SPECIAL PROJECTS

HOUZZ

Over the summer holidays, I got an email from the Sydney offices of Houzz, the world’s biggest online architecture and design community that was described last year as one of the 10 most disruptive tech companies. They were launching in

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TNZ x Robb Report

This was a particularly nice job, even by the standards of someone who travels for a living: accompany three American food personalities – Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park, Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar and Brian Canlis of Canlis

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TOURISM VICTORIA

I spent Easter driving from one end of Victoria to the other – I flew into Melbourne and headed 600km northwest to Lake Mungo, one of the oldest sites of human habitation in the world, all in aid of a campaign

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EHN SUPPER CLUB

I’ve been running supper clubs through Eat Here Now since 2011, when they started in the living room of my old house in Grey Lynn and Natalie Smith and I did all the cooking. Now, three or four times a year, we

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WHITTAKER’S ARTISAN CHOCOLATE

A year and a bit ago, Whittaker’s got in touch with an unusual – but very welcome – request: they were a few months into developing flavours for their new artisan range, and would I like to come and give them a

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HOME NZ

I’m very proud to contribute to HOME, so I was excited when editor Jeremy Hansen rang to ask if I’d like to babysit his beautiful magazine while he was on sabbatical – full circle, since my first ever freelance commission came in 2001

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KPMG PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Saatchi & Saatchi Design Worldwide got in touch earlier in the year for a website they were designing for KPMG Private Enterprise. I spent a few weeks interviewing KPMG partners in their Private Enterprise team – the idea was to write

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METRO RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

For the past few years, I have had the very great pleasure to be one of the judges for the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards which is on news stands now. I helped out on the first awards when I was a

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EAT HERE NOW

EAT HERE NOW is my special pet project. Back in 2010, Natalie Smith and I decided we’d like to start a website that reviewed restaurants. Our idea was that people didn’t want to be told about things that were bad, they

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