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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...
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...
STYLE
Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865
Henri Desgrange was a celebrated sports journalist, decorated cyclist and the first organizer of the Tour de France. He is known to many as the godfather of urban cycling and is, in fact, a defining source of inspiration for Henri 1865, a young...
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...
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...
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...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth Melbourne: Shopping
Melbourne might not boast the weather or the beaches of many other Australian cities, but it's a town that prides itself on culture and style. There is a myriad of stores from the southside to the north and everywhere between, all offering something...
STYLE
Emily Green Jewelry
Melbourne-based designer Emily Green made a name for herself by designing bright, handmade polymer clay necklaces a while back. She has since taken part in a number of artistic and home decor projects, ranging from creating crafty paper chandeliers...
CULTURE
Four&Sons Magazine
Following the overwhelming success of a one-off promotional print journal, Australia's Four&Sons—a design and culture publication with man's best friend its defining theme—has just announced a biannual print journal that will be distributed internationally...
STYLE
Unempire Socks
To say there aren't many creative sock brands around right now would be a lie—but that doesn't mean there isn't room for more.The latest brand to bring a smile to our face (via their feet) is Melbourne, Australia's Unempire. Using the always eye...
DESIGN
Melbourne Furniture Project by Sigurd Larsen
by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi When MINI Australia tapped Berlin-based Sigurd Larsen to exhibit furniture as part of their temporary concept space, little did they know the Danish-born architect would translate his wanderlust memories of Australia's deserts...
STYLE
Witu Bags
Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it's seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry...
DESIGN
Interview: Sonia Rentsch
With a client list that includes the Washington Post, Rare Medium, QANTAS, Desktop and Inside Out, Sonia Rentsch is making a name for herself with unique, eye-catching images that force you to see everyday objects in an entirely new light. A former...
STYLE
Interview: Welfe Bowyer
It's the little details that matters when it comes to good design, and this Kiwi designer is all about the details. We caught up with Welfe Bowyer, a New Zealand native making a name for himself with his now Melbourne-based bespoke jewelry line...
STYLE
Theo Hassett of Roberts & Hassett
Kangaroos aren’t usually associated with bespoke footwear. Yet according to Melbourne-based craftsman, Theo Hassett, leather from the iconic jumping marsupial is "one of the strongest around." Originally from New Zealand, Hassett relocated to Melbourne...
CULTURE
Interview: Rone at Pow Wow Hawaii
by Vivianne Lapointe Last month we traveled to Honolulu to join the bursting community of artists that migrates there every February as part of Pow Wow Hawaii. The exciting event founded by Jasper Wong has turned into a month-long art festival with...
STYLE
Melbourne Metal Collective
More than an online boutique, Melbourne Metal Collective is an artist-run retail concept for Australia's up-and-coming jewelry designs with a strong focus on the community of craftspeople who make them. MMC hosts exhibitions, pop-up shops and more...
STYLE
Dagmar Rousset
"The main thing distinguishing Dagmar Rousset from other shops in Melbourne is that it's owned and managed by a fashion outsider–me!" the undeniably fashionable Julia Pound exclaims from her stunning Getrude Street boutique. "The other thing...