Juniors is your destination for the best kids/baby brands, makers, products, creative talent and all round goodness that New Zealand and Australia has to offer.

Originally created in 2014 by Julia Atkinson of popular NZ/AUS blog, Studio Home, Juniors is now under new ownership but keeping the great Juniors aesthetic and exclusive focus on New Zealand and Australian designers / content.

Juniors differs from a ‘mummy blog’ in that I (Rachel) am not a mummy – instead it concentrates on providing a platform where you as parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles can be assured a steady stream of posts offering inspiration, discovery and ideas that are actually all from your part of the world.


Hi, I’m Rachel! I took over Juniors in 2016 after getting pulled in to the crazy amazing world of kids stuff. After my niece and nephew were born I discovered my love for kiddo things and I started my own small business, Hello Melba where I started making baby clothes from recycled clothes. It’s quickly grown into a baby and mum skincare range as well as fun wooden blocks and accessories too. Becoming part of the local New Zealand maker ‘group’ really opened my eyes to the incredible creative talent here and just over the shore in Australia.

It is with great enthusiasm that I take this opportunity to be the new voice of Juniors and I am honoured to continue the great work started here by Julia!

Over the last 5 years I have moved from administration to running a business working with my hubby/bestie, graphic designer, Josh (of ThompsonCo.), to starting Hello Melba and now jumping into the blogging world! I’m SO excited to bring you beautiful readers the fresh and fun content overflowing from all the untapped talent just hanging out at the bottom of the world. Stay tuned and follow along, I’m so happy to have you!