Kate Nicholson

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The University Of Auckland
Otago Polytechnic (Dunedin School Of Art)
Gardening, Interior Design, Pottery
  • Kate is passionate about urban gardening and has a thriving rooftop garden right in the middle of dense Taichung City in Taiwan.
  • She is an experienced potter with her own home studio, from which she runs workshops for adults and produces small-batch homeware for sale.
  • One of her favorite things to do in her spare time is browse flea markets and thrift stores for vintage ceramic tableware, old wooden furniture, and oddities.


Kate has worked as a writer and editor for nearly two decades. She was published in her first magazine at 20. Since moving from New Zealand to Taiwan in 2009, her work has been featured in magazines across the region: Art Radar, a.m. post, Surface Asia, Dwell Asia, Form, Portfolio, and The Hotel Journal—to name a few. Aside from writing for House Digest, she's also Contributing Editor-Art & Design for Tasting Kitchen, a position she'll soon celebrate her 10-year anniversary in. She also did a stint in PR for leading brand consultancy DDG in Taiwan, where she helped to promote Taiwanese designers on the international stage, including heading international PR for the World Design Capital Taipei 2016.


Kate graduated from the University of Auckland with a bachelor's degree in media, film, and television studies and a minor in English literature.
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