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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 — The Enchan...
Come on an urban tramp, in search of enchantment, to discover the industrial city anew.
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen. This week, Jonathan and Annie talk Christmas turkey, pudding, pavs and what to do with a glut of berries.
Photographer and former broadcaster Tim Ritchie on pre-dawn loneliness and the beauty of empty Sydney.
Landscape design, seasonal planting and rural tranquillity; Paul Bangay gives us a tour of his iconic garden.
A bustling, futuristic metropolis with a strong sense of history.
Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai takes us to the small rural town where she grew up and witnessed the devastation of war in 1970s Vietnam.
Annie Hastwell takes a behind the scene look at a new travelling exhibition following the history of the lawn, and of that game changer, the lawn mower.
We're not used to thinking of multiculturalism in this country as something that occurred before colonisation, but it was present nevertheless.
From the illusion of epidemiological and economic resilience to social and racial segregation, Plexiglass has become a potent material symbol of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Come on a culinary journey through Montreal, from the world's greatest bagels to maple whiskey, via Leonard Cohen's favourite steak house.
A decline in drinking particularly among young people has been accompanied by the increasing popularity of the mocktail; intrepid producer Buffy Gorrilla has questions and goes in search of answers.
One chef, one cook, one home kitchen. This week, we tap into the COVID-normal zeitgeist and get some hot tips on how to do summer picnics.
Phaius australis, once found throughout the wetlands of the Queensland coast and hunted to near-extinction, is reanimated in a new installation by curator, plant lover and plant philosopher, Danni Zuvela.
The aromatic molecules behind your favourite food pairings, from strawberries and balsamic, to orange and chocolate and possibly even oysters and kiwi.
Golf courses have become sites of contest, where urgent questions around public space, environmental protection and community in rapidly growing cities are being played out.
There was a time in travel culture when internet cafes and travel agents reigned supreme.
Colin Bisset and Jonathan look back on the first two decades of design since 2000, through the lens of materials, trends and innovation.
Fashion and sustainability journalist Clare Press discusses the challenges faced by the fashion industry during this period.
Landscape sociologist Claire Collie joins Blueprint to chart our cities trajectories over the last two decades.
Gardening Australia's Millie Ross traces gardening trends, from backyard blitzes to indoor plants and reflects on her own journey as a gardener.
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.