Palitos idol.

This wonderful, wonderful man.

Pompon Cakes. Thanks Kinfolk.



Last summer, if you remember this post, I started to sell popsicles here on the beach in Rio. It was a fun experiment and a success I think! So this summer I'm trying to rev it up and go a little more professional.

Here is the newly updated fb page & a newly installed instagram if you want to follow the Palitos adventure.

News flavours include 'avocado & lime' and 'strawberry banana yoghurt'. Tomorrow (weather permitting) will be the first day on the street and we are going to try hang on the side of an existing street market (food and vege one). Let's see how it goes.


Connection or disconnection.

Something I often think about wrapped up so nicely in this rap.. is that a rap?

Give people your love don't give them your like.


Innercity bees

Gotta help dem bees!


Recycled in the rain.

Oh, how I'd love to wear this jacket. Recycled fabric raincoats, yes please! Made by Mushama & Me and now being stocked at a new place in Auckland I cannot wait to visit upon my return, Sew Love Tea Do.

Made from recycled cotton fabrics such as sheets, curtains, or duvets, and coated with PVC, creating a unique and waterproof fabric.



So nice to see this ridiculousness so far from home. Thanks AirNZ.


Pans dead.

He's Peter Pan, all right, Captain. He's just been away from Neverland so long, his mind's been junk-tified. He's forgotten everything.

The world says goodbye to a goodie.

Blues and whites.

Lucas Grogan has me dreaming of the great Med all the time. His work is so great!

All photos pinched from Design Files.

Kenko Kitchen

Kenko Kitchen has a special place in my heart. Every thing is so god dam picture perfect - in the best kind of way. I cannot wait to test this Ginger & Date Granola. Here in Brazil] they call it 'granola' like the Americans too, I much prefer muesli. I cannot wait to test this muesli.



Singing 'Fancy'. Lols.


Making Maracana.

Here is Brazil, Maracanã (the football stadium here in Rio de Janeiro) is often referred to as a 'temple'. I guess it's like Eden Park for rugby in New Zealand but Brazilian are NUTS about football. Come to think of it we are pretty nuts about rugby (some of us) but these guys take it to a new level.

Anyhoo- myself and the folks I work with (Terravixta - english link) have decided to re-build the legend! Short history goes like this- Maracanã was once the biggest stadiums in the world, over time it was downsized and downsized and downsized again and most recently remodeled (thanks World Cup). The people here got pretty upset about. Legend lost they said.

So, we are rebuilding it in a mini wooden form! And we are doing a crowd funding to help get the thing off the ground. Not knowing if anyone even remotely interested in football reads this blog I thought I'd post it here because hey-ho why not!

Our crowdfunding (in portuguese unfortunately). And some shots of the beauty below, there's a piece of wood that bends for goodness sake.

A birthday.

For one of the talented men who are part of Zebu Mídias - they make organic ink with cocoa and cinnamon and other such things. It's pretty dam awesome.


In the winter. Or in the summer. Anytime really.

From here. And originally posted sideways so I post it sideways too.


It has come to my attention.

That I've been listening to way too much Nsync these last few weeks.


Huni Sofia.

I'm lucky enough to personally know this wonderful woman, Huni Sofia, and I cannot wait to get my paws on her prism necklace! One for the birthday wish list I think.


Beds and bananal.

This bed, this space. That stool lamp! I like a lot.

And a wee thing we are working on here in Rio.


Lost artist.

Does anyone know where this greatness comes from?

On the google image sneaky search all  I'm getting are tumblrs and pinterests. Help!

He he.

It's true!


Stone soaps.

The Grand Hotel Budapest.

Finally I got the chance to see this brilliance. Brazils a little slow on their delivery times.

Annie Atkins is my new hero.



In Paris from this lovely photographer.



In one month (almost) I'm heading home for one month.



Somehow I only just saw this petal madness.

Beautiful until the voice over.. unfortunately! Watch it here yourself if you haven't already!


This art for Mandela today.


It was a sad day.

Before the game.

and after. Life goes on, this is a pretty great video and the Argentinians best not be winning in our stadium.


Minka Inhouse

I just spent last weekend in Santiago renewing my visa for Brazil and only a few days after I returned I found this beautiful kickstarter project. Dammut! If only but I pledged anyhow. Have a look for yourself here, Minka Inhouse.



He's pretty bad ass! I'm not sure where I collected him though.


Bad ass kids.

Portraits by Shelly Mosman.


Tune for your drums.

From this here pais!


Some more 'remastered' slides from my mothers youth.

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