Fashioned From Nature is on now at the V&A Museum, exploring the relationship between fashion and the natural world.
The exhibition looks at the garments and accessories that have been inspired by nature, as well as the disastrous impact of garment manufacturing on the environment. One section explores our fascination with exotic species of birds and reptiles, as well as our use of feathers and other animal parts such as whale bones. These will be showed alongside garments made from the 17th century until the present day, including a dress worn by Emma Watson at the Met Gala 2016, made from entirely sustainable materials.
Onigiri is a staple found everywhere in Japan: from the aisles of convenience stores to fancy food halls. This week, the wonderful Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares two quick recipes for home made onigiri with mustard greens and umeboshi, and mushroom onigiri (scroll down for more), for a rice-filled belly on the go
As a number of Melbourne's prominent gay venues started to close down, Sam Cremean felt a sense of loss. This prompted him to investigate what was happening to gay neighbourhoods internationally. He discovered that these important spaces were slowly disappearing from cities around the world
Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time