How To Smoke Your Own Cocktail

Wednesday October 18, 2017
Line up your liquor, set fire to your rosemary sprig and prepare your very worst Jim Carrey impersonations, 'cos this cocktail recipe is ssssmokin’.


Got a pallet? You’ve got yourself three not-bad-looking chairs. Or you could, if you followed these instructions.

We dare you to bake these insect-filled treats at your next dinner party.

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.)