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The Sartorialist: Closer book
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Scott Schuman releases new book, The Sartorialist: Closer

Inspiring dress around the world and giving insight into the fashion and trends of different countries is Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist. Capturing a moment in fashion history, The Sartorialist documents style from the streets of capitals Paris, Milan, New York and London to the smaller scapes of Sydney and Savannah. more

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Egg Records, West End
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Egg Records makes the move to West End

If you’re not a diehard vinyl fan, the petite sign revealing Eggs Records’ city presence may have eluded you since its opening a decade ago. But for the curious, and those who look up occasionally amongst the city’s centre, that little sign acted as beacon to a secret bazaar of musical goodness. Through a doorway, past a foreign money exchange kiosk and up a set of stairs, Egg Records resides, selling cult cartoon figurines and classic and collector vinyl. more

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Piece Together, Woolloongabba
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Sewing lounge Piece Together moves in with Five Sugars, Woolloongabba

Run by crafty ladies Tammy Spiller and Jennine Birrell, Piece Together sewing lounge has moved from its upstairs loft-like abode in the Woolloongabba antique precinct to the street-level shop front that used to house Lavish Essentials. Joining forces with colourful coffee cranny Five Sugars, the Piece Together concept has transformed into a complete craft and sewing cafe space. more

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Immerse yourself in Spanish lessons
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Immerse yourself in Spanish lessons

Walking into a cosy family-run restaurant alive with the boisterous sounds of Spanish-speaking locals and ordering a dish of paella in the local tongue may be a long-forgotten new year's resolution. With six months left of the year, there is still time to perfect a second language. more


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The Good Dog! Film Festival
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Cut and paste with a collage from Little Land of Pia

The concept of collage may take you back to the joys of craft time in preschool and artworks riddled with stickmen and glitter. Taking a more adult approach to this line of craft (but no less colourful) is former Melbournite Pia Blair, who creates abstract collages full of texture and iconography. more

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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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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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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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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

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Jazz up your kitchen with Kookery
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Jazz up your kitchen with Kookery

No matter if you use the stove as regularly as Nigella or have turned it into an extra storage space, there’s no excuse when it comes to having a kitchen that is dull and dreary in its decoration. This is the idea that Kookery has embraced with the label’s fun-filled food-themed range of kitchen accessories. more