Culture

‘The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.’ – Stanley Kunitz

Here, we explore the nuances of the relationship between humans and the natural world. We share provocative ideas and thoughtful opinions, and ask plenty of questions about what it means to be here, now.

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Tree Planting Ceremonies

CultureLong before there was talk of ‘managing’ forests, humans relied on trees in almost every facet of…

Fermented Memories

CultureThe strongest memories are usually triggered by smell, a scent that sends you back in time.  But…

The Timbre of Timber

CultureI walked into James Robinson’s cramped workshop, one of a few businesses under a big grey apartment…

To Not Forget

Botanica, CultureA funny, sad, and beautiful story by Lucy Kaldor involving her mothers funeral, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, and artist Laura Jones.

The Nature of Scent

CultureMost of us have experienced that spine-tingling moment when, triggered by a passing scent carried on the…

Etched: Tattoos & Memory

CultureAs a child, I spent many hours watching the arms of my grandfather, studying the faded tattoos…

Seeds, Life & Weeds

CultureEarly last summer my cousin, while roaming the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, discovered a magnificent dandelion.

Memory & Place: A Path To Belonging

CultureMemory is a curious thing. An experience, a scent, a longing, a lament — it’s jasmine in…

Mnemonic Musings

CultureI don’t think I have a single memory not associated with a fragrance or scent of some…

The Bard & His Blooms

CultureLittle is known about William Shakespeare, the most famous writer of all time. Few records remain to…

No Patriotism in Exaggeration

CultureOn the second-last day of the 1888-1889 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition a new photographic exhibit appeared in…

The Choirgirl Hotel

Botanica, CultureDive head first into the beautiful madness of the Choirgirl Hotel!

Boabs: Ancient Trees, Modern Needs

Botanica, CultureThe boab is the plant world’s most ardent multi-tasker. This native tree might tread the line between ugly…

Ode To The Onion

CulturePablo Neruda, what a man! The Chilean poet, who died in 1973, knew a thing or two…

Ode To The Lemon

CultureDid you know that Pablo Neruda used to write in green ink? To him, the colour…

Ode to the Artichoke

CultureYes, Pablo Neruda, that steamy South American wordsmith is back. We couldn’t resist sharing Ode To The…

A Weedy Kinda Love

CultureMirra Whale is an artist based in Sydney. Obsessed by food and inspired by the natural environment…

Celebrating The Suburbs

CultureI was a child born in the lush, green garden belt of Sydney. It was an idyllic…

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