Watch the Diversity of New Zealand

The Waters at Greenstone is everything you want a short video of New Zealand to be. It was filmed over three weeks on the South Island by photographer and videographer Nathan Kaso. In just under six minutes the video captures the diversity of the country’s landscapes as it takes you through scenes of Catlins Forest Park, Fiordland, Queenstown, Mount Aspiring, Mount Cook, Arthurs Pass and Castle Hill.

Double Takes: Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

Nestled high up in a redwood is the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand. The 18-seat cafe overlooks the forest and a stream below. It was design by Environments Architects Ltd. as part of a considerably massive marketing campaign by Yellow Pages. The restaurant is for hire only and currently booked solid.

(Found via Inhabitat)

Double Takes: A Home For Alice

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts my love for collaborative photography projects as well as Polaroids. A Home For Alice is a project that combines the two, and I’ve fallen in love. After Alice commented on a few posts here at Double Takes, I learned of the project. The concept behind it truly has heart:

“I left home a year ago, and since then, i keep looking for a place to live. A place to feel home. But didn’t find it yet. So I had this idea about a world wide art project, simply called “A Home for Alice”, where people would send me via post mail a Polaroid picture of their house, along with a little text about why they feel home there.”

The submissions are all featured on the project’s blog, as well as in an exhibit at the Rosie Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. At the end of the project, the best submissions are going to be compiled in a book. Tomorrow I plan on grabbing my camera and getting a shot of my house, expect it shortly Alice!