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What is an Epoxy River Table?

What is an Epoxy River Table?

The trend of the epoxy river tables comes from the USA. In the last years, epoxy resin table fever has broken out all over the world, and of course also in New Zealand. The appeal is because they are modern, eye-catching, high quality and have an exotic beauty. In a fashion sense, the tables cannot…

18 Gifts of Creativity

18 Gifts of Creativity

Interest in traditional crafts and creative pursuits is at the height of fashion at the moment as people are looking for a contrast to our fast paced technological world. Some gifts that creativity brings to our lives are: 1. It Makes Time Fly By. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, researched happiness, creativity and discovered the concept of ‘flow’…

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Minimalism and its Benefits

Lately, we have been asked to custom build a few pieces of furniture in a minimalist style. The pared down style has become very popular and it has been influencing our lifestyle trends for some time. It can be seen in our new housing developments that offer home decor in white, grey and black or…

What is Hygee?

What is Hygee?

Recently, we were asked to make a games table with a lid on it so that it could turn into a dining table but still leave the unfinished board game underneath to be continued at a later time. I loved the idea as I had been reading about the lifestyle trend of Hygee for a…

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The Making of "The Convertible"

Fiona wanted to own a table that no one else had, and she wanted something that was functional and didn’t take up too much space. On the internet, she found one piece of furniture that could be converted into another and decided that she would like a coffee table that could convert to a dining…

Beech Wisp Lamp – part of a series of lamps collectively called The Climb

Beech Wisp Lamp – part of a series of lamps collectively called The Climb

  is part of a series of lamps collectively called The Climb which symbolise the ongoing spirit, determination and the creativity of the people in Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011/2012 earthquakes and the rebuild of the ci have been created as an alternative to the large lamps sit easily in a living room,…

Kathmandu's Bench Seat Link to History and the  Christchurch Quakes

Kathmandu's Bench Seat Link to History and the Christchurch Quakes

The Tower Junction Kathmandu store needed a new large bench seat.   Head Office Staff member, Amanda Russell, wanted something made by a local designer, using recycled local woods. The Kauri wood in the bench seat came from  the  Roman Catholic Convent for the Sisters of Notre Dame Des Missions in Rangoria, Christchurch.   The convent…

A Christchurch Furniture Designer with a Difference

A Christchurch Furniture Designer with a Difference

If you like your furniture just the way you want it, then you can get it custom designed with Paul Harding-Browne, a local Christchurch furniture designer. According to Paul, many of his clients simply can’t find the right piece of furniture to fit within their home, or they decide they’d like to give an old…

The Beginning of Spirals

The Beginning of Spirals

Most of Paul’s designs have some form of a spiral in them or are actually spirals, such as the lamps. The very first spiral was a very different piece of furniture: a  spiral deck chair. A client came to him asking for a wedding gift to be made for her husband with a picture that…

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