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BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
The Avalanches "Since I Left You" Vinyl Reissue
The Avalanches' first record Since I Left You, released in 2000, famously features a whopping 3,500 samples. With slightly fewer samples, the band's second record came out this year, but—much to the delight of fans—the Australian group also reissued...
STYLE
P.E Nation's Retro-Inspired Activewear
In a saturated market of activewear—or athleisure—Australia's P.E Nation (officially launching today in the US) had a mean feat ahead of them: to actually stand out. With their bright colors, retro vibes and some non-traditional fabrics and cuts...
STYLE
Mirka Mora + Gorman Artist Collaboration
Perhaps little known outside of Australia, Mirka Mora's art is legendary Down Under—specifically in Melbourne, where her gloriously busy paintings and mosaics adorn laneways, restaurants and (of course) gallery walls. The French-born artist (to...
CULTURE
The Avalanches: Frankie Sinatra
A casual 16 years since their wondrous debut record Since I Left You, Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches have released their first single from the highly anticipated second album—called Wildflower—which finally has a confirmed release date...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Leafy Rainbow Bowl
Inspired by Rococo decorative arts and nature, with a wildly psychedelic slant, Australian artist Kate Rohde's Leafy Bowls are unique and awe-inspiring. Made in all kinds of colorways, from food-safe resin, her dishes can be used as fruit bowls, vases...
STYLE
Du Zen! Leather Bags
Founded by former industrial and graphic designer Samantha Rogers (née Duzenman), Australian label Du Zen! handcrafts high-quality leather bags locally in Melbourne, some of which come in unusual but wearable colorways. The brand also ignores traditional...
JEWELRY
Solar Earrings
Two Hills' fifth collection—which is space-themed—is full of minimal but eye-catching designs that have a timeless appeal. Our pick from the range are the Solar Earrings—circular stud-drop earrings that play with positive and negative space. Handmade...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Physical Mental Turtleneck Sweater
From the now-classic Australian label PAM (aka Perks and Mini) comes their "Starting Line" collection. Our pick from the range is the "Physical Mental" screenprinted turtleneck sweater which features retro-tinged type and ribbing on the neck, wrists...
DESIGN
North Home Textiles
With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
DESIGN
Black Leather Baxter Backpack
When Australian label Du Zen! launched, their Baxter backpack quickly became one of our staple accessories. The bag can be worn in various different ways and goes from the office to a night out seamlessly, so we were extra happy to see the brand release...
STYLE
WELFE Jewelry's Solar Collection
Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he's always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting...
DESIGN
Arro Home Kids' Collection
Melbourne-based homewares company Arro Home (helmed by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers) has just launched its first children's collection—and it's just as bright, playful and spirited as their designs for grown-ups. Evoking concepts like exploration...
STYLE
Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration
Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in...
STYLE
WAH-WAH Australia's Unconventional Knitwear
As the season of the "ugly sweater" approaches, the marijuana-themes and Tumblr-esque designs abound, but one label—WAH-WAH Australia—has taken a different (albeit still delightfully gaudy) approach. Helmed by Kaylene Milner, WAH-WAH creates unconventional...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Puberty Blues Tote Bag
Whether a nod to awkward adolescences or the iconic Australian coming-of-age novel "Puberty Blues," House of Cards' new bag makes teen angst look great. The tote is made from 100% rippled, pool water-printed cotton and features a zip-up compartment...
CULTURE
Tkay Maidza: M.O.B.
Last year, we fell for the Australian rapper, singer and producer Tkay Maidza—courtesy of her track "U-Huh." Now the 19-year-old has returned with "M.O.B." (aka Money Over Bitches) and a sweet animated music video made in collaboration with Adult Swim...
STYLE
Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches
Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded...
STYLE
Sketches to Textiles: Rouda
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Doodling is the root of all of Rouda's final products. While sketches to textiles to wearable pieces might not seem to be a stretch in terms of process, the brand's founder—Melbourne-based Megan McNeill—certainly has an adventurous...
STYLE
Poppy Lissiman + Hattie Stewart Collaboration Clutches
Perth-based Poppy Lissiman has been making her clientele happy for some time with her super-bold and bright clutch creations. Relying heavily on striking motifs—eyeballs, dollar signs, lips and love-hearts—and plenty of metallics and sparkles, Lissiman...
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
Georgia Perry Pins
As any keen eye has noticed, '90s fashion has continued to return to prominence in the past couple seasons. Though replacing band and brand patches are pins, and often cheeky ones at that. In a seemingly never-ending list of pins to covet, Georgia...
DESIGN
Mr Kitly + Decor Self-Watering Plant Pots
Melbourne, Australia's Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything...
DESIGN
Georgia Perry's Festive Designs
Whatever the holidays mean to you—be it celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus, eating too much, or something else—Georgia Perry's delightfully colorful greeting cards do well to match the mood of the season. From geometric Christmas...
DESIGN
Georgie Cummings Kangaroo Leather Goods
Melbourne, Australia-based Georgie Cummings makes leather goods—from tote bags to tiny coin purses—that are entirely handcrafted from kangaroo hide. While all the products are made from carefully selected, sustainably sourced kangaroo leather, there...
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