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Ivory Skies t shirts

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By Chris Nolan in New Fashion on Tuesday 23 February 2010

With so many t-shirt labels coming and going these days it is a good thing to see some sticking around. London-based Ivory Skies has been around for nearly two years now — which in t-shirt language is long. The brand’s new collection has uncovered some more ancient drawings that sit nicely on a printed tee. Designer Carlo Salanitri has built somewhat of a cult following amongst the t-shirt community, with a large online following.

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Pambook

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By Chris Nolan in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 February 2010

Art, design, and fashion company Perks and Mini have just launched a new website for their publishing company, PAMBOOK, which came about five years ago when PAM founders, Misha Hollenbach and Shauna T, wanted to work with some of their favourite artists and photographers via print media. Some of the people to be involved thus […]

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The Changes archive video release

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By Chris Nolan in Video on Tuesday 19 January 2010

Art collective, The Changes, have released an old video from their archives. The video, which was partly shot in Nigo’s Bapestudio some seven years ago, has resurfaced, showcasing the work of Australian label PAM, BBC/Ice Cream artist Skatething and Tonite creator, Fergadelic. PAM’s description of the ongoing collaboration is: ‘The Changes is the idea that […]

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Bob Hund’s Fantastiskt’s only has 30 plays in it

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By Chris Nolan in New Trends on Thursday 26 November 2009

Swedish rock band Bob Hund have released their latest single Fantastiskt (Fantastic) on a once-off print vinyl record that can only get played up to thirty times. The band then enlisted Martin Kann Design to design a suitable casing. So taking it literally he put it in a record player and etched lyrics to the song on the case. The record and the player were then listed on eBay and sold for a staggering US$3,650 to become the most expensive record ever in Sweden.

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The Muppets nail Queens’ Bohemian Rhapsody

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By Chris Nolan in Video on Wednesday 25 November 2009

I am pretty much speechless. The title speaks for itself. It’s just brilliant. The Muppets take on Queen with their take on the classic, Bohemian Rhapsody. And the result is a must see video.

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Polly van der Glas’ human teeth jewellery

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By Chris Nolan in New Fashion on Wednesday 25 November 2009

Australian jewellery designer Polly van der Glas has released her latest collection, which makes my teeth ache. Her latest pieces feature human teeth. Yes, you’re reading correctly. Taking old teeth from donations in Australia from friends and family who have had teeth extracted from normal dental procedures, Van Der Glas sterilizes each tooth, then sets […]

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Evisu: Spring/Summer 2010

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By Chris Nolan in New Fashion on Tuesday 17 November 2009

Most people would frown when the word Evisu comes out of someone’s mouth. Having built a brand in Japan on the back of quality production, Evisu in recent years has been pretty far off the mark. With over embellishments and the the excessive printing of their distinctive logo — the Kamone (seagull) — pretty much everywhere and anywhere on the jeans. Things are about to change down in Evisu world with the recent appointment of proven world class denim designer Scott Morrison and his loyal fellow denim head crew.

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The Green Hanger Company

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By Chris Nolan in New Eco on Tuesday 17 November 2009

Three Australian mates have teamed up to create an environmentally friendly alternative to the wire hanger. Seeing the gap in the market for a hanger that doesn’t take a hundred years to break down, the guys over at Green Hanger took it upon themselves to design and distribute a 100 percent recyclable cardboard hanger. Not only can these be used in the household and in shops, but also at your local dry cleaners. At present, you can get this simple yet clever design at select Australian retailers with the overseas market soon to be opened up.

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Kseniya Simonova’s amazing lightbox sand painting

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By Chris Nolan in Video on Tuesday 27 October 2009

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of America’s Got Talent. She uses a giant lightbox, dramatic music, imagination and ‘sand painting’ skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. If you have a spare eight and half minutes in your life, it’s well worth checking out.

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Lenny Kravitz’s Let Love Rule (JUSTICE Remix)

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By Chris Nolan in Video on Thursday 8 October 2009

Below is the video clip that is going to win the VMA’s 2010 best video award. Having previously won it for their We Are Your Friends clip, and you guessed it, been interrupted by Kanye West, Justice have delivered another top shelf video directed by Keith Schofield. Recreating the final scenes of a movie, with rolling credits throughout, this clip is is so simple but creative. It sure is more brain stimulation than watching Beyonce dance around in a one piece swim suit singing ‘All the single ladies’.

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DJ Hero

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By Chris Nolan in New Products on Thursday 17 September 2009

Step aside Grandmaster Flash, DJ Disco Chrisco is about to take over with the latest gadget soon to hit stores, DJ Hero. With the artists involved in the new Guitar Hero spin off ranging from French electro masters Daft Punk to Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Foo Fighters, and the Beastie Boys, DJ Hero will be taking over your next party. Released towards the end of October, it’s a must have. Already

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Monopoly City Streets

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By Chris Nolan in New Trends on Wednesday 16 September 2009

Google Maps has teamed up with Monopoly in what can only be described as a match made in heaven for all budding property tycoons. Based on the famous board game, you start with three million in the bank with a chance to buy any street in the world and develop it just as you want […]

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Contains Caffeine coffee and tea journal

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By Chris Nolan in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 8 September 2009

Contains Caffeine, from the founders of Wooden Toy Quaterly, is the world’s first comprehensive premium coffee and tea journal dedicated to showcasing innovation and excellence in the specialty coffee and tea industries worldwide to industry and enthusiasts alike. Not to be confused with a magazine, Contains Caffeine’s format and finish straddles the current void between […]

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Three Frames

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By Chris Nolan in Cool Websites on Tuesday 8 September 2009

Three Frames was created in order to be a way of celebrating film and the joy of a beautifully framed shot. The idea is very simple, they take 3 frames from a scene in a movie they like and gets some great results.

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A Moving Image Definition of Friedrich Gray

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By Chris Nolan in New Events on Friday 4 September 2009

Designer Friedrich Gray and Australian photographer and director Tim Richardson will join forces to bring together a project titled A Moving Image Definition of Friedrich Gray. The project will initially consist of a two to four minute film, with plans to then extract images from the feature to form the next season’s campaign. There will […]

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