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Bush-Dyed Robe
Carefully bush-dyed by Anindilyakwa women living in the remote Groote Eylandt Archipelago—an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, about 391 miles from Darwin—each North Home robe is unique. The process is one full of rich history and creativity—using...
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North Home Sleepwear Collection
North Home continues celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists—and the beauty and diversity of their traditions, skills and crafts—with their new sleepwear collection, which launches today. Made up of just three pieces, the range is lush, textured...
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1. The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought Perhaps surprisingly, we don't know the sun's size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun's shadow) and his own models, Xavier...
TRAVEL
City Guide: Hobart, Tasmania
Whether you're visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO (on at the time of publish) or simply to see what life's like at the end of the world, there's a lot to do on this tiny Australian island. Hobart, the capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten...
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Hobart
Hobart used to be a bit of a forgotten city—oftentimes ridiculed by residents of mainland Australia—but over the past several years, this tiny island town has begun to shine and become one of the most visited destinations in the country. The historic...
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Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars
For such a diverse city, there's one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that...
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QT Melbourne
A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne's ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley "Directors of Chaos," whose...
DESIGN
Denver + Liely's Perfect Gin Glass
There's no denying we are in the midst of a global gin renaissance (despite the hilarious claims that gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths). With that in mind, Australian design duo Denver + Liely—who previously turned their talents...
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1. Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature Bob Dylan "has the status of an icon," noted the Swedish Academy upon honoring the singer/songwriter with the announcement that he will be this year's Nobel Prize recipient in literature. This statement...
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"Unemployable," 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street
With over 500 pieces of art—ranging from photography to paraphernalia and illustration—author Jason Boulter delivers an in-depth look at Stephen, Peter, and Matt Hill, the three Australian brothers who would go on to found Globe International. The...
DESIGN
North Home's Melville Island Collection
In only a handful of months, Australia's North Home has moved beyond their debut collection of homewares and released a striking new line of textiles for upholstery. The Melville Island collection does more than take inspiration from indigenous artists;...
FOOD-DRINK
Cobram Estate Olive Oil
Some of the most commonly adulterated (and commonly consumed) food products the world over are milk, honey, saffron, orange juice and olive oil. And sometimes simply reading a label isn't a huge amount of help as brands are able to slap all kinds...
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Four Pillars Gin
Australia's world-class, award-winning gin-maker Four Pillars is pragmatically named. The superfecta for their incredibly drinkable small-batch gin is this: copper pot stills (made by Germany's CARL), fresh Yarra Valley water, botanicals (many of which...
CULTURE
Interview: David Shrigley
When he was inspired as a child to make cover art for Adam and The Ants, Brighton-based artist David Shrigley could have never predicted that he would go on to create everything from larger-than-life-sized sculptures to music videos, flags, a mascot...
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1. How Empowerment Became a Purchasable Product Originally used by social workers to encourage marginalized communities to rise up from poverty and oppression, the term “empowerment” has taken on completely different definitions in recent years...
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Bruce Munro's "Field of Light" at Uluru, Australia
British artist Bruce Munro is set to unveil the latest and largest of his otherworldly "Field of Light" installations at Australia's Uluru—the sacred place that inspired the entire project back in 1992, when the artist visited. Much of Munro's work...
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Interview: Cinematic Folk Musician Ben Abraham
The title singer/songwriter can mean a great deal to a world's worth of musical listeners. And while Ben Abraham fits under that catch-all, there's something about his music that places him elsewhere. Abraham has been referred to as a cinematic...
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