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!







NZ Music Month

NZ Music Month

It’s that time of year again, and if you haven’t seen any live music so far this month, there is still plenty of opportunity with performances on at a variety of venues across the city every night for the rest of the month.

For anyone out there with musical talent you might want to try your hand at the “Pavlova Song” Challenge with Classic Hits.  Inspired by Kiwi painter Dick Frizzell’s iconic pavlova recipe painting, Classic Hits host, and bestselling author of ‘Kiwi Speak’ Justin Brown, figured the best way to celebrate New Zealand Music Month would be to find an iconic Kiwi artist to put the pavlova recipe into a song.  Up for grabs is $5,000 cash but you only have until 5:00pm Friday 18 May.

Need help getting started writing that song?  Check out our selection of song writing resources starting with Song Writing for Dummies.

For some classic kiwi inspiration you can’t go past Tally Ho!  Flying Nun’s Greatest Hits – available from the Library.

And for anyone who is new to NZ Music Month get up to speed by clicking this link.

Enjoy NZ Music Month and get out there and support our local musicians.