Welcome to BlackWhite... For our sophomore edition, there is an underlying theme of connection.
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While there feels to be something very permanent about print, a magazine probably better resembles a living thing. It grows and evolves, shifts and changes – especially during its formative years. The wave of positive feedback our team received in the wake of our inaugural issue of BlackWhite truly warmed my heart. It helped to affirm the path we've taken and that our hard work has brought you something of value. And it's something that we hope to do a little better with each and every issue.
As BlackWhite continues to take shape and find its groove, know that my ears are always open to your feedback and suggestions for what you'd like to see more of among these pages. Flick me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your comments and, of course, your Resene-coloured projects and stories. I get so much joy out of seeing the phenomenal work completed by Resene specifiers across New Zealand and Australia and learning about your individual stories, and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to spend my days celebrating your successes, pulling together advice from experts across the industry and helping clear up your colour conundrums.
For our sophomore edition, there is an underlying theme of connection – something we seem to all be yearning for a little more of these days. I hope you enjoy perusing it as much as I have enjoyed bringing it together.
Laura Lynn Johnston
Sit back, relax and enjoy all the articles from BlackWhite magazine – simply click on the story below of interest and read the full article or use the search function for a particular topic.
Nature and wellness remain key drivers of colour trends during challenging times, but there's a brighter future ahead.
As the anniversary of the first lockdown measures passed, there was marked recognition of the changes that have impacted virtually every aspect of our lives... more
After a heritage-sensitive refurb, the leading lady of Hastings is ready to be in the limelight once again.
She's far from being the first one in show business to need remedial work in order to keep drawing a crowd, but for the Hawke's Bay Opera House, it was a lot more than fading looks that were keeping her waiting in the wings... more
After more than 50 years working for Resene, Technical Director Colin Gooch is living history.
When Colin Gooch moved to New Zealand from Sunderland, England in 1963, it wasn't with the intention to take on a niche role as a specialised chemist for a groundbreakingly innovative paint company... more
Lyttelton Port Company's post-quake headquarters consolidates divergent work groups for a more collegial and functional workplace.
Managing the largest port on New Zealand's South Island, Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) operates the gateway for goods that keep the Banks Peninsula and the greater Canterbury region moving... more
When you're looking to toughen up, Resene's extensive range of transparent and semi-transparent finishes has you covered.
During the Space Race of the 20th century, and the subsequent technological leaps and bounds humans made in the 80s and 90s, people started fantasising about the potential for a hyper-advanced utopian future... more
Making a life changing shift in careers is incredibly daunting, especially when you've already spent more than a decade and a half headed down a different path. But for people like Anna McMillan, where you've come from forms a vital foundation for building future success while pursing your true passion... more
An invitation to design for the sheer fun of it has reinvigorated the delight in favouring form over function.
Those who work on the front end of creating built forms are all faced with the same challenge: ensuring that a structure fulfils a functional need but trying to do it in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible... more
Designers discuss the trends that their restaurant, café and bar clients are voracious for.
There is an adage among chefs that ‘the eyes are the first to feast'. While the saying refers to how a dish is presented on a plate, the same mentality can – and should – be applied to the restaurant atmosphere itself... more
If you have a project finished in Resene paints, wood stains or coatings, whether it is strikingly colourful, beautifully tonal, a haven of natural stained and clear finishes, wonderfully unique or anything in between, we'd love to see it and have the opportunity to showcase it. Submit your projects online or email email@example.com. You're welcome to share as many projects as you would like, whenever it suits. We look forward to seeing what you've been busy creating.