Issues

19. Decay

All living things decay. This is one of the few statements worth making with any certainty. Regardless of how much energy we humans exert avoiding the process, it happens. It also happens to flies, trees, elephants, buildings, and even diamonds (Shirley Bassey was wrong – diamonds are NOT forever!).

The Dirt: Tracey Deep

PeopleAn interview with Tracey Deep, artist and curator of nature.

Landfill to Garden Fuel

CultureCommunity driven commercial green waste composting, driven by a small Sydney bakery - Iggy's Bread of The World.

Cemeteries: Death & the Landscape

CultureAre cemeteries the most human of all landscapes? A musing on death, landscape and culture.

Composting: Give Nature a Prod

How-ToA very entertaining guide by Luke Quinn on composting cows and in-laws.

Interview: Raquel Trejo of Margarite & Rosa

PeopleRaquel Trejo is a biodynamic farmer, natural dyer, and maker of kids clothes adults want to wear.

Samorn Saxinay Dyes with Compost!

Art & Design, CultureSamorn Saxinay is a weaver and designer who stumbled across the the idea of dyeing with food scraps, thanks to a hug from her grubby daughter.

From the Forest Floor: A Field Guide to Mushroom Picking

HarvestA field guide to picking and eating red pine mushrooms.

Death, Decay & Flowers

Art & DesignWhat could be truer than death? Writer and photographer Annabelle Hickson explores the beauty and truth found in decay.

The Decay of the Domestic and the Rise of the Pickle

CultureThe politics of preserving. A wonderful read. And a recipe!

Plant/Life: Cat Alley

GardensA street in inner city Sydney renowned for its cats and gardens!

Profile: Bayden Hine, Musician & Plant Man

PeopleAn interview with Bayden Hine (aka Packwood), a folk musician and plant obsessive.

Emerging, Decaying

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of the temporal nature of existence by Peter Whyte.

The Lazy Season Pot

GoodsA product collaboration between The Planthunter and The Fortynine Studio. The Lazy Season is a plant pot unlike any other.

True Indigo Dyeing: The Fermented Vat

Art & Design, CultureAboubakar Fofana is a master natural indigo dyer dedicated to sharing his passion for ancestral growing, weaving and dyeing skills throughout the world.