CURRENTLY - What Shelley Ferguson, editor of @yhandgnz has been up to and in to lately:

I didn't think I could like Shelley Ferguson (editor of NZ's Your Home & Garden) any more, and then she tells me she likes 90's hiphop too? You are my spirit animal, Shell. 





Working full-time and having young kids means big-time busy-ness for me so I’m loving the 99u book series for business inspo – there are three volumes filled with useful, actionable advice from 20 of the world’s top creatives. It’s about doing your best work even in the new 24/7, ‘always on’ workplace, and creating products that matter.

I can’t get enough of Ingrid Pall’s home interior Insty feed at the moment  – Norwegian design perfection! (Guys - you should follow Shelley on Instagram too - @shelleyfergusonnz)

I’m addicted to homeware stores. My current faves are Indie Home Collective, Weekend Trader, Junk ‘N Disorderly and BLOC (Father Rabbit, Citta, Douglas & Bec, Collected, BoConcept and Peppin).

At home, hubby and I can usually be found using our kids as an excuse to relive the nostalgia of our youth: playing pea-knuckle and marbles, buying Ninja Turtle masks, crafting Fimo, firing up the Soda Stream, pouring Palmolive on the Slip-n-Slide...

8am: Three Beans soy flat white. 1pm: Six Barrel Soda Co. Cucumber & Mint Soda. 3pm: Eightthirty cold pressed coffee. Any time featuring PM: Rod McDonald Wines 2014 One Off Sangiovese Rose (the label is as lovely as the taste). 

My office is based in City Works Depot, Auckland, so I’ve chosen my gold star eats from my fave surrounding spots (so much temptation all day every day!)

Breakfast: TAB (tomato, avocado, basil) bagel from Best Ugly Bagels
Morning tea tipple: Francesca Bowden’s Cocoloco Coconut Water (still in the nut, people!) from The Botanist
Lunch: The Beetball Bowl from Food Truck Garage (a happy marriage of beetroot and meatballs)
Sweet treat: Lemon tart from Scratch bakery
Dinner: Goats Curd Dumplings with Baby Leeks, Shitake Mushrooms and Sage Butter, plus a soft shell crab slider and glass of pinot gris, from Odettes.

The Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival is currently screening at Rialto Auckland. I’m looking forward to seeing the following three flicks: In Memoriam: Ian Athfield; The Brooklyn Farmer; The Nature of Modernism.


Extreme home makeover, Shelley Ferguson style. Transforming my two-storied 1960s house in Auckland’s Northcote Point into open-plan, pitched roof perfection.

I grew up on ‘90s hip-hop, so I tune into George FM for their old-school remixes – the De La Soul Stakes is High Spinna remix made my day on the way to work this morning!



My little boys aged two and three – cheeky, messy, loud and overly-energetic, but also smile-inducingly awesome.


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