Issues

13. Passion

This month is rather special. It’s our first birthday! Last November we launched our little paper boat into the water, not knowing whether it would float or sink. I am so excited and proud that it’s not only floating but sailing strong and brave through oceans unchartered. The reason for this comes down to one word only: PASSION.

Imperfection is Perfection

Art & DesignA very beautiful photographic series of bounteous imperfection by Emma Bass.

Daniel Shipp: ‘Botanical Inquiry’ Series

Art & DesignA stunning series of images by Daniel Shipp. They'll make you look twice!

The Dirt: Charlie & June

Gardens, PeopleCharlie and June live in Miranda, in southern Sydney. They met over 30 years ago on the dance floor.

20 Cheeky Questions: Aaron Teece of Studio Neon

PeopleAn interview with Studio Neon owner and passionate foodie, Aaron Teece.

Komorebi: Dripping Sunlight

Culture, GardensThe word komorebi translates as 'dripping sunlight' in Japanese. An essay on this very romantic word by David Whitworth.

Recipe: Blackened Chilli, Buffalo Mozzarella & Lemon Crème Fraiche

HarvestA delicious (and fiery!) recipe by master of the salad, Hetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen.

Koji Makino: Ficus

Art & DesignPhotographer Koji Makino gets up close and passionate with fig trees.

$100 Million Dollars Worth of Plants

Botanica, CultureThe National Herbarium of NSW at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney is a veritable (and valuable) botanical treasure trove!

My Mum’s Garden is a Bee Hotel

BotanicaA wonderful story by Sally Wilson on her mum's passion for the blue banded bee.

An Orchid Obsession

BotanicaKatie Cartwright has a passion for orchids, often finding herself elbowing her way through the old folk at orchid shows to get to the best plants. This is serious!

Art, Death & Secret Gardens

Art & Design, CultureA wonderful story by Josephine Pennicott exploring the relationship between creativity, loss, and the act of gardening in the lives of two women - Contemporary muse/artist Wendy Whiteley and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett. A really beautiful read!

Carine Thevenau: Tin Can Apartment

Art & DesignA new photographic series by Sydney based photographer Carine Thévenau exploring the notion of a world where humans and nature exist in harmony.

An Artist, Florist and a Passion for Flowers

Art & DesignA botanically rich collaboration between artist Alesandro Ljubicic and florist Sean Cook, soon to be exhibited in Sydney.