Keepin’ It Fresh We often think of pollution as an outdoors issue, but even in the gorgeous Summer months, we spend many hours each day surrounded by indoor pollution. Particles like pollen, mould and kitchen fumes stay inside our homes and can affect our health in the long term. Dyson has designed their Pure Cool...
Elevate your mood with the Smile wallpaper collection by Resene. Fresh, zesty tones and cheery prints add a dose of cheer to the home, perfect for breathing new life into tired spaces. Wallpaper collection available from Resene ColorShops Biophillia Image from the Dakar Wallpaper Collection by Casamance, available from James Dunlop Textiles Take indoor/outdoor flow...
All of us have boxes of family photographs and documents scattered throughout our homes. Imagine being able to quickly and easily scan all your most important photographs and documents into your computer or cloud storage location. Quickly organise your entire photographic history. Automatically colour correct and restore poor condition and even faded photos. And, most...
Made from tempered soda lime glass and silicone, KeepCup is the environmentally friendly, barista approved, attractive cousin of the clunky drink flask. The cups were designed by café owners with sustainability in mind. KeepCups are resistant to thermal and mechanical shock, meaning that we wouldn’t recommend throwing it against a brick wall, but it’s a...
Bring spring cleaning into the Winter season with the Miele Blizzard CX1, the high-end appliance company’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. With airflow optimised Miele Vortex technology, this vacuum is quiet but deadly to all dust that stands in its path. A new dust separation system ensures that use of the product is hygienic and that...
Kiwi households use 34 percent of their annual energy on space heating, which comes not only at the cost to your wallet but also at a cost to the environment. Save your dough and the Earth this winter with smart thermostats like ecobee. It uses sensors to save households up to 23 percent in heating...
Probably White is an amalgam of aureate decadence and pared down minimalism into ceramics. Following the motto that, “gold is never old”, Probably White creates the Coffee Alphabet out of golden Arabic letters that adorn their polished coffee cups as handles. The golden touch, rich colours and Arabic characters spice up the collection of cups,...
Give your home the refresh it deserves with this season’s latest homeware and furnishings. Size-Defying Sound The days of having a large and clunky stereo in your lounge are gone. While sometimes the tiny sizes speakers are these days can have an impact on the sound quality, that isn’t something you need to worry about...
If you weren’t over Millennial Pink, now’s the time to switch teams. Insipid, baby pinks step aside to make way for a more grown-up, sophisticated palette of peachy hues. From delicate sorbet shades to rich, caramelised tones, fall in love with this sweet yet understated offering be it in a statement wall print or small, […]
Here at M2woman we love a good sale, and we love some good furniture so when we found out Matisse were having a sale we were pretty hyped. Matisse are well-known for importing luxurious designer furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, flooring and wardrobes. The brand are currently having a sale on their luxury brands – ending […]
With Ultraviolet taking the crown as Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018, we revel in this moody, vibrant hue. Reminiscent of royalty, lush tones of amethyst and violet find their form in statement velvet and luxurious textiles. Accents of tanzanite hued glass and bohemian accents add to the free-spirited feel. Resene Full Monty is […]
Like many of the world’s most densely populated nations, living space in Japan is truly at a premium. Combined with rising housing prices, the need to do more with less space has spurred architecture that is just as eccentric and witty as it is livable. The result is what is known as kyosho jutaku –...
Be soothed by a sumptuous palette of serene greens. Jewel hued teal and jade lend a rich, sophisticated air to a space especially when adorned by metallic accessories and dark woods. Or opt for a lighter feel and team pastel pistachio and mint with warm neutrals and oak tones, perfect for summer lounging. Check out […]
Life at Sea The timeless and serene Coast collection by Warwick epitomises summertime bliss unique to New Zealand life. Soft, tranquil blues and greys meld together for the most pleasant of palettes while a sumptuous ombre print adds a touch of bohemian spirit. Available at Warwick Fabrics. Book Worm Nothing beats curling up with a...
B for Beautiful Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas with asap super B complex serum. Asap super B Complex is a fast acting, multi-functional serum that increases skin hydration, calms and visibly reduces redness. A high concentration of Niacinamide targets pigmentation, while Red Clover Flower helps reduce the appearance of pores and Licorice...
A few years ago Eleanor Ozich, and her family left the city to live a calmer life. Since then Eleanor has started a successful cooking blog, My Petite Kitchen as well as publishing three cook books. Now she’s about to release her fourth book “The Art of Simple”. This time as well as sharing delicious and […]
We’re always on the lookout for new stuff to take our interior design game to the next level. There’s so many stores around now that offer super stylish pieces to make your home look amazing. Here’s a few of our favourites from around the country that we think are worth taking a look around. 1. […]
Friendship is a super important aspect of our everyday lives. Lately I’ve found myself getting caught up in work commitments, university work and spending time with my partner and not having enough time to see my friends as often as I’d like. We all know friendship is a two-way street, but when you’re having trouble […]
Feng shui has been around for a very long time, and while many people are skeptical about how helpful it really is, de-cluttering and re-organising your home can put you in a better head space. If your home is cluttered, or dimly lit, Feng Shui states that this can cause obstacles in your daily life […]
Have you had a stressful week? Do you feel like you never get time to just treat yourself and do something you enjoy? Sometimes you have to take some time out just for yourself. If you have a free day with nothing planned, why not focus on yourself for a bit and have a comfy […]
If you know anything about homeware, you’ll know that you really can’t go past Citta. Offering beautiful homewares at prices that we can actually afford (hooray!), Citta has quickly become a favourite among interior lovers. Lucky for all us us, Citta has just dropped their latest offering and we can confirm that it is DREAMY. The […]
When Pantone named Greenery as their colour of the year they described it as “A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.” For many of us in New Zealand however it’s how we see ourselves when we find the chance to […]
I don’t think I’m alone in saying that over the past few years Kmart has slowly but surely taken over my life. It started with a simple trip to the department store to buy a few cheap coffee mugs and here I am, years later and absolutely obsessed. In recent years Kmart has managed to go […]
In a world that is obsessed with fast fashion, it feels as though homeware and decor trends are coming and going faster than ever before. The market has become flooded with cheap, low quality pieces that are today’s buy, but tomorrow’s trash. No matter what is in fashion this week or next, a beautiful, high quality […]
Sometimes we are a bit shy about letting the family know what we really want for Christmas. The result can be a plethora of socks, shirts, undies and cardigans which we smile and be eternally grateful for, but then stuff them in our drawers where they fail to emerge again. I thought it appropriate in […]
At this time of year you are probably reading this on a white sand beach under a pohutukawa or perhaps it’s at the airport waiting for your flight to the ski slopes and pine trees of the Rockies or maybe it’s on a quick break at the office as you spend your holidays getting ahead […]
After a dreary and cold winter I was expecting Spring to present some reasonable weather but alas it was not to be. The series of wet weather fronts that have pervaded our entire country over the past two months have certainly not been conducive to thinking about lazy hot summers around the pool. However November […]
The thought of summer brightens up everyone’s moods, no longer are they sitting at home nestled in a blanket afraid to brave the elements. Instead, families are outside, having picnics, having friends over for dinner and generally just enjoying the sunnier days. While we are spending more of our time outside, that does not mean […]
The apartment market in Auckland has heated up to red hot degrees and with summer approaching fast it makes enormous sense to think seriously about where and when to buy to secure your unique place in the sun. The Real Estate pundits all tell us that it’s all about Location Location Location but from a […]
If you’ve been thinking of revamping your interior decor this Spring or if you’re an avid home decorator, you’ll be happy to know that Adairs is coming to NZ very soon! Adairs is the largest and most comprehensive retailer of manchester and modern homewares in Australasia with over 140 stores in Australia. They’re launching its […]
Widely renown fashion designer and now home home designer of Kate Spade New York, Kate Valentine recently gave a tour of her NYC apartment to show her highly decorated home. It’s always interesting to see the where and how the top fashion designers translate their clothing designs into interior decor. Is it clean and minimalistic? […]
When a man needs time and space completely to himself, the last frontier is often the bathroom. However, when we are renovating or re-building our homes, the bathroom often does not get the attention it ought to. There is something basic, primeval and reassuring about the combination of running water and a hard surface – […]
Summer is the time when the sun is at its most harsh – and when gardens will be at their most green, lively and productive. Founder and director of Landart Landscapes, Matt Leacy, shares his top tips for preparing a garden for spring, so that it will thrive throughout the upcoming hot summer. 1. Regular […]
The claim seems outrageous right? – but it’s true. I have been doing this for around 4 years now and this is one of the best exercise options I have found. By applying some scientific facts and a better understanding of how the human body works, these guys have discovered a system that will keep […]
Interior decorators and fashion gurus take note, we’ve found the worst colours imaginable, they turn people off buying products and knock hundreds of dollars off a homes value. The Australian government dropped a ton of money into the research agency GfK to find out what the most off putting colour in the world was. This is part […]
It’s not often that nature and the man-made world are able to coexist but in a project that defies the odds, these elements are living and breathing in concert. Trees are often the victims of construction – obstacles to be pulled up and destroyed to make way for a building, or they are damaged beyond […]