LARPing means so much to me. It may seem geeky or lame or have a nerdy rep, but let me tell you, since beginning this crazy hobby? sport? cult? I have become fitter, stronger, and more outgoing. I’ve made countless friends, furthered my skills (like sewing, woodwork etc), and it’s given me a reason to get excited about something every week. It allows me to get away from the stresses and pressures of real life, which is a rare kind of blessing and I’m happy with the person I’ve grown to become. I’ve finally found ‘my thing’ and I’m never gonna give that up.

Swordcraft. Melbourne, Australia.
Waghorn Photography.



New Zealand Pavilion | La Biennale di Venezia 15th International Architecture Exhibition
Location: Palazzo Bollani, Castello, Venice

Creative Director: Charles Walker
Associate Creative Director: Kathy Waghorn
Creative Team: Jessica Barter, Maggie Carroll, Jon Rennie, Rewi Thompson, Stephen Brookbanks, Bruce Ferguson, Minka Ip

Future Islands has three main themes: architectural responses in a country of increasing diversity; the unsettled and changing nature of architectural practice; and the professional and social responsibility of architects to engage in speculative projects.

The exhibition is inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, in which the Venetian traveller Marco Polo tells the Kublai Khan 55 tales about wondrous cities, all of which turn out to be stories about one city: Venice. In the spirit of Calvino’s book, the New Zealand exhibition offers many perspectives on one subject: contemporary architectural practice in New Zealand.

In Future Islands architecture is presented, literally, as an archipelago of practices. Architects might exist in closer or more distant relationship to each other, but they are all located in the same sea. The exhibition consists of 22 floating forms, suspended from the ceiling of the host palazzo. Placed on or around these “islands” are more than 100 architectural models, representing 50 projects designed by New Zealand architects and students. Some of the projects have been built, and others were intended to be purely speculative. Together, they suggest the world of possibilities that both challenge and engage today’s architects.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

➽ in HD

Judi Dench, Dino Fazzani, Callum Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, O-Lan Jones, Raffiella Chapman, Rupert Everett, Scott Handy, Erik Lunseth, Vic Waghorn, Kim Dickens, Cameron King, Finlay MacMillan, Jack Brady, Asa Butterfield, Ella Wahlestedt, Jill Buchanan, Philip Philmar, Joseph Odwelll, Chris O'Dowd, Joanne Manchester, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Milo Parker, Lauren McCrostie, Georgia Pemberton, Ella Purnell, Hayden Keller-Stone, Eva Green, Helen Day, Louis Davison, Aiden Flowers, Allison Janney, Pixie Davies, Terence Stamp, Jason Redshaw, Justin Davies, Thomas Odwell