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STYLE
Low Lives Swimwear
Melbourne, Australia-based brand Low Lives is less than a year old and their second collection is arriving just in time for summer—summer Down Under, at least. With laid-back, sporty one-pieces and bikinis that bear words like "Babewatch" and "High...
DESIGN
Domino Set + David Shrigley
Australian knickknack shop Third Drawer Down is always full of weird and wonderful treasures—like DIY bubble gum kits—and their newest offering is a domino set donning doodles by Scottish illustrator (and regular TDD collaborator) David Shrigley...
FOOD-DRINK
Rohan Anderson's The Nursery Project
After being faced with a laundry list of health issues stemming from a life lacking luster and a diet full of processed foods, Australia's Rohan Anderson decided to make a comprehensive life change. As documented on his ever-inspiring blog Whole...
LISTEN_UP
ListenUp
This week marked the annual CMJ Music Marathon in NYC—where seemingly every venue in the city is booked with bands from around the US and the world. Though the number of participants are in the thousands, we highlighted a few promising acts (who performed...
STYLE
Sködia's Stylishly Cozy Sweats
As the colder seasons approach, a collective sigh can be heard all over the Northern Hemisphere. Few times of the year flatter the sartorially-minded quite like fall and winter, with ample opportunities to experiment with layering and jump on the...
DESIGN
Coco Reynolds’ Timber Pendant Lamps
by Chantel Tattoli In the field of furniture design, lighting is often overlooked, even though the right piece can define a room just as well as any Eames chair. Case in point: the beautiful timber pendant lamp creations by Sydneysider Coco Reynolds...
DESIGN
Interview: Ceramicist Ruby Pilven
Growing up with two ceramic artists for parents, Australian Ruby Pilven has been experimenting with the craft since childhood. The Ballarat-based ceramicist makes experimental works—from necklaces and rings to folded vases—that are embellished by...
FOOD-DRINK
UPPERCUP + Coffee Supreme Reusable To-Go Cup
by Chérmelle Edwards Consuming takeaway coffee is a daily ritual for many. Though the experience of sipping such high quality coffee out of a paper cup leaves much to be desired. With this in mind, a group of Australian design (and coffee) enthusiasts...
STYLE
State of Folly Three-Way Bag
Carrying a clutch looks great, but once you need to use both your hands—whether for holding snacks, riding a bike or throwing shapes on the dance floor—the accessory can be a hinderance. Enter the State of Folly three-way bag, which transforms...
STYLE
POMS New GEMM Collection
Melbourne, Australia-based designer Adriana Giuffrida founded her playful and striking label POMS back in 2011, and while many of her designs remain true to the fluffy creations, her latest collection—GEMM*—explores new territory. The new range...
DESIGN
Interview: Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes Surfboards
At just 32 years old, Sydney-born Hayden Cox has exceeded in making his mark on the surf industry. With Haydenshapes—his line of performance boards—the self-taught computer programmer, web designer and shaper embodies the spirit of modern surfing...
TECH
Qudos by Knog: A Prim and Powerful GoPro Light
GoPros have changed the way people shoot and share footage. Whether you're strapping yourself up with weatherproof HD cameras for a powder day, looking for a new angle on a shoot, or just messing around with friends, the applications for the ubiquitous...
DESIGN
Colorful Textiles by Arro Home
Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Two Hills Jewelry, Melbourne
On the seventh floor of the historical Nicholas Building in Melbourne you'll find the Two Hills studio, where Rhiannon Smith creates delicate jewelry entirely by hand. Inspired by everything from native Australian flora to ancient symbols and cave...
STYLE
YEVU Clothing, Ethically Made in Ghana
When Anna Robertson was volunteering in Ghana's Accra, she heard the word "yevu" a lot—and now, the local Ewe term for "white woman" is the name of her brand. Founded in 2013, YEVU was born of Robertson's fascination with the traditional wax print...
DESIGN
Bright Bedding from Australia's Kip & Co
Australia's Kip & Co creates colorful, spirited and youthful bed linens—and towels, rugs and even beanbags. From cartoon pizza representations to rainbow scribbles, the prints are just playful enough without overdoing it. The team, composed of two...
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ListenUp
Auclair: Jupiter + Venus UK music website The 405 debuted a new track from London-based singer, songwriter and producer Auclair this week. From her forthcoming EP Semaphore, "Jupiter + Venus" is like the Goldilocks of new music; it's the perfect...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Per–Tim
by Ariel Katz Creating lifestyle products and loungewear through fashion designer eyes stands as the mission statement behind new Melbourne label PER–TIM. Created by Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton, their up-and-coming label is about to...
FOOD-DRINK
Cloudburst Wines
On 250 acres in Australia's Margaret River region (the nation's equivalent to America's Napa Valley) and abutting a national park, American vintner Will Berliner carefully crafts his stellar array of Cloudburst wine. Only 400 cases leave the vineyard...
STYLE
FEIT Shoes
Founded by the Price brothers, FEIT has been admired for some time—not only for their minimal design aesthetic, but also their dedication to "fighting" the retail system and swimming against the current. This battle includes having craftsmen sew...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth Melbourne: Late-Night
Melbourne is a city that prides itself on culture. From concerts to plays, club events and public exhibitions, there's no shortage of entertainment into the very early hours. But when the clock clicks over to a new day, the perfect place for supper...
DESIGN
Daniel Emma Magnifier
While the monocle is of course the magnifier of choice for the Scrooge McDucks of the world, the simple bronze magnifier by Australian design studio Daniel Emma is certainly the one for the creative class. Designed to be used both for enlarging...
STYLE
Erin Lightfoot Jewelry
While her textile designs are currently impressing attendees at Brisbane, Australia's Seven With Another Retrospective—a biannual art exhibition presented by Powerhouse Arts, where seven teams of two artists each create and display work together...
STYLE
Mokosh Skincare
Fremantle, Australia-based Mokosh is everything the majority of today's best-selling luxury skincare is not: their range of products is certified organic with NASAA (one of the highest standards in Australia). They're accredited by Choose Cruelty...
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