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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...
STYLE
Tailfeather Leather Goods
Drawing inspiration from Australia's storied landscape, Tailfeather was founded in 2010 by a husband and wife team with the simple goal of creating timeless, well-crafted leather goods. With their recent workshop move from Tallarook to the Bellarine...
TECH
Knog's Expose Smart Light for iPhone
Despite smartphone camera capabilities encroaching upon and even surpassing the bulk of point-and-shoot cameras on the market, our digital Swiss army knives still have some hardware weak points—even the almighty iPhone. Melbourne, Australia-based...
DESIGN
Rare, Obscure and Framed: Re-Issue Posters
Mass-produced prints add as much to a space as a tiny sprig of parsley atop an entree—sure it adds some color, but it's far from memorable or meaningful. Ditch the cookie-cutter dorm room pop-art prints in favor of something truly unique from Re...
STYLE
Diane Inc's Larry David T-Shirt
'Tis the season for holiday parties and spending time with work colleagues, immediate family, in-laws, second cousin's children, etc. The tidal wave of small talk can become too much for introverts and quiet types, so if you want to send a message...
STYLE
Hillflint's Vintage-Styled Collegiate Sweaters
Inspired by a fellow Dartmouth alum's simple green wool sweater—branded only with a year of graduation (1968) and seen in perfect condition in 2012—then-students Woody Hines and John Shi founded Hillflint with a view in mind to make long-lasting...
CULTURE
Hiatus Kaiyote: By Fire
Grammy-nominated Melbourne neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote describes their style simply as "multi-dimensional polyrhythmic gangster shit," but from a listener's point-of-view, their musicianship and respective talent leaves many speechless. Fans have...
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...
ART
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Concrete Jungle Scarf
Bird & Knoll goes quite literal with the Concrete Jungle Scarf, which depicts NYC's Highline Park in a photograph printed on cashmere and modal. In addition to supporting the beloved, new-ish green space by donating, they offer up suggestions for dining...
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
Asante Phenix: Nameless
Courtship Ritual can be spotted performing their restrained tunes with an equally minimal setup in Brooklyn venues like Baby's All Right—regularly joined on stage by hired belly dancers whose hypnotic choreography enhance the otherworldly mood. "Kingdom...
LISTEN_UP
Courtship Ritual: Kingdom of Beauty
Zimbabwe-born Aussie teen songwriter and rapper Tkay Maidza graced the East Coast with her presence at multiple CMJ showcases this past week at Pianos, Santos Party House and more. Her confidence-boosting single "U-Huh" fuses pop, rap and electronic...
LISTEN_UP
Tkay Maidza: U-Huh
Zimbabwe-born Aussie teen songwriter and rapper Tkay Maidza graced the East Coast with her presence at multiple CMJ showcases this past week at Pianos, Santos Party House and more. Her confidence-boosting single "U-Huh" fuses pop, rap and electronic...
LISTEN_UP
Future Punx: Spike Train
In their single "Spike Train," five-piece Brooklyn act Future Punx blends chanting vocals with sweet synth lines, funky live drums and guitars for an interesting contrast. Their overall fast-paced, energetic vibes make for a fun (and sweaty) live show...
LISTEN_UP
Beatenberg: Rafael
Cape Town-based trio Beatenberg brought sunny, jazz-tinged vibes from their hometown to NYC for the first time this week. Debuting at CMJ's South African Showcase, the outfit's lead single "Rafael" embodies the band's unique blend of Cape jazz and...
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...
DESIGN
Preloved Roots Garden Nursery
Not everybody has a green thumb—and sometimes it takes a plant-related failure to realize this. As a resource for such situations, Sydney, Australia's Preloved Roots provides an alternate ending. In a way, it's an orphanage for plants needing revitalization...
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...
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