While Big Day Out is an institution and right of passage for any young Australian who lives close enough to a capital city, 2014′s instalment kind of had me wondering – why isn’t this sold out and where the hell is everyone? Perhaps it was that the day fell on Australia Day – a bogan excuse to get drunk and spit “national pride” into the faces of anyone who’ll come close enough to you, or perhaps it’s that the “big festival” is a dying breed in Australia. Whatever the cause – y’all missed out.
It’s safe to assume that weird things can happen in Australia. Gators in your pool, spiders in your toilet, Lionel Richie in your fridge… Wait, what? In a funny advertisement by Tap King, a home system for draught beer, various men are seen opening their fridge with no luck in finding anything worthwhile. In comes […]
In the Australian town of Coolangatta, there’s a cat whose claim to fame is to be the Tony Hawk of felines. Didga, the skateboarding cat, was seen cruising through town on his motorized skateboard name Ollie. People left and right couldn’t believe their eyes with what they were seeing. What’s more impressive is that Didga […]
Well, that escalated quickly. ‘Set Yourself Free’ is an Australian public service announcement in which a group of students sneak out of class, hop onto a hipster van, and head to the beach to do very cheesy stuff. We’re not going to spoil you on what happens next, but we promise it’s going to be […]
First spiders, then crocodiles, now Anaconda-sized earthworms? Australia is really making it hard for me to pay them a visit. The Giant Gippsland, which can be found in Gippsland in the south-eastern part of Australia, is 31 inches long and one inch thick. That makes it the world’s largest species of earthworms. But worry not, […]
Whenever you head down to your local grocery store, you expect to see an array of fresh food that will keep long enough for you to chow down on it once it’s home. But what if you turned up and all of the produce was rotten? Well that’s exactly what happened to those people who […]
Australian product development studio SwatchMate have come up with one of the most innovative design tools we’ve seen yet: the Cube, which gives you the ability to design and make art with colours from the real world. Basically, it’s a colour scanner which sends data about the colour it sees to your smartphone – or […]
As well as you dress whenever you’re out, we all know that you find guilty, guilty comfort in your tracksuit while at home. It’s ok, we all do. However, what if it were made of stone? The one you’re looking at is. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton is changing the way we think about art material by taking it out of context.
If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]
We all like to make a bit of extra cash and investing in companies seems like a pretty popular way to do it. Of course, there are some pretty popular shares to buy depending on what takes your fancy – mining companies, banks and tech companies are doing very well. But if you’re looking for […]
The weather is hot and the days are long. For Australian music lovers such as ourselves, this can only mean one thing: the Big Day Out is not far away. But with so many great acts to see in the one day, we’ve done you a favour and narrowed down the long list of bands to see to a few definites. Of course, there are the headliners (Pearl Jam and Arcade Fire), and the other big guns (The Hives, Beady Eye, Deftones, Snoop Lion and Flume), but you need to know about these up-and-comers. So grab out a crayon and get ready to scribble these names down.
On the south coast of Victoria, Australia, strong winds and harsh rain constantly bring their fury on local houses. To deter the prevailing elements, Sydney-based James Stockwell has come up with a simple but effective house design, turn its back on the wind. Inspired by sand dunes, the structure turns its back from the wind […]
Blood and guts will flood the streets of Australia and main characters will get killed. Ok maybe not, but Virgin Mobile and Havas/One Green Bean started Game of Phones, an alternate reality game inspired by the George RR Martin series. No Red Weddings will happen when you play it (thank god) but you can earn […]
The Melbourne-based artist/human Benk has created a series of illustrations that toys with the interrelationships between humanity and nature. We see birds almost every day of our lives. We hardly notice them, I certainly don’t feel as if I live among birds, but we all do. These illustrations portray humans wearing bird masks, showing the […]
The tragic pig-napping of Kevin Bacon and his farm buddy, Bradley the Lamb, made international headlines after their family at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney sounded the alarm. Facebook was all abuzz with the news and local Aussies took the hunt for the missing swine to the streets. But after further investigation, some question whether the […]