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Cormack O'Connor

Cormack is a young writer/photographer from Newcastle who shot his first music festival at age fifteen. When he's not writing or photographing, you'll find him stumbling around gigs in Sydney and Newcastle or soaking up culture and coffee in Melbourne.

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Interview with Sydney’s Extreme Gelati DJs

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 21 November 2013

As last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney we were all treated to a set by Extreme Gelati DJs, aka Carla Uriarte and Todd Andrews.

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Interview with Sydney illustrator Carla Uriarte, one half of Extreme Gelati DJs

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

At last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney, I got chatting with the wonderful Carla Uriarte – one half of Extreme Gelati DJs but also an illustrator, artist and blogger in her own right.

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Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age coming down under

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 8 November 2013

It’s not often that things that are ‘too good to be true’ actually come true. Luckily for us Australians, THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. Yes, Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age are joining forces for eight co-headline tour dates here in March 2014. It’s been a long four years since Nine Inch Nails […]

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The Grounds Alexandria: the perfect country escape in the city

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Imagine being stuck in the beautiful (ha) industrial area of Alexandria on an early weekend morning having not yet had breakfast. I bet you’re feeling pretty miserable right now. I was too, until, like an oasis in the desert, I stumbled upon The Grounds. What is The Grounds, I hear you say? Well, it may […]

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Jimmy Figg’s Bare-Knuckled Barber in Newcastle

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

It happens all the time; things that were once great go out of fashion. But the good things come back: Vinyl, film cameras, acid wash denim, and of course, old fashioned barbers. Well, at least in Newcastle. Jimmy Figg’s Bare-Knuckle Barber is the place to go for a traditional shave or haircut. And at a […]

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Melbourne-based online and pop-up store The SuperCool

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Welcome to The Super Cool, an online and pop-up store in Melbourne that reminds us of the coolest Pinterest board you’ve ever seen, and where everything is for sale. The site offers up everything from neon cushions to vintage match jars and will very quickly make your house the coolest space in town. That is […]

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Review: OutsideIn Festival 2013, Sydney, Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Taking out the top spot as my favourite festival experience of 2012, I was more then excited to be returning to the Factory Theatre for OutsideIn 2013. There’s something about the underground electronic music scene that gets my heart racing – the bass, the amazing visuals, that feeling of being part of something truly special.

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Fontspotting: a challenge for typography nerds

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 27 September 2013

So you claim to be a typography nerd, do you? Well, we have just the challenge for you. Australian-based creatives, Dustin de Souza and Jessica Witt, have come up with a game that may be your undoing… or your making. FontSpotting is a flashcard game which tests players’ knowledge about the names of different typefaces. […]

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Illuminating Darkness: A new exhibition by Lexi Land

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Sydney-based artist Lexi Land is known to be as mysterious as she is revealing; creating amazing works of art that dabble in the strange and dark. Ahead of her new exhibition ILLUMINATING DARKNESS ‘Dissected Dreamscapes of a Lunartic’, we sat down with Land to discover what makes her tick. The answer? Whisky and porn, of […]

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Logitech UE 6000: Stylish headphones; big bass sound

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

Quality headphones are a must in these modern times, and it doesn’t hurt if they look good as well. That’s where the Logitech Ultimate Ears 6000 come in. Comfortable, well pitched, and offering a beefy sound, these over-ear headphones also harbour an array of helpful features.

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Roberts and Hassett footwear: A leather addict’s dream

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Thursday 8 August 2013

If you haven’t taken the plunge yet on a good pair of leather shoes, and you want to, you should probably go all out with a pair of Roberts & Hassett shoes from Australia. Made from local kangaroo leather, the boots are hand-welted with hand-spun linen threads and hand-stitched outsoles. I know, it’s a lot […]

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Botanical Cuisine: Raw, vegan delights in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Something that I’ve been really looking into lately is eating raw and vegan. I mean, I could never do it full time (I like ALL food way too much), but I think incorporating more raw and vegan products into my diet is a good idea. Luckily, there’s an awesome Melbourne company called Botanical Cuisine which […]

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Fleetwood Macchiato: Sydney’s own slice of coffee nerd heaven

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.

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Unempire: arty socks out of Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Socks suck when they aren’t keeping your feet warm. They smell, they’re boring, and they’re forever getting new holes. That was until Australian company Unempire eradicated all the bad parts. Stylish and comfortable, these socks are the bees knees of the foot warming world. One size fits all and the socks are durable. Also, the […]

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Gumbo Kitchen: New Orleans-style eats in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 6 August 2013

While I was away at the music festival, Splendour in the Grass, I came across one of the finest food trucks that Australia has to offer – Gumbo Kitchen. Typically based in Melbourne, the truck serves up the tastiest New Orleans-style foods at various locations around Melbourne. Ordering up a big bowl of Cajun chicken […]

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