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Imaginative pop culture icons drawn by Fabian Ciraolo

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

I love everything about Fab Ciraolo’s artwork: the hues, warped placement, and his imagination. In particular, I dig the way he magically portrays characters and pop icons (Ms. Monroe, The Exorcist, Dorothy, Mother Teresa, Edward Scissor Hands and Aaliyah, to name a few). It’s seductive, you can’t ignore it.

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Awesome Unicorn Onesie by SAZAC

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By Michelle Wilding in New Fashion on Friday 26 July 2013

My best friend tells me all the time she wants to be a rare and mystical unicorn. Thanks to SAZAC, this plush Japanese Unicorn Kigurumi Onesie, with its furry pink mane and tail, can make her dreams come true.

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Illustrations of grown-up cartoons by Celeste Pille

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By Michelle Wilding in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Nebraskan-born Celeste Pille has put our kiddy-imaginations to rest, drawing images of popular cartoon characters appearing adult-like and all grown up! Those who watched Rug Rats, Hey Arnold, Pepper Ann and The Magic School Bus in the 90’s will understand.

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Erno-Erik Raitanen’s All You Can Eat artwork

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Monday 22 July 2013

On first peak, I thought I was looking at pink hanging flesh accompanied by dripping blood. It’s good to know that the main ingredient in Erno-Erik Raitanen’s ‘All You Can Eat’ artwork is pure cotton candy (‘fairy floss’ for us Aussies).

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Mixed media art by CANTSTOPGOODBOY

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Friday 19 July 2013

LA native CANTSTOPGOODBOY is a self-taught, upcoming artist who already has Sony, TOMS Shoes, Absolute Vodka and Coachella client bragging rights under his belt. Big on implementing mixed media techniques, his style abounds with brightly coloured pop culture imagery and vintage comics that evoke positivity. Catch sixteen original paintings, some small installations and an exclusive mural at his ‘C.S.G.B’ exhibit at Hollywood’s PROJECT Gallery. The show kicked off yesterday.

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Let’s Cafe in Taiwan prints customers’ pictures on their coffee

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By Michelle Wilding in Video on Friday 19 July 2013

Leaves. Love hearts. Smiley faces. I’m easily impressed when it comes to creative baristas etching cute decorations on top of my morning latte. But Taiwanese coffee shop, Let’s Café, certainly takes the cake by printing their customers’ own photos onto ordered coffees. It’s all thanks to an elite coffee machine that uses cocoa powder, latte […]

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Blackboard Adventures: photo series by Anna Eftimie

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By Michelle Wilding in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

Most baby and children’s portraits hanging on family walls tend to look run of the mill. California-based Anna Eftimie, on the other hand, brings said photography products to life. Check out her award-winning Blackboard Adventures photo series. She shoots little bubs on chalkboards, while her husband chalks out the creative scenarios.

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El Topo at The Eastern in Sydney’s Bondi Junction

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Bondi Junction’s beloved Eastern Hotel has a new Mexican hot spot gracing its top floor: El Topo Roof Top Bar. With over 100 Mexican spirits in stock, patrons have access to the largest range of mezcals, sotols and tequilas in Australia. Plus, there’s lip-smacking Wahacan fare to indulge in, too. I was lucky to attend […]

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Antidote: an aesthetically pleasing Sydney cafe/bakery

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Friday 19 April 2013

Mmm! I’m loving the caffeine fixes at Antidote, just as much as I fancy their bakery treats and chilled green teas. What’s more, the place is aesthetically pleasing. There’s no impersonal counter when it’s ordering time and the baristas greet you by name and approach you when your order is ready. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill, […]

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Turf on fingernails diorama by Alice Bartlett

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Thursday 18 April 2013

As a nail-enthusiast myself, I’ve seen a considerable share of artsy creations. Suffice to say, this turf on fingernails diorama by Alice Bartlett is one creation that takes the cake for uniqueness.

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Illustration series explores Disney characters in the flesh, literally!

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Thursday 18 April 2013

DeviantArt’s Alessandro Conti has unveiled Inhuman Disney Anatomy, a very imaginative illustration series exploring our favourite Disney characters and their insides. I bet you’re all wondering why Goofy is the only one with a wiener, huh?

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McDonald’s takeaway food bags transformed into works of art

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Thursday 18 April 2013

New York-based Japanese artist Yuken Teruya has put eating at Mickey Dee’s to good use. He’s renowned for making stunning paper forests out of throwaway objects. This time, he’s magically turned McDonald’s takeaway food bags into works of art. Check out his stunning handcrafted miniature tree.

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Egg nest paperclip organiser

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By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Thursday 18 April 2013

Easter may have come and gone in a flash, but you don’t have to stop your eggcellent spirit. Just grab this nifty egg nest paperclip organiser and your desk will be the talk of the office. If it’s not, the paperclips will still flock to it.

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Melbourne’s Rowena Martinich: Colouring outside the lines

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Mummy and daddy told us to try and draw inside colouring book lines while growing up. Rowena Martinich’s parents must have been an exception. The Melbourne-based artist is an abstract expressionist with a difference, blurring Greenbergian formalism with edgy street art practices. She has a love affair with making her mark known in everyday public […]

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The Croft Institute, a secret bar in Melbourne

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Us Sydney-folk love to drink alcoholic beverages out of teapots (The World Bar). This secret hangout tucked away at the end of Melbourne CBD’s Croft Alley prefers to serve drinking in an even more outlandish way: syringes! Yes, you are reading correct. The Croft Institute is all for innovation and yummy shots are served in […]

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