Here magazine is fiercely local and tells original stories. Here is dedicated to the careful and the considered, rather than the showy and the excessive. Here likes things that are done well rather than the fleeting and unsustainable. Here has an international feel, but a local perspective – the Here team set out to make a very different sort of magazine, with high production values and a sense of craft, with guest art directors each issue to make it feel special and collectible.
Welcome to Spring!
Here 08 celebrates houses with a sense of spirit. The cover features a sublime minor dwelling by Pac Studio, an 'urban bach' built on a rear site in Sandringham, Auckland. Also in the issue, Here features a luxury rental on Waiheke by Stevens Lawson, a lovely renovation of an 1870s cottage near Arrowtown by Anna-Marie Chin, and two lightweight houses in the Aro Valley by Geoff Fletcher. Oh, and the magazine also visits a 1985 John Scott design in Havelock North.
This issue also showcases the shortlist for the Here Awards, profiles artist Andrew Beck, chats with designer Bec Snelling about losing everything but coming back better, and Ben Daly rehabs his mothers 1980's kitchen with a bold colour palette.