Five Alive Friday


Since it’s the last Friday of the month, strap yourself in and get ready for a mega serve of links that will distract, amuse and entertain you until the weekend arrives…

  1. The New York Times takes a look at the new creative economy, a world where artists combine various revenues to make a living.
  2. This is the last thing you’ll ever need to read about setting and achieving goals.
  3. A Beautiful Mess shares 10 awesome DIY brass light fixtures.
  4. Check out Cool Hunting’s showcase of 25 creators and innovators to watch.
  5. How To Make Me Come is a collection of anonymous essays on female orgasm. It’s a refreshingly frank read…when you’re not at work!
  6. Apparently this is how you get an airline upgrade.
  7. Some well known Aussie mums talk about the balancing act of motherhood and the working woman.
  8. 100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?
  9. Meet the women helping you decide what to wear right now.
  10. We Are Scout shows us how to make an easy peasy moss terrarium.
  11. Do you think Taylor Swift has monetised friendship?
  12. How a Taiwanese megastar brought tourists to a remote sheep station in South Australia.
  13. This made me giggle.
  14. When do you think the best time is to talk to your partner? Sonia Styling has a clever little approach!
  15. Apparently hair tapestries are the next big thing.
  16. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s head of retail operations (and former Burberry CEO) shares her tried-and-true job interviewing techniques.
  17. Carved from pearls, these miniature skulls are one part spooky and one part beautiful!
  18. Meet the transgender ‘Sistergirls’ of the Tiwi Islands.
  19. Give your tiny apartment a makeover with this round-up of 50 decorating ideas.
  20. Here’s 12 food podcasts to wrap your ears around.


Image by Mario Testino.
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