Habitat 20 - Off the shelf
Habitat 20 - Off the shelf
New products and ideas for the home.
Keep them safe with wool
Wool is not only a great way to keep warm but, for those we
love, it’s one of the safest bed coverings you can buy. Wool
has a low fire risk so using pure NZ wool blankets for your
children’s beds will let you all sleep easy at night. Research
also shows that when you sleep under wool, your heart rate
lowers for a more restful sleep. The Harlequin range from
Exquisite Wool Blankets comes in a selection of bright and
exciting colours not usually associated with wool, so there will
be one – or more – to match any bedroom scheme or add
a vibrant splash of colour (shown above in Pink, Cherry and
Orchid; and Lime, Sky and Navy). Exquisite Wool Blankets also
has throws and customised cushions. For the full range, see
www.exquisiteblankets.co.nz or call 021 186 2784.
Tap gets tough
Imagine the number of times you turn
on your kitchen tap. Then imagine
why it’s best to have a tough tap to
withstand the wear and tear. The new
Stainless Steel Sink Mixer (FSSS1) with
brushed finish from Foreno is a heavyduty
mixer, which resists fading and
staining and is easy to keep clean.
Available from your local hardware
or plumbing merchant. For more
information visit www.foreno.co.nz.
For a bit of retro vehicular fun, try these cool Caravan Clocks, made
locally by Ian Blackwell. Made of kiln-dried rimu veneer and painted in
Resene, this caravan is Resene Morning Glory (blue) and Resene Pearl
Lusta. For more info and cool Kiwi-inspired products including limited
edition Box Clever Coloured
Kombi trinket boxes, see
Try out your colours
To see how colours will look in home and room settings, simply choose A4 colour samples from the Resene in-store colour library and
place them behind the Resene Colour View picture of your choice. The paint colour shows through the clear areas of the picture so you
can see how that paint colour would look in that room or area. It’s a quick and easy way to try out a whole range of colour options in store.
Then once you’ve picked your favourites,
get some Resene testpots to try out at
your place. Try out Resene Colour View at
your local Resene ColorShop and selected
The good oil
Wood-X wood oil, designed by Resene
for HermanPacific, penetrates deeply into
previously uncoated exterior timber such
as cedar weatherboards, fascia, boards,
beams and mouldings. It’s also great for
new residential projects. As with any wood
stain or oil finish, Wood-X needs regular
recoating to keep the finish looking good
and can be ordered through Resene ColorShops (NZ only). Wood-X slows the
moisture uptake in timber, improving the
overall stability of exterior timber. It has
anti-fungal and water repellent qualities
and is available in a wide range of nature-inspired
colours. See www.wood-x.co.nz for more information.
Thanks to Escea’s innovative multi-room
technology, the company now has a
range of double-sided gas fireplaces
that operate as highly efficient central
heating units, ducting heat into multiple
locations around the house. The Escea
DX range is available in an impressive
1500mm or 1000mm wide, and with
an efficiency of more than 85 per cent,
they qualify for the ENERGY STAR mark.
The fires also feature Escea’s Smart Heat
intelligent control system, which allows
homeowners remote control operation
of their fire from a smart phone. Visit
1 look 4 ways
When your canvas is literally as big as a
house, you want to get the paint colours
right. We’ve virtually painted existing
houses with alternative schemes to show
you the difference that paint colours can
make. We also step out into the garden
to show you how different courtyards
and landscaping features look in different
colours. So before you give up in frustration
and just paint everything off-white, pop
into your local Resene ColorShop or reseller and pick up your free copy of Habitat plus.
Tiles and paint are ideal options for
creating a point of difference in a
bathroom’s colour scheme while
the finish of your vanity cabinet is
another way to execute a design
statement. Add richness and depth
to your bathroom with Graphite
by Athena, the latest in vanity
cabinet finishes, with its opulent
glossy metallic finish. Graphite
joins the Athena Exochique range
– a selection of high-gloss cabinet
finishes that deliver a mirror-like
surface for a contemporary statement.
Graphite is paired here with a classic
white vanity top, Sirocco Pure White
stone. Visit your local Chesters branch
or go to www.athena.co.nz.
Make a style statement
with this bold new red
refrigerator, now part
of Mitsubishi Electric’s
most popular multidrawer
model. It's a
limited edition of the
refrigerator and can be used to make a bold statement
or blend in with your décor. For more information, visit
Combining vintage charm with modern spirit, the
Mimi Dining Chair from Halo Established is a beautiful
example of the finest uncorrected aniline, full-grain
leather. Each piece is handmade, using time-honoured
methods and simple tools to create niche, authentic
pieces that will last a lifetime. Various colour options
are available. For stockists contact Johnston Imports on
0800 HALONZ or visit www.halo-nz.co.nz.
Wanna be royal?
The Regal tapware collection certainly lives up to its name – an exquisite
collection of classic-styled tapware and bathroom accessories. The range
is also very diverse, being available in nine finishes, and up to 10 handle
options (including those that feature Swarovski clear and black crystal
inserts). This unique feature means the detail can continue throughout your
home by matching all the bathroom tapware and accessories, and kitchen
tapware. Regal is handmade by Nicolazzi, a boutique tapware manufacturer
from northern Italy, and is available here exclusively through Plumbline. Visit
www.plumbline.co.nz or call 04 568 9898.
to your life
The Resene Metallics and special
effects chart has a new look with
a selection of the unique metallics
from the Resene KidzColour range
joining the main metallics colour
chart. Light striking a surface coated with
a Resene metallic creates the illusion of colour movement,
adding extra dimension to a wide range of areas from interior feature walls, doors,
joinery and furniture to exterior concrete and steelwork. Pick up your colour chart from Resene ColorShops and or order your free copy online.
From Spain to us
Tile Warehouse is now 100%
kiwi-owned and has hit the
ground running in 2014 with
some exciting changes and
product additions. One of these
is being awarded as the exclusive
supplier of top European tiles,
Porcelanosa from Spain.
Porcelanosa specialises in
porcelain tiles, and wood-look as
well as ceramic mosaics in a wide
range of formats and finishes.
Realistic stone looking, marble
looking, or metallic and textured
tile finishes are part of the range
as well as large floor tiles with
rectified edges that allow for
minimum grout joints. See www.tilewarehouse.co.nz.
Think outside the square
Think outside the square with the Caroma
Cube Back-to-Wall Freestanding bath – it
gives the look of a freestanding bath yet
will fit conveniently against any wall. The
bath also includes a thin rim profile and
an integrated shelf design, making it both
practical and easy to clean. The design makes
having a freestanding bath possible for those
with smaller spaces. Soft dual reclining ends
and a centre waste makes the Cube Back to
Wall bath comfortable for two. Available in
1600mm and 1800mm lengths from Edward
Locally made, simple designs inspired by mid-century and
Scandinavian styles at an affordable price... these tables are
made in ply but painted inside with bright trending Resene
colours to really make the pieces pop – like Resene Supernova seen here! There is a range of sizes and configurations based
on the open rectangle with tapered legs and exposed bolts.
See Susan Robinson Design on Facebook.
One of the stunning collections of wallpaper available at Resene,
Diamonds are Forever has a rich array of patterns from subtle
textures through to classic cameo heads and this striking faux
buttoned fabric look. For more details and to view other collections,
see www.resene.com/wallpaper or your local Resene ColorShop.
If you’re after tough walls that will stand up to the rigours of
boisterous kids… or the odd earth tremor, Surtech self-adhesive
glass fabric is now available at Resene. You simply apply, then
finish it with new Resene Surtech Surfacer and the Resene
coloured topcoat of your choice. Because it’s self-adhesive,
Surtech can be easily repositioned as the Surtech fabric isn’t
permanently adhered until the Surfacer is applied. The fibre
reinforcing adds rigidity and strength to the finish and makes
it ideal in areas more likely to be damaged. See your Resene ColorShop for more information.
With kitchen drawers becoming larger and wider, Hettich’s new
drawer system, ArciTech, has an impressively smooth running
action that takes loads of up to 80kg. This smoothness combines
with stability and soft closure to create quality you can feel every
time you open or close your drawers. Designed and manufactured
in Germany, ArciTech has a timeless, sleek design that will fit into
any kitchen and home environment. See www.hettich.co.nz.
Stylist LeeAnn Yare has just
launched her first bedlinen
design with the 100% cotton
Carnival range for Collected.
Simple graphics in a palette from
candy floss to soda pop and just
enough black and white means
there’s something to suit every
personality. Shown above against a
wall of Resene Riptide, the linen is
simple, affordable and super fun.
Sibu Decorative Sheets offer a range of
three dimensional, textural and colourful
surface treatments that can be used to create
a feature of virtually any vertical surface.
Self-adhesive Sibu Sheets can be added to
joinery and wall surfaces to create themes,
or enhance space, through the addition
of luxurious leathers, distressed metals or
stunning mirror effects. The sheets are simple
to install by enthusiastic DIYers as well as
joinery professionals. Available from selected
Wherever you are
When you’re out and about and need access to information about a
product, chances are you’ll pull out your phone. To help make it easier
to access the parts of the Resene website you’re likely to need when
you’re on the go, Resene has created a mobi version of its website,
m.resene.co.nz (NZ) and m.resene.com.au (AU). If you want to visit
the main site instead, simply click that option. Navigate your way to
product labels, the full Resene colour library, store information, colour
charts, data sheets, safety data sheets, and more.
Like washing a car, cleaning a house will
help it look good for longer. Airborne
contaminants that settle on the paint
film (salt deposits, moss and mould)
can cause premature breakdown.
Resene Paint Prep and Housewash is
ideal for washing down homes as part
of a regular maintenance plan and also
before repainting. There’s now a bulk
10 litre size designed for regular users.
For a slower acting, longer term clean,
use Resene Deep
Clean, a slow release
cleaner. The new bulk
pack size is available
from selected Resene ColorShops and resellers
Keeping it clean
Keeping clean, fresh good looks in
bathroom componentry is the key to
design success. The Astivita range of
bathroom-ware not only comes in a
comprehensive selection of showers,
vanities, ceramic-ware and more, but
perfectly balances form and function.
Developed exclusively for Plumbing
World, the collection reflects today’s
focus on relaxation and comfort. See
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