Season One Recommendations

Season one of The Source delved into the stories and rituals that structured the lives of an incredible group of entrepreneurs and passionate people from around Australia. 

Each of our guests shared many recommendations, people who inspire them, delicious restaurants, and places to travel which we wanted to take note of for you to go back and explore further.

With the main themes focussing around travel, podcasts or music to listen to, brands & people that inspire, as well as delicious food and drink - we decided to break them up into these main categories. 





  • MAPO: An Artisan and Sustainable Gelateria in Newtown and Bondi Beach.

    A little Laboratory where gelato is made everyday from raw and fresh ingredients. Explore it here

  • Bar Liberty: A restaurant and bar living on an unassuming corner along Fitzroy's Johnston Street. Explore it here

  • Congress: Located at the corner of Peel and Wellington Streets in Collingwood, Congress is a meeting place that keeps pace with the rhythms and routines of the day. Explore it here

  • Napier Quarter: A neighbourhood wine bar & guesthouse nestled on a backstreet corner in Melbourne's oldest suburb, Fitzroy. Explore it here

  • Hope St Radio: A wine and pasta bar in Collingwood's arts hub Collingwood Yards, which doubles as Hope St Radio's home. Explore it here

  • Black Pearl: A Fitzroy institution for 19 years, fostering some of the most amazing talent to come out of the Australian bar scene. Explore is here

  • Free To Feed: A registered charity that offers catering and cooking classes that exists to empower people seeking asylum and refugees. Explore it here.

  • Bread & Butter Project: Australia's first social enterprise bakery, we invest 100% of our profits to help shape the lives of those seeking refuge and asylum as they shape loaves... Explore it here

  • Stan’s Deli: Snug, straightforward hub for loaded cheese & meat sandwiches, plus deli fare & coffee. Explore it here

  • Café Cecilia: A

     casual, neighbourhood east London restaurant founded by Max Rocha, just off Broadway Market. Explore it here

  • Bistro Voliere: A great laid back French restaurant in a great location on Fitzroy Street. Special mention of the Moules & Frites. Explore it here.

  • Swift Crest: 10 minutes from Mansfield, discover a tiny family-run distillery which is off grid and entirely steam powered. Explore it here

  • Marionette: They make their liqueurs in Melbourne using fruit sourced directly from Australian farmers. Explore it here

  • Three Blue Ducks: Authentic and relaxed range of dining venues in Byron Bay, Rosebery, Brisbane, Melbourne and Nimbo. Explore it here



    • Agmes NYC Jewellery: A modern jewellery line inspired by urban landscapes, architecture and modern art. Explore it here

    • Lucy Folk: Jewellery Inspired By Art, Travel & Wellbeing. Wear What You Love & Love How You Live. Explore it here

    • Jil Sander: A luxury fashion house founded by Jil Sander in 1968 in Hamburg, Germany, and currently headquartered in Milan, Italy. Explore it here

    • Bec Creative: Creating branding experiences that stand out from the crowd yet embody an enduring style. Explore it here.  

    • Hereu: Crafted in Spain by local artisans, Hereu leather shoes and accessories are inspired by the eclectic energy and heritage beauty of the region. Explore it here

    • Mettle: Mettle Women Inc. (Mettle) is a national gift delivery service employing women who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic and family violence. Explore it here

    • Tables Tables Tables: Table setting love, beautiful food and wine + sobremesas. Explore it here

    • Hamish Munro: Melbourne-based jewellery designer Hamish Munro creates luxury pieces for both men and women. Explore it here

    • Pan After: A collection of carefully sourced objects, chosen for their authentic and unique qualities. Explore it here

    • Alex & Trahanas: A lifestyle project, celebrated through curated fashion and entertaining pieces. Explore it here

    • Mud Ceramics: Mud Australia has created elegant and timeless porcelain homewares. Explore it here



      • Ally Macrae: Ally is a Fashion Stylist and Art Director currently based in Paris. Get to know Ally.

      • Adam Goodrum and Arthur Seigneur: Adam and Arthur worked with artisan cabinet makers to build the furniture, which was then covered with straw marquetry – the 17th-century art of creating hand-crafted decorative patterns from thin, flattened strips of rye straw – by Seigneur. Get to know Adam & Arthur. 

      • Ben Law: Benjamin Law is a writer and actor, known for The Family Law (2016), New Gold Mountain (2021) and Wellmania. Get to know Ben. 

      • Tom Sarafian: He combinines traditional techniques and recipes with innovative touches, including his famous spanner crab and prawn hummus, fish fatteh and cheese maamoul. Get to know Tom. 

      • Laila Gohar: She creates installations and pop-ups in conjunction with art, design and fashion events. She is based in New York City and works internationally. Get to know Laila.

      • Max Rocha: A chef with serious pedigree and someone some in the industry might call an up-and-coming talent. Get to know Max. 

      • Daniel Ricciardo: Italian-Australian racing driver who is currently competing in the 2022 FIA Formula One World Drivers Championship driving for the McLaren Formula One team. Get to know Daniel.
      • Sadhguru: Jagadish "Jaggi" Vasudev, better known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yoga guru and proponent of spirituality. He has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982. Get to know Sadhguru.

      • Matt Stone: Commencing his apprenticeship in 2003 at Leeuwin Estate and after moving to Perth, he was appointed Sous Chef at the famed Perth restaurant, Star Anise, at the age of 20. Get to know Matt. 

      • Jo Barrett: As senior Sous Chef and Head of Pastry, Jo strives to minimize waste, employing creative methods to get the most from every ingredient. Get to know Jo. 

      • Mark Lebroy: Founder of Three Blue Ducks, Mark started his career in cooking straight after high school in 1999 and landed an apprenticeship under Klaus Huber, the executive chef for Bennelong and the Opera House restaurants. Get to know Mark.





      • Dalhousie Springs, SA: Located in Witjira National Park, on the western edge of the Simpson Desert. It’s about 180 kilometres north east of Oodnadatta and about 500 kilometres south of Alice Springs. Explore it here

      • Elephant Rocks, Denmark, WA: Elephant Rocks and Elephant Cove are spectacular rock formations in William Bay National Park, Denmark Western Australia close to Greens Pool. Explore it here

      • Seal Rocks, NSW: A quintessential Barrington Coast isolated seaside village. It's famous for the beautiful lighthouse overlooking wild and remote beaches. Explore it here

      • Mona, Tasmania: David Walsh built the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) to house his collection of ancient, modern and contemporary art. Explore it here


      READ / LISTEN 



      • Green Magazine: Australia's leading publication for inspirational stories on sustainable design featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles. Read it here

      • Walkers Journal: Specialises in sharing stories for people passionate about nature, exploration, food and architecture. Read it here

      • New York Times: Seeks the truth and helps people understand the world. Read it here

      • Swami Sarvapriyananda and the World of Advaita Vedanta: Takes you on a deep dive into the world of Advaita Vedanta its relationship to Vedanta, Tibetan Buddhism, Kashmir Shaivism. Listen here

      • PBS Radio: A not-for-profit community radio station based in Melbourne, and largely run by volunteers. Listen here

      • Miles Davis Kind of Blue. "Kind of Blue" is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on August 17, 1959, by Columbia Records. Listen here

      • Planet Trip: A Sydney based record label, focused on releasing new music from friends and family around the world. Listen here

      • OK E.g.: A project of Melbourne based producers Lauren Squire and Matthew Wilson generates spaces between hypnotic polyrythms and lush ambiance by mixing. Listen here

      • Wax’o Paradiso: Dubbed the Dimboola triangle of lost groove, Wax'o has popped up in floating rooftop gardens, luscious convents, shipping containers, train yards and more. Listen here