Stephanie Têtu ‘Age of Innocence’ paintings

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By Emma Gardiner in New Art on Friday 23 September 2011

There is no one on earth who wouldn’t like a bunch of Stephanie Têtu’s exquisite flowers delivered to their door. The works in her ‘Age of Innocence’ collection have names like Madame Bovary, Courtisane, Mademoiselle Beatrice and Eurydice. Pure romance for old-fashioned hearts.

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A Tavola’s Primavera slow food dinner

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By Emma Gardiner in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 September 2011

This week I was lucky enough to be invited along to A Tavola’s Primavera Slow Food dinner. The eight-course menu showcased organic produce from the Northern Rivers region, matched with Byron Bay craft beer Stone & Wood and biodynamic wine from Mudgee’s Thistle Hill.

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Li Wei photography

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By Emma Gardiner in New Photography on Friday 23 September 2011

This is not Photoshop. Chinese photographer Li Wei uses real life hardware such as wires and mirrors to construct his ‘impossible’ pictures. Monkey magical.

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Jack Carty’s One Thousand Origami Birds

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By Emma Gardiner in New Music on Wednesday 21 September 2011

Jack is the kind of musician who bewitches you with his poetic lyrics but who also makes you want to throw your undies at him. The kid is hawt. But back to his songs, oh boy. His new album One Thousand Origami Birds is at times wistful and at times rollicking – just like a […]

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Terry Gillespie’s weird landscape photography

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By Emma Gardiner in New Photography on Wednesday 21 September 2011

Terry is a pretty laidback dude but his photography makes you there is something broody and thinky underneath his beautifully tattooed exterior. In his collection, Terry shoots widescreen scenes that make you feel kinda small.

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Meet Me At Mike’s: Still so good

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By Emma Gardiner in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 September 2011

I have been in love with Pip Lincolne from Meet me at Mike’s for, like, ever. She writes with such whimsy, gentleness and affection for her readers, tells heart warming stories about her friends and family and inspires her crafty devotees by sharing her wild creative projects. J’adore, j’adore, j’adore!

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Lydra handmade bags

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By Emma Gardiner in New Fashion on Tuesday 20 September 2011

Lydra bags are made in the exact opposite of a sweat shop. Take Fiorina; one of the artisans that creates these beautiful bags made from recycled and sustainable fabrics. She is 81 years old, she volunteers at the op shop down the road and she is a skilled stitcher, having spent her life working as a seamstress. Fiorina is a ninja with a Bernina and she loves putting her skills to good use.

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Miss Van’s awesome paintings

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By Emma Gardiner in New Art on Tuesday 20 September 2011

Miss Van’s paintings of luscious, dark sex kittens started their life on street corners but, like a lot of graffiti art, have now been elevated to the galleries of Paris. Her technique has become more sophisticated but her subject matter remains the same; salacious, strange and sad.

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SheGoes: a travel blog for adventurous people

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Monday 19 September 2011

We’re big fans of the Australian-based blog, SheGoes, which is run by Emma Gardiner and focuses on interesting travel trivia, travel inspiration and first-hand unpaid reviews from people just like you and, erm, me. As the site says: ‘The world is a big, fascinating, beautiful place. SheGoes is all about arming you with exploration information’. […]

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