Dining with the Birds

For one month from 9 January until February 2009, in a redwood plantation north of Auckland, between Puhoi and Warkworth, and 10m up a tree, the Yellow House restaurant will serve three-course meals for $195 a head. Diners will approach the onion-shaped treehouse along a 60m elevated walkway, while the food takes another route – the kitchens are at ground level, so the chefs will send it up on a winch. The restaurant was created in 66 days as part of a marketing project for the Yellow Pages. “They’re a bit vague about what’ll be on the menu,” writes the Times, “but we’re hoping for bird’s-nest soup.”


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring…