Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012, Ned Beauman’s second book is filthy, funny and endlessly interesting. One of the most exciting young writers out there, his books are a joy to read.
Soup Van: Stories over a polystyrene cup, edited by Keira Dickinson, a Melbourne-based publishing professional and a soup van volunteer, is the first creative collection of stories from Melbourne’s soup vans – the vibrant history and the incredible community that surrounds them. The book is incredibly inspiring, and I think it’s one of those rare [...]
This collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s private letters sheds a light on a side of him I never thought to consider. He writes about needing money, not wanting to work a job, worrying about his mental health, writer’s block, and I’m less than 100 pages in. It’s heartening to see my hero’s frailty and how he [...]
Remember that anatomically-correct heart shaped cake? Well, Lily Vanilli strikes again! In this playful short, the queen of creative baking displays her visual artistry with an animated bakewell tart recipe. Word on the street is, she’s got a new book too.
We all love a peek behind the curtain of rock and roll. What really goes on behind the scenes? Photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Oliver Joliat have put a book together showing us what our favourite musos look like backstage, seconds after playing. They’ve captured honest moments, a bit of humour and what rock and roll’s really about: blood, sweat and music.
Rohan Anderson is the coolest sustainable lifestyle guru ever. If I was 15 years younger, I would totally adopt him as my dad. In his new book, Whole Larder Love, he’ll teach you how to hunt, skin a rabbit, make chilli sauce and grow trees sideways, all with a cool facade and a witty attitude.
My Kickstarter book project, Seas Without a Shore, features all new photographs and is a magical, mysterious photography book of tintypes, portraits, still lifes and seascapes. Even if I do say so myself.
If you prefer your craft on the whacky side, then this new book by Brigitte Martin is what you’ve been waiting for. Hundreds of images of craft artwork from all over the world show how ‘serious’ and ‘funny’ can happen at the same time. The artists’ commentaries about humor are the cherry on top.
The Book of Doing offers a collection of ideas and activities that encourage you to use your life as a canvas and explore your creativity through everything you do to create and make, to explore and experiment, to play and build, to paint and cook-to do. I recently illustrated and designed every page by hand, from hand-drawn type, fonts, illustrations, and design layout.