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YOUR NEXT STEP?

With a huge choice of entry- to mid-level DSLRs currently on the market I’m often skeptical about any manufacturer’s claims, but can the new 700D from Canon really stand out in a crowd?

Admittedly having seen and used so many cameras throughout my career I’m rarely impressed by much these days, other than actual results. The 700D is aimed as an entry-level camera but I wanted to put it to the test throughout my working week, piggybacking my 5D Mark II, not to test it in comparison with, but it’s just the best way for me to gauge it as

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WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Simon Jones scours the planet to track down wild, weird and experimental guitars and his collection now includes rarities from the UK, America, Russia, Germany, France and beyond. Lars Mullen drops in.

It’s been seven whole years since Guitar & Bass ventured to the far depths of Cornwall to witness Simon Jones’ startling selection of guitars. Simon isn’t a man to stand still, though, and since that time many of his instruments have been put on the block to make room for yet more way-out custom guitars. Is it about time for us to pay the man and his remarkable

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Wild HEAT

FROM REMOTE SAVANNAH TO TROPICAL JUNGLE, GET CLOSE TO NATURE ON A SAFARI ADVENTURE

TSWALU KALAHARI, SOUTH AFRICA

Want a luxury safari but don’t fancy battling the tourist hordes at Kruger National Park? Then head to the edge of the Kalahari Desert, where you’ll find the stunning Tswalu, described by Forbes magazine as ‘the best safari lodge you’ve never heard of’. Even in a country famed for its super-luxe lodges, Tswalu is the swishest and sexiest. Stay in one of the eight striking suites at the main lodge, the Motse, all of which have an open fireplace, sumptuous bathroom with

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Who THOMAS PHEASANT

Why THE VETERAN AMERICAN DESIGNER’S FOURTH COLLECTION WITH BAKER FURNITURE MARKS THEIR

After working for 30 years as an interior designer, Thomas Pheasant bemoans that perfection is a constantly distant goal. The pursuit of classical beauty continues to guide him, but «perfection is now a motivation rather than a destination for me,» he says. While much of his time these days is spent coordinating his team of architects and designers on residential projects, his latest Classical Evolution range for Baker Furniture is more intimate. «It’s really just me, privately, with my sketchpad,» he says.

Continuing their decade-long collaboration, this recent

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What a zoo!

Apps and Animals For Your Wild Side

Bonnie may live behind bars, but she still likes to bang on drums while fellow resident Kyle enjoys playing the piano. Both musicians are wild animals when it comes to making sounds on a tablet, but that’s not a backhanded compliment. These two inmates are, in reality, orangutans.

And just when you thought only humans are able to embrace the world’s newest tech culture, right?

Well, not so, say the apes who are going bananas over their ability to use iPads at the Smithsonian’s esteemed National Zoo. In fact, the Apps for Apes

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Well, hello again, Ms T!

Wow! Imogen Thomas is back — and she’s brought her curves with her!

Hello Imogen!

We haven’t seen you in absolutely ages. Welcome back to Nuts! Thank you! It feels fantastic to be back in Nuts. It’s been far too long, hasn’t it?

Don’t worry, I’ve still been having a cheeky look at Nuts in the shops!

Thanks very much! Have any of our covers knocked your socks off recently?

I’ll be diplomatic and say that they’ve all been sexy, but in terms of things that have impressed me, I’m fully behind the “Hands Off My Nuts” campaign. I can’t

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Treasured memories

Make a Connection Make a connection with the siblings. You don’t need to be a stand-up comedian or a children’s entertainer but keeping the atmosphere light, fun and happy will enable you to make a bond with the children. Be yourself but talk to them, ask questions (silly questions like: «Does your brother snore?» or «Does Alice have a boyfriend?») keep them smiling and interacting with you, laugh and be involved. Avoid stirring up any sibling rivalry or strong teasing, they will respond better to each other and to you if everyone feels happy and relaxed. Even if Mum and

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THOMAS PHEASANT

THE VETERAN AMERICAN DESIGNER’S FOURTH COLLECTION WITH BAKER FURNITURE MARKS THEIR DECADE-LONG COLLABORATION what gets him out of bed in the morning «THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION.»

After working for 30 years as an interior designer. Thomas Pheasant bemoans that perfection is a constantly distant goal. The pursuit of classical beauty continues to guide him, but «perfection is now a motivation rather than a destination for me,» he says. While much of his time these days is spent coordinating his team of architects and designers on residential projects, his latest Classical Evolution range for Baker Furniture is more intimate. «It’s really

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THE SPECIALIST

He ran the Marlboro Yamaha Motocross Team from under his mum’s house in the 80s, was Australia’s No 1KTM dealer in the 90s and now channels years of race-team experience through his own performance workshop. This is the story of Ross McWatters …

I grew up in the 60s in Brisbane and was basically surrounded by motorcycling. Unfortunately, my dad passed away when I was two years old but he was already a prominent identity in the racing scene and my mum’s side of the family actually had a speedway track in Nudgee as well. Her family lived bikes; they

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The room is nice enough, but theres just… What? Just a little something missing. Maybe it needs a bit of a mini face-lift, something you can do yourself without a big investment of time, money and effort. How about a feature wall? I know, youre thinking that old dark paneling or the knotty pine tongue-in-groove your dad put up in the rumpus room in the 70s. It was groovy then, but sort of fell out of favour. But with todays variety of wall coverings, the feature wall has morphed into something trendy, eye-catching and cool.

There are many materials, textures and colours you can choose from, depending on the room and the mood you’d like to invoke. Feature walls are a great way to add life to a space-one wall-while keeping other walls in the room neutral. If you decide you want to try something else, or if it doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, it’s a lot easier and faster to redo one wall.You can get funky with pops of colour without it overwhelming you. Fuchsia on one wall is inspired; on all four, it’s just purple! Because you’re doing a relatively small

Continue reading The room is nice enough, but theres just… What? Just a little something missing. Maybe it needs a bit of a mini face-lift, something you can do yourself without a big investment of time, money and effort. How about a feature wall? I know, youre thinking that old dark paneling or the knotty pine tongue-in-groove your dad put up in the rumpus room in the 70s. It was groovy then, but sort of fell out of favour. But with todays variety of wall coverings, the feature wall has morphed into something trendy, eye-catching and cool.

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