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TRAVEL
QT Hotel, Bondi
Adding to its quickly expanding portfolio of eclectic Australian hotels, QT Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its latest destination overlooking Bondi Beach in Sydney. Opened at the end of last year, the new QT Bondi provides visitors with beachfront...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Has Died Marvin Minksy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and one of the first people to begin imparting common-sense reasoning to computers, died on Sunday at the age of 88. A true innovator...
DESIGN
Tactile Equations by Page Thirty Three
Sydney-based design studio Page Thirty Three has a knack for transforming their daydreams into functional products—which explains why their pieces (like the laboratory-esque Black Marble Oil Burner) are ones that incite wonder and some head-turning...
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Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin
Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet...
STYLE
Witu Bags' Cosmos Collection
Makers of neoprene bags and accessories worth wearing, Melbourne-based Witu launches its latest collection Cosmos. Classic favorites like the Habitat bucket bag are introduced in new, earthy colorways, and their tote bag has been hand-screenprinted...
CULTURE
Homegirl Zine
After moving from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, Ingrid Kesa found the atmosphere for creatives in the city to be one of "collaboration rather than competitiveness" and while making new friends and connections, came in contact with more than a...
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The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper
When Glenn Wills and Christine Bree set out to design the camper of their (pretty realistic) dreams, they didn't realize it might also be the camper of many other people's dreams, too. The Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper is extremely compact and lightweight...
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1. The Skate Girls of Kabul Award-winning photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson's powerful "Skate Girls of Kabul" series is currently on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery and is set to be published in an upcoming book. Dobson traveled to...
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NGV Art Book Fair 2015: Highlights
by Sinead Stubbins Melbourne, Australia is a city bursting at the seams with independent publishers, arts organizations and zine-makers, so it was only a matter of time that it hosted its own Art Book Fair. Orchestrated by the National Gallery of...
STYLE
Internet-Inspired Clothing by Brisbane's House of Cards
With past collections like the Japanese pop culture-inspired "Yatta" and the '90s-doused "The Waisted Years," Brisbane-based independent fashion label House of Cards goes all out each season with thematic collections full of creative statement pieces...
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Eight Colorful Socks for Spring
Spring has almost entirely sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warmer weather comes the ability to show off your ankles. (Soon, legs and arms too.) What better way to celebrate cuffing season than with some fun, bold and playful socks...
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Krass Journal
It takes sass and guts to stand out among the plethora of newly founded independent print publications crowding the scene these days. Catching us by its name and hooking us in with its content, the Adelaide, Australia-based KRASS Journal describes...
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The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
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Vivid Sydney Ideas 2015
Every year, the Sydney Opera House is transformed from its normal stoic ivory self into a blank canvas for light artists—resulting in massive works that captivate the city and often the world at large. Part of the annual Vivid Sydney conference...
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Kate Rohde + Romance Was Born: Express Yourself
Ever since Kate Rohde partnered with psychedelic fashion house Romance Was Born (RWB) for their 2010 "Renaissance Dinosaur" collection, it's as though a portal to a hallucinatory parallel universe has opened. Most recently this occurred at RWB's...
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Emerald Garden Pillowcases
These 300 thread count pillowcases will brighten any bedroom, no matter how gloomy the weather outside might be. Designed in Melbourne and digitally printed on 100% cotton, The Club of Odd Volumes' Emerald linen celebrates nature—with no weekly watering...
FOOD-DRINK
Flow: Honey From the Hive
Honey has historically been used to treat burns, cuts, allergies, stomach ailments and was even thought to improve general life expectancy by the ancient Greeks. Eating honey made locally is said to have the greatest immune and allergen benefits...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Prawn Cocktail Scarf
Made in Adelaide (where shrimps are prawns) this 100% silk crepe de chine scarf boasts a bright and playful design—a prawn cocktail with all the trimmings. The digitally printed piece has hand-rolled edges and has been made in a limited edition as...
JEWELRY
POMS Earrings
Made from Marabou feathers, cotton and sterling silver, POMS earrings (designed by Melbourne, Australia-based Adriana Giuffrida) are super-playful and blend in a little '80s nostalgia. Available in pale pink, baby blue, black and white, these fluffy...
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