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Kia Ora {Auckland Part II}
STUDIO e*

Kia Ora {Auckland Part II}

As I mentioned in the Waiheke Post, I visited Auckland a few weeks ago.  I’d been to the city before, but I had always wanted to return, largely from a design perspective.  Auckland, along with Wellington and Christchurch, are, despite their size and remoteness, little “designer” hotbeds.  Over the years, my journalism and research had … Continue reading

Farm Fresh
Food / Photography / STUDIO e*

Farm Fresh

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the (supposedly fresh) supermarket produce here.  The fruit and vegetables just aren’t up to scratch.  The duopoly of supermarkets can sing about their so-called “fresh” until they are, quite frankly, blue in the face, but you’re not going to convince me that it is.  Bland, frozen, … Continue reading

Soil, Statice and Seaside Daisy
Nature / Photography / STUDIO e*

Soil, Statice and Seaside Daisy

My nearest and dearest will certainly attest to the fact that I have a penchant for non-chronological story-telling.  Typically, a story or anecdote starts in one direction, but by the time I’m “done”, I’ve covered a gazillion other (seemingly unrelated) topics.  Not only that, I’m known for delivering information in a completely non-chronological sequence.  So … Continue reading

Bali Part III {Seminyak}
Photography / STUDIO e* / Travel

Bali Part III {Seminyak}

After discovering the wonder, delight and hedonism that was Potato Head Beach Club & Bar, I spent some time (not much, mind you!) exploring the surrounding streets of Seminyak.  I discovered that it’s a neighbourhood of contrasts. Dusty streets, overloaded motorbikes, street food stalls and stray dogs contrasted with luxe villas, high-end boutiques, ultra-cool beach … Continue reading