let us count the ways. we love you for your beaut collage cover
created by melbourne artist alice lindstrom.
we love you for the bonus extras tucked away inside, including
lovely stick-on bookplates, a poster splashed with cosy drink recipes,
and a happy-making art print to jazz up your wall.
we love you for the fascinating folks you introduce us to, like the
lady with a salon for textured hair, the south asian teen making it
big on netflix, the ever-inspiring frankie good stuff judges,
and the gaggle of rad local fiction authors.
we love you for teaching us cool things, too, like how to build our
family tree or hang a picture, and the fact modern-day umbrellas
descended from peacock feathers.
we love you for making us laugh, cry, ooh and ahh, and for being
such darn great company.
Folks who are partners in both work and life jewellery
that's a little bit bad taste and a little bit nice recipes
to keep your tummy full on the lead-up to payday and one
vibrant fibro shack in paradise.
There’s also a confession from a feminist who loves housework
and a rundown of some of history’s most notorious conwomen.
We road-test everyday pens, investigate the science of accents
and meet some rescued chooks who have started a sweet new life.
Magic, grief, dog wee and compost – we discuss all that and an awful lot more.
See for yourself by picking up a copy, if you wish! We really hope you enjoy it.
A set of four postcards designed by Fotini Tikkou,
a make-it-yourself pennant kit featuring fun art from Luke John Matthew Arnold
A chat with some lovely neighbours who share more than just a fleeting wave,
and a guide to taking a roadtrip without blowing the bank or breaking down
in the middle of Woop Woop.
We delve into the science behind the feeling of hanger and meet a local lady having
fun with eye make-up.
You’ll take a trip through some of Australia’s raddest Art Deco pubs,
be encouraged to make a mess while making art, and meet a few embroidery whizzes
doing their own thing with a needle and thread.
Plus, there’s all the usual eye-catching visuals and chuckle-inducing real-life musings.
Looking for a little extra joy and inspiration?
For instance, there’s a fellow making a zoo’s worth of creatures out of balloons, and the world’s first professional hijabi ballerina.
You’ll also find art inspired by nostalgic things like Gameboys and old-school arcades,
plus a whole bunch of tips to help you grow yummy tea at home.
We talk fun products for pets, making gin, and setting up a makeshift darkroom in your house
– that is, when we’re not ogling lovely clothing and throws.
Need more incentive? How about a tour of North Korea from a local’s perspective,
some lovely rainbow families, and a bunch of retro recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth?
Plus, there’s all the usual laughs and real-life tales, of course.
There’s a whole bunch of eye-catching notepaper, with matching DIY envelopes so you can shoot off some snail mail and make someone’s day.
We’ve also included nifty tear-out conversation-starter cards,
in case you need a little inspiration to get the chit-chat flowing.
There’s a guide to being a good pen pal, and some science-backed facts on why it pays to be nice.
Aside from all that, you’ll find an all-lady circus troupe flipping off double standards,
a sourdough recipe with a chocolate-y twist, a guide to yarn in its many forms,
and some ace fictional podcast suggestions (in case you’re a bit over listening to stuff about real life).
Hoo boy! We’ve also jammed in all the usual chuckles, prettiness and curious reads – hope you like.
Our first-ever winter bumper issue has made its way into the world!
the extra-cosy edition contains a special pull-out puzzle book
(illustrated by the excellent Ashley Ronning)
two art posters (including one that will teach you the Auslan alphabet)
and a woolly cover stitched just for us by clever Canadian crafter Sophie MacNeill
(aka Slow Stitch Sophie).
If that’s not enough goodness, there’s also belly-warming hot chocolate recipes
tips for achieving long-term
love an Indian-Australian fashion label illustrated happy places non-scary financial advice,
plus a whole lot more. Phewph!
Inside its nice-smelling pages you’ll find a photographic tour of Cuba, complete with swing-dancing locals and sweet pastel hues, plus a hot sauce road test that sent us dashing for water.
There’s also a dance club for LGBTI elders an investigation into the history of women’s hairstyles and a new generation of school teachers sporting flowing locks and oodles of tattoos.
After an embroidered protest sign? We can help you out with that, as well as a cake that looks alarmingly like it’s covered in pom poms, and some obscure words to slip into conversation, like ‘griffonage’ and ‘borborygmus’.
If that’s not enough, there’s a handy-dandy guide to camping, and an argument for telling people ‘no’ without even a little bit of guilt.
Oh, and roughly a metric tonne of sweet reads, snazzy fashion and designs, travel tales, music, art, photography and general top stuff. Hope you dig it!