This weekend Warren Ellis will play the electric violin to thousands of people at Splendour in the Grass, but the Dirty Three musician's obsession with instruments started in a rubbish dump during the late '70s. He tells us about 10 noise makers that have changed his life. 

Thirsty Thursday: Moo Brew

Thursday July 26, 2012

Alcohol and art; a timeless combination. You may know about MONA in Tasmania (which just opened a new exhibition, Theatre of The World) but did you know the grounds are also where the wonderfully tasty, downright drinkable Moo Brew was born?

Thirsty Thursday: Bress

Thursday July 19, 2012

Bress is a small winery/cidery sitting just outside Castlemaine, an hour and a half north-west from Melbourne where the ethos is sustainable, but irreverent.

The First 70

Wednesday July 18, 2012

The Californian Government thought it could close 70 state parks to save a few bucks. It thought wrong.

Herr Blick

Monday July 16, 2012

Steven Blick isn't your regular, everyday hairdresser. For one, he has Samuel Beckett as a mascot. For another, he despises most other salons.

Introducing 'Thirsty Thursday', a weekly section featuring brewers, distillers or barrellers who are making the kind of stuff we want to drink.

Cheese Club

Monday July 09, 2012

Most clubs are generally awkward. Some have strange rituals, some have special handshakes, some promote bovine blokeyness and some spend all their money on newsletters. But not The Bruny Island Cheese Club.

Domestique

Saturday July 07, 2012

Melbourne's newest pop-up bar is here for the Tour de France. Consider it your own personal peloton.

Morning at John's

Friday July 06, 2012

Dropping in at John Hounslow-Robinson's place is like calling on an old mate... even if you've just met.

Fast Boy Cycles

Friday June 29, 2012

Ezra Caldwell is Fast Boy Cycles, a New York frame builder who can create a custom frame that rides as good as it looks.