Embrace your modern travel desires with Vinta's next-level backpacks
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Embrace your modern travel desires with Vinta’s next-level backpacks

Finding a backpack that ticks all of your boxes can be a really tall order. Usually the practical bags with the features you need tend to be bulky and ugly, while more streamlined designs simply don’t have room for all of your stuff. If you’re the sort of person who totes your backpack everywhere, you’ll want to listen up – after the raging success of its first model, Manhattan's very own Vinta is dropping a brand-new release that will have you covered no matter where you go. more

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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes
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AESTHETNIK x Oliver Cabell celebrates handmade sensibilities and minimalist vibes

When you think of sneakers, odds are a few key brands come to mind. If Oliver Cabell isn’t one of them, we are here to educate you on why he should be on the top of your list. The American label’s designs are a testament to the power of craftsmanship and simple styling paired with painstaking attention to detail, not to mention the fact that the shoes are hand-made in an ethical manner. Oliver Cabell’s latest design draws upon the talents of creative powerhouse NIK, resulting in a collaboration that will make you swoon. more

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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra
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Save the planet and slip into a zero-waste compostable bra from The Very Good Bra

It's no surprise that the concept of slow fashion is certainly making its mark in Australia. A huge high-five to those making conscious decisions when it comes to fashion pieces, but here's a curve ball – how often do we all stop and think about what's beneath our clothing? Yes, we're taking about bras, and if you've never given the environmental sustainability of your undergarment a second thought, then The Very Good Bra will surely prompt you to do so. more

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Help our planet (and your wallet) by making the switch to a reusable coffee cup
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Help our planet (and your wallet) by making the switch to a reusable coffee cup

Your morning brew definitely isn’t a crime, but it’s no secret that disposable coffee cups are doing some pretty serious damage to the planet. Australians are up there as being some of the worst offenders, with our absentmindedness sending around one billion takeaway coffee cups to landfill every year. In an effort to jog your memory, Brisbane City Council is offering a great incentive to get you into the habit of choosing to reuse, starting with just one part of your routine – the daily coffee hit. more

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The Weekend Series: five recycling tips to help you help the planet
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The Weekend Series: five recycling tips to help you help the planet

Recycling is a hot topic at the moment and for good reason. There is set to be a huge shift in how recycling in Australia will be processed, following the news that many types of materials will no longer be accepted for recycling in China. We’d like to make recycling an easier, streamlined process. As Captain Planet said,"The power is yours!" With that in mind, here are five tips on how to properly dispose of some tricky items come recycling day. more

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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel's boutique offering
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Queensland-first flagships announced for The Calile Hotel’s boutique offering

Just when you thought James Street couldn’t get any more chic, along comes an announcement that will cement the promenade’s reputation as Brisbane’s high street. Highly anticipated boutique hotel The Calile Hotel has revealed the fashion labels that will be calling its ground-floor retail precinct home, with some of Australia’s most acclaimed outfitters set to open flagship stores this spring. more

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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


The Locals Next week: Ngoc Phan

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Science impacts nearly every aspect of modern life, from agriculture, environment, and medicine to communications, exploration and, hopefully, a sense of responsibility, wonder and awe ... ~ Jennifer Wiseman 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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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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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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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

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