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KIND Behind the Design

Friday, 6 December 2019

What’s the inspiration behind KIND’s beautiful design? We talk to architect, Daniel Smith from Edwards White to find out.

On entering KIND, it’s hard to believe the sun-drenched eatery was once the office of a curtain factory —with concrete walls, two tiny windows and presumably some well-made curtains. The space, as it once was, undoubtedly required a fair bit of work to become the dreamy plant-based restaurant that took its place.

Cathie Cottle, KIND’s manager, had a fairly clear idea of what she wanted the space to become. KIND exists to make Morningside a greener, healthier place to live. The design had to reflect this, inspiring diners to make more sustainable, nourishing food choices.

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How to get somebody to try vegan food

Friday, 6 December 2019

So, you’ve been doing the plant-based thing for a while and you’re loving it. It’s much easier than you thought, you feel healthy, and you know you’re doing good by animals and the earth. If only everyone knew how great it is!

Slow down, buddy! Because, unfortunately, they don’t. And despite plant-based becoming increasingly normalised, there’s still a lot of people who fear the dreaded ‘V’ word.

But don’t let it get you down. There are still ways to entice your loved ones into eating more consciously – and you can do it without living up to the preachy-vegan stereotype.

How? Take a dollop of stealth and stir in some local-vegan-restaurant-prowess, a few delicious recipes, and a sprinkle of patience, and you’ll be sharing lentil loaf in no time.

Need a little nudge? Check out our tips on how to get someone to try vegan food (without mentioning the ‘V’ word).

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