#POPDogs is The Event for Pooches that can Pose

POP Projects wants to put you pooch in the spotlight — and deservingly so.

With a mission “to create happenings, things, spectacles, ideas, performances, connections, and experiences in your neighbourhood,” POP Projects have been appearing on our radar for some time now with its delightful existence being to make fun, unite strangers, and fuse creativity and community on every street corner of the city. This time, it’s your pooch (and of course, proud owners) who will benefit from POP’s community-driven, participatory projects.

Their latest? POP Dogs. An outdoor dog photo shoot will take place under the direction of Auckland creative collaboration Kirby & Young, designed to be no less than a celebratory day out for Aucklanders and their pooches. All and sundry are invited to show off their four-legged pals in a curated outdoor photo shoot; an Alt Group-designed dog pavilion that will be set up in Victoria Park for dogs to pose for a free, personalised portrait taken by a professional photographer. The photographs will then feature on the POP website and POP Dogs’ social media channels.

Carried out by the creative union of Olivia Young and Paris Kirby — the former works as an arts consultant, specialising in communications and project management, community engagement and curation while Kirby coordinates the design and management of unique projects that spark interactions between community, environment and culture. And we think they might have hit the nail on the head with this one. Given the increasingly dedicated (read: obsessive) parenting styles that are par for the course when it comes to man’s best friend, we can’t think of a more appropriate way to enshrine one’s beloved pup.

#POPDogs will be taking place on Sunday 19th June at Victoria Park from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Find out more here.

POP Projects

www.pop.org.nz

Image credit: Green Dog Designs

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The awe-inspiring exterior created from bands of shutters featuring geometric perforated patterns is just the beginning of the design-forward thinking that this Tel Aviv home showcases, designed by lauded Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. Located in the north of the city, this two-storey home was designed to complement the aesthetic of the neighbouring buildings, yet is distinguished by its clean lines and whitewashed appearance. The interior plan emphasises the connection with the rear garden where it becomes part of the living space thanks to the large sliding glass doors, while the staircase is used to unite the building’s two levels, ascending with a bridge-lined glass balustrade which smartly traverses the room and supports the open living plan.

 

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Finely tuned

Not dissimilar to the no-make-up make-up trend that has lingered a lot longer than we expected, this season, we’re looking to expand the pared back theme into the realm of adornment. Taking the form of inconspicuously elegant feminine finery that are barely, if ever, taken off, these effortlessly embellishing pendants — ready to be layered or worn solo — are destined to fine tune one’s polished presence with the all necessary hint of sparkle.

Clockwise from top left:
Sarah & Sebastian Young Sun necklace from Superette.
Rose gold pendant with oval green quartz from Partridge Jewellers.
Diamond necklace from Sutcliffe Jewellery.
Chaumet Liens diamond necklace from Hartfield Jewellers.
Compass necklace from Dior.
T Smile necklace from Tiffany and Co.
Chaumet Hortensia necklace from Hartfield Jewellers.
Chaumet Jeux De Liens necklace from Hartfield Jewellers.

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Of the opinion that Melbourne’s relatively flat topography has enabled Australians to occupy homes that are far bigger than they require, Austin Maynard Architects created THAT House. With that said, this is not a small home. It is merely a house that is conscious of its footprint, endeavouring to use almost half of the floor area of its neighbours without sacrificing on spatial types, function or quality. With good design and planning, modest sized home don’t have to compromise. Better yet, the home has been optimised for sustainability with passive solar gain from its north facing windows. High-performance insulation is everywhere and all windows are double glazed. And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, a large water tank has been buried within the rear yard so all roof water can be captured and reused to flush toilets and water the garden.

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Theatre: Medea

Created by a pair of notable Australian theatre-makers, Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks, this award-winning adaptation of Medea — a Euripides classic — focuses on two previously untold perspectives. The novel production’s joyful and achingly tender observation of two brothers playing, bickering and being caught up in the wonderment of youth, serves as a reminder of our responsibility to those most vulnerable.

Medea will be showing at Auckland’s Herald Theatre from 16th June – 9th July. 

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Tiger Burger

The famed fusion burger purveyors have opened up permanent shop in the Grey Lynn shops.

There’s no doubt that the burger is the best thing man has created with sliced bread (alright then, buns). And despite the number of burger purveyors coming out of our ears in Auckland, the excitement never dwindles when word gets out of a new burger joint in our fair city. Garnering wide-spread fame from their pop-up stall at various markets and events around town, we’re pleased to reveal that Tiger Burger now has a permanent new home opening this Friday the 17th of June.

Located in the cluster of shops at the Grey Lynn end of Williamson Avenue, proprietors Esther Jeong and Matt Shephard found their soon-to-be restaurant by asking what was previously the tapas bar Dilecta if they were interested in selling the space. It turns out they were, and with the help of their market mates cum industrial designers, the good people behind Kraken Crumpets, the space has been transformed into a slick Korean-inspired restaurant with a full license and soon, a courtyard for quaint outdoor dining.

For those who are yet to be familiar with the cuisine on offer, it’s best described as a wonderful collision of Korean and Western street food; it’s the mixing of the familiar (burgers) with the unfamiliar (Korean cuisine) that culminates in this match made in heaven. Making everything from scratch — mayonnaise, gochujang, kimchi and sauces — as well as using quality produce including organic cheeses and free-farmed meat, foodies are in for a treat. Burger-wise, you can expect; the Kimcheese is a simple yet mouth-watering combination of grilled beef, sauteed kimchi, aged cheddar and chilli mayo, while the Bossam is a marriage of twice cooked pork belly, kimchi, lettuce, pickled daikon and honey garlic mayo.

Bound to be the favourite is the Gang-Jeong where traditional Korean fried chicken exists with chilli soy glaze, lettuce, pickled daikon and sriracha sauce. The famous ‘Kimcheese’ fries will also be on offer — as anything that consists of French fries generously topped with sauteed kimchi, cheese sauce and kimchi ketchup should be! For dessert, delightful dumplings filled with apple and ginger poached in plum wine served with Kohu road ice cream await. Not one to leave anyone out in the cold, there will also be delicious vegetarian and vegan options available for those in need.

With a weekly special that’s promising to keep us coming back for more, it’s a sad but oh-so-good truth that no matter how dedicated to the ‘shred’ we are, the Tiger Burger will always win.

Open Tuesday — Thursday 5pm to 9pm. Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10pm.

Tiger Burger

549 Great North Rd
Auckland 1021

www.tigerburger.co.nz

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Recipe: Nespresso’s Gingerbread Delights

Nespresso's latest Lungo flavour has arrived and it has us dreaming of all things gingerbread.

As the coffee maestros at Nespresso welcome a new permanent addition to their ‘Grands Crus’ range of life-saving coffee capsules, the Envivo Lungo is poised to enliven the senses and help you start the day off right. As the strongest so far in the Lungo range, the sumptuous flavour of this dark-roasted blend features notes and rich scents reminiscent of aromatic woods and gingerbread. It was mention of this sweet and spicy delight that aroused the notion of some positively soul-warming winter beverages — ones that take us from day to night. From the DELICIOUS Cinnamon Speculoos Delight and the downright delicious Gingerbread Martini, we’ve compiled two recipes that will knock your socks off and appeal to your seasonal preferences. 

Cinnamon Speculoos Delight
1 capsule Nespresso Envivo Lungo
1 tsp Speculoos spread (this delicious gingerbread spread can be purchased here)
120 ml milk
120 ml cinnamon syrup
Chocolate shavings to garnish

Scoop the Speculoos spread into the cup. Extract the Envivo Lungo capsule as a 40ml espresso and mix together with a spoon. Froth the milk separately before adding the cinnamon syrup to, then pouring into the glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Gingerbread Martini
1 capsule Nespresso Envivo Lungo
45 ml Belvedere vodka
30 ml Pain d’Epices liqueur (this delicious gingerbread liqueur can be purchased here)
45 ml Kahlua
Whipped cream and gingerbread biscuits to garnish

Combine vodka, Kahlua, Pain d’Epices liqueur and ice in a cocktail shaker. Extract the Envivo Lungo capsule as a 25ml ristretto and add to the shaker. Shake well to mix and strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and crumbled biscuit.

Envivo Lungo is a permanent addition to the Nespresso range and is available at your nearest Nespresso boutique or online.

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Calling us to congregate, the kitchen is not only the heart of the home, it’s a mission control of sorts where our busy lives come to be nourished. Ensuring that the hardworking space doesn’t sacrifice on style, we’ve assembled a selection of drool-worthy kitchens to inspire and elevate the ‘cook’s room’ to lofty new heights.

Apartment Trocadéro kitchen by Rodolphe Parente Architecture.

Minimal kitchen by Katty Schiebeck.

Principia kitchen by Arclinea. Available locally from Matisse.

Park street kitchen by Fiona Lynch.

Phoenix kitchen by Varenna. Available locally from Studio Italia.

Arizona kitchen by Desecare design featuring Sub-Zero WOLF appliances.

Hidden Kitchen by Minosa.

Herengracht kitchen by Studio Ruim.

Artex kitchen by Varenna. Available locally from Studio Italia.

Paris apartment by Art Buro.

Steelia kitchen by Arclinea. Available locally from Matisse.

Prahran kitchen by Hecker Guthrie.

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WORLD Art Month 2016

Hold on to your hats, a beautiful collision of fashion and art is sweeping the 'WORLD'.

Art and fashion have long shared an unbreakable bond. After all, what is fashion if not wearable art? It therefore seems oh so natural that the authority on all things luxurious, sartorial and creative at WORLD would bring us respite in the form of artful wonderment in stores during the otherwise bleak month of June.

Partnering with Gow Langsford Gallery and Design 55, the WORLD stores — an already near perfect feast for the senses — will provide a splendid stage for a curation of works and curiosities from lauded local and international artists such as Piero Fornasetti, Ottmar Hörl and Dick Frizzell to name but a few. Endeavouring to furnish one and all with an opportunity to be astonished in an everyday setting, WORLD Art Month will see everything from creations by Gregor Kregor, Lisa Roet or Max Gimblett sitting pretty alongside Cire Trudon candles to a Reuben Paterson sculpture, surrounded by an army of WORLD mannequins.

To further celebrate the magic that occurs when fashion and art collide, limited edition hand-signed t-shirts by the artists and badges will also be available, as will a whimsical, hand-created colouring book featuring the illustrations of Pebbles Hooper. Fancy unleashing your inner artist? Share your creation on the WORLD Instagram or Facebook page with the #WORLDArtMonth and stand the chance to win a $1000 voucher.

WORLD Art Month will take place from Monday the 13th of June – Sunday 26th of June 2016. You’d be wise to make haste and head to a store near you, as art waits for no man. 

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Designed by GCA Architects, the Barcelona home is located on the first floor, with offices and parking on the ground floor beneath it. From the street, a staircase allows access to the ‘home’ level. Making the most of the height regulations on the first floor, a curved concrete floor was constructed that is clad in copper on the outside, and left as exposed concrete indoors. To conserve the simple, industrial, sophisticated ambience, the home is filled with antique wood as well as metal furnishings.

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