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by Alison Stieven - Taylor

DAILY GRIND

So you want to be a newspaper cartoonist?

Desktop Magazine 2002

Early mornings, horrendously tight deadlines, irate readers and the natural ability to be a stirrer, rat bag, activist and/or larrikin…If this sounds like your ideal job description read on. From their early origins in 19th Century Europe, newspaper cartoons have been used to portray the political and social climate of the times…

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AS I WAS DYING PAOLO PELLEGRIN

Digital Reproduction Magazine 2008

Most of us spend our lives avoiding environments or situations that are fraught with danger content to watch world events unfold from the comfort, and comparative safety, of our homes. That certainly cannot be said of Italian photographer Paolo Pellegrin who has spent much of the past decade in the world’s political hotspots – Darfur, Haiti, Kosovo, Iraq, Lebanon – in his pursuit to capture the human condition in times of conflict...

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FACILITY INSECURITY

FM Magazine Cover Story 2001

In so many awful ways, the attack on the World Trade Centre was a worse-case scenario – the complete structural meltdown of a monumental public facility in a timeframe too short to prevent the deaths of almost 6000 souls. But even lesser attacks, where the human toll in death and injury can be more significantly reduced by fire retardation and by evacuation procedures, could leave corporations vulnerable to the loss of critical intellectual property. Alison Stieven-Taylor speaks to companies that have raised their level of preparedness.

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REDEFINING LUXURY

OURHotel Magazine 2007

Luxury boutique hotels are gaining favour around the world as travellers seek out properties that not only provide first class service and amenities, but also memorable experiences. Two of Australia’s most prestigious boutique properties – the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart and Cape Lodge in Margaret River- are shining examples of how a reputation for unsurpassable quality and a commitment to providing a superior level of service are delivering handsome results. OURHotel Editor Alison Stieven-Taylor reports.

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THE ART OF THE SOMMELIER

Venue Magazine 2007

Sommelier is one of those delicious French words that instantly evoke thoughts of lazy summer days sipping wine by the Seine in beautiful Paris, non? Whereas this visualization may imply a life of leisure there is nothing informal however about the world of the Sommelier…

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LONDON CALLING

Venue Magazine 2007

Our first missive from London takes a look at four of the coolest bars from the city’s leading hotels. Often a starting point for the traveller, bars located in posh accommodation hotels are sometimes a tad boring, however that is not a label any of these ‘charmers’ would be saddled with. Alison Stieven-Taylor gives us the lowdown.

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