Episode Guide

The Way Forward - what's next

Series 5 · Episode 4

To stay ahead of the game you’ve got to check out what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. This episode shows how technology and new inventions are impacting our lives and we explore what lies ahead for our homes, gardens and food. Modern Collectables – Shannon looks at the qualities and classic designs of several pieces that are symbols and icons of a bygone era. We hear what design writer, Heidi Dokulil; Brian Parkes from Object Gallery and Isobel Scannon, the Sydney Morning Herald Young Designer believe will be collectable objects in 50 years time. Innovative Garden Profile (Future Gardens) – Brendan meets with architect, Jane Irwin and talks about designing garden space that dispenses with style and focuses on how people respond to their surroundings. Material Profile – Brendan’s approach to garden materials is to re-think, re-use and recycle. We look at some outdoor spaces that incorporate this to create their own sense of place. Insider Bites – Tone Wheeler and Julie Marler give their opinions on future trends. Ferran Adria – Spain is fast leaving France and the rest of the world behind with its revolutionary cuisine. It’s goodbye Nouvel Cuisine and hello to Spanish fusion and world renowned chef, Ferran Adria is leading the way. “The challenge every day is getting up and seeing if you can do something new. That is creativity”, Ferran says. His restaurant ‘El Bulli’ is only open for six months of the year and you can expect a waiting list of up to two years. The menu stays the same all season then those recipes are never made again. Amongst the innovative and intriguing menu are Foam of Margarita, Pina Colada with Disintegrating Marshmallow, Cheesy Popcorn and Black Olive Oreo with Double Cream. Innovative, provocative and full of humour, this menu will challenge all of our age old eating habits. Digital Imagery – It was predicted that the introduction of digital imagery would mean the end of the photo frame, the photo album and scarily for some of us, that all our tangible memories would be erased! Will we ever see our photos again? Shannon shows us three easy ways to ensure your photos get the attention they deserve. Kitchen Futures – The kitchen is the gateway to the future, where high-tech enters the home and cooking is lifted to the next level. Pete shows us some new cutting edge kitchen gadgets. Chindogu – Shannon meets Japanese inventor Kenji Kawakami who has made a career of inventing useless, useful stuff he calls ‘Chindogu’ – or ‘strange tools’. The Noodle Eater’s Hair Guard and Cranium Grabbing Omni Focal Glasses are just two of his wacky inventions.

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