home and living

The ultimate combination: sculpture, painting, physics, chemistry, and poetry

Sylvia Sinel of StudioSinel Ltd says she has found her affinity in the forever fascinating world of clay and glazing. Exchanging a busy career life in Stockholm for a chance to follow her dreams of creativity and being close to nature here in New Zealand, she has recently taken the exciting step of becoming a full-time maker. She says “Ceramic art is the ultimate combination of all I cherish: sculpture, painting, physics, chemistry, poetry.”

Fine beard care for fabulous beards

Are you the owner/curator of a finely-crafted beard? A good beard oil is an essential then! We love this new fragrance blend from Salvatore – a warm spice aroma of cinnamon, clove, anise and a hint of mandarin. This unique blend will help keep your beard conditioned and shiny, with a formula that uses only the finest blends of organic and natural oils to make your beard look great and smell great, as well as moisturise and nourish the skin underneath.

Bringing out the best in sustainable native timbers

Joe Wright of Bearwood Workshop handcrafts his beautiful wooden homewares and sculpture – all made from sustainable and recycled New Zealand native timber – from a little tractor shed in Glendhu Bay overlooking Lake Wanaka. After years of working as a designer in many different disciplines, running his own consultancy and clocking up the air miles with large corporations as clients, he decided to shed it all and go back to his roots.