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Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

Links for 2008-11-13: Travel

Posted 13 November 2008 | By | Categories: creativity, links, technology, travel, webstuff | No Comments

Street with a View Reality intervention: Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. Then neighbors and passers-by noticed what was going on and got in on the action, devising their own unplanned scenarios. (tags: art googlemaps maps artisticintervention technology mapping fiction streetwithaview) transfercar – […]

Book Notes from New Zealand

Book Notes from New Zealand

Posted 22 July 2008 | By | Categories: books, travel | 1 Comment

On Monday, I visited the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington for a discussion on ‘first fictions’ with the writers of two of last year’s most highly praised debut novels here. Mary McCallum (The Blue ) and Susan Pearce (Acts of Love) explored the themes and process of creating their books with Kate Duignan, […]

Greetings from the Antipodes

Greetings from the Antipodes

Posted 22 July 2008 | By | Categories: about me, ask emily, happiness, observations, travel | No Comments

Hello from Down Under. I am proceeding as a global nomad for the time being. Antipodes map by Daryl Cockburn.

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Posted 16 June 2008 | By | Categories: about me, better world, books, consciousness, culture, environment, people, photography, travel | No Comments

Today you can see this photo I took of Robert Thurman standing in front of Mt. Kailash in the San Francisco Chronicle, accompanying a great interview with Robert by David Ian Miller, “Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman on Why the Dalai Lama Matters,” about his new book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters. In the picture, Robert […]

links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

Posted 12 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, advertising, animals, better world, creativity, culture, links, love, marketing, photography, science, taste, technology, travel, video, webstuff | 1 Comment

Todays links are about freedom of communication across the globe — from kids posting video in Uruguay to people coming together to create free wifi networks in sydney, australia and wellington, new zealand. Valentines greetings from scientists. Robotic insects. Social networking’s ad revolution. Pixish, a new kind of marketplace for photography.

Dancing around the Planet

Posted 06 February 2008 | By | Categories: travel | Comments Off on Dancing around the Planet

If you have seen the wild tsechu masked dances in Bhutan, you have seen something special. Will they continue?

@Everyone – Open Social on Earth… Come Play

@Everyone – Open Social on Earth… Come Play

Posted 31 January 2008 | By | Categories: creativity, culture, marketing, people, technology, travel, webstuff | No Comments

One minute I’m checking messages in Facebook, the next I’m frolicking through olive orchards in Sardinia with John Borthwick wearing an astronaut suit. Oh what a world we live in… More compelling than Scrabulous, Unype is a Facebook social network application that lets people see, chat and Skype with each other in Google Earth. Unype […]

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

Posted 29 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, gardening, love, senses, technology, travel, video, webstuff | No Comments

The surreal romance of aristocratic expat Lucy and castaway Jack enchanted me as I strolled through Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens in early January, following their love story on a handheld HP GPS device preloaded with Anita Fontaine‘s spooky sweet Ghost Garden, part of the 2008 Sydney Festival. As I traveled through the gardens, certain locations […]

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: better world, branding, consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, food, happiness, health, marketing, passions, product review, senses, sustainability, taste, travel, typography | 1 Comment

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. […]

NZ Notes: Auckland Hilton: White & Bellini

NZ Notes: Auckland Hilton: White & Bellini

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: culture, emily approved, food, senses, taste, technology, travel | 1 Comment

Overlooking Waitemata harbor’s expansive blue vista, the White Restaurant at the Hilton Auckland features a cool palette, warm service and delightful meals. Starting with our first favorite meal of the day, highlights of the breakfast buffet include poached pears with vanilla beans, blueberries with cinnamon sticks and apricots with cardamom pods. These are delicious over […]

Power Places of Tibetan Buddhism

Posted 22 November 2007 | By | Categories: travel | Comments Off on Power Places of Tibetan Buddhism

Beyuls are hidden lands of spiritual treasure tucked into the Himalayas. They are fabled to be accessible only to those pure of mind and heart. Now all you need is Google Earth or Google Maps. Rolf Gross has posted a Google Earth extension for the “Power Places of Tibetan Buddhism”: an annotated… collection of […]

New Film: Bhutan: Taking the Middle Path to Happiness

Posted 21 November 2007 | By | Categories: travel | Comments Off on New Film: Bhutan: Taking the Middle Path to Happiness

Looking forward to seeing Tom Vendetti’s new film, Bhutan: Taking the Middle Path to Happiness, after viewing the compelling trailer.
Related links:
BhutanFilm.com
Interview on Hawaii Public Radio
“Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness” (John Wehrheim)Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness Book with photographs by John Wehrheim
An interview with John Wehrheim, Bhutan documentary writer in Kauai World News