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Lessons

The amalgamation of your favourite things in life is always great. It’s not always as easy as you’d like though. Assembling foreign interests like rap, cloth...

Childsaint, 'Sick'

Sirens, those babein' femme fatales whose sweet but melancholy melodies in the wind used to drive the sailor boys crazy. It's pretty rare to find som...

Odd Pears Spring Collection

Let's talk about socks, baby! They're far more than just a functional shoe lining or ankle-warming device. They're a vital item in every man, wom...

Magic Hands, 'Let Me Hold You While You Fail'

If you're an indie pop fan, Magic Hands are capable of hitting that Postal-Service-to-the-Beach-House nerve – the one that gets you lying with your headp...

The Frowning Clouds, 'Legalize Everything'

I know that Geelong band the Frowning Clouds have been around for a long time. And I know they predate the many other bands its members have formed. Still, I...

Garage Sale Trail 2014 registration now open

Trawling through other people's stuff that they own but no longer want to own — infinitely interesting. Miranda July wrote a book about it, Pierre Omidya...

One Day Sundays

Sydney hip hop collective One Day popped down for a Sunday sesh at The Rosie. Filled with live art, beats and cold brews you know summer is on its way.

Danielle Wood, 'Mothers Grimm'

The front cover may warn “Happy endings not guaranteed,” but the cover design also makes Mothers Grimm seem much more saccharine than it is. In f...

Urban Bowl

Trying to find a decent place for a pit stop lunch that doesn't break the piggy bank is a tough requisite – only the misinformed keep recommending that c...

The Swan Newspaper

As far back as the Romans, the black swan has been a symbol of unreality; the writer Juvenal posited such a bird as basically the yardstick of the impossible...

Oyster's 20th Anniversary 'Down Under' Issue

Is there a chic version of a Southern Cross tattoo? Australian fashion mag Oyster celebrates the land of waiting for a mate in their latest 'Down Under&#...

Shuggie's Sweet Revenge

Sarah Adamson's ethos is simple: make t-shirts that she finds funny in the hope of making people at least “half-laugh in their heads.” The di...

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Ohhhh, Italy. You boot-shaped, pasta-inventing paradise. You gave us Monica Bellucci and margherita pizza. Versace. Leonardo Da Vinci. Ravioli. The Roman Emp...

All This Mayhem

Skater boys. So cute! Soooooo disgusting. They make more sense when you understand skateboarding; the playful bravado, creative transgression and nihilistic ...

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...

Makeshift

Perth Fashion Festival is on and even though there is no Alexander Wang to sit next to there is still a filled Birkin of things for you to get up to. For tho...

Ian McEwan, ‘The Children Act’

Just weeks after Helen Garner pulled a meditative book out of a long and troubling court case, Ian McEwan’s latest novel yields another unadorned examination...

Whisk Creamery

Man, it was only a few sweet years ago that Peters Ice Creamery was operating out of WA. Since then, those local ice cream dollars have only been paid post a...

Beaufort Street Art Markets

We stopped by the new Beaufort Street Art Markets on Father's Day. Hosted by the Beaufort Street Network it saw canvases, bric-a-brac and pugs galore.

Workshop, 'Workshop'

Workshop are a two-piece from Brisbane. Unveiling their self-titled cassette EP on Tenth Court, they gift four tracks of steely dedication to a severely aest...

Nicholas Allbrook, 'Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna'

Sometimes I make up filmic backstories as I listen to albums. This time, for Nicholas Allbrook's debut solo album Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna it was easy:...

Various Artists, 'Apate'

If there is one industry that it is competitive as hell, it’s the fashion industry. Maybe it's time to throw the trade a right angle and let visual artis...

Under the Table

It's hard to scientifically prove that love makes food taste better, but if you'd like to collect some data we'd recommend you visit Under the Ta...

What We Do in the Shadows

I've lived in some pretty weird share houses in my time – including one where the previous tenant collected their menstrual blood in a jar in the bathroo...

'One Day In Tokyo'

Imagine a magical land where everything is cute (even the damn salad), you're allowed to dress like this, gift wrapping is recognised as the art form it ...

Simon Hanselmann, 'Megahex'

Simon Hanselmann was supposed to be all dolled up like last time we visited his apartment but he'd slept through his alarm and was still apparently pantl...

Ryan Kenny prints

Ryan Kenny has a pretty great life. He gets to travel the world shooting hot babes in their knickers, and have smokos against various desert backdrops. And t...

Mei Saraswati, 'Hypermeditations'

A.E. Housman happened on his poems by following up a big pub lunch with a tipsy gambol around his local woods; it’s not hard to imagine Mei Saraswati’s celes...