• 4-5 Page Project Design Brief vs ‘Your Ultimate Design Brief’ over 4+ weeks?

    Back of a napkin sketch

    The 4-5 page residential design brief commonly used by a design professional, or DIY homeowner might as well be scribbled on the back of a paper napkin while waiting for a coffee at your local cafe! A ‘typical’ residential project design brief is too simplistic for the most critical document and communication tool in a […]


  • Celebrating My Māori Ancestry

    Recently I’ve explored, researched and joined Mum’s matrilineal heritage of being accepted into Ngāi Tahu iwi, to give my children a sense of balance in their history, and also to make myself proud of my own ancestry. Recently Sir Tipene O’Regan had been selected to be the 2022 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. That’s […]