Inhabit Movie

In 2013 a couple of filmmakers bravely took on the risk of making a high quality movie about the Permaculture movement in North America. Once they had shot the footage, they launched a kickstarter project to raise funds to complete the project last year. The movie, [Inhabit](http://inhabitfilm.com) was recently released. It was initially released through […]

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Retrosuburbia – A new book

David Holmgren, the co-founder of Permaculture with Bill Mollison, has a new book in the works. This one focuses on retrofitting the environments that most of us live in today – the suburbs.I enjoyed this interview with David on the books’ promo website.

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Sydney Ceramics Galleries

There are some excellent galleries in Sydney that focus on displaying the work of local ceramic artists. I am sure its a labour of love for most of the gallery owners as the market is not large and the work required to mount a successful exhibition is significant. Chinaclay Kerrie Lowe Sabbia Planet Furniture – […]

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Making and Work

I describe myself as a Maker, for me the term is a indicator of where my inspiration and satisfaction are found. This has generally been realised in the workshop making objects with wood and more recently clay. Its harder to find in the work I do as a Solution and Enterprise architect. Aspects are definitely […]

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Ceramics Destinations in Tokyo

The most popular post on Slowlane has been Ceramics Destinations in Kyoto, this post seeks to provide the same information for a Tokyo visitor. Mingeikan Also known as the Japan Folk Crafts Museum. Soetsu Yanagi [1] created this museum to display his collection of mingei items (daily necessities made by common people using local materials)It […]

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Arkansas Living Treasures

Following a link from Fine Woodworking I came across an inspiring collection of videos featuring a group of traditional craftspeople who live in the US state of Arkansas. The state has sponsored the production of a movie series featuring each craftsman talking about their work and practising in their studios. Something that stands out is […]

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Permaculture Online Course update

In a previous post I wrote about the positive experience we were having taking part in Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture course. Having completed all the online lessons and the quiz we are now working on the practical assignment which is due by the end of August. The course continues to stimulate us and our enthusiasm […]

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