Botanical Cuisine: Raw, vegan delights in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Something that I’ve been really looking into lately is eating raw and vegan. I mean, I could never do it full time (I like ALL food way too much), but I think incorporating more raw and vegan products into my diet is a good idea. Luckily, there’s an awesome Melbourne company called Botanical Cuisine which […]

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Gumbo Kitchen: New Orleans-style eats in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 6 August 2013

While I was away at the music festival, Splendour in the Grass, I came across one of the finest food trucks that Australia has to offer – Gumbo Kitchen. Typically based in Melbourne, the truck serves up the tastiest New Orleans-style foods at various locations around Melbourne. Ordering up a big bowl of Cajun chicken […]

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Finding our inner muse at Melbourne’s Cullen Hotel

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By Elise Boyd in Cool Travel on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Located in Melbourne’s bohemian suburb Prahran, The Cullen is an Australian first; a boutique art hotel inspired by and featuring the original artwork and prints of Australian contemporary artist, Adam Cullen. We were recently lucky enough to be invited on a trip to check out the hotel in the quest to “find our inner muse” at the sleek Art Series Hotel.

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Melbourne’s Prahran Hotel: A pub with a difference

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 16 July 2013

The pub: a gathering place for mates, families and colleagues, but above all, an Australian institution. The one thing pubs usually aren’t, however, is architecturally flattering (unless you’re into super old buildings which have probably soaked up more spilled alcohol then your average alcoholic). The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne is a pub with a difference. […]

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Manchester Press: Fresh bagels in the heart of Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Monday 15 July 2013

On a very cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon, after getting caught in the drizzle, I was hanging for a nice strong coffee and toasty warm bagel, so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found the perfect place: Manchester Press. The converted industrial space is tucked away in Rankins Lane (like any good Melbourne institution) […]

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Dumb Ways to Die: a brilliant Australian rail campaign

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

Australians have always been known as good sports when it comes to making fun of ourselves. I think we might actually enjoy it a little bit as well. So it only seems appropriate that we would promote rail safety with a campaign called Dumb Ways to Die. The public service message, which was intended for […]

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Bring back the nap

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Friday 28 June 2013

Now that the weather is cooler and we’re all giving our tracksuits a very frisky eye, our senses long for warmth and indulgent luxury. The chance to skive off from chores, snuggle into bed and enjoy one of the greatest treats of all: the nap. [Read the rest of this story here]

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Sitting is the new smoking

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Don’t fall off your perch, but sitting is the new smoking and your chair is out to kill you . No, really. This is the sorry state of affairs thanks to our increasingly seated existence. [Read the rest of this article here]

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Singular tree given ‘exceptional’ status

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Travel on Monday 24 June 2013

On the bustling corner of King and La Trobe streets stands an old corner shop that time has forgot . The little Georgian-style house and shop nestled among the high-rise buildings is considered one of the oldest in Melbourne and was built in pre-Gold Rush Victoria. [ Read the rest of this story here ]

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Gate 228: an unauthorized street art exhibition in Melbourne

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By Darwin Cosico in New Events on Saturday 22 June 2013

An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.

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Curious crowds gather as street art comes out of the darkness

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 18 June 2013

Curious crowds gathered in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane recently as street artist Rone showcased his talents as part of The Age’s Forever Curious campaign. “It’s a totally different idea, doing graffiti legally like this,” mused Rone as he prepared to create his 3-metre by 6-metre mural. [Read more here].

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…flyboarder

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Friday 14 June 2013

A cross between a jet-ski and a jet-pack helped propel Peter Hendra high above the water at St Kilda beach on Thursday. Mr Hendra was demonstrating the device for business partners who plan to offer flights to adventure seekers out of the St Kilda Sea Baths within weeks. [Read more here]

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Melbourne specialty coffee map by Broadsheet

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By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Saturday 8 June 2013

As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]

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In a parallel universe, Earth is a structural layered cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Remember geography class, where you learnt about Earth’s interior and how it comprises four distinct concentric layers? When Melbourne-based baking enthusiast Rhiannon’s sister — who needed to teach this to a bunch of primary school kids in class — approached her with a brilliant idea to bake an actual cake of Earth that can be […]

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7stories: new locative literature project by Matt Blackwood

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Saturday 25 May 2013

7Stories is my new Locative Literature project set along Melbourne’s Swanston Street and the Bourke St Mall using the beautifully crafted QR code designs by Csilla Csongvay. So if you’re up for listening to the stories of homeless guitarists, wannabe skaters and Romanian refugees in the places where these stories are set, then grab a […]

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