Now that summer is over, we can finally stop wondering where the sun is and get on with things. March is typically one of the busiest months on the calendar, so there’s always a lot on. After the hump of summer and the New Year’s first lull, March tends to hit you hard like slap around the chops, the days becoming shorter with every breath of wind. And with that first cool breeze comes our autumnal release of our March print issue.
With Australian Fashion Week on the horizon in May, we’ve dedicated much of the issue to fashion. Our cover story is on Josh Goot, who is having a huge impact on fashion scene. James Cameron spent some time with him in his studio, talking shop and drinking coffee, while Justin Ridler handled the shoot. We’ve also been noticing some bright young designers embracing a vibrant aesthetic from fashion’s past, so we commissioned She is Frank to shoot a sweet spread that’ll light up the room with colours influenced by anyone from Ken Done to Jenny Kee. PAM has also selected some premium practical items for the new season, including a long, yellow banana cushion to rest your head on.
There’s lots going on the food front too. Jane de Graaff caught up with Duke Bistro chef Thomas Lim, who tore a page out of his recipe book for us. We also check in with the boys at Reuben Hills, a couple of months after they opened their Surry Hills cafe, to see how things are going at their designer roastery upstairs.
This issue, our regular Dispatch column takes us to Tokyo, where intrepid blogger, designer (ex Vogue), craft-maker and artist Ebony Bizys is publishing Hello Sandwich guides, blogging and making wrapping paper. Our contributing editor Dan Rule caught up with her when he was over in Japan recently. Dan also sat down with Suzanne Santos of Aesop to discuss the company’s 25-year contribution to luxury, plant-based skin, body and hair-care.
And down by the water Amanda Maxwell went paddling with the Balmain Boat Company, a tiny operation making some neat, flat-packed boats that can be shipped anywhere. We want one!
There are also our regular profiles of our favourite cafes, shops, bars and restaurants that have opened over the last few months, and a whole bunch more. So find yourself a seat at a cafe this week and pick up your copy of the March print issue of Broadsheet. It’s hot off the press.