Meet the skateboarding feline of Coolangatta, Australia

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 15 February 2014

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 […]

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Australia’s very unexpected public service announcement

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 5 February 2014

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 […]

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The Giant Gippsland: Australia’s monster earthworms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 16 January 2014

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, […]

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Grocery store sells rotten fruit to raise awareness about food wastage

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 13 January 2014

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 […]

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The Cube: make art with colours from the real world

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By Cormack O'Connor in Tech on Sunday 12 January 2014

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 […]

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Stone Clothing makes clothes out of, er, stone

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 11 January 2014

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.

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Win a night out with Aussie funnyman Chris Taylor

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Saturday 11 January 2014

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 […]

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Looking to invest? Buy shares in this Melbourne brothel

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 7 January 2014

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 […]

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Australia’s 2014 Big Day Out must see acts

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 3 January 2014

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.

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Sand dune-inspired house in Victoria, Australia

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Thursday 12 December 2013

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 […]

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A Game of Phones on the streets of Australia

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 4 December 2013

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 […]

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Human/bird illustrations by Melbourne artist Benk

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By Benk in New Illustration on Saturday 9 November 2013

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 […]

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Was the pig-napping of Kevin Bacon just a publicity stunt for a Sydney cafe?

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 26 October 2013

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 […]

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Baby kangaroo and baby wombat as BFFs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

They say that in Australia, everything is, like, a million times more dangerous. Well, maybe what they failed to tell us was, everything’s also a million times cuter. A pair of orphan animals in a rescue centre in Victoria, Australia have become BFFs. No, this doesn’t involve a cat or a dog. This is Australia, […]

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Melbourne-based online and pop-up store The SuperCool

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Welcome to The Super Cool, an online and pop-up store in Melbourne that reminds us of the coolest Pinterest board you’ve ever seen, and where everything is for sale. The site offers up everything from neon cushions to vintage match jars and will very quickly make your house the coolest space in town. That is […]

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