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Beautiful dresses by Katie Louise Ford

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By Lilian Darmono in New Fashion on Monday 2 January 2012

I was on the hunt for the perfect red swing dress, when I first came across Katie Louise Ford’s work. Her gorgeous dresses are inspired by classic children’s books, and the sweetly nostalgic era of the forties and fifties. I also love her blog, filled with lots of gorgeous things that inspire her, some unusual dressmaking projects, and lovely photography.

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Accidental Chinese Hipsters

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By Lilian Darmono in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 November 2011

Yes, you read that right. The blog’s byline is: ‘A loving gaze cast upon the grandmother wearing dayglow jeggings and a visor’. And the About section simply says: ‘I am not a racist’.

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Collaboration between Lillian Darmono and Mungo Horey

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By Lilian Darmono in New Design on Wednesday 23 November 2011

My entire professional life has been about creating designs that belong strictly in the digital realm. So after eight years, I decided to join my fellow designers and artists in creating physical products that I can touch, feel, and share with others in a much more immediate way.

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Brewcycle: coffee cart attached to a bike in Melbourne

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By Lilian Darmono in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 November 2011

The perfect summer beverage this year in Melbourne is Vietnamese style ice coffee (espresso plus condensed milk plus ice), brought to you by the good folks at Coffee Supreme. Served from a ‘brewcycle’ (coffee cart attached to a bike), this donation-only treat doesn’t have a fixed schedule and is weather dependent. Is there anything more […]

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Radiolab: science show that turns to art over science

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By Lilian Darmono in New Trends on Thursday 3 November 2011

Possibly the only science show on the radio that tells you to turn to art when science fails to answer the deepest questions of our existence. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the presenters, talk to some of the brightest minds of our civilization about serious issues like ‘Where does the soul reside in our body?’ ‘Where is the edge of the universe?’ or silly ones like ‘Why can cats fall from the 42nd floor and not die?’

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Much Ado About Nothing: a Joss Whedon film

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By Lilian Darmono in New Film on Wednesday 2 November 2011

In a lesson of ‘one for the hustle, one for the love’, Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s creator, the TV series, not the film) announced that he’s wrapped principal photography on his version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, right after he finished shooting The Avengers.

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The Postmarks cover One-Note Samba

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By Lilian Darmono in New Music on Wednesday 2 November 2011

I came across this band a couple of years ago, via KCRW’s Top Tunes podcast (which is great, as it gives you a free song every day handpicked by their amazing DJs). The tune that drew me in was their rendition of One-Note Samba. But I hadn’t delved into their discography until last week. This […]

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