Issues

20. Craft

The word craft can be defined as ‘an activity involving skill in making things by hand’. The garden, the workshop, the studio, the brewery – all these places house great collaborations between highly skilled people and plants. Think furniture making, cooking, wine making, weaving, dyeing etcetera. As usual, the connections are endless.

Kids DIY: Make a Coral Reef Garden

How-ToLinda Ross shares a playful, planty, kids project.

Great Dixter: An Arts & Crafts Garden

GardensChristopher Lloyd was the master of one of the most highly regarded arts & crafts gardens in England.

The Dirt: Matthew Horton

Harvest, PeopleAn interview with Matthew Horton, owner of Rainy Lane cold pressed juice.

How-To: Pressing Flowers with Beci Orpin

How-ToDesigner, illustrator, and creative all-star Beci Orpin has written a DIY for us. Yeah!

Interview: Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics

PeopleAn interview with architect and potter Bruce Rowe.

Fire Tonic: A Recipe

HarvestIt’s winter and people are getting bugs. I don’t want the bad bugs so I did some…

Garden Goods: The Crafty Edit

GoodsA winter round up of crafty, planty goods by Amber Creswell Bell.

The Surreal Gardener: Edward James & Las Pozas (Part 2)

GardensPart 2 of Sally Wilson's visit to a surrealist dreamland in the middle of the Mexican jungle.

Interview: Gordon Tait

PeopleAn interview with furniture craftsman and director of Tait outdoor furniture, Gordon Tait.

Interview: Hugh Main

PeopleAn interview with Hugh Main, co-founder and director of Sydney landscape design firm, Spirit Level.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Plant / Life: A Tiny Brunswick Garden

Gardens, PeopleA luscious and leafy little garden in Brunswick, Victoria proves that size isn't everything.

20 Cheeky Questions: Beci Orpin

PeopleAn interview with Melbourne based designer, illustrator and author Beci Orpin.

DIY: Make an Air Plant Frame

How-ToWant to impress your new flatmate/boyfriends parents/me? Make an airplant frame.

The Surreal Gardener: Edward James & the Making of Las Pozas

GardensA visit to a surrealist garden in the heart of Mexican jungle. Part 1!