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Frameless

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Fitting the Glass Canopy

The guys from Metro Glass installed (most of) the glass canopy above the entrance to the new extension of Lopdell House Gallery (to be known as Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery). A delicate job of heavy lifting, done expertly and without a hitch (at least while I was supervising).

The opening of the new gallery will be on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Fitting the Glass Canopy

Almost in Place

Almost in Place

Hands

Hands

Frameless Van

Frameless Van

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Intergenerational activities during the summer break.

Market Musicians

Phil Toms and Lance McNichol

Phil Toms and Lance McNichol

There is always a great selection of music and musicians at the Titirangi Market. Last Sunday, Phil Toms and Lance McNichol presented an excellent bracket of guitar music and song.

Hands

Hands

Last Minute

Gift Wrapping

Gift Wrapping

Not much longer, and the wrapping of gifts will be replaced by the unwrapping. Enjoy!

Glass and Fire

A Scorpion in the Making

A Scorpion in the Making

From last weekend’s gypsy fair at Craigavon Reserve.

A Scorpion in the Making

A Scorpion in the Making

Advanced Makrame

Tying Knots

Tying Knots

A worker on the fishing vessel San Nikunau connects a rope and a chain.

One of the attractions of the Wynyard Quarter is the fact that one can get up close to working ships.

Concentration

Concentration

Sweet As

Sweet As Crepes at the Coatesville Market

Sweet As Crepes at the Coatesville Market

This cheerful team greeted us when we visited the market at Coatesville (first Sunday every month). There is something irresistible about crepes, especially when you can watch the production.

Alas, I had started the day with a good breakfast and was on my way to a luncheon, so I had to postpone the taste test to next time …

That's How You Do It

That's How You Do It

Alpine Style (Erno Hajos)

Erno Hajos in Discussion

Erno Hajos in Discussion

At the Urbis Design Day, we found Erno Hajos showing off his art at the showrooms of Kohler. Erno hails from Hungary, and incorporates elements of alpine peasant art in his decoration of vanities. While at first he appeared suspicious of the intrusion of my camera, he was happy to discuss his work and painting technique using special imported ceramic paints. I could only admire his ability to concentrate on his delicate art with all the crowds milling about around him.

You can contact Erno at ernohajos AT gmail.com or +64 210 404 498.

Barely a Glance at the Camera

Barely a Glance at the Camera

Delicate Work with Fine Brushes

Delicate Work with Fine Brushes

Six Sandwiches Till Marmageddon

MMMMM for Marmageddon?

MMMMM for Marmageddon?

At Douglas + Bec on the Urbis Design Day, the catering was in the hands of Cool Food. When I approached the table I witnessed the last Marmite sandwiches disappearing as if they were going out of fashion – which of course they are. Newspapers reported about the impending “Marmageddon“, a shortage of the iconic Kiwi spread Marmite (due to the Christchurch earthquake the only production facility is out of action).

I said I “witnessed” the disappearing act – it would have been cruel to partake of the delicacy as an unappreciative outsider, not having acquired the taste in more than 40 years. I was more than compensated by delicious beef sandwiches and yummy chocolate brownies …

Toffee Apples

A Contemplative Moment

A Contemplative Moment

Caught at the fringes of Pasifika Festival.

Toffee Apple

Toffee Apple

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