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By ABC Radio
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.
Lost and Found — Los Angele...
From food court dumplings to rooftop martinis, Alhambra to Compton, we take a journey through the sights, sounds and flavours of LA.
Half of Kangaroo Island was lost to blazing bushfires last summer; but with Australians confined now to the continent, local producers are enticing visitors to South Australia's stunning Mediterranean style island.
From the coolth of fern valley to the arid world of succulents, via spring time viburnums, Jonathan takes a tour of the botanic gardens as the seasons start to change
On her 80th birthday, the great doyenne of Australian cooking reflects on her life in food, restaurants and words.
From farmers markets to taco trucks, Bel Air to Compton, we take a journey through the sights, sounds and flavours of LA.
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen. This week, how to braise lamb.
The great Australian writer takes us to Tasmania's west and reflects on beauty, destruction and a vanishing world.
A chat with exhibition curator Shonae Hobson and artist Naomi Hobson about fashion performances, connection to country and the movement between the seasons.
In Napoli beside the sea, under the dormant eye of Mt. Vesuvius, a bustling hub of culture awaits.
One of the world's oldest cathedrals that tells the story Sicily, both sacred and profane, in one slightly crazy burst of architectural energy.
Introducing a new cooking program where food becomes the meeting point of support, storytelling, cultural traditions and celebration of the LGBTIQA+ community.
In celebration of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot ( delayed in Melbourne by lockdowns) a Sukkah has opened as a space for Melburnians to at last safely reconnect and reflect.
Roman Mars on a decade uncovering the functional genius and accidental absurdity of our cities, from street signs and power grids to fire escapes and manhole covers.
Grab your reef-friendly sunblock, your towel, your beach book and find a place on the sand of Sydney's most iconic beach.
A figure of inspiration for women in a male-dominated profession, who combined architectural elegance and utility in a unique way.
Writer Sarah Wilson recounts the hikes, Greek hospitality, grief and healing she experienced whilst visiting the Greek island.
Annie and Jonathan continue their journey through the principles of cookery; this week, poeling.
From audiometers in the 20th century to speech recognition and audio analytics in the 21st, the history of our cities is a history of listening.
Occupied power stations, community gardens, squats and cooperatives - a journey through a city unique for its unwavering collective commitment to open public space.
The internationally-renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher of Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi transports us to the South of India where Indian classical dance began.
In light of the current university crisis we look to its architecture and ask how it has reflected prevailing ideology and what the dematerialised university of 2020 might tell us about the future of these institutions.
A new play explores the relationship between grief, mourning and the world of things - themes particularly resonant in a city consumed by a sense of loss and separation.
A new report assessing the health of the worlds plants and fungi delivers grim findings.
A journey to an ancient city marked by both beauty and ugliness, where intractable allegiances, passions and pasts collide.
In the history of modernism, air conditioning has long been seen as a great turning point; but, in an age of climate crisis, what is to be done about this now ubiquitous, fossil-fuel dependent feature of modern life?
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen. This week, the fourth principle of cookery - stewing.
The award winning author takes us to the site of one of Jamaica's bloodiest rebellions via the music of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Bushfire and economic recession have exacerbated Australia's hunger crisis in 2020. Where to from here, and what can individuals do to help?
A mind journey to a landscape of sky and water, bubbling reefs and delicious food shared generously.
Against a wild landscape, pummelled by Atlantic winds and framed by a vast sky, stand enchanting, traditional Scottish houses.
Explore the streets of Footscray and uncover its secret histories.
Cook Hetty McKinnon discusses the flavours and meals of her childhood and the pleasure of cacio e pepe udon noodles
In the wake of the great designer's death, Ben Mazey reflects on his colourful legacy and his transformative impact on the world of fashion.
Megacity of 30 million people, culturally rich, rapidly sinking, we take a tour of frenetic, thrilling Indonesian metropolis.
The forgotten history of an icon of Australian domesticity and an essential feature of the Australian backyard.
Reformed fisherman, Bren Smith, is leading a campaign to get people to rethink sea-based agriculture and argues seaweed is a crucial ingredient in a sustainable food future.
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen: this week, slicing and dicing onions.
Housing exclusion, evictions and nuisance ordinances: how the criminalisation of vulnerability is transforming our cities.
What Regency fashion can tell us about Jane Austen's world.
Ornate doors, relentless rain and a rich literary heritage, we take a mind journey to the beautiful city of Galway.
Snot-rag, status symbol or style icon? The knotted history of the handkerchief.
In an age of atomisation, plague and climate crisis, plant societies offer plant enthusiasts a collective respite and help conserve some of Australia's rare and interesting horticultural specimens.
Can public control over energy commons offer a solution to the climate crisis gripping our cities?
A dive into the weird pasta-free, velvet-coated, fennel heart-filled world of futurist cooking.
A city of beauty, inwardness, and relentless, driving rain from which emerged Neo-Fjoridc cuisine, Karl Ove Knausgård and with him a great literary renaissance.
A tribute to the late iconic British designer who shaped the world of British design, bringing terracotta chicken bricks and scrubbed pine into otherwise drab British interiors.
Rugby player David Pocock takes us to a quiet spot along the Murrumbidgee River where he finds peace, quiet and natural beauty in an otherwise frenetic world.
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen. This week, more ways with water and gentle heat.
From Trump's ties to Hillary's pantsuits, attention has increasingly turned to politicians clothes, in the search for meaning.