kintsugi workshop

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a spot in a 2-hour kintsugi workshop run by railway street studios in collaboration with an astute assembly as part of auckland’s art week. we were asked to bring along a broken piece of pottery that we wanted to repair and i had just the thing – one […]

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postcards from the mangawhai heads clifftop walk

We check the tide timetable and the weather forecast and decide to make an early start to catch the low tide. Tide is a factor on this walk because at the northernmost point there’s an archway that you can only get through when the tide is low. We’re up and breakfasted and off by 8am. […]

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nine small pleasures

1 // embracing winter. this season of darkness, where the evenings draw lines in my day like ink spreading across a blank page. 2 // going outside. in winter it’s easy to talk myself out of going for a walk in the rain or to skip a run on a blustery day. but it’s something […]

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vignettes

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. – John Steinbeck It’s cold enough to light the fire when we get home on Friday night, but there’s no kindling. We fix that later in the weekend, but for now I make do with newspaper and a blowtorch […]

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city pieces

city piece (i) pick a bus at random. ride all the way to the end and back. write down three things that surprised you. city piece (ii) listen to the sounds of the city. what can you hear that you’ve never noticed before. city piece (iii) imagine the person sitting opposite you, or behind you […]

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sky pieces

sky piece (i) the blue hour with a pink clouds chaser sky piece (ii) this scarf i’m wearing reminds me of you, laughing under your wedding day sky sky piece (iii) find a spot that is comfortable to sit in for at least five minutes. sit there. look up +++ inspired by the writings of […]

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