For this edition of T Australia, our Structure issue, we set out to dismantle our subjects in order to study the sum of their parts. It’s a broad theme that takes us from Elsa Pataky’s strategies for work-life balance (“Elsa in Excelsis”) to the DNA of a cocktail, reduced to three essential components (“The Geometry of the Cocktail”). We examine the bond shared by watchmakers and architects (“Time + Place”), then abandon structure altogether in a fashion shoot defined by soft knits and fluid forms (“Soft Skills”).
Bri Lee considers the fragility of history and the political act of looking back (“Urban Legends”). Helen Hawkes presents the case for embracing chaos in a world determined to play it safe (“The Rewards of Risk”)– from Albert Camus to languishing. You can also find Divya Bala’s examination of the red camellia’s role in the clean beauty game (“The Flower of Youth”), Lee Tulloch’s review of corsetry (“The Corset Myth”), Lucy E Cousins’ profile on writer, rapper and artist Omar Musa (“At The Margins”) and Ligaya Mishan on the foods we imbue with divine status (“The Sacrifice”).