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Break out the Ice Vo-Vos and grab a mug of your favourite beige or brown liquid: issue 59 is on sale today and we think you’ll find it a tiny bit spectacular. Inside we have chats with young documentary makers about putting real life on film while dodging the secret police; a look at what it’s like running a hotel in Hobart (Fawlty Towers references and all); and an epic discussion with Britpop icon Damon Albarn about elephant poo, amongst other things. We meet a lady who loves hand-drawn type and another who paints huge, building-sized murals – plus two Sydneysiders with the best job title ever: “Dean of Awesome”. There are tips on how to cook and make friends in the Antarctic; patterns for knitting your own galah, cockatoo and kookaburra pals; and the slightly disturbing news that words like “buxom” and “defecate” didn’t always mean what you think they do. Four of our writers take us through the splendour and angst of their first gig, and others pen odes to extra-large knickers and why it sometimes pays to be a goth. On top of all this, we asked some of our favourite makers, designers and general handy types to have their creative way with the humble grey jumper. The result is a lot of stitching, embellishing and awesomeness that we’ll be auctioning off for a good cause, so you might be able to get your hands on one if you’re quick. Hurrah!
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THE CONDE NAST TRAVELER BOOK OF UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS: Great Writers on Great Places Vol I & II
Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.
(NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSTORE !)
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Vintage ‘Pure Chinese Honey’ Glasses (now available at BooksActually!)
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In it for the long haul: designs that go the distance. Sharp residences, a handsome classic, a neighbourhood on the rise and the buyers who get the goods — a MONOCLE DESIGN SPECIAL.
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Vintage Pattern Glasses (now available at BooksActually!)
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HOW NOT TO BE A DICK
by Meghan Doherty
On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. How Not to Be a Dick is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives. Sometimes they falter, sometimes they triumph, but they always seek to find a better way. And with their help, you can too.
GUP #040: Eyes on Brazil
As we slowly pull ourselves out of the darkness of another European winter, one country is already dominating the first half of 2014: all eyes are on Brazil, for obvious reasons… but let’s look beyond the pitch, towards another view on the country.
Eyes on Brazil has one cover available for its international distribution, and four covers available for its Dutch distribution. It is unfortunately not possible to request a specific cover.
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Vintage Glasses (now available at BooksActually!)
Babette’s Feast is an invite-only event that is extended to individuals of the lit-art scene in Singapore. Maybe it will be easier to talk about it via email. And my apologies, but may I know who this may be?
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