Posts Tagged ‘real estate’


Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Actually, neither a classic, norĀ Mediterranean, but I guess Real Estate Agents run out of descriptors fairly quickly when a house doesn’t have conventionalĀ character appeal, norĀ potential to stamp your own personality on it (via the insatiable kiwi attitude for DIY of course). “Outstanding views” (back across the harbour to Wellington City) are of course the opening words of the ad’s script – the house does at least offer something that can be recognised as value-enhancing in a conventional sense. (more…)

Site Visit: Einhorn & Toomath houses

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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Just when the Modernist house becomes cool again (in terms of contemporary retro-modernist design at least), owners of the actual Modernist houses can’t wait to get out of theirs (actually, its not quite that simple) – giving us all aĀ chanceĀ to view and perhaps make aĀ purchaseĀ of authenticĀ architecturally-designed heritage.Ā  Ditch your villa/bungalow pretensions and (for a night at least) come and check out ‘design for living’ at the Einhorn and Renwick Houses … see you there!! (more…)

Bad Taste: the horror inside NZ houses

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The culinary seems to be passĆ©, with both the Arch Centre and the FishEye seeing fit to blog on food and design in recent days. Today though it’s bad taste, rather than taste, which appears to be de rigor.

Peter Jackson’s 1987 cult classic, Bad Taste, while being “purely vulgar trash,” “brain splattering,” and “repulsive gore,” can now be acknowledged, thanks to critical aclaim and marginal high culture, as a “great film.” It has reached the height of cult classic – but you still need a cast-iron stomach to watch it. (more…)