Antidote: an aesthetically pleasing Sydney cafe/bakery

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By Michelle Wilding in Cool Travel on Friday 19 April 2013

Mmm! I’m loving the caffeine fixes at Antidote, just as much as I fancy their bakery treats and chilled green teas. What’s more, the place is aesthetically pleasing. There’s no impersonal counter when it’s ordering time and the baristas greet you by name and approach you when your order is ready. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill, […]

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Plastic World: a new boutique electronic label out of Sydney

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 18 April 2013

Australian electronic music got a kick along this week with the arrival of boutique record label Plastic World, helmed by former Future Classic label man, James McInnes, and Vic Edirisinghe, part owner of cult touring/management group Astral People (the guys behind this little gem), Plastic World is all about pushing forward-thinking Australian music on an […]

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Get your image beamed onto the Sydney Opera House

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 18 April 2013

The Opera House and Samsung Electronics Australia recently announced a three-year partnership and collaboration that will transform the Opera House using Samsung’s state-of-the-art technology. The two brands will work together to enhance the Opera House experience through the addition of interactive digital display screens, new mobile technologies, and a multimedia education facility. To celebrate this […]

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Optus RockCorps – 5 questions with The Script

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Last week we were hanging out at Sydney’s Optus RockCorps to bring to bring you all of the action from in the crowd and backstage.

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Making Sydney a more creative and cultural city

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By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Sydney has a stack of natural beauty: amazing harbour views, swathe of beaches, and while there’s plenty of shopping and nightlife, there’s untapped potential for a greater cultural and creative focus. Melbourne, we all know, does this so well that it inspires us all to be better. Now, in fairness to Sydney, when events are […]

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Review: The Lumineers at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Denver five piece, The Lumineers, have been creating quite a buzz lately with their debut album reaching gold certification not only in Australia, but in the UK, USA and Canada, as well. With this in mind, I wasn’t surprised to find out that their first Australian show had to have a venue upgrade due to […]

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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

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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”

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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

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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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