Get your phone out and press that ‘Near and Open’ button now on the Broadsheet iPhone app. What it will bring up is a list of cafes and shops nearby, where you can find the latest print issue of Broadsheet.
For our winter paper, we thought we’d get in close with some people who practice their craft with great skill. These are the kind of people who really impress us. They are fastidious about the intricate details, the kind of qualities we often wouldn’t notice unless they were brought to our attention. And so we thought we’d bring them to yours with an issue about craftsmanship.
For this issue’s cover story, Hilary McNevin looks into the creative genesis of Andrew McConnell’s new St Kilda restaurant, Golden Fields. She explores what has gone into putting together a restaurant from start to finish, where every detail from the handmade tiles on the walls to the custom-designed plates and selection of cutlery has been thoroughly considered.
Happily, we found that craftsmanship is still central to a number of Melbourne fashion designers. We have profiled two who place craft at the centre of what they do: London-trained tailors P.Johnson, who have recently opened their new South Melbourne showroom, and Alice Edgeley, who has a new shop on Gertrude Street.
At United Measures, Ryan Ward is offering a service you have likely never given much thought to – bespoke picture framing. And for this issue, James Cameron has teamed up with photographer James Geer to produce a beautiful fashion editorial in the penthouse of the Cullen Hotel.
There’s plenty more. We’ve got the regular bits and pieces like profiles of new restaurants, cafes, bars and shops that have opened over the last three months, and the Broadsheet Kitchen pages. This issue we collaborate with Ian Burch and Darren Purchese of Burch and Purchese Sweet Studio, as they whip up pineapple mouse with a pina colada.
But before we give too much away, why not pick up a copy for yourself.