The South Pacific has been beckoning. Join us this week for a trip Down Under to take the temperature of design in Australia and New Zealand—where it happens to be peak summer right now.
- Today we’ll be touring architect Rob Kinnon’s plywood and concrete addition to a Melbourne brick house with bookshelves as room dividers.
- Of late Aussies seem to know how to make the most enticing bedrooms. In our Furniture department, Julie spotlights a father-daughter design studio to watch.
- Everyday Needs, stylist and designer Katie Lockhart’s Auckland, New Zealand, shop, is a longstanding source of inspiration around here: See Elevating the Everyday. Now Lockhart has come out with a 17-color paint collection, which includes a “toned-down hue of Katie’s husband’s favorite shirt.”
- Our Kitchen of the Week is a townhouse upgrade in Auckland: a blackened steel design inspired by cafe kitchens and cast-iron pans.
- Also on Thursday, photographer Kara Rosenland, author of the about-to-be-published book Shelter: How Australians Live, fills Sarah in on her finds. Watch for Required Reading.
- This week’s Shopper’s Diary: Vagabond chic from an artist family in Melbourne who have become Instagram stars.