Tell Sydney how to make it an even more creative and cultural city

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 11 April 2013

We love this new initiative from the City of Sydney and its Lord Mayor, Clover Moore. Sydneysiders are invited to contribute their ideas to make the city a more cultural and creative city. As Moore says: ‘Can we inspire an even richer creative culture? How do we make sure creative people can afford to live and work here? What persuades people to get involved, go out to shows or invest in local work?’

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Corduroy: a cafe gem in Sydney’s Surry Hills

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By Alana Saphin in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Until recently I didn’t realize you could become a loyalist to your barista. If you’ve discovered one good coffee roaster, where’s the need to discover another, right? Wrong. I now know what it feels like to “cheat” on your barista. Corduroy is much more than your typical hole-in-the-wall espresso joint. Nestled on Foster street in […]

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World’s Largest Cooler in Sydney

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Wednesday 27 March 2013

The Works Sydney has recently unveiled the largest cooler in the world. The 36-by-15-metre cooler stocked with giant Jim Beam “cans” was constructed at the Bondi Icebergs pool. The cooler was filled with approximately 2 million litres of water, more than 500 giant “ice cubes” and 33 Jim Beam “cans” that measure 1.9 metres in […]

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Leonard Mattis and Grace Cassio’s “Hand Series”

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Photography on Monday 25 March 2013

We’ve long been big fans of Leonard Mattis and his unique approach to hairdressing and art presentation. His studio space in Sydney’s Surry Hills is a clean, white and minimal breath of freshness into the often boring world of “hair cuts.” We caught up with Mattis for a quick chat about his latest art photography […]

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Spanish Magic: Underground music for your ears

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Friday 15 March 2013

Spanish Magic are a rad underground music label from Sydney. Selling a bunch of stuff at Vox Cyclops in Newcastle until they shut down, Spanish Magic releases are now most easily accessed via their online store. Dropping everything from noise rock to trippy electronica, you can always expect to have new musical worlds opened to […]

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Vibrant work from South African artist Marna Hattingh

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By Michelle in New Art on Friday 15 March 2013

Marna Hattingh is a Cape Town-based artist, active in the art world since 1999. She is also a well known children’s book illustrator. As a contemporary South African artist, Hattingh works forms part of the new school of expression. There may be elements of an African-ness in her work, particularly the use of colour, but she […]

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SPONSORED: An interview with RockCorps CEO Stephen Greene

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 5 March 2013

RockCorps is starting to kick along nicely here in Australia. With The Script, Tinie Tempah and Guy Sebastian taking to the stage in a matter of months, we had a chat to RockCorps CEO Stephen Greene about all things volunteering and music. LAEM: You’re the CEO of RockCorps. How did you gain that position? SG: […]

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Photographs of a century-old hospital for dolls

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Established in 1913 by Harold Chapman Jr., the Original Doll Hospital is located in Bexley, Sydney and is now run by the third generation of the Chapman family. Well-stocked with replacement parts, the hospital staff perform miraculous repairs on toys beyond dolls, such as teddy bears and rocking horses. The hospital recently celebrated its 100th […]

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SPONSORED: RockCorps Sydney – 5 minutes with artist Judd Shoppee

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

We sat down with Sydney artist Judd Shoppee – the man responsible for painting a mural in just four hours at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion for Optus RockCorps – to ask five sneaky questions. Loose, simple and fast, that’s his motto and it’s definitely how our chat felt. LAEM: How did you get into painting murals? […]

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SPONSORED: RockCorps Sydney: volunteer video mash-up

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 14 February 2013

RockCorps is really about two things; doing good for the community and music. The powerful combination has worked many times in many locations because of the pure magic that is made when the two combine. One of the volunteer crews from the RockCorps project in France have created this video that combines charity work and […]

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SPONSORED: RockCorps: Jose’s Story

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Thursday 14 February 2013

You know a bit about the Optus RockCorps program in general and a bit about the musicians, but what about the volunteers? What about the people like you? Jose was involved in cleaning up a vacant lot in South Central LA to earn tickets to a Rock Corps event; the video above is his story. […]

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Photo series about human alterations in environments by Chris Round

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Chris Round gave up on painting when he decided that the results didn’t come fast enough. He was just a kid when he switched to the speedier art of photography. Now the Sydney-based photographer consistently produces solid work centering on the concept of human alterations in the environment. Every image seems to have humanity’s finger […]

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World’s Only Zine: a Sydney publication all about music

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 8 February 2013

‘It’s totally self indulgent’, confesses Megan Clune – classical musician and World’s Only Zine Editor. ‘I studied the clarinet and since graduating I’ve really struggled to find good performers, venues and stuff to read’. Clune’s musical palate is a dirty little hybrid; growing up on a mix of classical, pop, indie and her dad’s insane […]

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Vanishing Elephant: Australian fashion label

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Fashion on Friday 8 February 2013

Vanishing Elephant are an exciting, Sydney-based fashion label that offers men’s and women’s clothing with a classic aesthetic. While not trying to reinvent the basics, the label aims to highlight the many subtleties of clothing. Started in 2008 by Arran Russell, Huw Bennett and Felix Chan, Vanishing Elephant have grown in leaps and bounds, opening […]

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SPONSORED: Optus RockCorps’ Busta Rhymes 2007 flashback

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 7 February 2013

So now that you all know what Optus RockCorps is about, we thought we’d help you make more sense of it by taking you all the way back to 2007, when Busta Rhymes performed at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. As you can see, the crowd is absolutely lapping it up: and they […]

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