Issue 36 opens with local and international product design that is both beautiful, functional and environmental. Our profile is on Herbst architects, New Zealand’s masters of the bach. Our features include an assessment on innovative new building materials and what’s new in outdoor pods. Houses include the radical rethink of a weatherboard by multi award winning architect Drew Heath, an extension to a Sydney semi for a family of five, a striking, butterfly roofed home in New Zealand and a Passivhaus village built within the walls of an orchard in China. Read about New Yorks’ urban farming, the garden of an accidental sculptor who uses just the materials left over from farming and the extraordinary work of the Bawa’s in Sri Lanka.