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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...
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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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...
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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...
TRAVEL
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...
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