Ai Wei Wei Photo Credit

Ai Weiwei in front of FOREVER bicycle installation Posted 13 Jan 2016, 2:47am Ai Weiwei in front of his Forever Bicycle installation at the National Gallery of Victoria. Buffy Gorrilla

Caravan design

Over the years, caravan design has evolved from timber and tarp to the fibreglass composites we see today. Taking cues from the caravanning aficionados, companies have responded with a home-away-from-home which can sometimes be better than the real deal, plus you get to see the world, or at least Australia, but is modern design the

The Beauty of Bullets

The beauty of bullets: when paying lip service started with a 303 cartridge Words by Buffy Gorrilla Pictures by Ben Pawson Take a close look at your lipstick collection; do you notice anything militaristic? Indeed, you may not appreciate the surprising connection between lipsticks and bullets. Above Pipemakers Park, alongside Highpoint Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s

Planking with Peter

Having turned 70, newsreader Peter Hitchener shows no sign of relinquishing his grip on Channel Nine’s nightly news bulletin. Buffy Gorrilla tries to keep up. Peter Hitchener has agreed to meet for a chat – of all places, at his local gym. “Shall I come in my workout gear?” I ask. “Absolutely,” he texts back. “And please

Ruth Reichl on the healing power of food

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 13 February 2016 9:30AM (view full episode) In My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, Ruth Reichl cooks and tweets her way to emotional recovery after the closure of culinary magazine, Gourmet. Below Ruth shares a recipe from her latest book.

Creating community through cohousing

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 12 March 2016 9:06AM (view full episode) Chuck Durrett coined the term cohousing. He first came across the concept in Denmark, its modern birthplace and then kickstarted the first cohousing projects in the US. On his first visit to Australia we talk about

Running tourism

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 19 March 2016 10:20AM (view full episode) IMAGE: PAT FARMER RUNS THROUGH INDIA (KEVIN NGUYEN) (LINK TO LARGER IMAGE). For some leaving on holiday is just the excuse needed to take a break from your workout regime, but for Australian ultra-marathoner, Pat Farmer,

Sense of Place: Ruth Reichl, Crete

This article originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for living Saturday 19 March 2016 9:45AM (view full episode) Long before she was a culinary icon and author, newlywed Ruth Reichl decamped to Crete for her honeymoon. It was on this island, working in the olive groves, she discovered just how ‘real’ food could taste.

Airport bliss might be closer than you think

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 20 February 2016 9:40AM (view full episode) Airports should evoke a sense of excitement as we dash off to a new destination or start a grand adventure, but for numerous travellers airports are overwhelming and stressful. For those who cannot escape to

Designing the ideal workspace

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 6 February 2016 9:37AM (view full episode) We visit an award-winning Sydney office with a totally flexible open-plan work space. Here workers can jump on the rowing machine or lift weights a metre from their desks, or play a spot of pool while