The HMS Queen Elizabeth is a ship of record breaking proportions with cutting edge naval and aerial engineering.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world's tallest and widest steel arched bridge, was completed in 1932, more than a century after its initial proposal. Connecting the northern suburbs with the city centre, its completion brought together a city divided not just by water but by cultural differences. As engineer Rob Bell reveals, John Bradfield was so determined to build the bridge that he dedicated more than 20 years of his life to its construction, travelling the world to employ the very best builders and engineers, who utilised the very latest technologies and techniques of their time.
For more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright showed his countrymen new ways to build their homes and see the world around them. He created some of the most monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed everything: banks and resorts, office buildings and churches, a filling station and a synagogue, a beer garden and an art museum. From his first house to his final masterpiece, follow Frank Lloyd Wright's extraordinary career, his life, and 20th century American architecture.
Kyle Ng visits Scotland to see how tartan is part of a family's DNA, hangs with a low rider club in California, and sees how plaid fabric is a part of tribal identity in Africa.
Kyle Ng travels the world to learn how the cowboy boot made its way off the prairie. He visits Texas, where it all began, chills with cowboys in Rome, and rocks out with Kenyan heavy metal cowboys.
Carl and Jennie Palmer set about trying to recreate their Federation homestead's grandeur, but finding the line between a functioning modern home and a heritage restoration is harder than they anticipate.
An obscure footnote in a declassified government file leads to a secret group of scientists tasked with one of the most important missions of all time - protect the president. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy is assassinated while riding in an open car motorcade in downtown Dallas. His death makes clear the failures of presidential protection. Three lead scientists from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DARPA, determine more needs to be done, and it needs to be done in secret. The black budget program and the technology that would result from it is known as Project Star. Dedicated and committed to protecting the president, scientists are continually expanding technology beyond the future to protest the star of the US, the president. Mike Baker investigates.
Kyle Ng explores the Pachuco culture, meets a celebrity hatmaker and travels to the UK to run with the Rude Boys, all to find out more about the infamous headwear known as the fedora.
Kyle Ng goes to Japan where he visits Asics, talks to Freehand Profit about his process for making sneaker masks, and explores the history of the world's most-loved punk rock skater shoe with Steve Caballero.
Mark and Derek take to the NSW region in their vintage car to visit Uncle Noel Butler for a welcome to Yuin country. Snaking south from Ulladulla, they meet Hilary, Jim, and Taco the dog on the waters of Bateman's Bay, where they pick oysters from the 'underwater paddocks'. At Kangaroo Valley Olives, the boys have to work for their supper of oils and tapenades, and they have a stand-up paddle board race at Huskisson with some of the local mob. Cohen Simpson-Brown dives off the rocks and spears a whiting for a late afternoon feed.
There is a top-secret aviation program funded by a mysterious money trail that could revolutionise flight and unleash a new lethal technology. The new and final frontier of speed is hypersonics - attaining Mach 5, nearly four thousand miles per hour. The engineering, technology and challenges are demanding and complex. But if this barrier is shattered, it would allow transport of individuals and/or payloads from any spot on the globe to any other location in just a few hours. More ominously, a few nations are working on hypersonic missiles, capable of reaching their target in minutes and completely unstoppable. Mike Baker delves into this fascinating black file.
After the dramatic fire that ravaged Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019, the cathedral is still standing, but the building's overall stability has been weakened. Archaeologists are poring over each piece of charred debris to learn more about the building's structure, while rope access technicians, stonemasons, and carpenters, under the supervision of the chief architect for Notre-Dame, work tirelessly to shore up the remaining structure before it is too late. This documentary special was produced in the immediate aftermath of the Notre-Dame de Paris' fire tragedy. With special access on-site, we are embedded with all the highly skilled craftsmen qualified with the experience needed to prevent the cathedral from collapsing. It captures unique human stories and bears witness to the progress and challenges of this once in a life time mission.
The definition of a wardrobe staple, denim is as diverse as the people who wear it. Kyle Ng travels to Japan to see how to make the world's best jeans.
Kyle Ng travels the US to explore the past and present of the T-shirt. He sees new silhouettes, walks the memory lane of 1990s rap tees, and tie dyes with a master.
Milton Terrace at Millers Point in Sydney was sold off for $4.25M in 2015 as part of the NSW Government's disposal of 300 public housing buildings. For property developer Michael Stokes, it's a Mayfair terrace in the making!
How is rail transforming the lives of people and crafting identity?
Georgina Weir's unique Melbourne Store Le Louvre is featured in this episode, where the atmosphere of a traditional Parisian salon presents amazing designer clothing to be found nowhere else in Australia. Berry Liberman joins Georgina and Lee Lin as she comes to buy a new item.
This episode is about Nicola Finetti and his use of shrunk and distressed chiffon or other fabric to produce unique knits and faux furs.
This episode is about Georgia Chapman and Maureen Sohn, whose timeless and unique designs, as well as hand-printed fabrics, were the starting point for their label Vixen. Their horizons have since broadened to a range of apparel, as well as homewares.
Lee Lin Chin talks to contemporary fashion industry specialists, such as designers, high fashion importers and even dry cleaners, and has them explain their work and their influences. This episode is about Robert Moore and Mambo shirts, cloths that he uses as canvases to showcase his art, infused with his love of cars and rock 'n' roll. Robert Moore talks about his relationship with the surfing community.
This episode takes place in Melbourne and is about Peter Boyd and Denise Sprynskyj on deconstructionism in fashion. Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd established Melbourne-based label S!X in 1993 after graduating in fashion design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). An important part of their work is recycling.
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