Superb cocktails and dining at Sydney’s Rabbit Hole Bar

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Saturday 1 February 2014

The Rabbit Hole Bar on Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD takes its name from the hole down which Alice plunges in Lewis Carroll’s famous book. Doug Laming, the 25-year-old manager and co-owner, chose this name not because of the bar’s location – tucked away below street level – but as a result of the weird yet wonderful culinary and alcoholic creations that can be found there. Specifically, the vast array of incredible molecular cocktails.

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Risto Todoroski makes bagpipes from taxidermy goats

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 20 January 2014

Like any form of art, taxidermy has its fair share of disturbingly wonderful pieces. One of the most disturbing, and most wonderful, pieces of taxidermy we’ve seen was made right in Sydney – multiple times over. Risto Todoroski makes bagpipes from deceased goats. That’s right, bagpipes from deceased goats. Hmm, wonder what he’d do with […]

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Nothing says Maccas is open all night better than an ad that can only be seen in the dark

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 15 January 2014

It’s 2am, you’re on a freeway, leaving a club, at a house party. You’re craving food, good food. Unfortunately for you, this is not the time of night to be able to buy good food. Not even close. Did someone just say McDonalds is open? Oh boy. How do they know? Well, friend, it’s 2013 […]

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Review: Grizzly Bear at the Sydney Opera House

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Saturday 11 January 2014

I can assure you that Grizzly Bear are not running short on either creativity and originality. As they walked onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House’s beautiful Concert Hall, a hush washed over the crowd.

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Looking back at Sydney’s incredible Rainbow Laneway

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 January 2014

Sydney vs Melbourne. There are many arguments about which is the superior Australian city. As a Sydney local, the harbour city will always be home. However, I often find Melbourne an enticing and edgy mistress. Apart from the world-class coffee and abundance of galleries and record stores, Melbourne’s laneways are high up on the list […]

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Meet the Matron of Morbidity

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Meet Elinor Wrobel, the Matron of Morbidity. This woman established a museum at Sydney Hospital to display the ‘morbid anatomy collection,’ a lineup of body parts collected since the 1890s. Just like any other museum, this place is divided into sections, too. And the most popular exhibit? The giant hairball. Wrobel ‘recovered the collection from […]

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Bonobo to play the Sydney Opera House in early January

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 13 December 2013

We love the lush, sample heavy sound of Bonobo, aka Simon Green (yes, we prefer Bonobo too), a pioneering UK producer renowned for his downbeat electronica. From his debut release, Terrapin, on the Tru Thoughts compilation When Shapes Join Together, right through to his most recent Ninja Tunes album, The North Borders, Bonobo’s lushly orchestrated productions are invariably complex and deeply melodic.

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Scenes from the Lost At E Minor Sydney party

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

We threw a Lost At E Minor party in the old Chocolate Factory in Haymarket, Sydney, on October 10 for no other reason than it just felt like the right time to do it. The star of the party was local artist James Jirat Patradoon, who decorated the interior of the venue with his brilliant […]

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Design agency Frost* helps Sydney create a safer biking culture

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 30 November 2013

Sydney-based design agency Frost* has collaborated with city officials to create a graphic outdoor campaign promoting better bike riding behavior and etiquette. To help promote this change, Frost* came up with a beautiful, well-designed set of posters that tell riders to ring their bell when passing, stop at the red light, and share common paths with care.

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Sponsored video: Would you answer a ringing phone in a Bondi phone booth?

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Video on Thursday 28 November 2013

It’s a beautiful summer’s day in Sydney. Ah, we can practically feel it right now. A phone booth is mysteriously placed on iconic Bondi Beach. Confused? So were bystanders. See what happens when they were invited to answer a ringing phone. Remarkable stories, best decisions and the first steps towards life-changing events. Share your own […]

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Interview with Sydney’s Extreme Gelati DJs

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 21 November 2013

As last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney we were all treated to a set by Extreme Gelati DJs, aka Carla Uriarte and Todd Andrews.

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Interview with Sydney illustrator Carla Uriarte, one half of Extreme Gelati DJs

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

At last month’s Lost At E Minor party in Sydney, I got chatting with the wonderful Carla Uriarte – one half of Extreme Gelati DJs but also an illustrator, artist and blogger in her own right.

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Adina Apartments, in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Monday 4 November 2013

hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills is perfectly positioned to capture the vivid nightlife that springs to life each evening in the city’s most edgy and interesting suburb.

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Life-size inflatable castle bounces into Sydney’s Hyde Park

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By sydneyrogue in New Events on Thursday 31 October 2013

Ever dream about doing something absolutely ridiculous at a sacred ancient monument? No? Me neither. But my spidey senses tell me that January 2014 holds this possibility in the future of Sydney-siders both young and young at heart. Sacrilege is Stonehenge re-imagined as a life-size inflatable castle. Gone are the days of clutching at your […]

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The Grounds Alexandria: the perfect country escape in the city

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Imagine being stuck in the beautiful (ha) industrial area of Alexandria on an early weekend morning having not yet had breakfast. I bet you’re feeling pretty miserable right now. I was too, until, like an oasis in the desert, I stumbled upon The Grounds. What is The Grounds, I hear you say? Well, it may […]

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