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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Coffee kiosk looks like rusty surf shack in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Saturday 18 May 2013

In the Victorian town of Torquay, there’s a few extra waves on the beach. Australian architect Tony Hobba has created a wave inspired structure out of recycled sheet metal and concrete that resembles an old, rusty surf shack. The Third Wave Kiosk, as it is formally known, is situated on top of a cliff and […]

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Miniature Melbourne: a short tilt-shift time-lapse film

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By Darwin Cosico in New Film on Wednesday 1 May 2013

After ten months of filming, Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, has produced this amazing short tilt-shift time-lapse film of my city. The film captures a range of different events and festivals held in the city throughout the year. Majority of the filming was done from Eureka Tower’s Skydeck and some car parks and bridges. The tilt-shift effect […]

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Brilliant glass chandelier for Tiffany & Co. in Melbourne

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Saturday 27 April 2013

This stunning light fixture surely belongs in the Emerald City with the Wizard of Oz. But don’t put your ruby slippers on just yet. You can actually find it housed in the Tiffany & Co store in Melbourne. Designed by Jamie Zollo, this incredible hand blown glass chandelier is tinted with the jewelry company’s trademark green. Each […]

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Get an artful experience at Melbourne’s Cullen Hotel

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By Alana Saphin in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 April 2013

The Cullen, located in Melbourne’s stylish South Yarra, is one of three boutique hotels in the Art Series Group, which dedicates hotels to individual artists such as Australian greats Adam Cullen, John Olsen and Charles Blackman. This beautiful boutique hotel experience immerses the guest in the aesthetic style of the artist. In The Cullen’s case, […]

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