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Etre’s Touchy Gloves

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By Clare Hillier in New Fashion on Wednesday 22 August 2012

Don’t let this cold snap get between you and Facebook updates. With their missing thumb and index finger, Etre’s Touchy Gloves will keep your mitts warm while you text, Tweet and touch. So you can continue stalking: rain, hail or shine.

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Heidi Middleton’s home in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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By Clare Hillier in New Design on Tuesday 21 August 2012

There was never any doubt. Of course, Sass and Bide’s Heidi Middleton was going to have a sublime home. But this sublime? Perched above Sydney’s Northern Beaches, it’s an abode that reflects Middleton’s eclectic, mishmash style. Now, you know and I know that no one wants me to ramble on. We just want more photos to drool over.

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Etre’s Touchy Gloves

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Saturday 7 July 2012

Don’t let this cold snap get between you and Facebook updates. With their missing thumb and index finger, Etre’s Touchy Gloves will keep your mitts warm while you text, tweet and touch. So you can continue stalking, rain, hail or shine!

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No Lifeguard on Duty: photos by John Bennett Fitt

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By Clare Hillier in New Photography on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Looking a little bit like the end of the world, John Bennett Fitt’s photographs of abandoned hotel pools are the perfect mix of eerie and compelling. Mostly shot at sunset, No Lifeguard on Duty captures an emptiness that is hauntingly beautiful.

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Coke’s old-new makeover

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By Clare Hillier in New Design on Thursday 12 January 2012

To celebrate Coca-Cola’s 125th anniversary, designer Peter Gregson created a range of collectible cans. Inspired by the the brand’s heritage and advertising from the 1930′s and 40′s, Gregson’s makeover is at once completely new, yet also reflecting Coke’s longevity. Now, I’ll drink to that.

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FieldCandy’s awesome tents

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Tuesday 6 December 2011

Camping is usually about getting back to basics, except when it comes to FieldCandy. From jellybeans to the intergalactic, their unexpected tent designs have been created by some of the most exciting designers, photographers and artists going around. Oh, and these tents don’t just look the goods. They stack up to any camping rough and tumble required for a three-day festival, wilderness trip or night in your backyard.

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Incredible photos of Picasso drawing with light

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By Clare Hillier in New Photography on Thursday 1 December 2011

In 1949, renowned LIFE photographer Gjon Mili visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France. Using a small flashlight in a dark room, Picasso created wildly free and fluid drawings while Mili snapped away. The resulting images are, erm, electric.

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Tiles made from lava from world’s oldest active volcano

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By Clare Hillier in New Design on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Under the care of Made a Mano, the humble ceramic tile has become bona fide art. Combining ancient handicraft with modern techniques, Made a Mano reveals a sure sense of style. All their tiles are worked, glazed and decorated entirely by hand, while the terracotta and lavastone they work with is sourced from the oldest […]

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Luxy Vespa Helmet design by Daniel Don Chang

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By Clare Hillier in New Design on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Who cares about helmet hair when the helmet in question looks like this! Designed by Daniel Don Chang, the Luxy Vespa Helmet proves that style and safety can be a match made in heaven. Inspired by retro mod girls and high-fashion hairstyles, Chang’s design took out bronze at the 2010 IDEA Awards.

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Crazy oil burner by Page Thirty Three

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By Clare Hillier in New Design on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Surely, this must be the holy grail of Essential Oil Burners. Inspired by science experiments and alchemy, this burner is from Page Thirty Three and has a Tasmanian Oak base, industrial clamp and glass flask. Plus, it comes with an Australian-made beeswax candle and Australian-grown lavender oil. What would could you need to become a nutty […]

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Pogo Remixes Disney

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By Clare Hillier in Video on Friday 14 October 2011

Nick Bertke (aka Pogo) slices, dices and mashes vocal samples from some of Disney’s most famous cartoons and films. His latest offering, Bloom, features samples from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. Not even the Wickedest Wicked Witch could resist the charm of this patchwork tune.

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The Kebab Lamp

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Monday 29 August 2011

Committee’s Kebab Lamp is the perfect type of odd ball. Created as an experiment in anti-design, each lamp stand is made by skewering a selection of found objects, antiques and other bit and bobs.

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Switcheroo: photos of friends swapping outfits

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By Clare Hillier in Cool Websites on Thursday 25 August 2011

Thank you Hana and your freakin’ funny series, Switcheroo. Who knew that photos of friends swapping outfits and poses could be so entertaining?! Such a simple concept. So superbly executed. Yet again proof that the simple things in life are definitely the best.

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Mall Rats: a photo essay by Michael Galinsky

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By Clare Hillier in New Photography on Saturday 18 June 2011

Big malls. Big mullets. Big double denim. In 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across America and documented malls along the way. He shot about 30 rolls of slide film in malls from Long Island to North Dakota and Seattle.

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Pleasure Pods

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By Clare Hillier in New Products on Saturday 21 May 2011

I’ve got a whole lotta love for Gatsby and Tibbs and their leather pods. Created by Nelly Phelan (ex-Sass & Bide, so you know she has fashion chops!), each pod is made using an artisan leather hardening technique called cuirbolli, which results in a sturdy, rustic aesthetic.

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