Terrible Meaning of Names: what not to name your child

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Be careful what you name your child, because you might just be burdening them with terribly wicked traits. According to Terrible Meaning of Names book, Jacob’s tend to cheat in school, Mary’s have nasty attitudes, and Catherine’s like to cause pain.

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The Teleportation Accident: filthy, funny and endlessly interesting

Pony Boy Reader Find

By Pony Boy in New Products on Wednesday 27 March 2013

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.

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Collection of stories from Melbourne’s soup vans

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Tuesday 26 March 2013

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 […]

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Letters from Kurt Vonnegut

Derek Smith Reader Find

By Derek Smith in New Trends on Wednesday 20 March 2013

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 […]

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Lily Vanilli’s Bakewell Tart: creative baked goods

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 19 February 2013

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.

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The Moment After The Show: your backstage pass

Mel Baxter Reader Find

By Mel Baxter in New Photography on Wednesday 30 January 2013

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.

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Whole Larder Love: a witty sustainable lifestyle blog

Mel Baxter Reader Find

By Mel Baxter in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 January 2013

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.

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Seas Without a Shore: a book by Chris Anthony

Chris Anthony Reader Find

By Chris Anthony in New Photography on Thursday 11 October 2012

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.

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Humor in Craft: a new book by Brigitte Martin

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

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.

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The Book of Doing: illustrated by Adam Turnbull

Adam Turnbull Reader Find

By Adam Turnbull in New Illustration on Tuesday 22 May 2012

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.

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