Contributor: Nusha Gurusinghe

Nusha is a Melbourne-born photographer who can't shake her love of 35mm film. Her favourite camera is an Olympus OM10 gifted to her by a former colleague. Nusha's photos have appeared in Paper Sea Quarterly and Korean-based B magazine. She has an insatiable addiction to pain au chocolat and travel.

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Karlee, Oliver & Ced: crazy, creaky wonderland

Karlee Sangster and Oliver Hextall are a multi-talented couple who live in a shopfront on Brunswick's busy Sydney Road. Between looking after her 13-month-old son, Cedric, making clothes, writing for car magazines, and running her plant consulting business, Karlee gave us a tour of their greenery-filled home and locale.

Loose Leaf: adapt and evolve

Nestled in the backstreets of Collingwood is Loose Leaf, a one-of-a-kind space dedicated to flora. Owners Charlie Lawler and Wona Bae take inspiration from permaculture and continue to evolve their business accordingly. A serene escape from the grey surrounds of the wintery city, Anna Hickey speaks to Charlie, one half of Loose Leaf.

Age of Enlightenment: cafe culture

Cafés have played an important role in the cultural enrichment of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities since their emergence from the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. Writer Anna Hickey explores the impact of the bean on the proliferation of culture: empires rise and fall and societies evolve, yet the essence of the coffee house – a space for social exchange – remains strong.