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#142 DREAMERS

THE CLOTH ISSUE JUNE 2012 4286 DAYS SINCE WE LAUNCHED ANOTHER IDEA BY

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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 intern leesa connelly map cheer squad kara ciampi, siobhan kranz, ashley tucker 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.

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“It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.” – – GEOFFREY J. FINCH 38 international

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“People smile back to happy faces.” 24 fashion

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“Do what you love and be passionate about success.” – – READ WALL 56 arts

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“There is no option but to care.”

CONTENTS VILLAGE

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DESIGN/GOURMET

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think 06 direction

Gabriela Artigas

global report

street 23 raw 24 cloth

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home space pantry place food

MUSIC/ARTS/FILM

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travellers map

Jesse Scott

Silk Island, Cambodia

mood 52 book 54 gallery 52

56 live

Meghan Cook

James Butler

Megan Todd

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Deborah Kelly

face 58 ticket 59 stimulator

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Antoinette J. Citizen

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

Dreams are more real than reality itself; they’re closer to the self.” –– GAO XINGJIAN

Welcome to map magazine’s 142nd issue. It’s been exactly 4286 days since we launched map magazine and it has been quite an incredible journey to say the least. When I think back to 1999 and what the world was like back then, it’s incredible to reflect on the amount of dramatic technological change that has occurred. The world has changed remarkably and with it have come endless opportunities for those who seek to forge their path and follow their dreams. Dreaming is important! Every single day is a great day to start your journey towards your dream. I started the journey towards my dream of creating map approximately 6476 days ago. I was 23 years old

at the time and I am now 42! It really is just a big series of days that have been joined together to form something greater than the sum total of those days. At the time of starting your dream, it may seem so distant, but over time it is sure to reveal itself. I have always loved T. E. Lawrence’s words: “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” Any day is a great day to start! I hope you enjoy the words of our dreamers in this issue. Remember to dream ...

Carl Lindgren :) MANAGING EDITOR carl@mapmagazine.com.au look out for the next issue of map magazine THE EAT ISSUE follow map magazine on facebook, twitter & instagram

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“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.”

BEGIN YOUR DAY WITH A ...

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“Peace begins with a smile.” – – MOTHER TERESA

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As winter begins to brush its icy fingers across our rosy cheeks, we’re dreaming of open fires in cosy Nordic cabins, and the invigorating scent of snow-capped pine forests. While our mild climate doesn’t allow us to dress in garb worthy of such whimsical wintery visions, it has still inspired our June Cloth issue. This month we feature three dreamers who are walking to their own creative rhythms: local rising fashion star, Ana Diaz; Toowoomba lad turned London sartorial whiz, Geoffrey J. Finch of Antipodium; and Anna Singh of Chinti and Parker, who is helping to bring a luxury aesthetic to ethical fashion. We admire these dreamers in particular for their inspiringly unique creative visions, be it through irreverent humour or unconventional combinations of fabric and style. We hope you enjoy their stories!

Mikki Brammer EDITOR

The act of giving, no matter how small, is deeply gratifying. While one five-cent coin holds little monetary value on its own, a pile of one-million five-cent coins is the equivalent of an Australian’s average annual salary and enough money to effect change in impoverished communities. Through its 5cent campaign, YGAP hopes to collect one-million fivecent coins to fund five of its community-development projects. Proceeds will help provide fresh food for Australia’s needy, assist sex slaves in Cambodia, provide education in Bangladesh and Rwanda, and help prevent child trafficking in Ghana. @ www.fivecent.com.au

RETRODREAMER ––

GOLDA MEIR

“Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.”

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Described as the ‘Iron Lady’ of Israeli politics, Golda Meir was Israel’s first female prime minister. Golda was an honest and straightforward woman deeply dedicated to her country. When tension between the Jews and the Arabs was simmering in 1946, she disguised herself as an Arab woman and crossed the border into Transjordan in an attempt to talk King Abdullah out of war. In 1948, she was also part of the People’s Council who established the State of Israel.

INVITES YOU TO ... NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Find a job, start saving, and take an overseas trip before settling down and investing in a home. While most people try to create rough five-year plans, Jonah (Ryan Kwanten) enjoys life by taking it one day at a time and outsourcing his life administration tasks to his housemate, Stevie (Sarah Snook). But upon discovering that he has prostate cancer that will render him infertile, Jonah’s life plans quickly change and he resolves to father a child before his surgery. With the help of Stevie, his ‘womb agent’, Jonah begins a quest to find a woman to mother his child. For your chance to attend map magazine’s special screening of Not Suitable for Children at Dendy Portside on June 19 at 6:30 pm, visit www.mapmagazine.com.au and follow the ‘Readers Premiere’ links. 112 lucky entrants will win a double pass. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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www.gabrielaartigas.com –– Alongside her sister Tere, Gabriela Artigas dreams up unique jewellery creations, crafted from materials such as semi-precious stones, coral, leather and vintage chains. age 30. born Mexico City. thing that made the world sit up and take notice of you It doesn’t happen

that fast that you can actually notice it. describe yourself in ten words Feminine, shy, strong, talkative, sophisticated, fun, stubborn, governed, happy – and I always get the ‘Oh you’re so cute’, but I think it is because of my broken English and the gap between my teeth. gets you out of bed in the morning I love waking up; just the idea of a new day. something you discovered this month My sister made me do a cleanse for the first time. idea of complete happiness It’s a state of mind you must feel yourself – I feel happy most of the time. last time you did something for the first time I’m learning French with Rosetta Stone, so there’s a bunch of new words. makes you different I guess there’s only one Gabriela Artigas. scares you Losing my mother. worth fighting for Life is not supposed to be easy, so you just have to fight to survive – we all do. world you imagine

SWISS // ESCAPE Surrounded by Switzerland’s meditative snow-capped mountains, the tiny village of Vals ignites inklings of wanderlust. Travellers enchanted by the village can take residence in the contemporary Brücke 49 retreat high in the mountains. The old house, which has overlooked the town for more than a century, has four large rooms with views of the surrounding countryside and guests are encouraged to partake in communal living. The guesthouse offers local wine and produce, and a common living area with a reading room – well-behaved canines are also welcome. @ www.brucke49.ch

FLIGHTY // FURNITURE A piece of furniture that combines a love of uninhabited rambling wilderness with a love of woodworking, the Wing Chair by Jason McCloskey looks as though it is poised for flight, ready and waiting to soar past surging rivers and craggy mountain peaks. In crafting his works, Jason takes inspiration from raw materials and the wilderness, and he juxtaposes this aesthetic with a high level of craftsmanship inspired by the dramatic nature of English period furniture. The fanciful Wing Chair is crafted from walnut, poplar and rubber. @ www.flitchstudios.com

The world I live in. tell me about fashion More than fashion, I love

aesthetic and design as a whole. Fashion is just an extension of yourself.

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NOBLE // HOSE

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There are some objects – such as fire hoses – that help the community in such noble ways that it is a shame to simply throw them into landfill when they are no longer fit for use. But few people would have the imagination and know-how to turn a decommissioned fire hose into sartorial accessories. Thankfully, the folks at Elvis & Kresse possess both these qualities. Each product in the range, which includes bags, cufflinks and wallets, is created from reclaimed materials including parachute silk, office furniture and fire hoses. For each product, half of the profits are donated to charity. @ www.fire-hose.co.uk

Moving forward doesn’t necessarily require new and complicated ideas, but rather can come in the form of glaringly simple ideas executed with authenticity. Grounded by a heritage of classical design and the pursuit of sharp, clean tailoring, Danish brand Won Hundred’s men’s collections illustrate paredback modern design. The label was founded in an attempt to redefine modern style and instil the rich heritage of gentlemanly fashion. As well as referencing classic style and clean lines, Won Hundred’s collections are inspired by shifts in music, cinema and art. @ www.wonhundred.com

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JEWELLERY THAT CELEBRATES THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the world of fashion, where the focus is always on the evolution of design and what the next season holds, the subject of death and mortality is not one often broached by designers. But for jewellery designer Gisele Ganne, growing up on a farm meant that she was familiar with the cycle of birth, life and death from a young age. This preoccupation with mortality and all things morbid remained with the UK-based designer during her studies at the Royal College of Art, and eventually became the basis of her namesake jewellery label. While most jewellery is designed to celebrate occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Gisele designs pieces to mark other significant life events, such as the mourning for a loved one. This is an idea taken from the Victorian era, when symbols and artefacts were commonly used as part of the grieving process. As is the case with

fluid design, Gisele’s collections have evolved organically. Her first collections looked at the themes of death and divorce, while her latest collection, Hunting Man, explores the issue of new love after loss. Using the symbols of the stag, the trophy and the prey, the collection mimics the ways in which a hunter marks a conquest and, in turn, celebrates the tender process of winning the affections of a new partner. The collections are made from materials including leather, sequins, foam, gemstones, human hair and silver, and each piece is embellished with intricate detail. Each piece of jewellery bears a beautiful aesthetic on the surface, but also conveys a deeply powerful meaning. By representing periods of hardship that have been overcome, Gisele’s jewellery reminds wearers of their strength and empowers them to revaluate their deepest fears.

GISELE GANNE LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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What is your profession? I organise the Young and the Restless Book Club for 18–35-year-olds. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? Anyone

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What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? If you want to be in a book

of Knots & Knits by Megan Todd. I design and make all of my designs by hand using giant knitting needles and mediums such as roping. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? I have qualifications in garment design and construction, but my hand-knitting skills are self-taught. My designs are formed from my imagination, but years of working in the fashion industry taught me a lot of the foundations. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? Multi-tasking, staying calm and maintaining a strong creative mind. My day includes hand-knitting back orders, designing, accounting, social media and managing interns. How did you get involved in your profession? I have always had an interest in fashion, so I studied and immersed myself in the fashion world – but I taught myself how to knit. Could you break into the industry in other ways? While there are many ways to break into the industry, I strongly believe that the only way to really succeed is to pour your heart into your brand. If you are true to yourself, you cannot fail. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? To inspire and break old rigid traditions. Are you in the industry for the long term? Absolutely – this is my creative outlet. What advice would

club, just start one. You get to have fun and feel smart.

you give someone looking to emulate your success?

Did you always think you would be in this role?

Create an idea that is unique and make sure it is purely you. Be guided by your intuition – if you are on the right track, everything will fall into place. Did you always think you would be in this role? I always knew I would wind up in knitwear, but this time last year I never would have guessed that I would have my own label. What was your first paid job? Working at City Beach. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d be an artist. What inspires you? Colour, texture, the sky, the Earth, complete creativity, newness and life itself. Who is your rolemodel? I admire people like Vivienne Westwood and Richard Branson, who take risks, break tradition and take pride in doing what they love. What are your words of wisdom? Dream big – what you think you become!

can start a book club – a love of reading is the only necessary qualification. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? One of the most difficult things is deciding which books to discuss. I select a mix of female, male, local and international authors, new releases and classics, and fiction and nonfiction. How did you get involved in your profession? The book club used to be run by Benjamin Law. Someone suggested that I restart it, so I put the word out on Facebook and it grew from there. Could you break into the industry in other ways? Ask around to see if any of your friends would be interested in starting a book club. Pick a place and day of the month to meet, then start reading. What do you hope to achieve within your industry?

I like that the book club is a space for people to engage with literature and meet like-minded readers. There needs to be more of it – that’s why more people should start a book club. Are you in the industry for the long term? I like everyone in my book club too much to stop going.

I’ve always wanted to be in a book club, and the opportunity of organising one seemed too great not to do it. What was your first paid job? I worked at Subway for six months. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’m also studying creative writing, so my aim is to write professionally. What inspires you? People doing something interesting that they believe in. Who is your rolemodel? The writers Jeffrey Eugenides, Helen Garner and Joan Didion. Their books mix dark-leaning themes and beautiful writing. What are your words of wisdom? Even though I don’t like the song, I often sing to myself The Master’s Apprentices’ lyric: ‘Do what you wanna do; be what you wanna be.’

Do what you wanna do; be what you wanna be.” – – JAMES BUTLER

If you are true to yourself, you cannot fail.” – – MEGAN TODD

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DESIGNER // PLAYGROUND The growing curiosity about what was going on within the walls of the Wintergarden has at last been sated, as the retail centre recently unveiled its revamped digs that are home to a new line-up of retailers, including Camper, Dinosaur Designs, Mecca Maxima and Coach. The sparkling new fit-out features an intricately designed facade embellished with 160 butterflies that capture the sunlight during the day, while 24,000 LED lights create a twinkling light show at night. @ www.wgarden.com.au

HEAD // WARMER Not just for tartan-clad lumberjacks caught up in the midst of an icy Nordic winter, the humble beanie has made its way onto the radar of fashion designers, including Melbourne-based label Elk. Masters of purl, rib and cable stitches, the designers at Elk have created a range of knitwear as part of the Cabin collection, which has a distinctly feminine aesthetic. This Alpaca Beanie, stocked at Absolutely Fabulous, is inspired by the natural hues that pervade this season’s trends. And as the name suggests, it’s made from a soft and incredibly warm blend of alpaca yarn. @ www.absofab.com.au

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Abounding with geometric shapes, nature often provides designers with inspiration. Taking these shapes and translating them into jewellery, Alice Yeung from local jewellery label Rock & Gold handcrafts pieces that embrace the spirit of individuality. Growing up with parents who made lingerie, and having studied industrial design herself, Alice has always appreciated form, function and design. The limited-edition range of pieces respects the natural form of gemstones and is crafted using a combination of traditional techniques and new technology. @ www.rockandgold.com.au

If Alice in Wonderland taught us anything, it is that an unassuming rabbit hole can be home to some of the most curious treasures. Inspired by Alice’s adventures, a group of Brisbane designers created the online boutique, Cotton Tail Rabbit. By stocking a range of craft, fashion, design and second-hand products, the creators hope to provide a platform where local and international designers can showcase their wares. Venture to Cotton Tail Rabbit for gnomeshaped cushions, DIY partyhat kits, handmade jewellery and cherry-blossom sticky notes. @ www.cottontailrabbit.com.au

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ANA DIAZ Budding Brisbane fashion designer Ana Diaz, 25, is a big fan of colour, prints and wearing pyjamas by day. Her burgeoning label, Diaz – with its vibrant colour palettes, quirky motifs and comfy cuts – channels her passions. As we speak, she has just put her spring/summer 2012 collection to bed and is designing her fourth collection while tutoring fashion at Queensland University of Technology. She also has a collaborative jewellery range in the wings and is working with Melbourne artists to craft eye-catching swing tags for her garments. Needless to say, Ana is busy chasing big, brightly coloured dreams for Diaz.

“I love putting together colours that don’t traditionally work together to give it a real pop,” Ana shares of the imaginings behind her namesake label Diaz, which melds quirkiness, whimsy, strength and simple beauty. Her label debuted at the 2011 L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) Graduate Showcase in a whirl of dusty pink, olive and ochre inspired by wild desert flowers. “Just putting together the colour palette every season is my favourite process. Maybe it stems from a childhood love of finger painting or something,” she laughs sweetly. Ana’s spring/summer 2012 collection – her third – will hit stores in August. Christened Edo Tropica, the range is a kaleidoscope of tropical brightness: think dreamy pineapple prints and shocks of mango, wild strawberry, rainforest green and a deep Pacific blue. Each piece is also precisely tailored and comfortable to wear, from the culottes to the floaty shorts, kimono blouses, cape-inspired dresses and soft organic t-shirts. A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) fashion and business graduate, Ana enjoyed what she considers to be her greatest achievement soon after she graduated in 2010, when Sportsgirl’s head honchos noticed her debut collection. From that first nerve-wracking show at the 2011 LMFF, Ana was chosen as one of two designers out of a field

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of 12 to design a signature range for Sportsgirl as part of the first iteration of its collection-design and mentoring program, The Graduates. Ana credits the Sportsgirl collaboration for motivating her to fully commit to Diaz. “It was definitely one of the biggest things that has happened to my brand,” Ana says gratefully. “And it definitely helped me make the decision to stick with Diaz and make it into an Australian label, rather than just doing one collection.” The collaboration involved a behindthe-scenes mentorship of all aspects of Sportsgirl’s business, which Ana describes as “a massive learning curve”. Ana’s Sportsgirls Like: Diaz range went on sale nationally in March this year. “All the pieces in general had a great sell-through, which is exciting,” Ana says. Ana is fortunate to have found her niche, considering she stumbled into fashion design. She recalls that, as a little girl, she loved to make clothes for her dolls but that’s where the fashion fascination ended. As for childhood dreams, Ana says she had many. “I was such a bookworm when I was little,” she recalls. “I used to live with my head in a book at all times, so I am sure that I had lots of different dreams.” After high school, Ana debated whether to pursue a career in

engineering or graphic design. She chose the latter, but after one year of study decided it wasn’t for her. When Ana submitted a portfolio application for QUT’s dual business and fashion degree in 2007, she jokes she that was in the midst of a “mini-life crisis”. At the time, she was one year into a business degree at QUT and working at Brisbane fashion boutique Violent Green – a job she held from the age of 17 up until recently and one she credits for being a “game-changer” by inspiring her love of fashion. “I wondered if they had made a mistake,” she admits of the moment she found out she was accepted into QUT’s course. “I didn’t know anything about anything. I hadn’t sewn since I was little and I didn’t know how to use a sewing machine. I remember we had to make a mini-scale concept garment and I stapled the whole thing!” she laughs of the very first class challenge. “I guess it goes to show you don’t need any sewing – or pattern-making experience, for that matter – to get into a course like that. You have to have the ideas and determination as well – and prove that you’re a hard worker.” She recalls that when she completed her degree in 2010, the world suddenly felt like a very big place. “It was very stressful,” Ana says of graduating. “I wasn’t doing it for grades anymore;

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I was doing it for life and money. And money has been the biggest challenge. I’m sure every starting business has problems with cashflow, but that definitely influences design and how you work as well.” While it’s clear Ana has talent, she is adamant that her label’s future depends on her drive and determination. Asked if she considers herself a success, she replies: “Not yet. I’m working towards success. I think I’m successful in the way I get to do what I love for a living, but I’ll truly be a success when I’m able to live off my work 100% of the time.” Ana is starting to see her hard work pay off. Her garments are stocked in two stores in Victoria and three in Queensland, including Violent Green’s two Brisbane boutiques in Elizabeth Arcade in the CBD and in Fortitude Valley. But the young designer says she still has much to achieve with her label. Her dream is to have a small team working with her on Diaz as an international label. She’s also focused on the finer details, like hand-finishing garments and keeping her fabrics and

manufacturing all Australian, except for her knitwear, which is sourced from New Zealand. Ana is inspired by working with other creatives and has a collaborative jewellery range in the wings with Queensland fashion designer and silversmith Holly Ryan. She also looks for opportunities to marry fashion and art, and is collaborating with Melbourne visual artist Billie Justice Thompson on the design of her “really beautiful” swing tags. The tags will be printed by Melbourne-based boutique letterpress and design agency The Hungry Workshop, which originally hails from Brisbane. When things get tough, Ana remains motivated by looking to others for inspiration. “I have a guilty obsession with TED talks. So when I feel like I need help, I’ll put a TED talk on while I’m sewing and it’ll put things into perspective,” she laughs. “I’m inspired by people who are quiet, consistent hard workers, who always push through and succeed.” And when she needs wise words to guide her? “I try to remind myself to look on the bright side.”

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SHOE // HUE While the leaves have tumbled and the sun’s rays no longer have the same intensity, you can still add a touch of cheer to a wintery day by donning a splash of colour. Taking style cues from traditional winter footwear, the Saha Trek shoes are part of a collaboration between footwear brand Pointer and distinguished British fashion house, Lavenham. Offering Pointer’s trademark casual yet well-designed style, the shoes are decked with Lavenham’s iconic quilted embroidery, and are part of a collection that also features an iPad case, laptop sleeve, jacket and sunglasses case. @ www.pointerfootwear.com

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GEOFFREY J. FINCH A studio huddled amongst the eccentrics of London’s East End is where Geoffrey J. Finch crafts visions from his imagination into tactile works of fashion. It’s a long way from Toowoomba, where he first formed a love for fashion as the son of a dressmaker. As one half of London-based label Antipodium (the other half is Ashe Peacock), Geoffrey has helped evolve the brand from its roots as a fashion boutique and PR agency to become a coveted fashion label, known for its capricious, smart design and cheeky Australian wit.

Fashion was part of Geoffrey J. Finch’s life from almost the very beginning. With his mother a dressmaker, his home environment was always filled with the trappings of the profession. “I grew up to the sound of the sewing machine,” he recalls fondly. “And I have very early memories of being at Palmers Fashion Fabrics in Toowoomba ... the watermarked taffeta-upholstered counter and the sound that you could generate from scratching your nails across it.” While his love for fashion was there, his opportunities to nurture it as a career were somewhat limited, growing up in small-town Queensland. “At the time in Toowoomba, young boys weren’t supposed to want to work in fashion,” he laughs of his childhood dream. “So instead I wanted to be an architect.” But he soon realised, after a stint of work experience, that there was very little excitement in drawing up electrical plans, and he returned to his dream of fashion. Upon finishing school and not wanting to go straight to university, Geoffrey decided to go on an exchange to a small town outside of Lyon in France, where he had his first chance to study fashion. It was also during that year abroad that he visited London for the first time – and his initial impressions weren’t particularly positive. “Coming from France, where everything was a lot more ordered and perfect, I thought London was foul,” he grins. “But after the third day, I realised that I actually loved it and that I wanted to move there at some point.”

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That chance came in 2004, when 21-year-old Geoffrey packed his bags for the English capital to pursue his dream. He soon found a work placement at fellow Aussie Ashe Peacock’s Antipodium boutique and fashion agency, which helped Australian fashion brands to make a mark in the UK. After working on a series of creative projects together, Geoffrey and Ashe noticed a niche in the fashion market, and began crafting a selection of pieces of their own under the Antipodium name. It quickly caught the eyes of British Vogue and a buyer from Liberty, who encouraged Geoffrey and Ashe to expand on their work, and Antipodium became a fledgling fashion label in 2006. These days, it’s far from fledgling, and graces the svelte frames of many of London’s most stylish women. Geoffrey creates collections featuring what he likes to call “subverted classics”, using capricious references to pop culture. “To me, one of the hallmarks of Antipodium is that it has a wonderful sense of personality and a certain wit, but that it’s also very versatile, wearable and approachable,” he says. “That’s something that I’m really proud of.” His next collection is a riff on emoticons in pop culture, featuring an impressive colour palette and play on shapes and textures. When asked about the elements of his Australian upbringing that often pop up in his designs, Geoffrey laughs. “Well, look, you can take the boy out of Toowoomba but you can’t take Toowoomba out of the boy! Next month, I’ll have been in London for eight

years, so there’s obviously a very London sensibility to my work. But I think that mixing that with a kind of Australian nonchalance gives us our particularly unique aesthetic.“ London has clearly become home for Geoffrey, and he speaks of it with the fondness of someone who has experienced its trials and come out the other side smiling. “It’s a difficult city, but the most amazing thing about London is that, if you’re dedicated, have a sense of humour and you’re sharp, people are very welcoming and will help you as much as you can,” he says. “I actually think the Australian fashion industry can be quite full of itself, but it’s really quite down to earth in London.” On the lessons he’s learned over the past eight years, Geoffrey says there have been many. “I think the very first lesson I learned when I arrived in London was how insignificant I was,” he laughs in retrospect. “It was a wonderfully grounding experience. London has a great way of knocking you down and then helping you gradually build yourself up. You see things in London everyday that make you rethink your perception of beauty and question your outlook on life.” One of the greatest challenges he faced was dealing with the fashion industry at such a young age. “We started the label when I was 23,” he elaborates. “At that age you’re quite green and naive, and you’ve got lots of different people wanting you to do lots of different things. You eventually get to the point where you decide you’re just going to

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do it your own way – and that’s quite a golden moment.” His advice for budding fashion designers is not necessarily what those seeking the glamour of the industry might want to hear. “First of all, go and work in a shop,” he says. “I think people really forget that that’s what it’s all about. I started in retail – the retail consumer is a wonderful teacher and they’ll very quickly tell you what they like and don’t like. Also try to do as many internships as you can, so that you can soak up as much information as possible.” Geoffrey says that there are many things that he wants to achieve, but he’s happy to also acknowledge his progress. “I’m proud of what I’ve achieved and we have a really wonderful team,” he says affably. “We’ve had an enormous amount of growth this season, particularly in America and Japan.” One of his greatest achievements, he reveals, was when iconic London store Liberty placed Antipodium’s first-ever order. Another was when he received the call that Barneys New York had placed an order. “I may have embarrassingly shed a tear,” he says sheepishly. “I was sitting in the osteopath’s office at the time, which made it all the more embarrassing! But the buyers at

both Barneys and Liberty are really such admirable people, so it’s really exciting to work with people of that stature.” Despite the long line of celebrities and socialites who step out in Antipodium’s distinctive garb, the people Geoffrey looks to for inspiration are closer to home. “Over the years, there’s been a lovely collective of people that’s built up around the brand,” he says. “And there are characters within that collective – I guess you’d call them a bit of a creative rabble – who are writers, editors, stylists, musicians and artists ... Some are fabulous heiresses and some are living in squat, but they all really inspire me. A key group within that is actually from Brisbane – we all really support each other in our different careers and it’s nice that we’ve all been friends for such a long time. They can remember all of my fashion mistakes!” When asked for the piece of wisdom that resonates with him most, Geoffrey cites the title of a book by advertising genius Paul Arden, which he used to read on the Tube to rev himself up. “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be,” he recites. “That’s always been something that has inspired me.”

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As the saying goes, the more your wear an article of clothing, the more it becomes you – implying that, over time, a well-made garment can take on a personality of its own. This is one of the key philosophies behind Pistols at Dawn, the smart-casual ready-to-wear label by Andrew Byrne of The Cloakroom. Tucked in a small shop inside the newly opened Wintergarden shopping centre, the Pistols at Dawn space is indicative of the creative and thoughtful minds who design the label’s garments. Upon first seeing the space – which has a width of just 2.2 m, a roof at an unusual angle and large panes of glass inhibiting how much stock can be displayed – Andrew immediately

identified with the tiny shop, envisioning the intimate atmosphere that could be fostered within its confines. Mannequins stand proudly in the shop’s window, displaying finely tailored garments, while a central shelf running along the opposite wall houses the latest collections. Small finishing details – such as fresh flowers, a globe and a bookshelf full of style manuals and gentlemanly tips – add a homely and welcoming touch. Through the space, Andrew and his team hope to create a place where gents can seek style advice and find inspiration in simple but well-made wardrobe staples that have been crafted with both practicality and lifestyle in mind.

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Nestled in the Art Deco surrounds of the Bell Bros. Building, The Stitchery Collective has made a comfortable home for itself amongst the building’s creative residents. The social sewing studio is a space that was created by a group of fashion students and graduates who wanted to foster an appreciation for handmade and sustainable fashion. By passing sewing skills onto others and localising fashion design and production, the creatives behind The Stitchery Collective hope to reduce fashion’s carbon footprint. As well as hosting social sewing on Sundays, talks, clothing swaps and sewing workshops, The Stitchery Collective also organises sewing programs with community-engagement groups

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to help those from less fortunate backgrounds learn how to sew. Sunshine spills into the space, twinkling on rogue sequins and dancing across the vibrant hues of material strewn throughout the studio, while fashion sketches and material samples are pinned all over the walls. Couches lined with cushions and crochet blankets provide a space for brainstorming, and long tables double as platforms for cutting and sewing. The next sewing-class program will be See it, Love it, Make it, which will teach students to interact with fashion in a more meaningful way. As part of the sewing classes, students will learn about the design and manufacturing process by creating garments designed by emerging local designers.

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greatest achievement? My greatest achievement has to be my family. I love nothing more than hearing my two-year-old granddaughter yell out ‘Pappy’ with such excitement whenever she sees me – I can’t help but feel such happiness and pride. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? I would have to say my mum has always been my biggest inspiration. She raised nine children in the east end of Glasgow (a workingclass area, and also Scotland’s largest city). She instilled strong values in all of us, which we have kept and carried throughout our lives.

What is your specialty? Designing spaces with environmentally responsible materials. What motivates you? Our power to preserve forests, wildlife habitats and endangered species, and put an end to illegal forestry. What has been your greatest achievement? I am an ambassador for the Planet Ark ‘Make It Wood’ campaign to educate about using Forest Stewardship Council-certified and recycled timber for building and renovating. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? My grandfather – he was a bit of a greenie and had a heart of gold.

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A shared sense of style and concern for the planet’s wellbeing convinced cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood to launch their ethical clothing brand, Chinti and Parker, in 2009. Under the mantra ‘conscious cloth’, the duo creates luxury clothing from organic materials such as bamboo jersey and Seacell (sourced from wood pulp and seaweed), without compromising fit or style. Having quickly become a favourite of style mavens such as Alexa Chung, Marion Cotillard and Gwyneth Paltrow, Chinti and Parker has recently reached Australian shores via The Standard Store and Land’s End in Sydney, and Frockshop in Fortitude Valley.

What was your childhood dream? I grew up around fashion, but my childhood dream was to be an air hostess – absolutely nothing to do with fashion! I travelled quite a lot as a child and so I wanted to do something based on that. What first sparked your interest in fashion? My parents are both involved with fashion retail in the UK, so I grew up with it all very much around me. I’d go to the office after school and it was inherently part of my life. I don’t know if there was a particular event that sparked it; I think it was just always there. How did Chinti and Parker come into being? I had another business – a cosmetics brand called Pout – for about six or seven years before it was sold to an American company. My cousin Rachael had been working at Browns in London and we both ended up being free at the same time. We shared a similar style and aesthetic – we’d both go shopping and come back with the same thing – and we decided that it was an appropriate time in our lives to do something together. What inspired you to go into ethical fashion in particular? Well, both of us are moderately ethical consumers – we’re not full-on greenies and neither do we claim to be! It was more of a lifestyle choice in that we were interested in organic clothing, but we didn’t want to compromise on

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style. It almost seemed a given that it was what we needed to do. We don’t shout openly about the ethical side of our brand, but some people do pick up on it and really love it, while others are not so interested. How have attitudes changed towards ethical fashion since you began in 2009? It’s good now that bigger stores like H&M are tackling ethical fashion, but I think there’s still a long way to go. When it started about ten or 15 years ago, ethical clothing was made from hemp and was all thick and nasty. But now there are a lot of brands doing really good-quality ethical clothing, which means that you can achieve the sense of style you want and be ethical at the same time. The fabric development has also changed enormously and is still changing. We’re always pushing boundaries because we want elements like drape in our fabric, but it’s getting better each year. Will you evolve the Chinti and Parker collection to include ready to wear? I’m actually sitting here with the spring/ summer 13 collection in front of me, because we are going to shoot the lookbook this week, and the collection has definitely expanded. It’s a much fuller range that I think could be described as ready to wear. There are a lot more dresses and tops and bottoms and knitwear – it’s definitely a lot more rounded collection.

What inspires you? Neither Rachael nor I are girly girls, and we really like oversized, boyish details, so while you might find the odd feminine piece, generally we operate on the androgynous side of fashion. We look at men’s tailoring and shirting, which we really love. In terms of other inspiration, we always look to French fashion – the classic Breton in whatever guise. For our next collection, we’ve moved into a lot more geometric prints, which is definitely a move forward for Chinti because we’ve always done little delicate spots and stripes. We do struggle to call ourselves a fashion brand because we’re not. We hope that the pieces will last longer than a couple of seasons and that they don’t date. Does your love for travel inspire your work? For sure. It’s so easy now with the iPhone – I’m always out and about taking pictures of people, colours and all sorts of things. Our cashmere comes out of Mauritius, so we went there last year for work. And I went to the Maldives at Christmas. Who inspires you? Personally, it would be my dad – I’ve learned a lot of what I do today in fashion retail from him. I’m also inspired by Faye Toogood, an incredible British interior designer, who uses a blend of colours, textures and prints in a subtle and beautiful way. I adore her work.

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Fresh Cut 2012 What has been the greatest challenge you have had to overcome? That’s an easy one: the production process is an absolute nightmare! We’re a small brand with small quantities, but we like detailed garments with hidden seams and things like that, so we’re quite demanding in the production sense. Getting people to work with us, and to take a leap of faith that the brand’s going to grow to a size where the business will be meaningful to them, has definitely been the greatest challenge. What has been your greatest achievement? It would definitely have to be our collaboration with NET-A-PORTER – we do an exclusive collection for them twice a year. A couple of years ago they were doing something specific around ethical clothing and they found us. It’s just grown from there; it was very lucky for us that we were what they were looking for at the time. The other greatest achievement for us would be seeing our garments on certain celebrities we love, like Alexa Chung or Marion Cotillard, who was photographed wearing one of our jumpers that she bought herself – we didn’t even gift it to

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her! Gwyneth Paltrow is also a Chinti fan; we work with her quite a lot. Would you consider yourself to be a success? In the last few weeks, I’ve been out a few times socially and people have said to me that they’ve seen Chinti and Parker everywhere and that what we’re doing is amazing. I guess that, in the last few months, we’ve gotten the brand to a place in the UK where it’s been very well-received. But for us, true success for the brand would be to have a key store in every key city around the world. What is your dream now? To establish Chinti and Parker as a full ready-to-wear line that people go to for items of longevity. Where do you find peace in life? I have two boys and, whilst it’s not peace and is a completely different life and pace, it’s a form of relaxation in a weird way. I’m also about to do a meditation course in two weekends’ time, as part of the search for a little bit more peace! What are your words of wisdom? People smile back to happy faces.

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Opening just in time for the oncoming winter chill, London Xpress Cafe in the Logan Road precinct in Woolloongabba serves up the comforting homecooked fare that the British have become known for. Owners Sally and Jay both hail from England and have long wanted to create their own little piece of Britain in Brisbane. The cafe entrance takes the shape of the iconic red telephone box, while the homely menu features quintessential British fare, including pork pies imported from the UK, Bangers and Mash, traditional fish and chips, and scones and cups of tea. Non-British cafe staples, including Eggs Benedict, haven’t been forgotten either.

The secret to a good coffee is that each step must be perfect. The beans need to be perfectly roasted and freshly ground, and the milk should be just the right temperature and poured lovingly. With little more than a dream of creating his own coffee blends, Dan, the inquisitive mind behind Fonzie Abbott Espresso, decided to try his hand at roasting coffee beans in an unused storeroom. Soon after, the storeroom was transformed into a cafe and bar fitted with upcycled timber. A coffee-bean roaster sits proudly at the heart of the cafe, and customers can join Dan on his roasting adventures by sampling the ever-changing ‘blend of the week’.

Perched in a lofty space in the heart of the city, Public is a restaurant dominated by high ceilings, large windows, polished concrete floors and the oldworld charm of an apothecary. The restaurant and bar is a venture by two of the foodies responsible for Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar in Woolloongabba, and offers a space where you can either sit down for a veritable feast from share plates, or nestle up to the tiled bar for a few snacks and a cocktail. Despite the warm and classic feel of the fit-out, the seasonal menu is replete with contemporary fare made from sustainable ingredients, including the Kentucky Fried Duck with Paris Mash and Duck Jus.

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In Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway, the character of Clarissa Dalloway provides a feminist commentary about the need for women to be able to freely express themselves. Through the design of the Mrs Dalloway Hotplate, designer Nika Zupanc hopes to add to this conversation by dispelling the idea that household appliances are just for housewives. The svelte shape takes an haute couture approach to the design of the often stark kitchen appliance, nudging the hotplate away from being a mere kitchen gadget. @ www.nikazupanc.com

Upon stumbling across a restaurant crowded with locals chatting in the regional dialect and feasting on local fare, a traveller rejoices at finding their mecca. Helping travellers experience Berlin as the locals like it, Plus One Berlin is a hotel situated in a neighbourhood largely free from tourists. The hotel has an eco focus and offers guests the opportunity to be the ‘plus one’ of a local man or woman about town. Guests choose their local guide from a list of 28 people, all of whom have been selected for their knowledge and love of Berlin. @ www.plusoneberlin.com

In the realm of hot beverages, there appears to be an excessive imbalance between the number of endearing tea and coffee accessories, with the tally swaying heavily in the direction of tea drinkers. Attempting to remedy the situation, Brooklyn-based design company Leif has created its own take on the tea cosy. The Cozy Mug is a latte mug encased in a knitted cosy, perfect for snuggling in your hands on a cold day. Worry not tea drinkers, this mug will also happily accommodate a spicy chai latte. @ www.leifshop.com

EPICUREAN // PUZZLE Since being made available on a commercial scale in the latter half of the 1700s, the jigsaw puzzle has not only become a popular hobby, but also a display piece for the home, with many jigsaw enthusiasts choosing to frame their puzzle-building efforts. For those who do not wish to go to such lengths but still admire the craftsmanship of the jigsaw puzzle, Sydney-based Page Thirty Three has created the Jigsaw Plate. Each plate is made from ceramic and, just like real jigsaw puzzle pieces, the plates can be pieced together to form a square. @ www.pagethirtythree.com

RICE PUDDING INGREDIENTS

TO MAKE

1 cup water 100 g long-grain rice 2 ½ cups milk ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup cream 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar to serve: red berry coulis

Boil the water and add the rice in a saucepan with the lid on and let it boil until all the water has been absorbed. Add the milk and simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring often. Set aside to cool for a few hours. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then add the vanilla sugar. Gently fold into the porridge. Serve with a red berry coulis. Serves four.

COLLECTED WINTER RECIPES by Kristin Hove. Published by Hardie Grant.

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE CREME DE LA CREME OF BRISBANE’S COFFEE SCENE.

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LUCAFFE AUSTRALIA

What is your favourite blend? A ‘Single Origin’ blend from Nicaragua – rich and full-bodied, it leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste. What makes your cafe unique? We are much smaller than the average cafe (about the size of a bus shelter), but transform into a bustling coffee hotspot. Who or what inspires you and why? I think allowing yourself to be inspired by everyday people helps your mindset stay positive. What is the best advice you have ever received? The best baristas are those who aim to perfect every coffee – not just in taste, but in presentation and consistency.

What is your favourite blend? This week it’s a single-origin Colombia, with a beautiful balance of elements of leather, chocolate and fruit. What makes your cafe unique? Lucaffe combines our superb takeaway coffee window, our coffee machine showroom and our office – like a little piece of Italy in South Brisbane. Who or what inspires you and why? People with an honest passion for what they do, whether a coffee aficionado or a humanitarian. What is the best advice you have ever received? Tolerance – your best friends are those whose faults you forgive the most.

Corner Brunswick and Wickham Streets, Fortitude Valley www.cieonline.com.au

66 Hope Street, South Brisbane T. 1300 866 173 www.lucaffe.com.au

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MORAY CAFE

luke andrews/roaster

MERLO COFFEE COORPAROO TORREFAZIONE

What is your favourite blend? We roast Reverend’s Coffee onsite here and our Sacred Blend is my favourite – no bias, honestly. What makes your cafe unique? Sometimes it feels like the Moray is owned by the people of New Farm rather than any individual, which is really cool. We roast our own coffee, bake a lot of our own bread and are becoming more self-sufficient. Who or what inspires you and why? Anyone who is passionate about what they do. What is the best advice you have ever received? Make the big decisions now. Don’t wake up each day not knowing your priorities.

erin gebert/store manager What is your favourite blend and why? At the moment, riviera – I tried it using an Aeropress and was smitten. What makes your cafe unique and why? It’s a brand-new merlo roasting house that’s been a long time coming for bean-hungry southsiders! Who or what inspires you and why? My close friends and family, as well as the array of people I work with throughout the merlo family – they inspire me on a daily basis. They’re all incredibly generous and make me laugh! What is the best advice you have ever received? Whatever makes you happy.

158 Moray Street, New Farm T. 3254 1342 www.moraycafe.com.au

Shop 4, 19–41 Harries Road, Coorparoo T. 3324 2309 www.merlo.com.au

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MERLO COFFEE FORTITUDE VALLEY TORREFAZIONE

What is your favourite blend? Saint from the Cleanskin Coffee Company. What makes your cafe unique? The super-friendly staff! We are also situated at the back of a homewares store, so our cafe has a design edge to it – as well as a large permanent timber bench overlooking Bulimba Park. Who or what inspires you and why? Terence Conran. He is a connoisseur of all the good things in life – great design, furniture, good food and wine. What is the best advice you have ever received? Be true to yourself and dream big – if you dream small you’ll get small, so dream as big as you can.

tiff teo/store manager

What is your favourite blend and why? merlo’s espresso blend – it’s fullbodied with cocoa notes, making it perfect for short blacks. What makes your cafe unique and why? Our amazing team sells fresh coffee roasted daily directly to customers. Who or what inspires you and why? Nolan Hirte – he has been instrumental in developing Australia’s appreciation of specialty coffee. What is the best advice you have ever received? My grandma said to me: ‘if you don’t eat all your dinner, when you’re older your boyfriend will have lots of pimples!’

133 Oxford Street, Bulimba T. 3399 1219 www.homeandbody.com.au

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SHUCKED COFFEE HOUSE

SPRING HILL DELI & PRODUCE

What is your favourite blend? Shuck’n’awe, our signature blend – it’s strong but smooth with a sweet finish of caramel notes. What makes your cafe unique? The vintage industrial interior, our hidden-away location and our commitment to specialty coffee, quality food and friendly service. Who or what inspires you and why? The Melbourne specialty coffee scene – I love the experience I have whenever I go there. What is the best advice you have ever received? Mark Dudgeon of Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee in Melbourne said: ‘Serve good coffee and they will come.’

What is your favourite blend? I really enjoy the Revolution Blend by Blackstar – it gives the coffee depth because of its earthy, caramel taste and low acidity. What makes your cafe unique? We brew coffees and cook from the heart, using beautiful local produce, which we also sell in store. Who or what inspires you and why? My great grandmother – she is 102 years of age and still full of life and energy. What is the best advice you have ever received? It’s important to find something that you’re passionate about and persist at it until you’ve achieved your goal.

9 Creswell Street, Newstead T. 3257 4567 www.shucked.com.au

537 Boundary Street, Spring Hill T. 3161 3031 yum@springhilldeli.com

naomi mawson/owner

PABLO

BREW

What is your favourite blend? Genovese Super Brazil – it has lovely chocolately undertones and is strong without being bitter. What makes your cafe unique? The sweet coffee. We also avoid the usual bacon/eggs breakfast tradition and try our best to be innovative – we use fresh, organic, free-range Aussie produce, and we love what we do. Who or what inspires you and why? Our customers! A mentor of mine told me: ‘Your day is only as interesting as your customers.’ What is the best advice you have ever received? Believe wholeheartedly in what you are doing.

What is your favourite blend? Di Bella Nero blend is a truly fantastic full-bodied all rounder! We also stock a range of great single origins from Louie Louie Coffee Roasters. What makes your cafe unique? We offer an escape from the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city. We also have a fantastic range of alternative brewing methods, from syphons to cold drip. If you love everything coffee, it’s a place to check out. Who or what inspires you and why? Without a doubt, my father’s strong work ethic. What is the best advice you have ever received? Follow your heart.

893 Brunswick Street, New Farm T. 3254 4900 pabloespressobar@hotmail.com

Lower Burnett Lane, City T. 3211 4242 www.brewgroup.com.au

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ben regan/barista

BROTHER ESPRESSO

BLUE SKY COFFEE

What is your favourite blend? Brother Espresso House Blend – it’s an all-rounder, great with milk, hot water, or as an espresso. What makes your cafe unique? Our baristas are very experienced and share the same goal – to provide the perfect cup under any circumstance. Who or what inspires you and why? Discussing coffee philosophies and techniques with my colleagues – it’s fulfilling to work with people who share my passion. What is the best advice you have ever received? Accredited author and World Barista Championship Judge Instaurator said: ‘Let taste be your guide.’

What is your favourite blend? I don’t have one in particular – each is unique with its own flavour and character. What makes your cafe unique? Our decor – we have a vintage car in the window, a suit of armour, and art on the walls. We are also inspired by people who love coffee – we aspire to create for them perfection in every cup. Who or what inspires you and why? My customers! I feel privileged to be able to fulfil a part of their day. What is the best advice you have ever received? In hospitality, keep smiling. In life, don’t worry, be happy!

110 Maygar Street, Windsor T. 3861 0041 www.brotherespresso.com.au

32 Commercial Road, Newstead T. 1300 232 575 www.blueskycoffee.com.au

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HOTEL URBAN BRISBANE

THE WALNUT RESTAURANT

Australia and New Zealand produce some of the best wines in the world, a fact that Hotel Urban Brisbane has taken notice of – it has amassed a tasty collection from each country’s premium wine regions. The current wine list has been carefully edited to make sure there is a bottle to suit every individual, with a mix of premium and boutique wines available. Complement your drink with a lunch or dinner of perfectly suited flavours from Gazebo Bar & Restaurant’s autumn menu. On Friday nights you will also have the accompaniment of weekly live-music performances.

Take a step back in time to an era of indulgence at The Walnut Restaurant, with its luscious lounge interiors and picturesque views of the City Botanic Gardens. The wine list caters to all tastes and cleverly matches the items on the a-la-carte menu, prepared by award-winning executive chef, Rhian Rodrigues. Accompany your celebrations with Dom Perignon or pair your delectable dinner with a bottle from The Walnut’s private cellar of Grange and Henschke ‘Hill of Grace’ range. Visitors can also enjoy a complimentary cheese platter for two, with the purchase of a bottle of Moët.

345 Wickham Terrace, City T. 3831 6177 www.hotelurban.com.au/brisbane

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SUMMIT RESTAURANT

PORT OFFICE HOTEL

A glimpse of a city skyline can be a sight to behold, especially at night when it is dotted with the lights of the buildings below. Arguably the best view of Brisbane can be found while perched atop of Mount Coot-tha. Sitting snug amongst the view is the iconic Summit Restaurant. The delicious dining experience is enhanced with the range of wines available – specifically selected by manager Daniel De’Pascali. The restaurant has gone to great lengths to source creations from both estate boutique and renowned producers, creating a selection to appeal to most palates and preferences.

For wine connoisseurs, choosing the right drop is an art form, dependent on the quality of a drink’s colour, scent and its taste. The most particular of experts will be out of excuses at Port Office Hotel – its wine list holds more than 160 names, with one to suit every occasion and tastebud. Take a stroll down to the historic premises where you can sit back in a relaxed atmosphere and treat yourself. Select from a bottle of the extensive range of Penfolds available, or any one of the vintage choices on offer. For those after only a slight tipple, there are also more than 30 wines available by the glass.

Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha T. 3369 9922 www.brisbanelookout.com

Corner Margaret and Edward Streets, City T. 3221 0072 www.portofficehotel.com.au

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STELLAROSSA

325 ON GEORGE

Take a seat at Stellarossa on Eagle Street Pier, where you can enjoy a sumptuous glass of wine, accompanied by views of the iconic Brisbane River. Just a short distance from the financial district, here you can sit and watch the world go by while enjoying some of the winter wine specials on offer. The specials focus on varieties from some of the best wine-producing regions in Australia – try a Barossa Shiraz or toast with a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. Stellarossa also employs a unique wine preservation unit, which helps to ensure each drink is as delicious as the winemaker intended.

An inner-city dining destination, restaurant 325 on George is an ideal venue for all occasions. Located in the heart of the thriving legal precinct, the restaurant has quickly become a favourite with locals. The restaurant’s open-plan design flows towards the two alfresco decks located at the front of the restaurant. Here you can kick back with friends and celebrate with a few drinks after work. Select your drop from the extensive wine list where you can choose from a range of red, white and sparkling – including Wirra Wirra Church Block and St Hallet’s Shiraz.

Shop 2, 1 Eagle Street Pier, City T. 3229 8949 www.stellarossa.com.au

325 George Street, City T. 3308 0736 www.325ongeorge.com.au

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JESSE SCOTT

CIRCUS PERFORMER, AUSTRALIA CASUS

www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au –– Breathtaking, bold and gravitydefying tricks will grace the stage of the Judith Wright Centre when Jesse Scott and CASUS perform their work Knee Deep from June 2–9. age 25. born Melbourne. performance that first made your world come alive

I grew up in Australia’s premiere youth circus (Flying Fruit Fly Circus), so I had the opportunity to see amazing circus from a very young age. Watching my sister on stage always inspired me. describe yourself in ten words I have never pretended to be someone I’m not. something you discovered this month I made up two new tricks on the trapeze this month and hope to discover a few more.

NEWS // SNAPSHOTS A photograph can bring a story to life in ways that can be difficult to convey in words. Celebrating the role of news photography, the World Press Photo Contest is one of the most respected collections of photojournalism. This year, exactly 101,254 photographs were submitted in the contest and the winning photographs have been assembled in an exhibition that will visit Brisbane Powerhouse from June 2–24. The first prize of the Contemporary Issue Stories category is a photograph (pictured) of child brides from Hajjah in Yemen. @ www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

SPONTANEOUS // MUSIC

most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen It changes every time I go

By speaking to the soul in magical ways, music has the powerful ability to inspire and stimulate. On June 21, Brisbane musicians will join a chorus of performers across the globe for Fête de la Musique. The event is one of the world’s largest international musical celebrations and will be taking place in more than 450 cities across the world this year. As part of local celebrations, music from an array of genres will echo from neighbourhoods spread across Brisbane. Unexpected locations, including bus stops and butcher shops, will host the various free music performances.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SYC STUDIOS, SEAN YOUNG

on an adventure, which is often. makes you different From the age of 14, I could balance entirely on my head on a swinging trapeze high in the air. scares you Spiders, toe socks and losing my ability to create and be physical. worth fighting for The amazing world we live in and all the beautiful life forms it sustains. tell me about creativity Creativity exists everywhere – we just need to look with open eyes. I’m lucky to have circus as my art form; it’s not hard to be creative in a world where there are no boundaries. biggest inspiration The people I surround myself with. world you imagine A circus world. words of wisdom Twenty push-ups please.

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DINNER // CONVERSATION

As the intensity of each keystroke grows and the pianist becomes completely immersed in their performance, a joyous musical journey begins to unfold. Joining Queensland Symphony Orchestra for one of his few Australian concerts this year, internationally regarded pianist Roger Woodward will display his musical dexterity when he performs Bach’s Concerto No.1 in D minor. The program for the night also features Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by the orchestra’s principal guest conductor, Eivind Aadland. Treat your ears to some musical brilliance at the show on June 16 at QPAC. @ www.qso.com.au

When you are gathered in the company of interesting individuals, dinner party conversation can skip from one topic to another, causing the hours to slip away unnoticed. In a sumptuous spread of food, wine and the comfort of good conversation, a dinner with gravity is a play that ponders the magic of life itself. The story takes place at a dinner party where food is devoured, bottles of wine are emptied and stories are shared, inspiring the audience to marvel at the wonders of the world and humanity. The season begins on June 27 at La Boite. @ www.laboite.com.au

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With a musical style described as ‘nakedly aggressive’, American saxophonist Albert Ayler was destined to carve his own path through the world of avant-garde jazz. Albert’s wild, heavily improvised technique made him somewhat of an iconoclast amongst jazz traditionalists at the beginning of his career, and it wasn’t until he moved to Sweden in 1962 that his recording career took off. Slug’s Saloon is a live recording of Albert’s performance on May 1, 1966, in the New York locale as notorious for its progressive jazz as for the characters who frequented it.

A song discovered whilst travelling in an exotic land will forever evoke memories of that place whenever you hear it. Jazz chanteuse Melody Gardot’s latest offering, The Absence, takes a musical trip through some of the world’s most colourful cultures. From sultry tango in Buenos Aires, to Moroccan deserts and Brazilian beaches, Melody turns her travel memories into original songs that reflect her observations of the intriguing people within each culture, and the sadness and joy that she experienced alongside them during her journey.

The haunting score that made Tom Ford’s A Single Man even more achingly brilliant was in part the work of Polish composer, Abel Korzeniowski. While Abel was most recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his score of Madonna’s directorial debut, W.E., another of his lesser-known but equally brilliant film scores was that of An Angel in Cracow. Abel’s musical genius is ever present in this 2002 release, which features the melancholic cello and dream-like refrains that are woven throughout his later works.

Crafting an artful fusion of electronic indie pop, Dan Smith goes by the moniker Bastille, and first made a name for himself on YouTube where he uploaded his song, ‘Flaws’. The London-based lad has recently released an EP entitled Overjoyed, which showcases his emotive lyrical delivery and a voice infused with just enough rasp to send female hearts afluttering. The EP features remixes by the likes of Yeasayer, Distance, Ghostwriter and Detour City and is a taste of what will feature on the album due to be released later this year.

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CARY GRANT: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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BREVERTON’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INVENTIONS

KNITTING BASICS

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From the 1930s–1960s, Cary Grant epitomised all that was good in the Hollywood of the classic movie period. Good-looking, a commanding figure, impeccable manners, and a host of outstanding movies, he led a life devoted to family and quality of living. Much of his appeal depended upon his sense of style and, as ‘clothes maketh the man’, his choice certainly echoed his sincerity. Though about his life in pictures, this book gives a glimpse of the clothing he chose to embody that sense of style that made him appeal to woman and man alike.

A much-shortened version of tenvolume The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, we follow the survey of selected world regions for their culture/fashion mix: Africa, The Middle East, Asia, Latin America, France, UK, USA et al (but Oceania not included). Some, such as the truly developing countries, echo their traditional ‘tribal’ heritage; others mirror Western styles to produce ‘plastic’ clothes that could come from anywhere. But, bright and beautifully photographed, this book presents an exciting mix of today’s fashions and models.

Rather like the iconic Cole’s Funny Picture Books of 1879, and still in print, Terry Breverton has assembled an array of unusual facts and figures that will keep an enquiring mind busy for ages. Spanning from The Dawn of Technology to The Digital Age, eight chapters and 369 pages move from 2.6-million BC to the ongoing Wikipedia era, in a fascinating study of unusual inventions and discoveries. This book is truly ‘A Compendium of Technological Leaps, Groundbreaking Discoveries and Scientific Breakthroughs.’

‘All you need to know about knitting stitches and techniques.’ With knitting groups becoming more popular, what more do we need than this: separate your hanks, balls and skeins, then knit-one, purl-one, complete with casting off and you will have a genuine handmade garment that will definitely give great satisfaction when worn. Melody Lord takes you from the very basics to intricate stitches – beetle, tulip, star, through repairs and maintenance, to knitting machines and storage – all making the craft look so easy that even that male in the house may like to try it too!

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Delve into the wildly creative mind of children’s author and illustrator Shaun Tan, in an exhibition characterised by curiosity. The Odditoreum is Shaun’s interpretation of artefacts stored in the vaults of Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. The family-friendly exhibition showcases

Shaun’s intriguing objects and artworks that were inspired by items such as ancient cannonballs and guide-dog testing devices. Before reading the history of each piece, children are encouraged to imagine their own story about the objects on display. UNTIL AUGUST 26

POP REMIX

QUT ART MUSEUM Along with the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent part of the evolution of pop art in the 1960s. Roy’s art was informed by the style of comic strips and advertising, and often parodied pop culture. While art critics of the time said Roy’s work lacked originality, his goal was to imitate the comic-strip style as closely as possible so that the content would become all the more critical. The Pop Remix exhibition at QUT Art Museum is drawn from the National Gallery of Australia and presents some of the artist’s best-known works, alongside revealing film and photographic components that glimpse inside Roy’s working and collaborative methods. FROM JUNE 30

ABOVE, IMAGE ONE: ROY LICHTENSTEIN, BULL VII,1974, IMAGE COURTESY OF QUT ART MUSEUM. ABOVE, IMAGE TWO: ROY LICHTENSTEIN, CRAK!, 1963-64, IMAGE COURTESY OF QUT ART MUSEUM. TOP LEFT: ILLUSTRATION BY SHAUN TAN. BOTTOM RIGHT: DOUGLAS GORDON LEFT IS RIGHT AND RIGHT IS WRONG AND LEFT IS WRONG AND RIGHT IS RIGHT, 1999, PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUART TYSON.

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For Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, a finished film is a piece of art waiting to be reinterpreted. Through the use of juxtaposition and by breaking films into pieces and superimposing them, Douglas not only explores the art of filmmaking, but also looks at dark and existential themes

including life and death, good and evil, and guilt and innocence. In Left is Right and Right is Wrong and Left is Wrong and Right is Right, Douglas appropriates the 1949 film Whirlpool and presents the film in two conflicting versions. FROM JUNE 23

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DEBORAH KELLY Melbourne-born, Sydney-based visual artist Deborah Kelly has been creating intriguing cross-media artworks for more than 30 years. The year 2012 will stand out as one to remember, as she enjoys a string of career highlights, including a monograph of her work to be published by Sydney’s Artspace Visual Arts Centre, a commission for the Gallery of Modern Art, and scooping the 2012 Albury Art Prize of $20,000 towards her “dream” residency in New York and Berlin. She doesn’t consider herself a success, but rather “a lucky woman” who feels blessed to be creating art about issues that matter. When Deborah Kelly received a call from a curator at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) last year to discuss a major commission, she couldn’t believe her ears. “Boy, being approached by GOMA – every artist in Australia longs for that phone call,” she gushes earnestly. “I mean, I was really trying to sound calm, but my heart was completely hammering in my chest.” That phone call resulted in Deborah creating two of her “most labour-intensive” artworks – a video animation of paper collage works, titled Beastliness, and a photographic portrait series, titled The Miracles – for exhibition as part of GOMA’s Contemporary Australia: Women show, open until July 22. On June 7, Deborah will also participate in a GOMA Talks panel exploring the diverse cultural expressions of women in the context of contemporary debates about an ‘Australian’ national identity. Deborah, who recently turned 50, has been making art since age 19. Her thoughtprovoking art usually exists in the public realm, on diverse and often transient canvases ranging from billboards to postcards, bus stops, human bodies and even clouds. Her CV is bursting with credits of public art projects, exhibitions, commissions and collections held all over the world. She has also won numerous awards, including this year’s Albury Art Prize, which will see her travel to New York to study with her mentor Martha Rosler, and later visit Berlin to research anti-Nazi photomontage in the 1930s. She is known for prompting public

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discourse and inviting audience participation on exigent social issues such as race, religion, identity, borders, history and conception. To create these provocative projects, she collaborates with a range of creative thinkers and doers, from dancers to choreographers, filmmakers, animators, historians, visual artists, fashion designers and social activists. Deborah’s childhood dream was to be an artist and she studied art throughout her schooling. “But because I’m the first person in my whole extended family to ever finish school, I found myself being corralled into law school, which was so awful,” she laughs of her misguided first career step. Deborah quit law school after 18 months and started making artwork for a women’s legal resource centre in Melbourne. “My whole life as an artist took off from there – I was 19,” she says. But Deborah first realised she could use her artwork to speak to the public on important issues when she worked on a public art project with historian Liz Connor in 1997. Titled Stick with Wik, the project involved Deborah designing black armbands for people to wear to express their sorrow about the dispossession of Aboriginal people. More than 25,000 black armbands were sold through The Body Shop and the funds went to the Wik native title claim. “Everywhere you went you would see people wearing armbands, and it was so powerful to see people in the street making this statement with their bodies,” she recalls. The experience shifted the way she thought about art and the role she could play

as an artist. She set about making political art on various topics and, in 2001, helped instigate boat-people.org, an art gang making public art around issues of race, borders and history. She considers her greatest achievement to be a work she created in 2009 as a memorial for the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. Deborah produced Tank Man Tango, a short video of a choreographed dance inspired by the lone man who faced off against the tanks in Tiananmen Square armed only with shopping bags. She shared it on YouTube as a dance routine to encourage participatory performances worldwide. “People gathered in 27 cities across the world on June 4, 2009, and made a memorial out of their own bodies, dancing,” she says. “I think that’s probably the most beautiful work I’ve ever made.” She admits her career is constantly challenged by the quandaries of money, space and time. “One of the big challenges that every artist has to get past is selfsabotage – to believe in yourself enough to actually work on the work.” She remains motivated because she finds joy in art making. “It really is a joyous process and it demands all of your intelligence … and that really makes you feel like a superhero.” Asked why she cares about her work and intends to continue participating in public discourse, she answers solemnly. “The kinds of things I work on are the absolutely critical issues of our time,” she says. “There is no option but to care about them.”

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SETH ROGEN

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Following her graduation from NIDA in 2008, Sarah Snook’s career has encompassed roles ranging from appearances on homegrown television shows Packed to the Rafters and Sisters of War, to supporting roles in films including Julia Leigh’s recent take on Sleeping Beauty. Sarah’s latest project sees her star as Stevie in the Australian film, Not Suitable for Children. The film is the first feature-length project for shortfilm director, Peter Templeman. Stevie is a realist who shares a house with Jonah (Ryan Kwanten) – a carefree twenty-something who lives to party. Stevie supports Jonah in his fast-tracked quest to become a father after he learns he has prostate cancer that will strip him of his fertility.

After enrolling in comedy classes at the age of just 13, Seth Rogen began to develop the affable style of comedy that has become the trademark of his acting career. After starting out in stand-up comedy, Seth’s first onscreen acting role came as Ken Miller in Judd Apatow’s cult 1999 television series Freaks and Geeks, and teamed up with Judd again in 2005 to star as Cal in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In a step away from his typical roles, Seth appears as Lou – a happy-go-lucky cookbook author unknowingly caught in a love triangle – in the bittersweet film, Take This Waltz. When Lou’s wife Margot (Michelle Williams) meets handsome artist Daniel (Luke Kirby) from across the street, the pair begins to develop a strong romantic bond.

The doyenne of comedy in Hollywood, Kristen Wiig cemented her future as a comedic actress after playing a number of slightly neurotic characters, including the attention-seeking Penelope, on Saturday Night Live. After continuing to affirm her acting talents in films including The Brothers Solomon and Whip It, Kristen co-wrote and took the lead role in Bridesmaids. In her latest role as Missy in the comedy Friends with Kids, Kristen stars as a smitten newlywed married to Ben (Jon Hamm). Together with their close-knit group of friends, the couple must support two of their closest friends, Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt), who decide to have a baby together without becoming romantically involved.

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According to Frank Chimero: “People ignore design that ignores people.” While this philosophy seems intuitively simple, it is often the case that the simplest ideas are easily overlooked when trying to solve a complicated problem. Presenting a talk at The Edge, New York-based designer and noted design thinker Frank Chimero will share his ideas on how to solve design puzzles. In his presentation, Frank will question the role of logic in design, and explore his ideas about thoughtful design, including how design can create change.

As well as being a well-regarded actress and style icon, Audrey Hepburn was also a generous philanthropist who was involved in a number of humanitarian causes – a side of her character that makes her onscreen charm all the more endearing. Relive one of the actress’ most famous roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, at Dendy Portside as part of its Hollywood Classics program. In the film, Eliza is transformed from an unrefined girl into a lady of high society who attracts the affections of two men.

Stepping out of the recording studio and onto the stage, Matt Corby’s Australian tour comes just after he finished putting the final touches on his soon-to-be-released debut album. As part of the tour, Matt, along with his four-piece band, will build anticipation for his forthcoming album by playing a selection of new songs. Audiences can also expect soulful performances of the bluesy folk-like songs from his EPs. Matt will be supported by local folk/indie act, The Trouble with Templeton, and sixpiece Melbourne band, Alpine.

Harnessing the power of play as a learning tool, Out of the Box is a children’s festival underpinned by an educational focus. The festival is now in its 20th year and, as part of the National Year of Reading, literacy is the focus of this year’s program. Out of the Box will showcase four children’s books as live theatre performances, including The Flying Orchestra by Queensland author Clare McFadden. Other events include workshops and a symposium that will delve into issues associated with early childhood learning.

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ANTOINETTE J. CITIZEN FRESH CUT 2012 JUNE 23 TO AUGUST 4, INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

›I became an artist because ... art offered the possibility of drawing from so many aspects of knowledge and disparate fields of study. ›I think of creativity ... as a human characteristic common to all of us. We create, we build, we make ... It is part of what makes us human. Artists and other creative practitioners have just had the opportunity (and the desire) to develop and delve into these creative impulses. ›I ‘fuel’ my creativity by ... being interested. Whatever it is that I happen to be interested in at the time – whether it is an artwork, or baking, electronics, philosophy or bad science fiction – provides a continually renewable source of ‘fuel’ to work from. ›I love my job because ... I love making, learning, problem solving and being able to research and acquire new skills and knowledge. I also get to meet and be around people who love making, learning and problem solving. ›Through my work, I would like to ... be able to make work that functions like a conversation with its audience, preferably a long conversation over a glass of wine. ›Favourite author: Nick Bostrom ›Director who inspires me: David Cronenberg ›Favourite actor: Kirsten Dunst ›Most played on my iPod: Christy Moore ›A performer I love: Tehching Hsieh ›Artist I most admire: David Bowen ›Makes me laugh: Tina Fey

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BABES IN ARMS every thursday AT PALACE CINEMAS

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Cinephiles can come from all walks of life, united by a common appreciation of the drama and fantasy that comes to life in the cinema. With this in mind, Palace Cinemas is offering baby-friendly film sessions for mothers with little ones in tow. As part of the Babes in Arms program, new-release films are screened every Thursday. The film is screened with dimmed lights and lower sound levels, and onsite lifts provide access for those with prams.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

See Opera Australia’s rendition of Shakespeare’s

HEAD FULL OF LOVE

THEATRE from july 7 AT QPAC Regardless of time or place, kindred spirits will always find one another. Such is the case in Head Full of Love by Queensland Theatre Company – a story about self identity told through an unlikely friendship formed by a mutual appreciation of beanies. Tilly and Nessa meet whilst Tilly is preparing a beanie to enter the Annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival and Sydneysider Nessa is roaming the Red Centre trying to find herself.

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Charles Dicken’s

For upbeat Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad, having the opportunity to dance on the Corny Collins Show would be a dream come true. Despite her size, Tracy has a compelling repertoire of dance moves, so when auditions are held for the show, she naturally catches the attention of Corny Collins himself, as well as her crush, Link Larkin. After her dream of appearing on the show has come true, Tracy sets herself a new goal – to make the show racially equal.

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As a child, Lenny Henry always wondered when he would have the opportunity to meet his relative named Elvis. There were so many pictures of the famous singer in his childhood home, that Lenny naturally assumed he must be a member of the extended family. In his latest show, Cradle to Rave, British comedian Lenny delivers a range of personal anecdotes about his family, first love and career, all of which are centred around his greatest passion – music.

See the New Zealand reggae/ soul band perform songs from its new album. JUNE 8 AT THE HI-FI

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Culture is an all-encompassing term that refers to a wide spectrum of creative endeavours. From food and theatre, to dance and literature, The Noosa Longweekend Festival celebrates art and culture in its many forms by offering a program accented by contemporary and traditional art forms. This year, the ten-day festival will host talks by authors, dance performances, forums, musical performances and culinary events.

LIGHTNING MAN

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PERFORMANCE until june 10 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE As part of her crusade to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes, Candy Bowers has created a show that traces her journey from body loathing to body love. The rapper, writer, actress and comedian spent her youth troubled by her body shape, but, in time, has come to appreciate her well-endowed booty. With her light-hearted sense of humour, Candy will have you embracing every curve and blemish on your body, after an hour of jokes, stories and songs.

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The relationship between humans and the natural world has become a topical issue. Exploring the trend of artists using art to question their place in the world, and how that affects animals, is the ANIMAL/HUMAN exhibition at UQ Art Museum. The selection of works ranges from playful pieces to traditional totemic representations and provocative works that question the ethical considerations of the human relationship with animals.

of live jazz. JUNE 13–16 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE EXHIBITION

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Despite her charming smile and pretty voice, Virginia Gay has a surprisingly dirty mind. While others listen to a song and hear a sweet message about love and commitment, Virginia hears a smutty story wrapped in immorality. In Dirty Pretty Songs, Virginia presents her rendition of popular songs including Radiohead’s ‘High And Dry’. While she doesn’t change the lyrics or the tune, her performance exposes a different side of pop music.

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SILK ISLAND, CAMBODIA

Sitting upstream on the Mekong from the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Silk Island (known locally as Koh Dach) is home to scores of artisans who make their living handweaving beautiful silk wares. A world away from the tourist-laden Killing Fields, Western faces are scarce on Silk Island, where the pace of life is leisurely and the locals are welcoming, providing a fascinating insight into village life.

”Get out,” Sok, my tuk tuk driver says to me somewhat abruptly. We are perched atop a precariously steep dirt track leading down to the river on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. I oblige obediently, stepping down into the dirt, unsure of our next course of action. As a rickety old barge nudges into the riverbank at the foot of the incline, Sok’s motive reveals itself. With the help of three locals, he painstakingly steers his motorbike and the attached tuk tuk down the hill, straining to prevent the vehicles from breaking free and crashing into the people already waiting on the barge below. Once safely aboard, we begin our leisurely cruise across the Mekong towards Silk Island. But just as I think the worst of the journey is over, I see an even more precarious incline waiting for us on the other side. This time we don’t have gravity on our side, as we need to get the tuk tuk up rather than down. Half jokingly, I ask Sok if he needs me to get out and push; po-faced, he says yes. I dismount and position myself on one side of the tuk tuk, with a local boy on the other, and we begin heaving the metal beast up the hill. Just near the crest, things go awry: Sok’s motorbike rears up on its back wheel and the tuk tuk begins to tumble backwards. Locals nearby rush to our aid, and we all ease the steed to safety. Having embarked on this daytrip on a whim, I’ve done little research as to the terrain of Silk Island. Within a minute of rattling along the narrow dirt road in the back of a tuk tuk – an experience akin to

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off-roading in a 4WD, I am soon wondering whether my choice of transport was the wisest one. Holding on for dear life, I bounce around my rudimentary chariot, a cloud of dust surrounding me. Once I find a sturdy grip, I begin to take in the roadside scenery. A quaint rural community, Silk Island’s locals reside in very simple housing, much of which is constructed from dilapidated old wood, bamboo and palm fronds. Hammocks abound in front yards and on makeshift shop fronts, reflecting the pace of life here. The preferred modes of transport are by foot, bicycle, moto or horsedrawn cart – tuk tuks, wisely, are few and far between. Lean white cows and enormous swines mosey along the road, oblivious to passing traffic, nibbling at unruly tufts of grass. I’ve come to Silk Island to visit the local handweavers, who craft beautiful fabrics, tablecloths, scarves and other textile accoutrements on elaborate looms beneath their stilted houses. A teenage girl, clutching to her mother’s waist on the back of a motorbike, smiles at me as they pull alongside the tuk tuk. “Are you here to see the handweavers?” she asks me in surprisingly clear English. “Yes,” I smile. She gestures to Sok to follow them as they zoom off down the dirt track. We pull into the yard of a house nearby, where two women are working studiously at their looms. The rhythmic shifting of the large pedals and skimming of the shuttle across the taut, brightly coloured yarn is mesmerising. One of the women motions for

me to sit at her loom and try my hand at the intricate fibre art. I sit down reluctantly at the enormous contraption, as she guides me through a complicated sequence of footwork that reminds me of learning a dance routine. While she is extremely encouraging in her instruction, I suspect that she will be undoing my handiwork soon after I leave, so as not to spoil the colourful pattern of the textile she has been meticulously crafting all morning. After being dazzled with all manner of silken wares, I leave the house with several scarves and table runners – as weaving is the livelihood of these people, my bartering is somewhat halfhearted and I depart happy to have paid more than I should have. Sok continues our tour of the island, and we rattle along a road that leads to the centre of the land mass. As we slow to a crawl, the haunting sound of bells entwined with the twang of a Tro (a local stringed instrument) floats through the trees. At the end of the road, a row of colourful Buddhist statues leads to an imposing pagoda. Barefoot monks glide peacefully towards the structure, where a solemn ceremony is in progress. Sok and I spend the remainder of the afternoon visiting local artisans and taking in the simplicity and beauty of their lifestyle. The peaceful island seems worlds away from the bustling Cambodian capital, and its inhabitants exhibit a joy that seems to evade many of those who live in Phnom Penh. Despite the aches I’ll no doubt feel tomorrow, my trip is worth every moment.

TEXT BY MIKKI BRAMMER

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