Fire destroys offices of the Les Twentyman Foundation in Footscray

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A fire today in Footscray  at Little Saigon Market has destroyed the offices of the Les Twentyman Foundation destroying hundreds of Christmas gifts, including 6,000 donated school books, intended for children of poor families.

The Foundation has been a part of the Western suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years and Les Twentyman has been the major driver.

Donations can be made at and material donations can be made by phoning the organisation on 9689 480 or visiting Replenish for Health in Douglas Parade, Williamstown.




Hi, I came across a magazine UPPERCASE while browsing through the stack in our communal office kitchen.

UPPERCASE the publishing house is self-described as “publishing books and magazines for the creative and curious: products that spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Our eponymous magazine, now in its fourth year, is loved by readers around the world and has been recognized for its design excellence. Our books profile up-and-coming artists or explore emerging trends in design and creativity”

Who could resist a design magazine for the ‘creative and curious’. I found it has a personality all its own and while I’ve only read one issue, I’m a big fan. The blog associated with the magazine is informative and engaging and very quirky. Interestingly, the editors encourage interactivity with readers and subscribers in a way that is often now only seen online.

I encourage you to view UPPERCASE, read it, engage with it and probably subscribe to it.

Isn’t it nice when you find something that instantly makes you happy, even in a small way? When I do find something I like, I like to share it. Love to hear your comments.