Perfect Chaos is a story about love; a daughter’s journey to survive bipolar disorder and a mother’s struggle to help her learn how best to live her life well
Beaming is by Lindsay Tuffin a renowned editor lurking with intent gloriously in Tasmania where he masterminds the ‘Tasmanian Times’…. an Online cheeky forum
The setting and characters in The City Of Women is well-crafted, the wartime thoroughfares of Berlin and the tragedy of the Jews, described in chilling detail
Hallgrimur Helgason has created a true 21st century odyssey where the warrior hero Toxic, goes from the field of battle to the suburbs of a land without guns
Bakelite jewellery started being made during the 1920’s and its unique vibrantly coloured statement pieces are very wearable and very much sought after today
A review by Janet Walker reveals author Judith Newton’s life and storytelling skill are as enjoyable as recipes in her book Tasting Home, one to savour & keep
If your knowledge of Jamaican history is limited (mine was) then Anthony C. Winkler’s The Family Mansion will have you searching for more – it’s a great read
I absolutely adore the antique trade; every day is different and offers a fresh set of challenges to surmount in an interesting life’s journey full of beauty
Leo Schofield’s Hobart Baroque Festival is a triumph in Tasmania – Larry’s Ghost from the Tasmanian Times reports on Opening Night at the historic Theatre Royal
Archibald Knox and Liberty of London are names inextricably linked, especially when we consider the up swell of indigenous British design at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Michael Furtado from University of Queensland reviews Gerard Brophy’s contemporary Passion Play, Gethsemene, recently sung by The Song Company on ABC FM Radio
The City of Brisbane is named for Major-General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773-1860) astronomer, soldier and Governor of New South Wales.
During the Regency and reign of George IV in England a fashion for painting furniture to simulate exotic materials grew up to furnish cottages and grand houses.
Hollywood stylist Anya Sarre posts her predictions for fashionistas embracing a New Year with a New Look – basically a whole New You for The Culture Concept Circle
Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters, and certainly one of its most glamorous. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on daily first…
The decorative arts were never considered secondary by Augustus Welby Pugin. As an architect he might design the structure of a house, church or institution, but he conceived of the building, its fittings and furnishings as a ‘complete work of art.’