The Bean Scene
Jan08

The Bean Scene

I hate to think what office productivity statistics would look like if coffee were banned for a week. Certainly this magazine wouldn’t be printed, as we are proud to continue the time-honoured journalistic tradition of caffeine addiction. I went on a mission to find the best coffee machines and coffee to fill them with. For the home or office, for those on a budget or those who want to splurge on the shiniest and fanciest machine out...

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Sustainably Fashionable
Jan08

Sustainably Fashionable

Chica Rosa Clutch Bag in Silver It’s the perfect clutch for any girl interested in protecting the environment. This beautifully designed bag has been hand-made in Brazil from recycled aluminium pull tabs. Made as part of an initiative to create work locally in Brazil, each bag is signed by the person who made it and you can also go online and read all about their lives. This makes for a great clutch purse with a difference, one that...

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Ring ‘Blingin’ Fashion
Jan08

Ring ‘Blingin’ Fashion

Mirabelle rings These gorgeous rings are part of the Mirabelle collection of rings and earrings designed exclusively for Kate Sylvester, inspired by the cult film and soundtrack Reality Bites; think Gen Y, first love, first heartbreak. Each piece is hand-made in New Zealand and available in gold or silver. When it is not shining on a finger, keep this ring safe in its cute, red leather, love heart pouch. RRP: $238 Available from:...

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“Green” Tea
Jan08

“Green” Tea

Eco Cup – tea lovers edition   An Eco cup for tea lovers, this cute version of re-usable coffee cups are made of stylish porcelain, which provides an alternative to the disposable coffee or tea cups. Take it to your local café, use it at home or show off your stylish earth-loving ways at the office.   RRP: $19.90 Available from:...

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Chic Cushion Wear
Jan08

Chic Cushion Wear

Bolt of Cloth cushions   Choose from one of the many unique designs (linen or cotton) Bolt of Cloth has wrapped around its nice comfy cushions; from the New Zealand-inspired Tui in red cushion cover, to the more exotic las senoritas. If these don’t fit your style – call Bolt of Cloth and it can, more often than not, custom-make a design to suit your needs.   RRP: From $39.99 – $89.99 Available from:...

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Small Change
Jan08

Small Change

Pleat Coin Purse With so many unique designs from bags, purses, clothing to jewellery, there’s something for everyone. Felt has produced this colourful and quirky purse just in time for summer. Made from designer Japanese Kokka fabric and lined with beautiful patterned fabric, it’s big enough to fit all your coins, cards and lippy. You’ll feel bare without it. Want this purse in another fabric design? Felt can custom-make a design to...

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