October 23, 2017

Some time ago I starting documenting the mess in my house...a took a photo of the "reality" and posted it on instagram. It was a "stuff you" moment in which I attempted to bring the real back to social media to show that real life is not all about tidy homes worthy of...

August 31, 2017

I think everyone is guilty of standing in-front of their closet filled to the brim exclaiming "I have nothing to wear" and deep down they know too well that disorganized excess results in more blindless consumerism. 

In preparation for the No Brand New Challenge and in...

August 24, 2017

Home truth...I am a 30 year old female, living in a modern society, who will drink from a takeaway coffee cup, who loves purchasing online and the occasional binge trip to Kmart. I use disposable nappies for my children (big thumbs up to ladies who use cloth, I wish I...

May 19, 2017

According to the very handy BNZ baby calculator the average kiwi spends approximately $16,000 on a new baby in the first year. Yes this includes nappies and food but a big proportion of this goes on nursery set up and equipment. This nursery and its contents cost a gra...

April 30, 2017

I am always amazed at some of the talented individuals I come across here in New Zealand, especially in the No Brand New Movement. This week its particularly important to recognize that there is a story behind each business, each label, each stitch on each piece of clo...

April 25, 2017

For an entire year I set myself the task of buying nothing brand new…its been over a year since that challenge began. Did I succeed…what did I learn…and most importantly what did I gain.

I chose Anzac day to publish this “end of the challenge” blog post. Even though th...

March 25, 2017

Many designers argue that wall art is what matters most in interior design. If chosen and placed thoughtfully it can make all the difference to a harmoniums space, to a mood, to the eye and even to the flow of energy throughout a home.  However have you ever sat down i...

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