Blueprint for Living - Separate stories podcast

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

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http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/
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Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-16 13:52
last episode published
2019-02-16 10:06
publication frequency
1.15 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National author  
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Explicit
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Number of Episodes
655
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.02.2019

Lost and Found — Smart

The promise of a smart future might be deeply alluring but what is at stake when we cede our cities and our homes to the smart economy?
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Icons of heritage: Hindustan Ambassador

An icon of multilayered multi culturalism and resilience, with just a touch of old-world luxury.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Penne for your thoughts about Italian pasta

Melbourne-based cookbook author, Julia Busuttil Nishimura, takes producer Buffy Gorrilla on a tour of Italy's regional pasta shapes.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Tim Ross - MOTEL

The Australian comedian makes a throwback to the days of hot cars, flickering neon, spring beds and crowded pools.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Sense of Place: Melissa Lucashenko, Brisbane

Award winning writer, Melissa Lucashenko, takes us to her hometown, Brisbane, the setting of her latest novel.
ABC Radio National author
16.02.2019

Branded cities

As cities expand and government resources dwindle, will the role of city-makers fall entirely to corporations? And does the future metropolis risk becoming a branded, commercial dystopia?
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

Lost and Found — Helsinki

Quiet darkness, modernist delights and all the herring - a mind journey into the cosmopolitan Finnish capital.
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

The rise of luxury water

Does limited edition ‘artisanal’ water represent the apogee of late capitalism?
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

Kitchen Rudimental

One chef, one cook, one home kitchen: this week, slicing and dicing onions.
ABC Radio National author
9.02.2019

Is Parliament House bad for democracy?

Anthony Albanese, Lenore Taylor and Kim Dovey debate whether the architecture of Parliament House promotes or impedes democracy.
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

Lost and Found: The Office

From overly-engineered lunchboxes to appropriate workplace attire, we delve into the grim world of the modern office.
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

Icon of Fashion: The Harem Pant

"I have freed the bust but shackled the legs": the history of Paul Poiret's harem pant.
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

Let's judge garlic

Would your garlic pass a sniff test?
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

For the love of football crests

Have you ever stopped to consider the design and meaning behind your favourite football team's club badge?
ABC Radio National author
2.02.2019

Ottolenghi: The Thinking chef

Head into the mind of chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, from what he last cooked to what he's doing next.
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

Lost and Found: Dreams

The life and death of the Australian dream, the night-time antics of the giant water and why brie gives you nightmares.
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

Icons of Celebration: Champagne

Who can argue with something that represents an entire cosmos in a glass?
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

The march toward extinction

A new study has found that over 50 Australian plant species face extinction within a decade.
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

Kitchen Rudimental

One chef, one cook, one home kitchen.
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

Sense of Place: Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Western Sydney

Writer Michael Mohammed Ahmad on the banality of suburban Australia, the problem of national identity and the meaning of Australia Day.
ABC Radio National author
26.01.2019

How restaurants became so loud

What social, architectural and cultural shifts have produced the current reverberation epidemic that has made eating out such an antisocial experience?
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

Last Half Hour: Ancient Places, Melbourne

A series tracing the ancient places onto which our modern cities have been transplanted; this week a journey along the Yarra.
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

Icons of speed: spaceship

We may be blasé about satellites and space stations circling our planet, and even drones in our skies, but has the spaceship craze ended?
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

In defence of fashion

Gene Sherman argues for the artistic and intellectual merit of the all too often maligned world of fashion.
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

The history of Velcro

In an Alpine world, one Swiss engineer and one Swiss dog make a discovery that will forever change the world of adhesion.
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

Is ethical meat possible?

A butcher-memoirist takes us through the realities of the meat industry.
ABC Radio National author
19.01.2019

Austerity nostalgia

From the revival of baking and pickling to the fetishisation of terrace homes and mid-century Danish furniture, austerity nostalgia has become the defining aesthetic of contemporary culture.
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

Last Half Hour: Scent

From the smellscapes of Mexico City and Berlin to the hundred petal roses that make Chanel no. 5, we delve into the evocative and ephemeral world of scent.
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

Icons of speed: bullet train

A stylish, aerodynamic feat of nineteenth century engineering and an enduring icon of speed.
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

For the love of beans

The first bean Steve Sando grew was the Rio Zape, from there he was hooked on the history and taste of heirloom beans.
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

Sense of Place - Roma Agrawal, The Shard, London

What does it take to build London's tallest building? Engineer, Roma Agrawal, knows.
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

Around the world in 80 trees

Trees are a key element of human life, but they are widely disrespected. What can we learn from these perennial protectors?
ABC Radio National author
12.01.2019

The death of New York City

America's great metropolis, once wild with promise and possibility is dying a slow and undignified death.
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Last Half Hour: Impermanence

Fleeting fashions, temporary trends, and pop up places - this is the world of impermanence.
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Icons of grandeur: the chandelier

Colin Bisset asks who among us isn't secretly a little enchanted by the sight of a chandelier suspended over a dining table?
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Micropia

Tim Entwisle travels to Amsterdam's innovative museum of microscopic life.
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Where empires met: the story of the Chinese typewriter

More than simply an object history, the invention of the Chinese typewriter is a remarkable story of imagination and resistance to linguistic imperialism.
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Last Meal: Adam Liaw

The thinking cook and food writer, Adam Liaw, tells us the dish he'd choose if it were his last meal on earth.
ABC Radio National author
5.01.2019

Saskia Sassen on living cities

Renowned sociologist and urban thinker, Saskia Sassen, discusses how global forces are shaping our cities and how architects and citizens can respond.
ABC Radio National author
29.12.2018

Last Half Hour: Grids

From the history of the flannel shirt to one of Belgium's finest culinary gifts to the world, a very Blueprint investigation of intersectionality.
ABC Radio National author
29.12.2018

John Wolseley on art and beetles

Tim Entwisle meets John Wolseley's who introduces Tim to, among other things, his inner beetle.
ABC Radio National author
29.12.2018

Icons of Health: The Therme Vals

The architect who transformed the health spa and turned wellbeing into an artform.
ABC Radio National author
29.12.2018

Claudia Roden on 50 years of food writing

Claudia Roden on food writing, nostalgia, history and why publishers today wont publish cookbooks without pictures.
ABC Radio National author
29.12.2018

Architecture in North Korea

Unfurling blossoms, buildings in the shape of calligraphy brushes and soaring shuttlecocks – the architecture of Pyongyang is as surprising as it is colourful.
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

Last Half Hour: Fat

Expand your mind - and your food, house, clothes and plants!
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

Icons of Health: Trampoline

From rebound tumbling and broken teeth to good, safe, padded fun.
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

In the garden with artist Janet Laurence

Acclaimed artist Janet Laurence gives us a tour of her wild and exuberant garden.
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

Designing a ringtone

Listen closely - do you still hear ringtones? Their popularity may have dwindled but the story behind the sound could be well-designed music to your ears.
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

Frock consciousness

How does clothing shape human experience and how does women's fashion shape female consciousness?
ABC Radio National author
22.12.2018

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat on Chez Panisse, kitchen wisdom, poetry and the problem with recipes.
ABC Radio National author