Plus, Colin Bisset on the links between the court of Versailles and one of the most popular chair designs of the 21st-century… and a trip to the city that's taken a bit of Versailles with it… Las Vegas.
Melbourne's Deputy Lord Mayor has introduced two new design review panels. Does this form of advisory city-making actually work? Two experts join Blueprint to discuss the history and merits of this process. Plus, Annie Smithers whips up a meringue, and Colin Bisset takes you on a tour of the Korakuen Garden. And for Lost and Found, eminent Irish-Australian psychiatrist Patrick McGorry takes you to his childhood in Wales.
What has gender got to do with type? Well, nothing actually. But that doesn't stop us from ascribing gender to it. Hear from type designer Marie Boulanger, whose new book tries to understand why we keep doing it. Plus, architectural scholar Soon-Tzu Speechley on Malaysia and Singapore's 'creole' classical architecture; Annie Smithers on fruit mince and pudding; and a look at how one person's empathy revolutionised agricultural design… then we're off to Bath.
Join chef and former librarian Stephanie Alexander in a wide-ranging discussion about the joys of home cooking. Plus, urban scholar Kim Dovey tells us what the study of informal urbanism can say about the crowd in a time of crisis; a dispatch from South Australia's Nature Festival; and Colin Bisset gets chintzy. Then, a trip to one of America's beguiling states, Florida.