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Darryl Moore Debuts at Chelsea with Pocket Park

Darryl Moore Debuts at Chelsea with Pocket Park

The Financial Times looks at how the century-old institution of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is “cultivating diversity, widening access and embracing contemporary themes”. The RHS’s focus is now on environmentalism…

Chantelle Nicholson’s Apricity Airy and Elegant

Chantelle Nicholson’s Apricity Airy and Elegant

New Zealander Chantelle Nicholson’s new London restaurant Apricity is “staffed by mellow, thoughtful, industrious types who genuinely care about how the restaurant scene affects our planet”, Guardian critic Grace Dent writes. “This is an airy,…

Fergus and Margot Henderson Win GQ Food Award

Fergus and Margot Henderson Win GQ Food Award

Briton Fergus Henderson is the godfather of nose-to-tail eating, New Zealander Margot Henderson the queen of understated, delicious cooking: the winners of the GQ Food & Drink Awards 2022 Editor’s Special Award have shaped…

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

The award-winning Hamilton-born Chantelle Nicholson, 41, best known as chef-owner of the now-closed Tredwells in Covent Garden, opens her first solo venture this month in London. Apricity, on Mayfair’s Duke Street, will continue Nicholson’s vegetable-centric…

Māori Winemakers Interconnected with Whenua

Māori Winemakers Interconnected with Whenua

In New Zealand today, there are around half a dozen Māori-owned wineries, Christina Pickard writes in a story for the February/March issue of Wine Enthusiast. New Zealand Winegrowers, the national wine body, has developed…

Designer Veere Grenney Brings Beauty to Life

Designer Veere Grenney Brings Beauty to Life

Veere Grenney could fairly be said to be a leading ‘decorators’ decorator’. Creating timelessly elegant interiors for more than 30 years, the New Zealand-born, London-based Grenney is one of the pre-eminent talents in English…

Hypebeast Interviews Entire Studios Founders

Hypebeast Interviews Entire Studios Founders

“Dylan Richards and Sebastian Hunt saw eye to eye the moment they met at 17 years old. The New Zealand-born and raised creatives yearned to be anywhere but home, where support for their vision…

Parris Goebel Doing Us All Proud

Parris Goebel Doing Us All Proud

After choreographing a Jennifer Lopez tour at 19, the New Zealand-born, IMG Models-signed dancer Parris Goebel, 30, went on to work for some of the biggest names in music, like Justin Bieber. Now, she’s…

Chrissy Teigen Insta Endorses The Caker

Chrissy Teigen Insta Endorses The Caker

New Zealand-born Los-Angeles-based baker Jordan Rondel​ has described the moment mega-influencer and supermodel Chrissy Teigen​ endorsed her cake on Instagram as “surreal”, Amberleigh Jack writes for Stuff. Teigen, creator of website Cravings by Chrissy Teigen,…

Dubai-Based Kathy Johnston Loves Chocolate

Dubai-Based Kathy Johnston Loves Chocolate

New Zealand-born Kathy Johnston is so in love with chocolate, she lies awake at night thinking about it. “For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed,” she says. But as chief…

Enter the World of S Asian Talent With Anita Chhiba

Enter the World of S Asian Talent With Anita Chhiba

Employing her community platform Diet Paratha to shine a spotlight on emerging South Asian talent, New Zealander Anita Chhiba, 31, is fighting the good fight against archaic systems of power in the global creative…

Neil McLachlan’s London Folly on the Market

Neil McLachlan’s London Folly on the Market

New Zealand interior designer Neil McLachlan’s “eccentric two-bedroom apartment is available  in London’s Bloomsbury neighbourhood on the ground floor of Russell Court, a renowned Art Deco building designed by late architect George…

We Are Writing Our Own Food History

We Are Writing Our Own Food History

In an article for UK newspaper The Independent, New Zealander Molly Codyre, editorial assistant and food and drink writer for the publication, decides to find out what New Zealand cuisine really is. “This is a…

Mayfair Jeweller Jessica McCormack Speaks to AFR

Mayfair Jeweller Jessica McCormack Speaks to AFR

London-based New Zealander jeweller Jessica McCormack has been designing and selling ever since her first piece which Rihanna bought – with her regular clients now including the Duchess of Sussex, Bette Midler and Victoria…

Karen Walker Divulges Most Creative Partnership

Karen Walker Divulges Most Creative Partnership

New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker, 51, discusses her upbringing, career and the men who have influenced her, with The Sydney Morning Herald. “My father, Noel, worked in the travel business. He wasn’t interested in…

Adele Is Back and so Is Michael Ashton’s Trademark

Adele Is Back and so Is Michael Ashton’s Trademark

Hamilton-born makeup artist Michael Ashton, 39, has admitted in a new interview with the New York Post’s Page Six Style, that he never thought Adele’s signature winged eyeliner would become so iconic. Nevertheless, it…

Monica Galetti Has Always Loved the Kitchen

Monica Galetti Has Always Loved the Kitchen

Samoan-born New Zealand chef and Masterchef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti talks about the making of an umu and how to use Marmite with The Guardian’s Tim Lewis, and discusses her move from the kitchen…

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 with a run…

Jewellery by Jasmin Sparrow Eclectic and Sculptural

Jewellery by Jasmin Sparrow Eclectic and Sculptural

The lines between jewellery and accessories are blurred in the hands of New Zealand-based jeweller Jasmin Sparrow, who plays with materials and forms for romantic, vintage-inspired designs, Hannah Silver reports for Wallpaper magazine. The brand…

Margot Henderson’s Fantasy Dinner Fit for Queens

Margot Henderson’s Fantasy Dinner Fit for Queens

In a column about her fantasy dinner for the Financial Times “pioneering New Zealand chef [Margot Henderson invites ‘four beauties’ to dine at her favourite Paris restaurant. Dress code: no corsets.” “I’m inviting Sarah Lucas,…

What is really in our wine?

What is really in our wine?

New research by Malborough Master of Wine Sophie Parker-Thomson “is likely to provoke considerable revision in winemaking practices and in how sulphites are perceived,” according to Jancis Robinson, famed wined writer for The…

Jessica McCormack’s Diamonds Shine at Met Gala

Jessica McCormack’s Diamonds Shine at Met Gala

American actor Zoë Kravitz is a master of the bejewelled bralette, according to British Vogue journalist Alice Newbold. Her Met Gala 2021 moment was a riff on these looks, only with more diamonds with…

Anita Chhiba Championing S Asian Cool

Anita Chhiba Championing S Asian Cool

In recent years, there has been a rise in Instagram accounts designed to uplift and inspire marginalised communities, and through these online platforms, such as Diet Paratha, British Vogue’s Parveen Narowalia is starting to…

Vogue 25 List Includes Chef Margot Henderson

Vogue 25 List Includes Chef Margot Henderson

London-based New Zealander Margot Henderson is one of today’s “most lauded chefs”. She joins Vivian Westwood, the Duchess of Cambridge, Nicola Sturgeon, FKA Twigs, and others, on the annual Vogue 25, which celebrates the…

Mayonaize x Indian Collab Tattoo-Inspired

Mayonaize x Indian Collab Tattoo-Inspired

The first of three in an Indian x No Regrets collaboration, New Zealand-born Melbourne-based tattoo artist Mayonaize’s handiwork has come to life on the Indian Motorcycle Chief, Alex Strange reports for UK motorcycle website, Visordown. Known…

Celebrate South Asian Creatives with Anita Chhiba

Celebrate South Asian Creatives with Anita Chhiba

Anita Chhiba, the New Zealand-born, London-based founder of Diet Paratha, an Instagram account and online “corner store”, is dedicated to celebrating the full range of talents across the South Asian diaspora run by creatives…

Chef Thomas Hishon Highlights Sustainable Seafood

Chef Thomas Hishon Highlights Sustainable Seafood

Auckland chef Thomas Hishon grew up living an idyllic life most people would envy, Forbes contributor Lizzy Saxe writes. “I’m from rural New Zealand … both sides of my family were quite involved with farming…

Martin Gane Converts Victorian Pigsty

Martin Gane Converts Victorian Pigsty

For a builder to have a penchant for Grandma’s 1950s dainty, flowery teacups is somewhat peculiar, but for New Zealander Martin Gane, an artisan builder, and his English wife, the interior designer Elle Kemp,…

Emilia Wickstead Resurrects Power Dressing

Emilia Wickstead Resurrects Power Dressing

A year after New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead’s study of motherhood, which saw her orchestrate portraits of her friends wearing pre-fall 2020 looks while holding their babies, the London-based designer returned to the families to…

Northern Summer Lovers Need a Seabreacher

Northern Summer Lovers Need a Seabreacher

“Nothing says summer like a good, socially distanced splash. Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-manoeuvre three-cabin sailboat for your family, a two-seater Sea-Doo on steroids, or a double-decker party barge with a waterslide,” Mark…

Local Furniture Designers Endorsed by Wallpaper

Local Furniture Designers Endorsed by Wallpaper

“New Zealand furniture and Australian design pieces are made with a contemporary creative mindset, honest materials and a perfect balance of traditional craft and modern technologies,” Rosa Bertoli writes for design magazine, Wallpaper, including…

Maggie Marilyn Founder Striving for Sustainability

Maggie Marilyn Founder Striving for Sustainability

What unites a number of new fashion labels, including New Zealand’s own Maggie Marilyn, is that they have a broader vocabulary when it comes to sustainability – in short: they know what they’re doing,…

Attica Countryside Pop-Up a Dreamy Distraction

Attica Countryside Pop-Up a Dreamy Distraction

“I’ve been eating at Attica Summer Camp, a four-month pop-up at a winery in the Yarra Valley of Victoria,” New York Times critic Besha Rodell writes. “It’s one of many projects dreamed up by…

Burgers and High Gastronomy to Write Home About

Burgers and High Gastronomy to Write Home About

“Far from same-same, Aotearoa is unique and surprising – banging burgers are just the beginning,” according to Australian Kendall Hill writing for The Queensland Times. “Pavlovas and lamingtons aside, there’s a sense of innovation…

Margot Henderson’s Shoreditch Sanctuary Shines

Margot Henderson’s Shoreditch Sanctuary Shines

New Zealand-born Margot Henderson’s Shoreditch establishment, Rochelle Canteen, which she co-founded with Briton Melanie Arnold 17 years ago, is reviewed by the Evening Standard’s chief restaurant critic, Jimi Famurewa. “Here, beyond the hidden buzzer entrance,…

NY-Based Claudia Li Draws on Home for Latest Line

NY-Based Claudia Li Draws on Home for Latest Line

Since founding her namesake label in 2015, New Zealand-raised Claudia Li has emerged as one of the most compelling designers on the New York fashion circuit, Mario Abad writes for independent fashion magazine, Paper. Her…

Designer Cherry Kim Pays Homage to Her Mother

Designer Cherry Kim Pays Homage to Her Mother

New York-based designer Cherry Kim’s latest collection, for her brand Rhee, is an ode to her childhood New Zealand home, Laura Pitcher reports for fashion magazine, NYLON. Kim, 24, describes that house as a mess. “My mum…

Beauty Blogger Madden Kelley Kits Out Posh Pets

Beauty Blogger Madden Kelley Kits Out Posh Pets

New Zealander Madden Kelley, founder of Los Angeles-based high-end canine accessories brand Pagerie, debuted the company’s e-commerce site during the pandemic accompanied by imagery featuring models dressed in neutral tones walking disarmingly chic…

Pressio Puts Sportswear Industry Through Its Paces

Pressio Puts Sportswear Industry Through Its Paces

UK design publication Wallpaper offers up a selection of men’s sportswear brands, including New Zealander Jamie Hunt’s newly launched Pressio, that will “guarantee you hit the ground running, whether you’re aiming to beat your…

Ata Mara’s Janiene Bayliss a Decanter Influencer

Ata Mara’s Janiene Bayliss a Decanter Influencer

The UK’s Decanter magazine recently highlighted a selection of twelve female talents in the wine industry from across the globe, which included New Zealander Janiene Bayliss, director and co-owner of Ata Mara in Central…

More to New Zealand White Wine than Sauvignon Blanc

More to New Zealand White Wine than Sauvignon Blanc

“You have only to look at the way the Kiwis have handled Covid to see why their wine industry is such a success: clear, focused and decisive,” Guardian wine critic Fiona Beckett writes. And,…

Step Inside a Sandra Nunnerley Aspen Interior

Step Inside a Sandra Nunnerley Aspen Interior

For designer Sandra Nunnerley, New Zealand native and New York transplant, a home’s interiors should always be site-specific. Such is the case for all of her projects, but especially so for a ski chalet…

Emilia Wickstead Shows Another Polished Collection

Emilia Wickstead Shows Another Polished Collection

London-based designer Emilia Wickstead is always a glamorous highlight of the London Fashion Week schedule, at the end of last month the New Zealand-born designer debuted her latest collection via an audience-free runway filmed in a…

Chef Analiese Gregory Revels in Tasmanian Wild

Chef Analiese Gregory Revels in Tasmanian Wild

New Zealand-born chef Analiese Gregory, 36, tells the Financial Times “why she turned her back on the world’s chicest restaurants to set up home – and a kitchen – at the edge of the…

Local Creatives On Navigating a Post-Covid World

Local Creatives On Navigating a Post-Covid World

In a recent online i-D magazine article, young New Zealand creatives – including photographer Apela Bell (pictured), designer Charlotte Jennings, and performers Benee and Teeks – explain to readers “what it looks like on…

Monique Bossie Puts Fashion into Rashies

Monique Bossie Puts Fashion into Rashies

New Zealand-born Monique Bossie is the brains behind Kin Swim, one of a growing number of brands reinventing the rashie to combat a problem all Australians encounter – the harsh sun, Stephanie McKenna writes…

London Tattooist Nikole Lowe Inks Wallpaper

London Tattooist Nikole Lowe Inks Wallpaper

New Zealand-born tattooist Nikole Lowe, 47, who lives in London and runs studio, Good Times Tattoo, has taken her skills in a new direction – wallpaper design. After the studio was closed by Covid-19,

That Looks Like a Digitalised 90s Catalogue

That Looks Like a Digitalised 90s Catalogue

It was in The Mount as it’s known to locals, that model Becca Haeger launched what would become That Looks, which according to Zoë Kendall, reporting for Britain’s i-D magazine, presents as a shoppable…

Culinary Leader Ben Shewry Shines a Light

Culinary Leader Ben Shewry Shines a Light

Given Melbourne thinks of itself as Australia’s food capital, its double lockdown was particularly identity-shaking. Luckily, one of the city’s culinary leaders, New Zealand-born chef and restaurateur Ben Shewry, stood tirelessly tall and stayed…

Emilia Wickstead and Royalty a Perfect Fit

Emilia Wickstead and Royalty a Perfect Fit

“Any close followers of the Duchess of Cambridge’s style will know the name Emilia Wickstead,” Ciara Sheppard writes for Harper’s Bazaar. “The New Zealand-born fashion designer is the brains behind one of the duchess’…

Vintner Jules Taylor Celebrates 20 Years

Vintner Jules Taylor Celebrates 20 Years

As a child in Marlborough Jules Taylor dreamt of another place that offered more options than the animal and vegetable/fruit farming that dominated her area in the late 1970s and 1980s, Cathrine Todd writes…

Furniture Design Company PLN Group Thinks Wellbeing

Furniture Design Company PLN Group Thinks Wellbeing

West Auckland-based furniture design company PLN Group has created furniture for Apple, Google and Disney to reduce sound and boost productivity – and now it hopes to use design to improve employee wellbeing in…

“Made with Care” showcases New Zealand’s food and beverage on world stage

“Made with Care” showcases New Zealand’s food and beverage on world stage

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has launched a new campaign to promote New Zealand’s world-leading food and beverage overseas. The campaign comes at a time when borders are closed and as a result,…

Celebrities Mad for Jessica McCormack’s Jewels

Celebrities Mad for Jessica McCormack’s Jewels

London-based New Zealand-born jewellery designer Jessica McCormack, loved by celebrities and royalty alike, has revealed she “still gets a buzz” when she sees one of her pieces on a famous customer, Monica Greep reports…

Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Georgia Fowler Modelling From the Couch

Vogue magazine recently caught up with four Fashion Week regulars, including New Zealand model Georgia Fowler, 28, to see how they handled the shift from real-world runway to virtual. Fowler has been doing fashion week…

Len Lye Inspires Belgian Designer Dries Van Noten

Len Lye Inspires Belgian Designer Dries Van Noten

Antwerp designer Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection was partly inspired by New Zealand-born filmmaker and artist, Len Lye. Van Noten was struck by the inventiveness of Lye’s oeuvre, UK-based AnOther editor-in-chief Susannah Frankel…