Tag Archives: wellington
Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Posted 09 May 2011 | By | Categories: animals, art, ask emily, baboons, beauty, buddhism, compassion, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, designers, digital books, digital publishing, emily approved, environment, evolution, happiness, interconnected, love, new zealand, solar, sustainability, sustainable, technology, time | No Comments

Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.

Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Posted 12 September 2010 | By | Categories: about me, ask emily, food, local food, new zealand, observations, senses, taste | 1 Comment

Last week was my second pie competition, and this year I dove deep into my memory pie-hole and pulled out the decadent chocolate walnut and bourbon pie associated with the Kentucky Derby and a favorite from Tippins Pie Pantry.

Edible Geography: Wellington Water Tasting

Edible Geography: Wellington Water Tasting

Posted 19 August 2010 | By | Categories: local food, new zealand, senses, sustainability, taste, water, wellington | 12 Comments

Wellington’s blessed with relatively abundant water. Where does it come from? How does it get to us? Are there regional differences in taste? Here’s what I learned at a municipal water tasting as part of the Wellington on a Plate Festival.

Where there is hair there is joy

Where there is hair there is joy

Posted 18 October 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, happiness, women | No Comments

Introducing Monica Moreno, whose sculptures and paintings exude the colorful exuberance of Alexander Girard and embody an untamed joy both reverent (exploring ideas of inner peace) and irreverent (Cinderella with hairy legs).

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Posted 17 May 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, people, senses | 1 Comment

Max paints like Tibetan Buddhist monks debate, animated with kinetic punctuations. He describes it as automatism, “one stroke bone” and “all mind and no mind”. Think very clearly of what you want do before you start, and then let go and free your mind while doing, “a little like making love.”

This Website Was Blacked Out

This Website Was Blacked Out

Posted 22 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, technology, webstuff | No Comments

If you tried to visit this site earlier today, you would have found it blacked out with the message below. Delighted to return it before the day is out, due to success of the blackout campaign for raising awareness. Kudos to Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and the Creative Freedom Foundation for their swift and effective blackout campaign […]

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.

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.