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The Weekend Series: catch up on all the big announcements from San Diego Comic-Con
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The Weekend Series: catch up on all the big announcements from San Diego Comic-Con

The weekend just gone was a big one for anyone that loves blockbuster movie and television announcements. San Diego Comic-Con is one of the biggest yearly sci-fi and pop-culture conventions in the world, with production studios using the event to make huge announcements on hot properties in the realm of cinema and TV. This year was no different, with new trailers being released for dozens of highly anticipated shows and films. If you were too busy on the weekend to refresh your YouTube homepage, we’ve compiled a list of the must-watch trailers so you aren’t out of the loop when your friends and co-workers start raving with excitement. more

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Reach new heights at Macgregor’s Sky Climb obstacle hub
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Reach new heights at Macgregor’s Sky Climb obstacle hub

If you’ve ever wanted to touch the sky whilst coming up in the spot looking extra fly, we’ve got just the place for you. No, it’s not a nightclub, and you’re going to have to wear a harness (you can still look fly wearing a harness), but this spot is one of the best places in town to get elevated. Sky Climb is a brand new hub of climbing obstacles from the minds behind Sky Zone and Holey Moley Golf Club – offering fun challenges for climbing beginners and veterans from Friday July 21. more

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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection
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No apologies – Ellery brings soul to life with its rich and bold pre-fall collection

The word ‘soul’ is a pretty broad word with a range of loaded meanings, most of which are intangible. What does it mean to really have soul and how could one possibly translate that to the visual realm? One lady who personifies the sound of soul is Nina Simone, the badass 1960s songstress who was the epitome of the word in all facets of her life. It was the lure of her duality and power that inspired Ellery’s outstanding pre-fall collection, combining both boldness and fragility to push the brand’s aesthetic to new frontiers. more

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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls
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Toffee and Jean Jullien collaborate on a stylish range of creative carryalls

As any frequent flyer can attest that having the right luggage is key to comfortable travelling. If you like to accessorise, you might already be familiar with Toffee Cases and its range of durable accesories, wallets and bags. If you want to upgrade your overnight luggage, the brand's latest collaboration with French artist Jean Jullien might be exactly what you are looking for. more

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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)
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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)

It’s been a pretty stellar year as far as television is concerned. Some of the ‘already greats’ returned for killer new seasons, while some fresh faces drummed up an incredible amount of hype. With the new season of Game of Thrones fast approaching, now is the time to catch up on these shows before you are consumed by the world of dragons, wildlings and white walkers. To make it easier, we’ve picked five of the best binge-watch worthy shows of 2017 so far. more

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Sharpen up at Fortitude Valley’s RYAN.CO Barbershop + Supplies
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Sharpen up at Fortitude Valley’s RYAN.CO Barbershop + Supplies

Last year the award-winning design firm Wrightson Stewart unveiled its men’s boutique, located in the heart of Fortitude Valley on Hynes Street. The WSworkshop team haven’t been idle since, recently unveiling a new addition to the space – RYAN.COM Barbershop and Supplies. Now gents can get outfitted and lined up in one visit – convenience we can easily get on board with. more

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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity
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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity

Depending on when you were born (and this may be a very sobering reality check), you may have lived in a glorious time when things were actually made to last. In most instances, this is but a pipe dream of days gone by – nowadays, products are specifically designed to fall apart pretty darn quickly with the aim of frequent replacement. Frankly, this sucks. However, there is a glimmer of hope – Kindling is a Melbourne-based clothing brand kicking it old school, dedicated to making cute clothes that go the distance. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July

We are officially half way through 2017. It’s true. Before you all start hyperventilating at that thought, allow us to try and calm your mid-year panic. Although the year is progressing at a fast clip, there’s a lot of great stuff happening. We are really vibing on some killer ideas popping up around the world, including interactive wild food explorations, Wu Tang Clan booze, green cities and more. more


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True crime and cold cases explored in new ABC podcast Trace
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True crime and cold cases explored in new ABC podcast Trace

A new engrossing podcast is blowing the dust off a 37-year old murder and the investigation that failed to find its perpetrator. Trace examines the case of Maria James, who was found murdered in her bookshop in 1980. With the help of a homicide detective, journalist Rachael Brown is examining the case through a new set of eyes in order to find answers that have eluded us for so long. more

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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops
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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops

Being a true original in the age of the internet is pretty darn tricky – trends come and go in a matter of weeks, leaving hordes of confused people wondering why they’re wearing fishnets under ripped jeans. We are constantly being bombarded with the same old stuff, repurposed perhaps with a new colour way or logo placement, but it’s just plain old boring most of the time. IVY NIU has arrived on the scene as a breath of fresh air, celebrating the art of illustration and the value of true individuality in fashion. more

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Slip into the some Australian-designed kicks from Athletikan
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Slip into the some Australian-designed kicks from Athletikan

For the uninitiated, sneaker culture is a big deal. Shoes are more than just a comfortable necessity – they are a crucial part of the overall style game. A couple of forward-thinking upstarts are making a splash in the local sneaker scene, recently launching Athletikan – an athleisure brand that produces kicks that can be taken from the street to the gym and beyond. more

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The Weekend Series: be inspired by five winners from the Cannes Lions awards
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The Weekend Series: be inspired by five winners from the Cannes Lions awards

When you win big at an event called the International Festival of Creativity, you know you are on to something with your ideas. Cannes Lions – which recently celebrated its 64th iteration – welcomed work from almost 100 countries across the fields of creative communications, entertainment, design and tech to celebrate progress and innovation and acknowledge those using creativity as a positive force in the world. While there were a huge amount of quality entries, we’ve decided to pick our five favourite winners that produced some awe-inspiring work. more

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Build your empire at South Brisbane incubator Entrepreneur Haus
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Build your empire at South Brisbane incubator Entrepreneur Haus

When Daniel Ngo first started his IT business at the age of 22, he began with next to nothing. After doing the hard work to get his budding start-up off the ground, Daniel decided that he was suddenly in a perfect position to help other enterprising individuals. Entrepreneur Haus is a new South Brisbane-based co-working space that aims to connect like-minded people, providing opportunities and advice that is not readily available to those starting from scratch. more

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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods
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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods

There’s something to be said about naturally good vibes – you know, when you get together with a likeminded pal and things just flow. It’s these partnerships that often produce some of the most delightful art, when two people build upon their ideas to create products that truly stand apart from the usual stuff that’s doing the rounds. The latest dream team on the Brisbane scene is a duo made up of ceramicist Wendy Ma and visual artist Emika Kazama, otherwise known as Homejob. Cast any preconceptions of the word aside – this is one Homejob you will be proud to sport. more

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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills
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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills

When it comes down to it, you can’t cheat the taxman. You (or someone you know) may be all for fudging a few figures here and there to make your yearly return a little more lush, but keeping it legit is definitely the way to go when it comes to anything financial – you don’t want to end up in a Caleb Nichol a la The OC type situation, after all. If you play your cards right you can maximise your return without any risk of landing yourself in hot water – we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you out before the new financial year rolls around. Make it rain, folks! more

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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style
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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style

Fashion can seem like such a fickle thing – trends come and go, leaving labels to churn out products that hit the brief for what’s hot right now but often missing the mark on longevity. One label that picked up on this cycle and decided to step away was Arnsdorf, a beloved Melbourne-via-New-York-based brand that took a break from the troubled fashion industry to return better than ever with a renewed sense of purpose. Armed with ethical practises and quality products, Arnsdorf is a direct affront to the broken cycle it fled from. more

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Give your ankles a bit of razzle-dazzle with socks from Fortis Green
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Give your ankles a bit of razzle-dazzle with socks from Fortis Green

Sometimes wearing a suit every day can be a bit of a drag. Sure, a good suit never goes out of style but you really have to put some effort in to make it pop day in and day out. The easiest way to imbue a bit of flair into your outfit is with a jazzy sock, and Fortis Green makes some of the funkiest socks around, combining eye-catching patterns with luxurious Egyptian cotton. more

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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale
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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale

Listen up – EOFY is upon us, which means with a little luck you will soon be rolling in fat stacks of guilt-free cash money thanks to a dude we like to call the taxman. What better time to treat yourself to a fancy-as-heck shopping spree? Quit talking yourself out of buying designer items, friend – the quality is higher, the cost-per-wear speaks for itself and treating yourself feels damn good. Need any more encouragement? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a jaw-dropping 50% off sale, which means you can get your pretty little paws on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and more for prices that will make your head spin. We’ve kick-started your shopping inspo by picking five items from the sale that we are lusting over in The Weekend Edition office – race you to Pacific Fair! more

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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to
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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to

Much like MSG, high fructose corn syrup and checking Instagram every 20 minutes to see what your ex is up to (don’t act like you don’t know), podcasts are seriously addictive. Whether you’re killing time on a morning commute, trying to distract yourself from the searing pain in your quads during a run or just need time to chill out, there’s pretty much a podcast for every occasion. There are heaps of titles out there blowing up internationally that you have probably come across, but we are here to shine a light on some of the best podcasts that you may not have heard of yet. more