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I had the pleasure of chatting to Jesse from Top Paddock about eggs for a solid half an hour. We really covered all the bases involved in poaching the perfect egg. It’s foolproof, it’s tried and tested, and you can DIY at home (results may vary from above photo).

read the step-by-step on Broadsheet here.

Filmme Fatales


Filmme Fatales is the fusing of film and feminism, and the brainchild baby zine of my friend (and former boss lady) Brodie Lancaster. Amongst the cool ladies writing about ‘the 20-something funk’ is a piece by me on the pressure of young women embodying classic literary figures in film: The Pressure of Being Marylou. Here is an excerpt:

To fully embody a character almost means making room for someone else inside you. It’s like taking out a bit of flesh, wedging them in there and hoping they become part of the bloodstream. And the fear that they wont is almost too much to bear.

Buy a copy or find out more about the zine at http://filmmefatales.com/

I drove down to the beach with a book and myself. Instead of reading the pages, I started to read the water and listen to its lilt. I couldn’t see anyone else, but I didn’t want to. At that moment I didn’t need anyone else in the world.

2Pocket Fairtrade

I’m always amazed when I meet someone who cares so much, that they make their lives about helping those less fortunate. Gregg is one of those guys. His fairtrade cafe/store is super cool, the coffee is great, and he is just an all-round awesome guy. I wrote up a profile on 2Pocket for Broadsheet.

The inspiration for most cafes comes from a love of coffee and hospitality, but the motivation for this CBD fairtrade store and espresso bar came from an eye-opening experience. After spending time volunteering on organic farms in the Solomon Islands, Gregg Modlin came face to face with the slave labour culture that was especially apparent within the farming industries.

Upon his return home, Modlin established 2Pocket Fairtrade and after initially selling fairtrade products online and at markets, he opened his city store and cafe. Nestled in Little Lonsdale, just off the bustling Swanston Street, many have already been curious enough to pop into this below-street-level cafe on their daily commute or mid-morning coffee break. From the street, look down onto coffee-drinkers sitting at the window and at the single communal table that runs the length of the space. Under an exposed roof, the raw design draws attention to the fairtrade products that line the walls.

read the rest on Broadsheet here.

Flowers, candles, magazines, cafe cards, afternoon sunlight.

"I realized that I had died and been reborn numberless times but just didn’t remember especially because the transitions from life to death and back to life are so ghostly easy, a magical action for naught, like falling asleep and waking up again a million times, the utter casualness and deep ignorance of it. I realized it was only because of the stability of the intrinsic Mind that these ripples of birth and death took place, like the action of wind on a sheet of pure, serene, mirror-like water."

On the Road, Jack Kerouac

"If man treats life artistically, his brain is in his heart."

Oscar Wilde

is it summertime again?  Nobbys Breakwall, Newcastle, Australia.

Newcastle, Australia.

Hong Kong.