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MEDIA ARCHITECTS managing editor carl lindgren business manager wendy schipper editor mikki brammer editorial assistants sarah bristow, melinda halloran, linsey rendell copy editor matthew brady art director lila theodoros production manager sarah hyne web/graphic designers sarah hyne, amy melksham photographer melinda halloran advertising manager chrisanthi demos account managers libby collison, paige gumbley, leonie ruegg financial controller kathryn lindgren web developers morgan daly, dino latoga contributors frances frangenheim, eric lindgren, kathryn lindgren interns leesa connelly, kathryn stumpf, rebecca teese map cheer squad kara ciampi, siobhan kranz map babies jasper york, mia, milo day, mollie, oscar map sponsor kids modester, naboth map foster animals jarot the orangutan, maxwell the rhino, migaloo the whale, pedro espinodo the iguana, philadelphia nightingale the turtle, sinya the elephant map sponsor items a charity: water well in ethiopia a swing in bolivia an acre of the gondwana link if you don’t want to share your copy of map magazine with a friend, please place friend in a recycling bin. if you don’t have a recycling bin, it’s about time you got one! all paper used in the production of map magazine comes from well-managed sources. map magazine is owned, produced and printed in Brisbane, Australia. map magazine is published lovingly by map creative. map magazine pty ltd ABN: 98 088 035 045. ISSN 1443-5772 postal address 5 Morse Street, Newstead, Q, 4006 enquiries 07 3251 4900 subscribe $33 for 12 issues. Tel 07 3251 4900 Contents of map magazine are subject to copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. The publication of editorial does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of views or opinions expressed. The publisher does not accept responsibility for statements made by advertisers. map magazine welcomes editorial contributions. They should be sent by email to editorial@mapmagazine.com. au. Please list all relevant contacts, photo credits, etc.

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” –– MICHAEL JORDAN

Welcome to map magazine’s 141st issue. This month I had the incredible opportunity to go to Doha in the Middle East for the first-ever TEDxSummit. Located on the Persian Gulf, Doha is the capital city of Qatar and is a city that has literally sprung out of the desert at a staggering rate over the past few years. In 2008, Qatar had a population of 998,651 and by 2010 its population was 1,696,563, making it one of the world’s fastest-developing countries. Doha’s economy is built on the revenue the country has made from its oil and natural gas industries, and the Qatari government is rapidly trying to diversify the Qatari economy in order to move away from this

dependence on oil. Whilst it was certainly amazing to see such dramatic change for a country that boasts almost a more impressive skyline than Shanghai, I was shocked by the fact that, with all its money and the ability to create something revolutionary, it has created and planned a city modelled on flawed Western cities. The lack of a public-transport system was just one example of this! The world is full of incredible dreamers and this issue of map demonstrates the combined power of dreaming and doing. I hope you enjoy the words of our dreamers who are making the world a better place simply by turning their dreams into reality. Remember to dream ...

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The secret to loving what you do is making sure that your passion is your purpose. In our May ‘Design’ issue, we interview three dreamers who find joy in their daily working lives because they truly believe in what they are doing. Raffaele Persichetti, co-founder of Holloway Eyewear, combines his passion for the environment with his love of handcrafting. Abigail Forsyth, co-founder of KeepCup, uses her creative spirit to drive positive social change. And Nic Marks, the creator of the Happy Planet Index, uses his love of numbers and innate optimism to work out how society as a whole can be happier. Not only do these dreamers love what they are doing but, in doing what they love, they are also making the world a better place to live in. So this month we encourage you to listen to your heart, discover what it is you do best, and go after it!

Mikki Brammer EDITOR

mikki@mapmagazine.com.au

Music can reach deep into the soul, reawakening memories and offering a beacon of inspiration. While much scientific research has been done into the benefits of musical therapy, technology can restrict the access that many older people have to their favourite music. To help reinvigorate elderly patients suffering with illness, dementia, and depression, Music & Memory provides patients with personalised playlists on their own iPod. At the sound of their favourite tunes, many unresponsive patients start singing and tapping their feet, proving that music is a powerful healing tool. @ www.musicandmemory.org

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JOHN RUSKIN

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together.”

As an art critic, author, poet and political thinker, John Ruskin’s mind was always ticking away. In terms of art, John expressed a strong preference for Gothic architecture for its spiritual expression. Later in his career, he became preoccupied with politics, namely socialism, and donated much of his inheritance in the belief that a socialist could not be rich. Many of the reforms he advocated, including aged pension, are still an integral part of society.

INVITES YOU TO ... A ROYAL AFFAIR While French intellects were advocating Enlightenment philosophies, Denmark had enforced a ban on the progressive ideals. During this period, the politically incompetent and impressionable King Christian VII of Denmark was leading a debaucherous lifestyle and found himself increasingly influenced by his progressive personal physician, Struensee. A lonely Queen Caroline is attracted to Struensee’s philosophical outlook, and is soon seduced by his charm. The revelation of the clandestine affair sparks a turn of events that affects the future of the Scandinavian nation. For your chance to attend map magazine’s special screening at Palace Centro Cinemas on May 29 at 6:30 pm, follow the readers premiere links on www.mapmagazine.com.au. 112 lucky entrants will receive a double pass. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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I’d like to think it’s the desire to make something cool, useful and beautiful. But usually it’s just my cat sitting on my head, angling for breakfast. last thing that made you smile The video of the kid in LA who made the arcade out of cardboards boxes and his old toys. It was amazing. idea of complete happiness Sitting on my roof in Brooklyn with friends and a good beer, talking and laughing on a cool spring night. Maybe throw some sort of lamb-based sandwich in there as well. Possibly with harissa and mint. worth fighting for Making something good that solves big problems and can last a while. environmental beliefs We, as a species, are utterly insignificant in light of the timeframes and scale of the planet. We can keep messing with it, but it will eventually just shrug us off and keep going. biggest inspiration Henry Dreyfuss. world you imagine One where we finally learn that technology is not something to be either worshipped or feared. It’s one where we teach our children how large systems work and ingrain in them a holistic view of life and the world. words of wisdom Don’t be a jerk. Or at least, try not to be one.

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ITALIAN // CLASSIC The history of the bicycle is believed to date back to the late 1400s when one of Leonardo da Vinci’s students sketched a bicycle-like figure, but the first practical bicycle was not created until 1817. Stripping the bicycle back to its conceptual form, ABICI crafts bicycles that are free from unnecessary wires and gadgets. The simple and striking aesthetic of the retro-styled bicycles was inspired by a catalogue of a 1950s Italian artisan, and a few hightech manufacturing processes have been integrated into the design to ensure a smooth ride. Each bicycle is handmade in Italy. @ www.abici-italia.it

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Those who love to dance about in a sudden shower of summer rain (as much as Belinda Carlisle) can enjoy the soothing sound of raindrops on a dry sunny day with the Endless Rain Record by Kyouei Design. The sound of raindrops tumbling from the sky and gently caressing the Earth has been recorded on the phonograph record, forming a soundtrack to a balmy summer afternoon spent huddling indoors. The grooves etched into the record form an ever-revolving circle, allowing the record to play endlessly. Produced in Japan, the record can be shipped to most destinations. @ www.kyouei-ltd.co.jp

While a work of fiction describes imaginary events and settings, the most effective works often relate to their audience by drawing parallels between real and imagined scenarios. Such is the case with virtual hotel The Fiction Hotel, which contrasts the common experience of the hotel with scenes from movies, such as Pulp Fiction, that take place in hotels. An example of metanarrative art, the virtual installation draws upon cultural references to highlight the unpredictable nature of ordinary situations and was conceived for Milan Design Week. @ www.thefictionhotel.com

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From the gentle ripples of a river to the hypnotising rhythm of waves lapping at the shore of a beach, nature has a peaceful intensity that is innately captivating. With its seductive charm, a clear lake beckons the curious to surrender to the heady forces of nature and take a dip in its cool, crisp water. As the serene feeling of weightlessness takes hold while floating through the water, the natural emotional connection we all share with nature is fortified. Through his underwater photographs entitled Underwater Nude Rock Quarry Series, photographer Neil Craver hopes to establish a deep emotional connection with his audience. Neil began his art career as a painter and sculptor, but was drawn to photography for its ability to communicate the basic foundations of existence. Just as a gentle current can unknowingly drag you out to sea, the underwater series

of photographs looks at the powerful effects that unconscious elements can have upon people’s lives. The elements in each photo were deliberately chosen to reinforce the theme, with decaying forests representing lost memories and high horizon lines denoting the vast power of the subconscious. The nude subjects at the heart of each image further underpin the vulnerable response that is felt when contemplating each image and the power of the subconscious state. Through his photographs, Neil aims to encourage people to open themselves up to new information and ideas, and to really consider their sense of self-identity. On an even larger scale, Neil hopes that, by bypassing the subconscious, society will move towards a state where informed awareness will create greater understanding and tolerance.

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a background in public relations and restaurant and event management, but hospitality, tourism, drama and music are also useful fields of experience. General knowledge can also be handy, but the real key to being a good trivia host is to have the right personality. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? The most important thing is to have an understanding of people and how to make them laugh, smile and think. How did you get involved in your profession? I was restless in my previous job and a friend of mine was hosting, so I asked him to pass my details onto his boss. We met over coffee, I did a trial night and the rest is history. Could you break into the industry in other ways? If you know a venue that has trivia, you can see if they need someone for other venues. The industry isn’t just about the game, it’s also about having a host who keeps teams playing. What do you hope to achieve within your industry?

I would love to take trivia to the next level by hosting and being the master of ceremonies for larger events, competitions and fundraisers. Are you in the industry for the long term? If people keep playing, I’ll keep asking questions – I can’t imagine enjoying every aspect of a job this much! What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Get out there and be yourself. Did you always think you would be in this role? I always knew I would be working with people, but I didn’t exactly plan to become a trivia host. What was your first paid job? I was a Bakers Delight girl. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role?

I have always had a dream of being a police officer. What inspires you? Friends and family. When I see people

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The assessment and management of injuries incurred through sports, and the design of rehabilitation programs that include hydrotherapy. How did you get involved in your profession? I initially got involved as a physiotherapist in hydrotherapy, as the role combined my love for sport, exercise and surf lifesaving training. Could you break into the industry in other ways? Unfortunately not, you need some sort of university degree! What do you hope to achieve within your industry? I enjoy helping people regain their function and seeing them return to the activity of their choice. I hope to continue to improve the ways of making people better. Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes; I really love my work. What advice

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Outrageous. SOUND Anything mixed on DJ decks. PLACE Berlin. PASSION Fashion. THING My YSL ring. FOOD Mexican. SMELL Coffee. TIME OF DAY Any time after noon. BOOK The Frailty of Perception by Joey Rawlings.

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MUSICAL // MANGA Manga has infiltrated all manner of pop cultural forms. Triple j unearthed winner Yunyu teams up with bestselling manga artist Queenie Chan, and leading animators the Commonist and Lucid Edge, to produce a multimedia music experience to be released episodically, kicking off with the single and film-clip titled ‘Dorothy’. Yunyu will bring her innovative collaboration to the Brisbane Powerhouse on May 25–26, where each song will be a richly woven tale of a fairytale character transported to a modern context. @ www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

EXOTIC // CACAO The universe has a mysterious way of simply making everything fall into place. On a trip to the Venezuelan Andes, selfprofessed chocolate lover Willie Harcourt-Cooze visited a cacao plantation nestled in a foggy forest. Three years later, the owner of the plantation offered to sell his land to Willie and the Londonbased foodie began a crash course in the art of chocolate making under the mentorship of the plantation’s managers. From Venezuela, Willie’s Cacao chocolate has found its way to Spring Hill Deli & Cafe. @ www.williescacao.com

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Love. SOUND Jazz. PLACE Anywhere in France. PASSION The arts. THING My partner and children. FOOD Seafood. SMELL Gardenias. TIME OF DAY Early morning. BOOK The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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There is a Hindu proverb that says: “They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” In the spirit of lending others a helping hand where possible, Laruche is hosting a charity art auction to raise money for the Mater Foundation. The One Small Miracle Art Auction will bring Brisbane’s art community together for a good cause, with artists including Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Megan Cope, Sam Cranstoun and Gyton Grantley all donating works to the event. The auction will take place from 3:00–8:00 pm on May 12 at Laruche. @ www.laruche.com.au

With its design nooks, art galleries, and offbeat cafes, Fortitude Valley has a creative energy that permeates every recess of the busy suburb. Held in Fortitude Valley on May 25–26, Brisbane Indesign fosters an appreciation for worldclass design by showcasing more than 150 local and international design brands. Showrooms will be transformed with creative installations, guest speakers will give talks and Hong Kong-based designer Sean Dix will also be attending the event. James Street fashion and design retailers will also take part in Up Late in Design on Thursday May 24. @ www.brisbaneindesign.com.au

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“Everyone can

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eat good food.”

“People live in harmony with each other.”

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About the amazing fruit salad with porcupined mango and raspberry coulis at the gunshop cafe in West End. what design item has caught your eye recently? The vibrant colours in the new Camilla boutique on James Street. what is stimulating you at the moment? Beautiful weather and work. what issue

The magic of the Spring Hill Baths. It’s so charming and such a good place to relax. what design item

Elizabeth Arcade has great Japanese and Korean restaurants, as well as really cute clothing stores.

Where to find the best bottleshops.

has caught your eye recently?

what design item has caught your eye recently? I really like the Mimco

design focused, but I have noticed a resurgence of 1960s-style Californian bungalow architecture. what is

Viktor & Rolf glasses – they have a really beautiful texture. what is stimulating you at the moment?

Zygmunt Bauman’s book, Culture in a Liquid Modern World. It’s about post-modern cultural shifts between fashion and the self. what issue

bags at the moment, particularly the black-and-white woollen clutch. what is stimulating you at the moment? The designer dresses

what design item has caught your eye recently? I am not overly

stimulating you at the moment?

Music. Joe Bonamassa is a killer blues man with amazing delivery. I think he is the new Eric Clapton. what

Australia’s tourism economy is dwindling because of the high Australian dollar. We really need the backpackers and holidaymakers back.

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coming out are conservative but cute. I like the old-school designs at dragonberry. what issue needs

The rising cost of living and disregard for basic rights of the community.

I’m a big supporter of gay marriage.

what are your spiritual beliefs?

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Treat others how you expect to be treated and hopefully it’ll come back to you. who is inspiring you and why? Heston Blumenthal. He thinks outside the box and does things his own way.

I am Buddhist, which is more of a lifestyle than a religion. It is a way of approaching challenges and being part of a community. who is inspiring you and why? My children and their respective journeys.

It sounds odd, but I’m a cross between an atheist and a Christian. I believe in everything in moderation. who is inspiring you and why? Fred Hollows. His foundation has restored sight to people all over the world.

government is able to make sensible decisions and put the state back in the black. what are your spiritual beliefs? We should work on our own happiness and, from there, work on making others happy. who is inspiring you and why? Musicians. The way they can voice their emotions through music is truly magical.

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RAFFAELE PERSICHETTI In a warehouse tucked away in West End, four lads spend their days handcrafting donated and scavenged recycled timber from skate decks and guitars to create the stylish frames of Holloway Eyewear. Barefoot, smiling and content with life, the foursome – co-founders Raffaele Persichetti and Martin Gordon Brown, along with friends Sam Bailey and Logan Fairchild – dedicate their hours to crafting a brand that not only ‘creates to reduce’, but also educates younger generations to live a selfsustainable existence that’s kinder to the planet. And when the working day is done, the boys put down their tools, pick up their instruments and play music all night long in the studio out the back of their workshop.

I was born … in Rome. My father is Italian and my mother is half French, half Malay – she brought me to Australia when I was about five. I grew up … on a cattle farm in the bush in Victoria, until we moved up to Noosa. Since I was a kid ... my biggest passion has been the outdoors – either being in the mountains or at the coast. My passion for the environment has always been with me. I’ve also always loved making things with my hands. My artistic and environmental side ... definitely comes from my mother. We grew up quite naturally on the land, moving from farm to farm and surviving by making things and selling them at the markets. My dad comes from more of a medical side and he’s passionate about discovering new things about the body and helping people in that way. The Holloway philosophy evolved … from our natural lifestyle. Marty, Sam and I have all grown up in natural environments and so we’ve based our lives around respecting that. The brand has basically evolved from that necessity and that passion and respect for the environment. We love to … skate, snowboard and surf. And we’ve always been tinkering, making boards, guitars and old wooden fins, and repairing all our instruments. We’ve all studied industrial design,

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which has helped with the technical aspects of production. It all began with a beach pipe dream … that I had a couple of years ago. I’d been making a wooden surfboard and wanted to make a wooden sunglasses frame for myself. And it all evolved from there. The main emphasis of what we do … is not making a product for the sake of making a profit. We’re trying to encourage and inspire children, because they really are the future of change and can focus on a lifestyle of sustainable manufacturing. It’s an environmental movement where you can create products that reduce landfill and use existing materials to keep it in a cycle where we can inspire, create and educate people to think about what they use and how they use it. You can’t stop humans from … creating and wanting to develop things. But they need to think more carefully about how they do it and how they interact with things, and what they’re affecting, in order to give humanity a chance to stay alive. If you’re going to go through life … and just consume and not think about what you’re doing or try to make a difference, what have you really done? It’s quite selfish and greedy for your own personal self-interest or gain. All of our materials are … donated or scavenged from demolition sites, or from

aborists, and off the streets. We also get them from professional skateboarders and we give local children prizes to collect old skateboards. The name ‘Holloway’ comes from … old woodworking slang. When a tree dries, or if there’s a dead tree standing, a hollow section forms in the middle like the clearway of a didgeridoo. The greatest challenge for us … has been the fact that the materials we use to create our eyewear are shunned by the rest of industry, because we’re not using metal or plastic. But that’s only because it’s different and they’re scared because it’s competitive. We don’t go out there to try to convince people; if they’re interested, they’re interested. Our materials have the same effect that a metal or plastic frame has, but there are a lot of critics out there – older optometrists and old-school ladies and gents – who are totally against timber frames. But that’s a whole different mentality and you can’t judge people. You just have to continue to show them different ways of doing things and stay true to what you have to do. My greatest achievement is … being able to participate in and create this movement that sustains and supports our lifestyles. And also being able to set an example for that way of being and live exactly how we want to live while educating an awareness of these issues.

INTERVIEW & PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKKI BRAMMER

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Success comes down to … what the individual person defines it to be. For me, success is ending every day understanding that there’s no need to feel guilty, because what I’m doing is positive for other people and for the environment. Being able to live like that and do what I love to do – and do good at the same time – is success to me. Eventually we would like to … move to the land and run totally off solar, wind and water. We’re quite sustainable here where we are, except for electricity and the plastic we use in the lenses. But that said, if you look after your lenses, you can keep them for life. Our goal is to, within about two years, set up a sustainable acreage where we grow our own timber to make our own products and run everything off the land. We really want to create a movement for an environmental revolution where people live self-sustainable lifestyles and create things that reduce landfill and have a positive impact on the environment. There’s an uprising to an environmental revolution … and it’s happening more and more. We’re just a small part of it.

There are a lot of people ... who inspire me, such as David Suzuki, David Attenborough and Yves Chouinard, because they are giving people answers and practising what they preach. I’m also inspired by ... the natural environment and getting out there and being part of it. We usually go to Mount Glorious twice a week to touch base with the waterfalls and chill out and feel like we’re in the middle of nowhere. There’s no greater inspiration than the natural environment. I find peace … in nature, but also in the company of people who are pure and truthful to themselves. I respect all religions … and their philosophies. But if I do see a god, it’s Mother Nature and the Earth, because humans are just a part of that. If we respect it and work with it, we can have and do whatever we want. But if we work against it and take too much and don’t give back, then it will cause problems. And that’s why there are all these natural disasters occurring. You just need to … love what you do and live your life to do good and to make a difference.

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What do you do? I am a receptionist. What are you wearing today? Jeans, a blazer and silver jewellery from New Zealand. Describe your style? Casual but creative and slightly gothic. Where is your favourite place? At the Parklands at South Bank. It’s so peaceful and eclectic. What is the best advice you have ever received? To always be positive and look on the bright side. Who is your rolemodel? David Bowie. He’s just the man.

What do you do? I’m studying a Bachelor of Applied Design (Branded Fashion). What are you wearing today? Country Road pants and polo shirt. Describe your style? Colourful and a bit preppy. Where is your favourite place? Fortitude Valley. I like to wander, What is the best advice you have ever received?

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Jewellery designer Erica Weiner spends her days travelling across the USA in search of materials that can be repurposed into artisan jewellery. Almost half of the materials used in the creation of Erica Weiner jewellery are vintage pieces updated with a touch of the label’s quirky humour. The collection of Sweetheart Necklaces was inspired upon the discovery of a loot of vintage heart necklaces from the 1970s. Each necklace is engraved with a personalised message using letter stamps before being bundled into recycled packaging and delivered to your sweetheart. @ www.ericaweiner.com

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Walking home from my atelier in Berlin and truly knowing how lucky I am. idea of complete happiness  Lying on a secluded beach, listening to the ocean and being warmed by the sun.

Whether you are jetting off on a world safari or taking a stroll to a local cafe, the iPad can be a handy companion to have around. A mix of form and function, the Alex iPad Wallet is a snug home for your iPad crafted from 100% leather. It contains a padded pocket for iPad protection and two patch pockets for smart phones and other small necessities. The wallet is available in blush and pistachio tones, and also doubles as a clutch or travel wallet, so even fashion mavens who haven’t yet been seduced by the iPad will be taken by its charm. @ www.thebenah.com

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SEPIA // SHADES Nestled on the Horn of Africa, Eritrea was an Italian colony and part of an Italian trade route during the early 20th century. After a recent visit to his grandfather’s warehouse of Italian imports housed in Eritrea, Luca Gnecchi Ruscone discovered a long-forgotten pair of sunglasses dating back to a time when photographs were produced in sepia tones. Taken by the classic design, Luca returned to Italy to recreate the range of sunglasses in conjunction with the original manufacturers. Handmade in Italy, each L.G.R. design channels a sense of safari adventure. @ www.lgr-sunglasses.com

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Movies are often a source of inspiration for creative minds designing fashion collections, but rarely are those films of the space-age genre. German designer Alba Prat takes her inspiration from the retro yet high-tech aesthetic of the original version of the film Tron (1982), which straddled real and virtual universes. The androgynous, straight silhouettes of the collection are made from wool, leather and cotton, with minimalist cube-like patterns adding a technical character worthy of a role in a science-fiction film. @ www.albaprat.com

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What is your specialty? Creating timeless couture pieces reminiscent of a bygone era. I specialise in handmade items with intricate detail and embellishments, with a focus on elegant couture evening gowns and jewellery. What motivates you? When designing and constructing each piece, my only wish is to create a product of such ethereal beauty that it takes one’s breath away. What has been your greatest achievement? I am thankful for having the opportunity to do what I love. Even the little achievements are great, like the smile on a client’s face when you’ve exceeded their expectations. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? As an admirer of the decadent and timeless appeal of the 1920s and 1950s, past eras in fashion, art, style and culture are always the backbone of my collections. I always look to the golden age of couture where designers created pieces of such beautiful finesse.

What is your specialty? I design quality clothes that help women to shine by making them feel beautiful and confident. What motivates you? What motivates me is what I stand for – integrity, trust and respecting the wants and needs of others. I also think it is important to have an active part in the local community and do my best to help people. What had been your greatest achievement? I was very proud of myself when I won the award for design and manufacturing excellence, not long after I launched my own brand, Tengdahl. I know that it is thanks to all the wonderful people on my staff, who got me there with all their love and support. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? Life inspires me – seeing people push themselves and dedicate their time to helping others, making lives a little brighter and easier. These are people like carers, nurses, doctors and teachers.

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What is your specialty? Our specialty is making made-to-measure garments, including bridal and formalwear, jackets and dresses. We also do high-quality alterations. What motivates you? The finished product motivates me – everything we make is custom-made, so I get to see how happy the client is with the finished product. It is such a joy to work with the client to create a dress that they love and feel amazing in. What has been your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement has been running this business. At the beginning I was very unsure if I could run a business – I was confident with the sewing and practical side but was unsure how I would go with the rest of the work involved. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? Being challenged is always good – trying something new inspires me to learn more about different finishes and techniques. I am also inspired by beautiful fabrics.

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What is your specialty? All aspects of hairdressing inspire me, although my strongest point is creating personal style cuts. Versatility also excites me, anything from short to long and unruly curly hair. What motivates you? I enjoy seeing a client leave the salon looking and feeling revitalised. Happy loyal clients keep my motivation at a peak, as well as having a team of supportive fellow hairdressers to work with, as we bounce ideas off each other. What has been your greatest achievement? Opening my own salon is definitely my greatest achievement yet. It is now nearly two years since we opened and I am able to take my experience with photoshoots and fashion shows to help educate my fellow hairdressers. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I look to the styles of Vidal Sassoon for inspiration. They give me the drive to transform old styles into something new, keeping me and my clients excited.

What is your speciality? Communication. I always listen to the wants and needs of every client. I also have a great flair for hair extensions application – I take the time to colour match and shape them until they look flawless. Precision cuts are another specialty of mine – I create shapes that are flattering on the client and grow out well. What motivates you? My clients are a great motivator. I also have an amazing salon team who help me to stay focused and motivated. What has been your greatest achievement? I think my greatest achievement is my job because I love what I do. I enjoy coming to work each day as I get to express my creativity and make people smile and feel good about themselves. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I like to think I get a little inspiration from everything and everyone, but I am particularly inspired by the freeness and flow of the late 1960s and early 1970s style.

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What is your specialty? Listening to what the client wants and working hard to achieve the specific look for them. I love all aspects related to hairdressing and I would be bored if I wasn’t able to take the client’s hairstyle from start to finish. What motivates you? Having happy clients. There is nothing better than having smiling, happy, satisfied clients who feel good about themselves when they leave my salon. I also do what I love – I’ve always wanted to be a hairdresser, ever since I was four years old. What has been your greatest achievement? That would be opening our salon over seven years ago and building it to what it is today. I am also proud that we have retained half of the same staff over the past four years. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I believe you can never stop learning! I am inspired by listening to new ideas from people from a range of industries, not just hairdressing.

What is your specialty? Helping clients to achieve the look, style, mood and colour that they imagine for themselves, while also helping to guide them in the right direction for their hair. I love working with the client and doing everything I can to get a great result. What motivates you? My clients and my team, as well as my bright shiny new salon! The right mood and relaxed atmosphere is the best way to achieve beautiful work. What has been your greatest achievement? Staying in business over the last 12 years, through a lot of economic uncertainty. Also having the loyalty of clients, many of whom have been with me since I started my apprenticeship 18 years ago. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I still aspire to be as good a stylist as the person who trained me, as she was exceptional. If I can also keep the loyalty of my clients, then I know my staff and I have done our job.

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What is your specialty? I have a special colouring technique that I use to finish off every haircut. I call this technique putting the ‘icing on the cake’, as it really brings a great haircut to life. What motivates you? I always look to the new collections that are launched every season in Europe for influence. I am also surrounded by an amazing team of stylists who continue to encourage and push me to become better at what I do. What has been your greatest achievement? I first opened the salon doors in 2007, and in May of this year we are celebrating the fifth birthday of TONI&GUY Bulimba. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I would have to say that my young assistants and the talented staff who I work with are my greatest source of inspiration. Being around such clever and talented artists means that I am constantly evolving and learning in my role.

What is your specialty? Working with colour is my area of expertise. Whether the client is after a fashion-forward ‘look at me’ colour or a more natural look, I just love working with colour. What motivates you? Several things keep me motivated, including the amazing team I am surrounded by at Luke Reynolds Hairdressing. I also look to fashion magazines, Instagram, and the internet, which is an endless source of inspiration. What has been your greatest achievement? Throughout my career there have been many achievements and, while I am proud of these, I am most proud of the journey I have taken to end up an integral part of this very talented team. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? My inspiration changes regularly but I always follow the same mantra from the immortal Yves Saint Laurent, who stated: ‘Fashion fades, but style is eternal.’

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What is your specialty? I specialise in old-fashioned cut-throat face shaves using a straight razor and hot towels. I always enjoy having a client who has never had a close shave before and seeing their amazement at how smooth and refreshing it feels. What motivates you? Working with barbers who are very passionate about what they do, as well as my interaction with the clients. It’s a great feeling when the guys are happy with my work and ask for me again when they return. What has been your greatest achievement? I think it’s impossible to choose one event. I have been able to achieve many great things in my career, but I hope my greatest achievement is yet to come. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? My clients. They are extremely style conscious, know what they want and they let me push the boundaries. I love hearing what ideas they have come up with every month.

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ABIGAIL FORSYTH When asked her dream for her future, Melbourne entrepreneur Abigail Forsyth gracefully admits she is living it. As co-founder of KeepCup, an Australian design and eco-sustainability company that has gone global in just three years, she is helping drive positive behavioural change on an international scale and gets to indulge her creative spirit daily. Importantly, she also does the daily school drop-off and pick-up for her son and daughter, aged two and seven respectively. “That’s where my priority lies,” she says simply. With her brother, Jamie Forsyth, Abigail is encouraging a new way of living, one caffeine hit at a time.

KeepCup co-founder Abigail Forsyth suspects entrepreneurialism is in her bones. Her father owned a computer consumables business, and her grandfather a plumbing business. “I actually found a notebook I wrote when I was 12 of a sandwich business I’d run at dad’s work,” Abigail shares with her warm and infectious laugh. “I think I always had the entrepreneurial spirit. I wanted to be an artist or a publisher. I’m sort of doing a similar thing now – it’s all about influencing people and having a creative voice.” After high school, with her parents’ encouragement, Abigail enrolled in a law degree at the University of Melbourne. “My parents said: ‘You can always go back to the art.’ And my art teacher said: ‘If you give up now it’ll take you 10 years to get back to the standard you are now at 16’. But I gave it up and I tried to go back but I haven’t managed to.” After graduating, Abigail worked for five years in a small Melbourne law firm, but when her brother, Jamie Forsyth, suggested she sideline her law career and join him in running a cafe business, her innate off-the-cuff character convinced her to jump in. “I just thought: ‘That sounds like fun’,” Abigail explains of the seemingly big decision to quit law and work in a cafe kitchen. “I didn’t really pause to think about it too deeply. I thought: ‘I’m a good cook – how hard can it be?’” she laughs at her naivety.

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In 1998, Abigail and Jamie launched Bluebag cafes in Melbourne, where they sold fresh sandwiches, salads and coffee in a takeaway format. In Bluebag, they invested 12 years of blood, sweat and tears. During that time the ethical conundrum of sending paper and plastic out the doors all day, everyday convinced them they needed to be part of the environmental solution rather than the problem. The idea for KeepCup – the first barista-standard reusable takeaway cup – came one morning in 2007 when she questioned why she would give her toddler daughter warm milk in a reusable cup yet, at work, Abigail would sip coffee from a disposable cup. Abigail and Jamie began researching the market and found that available reusable coffee cups were ugly, bulky to carry, and didn’t fit under barista machines. So in October 2007, the siblings engaged CobaltNiche industrial designers to realise their vision for KeepCup. After close to two years of research, design and much nail-biting, KeepCup launched in June 2009 at the Melbourne Design Market. It ticked all the boxes: KeepCup was of barista standard, lightweight, BPA-free, non-toxic, dishwasher safe, microwaveable, of low embodied energy in manufacture, and beautiful to look at with pretty colours and a simple design. Abigail recalls the take-up from the get-go was “just wild”.

“We were mobbed,” she recalls of their first public pitch at the Design Market. “We sold 1000 cups in six hours. People were saying, ‘I don’t even know what this is but I want one’.” KeepCup’s website provides some compelling facts and figures for finding an alternative to disposable cups. Most takeaway coffee cups aren’t made from recycled paper but from bleached virgin paperboard, sprayed with a polyethylene coating and often lined with plastic and impregnated with toxic dyes. This makes them difficult to recycle and a single cup can take 50 years or more to biodegrade. It’s also alarming to learn from KeepCup that 71% of the world’s paper supply comes from diminishing forests, not tree farms or the recycle bin. The heartening news is that, in just three years, more than 800,000 KeepCups have sold worldwide – in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and Scandinavia, to name a few willing players. And KeepCup notes that Australian customers alone can be proud they have stopped more than 70,000 trees being felled for paper pulp. Based on research, KeepCup anticipates the break-even with disposable cups to be as low as 15 uses. But Abigail says facts and figures aren’t likely to inspire people to act sustainably. “We’ve got some great

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statistics now but I think people have trouble understanding numbers and facts – they don’t resonate as much as a great story and something positive that’s inspiring,” she says. “Also, I think sustainability can get quite one-upmanship as well. That sort of attitudecan go hand-in-hand with sustainability and it’s dangerous; it disenfranchises a lot of people.” Instead, Abigail’s goal is to use KeepCup as a platform to keep the sustainability conversation open and positive. “What we’re trying to say is we all have a part to play in the conversation. Everyone has got something they can think about or a new way to do things, and they shouldn’t feel intimidated to identify as a greenie in order to do things better or more efficiently or with more fun.” Abigail admits there have been many challenges along the way. Like when the first run of cups leaked. “We had already sold some to EnergyAustralia and we’d delivered them and they weren’t right. That was really stressful and we’d already sunk a lot of money into the process and here we’d sold cups and this cup was leaking! But in the

scheme of things it was a blip – it was six weeks of stress.” Abigail says KeepCup’s journey has been overwhelmingly smooth. “KeepCup rolls along fairly fluidly and I think there’s something in that. If it works in a fluid way, you’re probably on the right track and if it’s really hard, try a different tack.” In comparison, Abigail recalls how, after many years working on Bluebag, she wasn’t enjoying her role. “But you get so stuck in the groove of doing it and pushing forward and wanting to succeed.” It took becoming a mum and taking time out on maternity leave to force Abigail to rethink her career. “And I thought: ‘Is this really what I want to be doing for the next five to ten years?’ So it was that compulsory pause that gave me the courage to do KeepCup.” Abigail says she is inspired by many people, foremost her friends and family. When Abigail needs wisdom to guide her she remembers two simple words a uni friend would always say: “Be grateful”. “And I always think of that. Just be grateful for the things you’ve got. We’re very lucky.”

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Qantm College is holding an Open Day on May 19, from 12:00–4:00 pm, in its brand-new location. Along with SAE Institute Brisbane, Qantm College has relocated to a new building that sits on the banks of the Brisbane River in West End. The new building is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility to accommodate Australia’s premier production company, Cutting Edge. The modern space is an improved location for learning, with a greater range of teaching facilities, resources, studios, services and support for students. Qantm College provides a pathway for students interested in entering into the digital entertainment industry and teaches the requirements

to become an industry professional – it only takes two years to complete a degree. Options include a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Animation, Games Design, Games Programming, or a Diploma in Animation or Interactive Media. Emphasis is placed on practical knowledge, with every course offering the opportunity for students to intern for a local company during their studies. Explore the new facilities at the campus that make Qantm a leading centre to consider if you are interested in a creative career. Corner Jane Street and Riverside Drive, West End T. 3017 4333 www.qantm.com.au

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For those seeking a creative career, SAE Institute Brisbane will be holding an Open Day on May 19, from 12:00– 4:00 pm, in its new location – an architecturally designed, purpose-built production facility on the city’s edge. The centre offers degree courses, such as a Bachelor of Film Production and a Bachelor of Audio Production, as well as a Diploma of Sound Production and Certificate lll in Music (Electronic Music Production). The degree programs explore all creative and technical elements of filmmaking and audio production, and prepare students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a successful career. The two-year course

will teach proficiency in all aspects of the production processes, whilst educating within an innovative and hands-on environment to boost the creative confidence of students. SAE Institute Brisbane is an accredited education provider and is FEE-HELP approved for HE and VET programs. Currently there are more than 50 SAE campuses in 20 countries around the world. Discuss future career options with the knowledgeable staff at the new campus, the facilities of which make SAE a leading choice to consider for a future in creative media.

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In the words of Albert Einstein: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” While that might be a lot of responsibility to place on people who teach, those interested in exploring their creative side can trust they are in good hands at the Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA). Students can be of any age and experience level for all of the art classes on offer at the institute. Practical, hands-on experience is emphasised in each class, as the centre believes artists should work with a combination of their head, hearts and their hands. Lessons are taught by friendly tutors who can offer a breadth

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of knowledge, thanks to their qualifications as practised artists. Partake in some drawing or improve your skills in painting, jewellery making, photography, printmaking, watercolour and sculpture. The enrichment of students’ skills is also available for both contemporary and traditional artwork. Learning within BIA’s informal environment is a good way to meet other creative types who share an interest in art and its history. The studios and gallery of BIA are located close to the CBD and provide onsite parking, as well as being within close proximity to public transport. 41 Grafton Street, Windsor T. 3857 5377 www.brisart.org

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Nissan LEAF conscience In a growing eco-friendly community, it’s no wonder that the days of gas-guzzling motors are on their way out, with the arrival of the electric Nissan LEAF. This green alternative is for those who shop with a conscience – the Nissan LEAF ensures you can continue to zip around town, but in a vehicle with an improved outlook for the environment. Physically, its motor is very different from the typical motor – when you pop the hood on a Nissan LEAF, you may notice a few things are missing. For instance, there’s no starter, no alternator or sparkplugs, in fact there’s no engine in the traditional sense. That’s because there’s no petrol – Nissan LEAF runs on electricity, which many consider to be the fuel of the future. This technology works thanks to a piece called an inverter, which is required to run electric cars. It works a bit like a fuel pump in a traditional engine by getting fuel to the motor but, in this case, the fuel isn’t petrol – it’s electricity that is stored in Nissan LEAF’s battery. It is no longer

necessary to refuel at the petrol station; instead recharge at home. In your garage, lift the flap at the front of the Nissan LEAF and plug it in. The car even has a charging timer attached to help ensure that it will draw power at night, during offpeak periods, making it even cheaper to run. The Regenerative Brake System is another example of clever planning to help reduce costs – every time you coast or apply the brakes, the electric motor acts as a generator, converting energy that would otherwise be wasted. The Nissan LEAF also features cruise control, automatic temperature control and a navigation system to ensure a comfortable ride.

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The smell of popcorn smothered in butter and sprinkled with salt. The sound of excited chatter before the lights casually dim. The whirring of an old film reel as the movie starts to flicker on screen. Undoubtedly, the excitement of going to the cinema extends well beyond the drama playing out on the screen. Harking back to the days when going to the cinema was an occasion in its own right, Tribal Theatre is an independent cinema with a long history dating back 1906. The theatre opened its doors as Brisbane’s first picture theatre, The Lyceum, before operating under the monikers of the Elite Theatre in the 1920s and the Dendy Cinemas from the 1960s. As you walk into the theatre, deep red hues, chandeliers and intricate

lattice embellishments are reminiscent of the space’s colourful history and instil a warm sense of nostalgia. Cinema One still has a 35 mm film reel for screenings of classic films, while Cinema Two has been updated with digital technology to keep up to date with the times. Despite their grandeur, nowadays the cinemas are rarely open to the public and are mainly hired for events including birthdays, wedding and private screenings, with the occasional gig also being played. To revamp the joy of independent theatre, a new manager has been appointed to increase the number of public events and the new agenda will begin with monthly performances by an illusionist on the stage of Cinema Two.

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Peering into a scrapbook reveals glimpses of hundreds of individual stories, all culminating in a fascinating jigsaw puzzle that, when pieced together, reveals the innate character of the person at the centre of each tale. Walking into Bare Bones Barbershop is like stepping into an ever-expanding scrapbook compiled by a well-groomed and well-travelled gentleman who knows how to kick back and have a good time. The Morningside institution was created four years ago by five lads who all knew how to wield a razor and a pair of scissors. Each member of the group dreamed of creating a barbershop that not only respected the art of grooming, but also provided a space akin to

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a man cave, where a ‘bloke’ could feel comfortable just being himself. The walls are covered in postcards, vintage posters, brochures, newspaper clippings, flyers and other odds and ends collected from garage sales and antique shops, as well as skateboards and a collection of sporting paraphernalia. The floor is lined with a classic black-and-white check pattern and customers sit in original 1950s barber chairs that were salvaged from a retired barber. Acknowledging the timeless tradition of the barbershop, and the era when gents were classically groomed, the dexterous group of barbers at Bare Bones Barbershop focuses on creating classic hairstyles fit for a gentleman.

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NIC MARKS Few would say that a childhood love for numbers would result in a career spent studying happiness. But Nic Marks found a way to combine his statistical brain with his inveterate optimism to forge a career path doing exactly that. Working for the New Economics Foundation (NEF) – an independent ‘think-and-do tank’ – Nic created the Happy Planet Index, which measures the wellbeing of people in the nations of the world, while taking into account their environmental impact. But can the NEF’s work change the focus of the world’s governments from GDP to wellbeing? Nic says that he’s crazy enough to think so.

What was your childhood dream? I was very into numbers, which might sound a bit bizarre. I used to count in powers of two and when I’d walk down a road I‘d try to end up with a power of two for my number of steps. I also wanted to be a scientist, like many kids do, but mostly I was just interested in counting. What inspired you to study happiness and wellbeing? It was a random walk actually. I went to study mathematics at university but I ended up doing applied statistics and I then got a job as a management consultant. When a friend in my group at the consultancy left to join an environmental consultancy, it made me realise that it was actually possible to do a job that you wanted to do. It might sound really stupid, but I think a lot of us just follow this track we get put on by school and our parents without really thinking about what we want to do. At that time I knew a management guru called Charles Handy who was a friend of my uncle and I went to talk to him. He told me that you should try as many things as you can and that – unless you’re a sportsman – men aren’t very successful until their forties. I took it to heart and in my spare time trained to be a psychotherapist and became very interested in environmental stuff. I started working with a think tank called the New Economics Foundation in the

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nineties and, in 2001, they asked me to do some work with them about wellbeing. And that’s how it started. But I’m a fairly happy guy, so it was kind of a natural fit. Do you find it difficult to remain an optimist in the world of statistics? Yes, but I blindly go on! I do know a lot of people who are personally optimistic but globally pessimistic, and I can get very pessimistic sometimes – I think if you know the data and understand the systems, it’s very hard not to be. But you have to recognise that these systems have always been with us and they’re evolved to meet a certain set of opportunities to build things for the future. Will climate change have a direct impact on happiness in the future? Certainly – it will make life harder in some parts of the world. If there is a big rise in sea levels, there are many cities that will have problems. The poor will suffer but the rich will buy themselves out of the problem. These are all things that have to be thought about and it will be an extraordinary challenge, but that’s not to say that people won’t rise to that challenge. How closely do you think religion is linked to happiness? I haven’t personally done any studies, but in most big studies of populations, religiosity is associated with high levels of happiness. But when you are in a religious movement, you get community and

relationships, so the question is: how much do they actually get from believing in a certain faith? Well, if you really genuinely believe in an afterlife, then I imagine that you’d find that comforting. I’m convinced that being religious works for some people but I think it would be ridiculous to suggest that becoming religious would increase happiness. I do think meditation is exceptionally interesting – there have been studies of Buddhist monks and how their brains work – because it can be very calming and expands creativity. So I think some of the rituals associated with religion can be profoundly good for us and I wouldn’t dismiss their wisdom. Do you believe in a god and, if so, which one? I would say that I believe in the greater good and I don’t know much beyond that! I’m an evolutionist, so I believe that things evolve because they serve a need for humans. What inspires you? You’ve got a life, so it seems like you should use it. Aristotle talked about what is sometimes translated from Greek as ‘wellbeing’ and sometimes as ‘a life well lived’, but my favourite translation of it is ‘doing the best with what you do best’. I think life is incredible, but I look at a lot of people and I’m amazed at how narrow they’ve become in what they think life is about. And that’s not to criticise

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them – I think that the system has shaped them in certain ways. I have been born into a certain amount of privilege, but, if that’s the case, I think you need to do something that’s useful rather than just maximise your own earning potential in a business making something people don’t need. When I look at things, I just see the big picture. What I’ve learned to do is not get swamped by that and to realise that I can only do small things, but I will do them to the best of my ability and try to make a contribution. Steve Jobs said: ‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.’ I guess I’m arrogant enough to think the world needs changing and crazy enough to have a shot at it. What are you focusing on at the moment? We’re working on a lot of things to do with happiness at work and we’re going to launch a whole range of tools for that. We have a new website called www.happinessatworksurvey.com, which is a free check-up on people’s happiness at work that gives feedback on their results and how to take action.

What has been your greatest achievement? Professionally, the three best things I think we’ve done are The Happy Planet Index, the next edition of which comes out in June, The Five Ways to Wellbeing (Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give), and this new thing we’re doing with happiness at work. What’s good about them is that they engage with a complex issue but are simple and fun at the same time. That’s what I’m always looking to do. The Happy Planet Index allows people to approach a difficult and scary topic like climate change in a different way – it’s a critique and a possibility at the same time. I like having that tension in things between the problem and the solution. Where do you find peace in life? In water. I live near the River Thames and most days when I’m working at home, I go out for a walk along the river. I tend to have my good ideas walking – I’m not a creature of speed at all, but I love walking and the reflection process that goes on while I’m doing it. What are your words of wisdom? Find a way to do what you do best.

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When calling into your grandparents’ house for a visit, you can generally count on freshly baked biscuits, pots of tea and the scent of a roast slowly cooking away in the oven for dinner. Inspired by the heartwarming hospitality our grandmothers are famous for, the idea for Our Place – a watering hole that offers a comforting air of homeliness – was born. A white picket fence and letterbox sits outside the bar, while inside you’ll find garden gnomes, flamingos, family portraits, mismatched furniture and arcade games. Adding to the playful atmosphere is boutique beer, cider and cocktails served in teapots, plus live music from local bands.

After attending a lecture about the link between carbon emissions and food production, avid angler and chef Richard Webb (formerly of Sprout fame), decided it was time to translate his love of seafood into a restaurant that had a deep sense of respect for the environment. The result was a fish and chip shop that uses sustainably sourced seafood. The menu was approved by the Australian Marine Conservation Society and features Line-Caught Mackerel with Chips, as well as Tempura Whiting with Ginger Prawn Mousse and Asian Salad. Gather around upcycled furniture in a courtyard lined with lemon trees and dine with a clear conscience.

Storytellers of a different kind, chefs compile narratives by interlacing food with design and ambience. Burnett Lane’s latest addition, The Survey Co., tells a story that traces Brisbane’s evolution. It starts with a rustic interior that pays homage to its century-old building, continues with a moniker inspired by Brisbane’s first survey office (headed by James Burnett), and culminates in a creative menu tinged with contemporary Scandinavian and European flavours. Courtyard, bar and restaurant areas create a beautiful labyrinth-like interior, while elegant dishes including Venison with Beetroot, Lilly Pilly and Cabbage illustrate this restaurant’s story.

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BOOK // FODDER

EASY // BAKING

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A book club, if we are to adhere to stereotypes, is often home to those who lean towards introverted intellectualism, asserting their well-read knowledge upon each other. Bucking such inconsiderate cliches, The Book Club in London’s East End fuses lively, creative events and late-night drinking with an alternative menu of brain-teasing and mind-expanding ‘thought for food’. Serving its cuisine with a side of workshops, talks, cultural showcases, parties, ping pong, pool and new music, this is one book club where extroverts are encouraged. @ www.wearetbc.com

While some cooks prefer to cook by instinct, adding ingredients as they go to create the perfect marriage of flavours, there are some recipes that call for scientific precision. Bread can be made simply using just flour, yeast, water, sugar and oil, but the catch is that each ingredient needs to be carefully measured for the dough to transform into a golden loaf that is soft and fluffy on the inside. The Bread Spoons designed by Niels Datema take the guesswork out of baking by providing the cook with the exact measurements of each ingredient. @ www.nielsdatema.nl

Though die-hard Pimm’s fans might dare to argue, the tipple that epitomises an English summer is oft said to be of the elderflower variety. Those who live in the English countryside know that summer has only really arrived when the elderflowers start appearing in the hedgerows at the beginning of June. Belvoir Fruit Farms in Lincolnshire has 90 acres of its own organic elderflower plantation, and a large portion of the flowers are infused in vats of lemon and sugar syrup to create a delicate Elderflower Cordial. @ www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk

Danish restaurant noma earned its two Michelin stars for its natural approach to cooking. The chefs forage through the Nordic countryside searching for local ingredients to inspire new dishes – and the construction of the noma kitchen studio followed a similarly organic process. The studio is located beside the restaurant in a large warehouse, and not a single nail was used in the construction. A herb garden on wheels is at the heart of the space and the Nordic interior provides the chefs with plenty of creative inspiration to continue their exploration of their native cuisine. @ www.noma.dk

CRUNCHY BROAD BEANS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM MØRK

CREATIVE // KITCHEN

INGREDIENTS

1 kg broad beans, freshly shelled 250 ml peanut oil 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1/3 teaspoon sea salt TO MAKE

ANTONIO & LUCIA: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM MY AUSTRALIANCALABRIAN KITCHEN by Riccardo Momesso. Published by Pan Macmillan

Preheat the oven to 80ºC. Blanch the broad beans in a large pot of boiling water. Cool in ice water, then peel off the outer skins and set aside. In a deep frying pan (or a wok), bring the oil up to a high heat, then fry the broad beans until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel. Add the chilli powder and salt, and mix well. Spread out the broad beans on a baking tray and put in the oven overnight. Keep in an airtight container. SERVES 15

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The weekend is all about indulgence – whether that’s a lazy stroll or a hearty brunch to tantalise the tastebuds. At Pablo, breakfast is available until the luxurious 2:30 pm, giving you the chance to explore nearby New Farm Park, or pamper yourself with a sleep in. At the cafe, you can tuck into the creative new winter menu, with dishes like Brioche French Toast with Seasonal Figs Roasted in Golden Syrup, Homemade Turkish Delight Ice-cream, Toasted Almond and Hazelnut Dust, or explore your fondness for the sweet stuff with its homemade treats, which include gluten-free options.

As the cool temperatures of winter are slowly winding their way into town, the drop in mercury is a good excuse to try one of the homemade Belgian waffles from cie espresso & waffle bar. Of the mouth-watering flavours available, classic maple is always popular, or try a new winter addition which includes apple crumble – a cinnamon-spiced apple creation with a sweet crunch on top. Chocoholics are catered to with waffles that drip with hot chocolate fudge, or you can sip a spicy chai, which is lovingly made from scratch each morning.

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A traditional high tea at the Stamford Plaza is the ultimate in elegant events where you can nibble on delectable sandwiches and incredible dessert creations that summon the charm of yesteryear. The hotel’s lobby is the perfect location thanks to its sumptuous interiors, complete with resident lobby strings. Great care is taken here to ensure your tea is brewed to your satisfaction and the tea varieties are sure to entice. For an extra treat, add a glass of sparkling or the luxurious Moët Chandon to accompany your experience. Due to the event’s popularity, reservations are essential.

In its regal setting, Customs House is continuing the elegant British tradition of taking tea. Pots of English breakfast tea or coffee are served with handcrafted petit fours, scones with jam and cream, and finger sandwiches to groups of six or more. Tea can be taken on the terrace, which offers river views set against the building’s heritage architecture, or from inside the newly refurbished restaurant. While taking tea was once a societal custom, today tea at Customs House is an occasion for special celebrations, birthdays, bridal and baby showers. Bookings are essential.

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GLOBAL DREAMER

BOJANA NOVAKOVIC ACTOR AND WRITER, SERBIA THE BLIND DATE PROJECT

www.rideontheatre.com –– Without scripts or rehearsals, guided only by text messages and random songs, The Blind Date Project will show at Brisbane Powerhouse from May 22–26. age Doesn’t matter. born Belgrade, Serbia. performance that first made your world come alive

My mum and dad singing folk songs with their friends in the middle of the night. It woke me up. I was three years old and I got out of bed and joined in. gets you out of bed in the morning Call to prayer. most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen Who is

PHOTOGRAPHY // PLANET In the name of research, many tradespeople such as plumbers and radio operators have made the pilgrimage to Antarctica to assist in the exploration of the continent. While the prospect of penguins, seals, whales and polar bears is enticing, the realities faced by those working on the continent are icy conditions and limited resources that greatly restrict workflow. In her exhibition, Down South, at Brisbane Powerhouse, photographer Susan Gordon-Brown documents working life in Antarctica and reveals the lonely side of arctic life. @ www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

your favourite child? This is an unanswerable question. idea of complete happiness Living in the moment – whatever that means.

MUSIC // FUSION Whether you are aware of it or not, we are all born with a sense of rhythm that causes feet to tap and heads to bop at the sound of a beat. Celebrating the realm of music is Crossbows – a four-day festival featuring performances from small ensembles at the Queensland Conservatorium from May 10–13. As well as performances that vary between classical, jazz and experimenta from artists including Katie Noonan and Elixir, and Emma Dean and Tripod, there will also be interactive workshops and Concentric Circuits installations in the ABC Studios. @ www.griffith.edu.au

last time you did something for the first time Yesterday, I hung

up on my boyfriend and didn’t call him back. Today I listened to him complain about it and apologised. That was a first as well. Normally I argue back. tell me about passion It’s essential. worth fighting for Everything true. tell me about creativity It makes the world go round … or maybe it can stop the world from turning. biggest inspiration Believing in love. words of wisdom I can’t begin to pretend that I am wise. But my favourite quote at the moment is from Samuel Beckett: “Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

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DESIGN // THINKING

ART // DAYDREAMS

A calculated culmination of imagination, art, science and innovation, the design process is an intensely creative one that forms the backdrop of almost every facet of day-to-day life. Bringing design, architecture and building professionals together, the Build and Design Queensland trade expo looks at the latest trends in design thinking, including sustainable materials and design practices, as well as new materials, products and services available to the industry. The expo will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 9–11. @ www.bdqexpo.com.au

The power of art is the ability to transcend the everyday and transport viewers to another headspace and time. Daydream Believers showcases artists inspired by gothic imagery, decay, and quirky figures that sit both within and outside our history and experience. By imagining evocative places you’re not quite sure you’ve been to, the exhibition takes a tumble through a rabbit hole of faux-artefacts, glass paintings, mono-prints and tapestries that are beautiful, melancholy, romantic, comic, familiar and alien. The exhibition is showing at IMA until June 9. @ www.ima.org.au

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ÉMILIE SIMON

MIGHTY SPARROW

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Of her five albums, Émilie Simon has created two as the captivating soundtracks to films. First it was the lilting electronic score for March of the Penguins – the documentary that followed Antarctica’s Emperor Penguins on their gruelling journey through a breeding season. Her second soundtrack – and latest album – follows a slightly more optimistic plot of unexpected love discovered after loss, for the French film, Delicacy. Entitled Franky Knight, the album takes on Émilie’s signature electronic bent woven perfectly into the film’s plot.

Confidence goes a long way in the music business. Somewhat audaciously referring to himself as the ‘Calypso king of the world’ in one of his first international hits, Mighty Sparrow went on to earn his self-proclaimed title. During his reign over the Calypso music world from the 1950s to the 1970s, Mighty Sparrow caused controversy with lyrics laced with sexual innuendo and social and political commentary, which no doubt fuelled his popularity. Sparromania! features tracks recorded by the Calypso god during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The intricate layers that compose a successful musical act are often best revealed when its members release solo albums, highlighting their own unique takes on music. Father John Misty is the solo stage presence of J Tillman – best known as the drummer for Fleet Foxes, which he left in 2011. While flashes of Fleet Foxes’ folkish musical fare are evident, Fear Fun stands firmly in its own realm as one of J’s multiple solo recordings (the first under the moniker Father John Misty). The first single from the album is the soulful ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings’.

For those whose ears aren’t well acquainted with the improvisational art of jazz, the erratic stylings of the genre at its most avant-garde can be somewhat hard to bear. Such was the case for one particular audience who – bemused by Ornette Coleman’s freestyling on the tenor sax – was said to have thrown the jazz pioneer’s instrument off a cliff. Whether or not the story is true, Ornette’s ability to forge exciting new paths in jazz is irrefutable. The Shape of Jazz to Come is one of the first avant-garde jazz albums ever recorded, and is also one of the genre’s most influential.

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Fifty contemporary international artists emphasise the fact that art is not limited to painting, sculpture, photography and the like. This is a book full of colour and ideas that are unlimited in scope – some approach fantasy art, others are familiar but not quite right, like the word you know is wrong but can’t think why. From the ramblings of computer-generated fungal mycelia, and screw art concocted with patterns on the ends of screws, to edible land art, the numerous pictures reinforce that fact that: ‘Art, of course, is in the eye of the beholder.’

Emeritus professor Ian Lowe, president of the Australian Conservation Society, presents a brief history of Australia’s population growth and dynamics. Five chapters follow, discussing factors relevant to the future of Australians as a sensible sustainable society: resources and environment, economy, sustainability, the players and the politicians. Ultimately, nature will dominate – people, progress, money, destruction-construction and society are irrelevant to the march of time and the irresistible passage of evolution that will surely shape the inanimate and animate matter in the future.

Ian Lowe, again, best sums it up: ‘An inspiring example of what one household can do to help the world.’ And it certainly needs helping! Michael Mobbs renovated his own inner-city Sydney house in 1996, turning it into an energy-water-wasteefficient dwelling that is a completely livable, almost self-sufficient, home. Here, he documents the design process he undertook, with all the practical hints of coping with councils, planning the site, estimating energy requirements, etc. to not only result in a well-thought-out building, but also to save money along the way.

Undulating swirls, spirals of joy, appearing, disappearing, cluttered and blurred – these were the childhood sources of inspiration for Orla Kiely. Her book captures some of that magic, with photos, drawings, posters and an exuberance of examples of her adult creations. Patterns from life, mixing and matching, Pantone and style all contribute to her success as a designer at London Fashion Week, and in her Covent Garden store. As Visiting Professor for Textiles at the Royal College of Art, she now passes on her enthusiasm to a new generation of designers.

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Sunshine State Album Launch Supported by The Jeremy Neale Five and Moonet In Air.

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WHAT IS INSPIRING US THIS MONTH? – – SWISS ARTIST ALBERTO GIACOMETTI BELIEVED THAT: “THE OBJECT OF ART IS NOT TO REPRODUCE REALITY, BUT TO CREATE A REALITY OF THE SAME INTENSITY.”

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Born in Japan, but now residing in Brisbane for most of the year, Shin Koyama is an artist influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. Shin is practised in various mediums, including printmaking, ceramics and acrylics, and depicts contemporary themes and issues

using traditional Japanese iconography and methods. Shin’s latest exhibition, Yume Makura, is inspired by archetypal notions of fate and damnation explored in the 1915 short story Rashomon, by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. FROM MAY 23

HONG KONG ART FAIR RYAN RENSHAW GALLERY

Contemporary art forms an important part of the cultural fabric of global society. Along with galleries across Australia, Asia and Europe, Ryan Renshaw Gallery has been selected to take part in the Hong Kong International Art Fair. Ryan Renshaw is one of just nine Australian galleries selected to take part and will be exhibiting works from Martin Smith as part of its involvement. Martin Smith’s works consist of photographs etched with text inspired by the artist’s own personal experiences during childhood and adulthood, as well as wellknown song lyrics. Through his unique art forms, Martin explores how photography can also act as social commentary. MAY 17–20

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With its rapid development and everchanging skyline, Beijing is a city trying to straddle the growing divide between old traditions and contemporary culture. While these changes have been happening, the growth of photomedia as an art form has enabled artists to further explore this

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Daydream Believers Jason Greig, David Noonan, John Spiteri, and Francis Upritchard Jason Greig is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch; and Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin. David Noonan is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; Foxy Productions, New York; Modern Art, London; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. John Spiteri is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney; and Neon Parc, Melbourne. Francis Upritchard is represented by Kate McGarry Gallery, London; Salon 94, New York; and Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland.

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FEDELE CRISCI Revisit the early 1990s and you’d be hard-pressed to find a comedy ‘scene’ in Brisbane. As Fedele Crisci recalls, when he helped instigate The Sit Down Comedy Club in 1992 at age 21, he ran out of Brisbane-based comedians by the second show. Today it’s a different story. Stand-up comedy is avidly nurtured here and, on any given night of the week, you can find bigname and emerging artists taking to mics across the city. As director of The Sit Down Comedy Club, Fedele knows he has one of the best jobs around and is still passionate about it in 2012 – the club’s 20th year. There’s nothing quite like a hearty belly laugh in the company of strangers to make you feel alive. Whether it’s the guy snorting with hysterics beside you or the awkward communal silence when a joke falls flat, the tension of live performance is exhilarating. This is why the internet and television will never take the place of live stand-up comedy, Fedele Crisci says, because comedians are funnier in the flesh. “If something is funny on the internet, it’s hilarious live,” Fedele explains. “What makes comedy good is being caught up in the moment with people around you.” As co-founder of The Sit Down Comedy Club, Fedele knows what makes people laugh. He is jointly responsible for kickstarting Brisbane’s comedy scene in 1992 when he and producer friends Roger Beames, Jenni Kubler and Tony Auckland began presenting comedy variety shows at Kangaroo Point’s Dockside Bar and Restaurant. Fedele explains that the shows started “by accident”. At the time, he was studying maths and drama at the Queensland University of Technology while working at a cafe at Dockside. Cafe owner Doug Flockhart suggested Fedele and Roger bring the theatre sports shows they were hosting at La Boite Theatre Company to Dockside. “We only planned to do six shows and then never stopped,” Fedele laughs. Fedele and Roger donned different hats as the unofficial producers of the gigs. “In the old days, Roger and I would drive all the acts down to the Gold Coast, then up to the

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Sunshine Coast the next night, then to Dockside, and up to Cairns. So we were working night and day, and booking out comics, we bumped in and bumped out, we did the sound, we booked plane tickets and accommodation – we did everything.” Like many small businesses, Fedele says, they launched without money in the coffers and reinvested every dollar they earned. “Each time we’d come to a crossroads we’d say: ‘We need to make it bigger or it dies’,” he says. And their hard work paid off. “One thing I’m really proud of is that there wasn’t a comedy industry in Brisbane when we started and now there is. When we started, we ran out of comics who were based in Brisbane in the first couple of weeks. We really had to instigate the development of new comedians and that’s why we’ve always done open-mic rooms.” The Sit Down Comedy Club has developed into a thriving venue and comedian management, production and touring business, and in 2000 moved to its current location at McGuire’s Paddo Tavern. Over the years the club has nurtured and hosted a motley crew of Australian and international comedians, including Arj Barker, Carl Barron, Dave Hughes, Eric Bana, Jimeoin, Josh Thomas, Judith Lucy, Kitty Flanagan, Lano and Woodley, Meshel Laurie, Mick Molloy, Rodney Rude, Steady Eddy, Tripod, the Umbilical Brothers and Wil Anderson, amongst many others. “Now we are sometimes doing up to six shows a week at the club and approximately

550 shows a year, ranging from Coffs Harbour in the south to Cairns in the north,” Fedele notes of their growth. “We have a local pool of approximately 50 professional comics; when we started there was about four.” Fedele has also teamed up with P&O Cruises to present a mini comedy festival with comedians embarking on cruise ships every six weeks in 2012. New and established talent also flock to the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Brisbane Comedy Festival, which launched in 2009 with 14 comedians on the program, growing to 54 acts in 2012. “A lot of people who come from Sydney and Melbourne say one of the strongest comedy scenes in Australia is in Brisbane,” Fedele remarks proudly. Fedele never dreamt of being a comedian. “I don’t think I’m crazy enough to be a stand-up. I’m too sensible,” he admits. He had his first taste of drama at age 16 when a friend dragged him along to witness the wacky world of theatre sports at La Boite in 1986. “It was a thing called La Bamba and people were screaming and making it up on the spot. I saw that and thought: ‘I want to be involved in that!’ And after two years, I was running it.” Fedele still has much to achieve with his career and intends to continue developing local comedic talent. His favourite words of wisdom are those imparted by his sister: ‘A hearse doesn’t have a tow bar. Life is now; you can’t take it with you.’ “That’s sort of been my motto,” he says. “I believe you have to have fun in whatever you do.”

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UMA THURMAN

JIRO ONO

FREIDA PINTO

DIRECTED BY DECLAN DONNELLAN AND NICK ORMEROD

DIRECTED BY DAVID GELB

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM

Few people are familiar with the experience of entertaining the Dalai Lama in their home, but for Uma Thurman, as the daughter of a prominent Buddhist scholar, such encounters were a common part of her childhood. Attracted to school plays and encouraged by her family to be independent, Uma left school at 15 to chase an acting career in New York. Uma’s breakthrough came when she played Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons. In her latest role, Uma plays a love interest of womaniser Georges Duroy in Bel Ami – a film based on the 1885 French novel of the same name, which charts the manipulative rise to power of a young gentleman in Paris.

Food and art have always been considered kindred spirits and, while some celebrity chefs flaunt their creative prowess, a self-effacing sushi chef has been quietly honing his craft for more than 70 years. In his cinematic debut, 85-year-old Jiro Ono takes the lead in Jiro Dreams of Sushi – a documentary about the sushi master’s perfectionist ways. Despite having gained three Michelin stars, and a waiting list of customers wanting to sample his coveted sushi, Jiro’s ten-seat restaurant has remained unassumingly tucked away in a Tokyo subway station. The documentary chronicles Jiro’s career, his relationship with his son and right-hand man, and looks deeper into the soul of the man who is still not satisfied that he has reached his full potential.

Upon its release in 1891, Tess of the D’Urbervilles was censored and considered a crude piece of literature. Today, Thomas Hardy’s novel is considered a classic and has been reinterpreted by Michael Winterbottom in Trishna – a film that stars Freida Pinto in the namesake role. Freida began her career as a successful model and, despite having limited acting experience, she decided to try her hand at the art. She caught the eye of director Danny Boyle during auditions for Slumdog Millionaire and was cast in the endearing female lead role. Since then, Freida has also starred in several films, including Woody Allen’s Miral. In Trishna, Freida’s character finds herself in an ardent relationship that takes a volatile turn.

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Before finally succumbing to the inevitable, while lying on her deathbed and not sleeping for 11 days, Queen Elizabeth I was feeling a little loopy. The monarch resists sleep out of fear that she will never wake up and, as a result, spends her last day on Earth plagued by delusions that Shakespeare has used events from her life in his plays. In a performance that draws upon 16th century commedia dell’arte, Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman is a tale of authority, womanhood and messy politics.

The smallest snippets of inspiration can provoke a wild imagination to conjure fantastical daydreams filled with intricate detail. Such is the case in Queensland Ballet’s performance of Don Quixote, when an actor playing the role of the Don is so captivated by his part that he starts to dream he is the famous character who is glorious in battle and a true gentleman in love with Dulcinea. While the actor’s dreams see him become the centre of many jokes on the set, the tale serves as a reminder of the wonder of the imagination.

When preparing to embark on a long roadtrip, it’s important to take your best repertoire of jokes along to help pass the time and enliven the most tedious game of I Spy. A roadtrip that isn’t devoid of a bit of humour, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is a travelling event that brings highlights from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to towns and cities scattered across Australia. This year the roadshow will weave its way through 67 urban and regional centres, including Brisbane.

When it comes to the writing process, Florence Welch finds that she is at her most creative when she is suffering from a severe hangover, because that is when she is able to step outside her headspace and watch thoughts gather momentum from afar. The result of this rather painful process is a collection of songs that swells inside the listener, filling every crevice with the songstress’ powerful intensity. With her Machine in tow, Florence will pervade Riverstage with her intoxicating sound during May.

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Sticky notes, dog ears, notes scrawled in margins and tattered corners are all signs of a well-loved book that has been re-read dozens of times, passed along to friends and discussed with debate and scrutiny. Uniting pre-loved books with bookworms, the Lifeline Bookfest is a haven for literary buffs. Seemingly never-ending tables laden with magazines, fiction, non-fiction, puzzles and board games provide hours of bargain hunting.

CITY AND COLOUR

Hear the soothing indie-pop sounds of Dallas Green as part of his Australian tour.

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PLAY may 5–26 AT LA BOITE In an era when fame can be instantly achieved with the right combination of ingredients, A Hoax challenges audiences to consider some complex ideas surrounding cultural identity, race, politics, the role of the media and the human desire to belong. The tale follows Currah, who is flooded with attention after her memoir Nobody’s Girl becomes a bestseller. But when the identity of the real author is revealed, Currah must face some unexpected consequences.

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In addition to its regular gigs, Black Bear Lodge is now hosting monthly markets to celebrate Brisbane’s creative artisans. Each market has a local focus and is limited to just ten stalls to foster an intimate atmosphere. Despite the markets’ small size, they feature a diverse collection of wares, ranging from hand-drawn zines to homemade guitar accessories. And because Black Bear Lodge is just not the same without music, a special guest DJ also plays at each market.

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The smallest droplet of water can create a powerful ripple. Such is the impact that individuals can have on their own lives, communities and the world. Micro Strategies to Change the World is a documentary program presented by GOMA that celebrates stories of people who make seemingly small gestures that change the lives of others. The films feature extraordinary stories from across the globe, including the USA, Sweden, Kiev, Brazil, India and Kenya.

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First inspired by the theatrics of ABBA, and willing to lend her acting talents to almost any dramatic role, cabaret and musical-theatre performer Queenie van de Zandt has starred in an eclectic mixture of roles during the course of her 21-year career. Reflecting upon her antics, Queenie brings her quirky sense of humour to Judith Wright for a performance filled with humorous anecdotes, witty insights and beguiling songs.

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Renowned for its uncrowded waves and colourful coral reefs, Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia is a playground for surfers and divers. The limestone cliffs overlooking Jungut Batu village, the beach and the four main surf breaks, encompass some amazing resorts. With spectacular views down the beach and across the seaweed farms beneath the turquoise waters, this is the perfect place to source a wave. With your selection made, just drop off the rocky steps of the cliffs into the water for a ten-minute paddle out to the milder breaks, or jump in a local boat for a three-minute ride to a room of blue.

As I step from the ‘fast boat’ into the sandy waters, the air is permeated with the smell of seaweed – a first and lasting impression of my time in Nusa Lembongan, just 30 minutes by speedboat from Bali. With few roads and cars on the island, I watch as local porters collect the luggage from the shore, before everyone frantically follows in their footsteps to their respective accommodation – darting in all directions like the schools of colourful fish that I would soon discover off the shores of this idyllic island. Jungut Batu village is basic with very little in the way of commercial distractions, apart from an array of restaurants and diving/snorkelling venues. A walk along the elevated path adjacent to the beach is an experience. Local housing, temples, and fruit sellers are in abundance, as well as scooters and bicycles nervously navigating their way between pedestrians. Hiring a scooter is a must on Nusa Lembongan. No licence is required and the roads are very quiet – unlike those on the mainland – or, alternatively, you can get a local to double you to your requested destination. There are some fantastic resorts and restaurants on the other side of the island and the beaches are spectacular. Atop my scooter, with a map in hand, I set out from the village and follow the one road on the island that pretty much does a loop around its edges. I find myself riding through the larger Lembongan Village, which embodies the charm of traditional Balinese life, and is rich with culture. Kids

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are playing in the streets with whatever rock or stick they have found, washing drapes across lanes between rocky architecture, and daily spiritual offerings line each doorway. Further along the road, Dream Beach is just that, with overhanging cliffs to escape the sun’s rays, and palm trees flowing in the breeze, not to forget the azure blue water lapping up onto the crystal white sand. Nusa Lembongan is linked to a neighbouring island, Nusa Ceningan, by a bright yellow suspension bridge that is an experience in itself to cross. It is pedestrian width and, with every rotation of the scooter’s wheels, the old timber planks wobble frantically. Losing your balance for just a moment could easily result in you and your scooter ending upside-down in the ocean. Across the bridge on Nusa Ceningan, life is even simpler. The smell of drying seaweed in the air is still rife and houses are more like huts. Following the signs leads me to a cliff-jumping area where, for just $5, I can jump – no, actually, leap – three times off a 25-metre-high limestone cliff into the most amazingly blue waters I have ever seen. I wonder whether that fee includes emergency evacuation if necessary. (It’s a crucial thought that may save me some pain, as the next day I witness some very purple bottoms, a result of that leap of faith.) For those of us choosing to postpone the adrenaline rush, the cliff is dotted with umbrella-clad tables where we soak up a gloriously colourful sunset, while perched

above the crashing waves with a tropical drink in hand. With New Year approaching, the local markets are overflowing with kembang api, or Indonesian fireworks. Fireworks are an evening ritual during the festive season, with locals as well as resorts competing for the best display to light up the sky along the shore. The hotel staff are insistent on assisting with my explosive purchases, but also prove that they don’t hesitate to be first to get out of the line of fire! Nusa Lembongan is well known for its vast underwater wildlife, including a rare sunfish, or Mola Mola, and resident gigantic Manta Rays. There aren’t too many dive sites in the world that can boast the presence of the magnificent Mola Mola, but if you see a large, almost flat awkwardlooking creature with a large dopey-eyed head equipped with long sweeping fins, you’re in the right place. The seasons are not on my side, so I am not lucky enough to see these on my drift dives. But the abundance of marine life – including graceful turtles, coral beds with anemones that dance in a rhythmic motion, and the drop-off walls to the ocean’s floor – take my breath away. While the unique aroma of seaweed on Nusa Lembongan isn’t the most pleasant, the island’s lack of commercial influences and the potential of a future encounter with a Mola Mola and Manta Ray are irresistible, and I know I will be returning to its waters soon.

TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHRYN LINDGREN

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