththankstoHirepool114 Step4Cleareachholeofanydebrisandmixyourconcrete.Whenpouringtheconcretebemindfuloftheareasurroundingthehole.Continuetocheckthealignmentofeachpostusingalevelastheconcretesets.Step5Oncetheconcreteissetyouarereadytoxtherails.Cuttherailstothecorrectlengthtackasmallblocktoonepostandresttherailonthiswhileyouxtheotherendtothenextpost.Continuedoingthisbetweeneachpost.Step6Withallthepostsandrailsinplaceitistimetoxthepalings.Thiscanbequicklydonebyusinganailgun.Rememberwhenspacingthepalingsthattimbershrinksovertime.Youcanleavethefenceuncoatedornishitinyourchoiceofpaintorstain.PopularfencingnishesavailableinanextensiverangeofcoloursareReseneLumbersiderwaterbornesatinorReseneWaterborneWoodsmanpenetratingstain.Thenishedfence.Morecomprehensiveinstructionscanbefoundonwww.hirepool.co.nzReseneMoonbeamReseneWoodstockReseneFertileMind115 advertisingfeaturecourtyardrecoverybefore116 Lifeinthecityoftenmeanscompromisingonoutdoorlivingandgardenspace.Andwhileanygardenyoudogetwithyoursubdividedorcrossleasesectionorterracedhouseisoftensmallitpresentsmaybeevenmoreofachallengeinregardtodesign.ThisparticularcourtyardisnearthebusyNewmarketshoppingprecinctinAucklandandispartofaterracedhousecomplex.Facingsouth-westtheexistingpatchofgrasshasneverdonewellandistheonlypieceonthepropertyhardlyworthkeepingalawn-mowerforInfactthisistheperfectplacefortheuseofStevensonpavingwhichcomesinawiderangeofformatsandcolours.FromcolouredmasonrypavingtowetcastslabsItalian-inspiredterrazzotilestonaturalstonethereisasolutiontosuitallbudgetsandstyles.Therearealsocomplementarywallretainingandgardenedgingproductsavailabletoenableyoutocreateaseamlessnish.WhetheryouwanttocreateanadditionalentertainingspaceoraquiethavenfromtheoutsideworldtheStevensonhardscapingproductsprovideasolidsolution.Thiscourtyardissmallthemainpartmeasuresjust4.5mby4.5mwithanother2mby3mbesidethegate.Thegateleadstoafairlybusystreetwhilethebifoldingdoorsandthesingledoorleadtowhatiscurrentlyusedasabedroombutwhichcouldbeusedasasecondlivingspaceorhomeofce.Themainlivingareaofthehouseisonthesecondoorwithwindowslookingdownintothecourtyard.Theexistinglandscapingwaspartoftheoriginaldevelopmentandconsistsofsomeplain300mmsquareconcretepaverssomeriverpebblesgriseliniaplantsalongonesideandasmallgleditsiatree.WeaskedlandscapedesignersJenniferONeill-JoyceofGardenstoGoandNickySamuelofElanDesigntoaddsomelifeandairtothissadlittlecourtyardseeoverleaf.FormoreinspiringideasonusinghardlandscapingcheckouttheStevensonwebsiteatwww.stevenson.co.nzhomeorcall0800BLOCKS.Smallsparseanduninvitingthiscitycourtyardisindireneedofamakeover.beforeScrubbypointlessgrassAmuddleofpebblesandpavingNowheretositandrelaxLooksbarrenandbleak117 advertisingfeatureCurvaceousshapesandlushplantscreateanenticingspace.ReseneHalfSeaFogillustrationBruceBryant118 Thissmallenclosedcourtyardhasbeentransformedintoapracticalspacebytheadditionofseveraldesignfeatures.PaintingthewallswithReseneSeaFogandtheuseoflight-colouredpaversStevensonsVenetoSabbiagivestheimpressionofalargerspace.AlowwallinStevensonsEziWallcolourSouthernBoulderprovidesaplanterboxontheperimeterofthespace.Plantchoicesincludethosewithtextureredowersandthosethatwilltoleratethesemi-shadedsite.Asmallwaterfeatureinthecornercreatesanambientatmospherewhileanoutdoorartpanelonthewallfacingthewindowsdepictsnativebush.Apebbledpavinginsertdenesthelinkbetweenthegateandthedoorandalargepotaddscolour.NickySamuellandscapedesignerofElanDesignTeAwamutusuggeststhiscourtyardschemephone078704457emailnickyelandesign.net.nzwebwww.elandesign.net.nzPohutukawaMetrosideroscollinaTahitiSilverLadyfernBlechnumgibbumRedcannalilyVenetopaversinSabbiaStevensonwww.stevenson.co.nz0800BLOCKSMondograssOphiopogonplaniscarpustallcylindricalglazedChinesepotsPotteryInternationalwww.potteryinternational.co.nzEziWallblocksinSouthernBoulderStevensonwww.stevenson.co.nz0800BLOCKSBushtriptychoutdoorartworkPeterLathamwww.peterlatham.comReseneWhizzBangReseneSeaFogReseneSosticataReseneCondor119 advertisingfeatureillustrationBruceBryantCleanlinesandsimpleplantinggiveanillusionofmorespace.ReseneSpanishWhite120 Purple-oweringclematissuchasGipsyQueenorGeneralSikorskiwater-featurewallDryBlockArchitecturalMasonryinKohlStevenson0800BLOCKSwww.stevenson.co.nzReseneLuckyBreakReseneTandooriResenePaperbackReseneCaffeineThecontemporarystyleandsimpleplantinginthisdesigngivesanillusionofspace.ThesoftnefoliagecreatesapleasingcontrastagainstthehardlinesoftheStevensonDryBlockArchitecturalMasonryandthewalls.Theplantersarekeptasnarrowaspossibletomaximisethepavedareawhichcanbeusedasaprivaterelaxingspace.Allbutthefeaturewallareinthesamecolourasthehousetomakeitfeellikeanextensionoftheinteriorliterallyanoutdoorroom.Theredtileinsetscreatevisualinterestwhenviewingthegardenfromthetownhousessecondoor.Thewaterfeatureusescopperpipingandenhancestheoverallasymmetryofthecourtyard.JenniferONeill-JoycelandscapedesignerGardenstoGosuggeststhissolutionphone08002CREATEemailg2gparadise.net.nzwebwww.gardenstogo.co.nzMapleAcerpalmatumPurpureumoutdoorchairsandsofainlightbeigeSolairewww.solairefurniture.comVenetopaversinGrigioStevensonwww.stevenson.co.nz0800BLOCKSAcaciacognataLimelight121 Asidefromeco-friendlypaintReseneisdoingitsbitfortheenvironmentinmanyotherways.goinggreenboxingonAnymajorcompanythesedaysneedstobeawareoftheimpactitsproductiontechniquesorproductshaveontheenvironment.WhileReseneproducesitsEnvironmentalChoicepaintsseeoverleafitalsostrivestobeeco-friendlyinotherwayssuchasthroughitspackagingandbyusingsustainablepaperstocksonwhichtoprintitscolourchartsandbrochures.Whenitcomestopackagingmanypeoplewouldhaveclearconsciencesbyusingpaperorcardboardknowingthatonceithasbeenuseditcanberecycled.TheResenephilosophydoesntrestwithoneusehoweverwhenitcomestocardboard.Distributingpaintaroundthecountryrequirestheuseoflotsofcardboardboxes.Manyofthesearepassedontothosecustomerswhobuylargevolumesofpaint.TherestarereturnedtoReseneusingtheReseneboxrecyclingsystem.ReseneColorShopsattenanyspareboxesandplacethemintospecialboxrecyclingcartonswhicharethenreturnedtothecentralResenewarehousewhenfull.Theboxesarethenreassembledandreusedforfuturepaintproduction.Beingmadeofsturdycardboardtheboxescandomanyroundtripsbeforerequiringreplacement.greeningchartsReseneprintsbrochureslabelsanditsspeciernewsletterReseneNewsonsustainablepaperstockssosourcingsustainablepaperstockforitscolourchartswasanaturalrecentstep.ReseneworkedwithitsmaincolourchartsupplierColorCommunicationsfornearly18monthstotestavastvarietyofsustainablepaperstocksfordurabilityandaestheticssothatResenecouldcompletethetransitionofthelastofitschartstosustainablepaperstocks.122 Itwasthersttimethatthecolourchartsupplierhadbeenaskedtohelpdevelopsustainablestockoptionsandndingpaperstocksthatwouldstanduptothedemandsofcolourchartproductionwasasurprisinglyslowprocess.Manysustainablepaperstocksaretoolightweighttowithstandthetwistingandpullingofcolourchips.Afternumerousproductiontrialsstockswereconrmedandhavebeguntobeused.ResenecolourchartsarenishedinEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenReseneSpaceCoteFlatReseneEnamacrylMetallicandReseneNon-SkidDeckPathwhiletheremainderarenishedinwaterborneinks.NotonlydotheResenepaintsgiveatruerrepresentationoftheactualcolourbuttheyalsoreducesolventemissionscomparedtotraditionalsolvent-bornelacquers.Thisisastarkcontrasttooverseascolourchartproductionwheremuchofthecolourchartmarketisstillbasedondirectdepositcolourswatchesusingsolventbornelacquers.AndtoroundoutResenesresponsibleapproachtotheenvironmentthisverymagazineiswrappedinaspecialbiodegradableplasticwhenpostedtoallofitscardholders.paintingthetowngreenResenebeganitsgreenapproachlongbeforeitwasthetopicalissueitistoday.Inthe1950sthecompanyrstintroducedwaterbornepainttothelocalmarketitshardtobelievethatbeforethatallpaintwassolventborne.ResenewasalsotherstNewZealandpaintcompanytoofferanextensiverangeofEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedpaintsin1996.EnvironmentalChoiceisaprogrammeendorsedbytheMinistryfortheEnvironmentaimedatimprovingthequalityoftheenvironmentbyminimisingtheadverseenvironmentalimpactsgeneratedbytheproductiondistributionuseanddisposalofproducts.ReseneEnvironmentalChoicepaintsmakeiteasyforcustomerstomakesustainablepurchasesbecausetheyarefromtheexistingrangeofResenepaintssodontcostanymore.OneoftheenvironmentalbaddiesofpaintisVOCsvolatileorganiccompoundswhichareemittedfromsurfacecoatingsincludingmanystandardhouseholdpaintsandhavebeenshowntodepleteozone.TheaverageperlitreVOClevelsofResenepaintsaleshavedroppedbymorethan90inthepasttwodecadesandin2007ReseneZyloneSheenVOCFreewasintroducedfollowedbyaVOCfreeceilingpaintandwallboardsealerthisyear.Reseneevaluatesallkeyrawmaterialsandpaysapremiumforingredientsthathavedemonstrablylessimpactontheenvironment.Forexampletitaniumoxideispurchasedfromsupplierswhousetheleastwastefulprocessingtechniques.Resenehasalsoworkedhardtomakeitspaintslastlongerandhaveapositiveimpactontheentirebuildingenvironment.ForexampleReseneCoolColoursareexteriorpaintsformulatedtoreectsolarheatthatwouldnormallybeabsorbedtherebyreducingsubstratestressandimprovingpaintlongevity.Lowerheatabsorptioninabuildingexteriormeansyourhomeismorecomfortablycoolerinsummer.AndtocompletethesustainabilitycycleReseneintroducedtheworld-rstinnovativepaintrecoveryandrecyclingprogrammecalledResenePaintWisein2004.AnyoldpaintofanybrandcanbereturnedtoReseneforresponsiblerecycling.Manythousandsofcanshavealreadybeenreturnedwithpaintdonationsgoingtocommunitygroupprojectsthroughoutthecountryandtocoverunwantedgrafti.Seewww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htmfordetails.ReseneSymphonyReseneLuckyBreak123 decodelightsCupandsaucerfromtheDecorangeofdouble-walledceramicsdesignedbyTithiKutchamuchafreelancedesignerandarecentgraduateoftheRoyalCollegeofArtinLondonwheresheisnowbased.11.95fromNooditstandsfornewobjectsofdesirewithvehomewarestoresrecentlyopenednationwidewww.nood.co.nzofftheshelfboldasbrassForabitofelegantnostalgiatrythisbrassAltlantaFloorLampalsoavailableinnickelandZoearmchaircoveredinTaginePeppercornfromMokum.ThecushionisgoldvelourKovacsDesignFurniture1000FerryRdChristchurch033842999offtheshelfReseneGargoyleReseneCompass124 diyclockBrushedstainlesssteelwallclockwithmagneticnumbersplacethemwhereveryoulikeandhaveanexcuseforbeinglateZany095206003www.zany.co.nzlitbyateardropAvailableasarecessedlamporwithaushconicalmounttheGlolampishandblownintheoldtraditionofMuranoglassandcomesinwhitesmokedglasscobaltblueredorlightblueAshtonGroveAucklandWellingtonandChristchurchwww.ashtongrove.co.nzdesignerwashingYourlaundrywillneverlookthesameagain.TheVerso65washbasinfromPlumblineisdesignedforthemodernlaundryandisplacedonthespeciallydesignedNewZealand-madeStanzabenchitcanalsobewallhung0508499411emailsalesplumb-line.co.nzslideintocomfortThewaterhyacinthZecuarmchairbyYothakaInternationalfeaturingdoublebackpillowsandelongatedsnowskiwoodenlegsisavailableinchocolatecharcoalornaturalPerfectPieces093033229www.perfectpieces.co.nzReseneCutGlassReseneJimmyDean125 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