18,000 kilometres — from one tiny island to another

I’m thrilled to have been selected to attend a Singla Creative Group Residency on the arctic island of Arnøya in Norway in July 2024. (No, I hadn’t heard of this place until a few months ago. Yes, I had to look Arnøya up on a map too). Singla is an historic homestead on Arnøya that […]

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postcards from an off-grid cabin (+ a discount code for you)

i don’t remember how i originally found about about unyoked. probably searching the internet for off-grid cabins or something. originally only available to visit in various parts of australia, they now also have cabins in new zealand, as well as the uk. last november, nic and i headed out to enjoy a few nights surrounded […]

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postcards from rakiura (stewart island)

rakiura (stewart island) is new zealand’s third-largest island (home to around 400 people). located a 1-hour boat ride across foveaux strait (or a short flight from invercargill). it’s bounded by a 164-kilometre coastline, one with ever changing moods, fringed by rocky coves and fine sandy beaches, surrounded by clusters of small islands. it’s māori name, […]

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vignettes

we are finally absorbed into the ritual and rhythm of the christmas break, a week after finishing work for the year. the previous week’s disbursements of hosting, sanding, painting, refreshing the bones of our garden studio, removing unwanted relics & decluttering that space a necessary prefix to our arriving, here. we have transformed the ways […]

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