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habitat magazine, issue 09

Thinking of building, renovating or redecorating? Sit back, relax and enjoy all the projects and inspiration from habitat magazine!

Want a hard copy? You can buy a copy of the latest habitat magazine from your local Resene ColorShop, while copies last. If you want to get a free copy of future issues, sign up for a DIY card! All Resene DIY cardholders are sent a copy of each issue of habitat magazine.

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit habitat, we'd love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

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Welcome

Welcome

Antipodeans are known for their innovation and sense of self... more

Out of the blue

Out of the blue

From moody azures to delicate duck-egg and vivid sapphire, sea blues are the perfect colours for summer... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products, places and ideas for the home... more

Out of the box

Out of the box

This creative award-winning Hawkes Bay home is a dynamic blend of shapes, materials and colours... more

Go on!

Go on!

Bored with beige? Try something a little more adventurous in your home... more

Colour trends – nature leads the way

Colour trends – nature leads the way

As we yearn for more natural surroundings in this hi-tech world, rich warm colours and cleaner hues are emerging... more

Celebrating the best

Celebrating the best

Award programmes have a special place in our design professions... more

When is paint not paint?

When is paint not paint?

Just when you thought paint was just for… well, painting, we've come across some innovative uses for it and the vessels it comes in... more

Colourful people – Marcia Scott, artist

Colourful people – Marcia Scott, artist

Artist Marcia Scott uses an unusual yet practical canvas for her colourful artworks... more

Boxing clever

Boxing clever

Want a feature wall with a difference? Take this designer's lead for a fun tile-look treatment... more

Two into one

Two into one

In a project its owner describes as 'lunacy from a number of perspectives', two old homes have been expertly melded into one... more

Frame it!

Frame it!

Grab some Resene testpots, a selection of old and new frames, and get painting to create a co-ordinated look for your precious photographs and mementoes... more

He says, she says

He says, she says

When it comes to gender differences, it's not all pink and blue, as Karen Wardell found in her casual survey of colour perceptions... more

Stars in your eyes

Stars in your eyes

Look around any appliance store and you'll see fridges, washing machines, driers, all emblazoned with star stickers... more

Locking in the eco look

Locking in the eco look

Ask any New Zealander for a word that's synonymous with solid timber homes and chances are they'll say Lockwood... more

Colourful people – Michael Smither, artist

Colourful people – Michael Smither, artist

Well-known artist Michael Smither has literally captured the colour of sound in a recent exhibition... more

Choosing and using a real estate agent

Choosing and using a real estate agent

When it becomes tougher to sell your house, having a good real estate agent on board is a necessity... more

Breaking the colour mould

Breaking the colour mould

'They're struck by this colourful and innovative space that's quite 'out of the box' ... more

Space saver

Space saver

Here's a conundrum – how do you squeeze a full bath, shower, toilet and basin plus storage into a long, skinny space just 1200mm deep, without the bathroom seeming poky?... more

Laundry love affair

Laundry love affair

The forgotten room no longer, laundries can not only be serviceable but beautiful spaces... more

Get a life

Get a life

An exposed expanse of lawn on this lifestyle property cries out for some designer attention... more

Book boosts eco building

Book boosts eco building

A new book on building sustainability is the first comprehensive publication of its type in New Zealand... more

A seat in the sun

A seat in the sun

As a nation obsessed with the outdoors, we just love relaxing outside, entertaining with friends at home, and hanging out with the kids in the garden... more

East meets west

East meets west

When it came to creating a garden for their new home, Tony and Deb Wilson were inspired by a recent trip to Bali... more

Raise it up

Raise it up

Join the grow-your-own movement by making this easy-to-use raised vege garden complete with built-in tomato or bean rack in seven easy steps... more

On the outside

On the outside

The simplest way to transform the look of your house is with a coat of paint. Here's how you can do it yourself... more

Go potty

Go potty

Give old pots a new lease of life with funky colour. Then fill them with herbs to add extra zest to your family's meals... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat reader views and news... more

Bold is beautiful

Bold is beautiful

Sian Jaquet is the host of TV3's recently screened new show, The Big Stuff... more

 

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habitat is printed on environmentally responsible paper using environmentally responsible ink.

From issue 8 onwards, copies flow wrapped and sent to Resene Cardholders are flow wrapped in environmentally responsible material from epi-global. This product when discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen will biodegrade decomposing into simple materials found in nature, as described in ASTM D6954-04.

 

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