Dumbo Feather is an iconic Australian magazine. Published quarterly for seven years, and hailed around the world as a design leader, it is a magazine like no other. Our readers are people who want to be told a different story than the one they hear every day. Each quarterly issue features five extended (20 page) profiles of people worth knowing, across enterprise, education, science, sport, politics, fashion and the arts. Whether they’ve touched millions, or just those around them, we take the time to get to know these people, and ask them to tell us their stories.
HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE
LIVING IN THE GREAT EXPLOSION
BRIDGES • When devastating floods ravaged northern New South Wales in the early weeks of 2022, the world watched in horror as lives and histories were washed away by the rising water. Yet within the carnage, true community showed its face. Two neighbours from Lismore share their story of transformational friendship through catastrophe.
KINDNESS - THE KEY TO A MEANINGFUL LIFE
THE TRANSCENDENTALS • In the lead-up to the first century, a revolution in philosophical thinking swept Greece, propelled in part by Socrates and Plato. In seeking to understand the principles of being and of the universe, the Greeks developed a belief that one was truly human only to the extent that one lived in harmonious relationship with the cosmos.
JAMIE WHEAL MEANING 3.0
ALISON THOMPSON RESPONDS WITH HEART
A.C. GRAYLING SAVOURS THE WORLD
GEORGINA REID CONSPIRES WITH NATURE
PALISA ANDERSON CULTIVATES JOY
LOTUS IN A SEA OF FIRE: The Life of Thick Nhất Hanh • When Oprah Winfrey invited a frail, gently-spoken Vietnamese monk onto her highly-rated television program, describing him as a legendary author and peace activist, she asked about his teaching of deep listening. Thich Nhất Hanh - referred to as Thầy - teacher - by his students, was 85 years old and had given his life to teaching mindfulness and transforming suffering into happiness. His wisdom was forged in the furnace of violence. Here was a living Buddha, beloved all over the world.
THE SNOOZE PARADOX • What a wonderful feeling - to wake rested. But it often feels so hard to achieve. Through a month-long experiment, Kirsty de Garis explores our relationship with sleep and learns that what might most need to change is the way that we think about what a good night of sleep truly is.
Find your ikigai • iki… “to live” (life/ being alive) kai… “the realisation of what one hopes for” (what is worthwhile and has value)