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Six Senses

Six Senses of autumn 15

autumn 15

THE WORLD IS A SENSORY place. salt takes a peek at items that evoke us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch and we have tossed in an extra just for fun … feel.
 
HEAR
 
 
Shake, Shook, Shaken is the third album and a very special experimental journey from the risk-taking Franco/Finnish duo of The Dø – Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy. Opting out of using any ‘traditional’ instruments and focussing entirely on an electronic keyboard, percussion and synthetic sounds, The Dø have created an epic vacuum of trippy sounds, dreamy vocals and entrancing rhythms that will have you hooked. Trustful Hands is their music festival stomping favourite; Opposite Ways is the epitome of bopping simplicity; A Mess Like This is an addictive love anthem; and Miracles (Back in Time) will do just that – take you back in time to a pared back, optimistic dreamscape that will make you feel like you are a character in an ’80s sci-fi movie. 
 
review by libby munro
 
SEE
 
Touted as “the scariest film of 2014” by the Hollywood Reporter, The Babadook already has cult status cred for being the type of psychological thriller that lurks in your mind long after the credits have rolled. Driven by a powerhouse performance from Essie Davis, it is the story of a lonely grief-stricken widowed mother Amelia and her difficulty connecting with her son Sam, who has some behavioural issues that distance him from friends and family. With the strange appearance of a frightening children’s book called The Babadook, things begin to unravel. With terrific performances, inspired design and genuine scares rather than gratuitous blood and gore, this is a first rate horror – and best of all it’s Australian! 
 
review by libby munro
 
SMELL
 
 
 
Handcrafted in Sydney, Wildfolk candles are blended with essential oils or high quality fragrance oils to ignite your sense of scent. Made from 100 per cent GMO free soy wax (grown sustainably without the use of pesticides, herbicides and palm oil free), the candles are blended and hand poured into unique recycled glass jars to create a warm, gentle light and subtle scent.  We just love the packaging too – warmth-invoking amber coloured bottles with recycled labels  and a natural pine wood lid. $26.95 from Organika, 2/3 Gibson Road, Noosaville. 5442 4973 or organika.com.au
 
 
TASTE
 
These original rustic theme journals are a gift of taste for self, treasured friends or loved ones. Handmade with passion and love, Stitch N’ Button uniquely crafted leather journals are designed to inspire expression through words, drawing and artwork.  Fill them with lasting memories or use as decorative pieces to add more character to the home. Available from Stitch N’ Button at Eumundi Markets, 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi. 5442 7106 or eumundimarkets.com.au
 
FEEL
 
 
Illustration courtesy of TWIGSEEDS STUDIO, twigseeds.com.au
 
 
TOUCH
 
Handmade with Australian macadamia oil and mixed with a touch of olive oil and coconut oil, these Sunshine Coast-made soaps make skin simply divine to touch. Individually fragranced with pure essential oils, Native Nut liquid soap is as good for the skin as it smells. Not only are they handmade and hand packed, they’re jam packed full of healthy goodness leaving the skin looking radiant and feeling soft and supple. Visit nativenut.com.au for stockists.