NZ Music Month – Get into it!

The month of May is all about New Zealand music, and you have many opportunities to check out live music around Christchurch (and the rest of New Zealand) in the days and weeks ahead.

If you are skint a lot of it is free, head to Christchurch City libraries as well as various venues around the city.

Christchurch City Libraries

NZ Music Month Christchurch gigs

Musician Katie Thompson in honour of 2014 NZ Music Month, is covering songs by kiwi artists every day in May on youtube.

Lovers of Architecture

The New Zealand house of the year has recently been announced and it has caused a bit of a fuss.

Eyrie, the twin black cabins by architect Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects is a beautiful and thoughtful construction which has a modest carbon footprint. Located just outside of Auckland on an inlet of the Kaipara Harbour the holiday houses are a sight to be seen.

Take a look at this video and see what you think of Eyrie.

 

Feeling inspired? we have some gorgeous architecture books about designing small houses, here are a couple to check out.

 

Nano House

Small Architecture Now!

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Procrastination at its finest

It is that time of year where students from all over CPIT are handing in assignments.

Some of you (and believe me I’ve been there) are having problems focusing and instead are getting rather distracted with various assignment interferers.

These assignment interferers could be anything such as; furniture facing the wrong way, dirty clothes that need washing (and from everyone in the house), the bagel shop next door….

If you want some tips on how to banish procrastination check out this clip by artist Miranda July.

 

 

 

 

Food and Hospitality – New Books

Food and Hospitality – New Books – July 2012

Click on any title below to view its details in our Primo Library search. If you would like to request any of these, sign in first and then select Request. (Hint: the sign in is in the top right corner once you have clicked on the resource. For more resources on food and hospitality be sure to visit the subject guide.  

New  Books

Page K and Dornenburg, A. (2008). The Flavor Bible

 Evans, K. (2012). Treats from little and friday

Tosi, C. (2011). Momofuku milk bar.                                                                            

Oliver, J. (2011). Jamie’s Great Britain over 130 reasons to love our food.

Keyes, M. (2012). Saved by Cake.

Food and Hospitality – New Books – May 2012

     Click on any title below to view its details in our Primo Library search. If you would like to request any of these, sign in first and then select Request. (Hint: the sign in is in the top right corner once you have clicked on the resource.

For more resources on food and hospitality be sure to visit the subject guide.

New Books :

Gates, S. & Smith, G.G. (2011). The extraordinary cookbook: how to make meals your friend will never forget.

Chapters include snacks and starters for communal dipping, spectacular main courses to get messy with, and extra challenging interactive meals for the brave guest and ambitious cook.

Langbein, A. (2010). The free range cook

Her down-to-earth approach to cooking is both practical and inspiring. Starting with the freshest seasonal ingredients, she shows how easy it is to cook sensational food in a simple, natural way.

Maltin, V. (2010). The gloriously gluten-free cookbook: Spicing up with life with Italian, Asian and Mexican recipes.

Her down-to-earth approach to cooking is both practical and inspiring. Starting with the freshest seasonal ingredients, she shows how easy it is to cook sensational food in a simple, natural way.