Cormack O'Connor Contributor

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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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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Anti-shark wetsuits from Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

If you love surfing or you think you’d like to try it but you’re deathly afraid of losing your limbs to a great white, fear no more. Australian company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems has your back. Collaborating with the University of Western Australia, the team came up with two different designs. The Warning Pattern was […]

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Logitech UE 900: The ultimate in-ear earphones

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 2 August 2013

If you’ve always wanted to try in-ear earphones but have never found a pair that fit well, you’re in luck. The Logitech Ultimate Ears 900 are the first pair of in-ear earphones to ever properly fit in my ears. And, gasp, they might just fit yours too.

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REVIEW: Splendour In The Grass 2013

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 2 August 2013

Splendour in the Grass 2013 was something of a homecoming; the first time the festival had been held at the new location of Byron Bay Parklands. Of course, with this change came a few major teething problems (none of which directly affected me) but the music made up for it all.

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Logitech UE 4000: Compact headphones with great sound

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Wednesday 31 July 2013

If you’re like me and hate the feeling of being weighed down by bulky headphones, but love the premium listening experience they typically provide, I’ve found the perfect solution. Logitech Ultimate Ears 4000 headphones. They’re economic, compact and durable. You know that’s the ultimate triple threat, right?

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Charlie & Co: Burger heaven in Sydney

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 July 2013

No matter what time of the day, a good burger is a good burger. We are firm believers in this and it is with no shame that we confess to having eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at Charlie & Co Burgers in Sydney. It’s a magical place where chili, beef, chicken, bacon, cheese and tasty […]

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Determinig the DNA of a perfect Espresso

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 July 2013

How far would you go to unlock the secret artistic wonder of coffee’s DNA? Probably not as far as Australian advertising agency Reborn did, modifying a Breville espresso machine to measure flow rate, temperature, pressure and when the use of steam was initiated. With this data, the team then got to work visualising it in […]

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Small House, Sydney: Grand architecture in the smallest of spaces

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Just a short walk from our Sydney Surry Hills office is Small House, a four story wonderland, comprised of 28 precast concrete wall panels which stand on a block of just 7m x 6m. Designed by Domenic Alvaro for himself and his wife, Small House took the approach of building upwards and made it work […]

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Your cat can now wear its very own hat

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Monday 22 July 2013

Who isn’t a fan of cats? I mean, really, you’d have to have some serious beef with a certain kitty to be a hater of all furry feline friends; not even my allergies will keep me away. One thing I do have a problem with though, is the lack of hats that my cat owns… […]

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Fight your fear of flying in Brisbane

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 22 July 2013

Is your fear of flying preventing you from seeing a bunch of places you want to see? Brisbane-based Flight Experience has just the course for you… Yes, you can now conquer your fear of flying within just a couple of sessions; consultations with a psych, a session with a certified pilot AND a flight simulation […]

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Personalised billboards to get you home safely

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 22 July 2013

We all know road safety is a massive issue wherever you come from, but what would make you really slow down and watch out for not only yourselves but others? The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) of Australia teamed up with the T20 Big Bash cricket teams to try and answer this question.

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Melbourne’s Prahran Hotel: A pub with a difference

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 16 July 2013

The pub: a gathering place for mates, families and colleagues, but above all, an Australian institution. The one thing pubs usually aren’t, however, is architecturally flattering (unless you’re into super old buildings which have probably soaked up more spilled alcohol then your average alcoholic). The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne is a pub with a difference. […]

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Octopus’s Garden: An innovative Australian florist just out of Sydney

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 15 July 2013

Florist, Octopus’s Garden, opened just a few months back, showcasing hanging terrariums, plants in vintage pieces, and pineapple bouquets. Located in Long Jetty (about an hour and a half north of Sydney), the shop really struck a chord with us through their unique approach to plants: nothing is too weird, too wonderful or too stylish […]

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Plastic drinking straws become vases

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Eco on Monday 15 July 2013

We’re supporters of initiatives that aim to cut down on waste, but it’s ideas like this that really capture our hearts. Sydney-based duo Supercyclers – Liane Rossler and Sarah Kings – design products that reuse and recycle, a reflected in their latest project, Yours to Care For, which transforms plastic drinking stores into tiny, unique […]

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Animals with Human Eyes in Australia: a campaign for the RSPCA

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 15 July 2013

Animal cruelty is a problem all around the world, but in Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is doing something about it in an interesting way. Replacing animals eyes with humans eyes on posters, the RSPCA is showing how similar we really are to our four footed friends (oh, and […]

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