Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DVDs

Quilting Arts, the mag, is full of great ideas, and Quilting Arts TV, the DVD, is no different.  You do have to put up with the perennially perky Pokey Bolton, but aside from that there are some seriously fun techniques and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  By the way - how do people THINK of half this stuff???

I'm a huge Frontline fan, and although The Hollowmen did not have the same takeup and critical acclaim, I found it similarly clever, funny and downright depressing (as in - how true, how true it is...).  Rob Sitch is a genius, and Lachy Hulme is enormously watchable.  David James and Stephen Hall do a wonderful double act as top level public servants; they have the circumlocutions down pat, and as to the recurring PowerPoint gag, spot on...

Steiner Schools are well established throughout Australia.  Most of us are aware that they provide alternative education.  But who was the man who inspired them?  And what was his philosophy?  Rudolf Steiner's views and philosophy encompass more than just education - they reach into health and spirituality and gardening.  I enjoyed this glimpse into his belief system.

Design is everywhere, and this 5 part series covers the obvious (eg cars, chairs and buildings), to the less obvious (eg munitions).  Some design is "pure" as in, you could never use it, it's more an idea.  And other design is so much a part of our world you can't imagine not having it...

I know this is supposed to be great and all that, but, honestly, I just really am not a fan of musicals (shhh don't tell anybody).  I would love to be, and I have tried to be, but I just can't do it.  It came off after the first song...

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