We’ve been admiring New Zealand-based stylist and designer Katie Lockhart via her online shop, Everyday Needs and her art direction for hotels like The Oyster Inn. Lockhart has played a key role in putting Auckland on the design map, and her newly opened storefront is just another reason to get down there.
It was Lockhart’s styling background that led her to open Everyday Needs, out of a need for, well, everyday objects, those time-tested household goods that are “well-designed, well-made, and that I hope our customers will have in their lives for many years,” she says. We love the idea of getting a non-virtual look at Lockhart’s curation in her new store in Ponsonby, Auckland. For more information, visit Everyday Needs.
Photographs by Neeve Woodward for Everyday Needs.
Above: In the window: a one-of-a-kind vintage Afghan Cushion ($225 NZD) woven by the Taimani tribe and sourced by Lockhart during her travel, a row of Russel Wright American Modern Pitchers ($144 NZD), and the Margaret Howell edition of the Anglepoise Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp ($315 NZD)
Above: Reaching for a Lambswool Blanket by Forestry Home in a design inspired by the beaches on the East Coast of New Zealand; $225 NZD.
Above: Hard-to-find accessories and offbeat vintage pieces are mixed among crowd pleasers like Kaico’s enamelware.
Above: Hanging baskets and a Martino Gamper Cedar Wedge table made from reclaimed wood, formica, fiberboard, and wood edging.
Location of Everyday Needs in Ponsonby: