Glam stuff from the selectors

For those of you who love to pore over glamorous pictures and design, we have some beautiful books for you this month. Art Nouveau Fashion A wonderful book to browse through. Enjoy the stunning and glamorous designs of Worth, Paquin, Poiret, Fortuny and many more. You will learn how the style overlaps with late Arts and…
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Can fiction change reality?

This short video clip and accompanying transcript so aptly explain how fiction can change reality. The author suggests that Katniss in The Hunger Games could express our unease about corruption and capitalism, and that our quest for the “answer” might be found in The Hobbit. I think of all those novels I have read about…
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Bee Aware Month

My neighbours are doing it. Michelle Obama is doing it. They’re keeping bees! The National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand is highlighting the importance of bees, and this month is Bee Aware Month. Bees around the world are in trouble. A world without bees would be a very bleak place indeed. Much of our food depends on…
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