perfect

perfect

  By Deanne Elizabeth   And to you, this seems polished. All that glitters, all I touch is gold. But in the words of Paul Valéry: ‘I have failed to please my soul.’   Photo by Simi Iluyomade on Unsplash

fungi furniture: reviewing studio flek

fungi furniture: reviewing studio flek

  By Ben Wood Waste is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Australia produces approximately 540kg of household waste per person, per year. Melbourne alone can fill the Eureka Tower 50 times annually. Although some of this material is recycled, the...

pride

pride

This piece originally appeared in the Identity issue of SWINE Magazine   By Alex Edwards I get asked every so often whether pride events are still important. Do we still need to celebrate being queer? When I hear these types of questions, I think about all the...

our private cubicle

our private cubicle

  By Lachlan Bowden The bed was caught in a limbo between comfortable and irritable – itchy at every touch. The concave deepened after that evening, indifferent to permissible reasoning. A time limit had always been agreed upon, out by 10, no matter what. The...

dead butterfly in my belly

dead butterfly in my belly

  by Manaswi Dawadi Rimal I was waiting for love, just like they said. My tears in his handkerchief, his tears in my letters. His smile in the tea I made, my smile in his essence. Our breaths fighting with each other, against our locked lips, like the rivers...

father, child, brother

father, child, brother

  by Matt Richardson At twenty-one, he was the father of a sixteen-year-old boy. His brother. Not for any conventional reason. His parents were very much alive and both boys still lived with them. In fact, not only was he his brother’s father, but he was his...

remembering great melbourne tv dramas

remembering great melbourne tv dramas

  By Yvonne Aoll Over the years, Melbourne has proven its worth in salt when it comes to top-notch TV production. Much to the relish of millions of viewers nationwide, the ‘most liveable city,’ has given viewers Down Under superior, memorable TV dramas that were...

the future is alien – and it is beautiful

the future is alien – and it is beautiful

  By Winta Kebreab Page 1Left image: Doja Cat – Miss me More ft SZA video1: BYLADYADELAIDE2: @tashimrod / @tashisnaps3: Joelle Grace Rosen4: BohemeBijou   Page 2central image left: Peter Tarka central image right: Blake Kathryn – Solitude 1: Kenneth...