Blueprint for Living - Full program podcast

Blueprint for Living - Full program podcast

Australia

Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.

Episodes

Charlotte Wood on Rome, Cohousing, perfect porridge, hotel living  

Joanna Walsh on hotel living. Perfect porridge, Scottish style . Creating community through cohousing. Sense of Place: Charlotte Wood - Rome.

Healthiest fruit choices, a communal life, great wildlife destinations, Paula Hawkins on Paris  

Sense of Place: Paula Hawkins on Paris. Life on a Commune. World's greatest wildlife destinations. Science behind the healthiest fruits. Sinking Ships of Culture: The Private Office.

Font design, death of calorie counting, deaf cafe, Ruth Reichl  

Ruth Reichl on the healing power of food. Sense of Place: Tim Flannery on western New Guinea, Indonesia. A quiet revolution in education. Font design, music and the space in between . Iconic Buildings The Hanging Monastery Datong. Sinking Ships of Culture: Calorie Counting.

Perfect poached eggs, beauty in Brutalism, feminism and the paper bag  

Inside the world of a personal chef. Tips and tricks perfect poached eggs. Brutalism: a face only an architect could love? Iconic Buildings: Sirius Building. Sense of Place: Nick Earls on New York City. Feminism and the humble paper bag. Sinking Ships of Culture: Hobbies. The history of postcards. Cookbooks in an online world.

Historic Australian tea, rethinking the nature strip, the psychology of culture shock, Karen Martini's Christmas salad, Sam Pang  

Far, far from home: the disorienting power of culture shock. My dad's tea addiction. The road less travelled. Reimagining the neighbourhood no man's land. Iconic buildings: Natural History Museum, London. Tips and Tricks Karen Martini's Christmas salads. Sam Pang on how a bottle-o changed his life. Bye Bye Michael Williams.

Historic Australian tea, rethinking the nature strip, the psychology of culture shock, Karen Martini's Christmas salad, Sam Pang  

Far, far from home: the disorienting power of culture shock. My dad's tea addiction. The road less travelled. Reimagining the neighbourhood no man's land. Iconic buildings: Natural History Museum, London. Tips and Tricks Karen Martini's Christmas salads. Sam Pang on how a bottle-o changed his life. Bye Bye Michael Williams.

Metters stoves, Rick Stein's Venice, Karen Martini's Christmas lunch hacks, terrific terroir, designing out crime  

Designing to break the crime cycle. The Ten Apostles. Looking for a free garden renovation? Tips and Tricks Karen Martini's Xmas vegetables. Classic wood-fired stove, Australian style. Sense of Place: Rick Stein on Venice's Isle of Torcello. Self-made cities.

Rome's secret churches, designing for dementia, Karen Martini's Xmas lunch hacks and utopian food.  

Utopian Appetites. Rome's Secret Churches. Dementia 'club' a life saver for home carers. Tips and Tricks Karen Martini's Xmas salad. Poetry, plants and cultivating creativity. Imagining the future of food. Sense of Place Richard Gill. Iconic Buildings: Bosco Verticale, Milan.

State of food writing, world's best music destinations and Graeme Simsion's France  

Airbnb and discrimination in the global community. The golden era of Australian advertising. World's most interesting music destinations. Food for thought. Iconic Buildings Guggenheim Bilbao. Graeme Simsion on a village near Cluny, France. Demolished Sydney.

Greatest country gardens, Amazonian waterlillies, long live Polaroid, ethical carnivore, tips and tricks of dehydrating  

An ethical and carnivorous life. The magic of polaroid. Giant waterlillies. Sense of Place: Maxine Beneba Clarke on Tottenham, London. Tips and tricks: how to dehydrate. Paul Bangay on the world's best country gardens. The life, and recipes, of Margaret Preston.

Secret foodie spots, architectural photography, why the fuss about GM food, how burglars see buildings, Indigenous fermentation  

GM food, why the controversy? Sense of Place: Don Watson on the Australian bush. A Burglar's Guide to the City. The rich history of fermentation in Indigenous cultures. The world's greatest foodie destinations. Getting the right angle.

Bee friendly gardens, Scandinavian design, Layne Beachley's Hawaii, is paper history?, Greek desserts  

Ageing, dementia and the value of streetscapes. A sweet, Greek life. In celebration of Vicke Lindstrand and Swedish design. Sense of Place: Layne Beachley on Hawaii. The history of paper (and why we will never be without it). Creating a bee-friendly garden. Iconic Buildings: Tolou, Fujian province.

Wabi-sabi in the home, declutter addiction, Australia's wildest treasures, perfect kimchi  

A year of practical living. Tips and tricks: kimchi. An imperfect beauty - the art of wabi-sabi. Plants for pest control. Sinking ships of culture: the cult of tidiness. Growing heirloom apples . Australia's wildest, oldest and most beautiful places. The wild and wilful beauty of disobedient gardens.

Richard Roxburgh, the impossible burger, Rotterdam Market Hall, virtual travel  

Looks like a beef burger, bleeds like a beef burger, but not a beef burger. Sense of Place: Richard Roxburgh on Torricella Peligna. Natives versus exotics: the future of garden design. Virtual travel- where would you go? Iconic Buildings Rotterdam Market Hall. In Season: Sprummer.

Holly Throsby on writing, sex toy history, new city hubs, great glasshouses  

Urban design and reimagining city centres. Vibrator design has come a long way. Celebrating Australian seafood. The shaping of contemporary Australian gardens. The 'masculine' and 'feminine' in architecture. World's greatest glasshouses where botany and design meet. Sense of Place Holly Throsby on Saddleback Mountain, NSW.

Sleep pods, jet lag goggles, greatest surf spots, Sirius, kombucha  

Eating for a healthy life. Rebooting your body clock with jet lag goggles. Catch up on your sleep (pod). All power to the bicycle: rise of the e-bike . Tips and Tricks: Clafoutis. Iconic Buildings: Sirius Building. World's greatest surfing holidays. The truth about kombucha.

Living without money, gardens after fire, flat pack tiny homes, the perfect quiche, Vale Bill Mollison  

The dreamers who made Australian cities our own. A journey to the world's most unusual corners. Tips and Tricks Quiche Lorraine. Tiny houses show small is beautiful, and flat. Farewell to the father of the global permaculture movement. A flower-powered economy . Recovery and new growth for a bushfire ravaged garden. Iconic Buildings: Horta museum.

Where does fat go?, Hypersonic travel, perfect scramble, Mozambique, food deserts  

Navigating the law of design. The science of weight loss. Hypersonic travel. Grow your own movement combats food deserts. Sense of Place: Bob Poole on Mozambique. Tips 'n tricks: Adam Liaw's perfect scrambled eggs. Iconic Buildings: Florence Station (Santa Maria Novella station).

Green walls and gravity, Meg Rosoff's London, perfect jam, the real Chinese cuisine, Vale Carl Nielsen  

Death of a designer: Vale Carl Nielsen. The delicate diversity of Chinese cuisine. Iconic Buildings: The Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest. Gravity, plants and wonder in the garden. Tips n' tricks: Perfect jam. Sense of Place: Meg Rosoff on London. Do you have a blueprint for death?

Fenders like thighs, perfect Coq au Vin, what's artificial really?, green housing, Australian garden history, surpassed beauty  

'Beautiful Obsolescence' and the celebration of design. Sense of Place: Stephen Page on Uluru. Planting Dreams: the history of the Australian garden. Tips and tricks: Coq au Vin. Designing homes with sustainability in mind. Iconic Buildings: Twisting Torso, Malmo. Human thighs and sharks inspire top car designer. Rethinking 'artificial' food.

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