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In our final summer drinking guide with the Everleigh, we learn how to make a real crowd-pleaser: the Mint Julep on Steroids.

In part three of our summer drinking guide, the Everleigh's principle bartender Michael Madrusan shows us how to make a salad you'll actually want to drink.

Off-Grid, Up-Mountain in a DIY Cabin

Wednesday November 23, 2016

Mike Basich’s off-grid, hand-made mountain cabin (complete with its own chairlift) is giving us a serious case of house envy.

Five Beer Cocktails to Make at Home

Friday November 18, 2016

In part two of our summer drinking guide, the cocktail-making maestros at the Everleigh show us how to get fancy with a couple of bottles of beer.

In part one of our summer drinking guide with cocktail mecca the Everleigh, we take a look at the Negroni, and introduce its lighter, bubblier cousin – the S'bagliato.

How to Make a Book by Hand

Sunday November 06, 2016

This video shows the painstaking, worthy process of a dying art.

How to Make the Best Dumplings

Saturday October 15, 2016

Ever wanted to make your own dumplings? With this recipe from cookbook author Kei Lum Chan, it’s even easier – and delicious-ier – than you’d think.

Make Your Own (Paper) Dinosaurs

Wednesday September 28, 2016

Ever dreamt of creating your own small paper-based version of Jurassic Park? This poster, free with every copy of volume 20, should be of interest. 

The mysterious Queenslander known as Primitive Technology is back again, this time knocking our self-sufficiency socks off with a video on grass huts.

Music collection a shambles? This DIY vinyl organisation system will leave you feeling like a real record holder.

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