front burner

a catalogue of what’s front of mind… the power of food as a vehicle for change // i love me a recipe and particularly adore Asian flavours, so i am 100% applauding and supporting this initiative … “Recipes Against Racism is a downloadable charity cookbook that brings together 20 recipes from the best of London’s […]

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nothing much happened (08)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something that got me thinking… + 250 things an architect should know. some of them seem to me like things humans in general should know. a few jumped out at me including: the proper proportions of a gin martini, the need for freaks, the thrill of the ride, where […]

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a list of new zealand-based brands. volume one – botanicals

2020 has been a tough year. but one positive that has come from it has been remembering the power in supporting local businesses. we are shopping more thoughtfully now, doing what we can to keep the lights on for locals. i want to celebrate the makers and artisans, to support the writers and photographers, to help them continue to create such beautiful work.

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morning | evening

today’s highlights: brunch at loretta on cuba street, wellington a leisurely walk along the waterfront discovering an electric car-sharing company signing up for said car-sharing company and taking a drive around wellington’s waterfront and south coast — one of my favourite places in new zealand WOW (world of wearableart) show. A-MAZ-ING oysters and prosecco watching […]

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early morning light at onetangi beach, waiheke island (c) leonie wise

the me of now

+++ a survey of present interests, curiosities, recurring themes … a short list of current fascinations body jam has become my thursday lunchtime obsession micro-adventuring on my tiny island, with warm croissants and coffee at sunrise on onetangi beach dark rye sour soda bread bodies as weathervanes … basking on beanbags, all three of us […]

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