All posts tagged: Australian

A web series you should watch right now: The Katering Show

We all know that web series are the TV shows of the future (it’s pretty much what House of Cards is, let’s be honest). And recently The Katering Show has had thousands of Aussies all over our sunburnt land grinning wryly. The Katering Show exhibits the careful timing of comedians (writers, actors, etc), Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, as they dive into the ever trending, sometimes gut wrenching world of The Food Revolution (think organic food markets, pinterest cupcakes and all the quinoa your gout desires). It is a brilliant parody of all of the things we love to love and love to hate, and aspects of the food-crazed social media sphere that (we must admit) are simply ridiculous. And I haven’t even mentioned the Booze Revooze. Now I can’t tell how this web series will translate globally- I’m not sure whether I’m laughing half the time because they sound like poorly edited episodes of Better Homes and Gardens, or because their syntax is not dissimilar to Huey’s Cooking Adventures. But I do find it hilarious and would love nothing more than to have them cook …

Words from Collette Dinnigan: Obsessive Creative

by Amy Galea As I was moving house recently, I came across these quotes by Collette Dinnigan that I had noted down when I saw her at the Sydney Writers’ Festival last year. She was speaking about her book, Obsessive Creative, but the interview also covered her career, where she collects inspiration from, and how she desires to ‘paint pictures’ with her work. She is one of Australia’s most successful fashion designers, and yet she spoke with a sort of understated tone- she seems like the kind of person who will say the most beautiful things, without realising how poetic they are. Here are a few snippets of her interview:

Pittwater YHA, the ultimate weekend getaway

by Elisa Parry Sarah is rarely serious. She is one of the most effervescent people I know, you can almost hear her laughter bubbling beneath each word before it spills out at the end of a sentence. But right now she lowers her voice and lays a hand on my arm as we walk. “You should always take a torch into the bush with you.” My iPhone illuminates our feet chasing the small arc of light into the night. “The other night, it was a full moon so I thought I wouldn’t bother. Then right there in front of me on the path was a Death Adder!” I keep my eyes on the ground, regretting my choice of thongs. I shine the light a little further up ahead. Death Adders are suddenly transformed into branches, shadows, piles of leaves. There are only six of us marching down from the Hostel, but in the quiet of the night we sound like an army. “It’s time to turn off the torch now.” I reluctantly flick the switch. …

All I want for Christmas is you. 

Erin Rose Christmas is a loaded holiday. Some of our earliest memories and home movies are of Christmas morning, sleepy eyed, and pajama clad stumbling down the hallway. Our parents sipped coffee, and sat back as some make believe man took all the credit for what they had done, what they had saved all year for. This season is filled with equal parts joy and anxiety– the hustle, the travels, the money, and the family time. But how do we sift through it? How can we distill the true essence of this season? I recently watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and I realised that as per usual, Mr. Dr. Seuss had the message perfectly wrapped up inside of those rhymes. The only reason the Grinch is such an asshole is because thinks Christmas is nothing more than consumerism, gaiety disguised in gluttony. He tries to destroy Christmas by stealing presents because he doesn’t believe it could go on existing without them. But to his astonishment, they sing their songs anyway! And he realizes, “It came …