Animals with Human Eyes in Australia: a campaign for the RSPCA

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 15 July 2013

Animal cruelty is a problem all around the world, but in Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is doing something about it in an interesting way. Replacing animals eyes with humans eyes on posters, the RSPCA is showing how similar we really are to our four footed friends (oh, and […]

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Lee Hadwin: a sleep-walking artist from Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 13 July 2013

Imagine if you had a hidden talent that only existed in your dreams, never being able to be transferred to your real life. What if you then found out that this talent was in fact real? This is kind of what happened to Welsh/Australian artist Lee Hadwin, a man with no inkling of being an […]

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Grandeur: an hilarious new Australian web series

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

Tanya Hennessy is an Australian actor who shot to fame after featuring in a television advertisement for The Toy and Gift Warehouse (a budget store which specialises in offering products at a reduced price). Of course, she’s since done what any burgeoning mega star would do: create a reality web series which follows her during […]

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Vadge badge: Felt vagina’s from Australia you can wear

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Wednesday 3 July 2013

If you’re looking for that special new addition to your outfit to spice up an occasion, look no further. Vadge Badge’s are the hottest new fashion trend for shocking and stirring all manner of people into a hot and heavy daze. Coming in a range of colours and prints, you have the ability to custom […]

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Australian artist recreates famous paintings using everyday items

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

DeviantArt is always a bustling hub of wonderful artistry, but it’s members like workbynight that really get me excited about it. The Australian-based digital artist takes everyday items, such as doughnuts, buttons and material patches, and smashes them together to recreate famous works of art. The resemblance is legitimately crazy.

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The Delite-O-Maitc: How far will people go for free snacks?

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Tuesday 25 June 2013

It’s interesting how far some people will go for certain rewards, but how far is too far? That’s what Australian snack company Fantastic Delites wanted to find out when they installed a “Delite-O-Matic” machine in the street. The machine required passersby to perform certain tasks in exchange for free snacks – the tasks ranging from […]

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Help Spencer Dale’s remarkable story come to light

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 11 June 2013

When Australian Spencer Dale was 26 he travelled to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, narrowly escaping capture by the communist Khmer Rouge fighters. After being rescued by General Norodom Chantaraingsey, the two shared an amazing friendship over the five following years which saw Dale fight in one of the bloodiest civil wars of modern times. Fourty two […]

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Photographing the faces of Sydney’s social housing service

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Unless you’re from Sydney, you’ve probably never heard of the small town of Airds. Lying on the ‘outskirts of the Australian dream’, Airds is known for its prominent social housing community; an often under-acknowledged and avoided area for those who have no purpose there. All this is set to change, though, with 70% of the […]

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Illegal art on legal Australian tender

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 11 June 2013

You really can’t blame this artist for being anonymous; we aren’t fans of $5000 fines or two year holidays in jail either. Popping up on the Internet quite randomly, the blog Bunchof5s is an extremely humorous and insanely clever art project which sees the Australian $5 note get more than one ah face-lift. Yes, good […]

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Outlandishly wild silk scarves by Sydney label Eager & Vane

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By Lost At E Minor in New Fashion on Friday 31 May 2013

A fashion label that doesn’t give a hoot about fashion? You heard right. New Sydney design collective Eager & Vane certainly don’t. They are creating wild and outlandish silk scarves in joyous prints with surrealist motifs for the oblivious trendsetter: scarves that make the wearer feel as individual and special as their designs. The three […]

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Byron Bay’s Sunski sunglasses: Returning from the dead

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Sunski sunglasses were practically an Australian institution, but over time people forgot about them and they were nearly lost to the pages of history. Enter American duo, Tom and Michael – saviours of the Sunski. Three years ago Tom returned from a surfing trip to Australia with a few pairs of the classic sunglasses in […]

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Sexy lingerie for men: a questionable venture out of Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Out of all the countries in the world, you really wouldn’t expect Australia to be leading the revolution in sexy lingerie for men – but they are. Designed by Australia store HommeMystere, the bras, panties and nightgowns are a world away from a mans usual underwear of choice.

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Qantas creates books that only last for the flight

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Australian airline Qantas have always been at the forefront of innovation. Partnering with advertising network Droga5 and publishers Hachette, their latest initiative sees the airline creating a series of novels that last for only as long as the flight. Entitled ‘Stories For Every Journey’, the series is a pretty neat idea. The only we problem […]

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Australian band Pigeon’s epic Daft Punk live medley

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 23 May 2013

It seems Australia has had a bad case of Daft Punk fever this last week, with the iconic band’s latest release, Random Access Memories, being launched in the country town of Wee Waa. Brisbane band Pigeon have been diagnosed with a particularly bad case, posting up a medley of a number of Daft Punks hits […]

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Non destructive masking tape graffiti by Australian artist Buff Diss

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 18 May 2013

Buff Diss is an amazing street artist from Australia who creates insane masking tape graffiti. If you’re thinking the use of tape would be detrimental to the the designs he could create, you are very wrong. Diss’ designs are intricate, well thought-out and easily removeable. What more could you ask for? Although, I’m not too sure you would want to remove the works of art. They make a lot of the spaces look a lot better, in my opinion.

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