With Australia Day mid week I thought it was appropriate for this week’s gifts to be Australian related…
Saturday: The Beer Lovers Guide to Australia provides a snapshot of the Australian beer industry, breweries and bars. A range of well respected Australian writers and beer connoisuers guide you through the world of beer:
*Dr Peter Aldred – What is Beer?
*Andrew Perry – The History of Beer
*Matt Kirkegaard – The Australian Craft Beer Revolution
*Ian Watson – Tasting Beer
*Paul Mercurio – Beer & Food
*Laurie Strachan – A Menu of Beer Styles
P.S. There is even a Beer Lovers Guide iPhone app
Friday: Help save the northern hairy-nosed wombat, which is one of the world’s most endangered species. At last count there were only 115 individuals living in a single isolated population in Western Queensland, Australia.
Thursday: I’ve just recently discovered Bluecaravan, an ethical online design market based in Australia.
It’s all about lovely, interesting and edgy products – beautifully finished, made with heart, and bought directly from the designer/maker.
Here are a few items from Aussie designers that caught my eye:
*Gorgeous handmade toys from Flying Star Toys – this elephant is a favourite!
Wednesday: The Australian blogger community is rallying around one of its own. Lori is from the Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum blog. Under tragic circumstances her husband passed away on January 10 this year. This has left Lori with no income. She has two small children (aged 3 years & 16 months).
A Facebook auction has been set up to raise money for Lori and her children. You will find plenty of fabulous gifts to bid on, including toys and weekends away.
Tuesday: know someone planning some Australian travel?? Why don’t you buy them a Journey Jottings journal so they can summarise their trip and create a visual keepsake.
Make Me Iconic is all about giving talented, young designers a chance.