Tag Archives: New York City

John Danaher On His Leg Lock System

John Danaher On His Leg Lock System

“In recent years a new school of Jiu-Jitsu players have started to perfect the leg lock game,” as reported in an article in BJJ Eastern Europe. John Danaher, New Zealand born BJJ…

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY

Max Gimblett – Part of the Living History of Artists in NY

Max Gimblett is a “true maverick” and “part of the living history of artists in New York”, writes Australian photographer Paul Barbera, who caught up with the Kiwi artist for a shoot…

Team New Zealand Win in New York

Team New Zealand Win in New York

“Emirates Team New Zealand grabbed a dramatic victory in the final race of the America’s Cup World Series New York on Sunday to maintain their overall lead in the America’s Cup preliminary circuit,” as…

Emirates Team New Zealand Win in New York

Emirates Team New Zealand Win in New York

Emirates Team New Zealand have won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York today. Watch the clip to see the highlights of the intense race and hear what skipper Glenn Ashby…

Amazing Grace – Designer Sandra Nunnerley

Amazing Grace – Designer Sandra Nunnerley

“Designer Sandra Nunnerley doesn’t decorate (or live) by rules, bringing a tasteful form-meets-function approach to her Upper East Side apartment”, writes Wendy Goodman for Departures Magazine. The furniture in her own home, a fifth-floor…

New Zealand Paradise in New York Gallery

New Zealand Paradise in New York Gallery

Transcendental images of New Zealand sky, horizons and water by photographer Brian Sweeney are on show at pop-up New Zealand gallery ORA on New York’s Seventh Avenue. “Paradise Road,” Sweeney’s exhibition of…

Nevill-Mannings’ NYNZ Happy Bones

Nevill-Mannings’ NYNZ Happy Bones

Craig and Kirsten Nevill-Manning bring NZ java culture to New York with the opening of Happy Bones coffee shop in Soho (394 Broome Street). This charming spot for a perfect cuppa joe…

Kate Newby, artist, debuts in New York

Kate Newby, artist, debuts in New York

New York-based Aucklander Kate Newby debuts at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery in the Lower East Side with a show ‘I memorized it I loved it so much’, with a laudatory review in…

Flautist Marya Martin heads Bridgehampton Festival

Flautist Marya Martin heads Bridgehampton Festival

Internationally acclaimed flutist Marya Martin heads the 26st season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival on New York’s Long Island with an 12-concert program featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert….

At Home in Brooklyn with Photographer Henry Hargreaves

At Home in Brooklyn with Photographer Henry Hargreaves

New Zealand-born photographer Henry Hargreaves lives in New York in a 1930s brick building that, like many others in its vicinity, was once a factory. His apartment, three stories up, contains a hallmark or…

Nadeesha Godamunne – a Fashion Illustrator with Many Styles

Nadeesha Godamunne – a Fashion Illustrator with Many Styles

An interview with Nadeesha Godamunne, a full time in-house fashion illustrator/colorist at Ralph Lauren in New York has been featured in the Huffington Post. The fashion illustrator from New Zealand constantly reminds herself “to keep…

Simon Denny’s The Innovator’s Dilemma – a Young Ironist’s Work

Simon Denny’s The Innovator’s Dilemma – a Young Ironist’s Work

In a review in the prestigious New Yorker magazine, NZ artist Simon Denny’s exhibition The Innovator’s Dilemma is featured as one of the highlights of the New York arts scene. The exhibition, which is being…

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair

According to Vogue, 27-year-old Devonport artist Rob Tucker’s still-life paintings were one of the highlights at New York’s Outsider Art Fair on from 29 January through 1 February. Tucker uses whatever materials he…

New Zealand Baches Get a Luxury Makeover

New Zealand Baches Get a Luxury Makeover

A bach on the beach has long been the embodiment of the New Zealand dream, with the traditional version often a modest structure haphazardly pieced together with corrugated iron and reused timber. Lance and Nicola…

Julian Robertson’s Legacy from Hedge Funds to NZ

Julian Robertson’s Legacy from Hedge Funds to NZ

Billionaire Julian Robertson is renowned on Wall Street for being a pioneer in the hedge-fund industry in the 1980s and, more recently, for being a philanthropist who is giving much of his fortune away…

A Phenomenal Peter Stichbury Show in NYC

A Phenomenal Peter Stichbury Show in NYC

“Anatomy of a Phenomenon,” a one-of-a-kind exhibition from Auckland-born artist Peter Stichbury—2008 winner of New Zealand’s prestigious Wallace Art Award—recently enjoyed a successful month-long run (October 16-November 15, 2014) at…

Sarah Robb O’Hagan Influencing and Innovating in NY

Sarah Robb O’Hagan Influencing and Innovating in NY

New Zealander Sarah Robb O’Hagan, 42, was recently named as one of the New York Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” at an inaugural award ceremony honouring business leaders in New York City who innovate,…

Get Interior Design Tips from Expert Sandra Nunnerley

Get Interior Design Tips from Expert Sandra Nunnerley

Later this month, New York-based New Zealand interior designer Sandra Nunnerley will answer readers’ questions on the Washington Post’s online feature Home Front about living and decorating with art. Nunnerley runs a design studio in…

Serko’s Darrin Grafton One of World’s 25 Most Influential Travel Execs

Serko’s Darrin Grafton One of World’s 25 Most Influential Travel Execs

New Zealander Darrin Grafton, co-founder and CEO of Serko, an online travel and expense management software company, has been named one of Business Travel News’ 25 most influential industry executives of 2014. Grafton’s win marks…

Susan Te Kahurangi King’s Vociferous Drawings Animate NY

Susan Te Kahurangi King’s Vociferous Drawings Animate NY

Since the early 1960s, New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King – who makes her gallery debut in Chelsea, New York – “has been reworking Looney Tunes characters like a rogue animator, abstracting, distorting…

Rodd & Gunn Opens Flagship Store in NY Showroom

Rodd & Gunn Opens Flagship Store in NY Showroom

New Zealand-owned menswear retailer Rodd & Gunn, which was established in 1946, is stepping up its global expansion plans with a flagship showroom on Madison Avenue in New York. Managing director Mike Beagley, who joined…

Sandra Nunnerly Making an Impact with Interior Design

Sandra Nunnerly Making an Impact with Interior Design

A favored interior designer among the New York City’s cocktail party set, New Zealand-born Sandra Nunnerley has brought her distinct eye and original aesthetic to projects as varied as Park…

Uili Lousi’s Sacred Geometry and Leap of Faith

Uili Lousi’s Sacred Geometry and Leap of Faith

Uili Lousi, Tongan-born New Zealand artist, speaks to the Epoch Times about his journey of art and using New York city for spiritual inspiration. “New York is the best place to test your spiritual life,”…

NY Inspiring Fashion Illustrator Natasha Wright

NY Inspiring Fashion Illustrator Natasha Wright

New Zealand fashion illustrator New York-based Natasha Wright, who has 47,000 Instagram followers a day, is working for well-known illustrator Dallas Shaw on projects such as clothing prints and promotional work for brands like…

Ronnie Peters Connecting New Zealanders in NYC

Ronnie Peters Connecting New Zealanders in NYC

Happy Bones is a hip coffee store and art space created by a troika of New Zealanders, and the scene for the monthly “Flat White Meetup”, where entrepreneurs gather to talk about…

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert Explains NZ Cuisine to New Yorkers

Matt Lambert, executive chef at The Musket Room in New York, explains New Zealand cuisine and the restaurant’s sophisticated take on it to Forbes’ contributor Jenny Nguyen-Barron. Lambert also shares his point of…

2015 Venice Biennale Welcomes NZ Artist Simon Denny

2015 Venice Biennale Welcomes NZ Artist Simon Denny

Sculptor and installation artist Simon Denny, 32, has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Venice Biennale, which runs from 9 May to 22 November. “Simon Denny is one of the…

The Musket Room Offers Impeccable New Zealand Cuisine

The Musket Room Offers Impeccable New Zealand Cuisine

“The Musket Room serves New Zealand cuisine with an impeccable presentation, adding a bit of whimsy with touches, such as edible flowers. And it is shaking things up with a revamped cocktail menu”…

Sean MacPherson Lights Up New York’s East Village

Sean MacPherson Lights Up New York’s East Village

New Zealand-born New York hotelier Sean MacPherson’s new hotel The Ludlow is the sixth and largest in his growing empire of soigné, Downtown lodgings and restaurants, reports the New York Observer. The Ludlow…

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

Fifty woven panels by 40 Maori artists are to hang permanently next to the entry of the General Assembly Hall at the UN Headquarters in New York. The tukutuku panels, a revered art form in…

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

Artist Transforms iPhone Into Modern Soldier Tribute

A leading New York based New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves, has created a new art series featuring Vietnam War style messages on mobile phones. In his new series “War Phones”, Hargreaves worked with a prop stylist…

Adams Remains Unbeaten with 50th Consecutive Win

Adams Remains Unbeaten with 50th Consecutive Win

Valarie Adams now has fifty wins in succession, the longest current winning streak in international athletics. The “most dominant athlete” at New York’s Adidas Track Classic Diamond League meet “extended a remarkable streak as New…

Art in New York Explores Where Urban Meets Natural

Art in New York Explores Where Urban Meets Natural

Four New Zealand artists will show their work as part of a group exhibition titled FORTY:67 at New York’s Artifact Gallery in Orchard Street on from 1 – 6 July. The title of…

Broods Embark on a Dream Adventure

Broods Embark on a Dream Adventure

From New York on the eve of Broods’ first full tour of the United States, the Nelson-born brother sister act, Georgia and Caleb Nott, talk with Vancouver’s Straight about trading in university for the…

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

Michelin-Star Restaurant Making It with Kickstarter

New Zealand chef Matt Lambert is earning plenty of buzz for his inventive cuisine at his New York restaurant The Musket Room, but the story of how it got started is equally…

Interior Designer Joins NY’s Fabergé Egg Hunt

Interior Designer Joins NY’s Fabergé Egg Hunt

New Zealand-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley is participating in this year’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt held throughout New York’s five boroughs through April 26. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is a fundraising initiative…

Kiwis in New York

Kiwis in New York

Ever wonder what Americans think of New Zealand? Kiwis in New York ask simple questions to some friendly people like “Where is New Zealand?” or “What do you know…

Finn’s NY-Inspired Third Album a Whirlwind of Weirdness

Finn’s NY-Inspired Third Album a Whirlwind of Weirdness

This coming May, New Zealand singer-songwriter Liam Finn, 30, will release his third full-length album, The Nihilist, on which Finn plays 67 instruments. Vice magazine’s music channel Noisey premieres the new video…

Royal New Zealand Ballet Return to US after Two Decades with Giselle

Royal New Zealand Ballet Return to US after Two Decades with Giselle

For the first time in 21 years the Royal New Zealand Ballet is touring the United States, performing “a fresh production of the classic” Giselle, premiering in Los Angeles at The Music…

NY Google Internship Awarded to Hamilton Man

NY Google Internship Awarded to Hamilton Man

Hamilton man Boris Pfahringer has secured an internship with Google and will spend 14 weeks at the search giant’s New York office in Manhattan. Pfahringer – who has just graduated with a bachelor of computing…

Two weeks off the grid

Two weeks off the grid

Newly-former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg and his companion Diana Taylor will spend two weeks holidaying in New Zealand and Hawaii at the commencement of 2014, after 12 years helming the western…

Treasuring Every Infinitesimal Bite

Treasuring Every Infinitesimal Bite

The food at New York’s Musket Room is “ambitious and meticulously detailed”, New York Times correspondent Ligaya Mishan writes in a review of the restaurant, which opened in Nolita in June. Owned by Aucklander…

Amounting to a Kind of Debonair Psychedelia

Amounting to a Kind of Debonair Psychedelia

“Dean Wareham ranks high among the most faithful disciples of Lou Reed,” the Wall Street Journal’s Andy Battaglia writes in a review of Wareham’s recent New York show at Brooklyn’s Bell House. “He doesn’t have…

Musket Room Cellar Tips for Future NZ Classics

Musket Room Cellar Tips for Future NZ Classics

The sommelier at New York’s first restaurant showcasing haute New Zealand cuisine, The Musket Room suggests we start cellaring future New Zealand classics before the rest of the world catches on. Erin Scala talks to…

Lorde’s Bid for the Big Time

Lorde’s Bid for the Big Time

Lorde makes it into the New Yorker this week, the subject of a profile by contributor and music critic Sasha Frere-Jones, who conducted several conversations with the 16-year-old about, amongst other things, how important…

US$120 Street Stall Bargains Worth US$500K

US$120 Street Stall Bargains Worth US$500K

It was not quite the million dollar masterpiece found in a garage but a New York-based New Zealand woman has potentially netted herself artwork worth half a million dollars – and it only cost…

Kiwi a la Carte Wins Michelin Star

Kiwi a la Carte Wins Michelin Star

Gordon Ramsay: Nil. New Zealand chef Matt Lambert: One. That’s the score in the highly competitive world of fine dining in New York, where the latest list of the Big Apple’s Michelin star restaurants…

Thanks to This Smart Guy NYC Tech Blossoming

Thanks to This Smart Guy NYC Tech Blossoming

Google’s chief engineer Blenheim-born Craig Nevill-Manning may be responsible for igniting New York City tech and not Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to The Huffington Post. “It’s kind of funny that one of the key reasons…

Rothko Inspires Fashionable Understatement

Rothko Inspires Fashionable Understatement

Three residential designers who have mastered the style of “restraint … but not necessarily minimalism” – New Zealand-born Sandra Nunnerley, Canada’s Elizabeth Metcalfe and Suzanne Kasler of Atlanta – explain how they merge the…

Fashion Shoots for Couture Clad Canines

Fashion Shoots for Couture Clad Canines

New Zealander Paul Nathan, has become a kind of society photographer for the doggie couture crowd and has documented furry fashionistas in his book Couture Dogs of New York, which came out…

Kiwis Take the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Kiwis Take the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Karen Walker took to the runway at the Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week, with a collection Style.com described as ‘easygoing’.  According to The Department of News, the collection, titled Utopia, looked to…

Wistful New York Gallery Debut for Upritchard

Wistful New York Gallery Debut for Upritchard

New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard’s full-scale New York gallery debut has opened at Anton Kern. Art Daily reports: “London-based who represented her country at the 2009 Venice Biennale – stages eight…

Modern New Zealand Cuisine Hits New York

Modern New Zealand Cuisine Hits New York

Auckland-born chef Matt Lambert’s new enterprise The Musket Room, is a “New Zealand-centric … upscale, casual neighborhood restaurant,” with “a wine list weighted to New Zealand selections beyond the usual…

Harking back to Harlow

Harking back to Harlow

New Zealand-born bridal designer Johanna Johnson owns a storeroom in SoHo, New York, where she has built a following for her glamorous old Hollywood styles, part bohemian flapper, part Jean Harlow. Johnson’s designs will…

Leader of the Pack at Google

Leader of the Pack at Google

New Zealander Craig Nevill-Manning, Google’s engineering director in Manhattan, was the impetus behind the company’s decision to hire a cadre of engineers in New York, and he led an exodus to Chelsea from what…

From Digital New York

From Digital New York

Film director and writer New Zealander Anna Wilding writes on ‘Digital Hollywood and the Role of Content Creators’ for Herald de Paris. Having attended the recent Digital Hollywood Media Summit in New…