fan girl

Rhian Sheehan’s Auckland concert on Friday for the launch of his new album A Quiet Divide, felt like a 120 minute soundbath. photo by @EdZuccollo, via Rhian Sheehan on twitter +++ We are sitting in the front row… so close we can hear the stage’s floorboards creaking with every shift of a body, and I can […]

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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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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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yes

+++ there are mornings for saying yes. yes to getting out of bed early – even though it’s chilly out and warm under the covers. yes to filling a thermos with hot coffee, putting a packet of ginger biscuits in my bag, and stuffing my pockets with spare camera batteries and a head torch. yes […]

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