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MEDIA ARCHITECTS managing editor carl lindgren business manager wendy schipper publishing manager chrisanthi demos global editor mikki brammer assistant editor melinda halloran editorial assistants sarah bristow, linsey rendell copy editor matthew brady art director lila theodoros production manager sarah hyne web/graphic designers sarah hyne, amy melksham, isabelle stringfellow photographer melinda halloran senior account manager leonie ruegg account managers paige gumbley, jennifer palmer financial controller kathryn lindgren web developers morgan daly, dino latoga contributors frances frangenheim, eric lindgren, kathryn lindgren interns scott ford, tahlia gregori, jasmine mee lee map cheer squad kara ciampi, 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, rosie the giraffe, 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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– – BEN JOHNSTON

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“If you have to get up early in the morning, you may as well be doing something that you really love.” – – MAT PEMBER 32 international

COVER Paul Newman, 1964 Photography by Dennis Hopper © The Dennis Hopper Trust, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Trust From Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album www.berlinerfestspiele.de

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“Look at people as human beings and really try to see their beauty.” – – KLAARTJE QUIRIJNS 10 circus

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“Always keep your passions ignited.” 46 arts

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“There is always light ... We should not be afraid of anything.” – – YASMIN LEVY

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MANAGING EDITOR’S NOTE

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” –– YOGI BERRA

Welcome to map magazine’s 147th issue. Almost two years ago, we asked the map community to help us raise $5000 for a water well in Africa. A few weeks ago we received notice that the water well has been built in a village in Ethiopia called Ruba Gaf. Thanks to you, this village of 270 people now has access to clean and safe drinking water. What was astounding about the project was that each family using the water well contributed between three and six cents towards the well’s construction! Considering that years ago, Australia got rid of its one cent and two cent coins, it gives some humbling perspective on how those living in poverty live on such small amounts of money.

However, for the villagers, this contribution helped instill a sense of personal ownership for the water well. The women and children used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families and even then, each family member had to make do with just five litres of water per day for drinking, bathing and cooking. Now on average, they’re less than 15 minutes from their water project, they have enough water and more importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink. So, a big thank you to all those who donated – it’s a great reminder that the power of small amounts of money from a lot of people can make a whole world of difference. Remember to dream ...

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

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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – – ALBERT EINSTEIN

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We can hardly contain our excitement that the arrival of summer is so close. And not only are we celebrating the onset of endless days of sunshine this month, but also the completion of our charity: water well! For us, the well was our small way of changing the world for the better and, in our November Sunshine issue, we share the stories of three people who are doing the same: local creative entrepreneur Ben Johnston; urban gardener and founder of The Little Veggie Patch Co Mat Pember; and political documentary filmmaker Klaartje Quirijns. In their own small ways, these dreamers have found the thing that they love best and are using it to educate and enrich the lives of others. May the oncoming months of sunshine and fun bring you plenty of moments of inspiration to find what it is you do best!

In June 2010, map magazine called upon its readers and community to help raise money to build a charity: water well in Africa. Two years later, we are immensely proud to announce that the well has been built in the village of Ruba Gaf in northern Ethiopia. Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, the 270 people living in Ruba Gaf now have access to clean and safe drinking water every day, making their lives a whole lot better. Thank you so much to everyone who so generously donated to the cause, helping us to make our dream come true! @ www.charitywater.org

RETRODREAMER ––

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

“Follow your bliss.”

Mikki Brammer EDITOR

mikki@mapmagazine.com.au

Though he is most well known for his work as a writer and lecturer in comparative mythology, Joseph Campbell’s wisdom transcended mere academia. The affable scholar made the mythology of myriad cultures accessible through his books such as The Hero’s Journey and The Power of Myth. He dreamed of showing the world that, regardless of religious creed or cultural belief, we all experience the same journey as human beings.

INVITES YOU TO ... LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED Set amidst sweeping scenery characterised by the lemon groves, cypress trees and villas of Italy, Love is All You Need is director Susanne Bier’s latest project, which plays on the genre of romantic comedy. The story follows two seemingly lost souls as they travel to Italy for the wedding of their children. Businessman and widower Philip (Pierce Brosnan) is still bitter about the loss of his wife when he meets the cheery Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who has recently discovered that her husband had been having an affair. As the two spend more time together, they begin to teach one another the meaning of happiness. For your chance to attend map magazine’s special screening at Palace Centro on November 26 at 6:30 pm, visit www.mapmagazine.com.au and follow the links. 112 lucky entrants will receive a double pass. Winners will be notified by email. Good luck!

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ARTIST/PROFESSOR OF ART, USA

www.robtarbell.com –– Like tapping into visions from a child’s imagination, Rob Tarbell creates whimsical circus-inspired images using smoke captured on paper. age Old enough to know better. born Findlay, Ohio, USA. thing that made the world sit up and take notice of you Creating artwork

by capturing smoke on paper has brought me worldwide attention. I never imagined being in a newspaper in Siberia! describe yourself in ten words Tall, creative, persistent, hard worker, patient, great daddy and husband. gets you out of bed in the morning Dottie, our 19-monthold daughter, is up at 6:00 am almost every morning, well rested and hungry. idea of complete happiness Having a healthy mind, a healthy body and a healthy life/ work balance. makes you different A mix of creative curiosity, persistence, tenacity and the ability to embrace and learn from failing. And I am tall. scares you My wife would say black labrador dogs in the dark. I say hideous bloodthirsty beasts lurking in the darkness. environmental beliefs Recycle, reuse, repurpose. biggest inspiration I put more stock in hard work than inspiration. My brother just completed cancer treatments. He is working hard to defeat this cancer and is succeeding. He is inspiring me to work harder. world you imagine Can’t we all just get along? words of wisdom Say please and thank you. Work hard. Give and give back.

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SECRET // PHOTOS Dennis Hopper was known for his ability to inhabit the skin of a character in a manner that would stay with you long after the credits rolled. What is lesser known about the actor is his keen photographic eye. The exhibition Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album, on at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau museum until December 17, reveals a collection of Dennis’ personal photos that had been tucked away in five forgotten crates. Taken between 1961 and 1967, the shots provide insight into Hollywood life, both through landscapes and portraits of icons including Paul Newman and Andy Warhol. @ www.berlinerfestspiele.de

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Rabbits are particularly clever members of the animal kingdom, not to mention industrious, but sadly they are often disregarded simply as pests – we’ve even heard that it’s illegal to own a pet rabbit in Queensland unless you are a magician. While that may be an urban myth, if your living quarters don’t allow for a pet of the fluffy-tailed variety, you can still pronounce your love of the animal by wearing the Audrey ring. Designed by Sydney-based creative duo Museum of Small Things, other creatures also turned into ring form for the collection include a deer, a wild boar and an octopus. @ www.themuseumofsmallthings.com

Cities are often famous for a particular cuisine, be it the croissants of Paris or the pierogi of Warsaw. To Yuki Matsuo, New York City is an architectural manifestation of her love for doughnuts. Blending her affection for local food culture and her passion for doughnuts, Yuki created the New York Doughnut Map – a well-edited compilation of 35 of the Big Apple’s best spots to sample the treat. The map was published in October – also known as National Doughnut Month in the USA – by All-You-Can-Eat Press. @ www.allyoucaneatpress.com

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A VISUAL EXAMINATION OF ANIMAL INSTINCT

The opportunity to see an exotic animal in a zoo or circus is, for some people, an exciting and joyous activity. For others, the experience is burdened by the thought of animals in captivity, and the fact that the creatures have often been transplanted from their natural habitats to urban enclosures where their basic instincts are suppressed. Touched in this vein, Parisian photographer Eric Pillot sought to capture the juxtaposition of spectacle versus nature. While visiting various parks and zoos throughout Europe, Eric used his artistic eye to examine not only the animals that dwelled within, but also the architecture of the enclosures themselves. The result is the photographic series In Situ, which is at once whimsical and haunting. Eric draws attention to the fact that, while the animals might be well fed, protected and cared for, they will

never have the opportunity to run free on open plains, swim in wild lagoons, soar freely through the sky, or face a natural predator as part of the circle of life. He also seeks to engage viewers with their own basic animal instincts, encouraging them to consider how they are impacted by their environment. In turn, each of the animals takes on a seemingly human characteristic, from the graceful flamingo peeking out shyly from behind a wall, to the polar bear slumped languidly – as if on a couch – on an arid rock bed far from the icy landscape of the Arctic. Before turning his hand to photography, Eric spent his time exploring the fields of science and engineering. These days, much of his photographic work focuses on the behaviour and body language of zoo animals.

IN SITU BY ERIC PILLOT PARIS, FRANCE

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What is your profession? I oversee the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of a range of gourmet, all-natural fairy floss. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? No formal training is required, just a burning desire to create a business from the ground up. I have a background in visual arts, which has helped me immensely in this role. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role? I am responsible for using customer feedback and my own ideas to create new flavours, and working with a graphic designer for marketing. A vivid imagination, a never-say-never attitude and belief are also helpful. How did you get involved in your profession? My husband Paul was out of work and I was determined to find the next big thing that no-one else was doing. I had at least one idea each day, and Paul and I would discuss the commercial possibilities of my ideas. Eventually gourmet fairy floss was chosen. Could you break into the industry in other ways? Sure! You just need real passion for an industry or idea and make it a reality with determination and perspiration. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? To give it a shake up! Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes. I hope to introduce our fairy floss to every state of Australia and start exporting it as well. I also have other ideas based around sweet and yummy foods with a twist! What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Block out all negativity, believe in yourself and keep the dream alive. Did you always think you would be in this role? I always believed I would find the next big thing; I just didn’t know what it would be and when. What was your first paid job? Sales assistant in the jewellery department of Grace Bros. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d like to be sculpting sugar. What inspires you? People who are lateral thinkers. Who is your rolemodel? My mother, because she does what feels right. She has always believed in me when others didn’t. What are your words of wisdom? Keep it simple and don’t be distracted by shiny things.

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of circus arts. My specialist areas are stilts, aerials, hula hoops, contortion and fire arts. What training or qualifications do you need to fill this role? I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Diploma of Circus and Physical Theatre. Physical training foundations in dance, circus or gymnastics are also good prerequisites. What are the key skills and responsibilities of the role?

I partake in regular conditioning for peak performance and injury prevention. It is also my responsibility to up-skill and generate new creative material. How did you get involved in your profession? I discovered circus while taking full-time dance training at university. It wasn’t long until I ran away to Circo Arts in New Zealand. Could you break into the industry in other ways? Definitely. You don’t need a formal qualification, but you do need a robust physical training background. Some performers start with busking, and some circuses have cadetships and internships as options. What do you hope to achieve within your industry? To question and progress the human condition through artistic and physical practices. I endeavour to provide and teach provoking examples of physical manifestations. Are you in the industry for the long term? Yes! When my body reaches its best-before date, I would love to pursue choreography and directing.

Block out all negativity.” –– GENEVIEVE LOXLEY

Always keep your passions ignited.” –– JAMEE CAMPBELL

What advice would you give someone looking to emulate your success? Work hard, be kind, ask questions,

stay true to yourself and your ethics, find a mentor, take risks, collaborate, be informed, get involved, look after your body, get feedback and always keep your passions ignited. Did you always think you would be in this role? I thought I would be a dancer. What was your first paid job? Teaching tiny tots ballet. What would you love to do if you weren’t in this role? I’d be a visual artist or scientist. What inspires you? I am inspired to ask questions about our humanity through the performing arts. Who is your rolemodel? Susan Murphy, a key innovator of aerial dance. What are your words of wisdom? A playful path is the shortest road to happiness.

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LEILA COSGROVE CURATOR/EVENT MANAGER BIRD GALLERY AND STUDIO

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Sunshine. SOUND My son making himself breakfast. PLACE The middle of nowhere. PASSION Live music. THING Crystals. FOOD Mango salad. SMELL Crushed grass at a heavy-metal concert. TIME OF DAY 12:34 pm. BOOK Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor.

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BENEVOLENT // BREW From choosing fairtrade blends to purchasing beans that have been sustainably grown, there are many ways that your morning coffee can contribute to a better world. On a local level, Espresso Train in Nundah serves up silky coffee prepared by employees afflicted with mental health issues or intellectual disabilities. The locale is a not-for-profit initiative that has been acting as a pitstop for the caffeine hungry since 1999. As well as providing hearty breakfasts made with free-range and local ingredients, the cafe also offers catering services for events. @ www.ncec.com.au

FASHION // TREND Coco Chanel believed: “Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Linked with the changing of the seasons, creative inspiration and self-expression, fashion is a snapshot of a moment in time. With the arrival of spring, Wintergarden’s fashion retailers are now drenched in vibrant hues, reflecting the buoyant mood of the season. New spring fashions line the racks of the boutiques, offering a selection of garments, shoes and accessories dappled in the shades of a flowerbed in bloom. @ www.wgarden.com.au

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FAVOURITE ... WORD Hello. SOUND Squelching mud. PLACE Prague. PASSION Learning new things. THING A broken piggy bank. FOOD Roast lamb. SMELL Freshly cut grass. TIME OF DAY Dawn. BOOK The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss.

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When creating a piece of jewellery, a shrewd eye is necessary to ensure the piece is crafted with integrity and carries a design that will beguile future generations. Recently celebrating its 25th birthday, Stephen Dibb Jewellery is still led by its eponymous founder, who decided on a whim many years ago to chase his jewellery dreams. No longer located in its original garage space, Stephen Dibb Jewellery now has two studios, located in Holland Park and in Cleveland, where jewellery aficionados can design their own custom-created jewellery. @ www.sdj.com.au

Working from home may sound like a dream, but it can often mean late nights and one too many meals eaten over your keyboard. If your pyjamas have become your work clothes and you are finding yourself doing procrastination chores, it may be time to consider a workspace away from home. Tucked away from the bustle of the city, The Worker’s Cottage in Paddington and Musgrave Muse in Red Hill provide boutique workspaces for small businesses to rent. The offices are huddled around communal spaces where creatives can network and share ideas. @ www.musgravemuse.com

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Lately, I have been stimulated by a new strategy that I wrote and implemented at work. what issue needs immediate public attention?

to do the right thing and remember that what goes around comes around. who is inspiring you and why? My parents, because they are very supportive. They believe you should follow your dreams, especially if you’re passionate about something.

The issue of dugong conservation in Queensland needs more attention. It’s a complicated issue. what are your spiritual beliefs? I am an atheist and I believe in treating others in the same way that I would like to be treated. who is inspiring you and why? I take inspiration from strong, independent, and intelligent women.

The public transport available in Brisbane needs more attention. We need more buses and trains, and services that will run on time without being cancelled. what are your spiritual beliefs? Do as you will, as long as you don’t harm anyone. who is inspiring you and why? I am inspired by The Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger, because he is still going strong.

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BEN JOHNSTON There are those who dream of change, but rarely take action. Then there are the dreamers who envisage a better world and dedicate their entire existence to making it happen. Since it first began as the fledgling creation of two best friends back in 2004, creative agency Josephmark has cultivated an enviable stable of clients and offshoot projects, including music aggregator site We Are Hunted, online t-shirt design studio Made in the Now and, most recently, the redesign for MySpace. But don’t let founder Ben Johnston’s laid-back, shaggy-haired-surfer demeanour lead you astray – this 29-year-old entrepreneur has his sights set on changing the world. And he’ll do everything he can to make it happen.

When you are born to exceptionally creative parents, life often takes one of two paths. Either you revel in your creative upbringing, nurturing it and exploring it in every aspect of life, or you rebel, yearning to explore a world of quantitative logic and concrete, provable theory. But when these two contrasting mindsets manifest themselves in one individual, an unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit is born. And such was the case for Ben Johnston. “I was an accident for two hippies,” he explains as the reason for his existence. “They were both teachers who dabbled in art and when I came along they both changed their careers to be at home with me. They became live-at-home artists – my mum became quite an established papermaker and my dad did watercolour and sculpture. I had this crazy creativity around me all the time.” In spite of the creative influence, Ben’s penchant was for the analytical, particularly maths and science, and in his final years of school he began working towards a career in engineering. But a last-minute flirtation with the world of industrial design seized his curiosity in the end, and it was that path he followed into university. It was while Ben was at university in 2004 that the impetus for the beginning of Josephmark came. He was living with best friend Josh Capelin and their girlfriends (who also happened to be sisters). Josh was studying advertising and the two lads decided to combine their complementary

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nous and start a business from their Paddington abode. “We had these ideals of running the business and surfing heaps, which we were kind of successful at,” Ben says of their initial philosophy, laughing at their neophyte naivety. “But we were really stimulated by ideas in general. It was design orientated but we didn’t really have any particular goal in mind, so the first couple of years were really spent just learning how to run a business.” In the first year, the boys sourced the bulk of their work on the back of their youthful enthusiasm and laid-back cool. “We spent most of the time walking around in bare feet and with our shirts off,” Ben describes of the duo’s work environment. “Eventually we knew the business was getting serious when we spent more time with our shirts on than off!” About 18 months into the business, Ben and Josh hired their first design-specialised employee, Jess Huddart (who, these days, is Josephmark’s creative director based in New York City). Lack of space forced them to search for a new work milieu, which they soon discovered within the charming confines of Substation 4 on Petrie Terrace. The responsibility of employees and rent was incentive enough for the lads to knuckle down and work hard at the business. Within a year they had gone from subleasing part of Substation 4, to occupying the entire building, which still remains their headquarters today. While Josh left Josephmark in 2007 to

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pursue other dreams, Ben says that, even after evolving for eight years, many of their original visions for the business still imbue its daily activities. “We never wanted to feel like we were going to work and we carried that ethos through when we started building a team,” he explains. “I guess it stemmed from our own desire to create a workplace that was fun and enjoyable, with work that was stimulating.” Another core aspect is voracious curiosity. “Curiosity was one of the reasons that we started the business and has continued to carry us to some very interesting places,” Ben says. “We’re very comfortable with playing in the unknown.” Those forays into the unexpected have led Ben and the Josephmark team to expand their work into other realms. First there was Gilimbaa, an indigenous creative agency that brings elements of indigenous art and storytelling to the world of contemporary design and communication. Then there was the digital strategy company Native Digital, creative agency Breeder, music website We Are Hunted, and online t-shirt design studio, Made in the Now. And on top of all that, Ben still found time to open West End watering hole The End in 2011. “That was based on years of experience in drinking beer,” Ben laughs. “Originally we were looking at setting up a bar in the Substation and thankfully came to our senses and realised it would probably be detrimental to our businesses. When we eventually found the West End location,

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it became a pet project to create a space that represented our perfect bar that we really wanted to go to.” Two of Josephmark’s latest projects include the design of online independent newspaper The Global Mail and the recently launched redesign of MySpace. Asked how a small creative agency in Brisbane caught the eye of the powers behind the revamp of the pioneering music site, Ben says he was just as confounded. “In September last year we got an out-of-the blue email from someone at MySpace asking if we were interested in taking part in their worldwide tender for the redesign,” he explains of the surprise. “We later found out that we were one of only five agencies asked to tender, and the only one outside the US. They’d approached us based on our experience with We Are Hunted. But, to be honest, I think we were thrown in at the last minute.” Despite being up against some of the world’s best digital agencies, three weeks later Josephmark received the phone call confirming it had been awarded the MySpace contract. The site relaunched last month, but Ben says they’ve only just scratched the surface. “What was released to the world a few weeks ago is just a fraction of the overall picture,” he enthuses.

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The recent success has allowed Josephmark to wedge its foot into the industry in the US, buoying creative director Jess’ efforts to build the brand’s reputation in New York. While their trajectory now points steadily towards success, Ben says there have been tougher times. “It hasn’t been an easy road and there have been times in our history when there’s been no cash in the bank and we’ve had to find ways to pay wages. It really makes you question what you’re doing.” But in the end, Ben’s desire to make change always won over the doubts. “I think it was a naive optimism that made me not give up,” he muses. “I believed that we genuinely had a business that gave back more than it took and I just knew that it had to go on.” These days Ben finds his inspiration within his tight-knit community of friends, who he says ground him in both a spiritual and business sense. His other greatest inspiration is nature. “I just love the dirt and I love the water and I try to spend time outdoors as much as possible,” he says. “And I try to look at the stars a lot and think about how small and insignificant we are in space and time. It gives me the confidence to do whatever I believe in.”

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TECH // GLAMOUR It’s safe to say that neoprene cases are no longer the sole option when toting about your beloved technological appendages. What’s more, cases for such items have evolved to a point where they are worthy of incorporating into an outfit rather than squirrelling them away in a bag, out of sight. Practically demanding to be shown off, the Ida iPad case is one of the latest releases from Hungarian designer, TheBétaVersion. Part of the Kasita handbag collection, Ida is an elegant specimen, crafted from perforated leather with a metal stud enclosure. @ www.thebetaversion.com

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As part of playground politics, it was often necessary to swear allegiance to a particular cartoon character. Fortunately for girls who simply couldn’t commit to just one, there’s a way to embrace your love with pride. Shoe designer Minna Parikka and artist Jani Leinonen have created a range of shoes populated with America’s most beloved cartoon and cereal-box personalities, from Hello Kitty to Snap, Crackle and Pop! Created as part of the exhibition Boutique: Where Art Meets Fashion at Helsinki’s Amos Anderson Art Museum, the shoes have already been acquired by Lady Gaga. @ www.amosanderson.fi

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When you are the designated chef at a dinner party, sometimes it seems pointless to go to the trouble of wearing a nice outfit, only to have it concealed by your apron – or worse, be soiled by a splash of food. Designed for those who consider cooking a serious business as much as an artistic affair, Aiste Nesterovaite’s Apron adds sharp-suited glamour to the culinary process so that chefs can flit between the kitchen and dining room with ease. The apron comes in the form of an elegant peak-lapelled vest, or a stiff-collared button-up for more formal occasions. @ www.aistenesterovaite.com

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MAT PEMBER Sometimes things viewed in wonder through the eyes of a child stay nestled in our hearts well into adulthood. Mat Pember’s hours spent exploring the sights and smells of his nonna’s veggie garden imprinted themselves on his consciousness so profoundly that they would eventually inspire his career. In 2007, he founded Melbourne’s The Little Veggie Patch Co, a business that specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of chemical-free vegetable gardens for urban dwellers. Ensuring that their services aren’t just limited to Melbournites, Mat (pictured left) and business partner Fabian Capomolla have recently released The Little Veggie Patch Co book, spreading their gardening wisdom across Australia.

I was pretty sports mad … as a kid, so I think my childhood dream was to be a sportstar. Anything where I could chase after a ball of any shape I would have been happy to do as a profession. But as I got older and saw how professional sport can be really quite tough, my dream evolved into wanting to just work for myself and be my own boss. My Italian grandmother … was a huge influence on me. All my memories of her are in the garden or cooking. She’s from a very poor background in Italy and she’s uneducated and can’t read or write. But the one thing she can really relate to and knows a lot about is growing food; it’s really quite natural for her. When I was a kid and growing up, that was something that we just did so much of because she had a huge veggie patch and would grow things like tomatoes in summer and broad beans in winter. I was intrigued with growing and killing things, and all the sounds and scents. It really was my favourite place to be as a kid. I actually studied commerce and forest science ... but, ironically, I dropped forest science after the first semester because I found out I had to go on site for six months. I had a new girlfriend and I didn’t really want to leave her. So I prioritised! I went to live in Spain … for six months after I finished university. I got there on my 20th birthday. When I came home, I got a part-time job landscaping with the guy who was doing my parents’ house. For the next

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four years, I would live in Spain for nine or ten months of the year and then come back and work in landscaping as a part-time job. We were running illegal hostels … in Barcelona, subletting houses to backpackers, and I had a great time doing that for a number of years. When I left in 2003, I had wanted to go back and legitimise the business, but it was quite tough because it was all a little bit on the sly – and if you got caught, you’d be in a lot of trouble! What really stopped me … from going back to Spain in the end was that I was enjoying the landscaping too much. I got to a point in my late twenties where I no longer wanted to be working for someone else, so that’s when I started doing The Little Veggie Patch Co, around the end of 2007. Fabian and I were set up … by my sister. She worked in marketing and advertising at Sensis. That was during the GFC when there wasn’t a lot of job security and Fabian had been the last person to come into that team. He’d been doing a blog in his spare time called The Backyard Farmer, which was really just giving people tips on how to grow food. I’d been doing the practical installation side, so my sister set up a discussion and we met for a couple of coffees. He then took the giant leap and decided to do it as a living. I think that was when everything became what it is today, when we started working together midway through 2009.

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There’s quite an emerging food culture … and it’s hitting the mainstream now with shows like MasterChef. It’s all about using fresh ingredients and doing it yourself. I think the new demographic of people who are getting into gardening have never grown anything before. Now, all of a sudden, the first thing that they want to grow is a pot of herbs or something they’ve seen on TV or read about in a magazine or online. Most of them are beginners and know nothing about growing anything, so there’s a real education in what we do because they’re starting from nothing. Attitudes have changed … since we first began The Little Veggie Patch Co. We were in a real niche when we started out and we really serviced just one or two types of people – fairly affluent young families who had the money and the resources. These days, it can really be anyone and we get emails and calls from people all around Australia. A lot of people are in the inner city, so we’re doing things on balconies and rooftops, whereas it used to be big raised garden beds and archways – things like that. We’ve started up a gardening club … where people can rent plots in a carpark on top of Federation Square and get taught along the way. It’s going to be really interesting learning to work within a space that’s quite exposed in the middle of a concrete jungle. We’re also growing food for all the Federation Square food tenants.

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Our book … is intended to put the onus back on our clients to some degree. We always get so many questions from people about taking care of their gardens for themselves. And because we’re based solely in Melbourne and are always getting emails from places like Sydney and Brisbane, the best way for us to pass the knowledge along was through a book. We also wanted to make sure we did it in a way that we were speaking to normal people and not to experienced gardeners. My favourite meal to make from the contents of my garden … is a ratatouille, because it’s the autumn pick – you get all these things like eggplants, onions, spring onions that are bulbing, capsicum and tomatoes. It probably reminds me more of the season than the food itself. Also, being a tomato lover, having freshly picked tomatoes and basil with olive oil, freshly cooked pasta and a bit of pancetta is always a favourite. Fabian and I don’t pay ourselves very much … but it’s not a difficult thing for us because we love what we do. The whole road has been a really fun one to walk so far and it’s been quite an easy process to date. I’m so proud of … all of the

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opportunities we’ve been given just by working hard and being ourselves. It’s kind of relaying your personality in your business and I think that’s what appeals to people and why opportunities keep coming up. Also, it’s great to be able to make your parents proud of you when they’ve always pressured you to do something else, but you’ve persevered. My dream for the future … is to own a farm in Tasmania and live there for six months of the year. I’ve got this idyllic lifestyle that’s very much intertwined with the work that I do, so it’s actually very achievable, which is really exciting. Tassie is where all the produce comes from – it’s where the food starts. There’s that whole food community, which is nicely spaced out so that you’ve got room to breathe. If I had one piece of advice for young people ... it would be to not jump into university straight after school. Take a year or two off to go travelling and then decide what you want to do with your life. If you have to get up early in the morning, you may as well be doing something that you really love.

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When approaching a building known as ‘the bacon factory’, you may not expect to encounter aromas of coffee and a warehouse filled with a working collection of machinery that provides a glimpse into the history of Australian letterpress. An empty space that was once a smallgoods factory has been reincarnated into a creative hub with the arrival of its new tenants, The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe and Brisbane Museum of Print (BMOP). A project by Design College Australia’s (DCA) typography lovers, led by Clint Harvey, BMOP is a work in progress. When completed, the space will act as a museum for the public to explore, a classroom for DCA students, and the upstairs mezzanine

will double as a library and meeting space. A letterpress devotee, Clint has travelled across Australia and the globe to hone his skills and acquire machines for his ever-growing collection. Needing a larger space to house his letterpress machines, Clint created the BMOP project. A salvaged 1840s Columbian hand press sits alongside a 1976 Heidelberg T Platen and a Poco No. 2 press from the United States, while earthy scents flow from the machines and wooden drawers laden with lead and wooden type. Many of the museum’s pieces were acquired locally – during the process of restoring the machines, the BMOP project has even helped a local retired printer rekindle his love of letterpress.

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Whether it’s the aroma of your grandmother’s famous apple pie wafting from the oven, or the floral notes of your very first perfume, a familiar scent can symbolise a moment in time and conjure distant memories in an instant. Tucked away in an industrial neighbourhood within Woolloongabba, an unassuming building with a discreet sign bubbles with formulas for fragrances destined to become a personalised gift, or the signature scent of a new line of shampoo. When you walk into Damask Perfumery, a breeze of redolent scents, accented by some of nature’s finest fragrances, brushes past the nose and swirls inside the imagination, tempting you to create your own perfume. Ensconced within

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the sea of nostalgic brown perfume bottles that occupies each skerrick of space within the fragrance lab, owner and head perfumer Jonathan Midgley formulates custom scents using the psychology of fragrance. When visiting to create your own signature fragrance, you are first presented with a selection of colourful patterns. Each pattern is linked to different fragrance families and the design that first catches your eye reveals the fragrance family your psyche is most attracted to. From there, fragrant accents are then added to personalise your perfume. Damask Perfumery also creates delicate scents for commercial cosmetics and retails a ready-made range of signature perfumes.

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KLAARTJE QUIRIJNS

For many years, the world of politics was Dutch director Klaartje Quirijns’ filmic forte. From war and gun runners to human rights lawyers, she used documentary filmmaking as a means of shedding light onto the complexities and hypocrisy of the political world. But when she met fellow Dutchman and renowned photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn, her interest was piqued immensely. Soon after, she began the three-year filming of a documentary that delved into the psyche of the man of few words whose images and videos are amongst music’s most iconic. Klaartje’s documentary, Anton Corbijn Inside Out, will screen at Brisbane International Film Festival in November.

What was your childhood dream? I always wanted to go inside the houses of people who I didn’t know. I remember that, when I was seven or eight years old, I really wanted to go inside these houses but I didn’t know how to do it. So I had a notebook and I started to interview people – I would ring the doorbell and say that I was writing a book and that I needed some stories. I think I wanted to be a writer actually, but I became a documentary filmmaker instead. Documentary filmmaking is very much about the observation of human beings – has this been a common theme throughout your life? Definitely. I’m really genuinely interested in human beings. My first film was about a gun runner, my second film was about a human rights lawyer and then there was Anton in Inside Out, but really I think I approached each of those people in the same way – as human beings. I guess Anton was the exception to the others, as they were all really politically motivated and he isn’t. This film actually only happened because Anton had asked me to advise him on a documentary – and it then really happened very organically from there. I never planned to make a film about him and I didn’t even know his work very well. In the end I found his world very interesting because it’s a world I didn’t know – I’d always been more interested in political things than the world of rock stars.

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You’ve said you connected to Anton by tapping into the war in his own head. How so? When I was first starting the film, I really didn’t know what it was going to be about. Then, suddenly, I made a connection with my other films, which had all been about war. I realised that there’s this internal war going on inside his head and the only way to explore that was to have conversations with him in the film. And he’s not really someone who likes to talk; he articulates better in a visual language than he does through speaking words. But I think those conversations, in the end, were the most interesting ones in the film. I thought it would be such a challenge for me to go inside his brain and see how he looks at things and what he sees in certain things. For instance, when we were filming the shoot with U2, you can really see how far he goes to look for something like a long, ugly and insignificant wall, which then turns out to be the background for their next album cover. What surprised you about the world Anton occupies? I actually found the world of music more interesting than the world of movies. To me, the filming of his movie The American wasn’t really that exciting to be very honest. But I found all the musicians to be very interesting and it was really nice to get to know that world. That said, it’s all pop culture,

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and I’m much more interested in the political side of things. If you asked me whether I’d prefer to go and spend time in beautiful hotels with George Clooney filming a movie in Italy, or go to northern Uganda and have cockroaches in my hotel room, I would say that Africa is more exciting because it’s what I think is more interesting. You say that you prefer to show rather than tell in your films. How do you go about doing this? Well, it was definitely true for Anton, because he’s not a natural talker, so we looked for another way to do an interview. I gave him his own camera and called it a visual interview, where he could tell the story through images rather than words – which is always what you want to do as a filmmaker anyway. What has been the greatest challenge you’ve had to overcome? The most important thing I learned from making this film about Anton is that I’m always very focused on the content of a film and on finding really serious stories. I’m very analytical and think about things, whereas Anton is more intuitive and, for him, it’s more about the form. What I learned from him is that you need to trust your intuition and be a bit less analytical. What has been one of your greatest achievements? I’m most proud of my two daughters, who are eight and 11. I think it was Camille

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Paglia who wrote that feminist book in the eighties where she said that a woman’s ultimate creation is giving birth. I think that’s really true. I don’t have a drive to be recognised like Anton does; it’s great if there’s an audience but, for me, the process is much more interesting than the product at the end. And maybe that has something to do with the fact that I have children. Who inspires you? It always depends. I was always very much impressed by writers but I’m also very impressed by Michael Haneke who is an Austrian filmmaker. He is very politically engaged and I’m a big fan of his. But then I’m also always inspired by the people I work with, like the editor on the Anton film who also makes films and is really a great inspiration for me. I think, in life, you bump into people and they inspire you and then they disappear and other people come along. The same goes for Anton – he appeared in my life and now he’s disappeared again. We’re still really good friends and we’re still in touch, but I basically don’t see him as much as I used to. And that’s life. What inspires you? It could be my curiosity – I’m a very

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curious person. And I really want to understand the world I live in, including unclear political systems where on the surface you see one thing but if you really delve into it you’ll see something completely different. There’s always something else that comes along that I want to delve into and become a little bit wiser about the way the world is. Do you believe in a god and, if so, which one? I didn’t have any religious upbringing and my beliefs in things are very vague. I can’t really tell you anything, but I’m an atheist, I would say. If I do have a belief, it’s very private and deep down and I don’t even know how to access it. What are your words of wisdom? My wisdom is that you have to look at people as human beings and really try to see their beauty. And that’s very cliched, but it’s very important to me. Coming from the Netherlands, I was very much raised on the fact that your garbage man and your political minister should be treated the same way. It’s a very egalitarian approach but I think it’s a very beautiful one and when you can approach people like that, we will live in a better world.

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Nurturing a culture referenced by a rich culinary heritage, the French region of Aquitaine lures globetrotting epicureans with its provincial fare. Bringing a slice of this heritage to Brisbane, and completing the set of restaurants at River Quay, Aquitaine Brasserie is a French-style eatery nestled on the Brisbane River. Downstairs, tables and chairs creep towards the river, while the mezzanine level is a little more intimate with its floral wallpaper and plush chairs. Chef James Guldberg (formerly of Piaf and The Survey Co.) has crafted a rustic menu that relies upon local produce, while the wine list is classified by region rather than grape variety.

Focusing on fresh ingredients prepared with respect, Philip Johnson’s latest venture strips the art of cooking back to its essence. Sitting at the entrance of the ONE ONE ONE building, Bistro One Eleven tempts visitors with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sixteenmetre-high ceilings, large panel windows and the Cloud Wall art installation make you feel as though you could float through the space, while warm-hued tables and chairs ground wandering eyes. As you begin to peruse the menu, you’ll discover an openplan offering of charcuterie, small bites, sides, and entree- and main-style meals, allowing you to create your own gourmet adventure.

With the exception of a few tables and chairs sunning themselves in the front courtyard, the humble exterior of espresso haunt The Rogue Rennard could easily be missed. The story behind the cafe is still being pieced together as owners Dave and Alin allow the space create its own identity. The name was inspired by a portrait of a dapper yet mysterious fox who seemed to have a French air, while the eye-catching coffee bar was unearthed at an antique shop. Current menu offerings include Cup Coffee espresso, looseleaf tea blends, and croissants and pastries crafted by West End Bakery’s resident French pastry chef.

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When design student Danielle Kroll was set the task of designing the packaging for the tea of a country of her choice, she turned her attentions to Poland. Combining traditional Polish paper cuts with the iconic wheel of the Chinese zodiac, Danielle came up with the concept for Zodiac Tea. The fancifully designed teabags are emblazoned with the classic figures of Chinese astrology, including the rabbit, rooster, sheep and rat, and fit neatly into a colourful rounded box, forming its own eye-catching wheel. @ www.hellodaniellekroll.com

Like bongo drums waiting to be pummelled, or a circus stool anticipating the weight of a balancing elephant, the Dalton range of dry-food containers brings an element of fun to the kitchen bench. Designed by Spanish studio La Mamba, and produced by Omelette-Ed, the receptacles are based on the design of old candy containers and come in a variety of sizes and buoyant colours. In a fit of thoughtful design, the containers also feature a 20º incline, allowing for better ergonomics and easier access (and, hopefully, less spillage). @ www.lamamba.es

The dream of owning a whiskey refinery and having the amber liquid always at your disposal is one harboured by many a gent but rarely realised. Woodinville Whiskey Co. is now making such swill-inspired dreams slightly more attainable with its Age Your Own Whiskey Kit. Featuring two 750 ml bottles of 110 proof White Dog un-aged whiskey, a 2 L aging barrel, pouring funnel, two tasting glasses, and step-by-step instructions, the kit allows you to create nicely aged whiskey within three to six months. @ www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com

JAM // REDUX For the connoisseurs behind Bathtub Gin jams, appreciation for the traditional toast topping seemed to be dwindling somewhat. Inspired by their fond childhood memories of making jam, they took it upon themselves to imbue modern society with a newfound love of jams and marmalade – but with a Prohibition-era twist. The range of Bathtub Gin jams combines organic fruits with high-quality liquor to create flavours such as Rum Raisin Mission Fig and Peach Brandy Blueberry. Take a peek at the recipes on the Bathtub Gin website. @ www.bathtubginonline.com

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500 g plain milk chocolate, broken into pieces 250 g pink and white marshmallows, halved 90 g raspberry jelly lollies, halved 100 g slivered almonds, toasted 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (optional)

Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Combine the marshmallows, raspberries, almonds and coconut (if using) in a large bowl and stir to distribute evenly. Add the chocolate to the marshmallow mixture and stir to coat everything well in the chocolate. While still warm, spread onto the prepared tray to about the thickness of a marshmallow. Refrigerate until set. Cut into pieces to serve. Makes enough for two chocoholics or eight non-chocoholics.

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EMILY GILHOME

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OSCAR THEATRE COMPANY

www.oscartheatre.com –– Emily Gilhome nurtures local theatre and encourages an appreciation for contemporary theatre through her work at Oscar Theatre Company. age 28. born Coffs Harbour. describe yourself in ten words Dad

most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen I’m a hopeless romantic, so it’s

a night I had in Mooloolaba once, sitting on the beach, guitar in hand and gazing up at the stars. last time

ACOUSTIC // CROONER Summer memories are often etched with the sounds of a favourite artist. With his recently released solo album, Broken Brights, characterised by the sounds of blues and folk, Angus Stone delivers a perfect soundtrack to accompany lazy summer days. Angus is touring his laid-back sounds throughout November, playing tunes from his solo musical ventures at The Hi-Fi on November 9. The tone of the gig will conjure memories of open roads and sundrenched days that epitomise a summer well spent. @ www.thehifi.com.au

SKATE // DERBY

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Dreamworld recently. I’d rather not talk about it. tell me about passion There’s a Spanish quote that says: ‘Cuando el amor no es locura, no es amor,’ meaning ‘If it is not madness, it is not love.’ I like that. scares you A lot of people are scared of failure. I’m scared of great success. Strange I know, but the enormous responsibility that would come with that is overwhelming. worth fighting for Fight for anything that makes your heart stir, but don’t sweat the small stuff. tell me about creativity I think creativity is all about continuing to dream like a kid in one giant adultsized world. world you imagine More hugs. More dreamers. Less stress. words of wisdom Keep going! And drink plenty of water.

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As well as a good pair of skates and safety gear – including the knee pads, elbow pads and helmet we bemoaned as children – roller derby also requires its participants to have a healthy dose of attitude. Some of the world’s most renowned derby girls will be giving Australia a taste of the high-intensity sport with Roller Derby Xtreme at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 25. Two elite teams – the Los Angeles Derby Dolls and the New York Gotham Girls – will go head to head, joined by some of Australia’s best roller derby skaters. @ www.brisent.com.au

CULINARY // PROVENANCE

CREATIVE // ENDEAVOURS

Australia’s rambling country landscape provides a growing population of providores with fertile land to cultivate their produce. Whether fresh crops, tropical fruits, or even budding enterprises of homemade jams and dips, Australia’s providores are a community to be celebrated. The Good Food & Wine Show will be displaying gourmet wares from across the country, visiting the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 9–11. Join a group of food producers, winemakers and chefs for tastings and masterclasses. @ www.goodfoodshow.com.au

For a creative streak to mature, it often needs a little nurturing. Southbank Institute of Technology (SBIT) is responsible for sculpting the imaginations of the next generation of Brisbane’s creatives. During the week starting on November 12, SBIT will be displaying the prowess of its talented pupils at its annual creative showcase week, Creative Southbank. Students’ work in visual arts, music, graphic design, set construction and jewellery will be on display, alongside a range of acting performances, music, entertainment and exhibitions. @ www.southbank.edu.au

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VARIOUS ARTISTS

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Dirty guitars, smooth vocals and steady-like-a-train drums are Texan Gary Clark Jr.’s signature. While his name is oft mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, Gary’s unorthodox fusion of blues with hip hop and soul is what has brought his talent to the fore. Blak and Blu is the 28-year-old’s first full-length studio album – despite his presence on the music scene for more than a decade – and rewards those who have been patiently awaiting its release. And as if his talent wasn’t confounding enough, Gary also plays trumpet on the record.

The term ‘jet set’ was first coined during the 1950s by Igor Cassini, a reporter for the New York JournalAmerican. Embodying the profligate lifestyles of those who could afford air travel during that era, the jet set represented glamour, beauty and indulgence. Somewhat of a soundtrack to that epoque, Jazz for the Jet Set features a compilation of upbeat jazz that instantly has your hand itching for a cocktail. The work of vibraphonist Dave Pike, who appeases the ears with a gentle caress of the marimba, the record also features Herbie Hancock on the ivories and Clark Terry on trumpet.

DeFord Bailey was the first African American to ever grace the stage of Nashville’s country music mecca, the Grand Ole Opry. He was also one of the foremost harmonica players – or ‘harp blowers’ – of the early 20th century. DeFord is one of several harp-blowing geniuses, including John Henry Howard and D.H. Bilbro, featured in this compilation of the genre from the years 1925–1936. Complete with the nostalgic crackle of the original recordings, Harp Blowers (1925–1936) is a serious schooling in mouth acrobatics for those who fancy themselves a gun on the harmonica.

One of those cosmopolitan children with enviably exotic upbringings, Piers Faccini was born to an Italian father and English mother and spent his formative years living in France (later educated at Eton College). Fortunately, he put his cultural immersion to good use, applying it to creative outlets such as painting, poetry and music. Threading elements of acoustic blues, Italian tarantella and West African music with the delicate solace of folk, Piers’ dream-like compositions have earned him a place on stage alongside Ben Harper and Jack Johnson. My Wilderness is his fourth album.

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On the front cover, a 1940s bikini and, on the back, a daring 1920s one-piece. In 1907, Australian Annette Kellerman was arrested for wearing a one-piece costume, and now barely there one-piece thongs are acceptable. Swimsuits have changed from cover-up to uncover, but women’s bodies have remained the same, and fashion has engendered a desire to make one’s self differ. Ten chapters, three main essays on ‘Beauty Pageant’, ‘Birth of the Bikini’, and ‘Pinups’, plus plenty of pictures make for an enjoyable read now that beaches beckon.

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’75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science.’ And 75 questions provide the source for each double-page spread. Why do whales sing? Why do cats purr? What is dark matter? What is antimatter? What is Earth’s hum? Why is the world green? Why do we age? Why do we dream? Why do we yawn? Where are the fossil chimps? Where did life come from? Why do we have an appendix? How are stars born? Fifty-five scientists and 75 artists have collaborated to present reliable answers to questions we all wondered about, or didn’t until now.

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ABAJI The Lebanese-born, Paris-based multi-instrumentalist Abaji brings the music of the deserts and the seas of his people to Brisbane.

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INLAND SEA with Thelma Plum & Dom Miller and his M8s Left to right Annie Sibley, Palm Island, 7 November 1938, Tindale Genealogical Collection Vernon Ah Kee Annie Ah Sam (A), 2008 James C. Sourris Collection George Sibley, Palm Island, 25 October 1938, Tindale Genealogical Collection Vernon Ah Kee neither pride nor courage, 2006 The James C Sourris, AM, Collection. Gift of James C Sourris through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2007. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

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WHAT IS INSPIRING US THIS MONTH? – – ACCORDING TO POET AND NOVELIST CHARLES BUKOWSKI: “AN INTELLECTUAL SAYS A SIMPLE THING IN A HARD WAY. AN ARTIST SAYS A HARD THING IN A SIMPLE WAY.”

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IF PAIN PERSISTS UQ ART MUSEUM

An artist’s repertoire reflects the continual process of personal growth. If Pain Persists showcases Linde Ivimey’s sculptures created between 2001 and 2012, with a crop of her previous works featured. While the exhibition’s themes vary, there is consistency in Linde’s distinctive

sculpting style, which brings emotion and personality to the fore of each inanimate object. Each piece is incredibly complex, with Linde using weaving, sculpting and sewing to meld materials including fabric, gemstones and found objects together. FROM NOVEMBER 3

BUFFALO AFTER THE RAIN EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY

The modern cultural world is in a state of flux as cultures merge to create new social groups and redefine societies. The modern concept of multiculturalism is of interest to artist Bundit Puangthong, who was born and trained as an artist in Thailand before coming to Australia. Using art as a tool to reflect upon his experiences of cultural confusion and assimilation, Bundit creates works that encapsulate a colourful blend of cultures using a lively colour palette and symbolism. Through his work, the artist asks viewers to consider the commonalities that bind us all together, and to relish the many idiosyncrasies of contemporary culture. FROM NOVEMBER 27

ABOVE: SINCERE, 2012, IMAGE COURTESY OF EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY. TOP RIGHT: TWELVE APOSTLES, 2006, IMAGE COURTESY OF LINDE IVIMEY. BOTTOM RIGHT: THE TIDE REVEALS, 2011, IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA MANSER.

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The winding curves of a mangrove tree curl and unfurl in meandering patterns that catch the eye. The vast geometric jungle of shapes that naturally occurs in nature served as the source of inspiration for artist Sara Manser’s latest exhibition, Still Point. The exhibition takes a journey

into the often-unseen images created by the hand of Mother Nature. The mud and shadows of mangrove forests, cracks within urban landscapes, and snippets of nature that manage to flourish along railway lines are all represented. FROM DECEMBER 9

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YASMIN LEVY Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Yasmin Levy’s voice has been described as ‘passionate’ and ‘effortless’. Based in Jerusalem, Yasmin, 36, has performed sold-out shows in venues including Sydney Opera House and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Her musical quest is to push the traditional boundaries of Ladino music, considered a ‘dying’ language passed down by Spanish Jews over 5000 years. With the release of her fifth album, Libertad, Yasmin believes she is truly finding her voice and self-confidence. She will share her emotionally charged blend of music at Brisbane Powerhouse on November 22. Yasmin Levy’s father, Yitzhak Levy, was born in Turkey in 1919. A noted composer and singer, he devoted his life’s work to collecting and preserving Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews, who fled Spain in 1492. Their songs were passed down orally over generations, and today the songs are in threat of extinction, as Ladino is considered an endangered language. Yitzhak passed away when Yasmin was just a baby and left big shoes to fill. Despite her rich cultural heritage, Yasmin admits she wasn’t captivated by music as a child. “My dream was to become a vet; my love is animals. My father, who was a musician, didn’t encourage us to follow music because he wanted us to have a real profession – like a doctor or a lawyer. But then I realised I was born to sing and if I didn’t sing I would be deceiving myself,” she recalls. The first time Yasmin attempted to sing her father’s songs at age 17, they flowed effortlessly as if stamped on her tongue. By age 22 she had decided to pursue a singing career and to controversially breathe new life into traditional Ladino music. “When my manager found me he said, ‘I’m going to find you because no-one else is going to do so; no-one cares less about Ladino songs. I can promise you that the most you will sell is 123 albums worldwide.’ This is our joke,” she laughs. “He felt pity for me – no-one knew what

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Ladino songs were all about. The rest is history. I wouldn’t like to talk about my career because I wouldn’t like to sound arrogant. But we did not imagine it would be so big.” Yasmin’s unique contemporary sound – melding Ladino music with flamenco, Turkish and Persian music – is celebrated far beyond her hometown of Jerusalem. She has scooped many industry accolades during her 14-year career, including being thrice nominated for BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. In 2008, Yasmin became the first singer from Israel and the Middle East to win the USA Songwriting Competition in the category Best Song (World) for ‘Me Voy’ (I’m Leaving). Yasmin explains she isn’t motivated to sing because it is a career. Rather, it is essential for her soul and her sanity. “Today, I know that if I didn’t sing I would be the saddest person on Earth,” she says solemnly. “I just want to bring happiness and music to people. So I travel the world and I bring my songs to whoever is willing to listen.” With her husband – producer and musician Ishay Amir – and their one-yearold son by her side, Yasmin maintains a busy touring schedule. She is set to tour Australia in November – her third visit to our shores – and says audiences can expect to hear the original rich, soaring spirit of her new album Libertad, which was recorded with a string orchestra in Turkey.

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When asked what she still wants to achieve with her music, Yasmin confesses she has no grand plans. “My biggest fear as a musician was that people wouldn’t like to listen to me. And today, it’s obvious that people listen. I appreciate every beautiful comment I get. Every show is a new show for me and I’ve done hundreds now. Every show is a new excitement. I just want to sing. That’s it.” Her advice to young singers is to work hard, be patient, surround yourself with good people and believe in yourself. “It takes courage,” she says of a music career. Surprisingly, low self-confidence has been Yasmin’s greatest challenge. “I have enjoyed good people, good music, good musicians and a good public. The only thing I have to fight against would be my fear. I called my latest album Libertad, which means freedom. It’s only now that I’m 36 years old that I feel this freedom from what’s in my head.” When she feels her confidence falter, Yasmin whispers words of wisdom to herself. “I always tell myself to try to be stronger and to let this moment of fear come, to feel the emotions and to let them go. Not to be afraid of fears or this kind of emotion,” she says. “I believe there is always light in the corner. We should not be afraid of anything. We should be afraid of being afraid because then we won’t do anything. And if you’re not ‘doing’, well, that would be a miserable life.”

INTERVIEW BY FRANCES FRANGENHEIM

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There is always light in the corner. We should not be afraid of anything ... ”

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AMY ADAMS

JAVIER BARDEM

DIANA VREELAND

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DIRECTED BY LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND

Like many girls, a young Amy Adams dreamed of becoming a ballerina. As she grew older, however, Amy decided she was better suited to musical theatre and used her ballet foundations to gain work at a dinner theatre. Despite going on to act in films including Catch Me if You Can, Amy’s breakthrough didn’t come until she appeared in Junebug. Her latest role in The Master is as Peggy Dodd – the wife of Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who is the leader of a fledgling movement known as ‘The Cause’. Set in America in the wake of WWII, The Master follows former naval officer Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) who is restless and quickly falls under the influence of Lancaster.

Hailing from a family that is akin to royalty in the world of Spanish cinema, Javier Bardem was destined to become an actor. His career began at age six when he appeared in El Pícaro and, despite being a member Spain’s national rugby team as a teenager, Javier eventually wandered down the path of acting. As well as playing romantic leads, a drug addict and Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, the Spanish actor’s thespian talents have proven equally suited to villainous roles. In the 23rd James Bond instalment, Skyfall, Javier stars as the mysterious villain, Silva. When the integrity of M16 is called into question, Bond (Daniel Craig) proves his loyalty to M (Judi Dench) by going underground to find Silva, a character linked to M’s past.

One of the most influential arbiters of fashion, Diana Vreeland loved the opulence of high fashion, but has also been attributed to making it more accessible to women outside elite social circles. During her time as fashion editor of Harper’s BAZAAR and editor-in-chief of Vogue, the fashion iconoclast pioneered new fashion ideas and influenced the style of icons including Twiggy and Jacqueline Onassis. In Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary directed by her granddaughter-in-law, Diana’s legacy is traced through interviews with celebrated fashion personalities, including Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as the style maven’s friends and family.

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Making you weep until your tears have dried up and laugh until your stomach hurts, the power of cinema knows no bounds. Let your imagination be captured by some of this year’s greatest cinematic opuses from across the globe at the annual Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). Love, art, politics and sex are all part of the line-up, which features films including the Filipino lyrical release Thy Womb and this year’s Palme d’Or film, Amour. Selected films will be screened at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

Ben Harper has endeared himself to his fans across the globe through his gentle melodies and relaxed musical style that spans the genres of gospel, 70s funk, blues, and rock and roll. Performing a headline acoustic tour of Australia, Ben Harper is visiting Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) for An Evening with Ben Harper. Coming after the release of his latest album By My Side, the show is Ben’s first solo show in Australia. With guitar in hand, Ben will weave stirring tales of love and loss into the intimate show.

As the sun kisses your shoulders and the first tunes of your favourite song begin to play, the magic of a music festival becomes apparent. Honouring the joy of listening to live music in a relaxed setting, Harvest Festival is a new festival paradigm. The music festival celebrates the arts as a whole by offering an arts program alongside its musical acts on the day of the festival. This year’s program includes art installations, circus shows and vaudeville, as well performances by Santigold, Silversun Pickups, Beck and Sigur Ros.

After witnessing one too many dance movies that rested upon a recipe of cliches, Australian cabaret funnyman Trevor Ashley decided to do something a little bit different. Spurred into action, the former Hairspray star created Fat Swan – a pantomime that references dance films including Centre Stage and Black Swan. The satirical adults-only show plays on cliches such as the seedy choreographer, dance rivalry and stage parents. Extra sequins, a live band and audience participation are also part of the mix.

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2HIGH FESTIVAL november 10 AT BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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Now in its 19th year, the multi-arts event 2high Festival displays the work of young emerging artists and producers. Performances in this year’s program encompass a range of creative outlets, showcasing exhibitions and musical and artistic performances. See The Gremlins and The Belligerents play, before taking in the work of Dale Hardiman and art collective Bash, or watching live recordings at The Studio.

RADIOHEAD

See the English pioneers of alternative rock perform on their much-anticipated tour of Australia.

OTHERFILM FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 9

november 29 to december 1 AT IMA AND QUEENSLAND MARTITIME MUSEUM Explore the role of cinema as an avant-garde form of art at the OtherFilm Festival. The festival presents a number of films over three days that challenge perceptions. The opening night will see the dry-docked WWII frigate HMAS Diamantina transformed with moving-image installations, projections and performances by local and interstate artists, while other highlights include Screen Play by Tokyo’s Takahiko Iimura and experimental animation by Peter Burr. FESTIVAL

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BRISSTYLE INDIE ECO MARKET november 10 AT ST AUGUSTINE CHURCH

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Eco-friendly habits can filter into all aspects of our lives, including our shopping decisions. The BrisStyle Indie Eco Market held on Racecourse Road is a shopping destination for those in search of environmentally friendly items. The event is a showcase for items stitched, crafted and dyed by hand, and those created according to a mantra of reduce, reuse and recycle. A selection of vintage and collectable items will also be on sale.

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Known for adding a contemporary touch to circus arts, Circa creates awe-inspiring shows. In the circus troupe’s namesake Helpmann Award-winning production, CIRCA, artistic director Yaron Lifschitz explores physical strength, beauty and danger without the use of any smoke and mirrors. The show relies upon multimedia outlets, dance and acrobatic stunts to create a stripped-back human experience.

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There is a thrill that comes with seeing a film on opening night and catching the story before your preconceptions can be influenced by the opinions of others. Premiere Thursdays celebrates the wonder of cinema by screening a film with themed delicacies, including a glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco, for $15. Premiere Thursdays will begin with Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel in November and continue with Paris-Manhattan in December.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE

Join the global community

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to encourage tolerance, respect

THE 7TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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ART from december 8 AT QAGOMA This year’s APT7 exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the APT series. Reflecting upon contemporary art in Asia, the Pacific and Australia, APT7 will focus on the theme of our relationship to place in a modern society characterised by urbanisation and continual movement of people. Paintings, installations, sculpture, and photographs have been gathered to provide a current snapshot of our pocket of the globe.

NOVEMBER 16 AT PLANET EARTH OPERA

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POLECATS december 4–8 AT QPAC

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Discover the different realms of dance at Polecats. Created by artistic director Cathy Adamek, the unique performance merges a number of different dance styles – including contemporary dance, ballet and pole dancing – to deliver an awe-inspiring performance of skill and beauty. Elements of theatre and burlesque are woven into the show in a celebration of the physicality of dancing, strength and flexibility.

Puccini’s tragic romance. NOVEMBER 29 AT QPAC EXHIBITION

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THE BIRDS november 26 AT DENDY PORTSIDE

While a fear of birds is usually a manageable affliction, it is one that may manifest at the mercy of Alfred Hitchcock’s cult film, The Birds. In the 1960s classic, the beautiful Melanie Daniels arrives in Bodega Bay to spend time with eligible bachelor, Mitch Brenner. Soon, without any explanation, the birds begin to attack. The whole town is quickly overrun with an aggressive and unstoppable bird population that can’t be explained.

Take an anthropological expedition through Aboriginal communities. UNTIL DECEMBER 9 AT SLQ

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THE SEBEL SUITES BRISBANE

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Celebrate Christmas Day lunch in style with family and friends at The Sebel Suites Brisbane. The inner-city location offers two special festive experiences: select from a lavish three-course menu in Palettes Restaurant at $98 per person, or feast on a quintessentially Queensland Christmas buffet at $150 per person. The family-friendly lunch allows children under four to dine for free, and Santa will be making a special visit with gifts for those under 12. Due to the lunch’s popularity, reservations for the day’s festivities are essential.

95 Charlotte Street, City T. 1800 888 298 www.thesebelbrisbane.com

JIMMY ROD’S BARBER SHOP

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For the polished gentleman of yesteryear, the thought of leaving the house with messy hair and overgrown stubble was inconceivable. While primping habits have changed with time, Jimmy Rod’s Barber Shop is an institution that maintains an interest in educating others about the art of traditional gentlemen’s grooming. A modern man’s barber shop, Jimmy Rod’s is a den of classically trained barbers skilled in creating both traditional and contemporary hairstyles. Drop into the inner-city hub and you will be able to have your hair sculpted into a slick new look that is tailored to the individual. Perhaps you could trial the modern take on classic cuts

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KIMMISON JEWELLERY that have been revived by stylish folk around the streets? The team at Jimmy Rod’s also employs the use of the lauded American Crew range of products, which can be purchased in store to maintain your new look at home. Keeping tradition alive, haircuts can be completed with a cut-throat neck shave and hot towel. You can even continue this experience at home, with cut-throat razors now available in store. At Christmas time you can also treat your friends and family with one of the Jimmy Rod’s gift certificates available – grant them a new hairstyle, or the chance to enjoy a special shaving treatment.

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Celebrate romance at yuletide by gifting your partner with an eternity ring. Symbolising endless love, the eternity ring was traditionally given on anniversaries, but is now becoming a distinguished celebration of devoted affection, represented by a continuous circle of diamonds or gemstones. Kimmison Jewellery is a custom-design boutique that specialises in unique pieces of fine jewellery. The Brisbane family business consists of a jeweller and gemmologist, who offer experienced and personalised service at the store, which is open from Tuesday through to Saturday.

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The Antique Guild invest Antiques often come equipped with a colourful background, or mystery surrounding their origins. Investing in such a piece isn’t just gifting yourself with an unusual and often unique object, but rather acquiring a precious piece of history. The Antique Guild stocks a range of unique wares, perfect for some healthy self-indulgence. For every dollar you earn, The Antique Guild believes that you should invest 10% on something that honours yourself. When treating yourself, consider investing in something precious. Amongst the treasures collected by The Antique Guild, you’re likely to find an item to appreciate and treasure. From its array of precious objects and jewellery sourced from far and wide, each and every item holds its value, with many appreciating in worth for the investor. The luxurious collection spans pieces priced from $10 to $200,000, offering something for every budget. Trawling through the shelves of unique creations, you’ll

notice The Antique Guild is unlike traditional antique stores, with its emphasis on unique items of style, luxury and elegance. On November 8, specialist Chutisa Bowman will be visiting the store to discuss investing in yourself with Christopher Hughes from 6:30 pm. The duo will be discussing tips and tricks in regards to precious metals – specifically reasons to invest in gold, factors affecting price, as well as some of the best ways to invest. The talk won’t just refer to fine jewellery collection, but will also delve into the world of silver. For more information on the event, and purchasing tickets, contact The Antique Guild.

Shop 6, Stamford Plaza Hotel, City T. 3221 3112 www.theantiqueguild.com.au

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Indulge yourself (with your friends) at Room with Roses Room with Roses is offering several unique opportunities to indulge yourself and your friends in the coming festive season. All of our events feature our award winning fabulous food, fun and something special at an affordable price. Melbourne Cup Luncheon Tuesday 6 November from 12.00pm – 3.00pm Prepaid tickets $95 per person “Chocolate, Champagne and Chandeliers” Friday 30 November 5.30pm – 7.30pm Prepaid tickets $50 per person Limited tickets available

Christmas menu commencing on Tuesday 13 November until Saturday 22 December with 2 wonderful options: Christmas Celebration Luncheon 2 courses for $37 served from 11.30am – 2.30pm

Christmas Themed High Tea $42 per person, 2 sessions daily 9.00am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Book now to avoid disappointment For more information, please visit our website www.roomwithroses.com.au T: 07 3229 7050 }{ E: info@roomwithroses.com.au

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Located in the heart of inner-city Spring Hill, Sisco BCL is a quaint hub offering hearty meals and tasty morsels. Visitors can settle into a seat at a communal table inside the heritage-listed cafe, or enjoy the fresh air in the leafy courtyard out the back. Sample delicious local produce from a menu that offers an array of fresh, organic meal options. You can also accompany your dish with a Belaroma’s Botanica organic coffee and some homemade sweets. Sisco BCL has festive celebration plans in the works – keep an eye on the Facebook page for its upcoming Christmas gift hamper ideas. Shop 1, 500 Boundary Street, Spring Hill T. 3839 4995 www.facebook.com/siscobcl

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Celebrate yuletide overlooking the City Botanic Gardens at The Walnut Restaurant. A two- and three-course Festive Favourites set menu is on offer for December, complete with complimentary glasses of sparkling, draught beer, house wine, soft drink or juice. On Christmas Day you can enjoy a delicious seafood luncheon for $185 per person. The Walnut is a gourmet destination all year round, with six- to eight-course degustation menus, set lunch and dinner options, and Business Breakfast packages available. The restaurant is open seven days; refer to the website for details.

Take a trip back in time with a visit to Archives Fine Books. Within the bookstore, the nostalgic scent of old paper wafts from the millions of stories that line its shelves. The store’s soothing silence only breaks when a delighted enthusiast finds a rare title, or when a spontaneous discussion erupts on each and every kind of literature. If you are looking for a truly unique and timeless gift, you can browse through the seemingly endless rows of organised books, or ask the expert staff to help you find something truly marvellous and unusual.

Corner Alice and Albert Streets, City T. 3112 1650 www.royalonthepark.com.au

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INTREPID MY ADVENTURE STORE

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The adventure experts at Intrepid My Adventure Store craft extraordinary travel experiences for those afflicted with wanderlust. You could spend this Christmas in Morocco, exploring the High Atlas Mountains, snapping up bargains in the souks of Marrakech, rocking the Kasbah and indulging in a Christmas feast at Todra Gorge. This Moroccan offer includes return flights from Brisbane, pre- and posttour accommodation, and an eightday tour from $4865 per person twin share. Contact the team for details and conditions, or visit them in the Brisbane City store.

Through a simple act like curling up at your feet after a long day, pets become loyal companions. To enrich your pet’s life, you can provide your companion with more than just the basics of food and water. Uninspired by the choices available in the world of petcare, the founders of Sacred Pet Boutique set about providing discerning pet owners with an alternative. The online store is filled with products that test your pet’s natural instincts and stimulate the brain. Each product has been sourced specifically for its quality and uniqueness, and is delivered with exceptional customer service.

291 Adelaide Street, City T. 1300 308 410 www.myadventurestore.com

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DISCOVER THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP, INSPIRE, CELEBRATE, EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!

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For some, there’s a certain joy to be found in discovering a rare item for your home or wardrobe. Clayfield’s Discovery Junction is a shopping destination designed for the discerning individual in search of something original to add to their collection. the precinct’s boutiques – Buy Design, Atomic Martini vintage and the Brisbane Antique Emporium – house a selection of unique clothes, homewares, books and antiques. For the convenience of customers, there is also plenty of on-site parking provided, as well as a quirky cafe for refreshments.

since its opening seven years ago, Abode and Bod has become a well-loved member of the Wilston community. the store houses a lavish display of goodies for both the body and the home, including a number of Australian-made offerings. the inviting nook is also a proud promoter of fairtrade products. if you are having trouble choosing a present, the team can help you find a gift amongst its wares, no matter your budget. on November 8 there will be a Christmas shopping event, complete with a joyous atmosphere, complimentary gift wrapping and delicious food and wine.

Corner Junction and Sandgate Road, Clayfield www.discoveryjunction.com.au

87 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston T. 3856 4927 www.abodeandbod.com.au

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instead of shying away from Australia’s convict past, a father-and-son design team has embraced it, using their family’s heritage as inspiration for a line of unique heavy metal adornments. Convict Cuffs is a Brisbane-based business that forges cuffs and bangle bracelets from non-ferrous materials, such as aluminium, copper and titanium. Due to the hand-crafted process in which each piece is made, no two creations from Convict Cuffs will ever be the same. visit the combined workshop and showroom to discover the range in its entirety and enjoy a personal fitting.

Chicago-based Drift eyewear is an innovative brand that maintains an eco-friendly outlook, with the latest collection uniquely crafted from the relic of a bygone era. Each pair of frames is fashioned from the wood of a 100-year-old dense cypress log, fished from the Mississippi River. inspired by the wood’s origins, Drift has dubbed the eyewear the ‘Delta Blues’ collection, in an ode to the blues musicians of the district. A portion from the sale of each piece will be donated to the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Browse the handmade collections of brands including Drift in store at Eye Candy.

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HONOUR ESPRESSO

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While espresso lovers may steer away from instant coffee at all costs, the convenience of the coffee granules may appeal to those with few minutes to spare in the morning. Offering coffee-loving denizens an alternative, caffeine hub Honour Espresso has a text-message ordering service. Send a message to the number below and your coffee will be ready in five minutes. That doesn’t mean that the baristas aren’t up for a leisurely chat while your coffee brews – drop by for welcoming smiles, paninis laden with fresh ingredients and tasty cakes.

A proud supporter of Australian-made products, Green Tangerine stocks a large range of porcelain homewares from mud australia. The handmade designs are sculpted into pieces that are both practical for the home and beautifully formed in a myriad of new vibrant colours. Open seven days with extended trading hours throughout the Christmas period, Green Tangerine hosts a range of artisan design choices. When Christmas shopping, you are sure to find a little treat for yourself hidden on the shelves amidst the exciting new stock arriving weekly.

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PADDINGTON ANTIQUE CENTRE

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While once home to cinematic delights, the Paddington Antique Centre today attracts a crowd with its impressive array of collectibles and antiques. Around 50 dealers display wares that range from furniture to lighting, china, collectables and bric-a-brac. Let the friendly experts help you discover something from the thousands of unique items, which are sourced from a range of different eras. After browsing the items, stop to enjoy the special monthly foyer displays or drop by the in-house cafe for a refreshing coffee and homemade treat.

With its rainbow palette, Happiness Place instantly lifts the spirits of those who step inside the vibrant store. An ode to everything colourful, the shop will be experiencing its first Christmas this year. To celebrate, 20 new product lines have been added to the already large array of unique items in stock. You’ll find playful gifts and fun trinkets, including fluoro animal ornaments, candy-coloured furniture and festive table settings. For a unique addition to your traditional decorations, a range of sparkly decorations and festive stationery to help transform your home will be in store from November 14.

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Coffee haunt Hallowed Grounds Espresso sits in the colourful surrounds of a growing collection of vintage furniture and bric-a-brac. Bringing the city’s quirks to the suburbs, the cafe provides friendly personal service and delicious fresh meals in unique interiors. Team your steaming cup of fresh Elixir coffee with a homemade bite to eat – from gourmet Turkish sandwiches to delicious sweet treats, some of which are created from 100-year-old recipes. After quelling your hunger pangs you can browse the changing array of vintage items in store, all of which are available for purchase. Shop 6, 1395 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt T. 3349 9993 www.hallowedgrounds.com.au

GREEN GRASS HOME AND BODY

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The arrival of summer’s warm weather also heralds the beginning of an outdoor entertaining season. With products from tablewares to recipe books, Green Grass Home and Body has everything you need to host a memorable party outside (you just need to provide the guests). Visit the Bulimba boutique and you’ll spy plenty of unique Christmas decorations to accompany your festive event and adorn your abode. A range of vibrant summer fashion is also in stock, alongside fun gift ideas, including the bright collections of Cath Kidston and Robert Gordon.

Discover the treasures of exotic Morocco without the expensive plane ticket by visiting Hamimi. The boutique stocks a unique collection of authentic handcrafted Moroccan wares gathered by brother-andsister duo, Alex and Rebecca. From the artisans of Marrakech comes a collection of treasures that includes furniture, lighting, accessories and jewellery, as well as Queensland’s most extensive collection of intricately woven Moroccan rugs. Mention map magazine to receive a complimentary beverage during November at the in-store Moroccan Mint Tea and Espresso Bar.

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SPICERS PEAK LODGE

Turning off the Cunningham Highway towards Spicers Peak Lodge, 120 km west of Brisbane, I drive along a private gravel road amidst the oncoming sunset colours of the stunning surrounding countryside. Every shade of green, orange and brown bursts with life. Where the road is lined with large bushland trees, the sun’s rays are temporarily blocked, presenting me with a cinematic presentation of my surroundings. Cows, bulls, wallabies, kookaburras sitting atop posts, an intrigued hare, dams and ponds all flash before me in a series of picturesque images.

My journey then continues along the peak, to the plateau housing Spicers Peak Lodge – an oasis on top of the world. With breathtaking views of the World Heritagelisted Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, the lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain retreat. Impressive mountain peaks erupt out of the landscape, and escarpments and ridges offer secluded homes to rare and endangered wildlife. I drive up to the lodge, hand my car keys to the friendly staff and I am suddenly in their hands. As I indulge in an arrival drink beside the colossal stone fireplace, I look around and take in my options to pass the time away. I could browse the pages of one of the glossy library books. Or partake in a game of billiards and then sky gaze via the impressive telescope on the landing. Or maybe just have a cocktail on the lawn by the pool – sporting magnificent views of the amazing colours of the country sunset. And this is just the first hour of my arrival. Once the staff transfers my luggage to the suite, I am introduced to my own private sanctuary. Most with their own stone fireplace and some with spa baths, the suites are cosy and homely, opening out onto private decks overlooking the property. The lodge is a boutique venue with only 10 suites in the main lodge and two separate private lodges. Owned by Flight Centre’s Graham Turner and his wife Jude, it was originally to be built as a holiday home, but they quickly realised

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how much it had to offer, and transformed it into luxury accommodation. Drinks and canapes are scheduled each evening in the ambient lounge, where I indulge in some more quiet time with the books, as well as meet the other guests. Dinner is a deliciously formal affair served in the dining room, which leads out onto the patio. A set seven-course degustation menu, which changes daily, immerses my gastronomic senses into overdrive. Inspired by the local produce of the region, the chefs and sommeliers create an awardwinning dining experience that is complemented by knowledgeable staff, eager to discuss ingredients and wine matching on request. I wake the next morning with the memory of falling asleep to the gentle crackle of my suite’s fireplace. A familiar orange glow peeking through the cracks of the shutters beckons me to rise and fling open the door to the deck that frames the picturesque view. As I stand in awe of this aspect of nature, I’m drenched with the fresh morning glow. Hypnotised, I eventually recover, eager to resume my gastronomic indulgence, and I make my way to the restaurant, led by the aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries. Over breakfast (where micro herbs have my tastebuds dancing), I discuss the day ahead with my waiter. His suggestion: a bike ride or a walk on one of the many tracks around the 3600 Ha grounds. Or a gourmet picnic hamper and chilled

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champagne waiting at my chosen picnic spot, ready for me to just sit back and enjoy the views. For the more fit and physically experienced guests, there are remote and rugged trails off the beaten track awaiting exploration, or one- to three-day Spicers Private Walks are also an option. I decide on a leisurely bike ride around the perimeter of the plateau, concluding with my hamper atop a crisp white tablecloth, the beads of condensation from my champagne bottle beckoning me. On my ride, I meet some guests of the property who, being accustomed to life’s luxuries, chose an eco-tourism experience at the lodge’s sister property, Spicers Canopy. The experience offers ten luxury safari-style tents, complete with polished floorboards and a covered deck, and I’m informed that if guests can drag their eyes from the communal fire, they can look into skies so clear they can see satellites tracking past stars. For me, another night at the lodge presents me with the same evening routine but a whole new taste sensation. To complete the weekend, I spend the next morning at the lodge’s newly opened purpose-built Spa Anise, which presents me with the only decision I am prepared to make – an aromatic relaxation massage or facial spa … I think both! Visit www.mrandmrssmith.com for further information or contact the Mr & Mrs Smith travel team on 1300 89 66 27.

TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHRYN LINDGREN

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map magazine issue #147  

map's November sunshine issue featuring Ben Johnston, Mat Pember, Klaartje Quirijns, Jamee Campbell and Yasmin Levy.

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