The Bubble Mermaid dress: designed by Ashley Conchieri

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By Lost At E Minor in New Fashion on Monday 14 May 2012

You could say that the young designer, Ashley Conchieri’s work is the ‘anti fast fashion. She weaves every inch of her fabric on a 48″ wide Macomber floor loom at her studio in Massachusetts. Her work is sculptural and full of texture, especially the Bubble Mermaid dress. It is made of merino wool and silk that was then felted to give it textural qualities. It is like a dream.

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Iggy’s Bread in Bronte, Sydney

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By Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Friday 3 December 2010

It’s 7:30am, and as per usual, there’s already there’s a queue forming outside Iggy’s Bread on a quiet suburban street in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Actually, the only time you won’t see a line of hungry customers salivating in front of their hole-in-the-wall bakery is when there’s a hastily scribbled ‘sold out’ sign pasted on the door.

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The Music of Erich Zann

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By Anna Papachristos in New Film on Wednesday 29 September 2010

While H.P. Lovecraft regarded The Music of Erich Zann as one of his greatest works, he could have never predicted that his prolific short story would some day be turned into an astounding short film.

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El Dorado, Massachusetts

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 19 March 2010

If your quest for the perfect Mexican pit-stop seems like seeking the lost city of gold, then you’ll feel like a proud explorer when you discover Dorado Tacos and Cemitas in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.

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The Hi-Rise Bread Company

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 13 November 2009

Once the stomping ground of Julia Child, Cambridge, Massachusetts just outside of Boston, is replete with gastronomic delights. Innovative, modern cooking served in bank-vaults-turned-restaurants sit beside down-home cafes serving New England comfort food. Hi-Rise Bread Company in North Cambridge falls nicely into the latter category, dishing out absolutely addictive breads, cakes, sweets, and sandwiches. Here, […]

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Hoopla sell recycled goodies

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By Casper Johansson in New Eco on Tuesday 27 January 2009

There’s some fun, environmentally friendly toys and cards on the Hoopla website, a new gift company based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They get most of their goodies produced in New England and always use recycled and reusable materials. We asked co-founder Hannah Lavon to tell us about the philosophy behind the business: ‘Our mission is […]

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Chester French

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By Ari Stein in New Music on Tuesday 20 May 2008

If Pharrell’s calling these guys ‘geniuses’, you’d better watch out! Chester French are Ivy League prep boys from Massachusetts who have mastered an interesting Beatlesque sound tinged with Motown influences. When, in May 2007, the duo — D.A. and Max — completed their recording and their degrees (in African American Studies and Social Anthropology respectively), […]

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Caleb Neelon

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By Zolton in New Events on Saturday 8 March 2008

Massachusetts-based artist Caleb Neelon is staging his first West Coast exhibition — Caleb Neelon Is Working On It — at West Hollywood’s Carmichael Gallery between May 10 and June 1. He was the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Lilman Makes a Name for Himself, and has a new book of his art coming […]

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