Beyond the bench tops
Monday, 09 May 2011
A brand which thousands of Kiwis have grown up with has made a startling leap into the art world, and toned down its kitsch colour palette for the commercial market.

High-flying art speaks
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Jim Ayers reckons he’s the only septuagenarian in the country who has received a sewing machine for his 70th birthday – and he’s probably right.

Telling time gracefully
Monday, 21 February 2011
In the digital age of clocks that glow in the dark, there is something peaceful and reassuring about a handmade wooden timepiece which inexorably ticks through power cuts.

The beauty of wood design
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
When Matthew Vallings was an apprentice in the wood manufacturing industry nearly 30 years ago, much of the responsibility to seek out the wisdom from mentors fell directly on his humble teenage shoulders.

'Tis time to deck out the halls
Monday, 13 December 2010
Mustering up some yuletide cheer when you’ve got a gift list as long as your arm can seem an insurmountable task, even for those who enjoy the festive season.

Porcelain passion goes on tour
Monday, 08 November 2010
Artists have a special knack of making beautiful things look easy to create. Watching skilled fingers breeze across a canvas with a paint brush, or deft hands mould a masterpiece from a lump of clay, you could be forgiven for thinking that art is a piece of cake.

Painting by mouth
Monday, 01 November 2010
Decorating homes with Christmas paraphernalia can turn people into tinsel lovers or haters and, although it is difficult to completely escape the tradition, it is possible to do it with style and charitable spirit.

Nudging nature into unique form
Monday, 20 September 2010
Losing track of time when gently shaping wood into an intricate objet d’art is a pleasure for a talented sculptor — and the end result is a pleasure for those who can touch, study and treasure unique creations.

Tuning in for half century
Wednesday, 07 July 2010
Love them or hate them, since the arrival of the furniture that brought moving pictures with sound into households, television sets have dominated Kiwis’ home décor for 50 years.

Colour course
Thursday, 03 June 2010
Colour Design Workshop - For those who want to increase their understanding and confidence with colour, join Debbie Abercrombie for an intensive workshop at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga.

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