Books : The World Ornament Sourcebook

  This one’s for all keen surface and graphic designers! The book is a re-release of a two volume set first published in 1888 in Paris by August Racinet, and is principally aimed at artists and designers for use as a reference book. It contains a pretty good...

Book review : The Dressmaker – Posie Graeme-Evans

    On the face of it, The Dressmaker is a girly book. Rags to riches, romance and intrigue, and lots of luscious clothes. And in the pages? Well, yes, it’s just what you expect. Although perhaps a little bit less than you expect. Set in London and thereabouts...

Book Review : Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

    I know sometimes I am waaaay behind the game. I know this book was published in 1991, and I know that far greater heads than mine have critiqued it. But for those of you like me, who have somehow missed out on reading it until now, I would recommend that you do. I...

Book Review : The Children – Charlotte Wood

  The Children {Charlotte Wood}     The Children by Charlotte Wood is an intriguing story of a family, as normal as most. ‘As normal as most’ includes the usual collection of an elderly mother coming to grips with prospect of a life alone, the private hell...

Book Review : The Flavour Thesaurus – Niki Segnit

    I have seen a few mentions of this book on wishlists of late, and I thought I’d tell you what I think of it. Essentially, this book is about the pairings (or or perhaps the parings) of different types of flavours, and why and how well they work (or not, as...