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Kitchen is heart of the home for award-winning designer Simone Van Der Plas

Interior designer Simone Van Der Plas answers the phone from her “poxy” little house on a lifestyle block in Te Horo, north of Wellington. She’s lambing at the moment and has kept two as pets.

Van Der Plas started out designing exhibition spaces and displays for her family’s business. She learned to build and do architectural drawings and developed a keen eye for colour, textiles and graphics.

When she had her two children, who are now adults, she started renovating an old cottage and people started asking her to look at their interiors. She retrained, opened up shop and, “it grew exponentially from there”.

Designer Simone van der Plas of Encompass Ideas Interior Design & Architecture in Wellington.

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Designer Simone van der Plas of Encompass Ideas Interior Design & Architecture in Wellington.

Encompass Ideas Interior Design and Architecture is now in its third decade of operation.

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Gadget Roundup: Award-winning tech and products from the A’ Design Awards 2020

One of the A’ Design Awards’ standout features is just its vastly multidisciplinary nature. Conceived as the one award program to cover every single aspect of the design industry, the A’ Design Award looks at as many as 99 categories, spanning everything from Architecture to Interiors, Graphics, Packaging, Furniture, Film, Social Design, Medical Product Design, Transportation, Jewelry, and a category that’s truly close to our hearts… Consumer Technology.

Gadgets are perhaps an undeniable part of the ‘better human experience’. Whether it’s the presence of innovative features, or the lack of distracting elements, each product is designed to fulfill a certain need and achieve a certain end – which it believes is best for its user. It’s probably why technology and design are so interwoven into A’ Design’s approach. Currently in their 2020-21 edition, the awards are looking for the next generation of life-changing, life-bettering products, with as many as 218

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Award-Winning Recipe Blog GiangisKitchen.com Shares 8 Dessert Ideas that Capture the Sweet & Signature Flavors of Fall

The recipes were hand-picked by Giangi Townsend, the worldwide popular cooking blogger behind GiangisKitchen.com and author of the new eBook “Back to Basics: Cooking 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking.”

PHOENIX, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — As the season transitions from a sizzling summer to a cozy autumn, award-winning recipe blog GiangisKitchen.com has shared eight delicious dessert ideas that capture the sweet and signature flavors of fall.

The recipes were hand-picked by Giangi Townsend, the worldwide popular cooking blogger behind GiangisKitchen.com and author of the new eBook “Back to Basics: Cooking 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking,” and include:

  • Caramel Apples with Semolina Pudding
  • Banana Upside-Down Cake
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bars
  • Poached Pears in Wine
  • Sweet Potatoes Muffins
  • Marble Cakes
  • Deep Chocolate Pound Cake

“These easy fall desserts will amaze dinner guests and family. The sweet tooth in all of us is happy that fall

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