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Learn the slow craft of letterpress in Fortitude Valley
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Learn the slow craft of letterpress in Fortitude Valley

Invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440, letterpress was the most common form of printing for the following 500 years. With each individual printed letter originating from its own wooden or lead type block, the art of letterpress is for those with patience, precise hands and a willingness to try again. more

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Find facial hair inspiration on The Bearded
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Find facial hair inspiration on The Bearded

Not every lad is lucky in the beard-growing department – some can only manage a few wispy whiskers, while others fear their inner ranga exposed with an auburn-peppered chin warmer. But for those with happy hair cells, a hefty tuft covering their facial curves is the inevitable reward when giving the razor the flick. more

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Keep toes toasty with Stubbs & Wootton slippers
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Keep toes toasty with Stubbs & Wootton slippers

The Duke of Windsor had an impressive collection of shoes – so large it covered an entire wall, including a selection of velvet slippers by British label Peal & Co. A man of distinct sartorial elegance, his hand-tailored drobe was enviable in volume and flair, with the Duke one of the most lavishly dressed monarchs in history. more

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Ankle garb gets fun with Happy Socks
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Ankle garb gets fun with Happy Socks

There were so many rules to wearing socks or stockings as a student at school. Socks had to be white and not folded or rolled down. Black socks were out of the question. Stockings, however, had to be black. Navy stockings weren’t acceptable, despite the uniform featuring navy. And if you were caught with coloured, lace-topped, striped or textured tootsie covers, it was detention for the day. more


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Susie Bubble talks fashion at The Edge
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Susie Bubble talks fashion at The Edge

It all started with a Typepad account, a camera and a desire to share her unique outfit experimentations with the world. But little did Susie Lau realise, one day she would be a household name – a go-to source for the latest in head-turning and high-end fashion. more

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Prevent dog-ears with a Page Thirty Three book bag
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Prevent dog-ears with a Page Thirty Three book bag

Remember toddling off to the library on weekends with your book bag in tow, your inner nerd mighty excited by the possibility of spending the afternoon captivated by new stories of adventures into unknown lands? Your book bag not only allowed for the carrying of more than an armful home, but also protected these contact-covered tales. Mum would stitch on a tag saying ‘this bag belongs to …’ and hand-sew on your name, preventing mischievous children from pinching your belongings. more

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Grooming made easy with Dollar Shave Club
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Grooming made easy with Dollar Shave Club

Any gent worth his stubble can tell you that blunt razor blades are a massive fun-killer. Having to trek to the supermarket in your pyjamas with day-old growth and unwashed hair early in the morning can disrupt a whole day, especially when the price tag on the back of your much-needed razor also empties out your wallet. more

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Coast along on a Stacks skateboard
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Coast along on a Stacks skateboard

Not just for bored youngsters mucking about in the skate park on a Sunday afternoon, skateboarding can be a form of transport (if you are travelling a relatively short distance) and, unlike bikes, you don’t have to fret about leaving the board out in a public place for someone to try to steal. more

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Get your Gatsby on and play croquet
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Get your Gatsby on and play croquet

With all the hoopla surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, it’s no wonder everyone’s gone a bit gaga for the 1920s. The movie’s release is sure to help reveal what the fun-loving decade was all about – flash cars, fancy frocks and the finesse of a good game of croquet. more

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Start trekking or snuggle up with Obus Merino Travellers
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Start trekking or snuggle up with Obus Merino Travellers

Travel is such a dreamy word. Those six little letters conjure up images of dawn hikes to Machu Picchu and festivities in the streets as night blankets the sky late in summer. From days trekking about cities, up mountains and through forests, to nights sampling local cuisine at a restaurant by the sea, the modern-day nomad needs a backpack-drobe that can cater to anything. more

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Schedule playtime with a Lego clock by Loopy Designs
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Schedule playtime with a Lego clock by Loopy Designs

Playtime was so fun with Lego. Hours, days even, could be spent building entire cities of Lego buildings and Lego roads, with little yellow men and women walking stiff-legged through their brightly coloured environments, swapping wigs and hats. And just like the dispatchwork project has proven, Lego isn’t just for the young but also the young at heart. more