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New products and ideas for the home

New products and ideas for the home

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Habitat 17 - Off the shelf

New products and ideas for the home.

French inspired floor fashion
Gerflor’s revolutionary textile backed range of loose lay vinyl flooring offers a wide range of contemporary colours and designs. See the new Texline Urban range and new colourways in the Pro and Comfort ranges at Carpet Court and The Floor Store. The kitchen floor shown is Gerflor Texline Pure Clean Urban Range (3m) in colour Seattle Blue Grey. For your nearest store, call Carpet Court on 0800 787 777 or visit or The Floor Store on 0800 240 240 or visit (exclusive New Zealand stockists).

relax into a soothing new collection
The updated Resene Whites & Neutrals collection launched earlier this year has everything you need for white or neutral colour schemes. It’s available in free handy palettes or as a complete fandeck. It includes favourites from the last collection together with new on-trend neutrals and extra variations of popular Resene neutrals. Decorators are edging towards neutrals with a hint of green in them, such as Resene Thorndon Cream, rather than the more buttery creams used previously. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers or call 0800 RESENE (737 363) or 1800 738 383 in Australia.

blowing hot and cold
The Dyson Hot+Cool™ fan heater is the fastest to heat the room evenly in winter and delivers smooth cool air in summer using Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology. The technology took three years to develop. The heater has low surface temperatures and no visible heating elements. If tipped over, the machine has been engineered to automatically cut out. A curved and magnetised remote control stores neatly on top of the heater. Unlike conventional heaters it has a dual-mode function as a cooling fan. In keeping with Dyson’s Air Multiplier™ range, it couples high airflow with velocity. See www.dyson.

turning on to French country
This premium new tapware by Nicolazzi complements Plumbline’s Shaws butler sinks to create the French country look, and is available in six finishes and five handle options. Made in Italy, all the brass is lead and nickel free brass alloy without zinc. The taps feature quarter turn handles and can be used with mains or unequal pressure. Visit

classic toys and tables
A range of colourful kids tables and chairs, as well as old-style push/pull toys with the classic wobbly movement is made by Kim Jury of Ganda Toys. Finished in waterborne Resene paints, visit for more information.

popping up with colour
Tile Warehouse reaches beyond the boundaries of traditional tiles with Pop-Up mosaics to create innovative walls where colour and decoration blend for a unique look. Pop-Up with Tile Warehouse. Visit or call 0800 289 845.

sound of colour
Resene believes in life in full colour – sometimes it’s great paint, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun. Bring on Resene ColourDJ, a place that lets you do the unbelievable – hear colour. You know just what that colour looks like, but what do you think it sounds like? Age Pryor and Resene paint colours were popped into the mixer and out came… well you’ll just have to start playing to find out. Get playing at

sans black
When is blackboard paint not black? When it is part of the coloured Resene Blackboard Paint range. To make it quick and easy to select coloured blackboard paint colours, Resene has created three pretinted colours – pink, blue and green – to join the existing popular black option. And if you find that you need yet another colour, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen can also be used as a blackboard paint in a wide range of Resene colours. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.

young ones
The Resene KidzColour chart updated this year features popular bold hues and pastels, ideal for children of all ages. The Resene KidzColour range also includes favourite effects finishes such as Resene Magnetic Magic, Resene Blackboard Paint and Resene Pearl Shimmer. Plus you can download stencil images and create stencilled masterpieces for just the cost of a different colour of paint. Pick up a free Resene KidzColour chart from any Resene ColorShop or reseller or order free online.

colour trends for your walls
The latest paint colour trends are showcased in the new The Range fashion colours fandeck from Resene, with an eclectic mix of key colour trends. It’s a fusion of colour that you can make your own. Choose from dusty timeless hues, clean cool colours or bright pops of excitement to get you energised. Each colour comes with complementary colour suggestions to help you get started on your colour scheme. Available from any Resene ColorShop or reseller or order online.

lighting the way
Magic lighting solutions from Hettich allow you endless possibilities, from mood lighting to give your home ambiance and personality, to task lighting for more practical applications like cutting your vegetables or looking into the depths of a cabinet. The new Magic range includes low voltage halogen lights and a new range of LED lights that give off virtually no heat. There are solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, ceilings, walls, floors, wardrobes and more with switches for doors, drawers, touch switches and remote controls. Visit or phone 0800 HETTICH for more details.

well stuck
New to the Resene product range is Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1, formulated to adhere well to concrete and be a fast drying versatile sealer/ primer for interior concrete floors and exterior tilt slab. Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1 is ideal for garage and other residential and commercial floors being painted with Resene Sidewalk and Resene Aquapoxy. Available from Resene ColorShops and resellers.

pull the other one
As the tastes of kitchen buyers become more sophisticated; the desire to create individual, highly original designs increases. Tandembox Intivo draw slide systems by Blum let you personalise drawer fronts anywhere in your home. The sides come in Silk White, Terra Black or Stainless Steel and can be used with anything from timber to glass, perspex to leather. Visit

fresh Karen Walker wall fashion
Just as clothing collections are launched to give consumers fresh ideas, so too are fashion paint collections. Building on the success of the last Karen Walker collection, the partnership between the Karen Walker fashion house and Resene continues with a new collection. The collection includes a seventh palette, which continues the Karen Walker style of playing with combining opposites and putting together ideas in surprising ways. The Karen Walker Paints chart is available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers, or order a chart free online.

outdoor beauty meets practicality
Artwood, founded in Sweden in 1969, introduces its beautiful new Outdoor Garden All-Weather Collection. Furniture designed to survive outdoor weather conditions, these pieces will look amazing for years to come. Call Johnston Imports on 03 317 8044 or visit

personalised switch plates
If you’re tired of ordinary switch-plates, Personalised Switch Covers has the solution. With designs that range from colours, patterns, words or logos, kids’ themes, kiwiana and flags, the covers are made from removable adhesive vinyl that has been resin coated to give it a 3D effect. They’re easy to stick on or peel off. You can also get your favourite Resene wallpaper on your switch cover or design your own cover from your favourite photos or kids’ art work. Visit

colour by app
Seen a colour you’d love for the house? Maybe it was at the beach, on a fabric or in your friend’s living room, but you don’t know what that colour is or how to describe it? The new Resene ColourMatch app can help. Simply take a picture from your iPhone or Android to instantly match the chosen colour in the image to one of the thousands of Resene paint colours. Or you can use the app to build a personal colour palette of Resene paint colours from a single image. You can also search directly for colours, save Resene colours and email them. Apps available for iPhone and Android online.

silky soft
SmartStrand Silk™, the new range available exclusively at Carpet Court and The Floor Store, gives homeowners a new level of luxury and silky softness. With all of the unique durability of the only authentic and original SmartStrand® ‘rhino’ carpet, it’s the softest carpet you’ll ever feel. SmartStrand Silk™ is available in 40 fashion colours. For more information see


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