Welcome to our world

Hello everyone! The magazine known as World Sweet World Magazine is coming to an end, but we’ll continue to update our new World Sweet World blog and will give you updates on creative design, great making ideas, crafty and DIY things, sustainable living, and to showcase makers from New Zealand and around the world.

World Sweet World Magazine as you knew it:
World Sweet World is a New Zealand based alt-indie DIY/MIY/Lifestyle magazine aimed at the growing number of creative people returning to a more sustainable and home-made lifestyle. Our readers would just as soon customise something from a second hand shop as buy it from a design store. They want their living environment to reflect their creativity. They have an individual take on life, value creativity and design, and just enjoy making stuff.

World Sweet World aims to be a swapmeet of ideas and inspiration. We publish projects that are fun and inspiring and invite our readers to participate in creating content and providing feedback. World Sweet World features interviews with creative people, ‘how-to’ projects using recycled or re-purposed materials, and inspiring articles. The tone of World Sweet World is down-to-earth, friendly and informal. Each issue is loosely based on a theme, and within these themes, there are two types of articles, projects and feature articles.

Please leave a comment if you want to know more!


  • 1. Fiona  |  July 3, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Hi, I am a kiwi living in the States and would love to buy issues 1 & 2. Can you help me out?

  • 2. worldsweetworld  |  July 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Oh, hi!

    Did someone get back to you already? We’re delighted to hear you’re interested in issue #1 + #2. Issue #1 you can buy online here: http://worldsweetworld.com/backissues/, and issue #2 here: http://worldsweetworld.com/iwantone/.


  • 3. Lily  |  September 3, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I just got my hands on your mag for the first time yesterday. I think it is absolutely fabulous and am now hooked. Looking forward to issue 3.

  • 4. Sweta Pradhan  |  November 1, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Hi. I’m live in Darjeeling, India. How can I subscribe to World Sweet World? I absolutely love it from what I’ve seen, known so far.

  • 5. worldsweetworld  |  November 3, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Hi Sweta,

    wow, that’s exciting – i think you’re the first person from India who wants to have our magazine ;). You can subscribe to World Sweet World Magazine at http://worldsweetworld.com/iwantone/#subscribe, and you’ll find a sneak preview on worldsweetworld.com as well.


  • 6. Kristine  |  January 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I am from Canada, and I just ordered four issues! Can’t wait to cozy up to them while I am hibernating from the cold and get inspired!

  • 7. Kirsten  |  April 3, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Hi there, I’ve recently been introduced to your magazine and am loving it. My daughter and I have spent some great connecting time with the creative projects in them and are looking at thinking of funky ideas we can send in.
    I’m also studying up on typography a bit and would love to know what font your serif body type is in.
    Thanks, Kirsten

    • 8. worldsweetworld  |  April 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm

      Hey Kirsten! Glad to hear you and your daughter are enjoying it. From one typophile to another – the body copy is in Sabon – are you studying design, or is it a personal thing?

  • 9. Marilyn  |  April 26, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Have a great eco-chic craft activity that takes very little time and results in a very chic coin purse or card wallet. Please let me know if you are interested and I can send in the instructions, links to web versions already, or provide a pictorial tut of how to make.
    Your choice if you need something really groovy to fill a small corner.

  • 10. worldsweetworld  |  April 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Marilyn

    Sounds really interesting! Flick us an email to joinin (at) worldsweetworld.com – I’d love to see it.


  • 11. Bridget  |  May 20, 2009 at 11:23 pm


    I just got back from a year away and my friend lent me 4 issues of your magazine. It might just be the jet lag but I cried when I was reading them. I was so pleased and uplifted by articles and projects. After cracking out the knitting in my flat in London and being met with ridicule I really feel glad to be back home. Not sure what project I will attack first.

    Thank you so much for producing this magazine, its really grand.

  • 12. Sarah Wood  |  May 30, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Hi world sweet world team,

    Just bought your latest issue at Starfish and am very pleased!
    I was wondering if you had heard about the Make Wellington Fair Trade Campaign? I think it would be something your NZ readers would be interested in.



    • 13. Gracie  |  May 31, 2009 at 5:39 am

      I’ve recently gone back to Australia and boy do I miss WSW. I have yet to see anything even remotely like your practical, funky and educational mag here. I also miss the friendly, inspiring NZ craft community! Don’t ever stop!

  • 14. Edith  |  October 6, 2009 at 12:31 am

    So excited, I have just been given a subscription of your magazine for my birthday. I love it….

  • 15. jo blakemore  |  December 10, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Rescued from another dull thursday evening by the ever fantastic WSW. thanks folks luving you muchly!

  • 16. Josephine  |  December 13, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Mmmm…….just bought the Summer issue and although it is sometimes hard to find (thank goodness for Auteur House in Hamilton),,,it is worth waiting for. keep up the good work. I find it interesting and thoughtful as well as great to look at. have a great holiday break!!!

  • 17. Sarah  |  January 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve just bought a subscription & received the Summer issue. I’ve been happily creating some of the featured projects from it (+ the previous issue) in my time off this summer. The fabric notebook I made is just the ticket for grocery lists. Next up is the pcinic blanket + bag – just right for lunchtime outside at work! Keep up the cool work.

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