Was the pig-napping of Kevin Bacon just a publicity stunt for a Sydney cafe?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 26 October 2013

The tragic pig-napping of Kevin Bacon and his farm buddy, Bradley the Lamb, made international headlines after their family at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney sounded the alarm. Facebook was all abuzz with the news and local Aussies took the hunt for the missing swine to the streets. But after further investigation, some question whether the […]

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Review: OutsideIn Festival 2013, Sydney, Australia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Taking out the top spot as my favourite festival experience of 2012, I was more then excited to be returning to the Factory Theatre for OutsideIn 2013. There’s something about the underground electronic music scene that gets my heart racing – the bass, the amazing visuals, that feeling of being part of something truly special.

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Illuminating Darkness: A new exhibition by Lexi Land

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Sydney-based artist Lexi Land is known to be as mysterious as she is revealing; creating amazing works of art that dabble in the strange and dark. Ahead of her new exhibition ILLUMINATING DARKNESS ‘Dissected Dreamscapes of a Lunartic’, we sat down with Land to discover what makes her tick. The answer? Whisky and porn, of […]

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Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, in the rugged Australian bush

Zac Editor

By Zac in Cool Travel on Sunday 11 August 2013

I recently stayed at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa. If you picture sheer luxury intertwined with rugged Australian bush, that is what’s on offer. Here’s the inside view on this quite remarkable resort.

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Fleetwood Macchiato: Sydney’s own slice of coffee nerd heaven

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Jai Pyne spent a good seven years as frontman of (arguably) one of Australia’s best indie bands – The Paper Scissors. Now that band is done and dusted, he’s allowing another passion to shine through. We caught up with Jai to talk all about his newish Sydney cafe Fleetwood Macchiato, located in inner-city Erskineville, and his love affair with everyone’s favourite pick me up.

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Charlie & Co: Burger heaven in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 July 2013

No matter what time of the day, a good burger is a good burger. We are firm believers in this and it is with no shame that we confess to having eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at Charlie & Co Burgers in Sydney. It’s a magical place where chili, beef, chicken, bacon, cheese and tasty […]

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For Love and Design: an art project to fund a long distance relationship

Sean Alves Reader Find

By Sean Alves in New Illustration on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Boy meets girl, they fall in love but due to unfortunate timing, they are separated by the distance of a vast ocean. I am that boy, here in Sydney, and my partner Cathy now resides in London. My plans are to get there as soon as possible so we can start working on some joint […]

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Small House, Sydney: Grand architecture in the smallest of spaces

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Just a short walk from our Sydney Surry Hills office is Small House, a four story wonderland, comprised of 28 precast concrete wall panels which stand on a block of just 7m x 6m. Designed by Domenic Alvaro for himself and his wife, Small House took the approach of building upwards and made it work […]

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102-year old ship is a floating forest off the coast of Sydney

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

This incredible 102-year-old floating forest is the result of 40 years of mangrove tree growth in Homebush Bay, Sydney. The SS Aryfield is an abandoned ship used in WWII that was left in the bay to deteriorate after the ship wrecking yard closed down. The massive ship’s rusty hull is now home to lush vegetation, […]

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Pelicano: Peroni’s pop-up bar event in Sydney

Ben Urquhart Contributor

By Ben Urquhart in New Events on Wednesday 5 June 2013

The recent wrap of Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was an obvious reason to celebrate. Our friends at Peroni partnered with Double Bay-based Pelicano to open a pop-up bar in the middle of the city’s CBD for four days over the event and closed the event with a party on the Friday evening. It looked […]

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Wolf Peach Clothing: t-shirts by Sydney tattoo artist

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Fashion on Tuesday 28 May 2013

We’re always keen to show cool Australian designs – especially when they’re on nice, quality t-shirts for both guys and girls. Wolf Peach Clothing, started by Christabel, a tattoo artist in Sydney, puts her awesome, twisted monster drawings onto shirts.

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Blaxland Riverside Park Sydney: Become a child again

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Friday 24 May 2013

Blaxland Riverside Park in Sydney is a child’s paradise, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones that can play there. Created by JMD Design, the 20,500 square meter park is an open, flowing space which makes use of the natural lay of the land. Incorporating slides, rock climbing walls, tunnels, nets and swings, the […]

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Victor Churchill: a unique butcher in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 21 May 2013

If the drab decor of your local butcher is getting you down, we’ve found you the ultimate solution. Victor Churchill in Woollahra, a suburb of Sydney, is a meaty experience that will leave you spinning with wonder. Think custom-made copper and glass shelving, rich timber wall panelling, a marble slate floor and a floor-to-ceiling glass […]

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Skylight House: Victorian terrace turned modern icon in Sydney

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Thursday 16 May 2013

Looking at the front of this Victorian terrace, many people would pass it by without a second thought. Being part of a conservation streetscape, not much could really be done to the facade. This, however, is completely untrue for the inside of the home, which has been dubbed Skylight House. Designed by firm Chenchow Little, […]

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OutsideIn Festival: Returning to Sydney in 2013

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Events on Friday 10 May 2013

We know that you all love to party, so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of OutsideIn Festival: an amazing day of mind-bending music at Sydney’s Factory Theatre. Curated by Astral People and Yes Please, last year’s inaugural festival saw a sold out crowd get down to the likes of Flume, HTRK, […]

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