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From Habitat magazine - issue 31

New products and ideas for the home.

Smart touch power technology.

Tap into technology

Have you ever fumbled in the dark trying to find the light switch, or found yourself wishing that it wasn’t so hard to reach?

Resene SmartTouch is here to make turning lights on and off so much easier. Rather than stumbling around in the dark trying to find the light switch or twisting yourself like a contortionist trying to reach an awkward switch, your wall can become the switch with Resene SmartTouch. Simply tap the wall finished in Resene SmartTouch to switch the lights on and off. Easy! We used Resene SmartTouch to turn a painted headboard feature into a switch so that, no matter what side of the bed you’re sleeping on, the light is always within reach.

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Garden gloves by lynriver

Green finger solutions

As the seasons change, it’s time to give your neglected winter backyard a refresh. But first, jazz up your gardening toolbox with Showa 370 gardening gloves, now available in four striking colours. The seamless nylon liner is breathable, lightweight and fits your hand like a second skin. With a nitrile dipped palm that has excellent abrasion resistance, the gloves can withstand even the toughest of horticultural tasks. Find out more at

Eastern wallpaper with woodcut influences

Eastern influence

Dress up your home with Resene Wallpaper Collection E386532, which evokes the carefully carved lines of a Japanese woodcut print, just one of many elegant designs from the new Resene Lounge Wallpaper Collection. Pair it with spiced hues like Resene Twisted Sister for an exotic look. Available from Resene ColorShops,

Bedlinen inspired by Resene colours

Happy housemates

Ever had trouble trying to find bedlinen, towels or cushions to go with your Resene paint finish? Linenhouse have made coordinating your home a whole lot easier with a new range of Resene Living bedlinen, towels and cushions inspired by favourite Resene colours, including a clever colour block effect to add just the right amount of accent colour to liven up your home’s decor. Keep an eye out for the range coming to Briscoes this October.

Redeem your free testpot when you purchase Resene Living or Resene Kidz bed linen.

Kitchen cabinets slim

Innovative kitchen fix

Banish thick cabinet fronts from your kitchen with the help of Blum’s innovative EXPANDO T fixing method. EXPANDO T is a nifty little gadget that can be fixed to wall cabinets, hinged doors and drawers with thin fronts and assembled in three easy steps: drill, insert and tighten screws. Suitable for many different materials, EXPANDO T helps you achieve your design ideas. Visit

Italian tap

Inspired by industry

As the room in your home where you wash off your working day, it’s important that your bathroom be a well-designed space where you can unwind. Implementing industrial elements can ensure a timeless, stylish bathroom and now, the latest addition to the Progetto Buddy tapware collection has arrived – Buddy X. Crafted in Italy, the tap features a tactile knurled handle, available in 12 finishes, to match the existing Buddy tapware and accessories collection. It’s the perfect bathroom solution. Learn more at

Stylish sink

Sophisticate your sink

Make a statement in your bathroom with the eye-catching and stylish new Toto Alicante Counter-top Vessel Basin. The Alicante Vessel Basin is hygienic, durable and super long-lasting. The smooth shape creates the illusion of space while increasing design flexibility as it can be mounted onto a custom-made cabinet or a piece of furniture. Available in round, rectangle or as a shelf basin. See more at

Outdoor furniture - dining table

Black in style

New to Danske Mobler’s exclusive New Zealand-made Eden Outdoor Furniture Collection is the elegant Coast Table and Bench featuring a very smart matte black, 304 grade, stainless steel underframe. Natural stained rosewood timber slats on the table and benchtop superbly contrast the black. Team with Deia Chairs for the perfect, on trend look for your outdoor living space, or choose an alternative chair style from Danske Mobler’s large range. View the whole range at

Resene wallpaper

Dream on

The new Resene Dream Again Wallpaper Collection is intended to inspire you to stretch your imagination beyond the boundaries of expectation and fill your spaces with positive energy. With a multitude of styles that range from wild animal prints and classic quatrefoils to romantic florals like design 36498-2, there's bound to be one that will spark an idea for a fresh new scheme for your home. See the whole collection at your local Resene ColorShop,

Resene AquaLAQ

Colour like no other

There’s nothing worse than finding your kitchen cabinetry, furniture or joinery don't look like the Resene colour you requested because the maker hasn’t used the authentic Resene colour you asked for in a Resene product. To make it easier to get just the right colour, new Resene AquaLAQ is especially designed for kitchen cabinetry, furniture and joinery. It includes a complete waterborne system of sealer, colour coat and Environmental Choice approved clear coat. With a full range of authentic Resene colours available, there’s no need to settle for anything less. Find out more at

Fly and sun screens

Take control of what comes in

New Securo® Pull Down blinds from Window Treatments NZ are designed for small to medium sized interior and exterior windows and doors, providing solutions for insect control, complete block-out, glare control and protection from wind and rain. Securo®Pull Down is easily operated manually by raising and lowering the blind using the handle or pull cord located on the bottom rail. Fabric tension is created with a spring inserted in the top tube and the blind can be locked into the down position by simply tilting the bottom rail. For more information, visit

Metallic colours

Turn up the glam

When it comes to creative projects, Resene FX Metallic finishes are an easy way to create a striking effect without breaking your budget. A few metallic touches can quickly take a space from bland to wow. And while you might think metallics are all about gold and silver, even metallic colours change with the trends. With the rise of millennial pink and the evolution of it through to coral shades, one of the hottest new metallic hues is Resene Rose Gold. This new colour is part of the latest Resene Metallics & Special Effects colour range. Get your free chart from your Resene ColorShop or reseller or order online at

Outside bbq

BBQ boss

Cooking on a BBQ is one of life's many pleasures. Enhance your culinary game with Escea's new outdoor cooking fire. The new EK Fireplace Kitchen is the epic foodie gadget for a BBQ feast. With an Ember Generator, 13-point adjustable cooking plates, grills and meat hooks, it's available in three widths; 950mm, 1250mm and 1550mm and is built to last. Best of all, once the cooking is done, it all hides away, leaving you with a comforting roaring outdoor fire to relax in front of into the small hours. Find out more at

Outside couches

Lux living

The brand new stylish Artwood Outdoor Furniture Collection has just arrived by way of Sweden and features two stunning weaves. Both are designed to withstand our ever fluctuating weather conditions while continuing to look good for years to come. Choose from a range of dining chairs, armchairs, sun loungers and sofas to build the base of the perfect outdoor living space and finish off the look with complementary solid teak dining tables, benches, coffee and side tables. View the entire collection at the new JI Home store in Ponsonby, Auckland or online at

Resene Water lockout - watertight membrane

Watertight all day and night

While you might think of Resene as having lots of paints and stains, the range also includes a whole host of complementary products to help you get the job done – accessories, cleaning products, wallpapers, curtains and more. The latest new addition to the range of helpful extras is Resene Water Lockout, a versatile high build liquid watertight membrane based on a urethane modified bitumen emulsion. Applied in multiple thick coats, it acts much like a plug to block water ingress. It's ideal for exterior masonry walls, in situ concrete, plastered rendered walls, on retaining walls and inside wood planter boxes. Find out more at your local Resene ColorShop or selected resellers,

Marley twist rain diverter

A Marley Twist ®

Ensure your garden prospers this summer with Marley Twist®. This innovative product from Marley allows you to easily tap into your downpipe system to harvest fresh, clean water for your garden, water feature or pool. It's easy to install in around 15 minutes with a cutting template and installation guide included in every pack. Twist® can be easily turned on and off, depending on your water requirements. Simply connect to an existing tank or barrel with standard hose fittings and get watering!

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Eco decorating for ten years

A decade of eco decorating

While it seems like only yesterday that the first Resene Eco. Decorator was named, the programme has been going strong for a decade and there are now hundreds of Resene Eco. Decorators ready to help you decorate your home or project. Each Resene Eco. Decorator is audited annually to ensure they still meet the quality and sustainability standards of the Eco. Decorator programme.


Find your nearest Resene Eco. Decorator online and let them take care of your next project for you at

Showerdome for your bathroom


A Showerdome® shower top consists of a clear acrylic dome that prevents steam from forming when fitted on top of an existing shower box. With no on-going costs, it is the most effective investment one can make for a home or rental property. Showerdome® also makes mirror demisters and extractor fans redundant and could save the average household around $250 in energy costs alone every year.


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Habitat plus booklets

Ideas to steal

Two new booklets have joined the habitat plus series to help you get inspired.

The habitat plus - decorating and colour trends booklet showcases the latest colour, wallpaper and decorating trends with plenty of ideas you can borrow for your next project.

If you're planning to decorate a kid's space, make sure you get the new habitat plus - kids' spaces booklet. It has a host of Ideas to suit newborns and toddlers to tweens and teens.

Both booklets are available free at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller, or view online at While you're in store, pick up one of the new season's colour trends Inspiration card sets, also available free. Visit for regular colour and decorating idea updates.


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