NZ House & Garden

Flower-filled Masterton garden gallery

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ adds a burst of yellow in the foreground, with standardised Portuguese laurels (in flower) above alternating balls of pittosporum and buxus.

Right from the start, this picturesque house and outside area were designed to slot together as one.

Best new design & food books

East: Culinary Adventures in Southeast Asia.

From up-cycling to South-East Asian cooking, we share five of our favourite books this month.

Floristry with a difference

Antonia de Vere in her Kingsland studio space – actually the spare bedroom of the “typical 70s cinder block unit” she shares with husband and design partner Mark Seeney.

This Kiwi husband-and-wife team have a keen focus on recycling in their flower-arranging business.

Recipe: A decadent tiramisu cake

This tiramisu cake is encircled by a ring of sponge fingers tied with a bow.

All the creamy-coffee deliciousness of the classic Italian dessert is in this gorgeous cake.

Bright pink house embarrassed kids gallery video

The colour scheme for Doris de Pont and Tejo van Schie’s Grey Lynn villa was controversial at first, says Doris; their son Micky even “screenprinted a T-shirt with the slogan: ‘I do not live in a pink house’”; but when it was time to repaint, their now grown-up children insisted it should be redone in the same hues, carefully colour-matched.

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

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