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The Weekend Series: five things we’re vibing in May
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The Weekend Series: five things we’re vibing in May

Boom! Quick as a flash we’ve hit May. It’s a pretty surreal feeling, and now we have to put all of those Justin Timberlake memes in storage until next year. We think it’s time to slow down and smell the roses, or in this instance, check out the cool stuff you might have missed in your day-to-day life. If you like the sound of pizza museums, luxury space station hotels and the future of faux meat protein, then read on, dear friend! more

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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks
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Same-same but different – the company embracing odd socks

Much like bobby pins and the will to get out of bed on a Monday morning, there seems to exist a special portal somewhere in the universe where all of our odd socks go and never return. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of losing or damaging a sock, rendering its fellow foot partner totally useless. Well, this issue can be a thing of the past (except in the case of your current sock collection, in which case you’re on your own) – SOLOSOCKS™ are changing the game by embracing the odd side of life. more

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back with five days of fabulousness
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is back with five days of fabulousness

When it comes to Brisbane’s fashion scene, there is one event that we wait for every year with bated breath. Get ready to exhale with a sigh of rapturous relief because the wait is over – dates for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane have dropped and we are more than ready. Returning to Old Government House from August 26–30, the festival is set to spread style around the city for five fabulous days. more

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The Weekend Series: five of our most-anticipated albums of 2018
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The Weekend Series: five of our most-anticipated albums of 2018

It’s only April and we’ve already been blessed with some terrific music. From Cardi B’s game-changing debut, Unknown Mortal Orchestra adding a thrilling new chapter to their catalogue and MGMT returning to the spotlight with a new record, we've been very lucky so far. The fun isn't over yet – we’ve still got many months to go and many albums to look forward to. We’ve looked into our crystal ball and picked a few records that we think will be all over the airwaves upon release. more

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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto
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Travel the silk road with luxury scarves from David Subroto

When it comes to timeless fashion pieces, it’s hard to top a luxurious silk scarf. These swish squares of fabric are so versatile – you can dress them up, wear them down, use them to add a pop of colour … they are pretty much a sartorial Swiss army knife. If you’ve been hunting for the perfect new addition to your wardrobe that goes a little outside of the box, look no further – David Subroto scarves are the missing piece you seek. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy food shows you should queue up
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy food shows you should queue up

We’re a sucker for a good cooking show, and we’re not ashamed to admit it. From Ready Steady Cook to the Great British Bake Off, the high stakes drama of the kitchen is something we’ll relish the opportunity to view. A new breed of food shows are hitting our screens thanks to the miracle of Netflix, allowing us to feast on food porn of the highest quality. If you have a craving to binge some stellar food-oriented media, you can’t do much better than the crew we’ve assembled here. Don a bib and get comfortable – you’ll be drooling by the end of the first episode. more

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Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique
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Elevate your basics – Silk Laundry opens its anticipated James Street boutique

Few materials add as much a sense of luxury to our lives as silk. Soft to the touch and sweet on the eyes, there’s a reason that the phrase ‘silky smooth’ is so commonly used. Silk Laundry is a sustainability-focused label that specialises in silk basics for everyday wear. If you like the sound of that, then you’ll like the sound of this – Silk Laundry is opening its first bricks-and-mortar store on James Street this Saturday April 21. more

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Coats for a cause – Gorman launches second line of dog apparel to support Guide Dogs Australia
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Coats for a cause – Gorman launches second line of dog apparel to support Guide Dogs Australia

It’s official – fashion has gone to the dogs and we’re not the least bit upset about it. Following a hugely successful collaboration last year, fashion powerhouse Gorman has once again teamed up with Guide Dogs Australia to create a range of adorable dog jackets. Each style is also available in human sizes, meaning you can match your furry mate, but we haven’t even gotten to the best part – all proceeds from the collection go back to Guide Dogs Australia. more


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My Favorite Murder
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The Weekend Series: five true-crime podcasts that you need to listen to immediately

When it comes to entertainment in the digital age, the realm of podcasts has become one the new frontier. From music, comedy, sports or current affairs, there’s bound to be a podcast for every special interest. One of the most popular niche categories to emerge recently is that of true crime, where podcast hosts research, analyse and regale listeners with a play-by-play of notorious crimes. The craze, which took hold thanks to the trailblazing success of Serial, is undergoing a massive boom with numerous true-crime podcasts emerging with their own take on the genre. If you’ve got a long roadtrip planned or need something to listen to on your daily commute, we’ve put together a list of high-quality podcasts that you can immerse yourself in. Be warned, some of these podcasts don’t shy away from the grisly details. more

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autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion
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autark brings the flow and femininity to slow fashion

If you’ve been looking to dip your toe into the slow fashion pool, you may have noticed two things – the designs are generally minimalist, and the price point tends to be pretty steep. One brand breaking this mould is autark, an Adelaide-based label bringing a fresh take to the genre. Forget the basics – this is high fashion that doesn’t ditch the function. more

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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection
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Culture is dead – Skim Milk drops its socio-politically charged spring/summer collection

Although we may not be living in the US of A, it’s hard to deny the influence that America has on the rest of the world. Thanks in large part to its deranged president, the world’s most powerful country has been spending even more time in the global spotlight than usual. It seems like every day there are stories coming out that beggar belief – but there are some upsides to the crazy times we live in. Skim Milk is a brand turning this uncertainty into art, all while giving people a vehicle to wear their heart on their sleeve. more

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The Weekend Series: everything we are vibing in April
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The Weekend Series: everything we are vibing in April

The Easter eggs have been devoured and the long weekend is behind us. You might be thinking there’s nothing to look forward to for the forseeable future, but you’d be wrong. April is set to be a huge month, and we’ve got the proof. If you need something to ease your post-holiday blues, we’ve got tantalising news of sushi gelato, handy ridesharing arrivals, saucy stories and a recap of the best April Fool’s jokes on the internet. more

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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won't go out of style
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Easy breezy – Jume makes dreamy ethical basics that won’t go out of style

We love to shop sustainably as much as the next person, but this can often seem like an impossible task when the word ‘ethical’ tends to come with an inflated price tag. While you can’t really put a dollar value on the safety of our environment, the (deserved) hype surrounding slow fashion means that it often pushes costs right up. That’s just the way it is, right? Wrong, pal. There are designers out there working to shatter the illusion that ethical production means we have to shell out more. A portmanteau of founder and creator Jessica Blume’s own name, Jume the label has landed on the fashion scene to bring us affordable and ethical basics with a truly dreamy touch. more

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Straight outta your dad's wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection
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Straight outta your dad’s wardrobe – Quiksilver drops its rad and retro Mad Wax capsule collection

You don’t exactly have to be the biggest wave shredder to know that Quiksilver totally dominates when it comes to all things surf. From the boards to the clothes and right down to the competitions, the brand has long since established itself as one of the greats in surfing history. One such moment that cemented Quiksilver’s status as a true tastemaker in the scene was the release of Max Wax, its cult surf film that celebrated a turning point in the sport’s culture and aesthetic. Inspired by the icon, Quiksilver’s Mad Wax capsule collection is serving up threads straight out of your dad’s wardrobe circa 1987. more

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The Weekend Series: make your long weekend roadtrip better with one of our killer playlists
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The Weekend Series: make your long weekend roadtrip better with one of our killer playlists

Folks, we know we don’t need to remind you that there is a long weekend ahead of us. We’re positive you are all ticking off the days as diligently as us, but in your haste to make plans to bail for the Easter holiday you might have forgotten about one crucial detail – your roadtrip playlist. Now, you’ve all got your own diverse musical tastes (we know we’ve got an exceptionally cool readership), but to make things easier on you, we’ve thrown together some great playlists to help pass the time when you’re cruising to your long-weekend hideaway destination. From up-and-coming Australian acts and old-school R’n’B jams to karaoke classics, there’s enough here to cater to nearly every mood. Happy listening! more

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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams
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Well Made Clothes is the online fashion marketplace of your ethical dreams

Make no bones about it – we are absolute fiends for online shopping. What’s not to love about sprawling out on the couch with a glass of wine and picking up a killer new outfit from the comfort of your own home? Well, one of the things not to love is the fact that plenty of our favourite dotcom shopping haunts are actually littered with brands that aren’t actually all that friendly to the earth. Here to save you all of the Googling and put your mind at ease is Well Made Clothes, an online shopping hub that only stocks brands that are good in every sense of the word – not just aesthetics. more

Forget the flowers – give the gift of sustainable greenery with this cute delivery service
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Forget the flowers – give the gift of sustainable greenery with this cute delivery service

We’re not sure when exactly, but somewhere along the line plants have become the coolest thing. This is awesome for a number of reasons – they’re pretty, they’re good for the planet and horticulture is a really wholesome hobby to have. When gifting someone a gorgeous new green friend, it seems like a bit of a cop-out to have it planted in a pot that won’t break down and swaddled in plastic. Greenery Lane has taken a far more sustainable approach, making your delivery experience as eco as possible by designing a range of growing gifts that do no harm to nature. more

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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH
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Full fashion disclosure – wear your ethical values with designer basics from A.BCH

When it comes to the fashion industry, sometimes it feels like being totally sustainable is an impossible task. Most of us – whether comfortable with it or not – are willing to turn a bit of a blind eye to the fact that clothing labels rarely reveal everything there is to know about their product. Ignorance is bliss, right? Not exactly. Melbourne-based label A.BCH is building a range of luxury unisex basics that are as ethical as can be, providing full disclosure across every facet of the brand – without cutting any corners. more