05 — 2016

Home takes it home

Home magazine won Magazine of the Year at the 2016 Canon Media Awards. Congrats to editor Jeremy Hansen and his team at Bauer. Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This was a category dominated by titles that are generally very good at what they set out to do. The winner stood out for its editorial cohesion, attention to quality and detail, innovative design and genuine multi-media strategy. It also showed that circulation and revenue growth can be achieved without compromising its own high standards or its obvious respect for the readership’s intelligence and loyalty. Modern and relevant in every sense, a thoroughly deserving winner.”

04 — 2016

Arrowed by Karen

Karen Walker’s 2016 Eyewear catalogue sees the KW arrow motif take center stage in the new campaign. Featuring photography by Michael Schwartz with art direction my Mikhail German.

03 — 2016

ECC Business Card

New business cards for the good folk of ECC.

01 — 2016

Crests & Shields

‘Modern Heraldry: Seals, Stamps, Crests & Shields’ is the latest book from Counter—Print. A comprehensive and profusely illustrated guide to more than 350 trademarks, based on heraldic symbology, from all over the world, the new book features the work of Anagrama, Atipus, Bielke+Yang, Inhouse, Toko and many more. Inhouse is represented with 4 entries: Seafarers, Caravan, Sidra del Verano and Rachel Carley Ceramics (RCC) — depicted here.

12 — 2015

Make Something

Design Director Toby Curnow and IMO Designer Sam Haughton joined forces to take part in the third Make Something exhibition. The result was a unique sculptural piece constructed from new and standard IMO components. Make Something invites graphic designers to collaborate with anyone they admire from a different creative discipline.

12 — 2015

Karen Walker Poolside

The Karen Walker mid-year 2015 Eyewear campaign celebrates poolside summers and features photography by James K Lowe with Art Direction my Mikhail German.

12 — 2015


We recently worked with our friends at Seafarers to produce the second issue of ‘AT SEA’; the official Seafarers Members Club magazine.

12 — 2015

Ebisu Sanshimai Sake

Ebisu’s in-house sake ‘Sanshimai’ – meaning ‘Three Sisters’ – pays homage to the group of islands just off the coast of Rakino Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A spot popular with the fisherman who supply fresh catch to the restaurant on a daily basis.

11 — 2015

Down on the Boneline

We recently visited The Boneline to photograph the vineyard for the forthcoming website update. The site will feature an e-commerce component so you’ll soon be able to buy The Boneline online.

11 — 2015

Toby Curnow

We are pleased to announce that Toby is now an associate of Inhouse.
This appointment reflects Toby’s passion and commitment to the business over the past three years and we are excited about this next chapter. Toby’s work has been recognised with awards from One Show, AGDA, Best Awards, Webby Awards, TDC, ADC, Cannes Lions and Red Dot. He has served on the board of directors of the Designers Institute of New Zealand and was made a fellow in 2012.

10 — 2015

2015 Best Awards

The Boneline recently won gold at the Designers Institute of New Zealand’s Best Awards — the annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design. Gold pins were awarded for both packaging and small scale identity and silver for design craft (photography). Judges Comments — Packaging: Dark and mysterious – this wine feels like a new discovery and there is no doubt at all that the design, along with the product, comes from this land. Judges Comments — Identity: Resourceful and beautiful. A clear single idea that is as rich and layered as the liquid inside the bottles.

Silver and Bronze awards were also awarded to the following projects:

09 — 2015

Inhouse is 20

Inhouse celebrates twenty years of making graphic design. Big thanks to the clients and collaborators, the suppliers and the makers. We love you all — to a certain extent.

09 — 2015

Caravan Kings Cross

Whilst traveling in London, Dean documented Caravan Kings Cross, the latest addition to the Caravan empire offering an oasis in a coffee desert.

09 — 2015

Home accolades

Home magazine won the Best Magazine Design award at this years Canon Media Awards and the April/May 2014 issue won best cover in the Home & Food category at the 2015 Magazine Media Awards. (Photograph by Jeremy Toth)

09 — 2015

Isthmus — the book

Press-passing the forthcoming 454pp book for Isthmus Group; Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City — a compilation of 25 projects that illustrate how healthy ecologies and vibrant communities can be crafted in a way that represents the new New Zealand.

06 — 2015

Award Awards

Seafarers and Akitu won pencils at the Award Awards in Australia.

04 — 2015

The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else

The Billy Apple retrospective ‘The Artist Has to Live Like Everbody Else’ is on show at the Auckland Art Gallery until June 21. Inhouse continued its long standing collaboration with the Artist and the Gallery by designing the catalogue to accompany the show.

04 — 2015

Empty Room Theory

As part of HOME Magazine’s Art Isue, John Reynolds has not only reimagined the HOME masthead for this issue, but also drawn the headline typography for each of the five featured homes, AND created a poster that is free with every issue of our print edition. ‘Empty Room Theory’ might be understood as a corollary to the Butterfly Effect, a phrase which refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a hurricane. Thus we might suggest an empty room is rich with the potential of seemingly minor events which may unexpectedly amplify, spiralling in dramatically unpredictable loops and storylines.

03 — 2015

Novum: Australia/New Zealand Issue

Das maritim-reizvolle Cover stammt aus der kreativen Feder der Agentur Inhouse Design – auf Rives Sensation Tactile Matt Natur von Antalis for Designers leuchtet die Pantone-Farbe in einer Version in Form eines Taucherhelms und in einer zweiten Variante als Anker.

12 — 2015

Walters Prize

The biennial Walters Prize is New Zealand’s preeminent contemporary art award, celebrating four outstanding artists who have exhibited in the past two years. Labelled this year as “New Zealand’s toughest art prize”, the target hones in on the four finalists, alluding to the fact that there can only be one winner.

01 — 2015

Implicated & Immune

Michael Lett Gallery recently showed a major exhibition focused on artistic responses to HIV/AIDS, both historically and contemporary. The exhibition partially reprised the first Auckland 1992 exhibition to explicitly respond to the epidemic. This landmark exhibition featured work from artists including L.Budd, Richard Killeen John Reynolds and Fiona Pardington. The new exhibition revisits these artists as well as drawing on works by established artists including Billy Apple, Jacqueline Fraser, Giovanni Intra and Douglas Wright. Younger practitioners are also represented with new pieces created specifically for the show. Inhouse was invited to design a poster as part of the exhibition. We took a 1988 San Francisco AIDS Foundation advertisement and re-imagined it with a typographic intervention. The posters were gummed on three sides with a coloured glue to form an A1 pad that sat on the Gallery floor and were free to takeaway.

12 — 2014


The Book / The Party / The Drink

11 — 2014

Eat Drink Awards Australasia

Seafarers/Ostro won the Best Identity Design at the Eat Drink Design Awards in Melbourne.


Seafarers, a recently renovated building located on Auckland’s harbour front, has a strong maritime history (it once housed the Auckland Sailors’ Home) which has been cleverly reflected in its visual identity, not by way of logos but through a quieter, more organic graphic language that riffs on both geometric maritime flags and etching-like drawings of classic nautical imagery. One floor of the seven-storey Seafarers building is currently occupied by Ostro restaurant and bar, which uses the imagery on everything from menus and coasters to butter paper and the covetable T-shirts and aprons worn by the staff. Eventually the building will house a series of hospitality businesses on every floor and the diverse but consistent visual design that’s painted on the street-level roller doors and lift doors, printed on labels for house wine and spirits and used for bathroom signage and beer tap lenses is strong, fresh and flexible enough to successfully encompass these future endeavours. It’s a refreshingly fun, bright and clever design with a strong sense of both purpose and playfulness.

11 — 2014

The Boneline on the production line

The Boneline labels are finally on the Press. We’re fond of the happy accident below as the job was inking up. Thanks to the fastidious efforts of the team at Rapid labels.

09 — 2014

Best Awards


Seafarers / Ostro — Large Brand Identity
Seafarers / Ostro — Environmental Graphic
Akitu — Packaging


Seafarers / Ostro — Graphic Design Arts
Seafarers / Ostro — Packaging Corofin — Packaging
Corofin — Colour
Modern — Editorial & Books
Architecture Awards — Visual Communications



ECC Milan Report — Visual Communication
Home — Best Effect
Höpt — Packaging
Last, Loneliest, Loveliest — Editorial & Books
Last, Loneliest, Loveliest — Nga Aho
A Puppet, A Pauper …— Visual Communication
Space Division — Small Brand Identity



Arch. Grad. Prog. — Visual Communication
Last, Loneliest, Loveliest — Small Brand Identity
Last, Loneliest, Loveliest — Spatial: Exhibition Installations

08 — 2014

Boneline Photography

The Inhouse photographic studio went on the road to the Waipara Valley to document fossils dating as far back as 65 million years. The individual fossils appear on The Boneline wine labels.

07 — 2014

PANZ Book Awards

Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977 edited by Jeremy Hansen won the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book at the PANZ Book Awards. It also won the Random House New Zealand Award for Best Illustrated Book, the Mary Egan Publishing Award for Best Typography and was a finalist for Best Cover.

05 — 2014

Höpt Soda

Höpt won a the top platinum award at the A’ Design awards in Italy. It was the only award winner from 85 entries across Australia and New Zealand in the beverage and culinary section.

05 — 2014

Beck’s Playable Poster

Partnering with the clever folk at Shine Limited, we designed the graphics for the world’s first playable poster campaign. A hearty congratulations goes out to Shine Limited for winning Silver at the Clio Awards.

04 — 2014

Cannes Lions

Arch was selec­ted to be on the international design jury for the 2014 Cannes Lions.  Ije Nwokorie, Global CEO of Wolff Olins was the Design Lions president for the 21 member jury. The Design Grand Prix went to a rebranding campaign for Norway’s Bergen International Festival, created out of Anti Bergen.

04 — 2014

Best of the Best Designers Speak Poster

Designers Speak poster for The Designers Institute. The iconic Best Awards pin trophy, reimagined as a microphone.