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The Young Ones

New bi-annual design magazine The Young Ones is a publication by artists, about artists, for artists. It's sorta like how The Design Files started out bu...

Rhythmatism 3x13 (with Marcus "UK" and friends)

Multi-dimension music connoisseurs Rhythmatism threw their first bi-monthly boogie that travelled into The Bird's new closing time of the AM.

House of Cards, 'Patch' capsule collection

Sew-on novelty patches - once the perfect vacation souvenir, forever a good way to mend ripped jeans. Whether you wear your patches proudly to advertise an e...

Splendour in the Grass

Outkast's first ever Australian show. Kelis playing 'Got Your Money' with her band. Organic donuts. Nina Las Vegas performing while surrounded by...

The Creatives – Workshops

Turning yourself into a Swiss Army Knife of pocket-talent skills is quickly becoming a must, as former 9 – 5 club members quit their jobs and are proclaimed ...

Lower Spectrum, 'Traces'

James Cameron's one of those dudes that's got a hard on for adrenaline. The twenty-something street racer gone Terminator creator has been obsessed w...

Pat Larter vs Lola Ryan, ‘GLITTER’

Kitsch. It means cute, but kind of tacky. Funny, but the taste is off. It’s a heavily gendered concept: kitsch is often associated with the feminine, with em...

Pet Shop Girls x Dress Up 'Au Fait'

To be ‘au fait’ means to be familiar, and if there’s one thing Pet Shop Girls are familiar with it’s what the bright-eyed fashion savvy ladies of Oz want to ...

Lenny The OX

I’ve seemed to always have an infatuation for giving stuff names. When I had to make a cutting board for school when I was 13, I chose to make a cow shaped o...

Yenti Home and Design

Treat your head to some of the snazziest cushions the world has to offer with soft furnishings specialists Yenti. Domesticity/never leaving the house again j...

Freaks and Geeks

Remember that time our guidance counsellor embarrassed us with a gender-neutral version of Alice Cooper's Eighteen? Or what about when Jason Schwartzman ...

The Backstabbers, 'Shame'

I look forward to the day when a different Dick Diver side project exists to suit our every mood and whim. I'm assured many of Australia's top scient...

90s Street Hockey Rollerdrome Rave Party

90s warehouse hangs with the suburban street hockey crews saw the Mindarie Molotovs win the Grand Final. QT Ellis banged out the National Anthem and Doctopus...

Smith Henderson, 'Fourth of July Creek'

Smith Henderson is a true American name, as is his debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, which is set at the end of the Carter administration in a remote and im...

Minicomic Of The Month Club 2014-15

Anyone who's been following cartooning and its place in popular culture over the past twenty or so years would probably rather staple their own eyelids s...

Sex Tape

Politicians and outraged conservative fuddie duddies are wasting their energy pointing at Frozen, queers on the telly and teaching in schools for pushing a h...

A shoegaze mixtape by Lowtide

Ahhh shoegaze. Rest with your skull in a comfortable place, let it drift through your body and mind like a reverb-heavy cloud, always with a storm threatenin...

PUBLIC Urban Art Walks

Not-for-profit crew FORM snagged 45 of the best urban and digital artists from every pocket of the globe back in April and filled 30 ol’ brick and mortar wal...

Woolio Knits

Beanies are the essence of winter. The most important of all accessories from a health standpoint (extremities be warm) and made of wintery materials, often ...

An interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cult filmmaker and spiritual guru Alejandro Jodorowsky is having a resurgent cultural moment. Known for his esoteric movie classics El Topo and The Holy Moun...

P.A.M. x Crumpler Bags

A bag made from the same thing as a yacht sail that also doubles as an Art. Yeah they did. P.A.M. continue their collaboration with Crumpler in the form of a...

Liam Pieper, 'The Feel Good Hit of The Year'

There’s something hugely reassuring about a stranger’s misfortune. Like, sure, adolescence was lonely, but few of us ever had to ride a pushbike to an addict...

Doctopus, 'Wobbegong'

Somehow I was lucky enough to be at Doctopus's first show – one of the only people over the age of 11 to witness it – at a Nedlands after school day care...

Arro Home

Because being Melbourne's most popular graphic designer, mum, and all-round awesome champion wasn't enough for her, Beci Orpin has also gone and star...

Ka'ribbean Corner

Before you're paying taxes there's a Hollywood dream lingering inside that makes you want to pull a Clooney-Pitt style heist then split to the Caribb...

Motel Six

Driving down to Motel Six saw sweat driven moves that dripped between sliced pineapple '00 classics and future guava rhythms.

Westons Barbershop

The slashie is so ubiquitous now that even PerthNow are wise to the wonder that is the full-time multitasker. Considering he drops records at the pace Clive ...

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...