Greening up the concrete jungle

Break up a large expanse of decking or concrete by planting a specimen tree in the centre of it.

5:00 AM  Every brick path, concrete patio or large deck is a blank canvas just waiting to be decorated with plants.

Worst building of the year?

London's 'Walkie Talkie' building has been responsible for melting cars in the street below.

5:00 AM  This year's Carbuncle Cup winner melts cars and has been called a "gratuitous glass gargoyle".

Price rises stall in Auckland

Barfoot & Thompson says house prices could resume their rise in spring

After five months of repeatedly breaking record prices, Auckland house prices may have paused for breath.

Trapped by cats from hell

Look into my eeeeyes...

Some pets, just like some people, should never be allowed to live in apartments.

How to mix and match

Perfecting a well-executed eclectic home involves trial and error.

Using patterns can inject some fun and colour into your home. Here's how to do it.

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house of the week

House of the Week: Island Bay gallery

“I like beauty for beauty’s sake. I’ll collect rococo, Georgian, baroque, whatever holds my eye and gives me joy. It’s a real mash-up and changes all the time. Most people who come to the house get asked to help me move something.” The painting above the sofa is The Believer by George Underwood.

A foot in each hemisphere suits this TV reporter turned media trainer turned vintage-furniture hunter.

Bright pink house embarrassed kids gallery video

Fashion icon Doris de Pont's son was so horrified by his mum's colour scheme, he made a t-shirt in protest.

House of the week: Lyttelton gallery

Realtor's dream home in Auckland gallery

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