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Celebrity Tea Bags by Donkey Products

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Design on Tuesday 26 June 2012

Ever wanted to cosy up with Obama or tea bag the Queen? German design label,Donkey Products, have produced an awesome line of tea bags where you can do just that – designing tea bag sets decked with personalities from Prince Charles to Mr T(ea).

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Clever animated video to promote online bookseller Good Books

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Monday 25 June 2012

Liberating the spirits of the great Hunter S. Thompson and Franz Kafka, this unique masterpiece of an animation unites great writing with imaginative visuals, shape shifting the audience into the mental state of a mad man. Produced to promote online bookseller and charitable organization Good Books, Metamorphosis, a teamwork project directed by Buck, is a […]

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Australian soul singer Alphamama

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Music on Tuesday 21 February 2012

Boasting a combination of urban soul, electric, pop and reggae, Australian artist Alphamama encompasses a Queendom quality that will mesmerize and energize. With her ability to hit notes like a soul Mama, then just as easily rip into a Hip Hop beat with an impressive rap, Alphamama possesses fearless versatility. She releases her album, Truths, Trips and […]

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Epic statement jewellery by Anita Quansah

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Fashion on Thursday 1 December 2011

With statement jewellery being both physically and fashionably bigger than ever, UK designer Anita Quansah fashions brassy bold pieces, evoking a boho chic that looks as though they’ve been crafted for a modish tribe.

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Australian hip hop artist Iggy Azalea

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Music on Thursday 1 December 2011

At first glance, Australian hip hop artist Iggy Azalea seems like the typical girl next door. That is, if the girl next door could write and rap rhymes like the kids in the big league. At just 21, Azalea isn’t just a pretty face. She recently dropped her free to download mixtape, Ignorant Art and there’s no doubt […]

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Challenge to the parents of America

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Friday 11 November 2011

With Halloween just passed, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel put out a challenge to all parents of America to deliver the ultimate Halloween trick to their kids: telling their children the day after Halloween that they had eaten all of their hard earned candy. Oh, and to video the reaction, of course! What sounds like […]

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Stolen: documentary about an Algerian refugee camp

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Film on Saturday 10 September 2011

A film intending to document a family reunion set in an Algerian refugee camp, Australian directors Dan Fallshaw and Violeta Ayala discover a whole other world when filming the award-winning documentary Stolen. Exposing that slavery is still a major issue in the Polisario governed camp, Stolen has sparked mass controversy, bringing light to a present […]

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Lachie Hinton

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Saturday 10 September 2011

Expressing an air of freedom, Sydney artist Lachie Hinton’s work explodes with colour and personality as he drops all limitations to ‘deviate from standard and expectation’. Combining charcoal, ink and acrylic, Hinton breathes life into his caricatures’, creating quirky, eccentric and beautiful subjects.

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The Ricky Gervais Show animated TV series

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Saturday 10 September 2011

Appearing in the Guinness Book of Records as the most downloaded podcast in the world, The Ricky Gervais Show, now turned animated mini-series, is simply one of the best smart-witted comedic shows I’ve come across.

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Neil Krug

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Photography on Saturday 6 August 2011

Injecting you back into the 70s with his expired polaroids, director and photographer Neil Krug’s work will encourage you to pull out your Hendrix records and flash back to the days that were. Capturing beautiful yet simple images recreating a psychedelic world of cowboys and Indians, and all with a vintage feel, Krug encapsulates that golden era of music with an impressive portfolio of work ranging from music videos and photography for bands like Tame Impala, My Chemical Romance and Ladytron.

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Eikoh Hosoe: pioneering Japanese photographer

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Photography on Thursday 30 June 2011

Known for his black and white close-ups of the human body, Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe is one of the pioneers who breathed life into the art of photography. He helped turned photography into an art form full of symbolism and depth as he produced dark yet beautiful avante-garde images, focusing on war, sex and death.

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Bizarre Bazaar: taking over Sydney’s laneways

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Events on Wednesday 29 June 2011

The free event Bizarre Bazaar flaunts talented local designers whilst engulfing Sydney’s burgeoning laneway culture. Combining fashion, music and bar life, Bizarre Bazaar breathes life into the nooks of Sydney’s city, in much the same way that Melbourne has been noted for.

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JR’s artwork on the streets of New York

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Tuesday 28 June 2011

Well known for using everyday people to create large artistic impact, street artist and photographer JR has undertaken a new project upon winning the 2011 TED prize. His work has just been unveiled on New York’s bustling Houston St.

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TuneIn Radio: an app featuring 50,000 radio stations

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Trends on Thursday 23 June 2011

With the introduction of the free app TuneIn Radio, the charms of the ‘wireless’ (no, not that wireless. We’re talking old school here) can finally be re-discovered. With more than 50,000 of the world’s radio stations tuned in, punch in a genre and you could be listening to stations from DubstepFM to DooWop Cafe wherever […]

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How to Report the News: a parody by Charlie Brooker

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Friday 27 May 2011

Charlie Brooker’s parody of a news report couldn’t be anymore spot on! If only the real news could be this entertaining each evening.

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