We recently learnt that a shoemaker is not a cobbler (he's the repair guy) but a cordwainer. In Australia, there are few finer cordwainers than Belmore. We paid a visit to their factory in Sydney's Inner West, which has been making shoes for over 40 years.
Behind every good product, there is a great workshop. CDR (short for Craft, Design, Realisation) makes tables, bookshelves and chairs at a large space in Botany, Sydney. In a new section on the Smith site, we take a look at what goes on behind the scenes.
You wouldn't expect to find talks about designer suburbs, presidential campaigns, conceptual art and the soft power of Tasmania at a writer's festival. But the 2013 Sydney Writers' Festival thwarts expectations.
Decking out two whole storeys with their Latino snack café and roasting equipment, Reuben Hills is the second Sydney venue from Russell Beard and Nathan Borg, who've taken the skills they honed at Mosman's The Source south of the bridge to Surry Hills.