25 JUL 2011

Living with Small Spaces

We love watching 'Grand Designs' but with the increase in living costs it's time to think small.

Buying petrol these days requires a small loan, and how can a capsicum be $5? With that in mind it's good to know that designing small is in. You'll also be relieved to know that it doesn't mean sacrificing on style. Compact living environments offer an opportunity to think differently about how we live. After three decades of "bigger" then "bigger still", we're starting to live in closer quarters. Hopefully this leads to closer relationships too. It's cool to see a new school of architects and interior designers approaching the challenges of smaller living with a nod to mid century modern style and its lightness of form. Here are a few of our favourite examples of well designed homes and apartments. They demonstrate well considered, elegant solutions and use space efficiently. We love the honest use of materials and sustainable concepts. These environments also feature some of our favourite design classics and vintage pieces - we like that.

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New Zealand Modern Collection | Opens October 18, 2018

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Tibor Donner House, 1947

Last weekend we were delighted to take part in the Auckland Heritage Festival viewing of the home built for his family by Hungarian architect Tibor Donner.

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Introducing Warm Nordic – Classic and Contemporary Scandinavian Design

Warm Nordic first came to our attention as a contemporary Scandinavian design-house that does things a little differently.

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Good Form Sample Sale

We are delighted to present our very first sample sale. All available items are listed below, some have been used as floor samples but present very well. Be in quick to pick up these designer goodies at an extra special price.

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