Delicate Design Hangs in Berlin

New Zealand-born designer and ceramicist Jeremy Cole’s porcelain Aloe Blossom suspension lamp hangs in the living room of German writer and producer Peter Schlesselmann’s one-bedroom flat in Berlin’s Tiergarten. The lamp has “such delicate china leaves that Schlesselman was terrified of breaking it.” “I am never moving house with that again,” he says.” Schlesselmann’s flat is in an apartment building designed by the grand-daddy of Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, with funds raised by famed German actress Marlene Dietrich. Cole has earned the honour of being the first non-Swede to have works purchased for inclusion in several of Stockholm’s stylish government buildings.


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Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

Auckland Chefs Shake Up the Pans

“Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland gets the glutton’s share of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most talented chefs,” Joanna Bates writes for the Australian Financial Review. “And in 2020, they rose to new culinary heights…