For someone with a Master’s Degree from Elam School of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Design and Visual Art as well as a Certificate in Interior Design, Sophie Foote is astoundingly humble and unpretentious.
We all know houseplants bring style and substance to any home or workspace - enhancing the look and feel, creating comfort and calm. The health benefits of indoor plants, however, aren’t quite so well understood.
“It has always been about something more,” says Jules as her tale unfolds. With her career in nursing leading to Sister-in-charge of the surgical ward in Harley St. London, looking after royalty in the Royal and Military hospital, she knew there was a different world to explore.
“Under the boardwalk, down by the sea,” sung The Drifters on their famous 1964 hit. This Point Wells Gables house doesn’t quite match the lyrics, but it is on the Omaha estuary and a striking internal boardwalk is one of the key features of the award-winning design from architects Aaron Paterson and Steven Lloyd.
“What we do out there gives an amazing amount of joy, you should see their faces...” enthuses Che Burnett, owner of Aotearoa Surf. He’d been out in the water for most of the day with three different, regular surf classes.
Oob Organic has proudly been a part of the Rodney district since its inception in 2001. The company was founded by Kiwi’s Robert and Shannon Auton, a husband and wife team who dreamed of leaving their careers, in finance and government respectively, to open an organic orchard to grow blueberries.
Hackneyed phrases such as ‘pillars of the community’ spring to mind when writing about Robin and Simon Barclay. Not to mention ‘park-like grounds’ in connection with their Matakana home. But in this case, both are true.