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Australian comedian Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Friday 13 May 2011

Using his gift of satire and parody, Australian comedian and writer Chris Lilley is back with Angry Boys, a mockumentary styled series in which appraises the male in the 21st century.

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Pimp My Kicks: design your own sneakers

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Trends on Friday 13 May 2011

Buying a brand new pair of kicks is already a jizzworthy experience, but customizing your own? Well, that’s just a little bit too exciting. At Pimp My Kicks you can deck out sneakers from dunks to chucks with whatever your heart desires. Fill out an order form with your ideas and images and in no […]

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Sooners

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Music on Thursday 31 March 2011

Stirring up indie, electronic, rock and ambient genres, is the striking enigmatic sounds of Sydney-based band, Sooners. With influences including Low, Toe, and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sooners will soon be releasing their double single on 7” vinyl. How about that!

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Australian designer Camilla Franks

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Fashion on Friday 18 February 2011

With designs that will transform any woman into a goddess, Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks creates spectacular garments combining bold colours and wild animal prints with a soft free-flowing aesthetic. Franks’ collections are especially versatile, from casual playsuits to her iconic kaftans.

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The Trustworthiness of Beards

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Design on Thursday 17 February 2011

Ever seen a beard you can’t trust? Yes, me too. Well, here’s a witty Beard Chart visualisation that can be used as a guideline to help us all out.

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Sarah Beetson’s I Dream in Celluloid exhibition

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Events on Saturday 5 February 2011

Premiering her fourth solo exhibition, I Dream in Celluloid, Australian artist Sarah Beetson’s work presents the strange and beautiful world of lucid dreaming. With images inspired by Beetson’s dreams and memories, the exhibition will feature everything from hand-painted quilt to a stop-motion animation of her completing one of her works. Beetson’s fantastical show will start on the Gold Coast on February 19, with ten percent of all opening night sales being donated to The Queensland Flood Appeal.

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Julian Shaw’s Cup Of Dreams documentary

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Film on Saturday 5 February 2011

AFI Award-winning film journalist and BFI-winning director Julian Shaw, is a young and highly accomplished talent whose passion for film motivated his first award-winning documentary, Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story, at just sixteen years of age. Shaw delivers profound intelligence and maturity through his work, currently working on his documentary, Cup Of Dreams, Shaw exposes the […]

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Will Glowsticks Blend? Damn right

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Friday 21 January 2011

Every asked the question ‘Will it Blend?’ No? Well, you will now! Starting as a series of infomercials that have now turned viral on YouTube, the Will it Blend? videos consist of Blendtec founder Tom Dickson attempting to blend items, whether it be golf clubs, an iPad or a Wii remote.

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Ralph and Duchess jewellery

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Fashion on Friday 19 November 2010

Created by New York designer Rochelle Goldberg, Ralph and Duchess jewellery pieces look as though they’ve been discovered from the Victorian era. As Goldberg’s collections have a sense of history coupled with a nature theme, each piece uses materials like pearls, gems, silver, bronze and gold vermeil.

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

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By Stephanie Yazbek in Video on Friday 19 November 2010

After his claim to fame in the comedy film The Hangover, comedian Zach Galifianakis’ has sparked an underground following with his own series, Between Two Ferns, for the Will Farrell production company, Funny or Die. In these skits, Galifianakis inappropriately interviews celebrity pals, creating awkwardness through his bizarre interview questions where he almost directly insults […]

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Cartrider by Jaebeom Jeong

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Design on Friday 19 November 2010

Korean designer Jaebeom Jeong has got the idea. Jeong fulfils every drunken person’s dream (who’s ever ridden a shopping cart home) by turning a cart into a bicycle.

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Interview with Australian artist Bindi Booth

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Illustration on Thursday 28 October 2010

Thrilled by her gorgeous illustrations, we caught up with Australian illustrator Bindi Booth to gain an insight into the colourful world of such a wonderful young talent.

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Myia Bonner

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Fashion on Thursday 19 August 2010

Affordable diamonds no longer has to be an oxymoron. Myia Bonner’s innovative jewellery collection takes the diamond as an icon and represents it in new form, carrying the rarity and glitz of the real deal with a disarmingly fresh approach.

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Melissa Kojima

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Illustration on Tuesday 27 July 2010

Los Angeles-based illustrator Melissa Kojima has recently completed a new series of artwork perfectly described in its title, Lost In LA LA Land. Kojima’s creations are fantastical, as she blends acrylic paint, India ink and collage to create a dreamy, wild and wonderful world.

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Australian stencil artist 23rdkey

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Thursday 22 July 2010

Jessica Kease, who goes by the alias 23rdkey, is an Australian stencil artist who understands the definitions of detail and layering. As a stencil art myself, I respect the intricacy that goes into the construction of stencils and 23rdkey blows my mind with her complex designs. She has featured in Deviant Art for her piece Grind On My Face, a stencil of her flattened face on a skate deck.

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