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XOXO Presents... How To Throw The Perfect Party

The boys at XOXO have a reputation for being purveyors of a certain kind of party. Words that come to mind: excellence, precision, sophistication, skux. They...

How to match snacks and tinnies to Golden Plains bands

Are you unprepared for Golden Plains? Same. I can't find my tent or esky but I have mapped out some snacks and tinnies to drink during specific performan...

Tim Tam straws

How crap are those colourful paper straws that cafes insist on using no matter what drink you order? Sure, they look twee as fuck, but two sips in and you’re...

Chips On Chips

If you don’t like chips, DO NOT read on. This article has nothing in it that is not chip related. It’s about chips on chips: the highbrow activity of putting...

Cider Spiders

If you're looking for a drink to define the summer, here it is in all its foamy glory. It's the 'Cider Spider'. Cider is best in summer. Ice ...

DIY selfie stick

Do want to take superior selfies but can't bring yourself to actually buy a selfie stick? Don't fret, we'll teach you how to make one using simpl...

The Blush Hunter's beer hair mask

The Blush Hunter is our favourite new beauty website. Along with (honest and actually interesting) product reviews, it also features model profiles, mixtapes...

The Thousands Guide to Halloween

Isn't Halloween so great and also really weird? Like Hocus Pocus and Halloween H2o (<3 Jamie Curtis <3) are some of the greatest things ever to hap...

Halloween mini piñata by Kit Palaskas

Here's a guaranteed way to attain true Lord of the Lollies status this Halloween. You'll be worshipped by trick-or-treaters from far and wide when yo...

Body Swap

My friends do some pretty wack/beautiful things in the name of experiencing something new. One friend pulled out a tooth to see what it was like (painful, bu...

Doona changing method: The Burrito

We all know there are times where we avoid changing our doona covers because we're not up for climbing into the cotton/bamboo womb of skin dust, feathers...

Cheapskate's guide to Father's Day

Father's Day presents are always going to be trickier to nail than Mother's Day ones. While mums will proudly frame and display a rude limerick you w...

(A pretty good) macrame plant hanger

Some people are really great at gardening, some people are terrible at gardening, and some people are craft bloggers who like to fill their home with artfull...

Hot bacon smoker

A smoker is one of those items that implies an extravagant life. Oh no. Really it’s a means to preserve and flavor the world around you in new and exciting w...

DIY heater

Instead of chewing up one million watts of electricity this winter, you should make this DIY heater that heats a small room for practically no money and warm...

Festive DIY Burglar Alarm

With an inevitable upswing in violent crime looming after the proposed budget cuts to human services, a responsible mind turns to thoughts of securing one...

Mead of Thrones

If you have been following the high drama of Game of Thrones, you may be wary of what is about to descend - the black cloud of narrative depression as yet an...

Dreamcatcher

What sane-minded individual wouldn’t want to increase the potential for good dreams (you know the one where you’re in a field surrounded by puppies and compl...

DIY Hammock

Being outside is a fucking pleasure. The bracing elements invigorate the blood of your heart. Rain does not dampen our furious minds, we will rise above it. ...

Milk crate bed base

My granny has me worried that sleeping with my mattress directly on the ground will lead to some kind of chronic floor sickness. Apparently mattresses need a...

Incense Cones with Anna of Tasi Masi

Tasi Masi is a new collection of concrete planters, 'mussies' (wooden boxes full of treasures!), kokedama (Japanese moss balls), incense cones and gi...

Cheapskate’s guide to Mother’s Day

Money's tight everywhere. Sam's bikini carwash hasn't seen a Fiat in weeks. Issy's dog- and cat-walking business failed when she tried to wal...

Pom-pom fruit

Pom-poms: vogueing. Fruit: delicious. Inspired by the internet, we've taken it upon ourselves to put the two together and the results have been great. Ou...

Bubble-bath time

Winter is coming (I'm sorry) and we have to accept it. Things are going to get shit, which means it's time to compile a mental note of all the genius...

Yeah, tinned succulents!

Let's be honest, you're not going to finish off that mouldy tin of tomatoes any sober night soon, so strap on waste-proof gloves, shovel the remnants...

DIY Conch Trumpet

My house lies in a cellphone reception sinkhole. So, I can't always rely on it to coax the friends round for beers, tell the housemate to pick me up a Ki...

DIY bookends

Sundays, am I right? What a day. The sun is shining, the breeze caresses your skin as you swan around the Bunnings carpark with your $2 sausage in bread. It&...

Tubular paper plane

Making a paper plane is simple and fun way to slack off. But if anyone sees you making one it's also very obvious that you're slacking off. It turns ...