five favourites from kaikoura

Kaikōura is a place i’ve only ever driven through on the way to somewhere else. And it really deserves more attention than that. The name Kaikōura means “to eat crayfish” in Maori (kai – eat/food, koura – crayfish) and this beautifully picturesque part of new zealand has both mountains and ocean as its backdrops. Stunning. […]

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nothing much happened (38)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something that made me go “huh!” today i learned // if you stare for a long time at a block of yellow then shift your gaze to a white sheet of paper, you will see it, for a moment, as violet. this phenomenon—the coloured afterimage—occurs because there is energetic […]

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nothing much happened (05)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something i’m listening to + stumbled across body-san’s midnight companion on my morning traverse of the internet. further exploration revealed that he’s a dance music producer based in portland, oregon. this made me all nostalgic for an overnight trip i did to portland a couple of years ago when […]

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nothing much happened (03)

(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something that surprised me there was a fabulously dressed elderly woman standing on a bench in britomart square being photographed around 1pm today. the abstract-face-print felted hat, the bright orange blazer and the pleated check shirt had me enamoured. i wonder what the shoot was for and whether i […]

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Sun rising over the sea on wainui beach gisborne - the first land in the world to see the sun rise

seven things to do in gisborne, nz

+++ so where’s gisborne? gisborne is on the east coast of new zealand’s north island. it’s the southern gateway to the east cape and the first place land was spotted by captain cook on the endeavour. cook named this place poverty bay after landing in 1769 and having a bit of a run in with […]

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