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7 mind-blowingly cool inventions

Blub Uno

Keys that don't jangle and a better butter spreader among niche products financed by crowdfunding.

Confessions of a nosy neighbour

"While I'm happy to play nosy parker, I'm rather fond of my own privacy."

I've always loved to snoop. Not in a way that has led to anyone pressing charges – but there's been the occasional awkward moment.

Decorating a small apartment

Don't overstuff your apartment and get suffocated by your belongings.

How to decorate your small home and still have plenty of space to spare.

Owners hope bubble spreads

Jo McDougall and daughter Abigail Eiolart are selling their Seatoun Heights, Wellington house.

Jo McDougall has put her four-bedroom home on the market after deciding it is time to downsize.

The hotel of dog lovers' dreams

Dog Bark Park

No your eyes aren't decieving you - this B&B in America is really housed inside a giant beagle (with carpet ears).

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house of the week

House of the Week: Herne Bay gallery

Clare’s extensive shoe collection includes favourites from Stuart Weitzman, Aquazzura, Manolo Blahnik and, on the sofa, her “favourite blue sparkly Christian Louboutins.

An astounding shoe collection that inspired a children’s book takes centre stage in this family-friendly villa.

A Porsche in an Akl apartment gallery

Who needs a garage? Designer Stephane Rondel has made a feature of his 1988 Porsche and three motorbikes.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the week: Martinborough gallery

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