Last Friday, the first solar eclipse of the year was visible to a lucky few in Western Australia and some Pacific Islands. The unique celestial event created a ‘ring of fire’ pattern as the moon came between us earthlings and the sun. Though it is dangerous to look straight at an eclipse, audiences were provided […]
The Opera House and Samsung Electronics Australia recently announced a three-year partnership and collaboration that will transform the Opera House using Samsung’s state-of-the-art technology. The two brands will work together to enhance the Opera House experience through the addition of interactive digital display screens, new mobile technologies, and a multimedia education facility. To celebrate this […]
Random House, The Footpath Library, and BMF have joined forces to re-gift the gift of reading to homeless and disadvantaged Australians. The Mailbooks for Good project is simple: buy a book, read it, and post it to a charity for free. Each book features a cleverly designed dust jacket which transforms into a pre-paid, pre-addressed […]
We’ve seen all types of lakes: blue, mossy, muddy… so Lake Hillier completely defies our notions of what lakes should look like. The lake water in it is completely pink and looks like strawberry milk. The hue is thought by biologists to be caused by low nutrient concentrations as well as the dunaliella salina and […]
Ever since it opened back in 2000, ABICUS has been my favourite store. Run by husband and wife duo Tim McPhee (yes, of Firekites fame) and Tiffany Minell, ABICUS brings the best of fashion and music together and serves it up on a shiny slab of amazingly polished concrete. We caught up with Tiff to […]
For the ninth year in a row, Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia has been transformed into a haven of cool sculptures. These boats are part of last years exhibit. Each origami boat was folded by hand and dipped in wax. Each little boat even had drainage holes in case rain tried to sink them. The even […]
Located on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne, Willow Creek Vineyard is the site for a new Cellar Door and Bistro designed by Carr. The architecture and interior of the Cellar Door and Bistro reflects a strong contemporary design that sits embedded in the rural landscape adjacent to the original Edwardian house. The new architectural […]
What’s cuter than a cuddly kangaroo taking a nap? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. These photos were taken of australian kangaroos while they napped during the heat of the day. As it turns out, these marsupials are more active in the morning and then late at night. They nap during the day to deal with the extreme […]
By Sam Pryor in Video on Thursday 11 October 2012
Super Dingo is an aggressively satirical, sci-fi comedy series, which follows the arduous adventures of an elite team of Secret Bush Agents with super human skills and an unflinching pledge to protect their beloved outback from pirates, hippies and various other threats. It has been described as an ‘unapologetically stereotyped’ and ‘absurdly mythologised’ version of […]
By Ben Lee in Cool Websites on Sunday 9 September 2012
Michael Jason Enriquez, the photoshop wiz behind Cholafied, takes actual mugshots of current celebs and combines them with vintage mugshots of whores, gangsters, fraudsters, and crooks from 1920′s Australia.
Mad scientist roasting, less than consistent opening hours, and great products make Swig Coffee undeniably desirable. Green coffee beans are sourced from around the globe and roasted in Gippsland, Australia. If you manage to find the industrial unit they operate out of open, the proprieter is known to give out some free samples to get […]
A friend of mine recently moved to Tasmania to further her studies and did some road trips while she was there. From her pictures, I came across Triassic sandstone formations called the Painted Cliffs. It is a very picturesque site with amazing photographic opportunities. I am totally in awe of the lines, the textures, the shapes, and the colours of the formation. It’s a wonderful piece of organic art. Nature certainly makes a great painter.
I’ve recently taken up knitting as a way to soothe the daily desktop grind and in an attempt to disconnect from my deep technology immersion. I hit the needles in the early evenings, and I find it reconnects me with my love of tactile creation. Knitting is also a strange repetitive form of mediation. I got a bit knitting crazy and recently set off on an online hunt to find all things knitting. I quickly found Yokoo, who is simply known as Yokoo.
Brisbane four-piece, Last Dinosaurs, recently dropped their debut album, In a Million Years, and it’s one of the best indie albums to come out of Australia in a long time. I’m currently hooked on the track, Weekend. They’re amiable boys. Now support them already, k?
Be original this Christmas and forget about the usual chocolate box/book/perfume. From $25 per month, you could support the Australian Koala Foundation by adopting a cuddly marsupial as a gift. How about Rocky or Serenity, or maybe Rose? They are all so cute that it’s impossible to choose only one.