STORIES

We write the popular 'At Home' column for TasWeekend magazine, which is published every Saturday in The Saturday Mercury, as well as travel and culture articles for Tasweekend and other publications and clients. Here's a few... 

Lifestyle / BACK TO BASICS
What’s it like to live without power and wifi for a month? Just 50km out of Hobart, Dale Campisi finds himself thrown back to the days of open-fire cooking and drovers’ showers. / Read more

Profile / THE SECRET INGREDIENT
Chloe Proud runs two of the hottest food brands in Hobart. She shares the key to her success in this competitive field. / Read more

History / A TOUR OF MELBOURNE'S ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
A look at the history behind some of the buildings on the Melbourne Central block including architectural gems with interesting stories to tell about the area’s religious, cultural and industrial heritage. / Read more

At Home / LUTHIER PHILIP SMITH ENJOYS PULLING THE STRINGS
Philip Smith has a long-held passion for making music and finely crafted string instruments. From his workshop in Hobart, the accomplished luthier and double bassist makes traditional and baroque-style violins, violas, cellos and double basses by hand, as well as the bows that make them sing. / Read more

Food / SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUCCESS
Harriet Fitzgerald’s greenhouse at South Arm comes to life in September as she gears up for the busy planting season. “We’ve got 30 different varieties of tomatoes at the moment – that’s 2500 individual seedlings,” Fitzgerald says of her indoor field of green seedlings. / Read More

At Home / RENOVATION AN UPHILL BATTLE
Halfway up the hill where West Hobart meets Mt Stuart is architect Bek Verrier and builder Jules McMahon’s Middle of Hill House. / Read more

Design / LOOK THE GOODS WITH LOCAL TASMANIAN PRODUCTS
Designs that emphasise Tasmanian roots can be key to helping our locally made products stand out in crowded markets. / Read more

At Home / FAMILY LIFE IS SIMPLY BLOSSOMING
Amid the hustle, bustle and abundant blooms, Kate assures me that her home in Lenah Valley is almost the opposite of her floristry business on Macquarie St in the Hobart CBD: simple, quiet and sparsely decorated with flowers. / Read more

Food / IT'S ONLY NATURAL AT HOBART'S EUMARRAH STORE 
It's fair to assume the health and wellbeing of quite a few Tasmanians has been improved by the existence of this self-serve, nutritionally focused and ethically sourced bulk food business. / Read more

History / THE STORIES BEHIND MELBOURNE'S STREETS
Melbourne’s street names reveal some rad stories. With more than 250 streets and lanes on the Hoddle Grid, there are lots stories to uncover—so let’s focus on the blocks of Melbourne Central. / Read more

At Home / A PERFECTLY PRACTICAL ABODE
Architect Cath Hall, husband Ken Kingston and their three children — Olivia, 15, Louis, 13, and Erin, 9 — live in what appears at first sight to be a typical three-bedroom suburban home on Hobart’s Eastern Shore. / Read more

Food / FLAVOUR DOWN TO A FINE ART
THE arrival of upmarket grill Landscape at the Henry Jones Art Hotel follows the recent addition of Peacock and Jones, a tapas-style wine bar, and the closure of Henry’s, the hotel’s former flagship restaurant. / Read More

Food / FORMER MONA CHEF PHILIPPE LEBAN OFFERS POINT OF DIFFERENCE
Philippe Leban, the former executive chef of MONA’s The Source restaurant has opened a tiny place of his own in historic Battery Point. / Read more

Travel / VOGUE LIVING: NINE THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE THIS WEEKEND
Dale Campisi shares his favourite places to eat, drink and shop. / Read more

Travel / COOL IDEAS FOR TASSIE WINTER
From exploring the great outdoors to chilling out with as little fuss as possible, here are some of the best ways to make the most of the year’s coldest months. / Read more

Travel / THE DARK MOFO FESTIVAL HEATS UP
Audi and the Dark Mofo festival heats up a winter’s night in Hobart. / Read more