#1924 The Selby shot Karen Inderbitzen Waller and Delphine Avril Planqueel at home in Auckland

Photos: The Selby

Remember when Todd Selby went to New Zealand earlier in the year to speak at The Department Store and shoot the spaces of Auckland’s hipster elite? The jewel in the Aotearoa crown has just appeared on his blog – la maison de Karen Inderbitzen Waller et Delphine Avril Planqueel. I’ve had the pleasure of going to their house on a number of occasions, and it is incredible. If you ever get the chance, I’d recommend it just for the Crown Lynn collection, the wall-to-wall library of Vogue Italias or the pet rabbit Petit Gris. But there’s so much more on offer: crazy collages, an intricate balsa wood village named Tiny Town carved by Planqueel, art that’ll make your eyes pop out, toys, pinup girls, collectibles, Maori matryoshka stacking dolls and a duvet cover made entirely from vintage knickers. I’d even go so far as to say that it’s the greatest house that’s appeared on Selby’s blog to date (I might be biased, but I think I’m right). For those of you who don’t get the chance to see it in the flesh, enjoy the photos. They’re almost as good as the real thing. Not quite, but almost.


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  1. Amanda says

    Dear Karen & Frog…I am your biggest fan. Since I can not buy amazing shit for my house because my girlfriend won’t let me (she’s a minimalist), can I buy shit for your house instead? Love your style. Amanda xxx 

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