Issues

26. Pattern

Our lives are a series of macro and micro patterns. From the repetition of our everyday behaviour, to the cyclical nature of our existence – there’s patterns everywhere. We seek them out in order to understand and interact efficiently with the world around us. This month we explore the word pattern and how it relates to plants and people. There’s plenty to talk about. Join us!

Plant / Life: Coombe Estate

Gardens, PeopleA visit to the gardens of Dame Nellie Melba's Coombe Estate in Coldstream, Victoria.

Protea Peepshow

BotanicaEmma Perry's photo series reveals the sexy side of proteas!

Wonderplants!

Art & DesignSarah Illenberger's Wonderplants are just normal plants... with superhero alter egos!

Accidental Smoothie: Patterns, Plants & Art!

Art & DesignA whole lot of plants and patterns underpin Karina Sharpe's 'Accidental Smoothie' series.

Salad, Mr President?

PeopleWe chat with Julia Sherman of Salad For President about art and salad (of course!).

‘The Awkward Gardener’ by Natasha Cantwell

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of defiant suburban gardens by Natasha Cantwell.

How to Propagate Hoyas

How-ToLearn how to propagate hoyas from the experts!

The Dirt: Sophie Tatlow & Bruce Slorach

Gardens, PeopleA chat about cultural binge-ism with Sophie and Bruce from Utopia Goods

Workshop Alert! Natural Dyeing with Belinda Evans

How-ToTake a natural dye workshop with Belinda Evans this month!

Break it Good! Four Pattern Breaking Plants

CultureNeed to break a pattern or two? We've got the plants for you!

Sian Zeng’s Wallflowers

PeopleStep into the tropics with the living, breathing wallpaper designs of London-based artist, Sian Zeng.

Man Cheung’s Hong Kong

PeopleMan Cheung focuses his camera lens on the renegade plants of Hong Kong.

The Art of Nature: Karl Blossfeldt

Art & DesignThe photographic genius of Karl Blossfeldt.