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DESIGN
Denver and Liely Whisky Glass
There is an art to the consumption of alcohol and, for centuries, glass-blowers and designers have attempted to create the perfect drinking vessel. Melbourne-based Denver & Liely's new whisky glass unites the two most respected forms of bourbon...
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...
CULTURE
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...
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...
CULTURE
Premiere: Hiatus Kaiyote's "Molasses" Live in Paris
In a time when hyper-manufactured hits created in multimillion dollar studios dominate the airwaves, Melbourne-based quartet Hiatus Kaiyote have been stoking a different kind of fire with their DIY approach built on raw energy, creativity and most...
CULTURE
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...
CULTURE
The Good Copy, Melbourne
Born out of a love of words and a desire to support emerging and freelance writers, Melbourne's The Good Copy is a writing studio, publisher, grammar school, shop and community library. From offering creative services for corporate clients to publishing...
CULTURE
Kate Rohde + Romance Was Born: Express Yourself
Ever since Kate Rohde partnered with psychedelic fashion house Romance Was Born (RWB) for their 2010 "Renaissance Dinosaur" collection, it's as though a portal to a hallucinatory parallel universe has opened. Most recently this occurred at RWB's...
CULTURE
AEVOE Magazine, Vol. 1
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, legendary author of "Le Petit Prince," once said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It's exactly...
DESIGN
KLEIN&SCHöN Ceramics
It goes without saying that the Melbourne-based ceramics design studio KLEIN&SCHöN is onto something big. Though the company just launched in late January 2015, its inaugural collection of handmade, eccentric pastel wares and jewelry sold out in...
DESIGN
Min Pin Shop
Melbourne-based Min Pin Design knows how to toe the line between eerie and cute. Founded in 2013 by the very artistically versatile Penny Ferguson, Min Pin's handmade jewelry, prints, totes and pillows have plenty of personality, with cartoonish...
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
Shuh Lee's Kaleidoscopic World
Shuh Lee creates with the boldness of Keith Haring mixed with the pure whimsy of a kid's collage art project. Using unrefined patterns and a prism of bright pastels, Shuh has developed a multidisciplinary style that should overwhelm; instead, her...
STYLE
Elise Sheehan Jewelry
While there could be something cute and quirky about walking out the door wearing a mismatched pair of socks, it's generally a sign that you either woke up late or its laundry day. Melbourne-based jewelry designer Elise Sheehan, however, takes the...
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...
DESIGN
Javi Design Letterbox
While many take careful consideration when choosing a mailbox, finer details are more often than not an afterthought, with most mailboxes conforming to a uniform design that serves a basic function. But if the front door acts as the first impression...
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...
STYLE
Leisure Wear by Lovers Court
Melbourne, Australia-based Lovers Court launches their label with a debut leisure wear collection that doesn't discriminate between genders. Eschewing traditional fashion seasons for a more open-minded approach, Lovers Court was founded by Talia...
FOOD-DRINK
A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans
by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee...
CULTURE
Grant Nimmo: Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall
With his latest Australian exhibition "Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall," Melbourne-based artist Grant Nimmo delivers vibrant mixed media works that offer a brief commentary on what he finds to be the frustrating state of contemporary art. Balanced...
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...
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