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Rebels, Revolutionaries and Us

Thursday September 14, 2017

Seven steps to spark your own revolution. NB: It will not be televised… but it will be live in Melbourne next Tuesday when TEDx comes to town.

The Online Knitting Library

Sunday July 30, 2017

Good news: the University of Southampton has uploaded over 300 gloriously daggy knitting books to the internet.

In this extract from his upcoming book Around the World in 80 Cocktails, Chad Parkhill details the history of the Bobby Burns, a warming whisky cocktail from the rolling hills of Scotland. 

Jane Austen's Home Brew Recipe

Saturday July 22, 2017

Turns out Jane Austen wasn’t just a great writer; she was a great home brewer, too. Here’s her recipe for 'spruce' beer.

Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday by making his best buildings out of paper. 

What’s more authentically Canadian than Justin Trudeau and Barenaked Ladies playing ice hockey against the original cast of Degrassi Junior High – all while enjoying free universal healthcare? This recipe for Authentic Canadian Poutine, that’s what.

Got a tree? You’ve got a canoe. (At least according to this mesmerising DIY video.)

DIY: How to Build a Hotel for Bees

Saturday March 11, 2017

Help save the world buy building this fancy-looking bee hotel.

How to Make a Pizza Oven in an Old BBQ

Saturday February 25, 2017

Put away the bricks and cement: here’s how to make some very bellissimo pizza in your old BBQ.

How to Make Peanut Butter

Saturday February 18, 2017

It’s the most indulgent spread on the breakfast table, and – with this recipe in hand – one that’s pretty simple to make yourself.

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