Blueprint for Living - Full program podcast

Blueprint for Living - Full program podcast


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


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.

Punk fashion, pickling mastery, ancient botanical medicines, Nick Earls, tricky tastes, gray381, Eero Saarinen  

Judging a book by its cover: the art of cover design. Sense of Place: Nick Earls on New York City. The sordid and surprising history of punk fashion. Tips and tricks: fennel pickle. Food, taste and consumer perception. Secret remedies from books that pre-date modern medicine. Iconic Buildings: TWA Terminal, New York.

How travel inspires empathy, top fly fishing spots, single serve cooking, why raw milk cheese, bar coding plants, public resistance to GM food  

Where to for GM foods? Sense of Place - Tim Costello. Cooking for one. The power of plant DNA . Iconic Buildings Ideal Palace (Palais Ideal). World's best fly fishing destinations. The big cheese.

Deaf cafe, shipping containers, postcards history, designing for the aged, Kim Mahood on the Tanami, aquafaba  

Designing for an ageing population. A quiet revolution in education. The history of postcards. Iconic Buildings: Habitat 67, Montreal . The shipping container and its role in design. Tips and tricks: Matt Stone's perfect chicken broth. Sense of Place: Kim Mahood on the Tanami Desert, NT. Aquafaba: a vegan miracle.

Perfect Asian salad, a thoroughly modern Mosque, a celebration of the veg, bookish gardens, sound of place  

The sweet sounds of home. A year without meat and other food choices. Great literary gardens of the world. Architecture and faith. Tips and tricks: Adam Liaw's Asian salad. Sense of Place: Alick Tipoti on Badu Island. The artist and botanical collector. Iconic Buildings: Einstein Tower.

Rio 2016 Special: sports nutrition, celebrating the food of Brazil, Olympic buildings after the Games  

Olympic aftermath. Sense of Place: Adriana Lisboa on Rio de Janeiro. Cooking like a Cariocas, the tastes of Rio . Creating art in the landscape. Eat like an athlete. In Season: Sprinter.

The Wonder Trail, Shane Gould life after swimming, Olympic uniforms, heritage architecture, Somali cuisine, Laos Gardens  

World's largest fashion parade: the Olympic Games. On the Wonder Trail. Cooking up the past: stories of asylum. Challenges of heritage architecture. Iconic Buildings: Roxy Theatre, New York. Sense of Place: Shane Gould on Redgate Beach, Western Australia. A botanical gardens for Laos.

Trees reducing crime, self-drive car safety, cookbooks vs blogs, authentic design, Viceroy House, Adam Liaw's stir fry tips  

Beating replicas with authentic design. Cookbooks in an online world. Planting trees for crime reduction. World's greatest cycling destinations. Tips and tricks: Adam Liaw on the perfect stir fry. Self-drive cars, a safer option or accident waiting to happen? Science behind the healthiest fruits. Iconic buildings: Viceroy House, Delhi .

Food and asylum; design and the new workplace; Australia's longest trail; Gabriel Gate on Paris; Galleria Milan; topiary; low-sugar baking  

When the shine goes off tourism icons. Curating a workplace of the future. Stories from the Bicentennial National Trail. Cooking up the past: stories of asylum. Iconic Buildings: The Galleria, Milan. Sense of Place: Gabriel Gate on Paris. Tips and tricks: Low-sugar baking. The art of topiary.

Truffles, plants in religion, Tim Flannery on western New Guinea, ethics of foodies, succession planning for architects  

Death of an architect. Plants and the sacred. Ethics of being a foodie. Iconic Buildings: Jewish Museum, Berlin. Sense of Place: Tim Flannery on western New Guinea, Indonesia. Cooking with truffles.

Herbal healing, Whisky Godfather, chocolate secrets, Raimond Gaita, the iconic  Gateway Arch  

A brave new world for travel writers. The history of the suit. The power of chocolate. Sense of Place: Raimond Gaita on Maryborough, Victoria. Iconic Buildings: Gateway Arch, St Louis, Missouri. Herbal remedies and gardens for healing. The godfather of Tasmanian whisky. Tips and tricks perfect birthday cake.

Travelling Bhutan, collectors and their collections, pinot pears, supermarkets of the future, world's greatest gardens  

Future shop. The world's greatest gardens. Collectors and their collections. Tips and tricks pinot pears. Sense of Place: Christine Manfield on Bhutan. Bringing the outside in and inside out in tiny style.

Paper bags and feminism, art of macro, cucina povera, world's greatest train journeys, public housing design  

The great social experiment - public housing. Food and our genes. World's greatest train journeys. The rise of peasant cooking. Feminism and the humble paper bag. An ant's eye view of the world. Iconic Buildings The Hanging Monastery Datong.

Bread making, plants and philosophy, Adam Ford on Jordan, the handmade revolution, dark tourism, Darwin's parliament house  

The ethics of 'dark tourism'. The handmade revolution. Plants, philosophy and sentient beings. Baking bread the traditional way. Sense of Place: Adam Ford on Jordan. The Calyx. Iconic Buildings: Darwin's Parliament House.

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