Accessories
Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories
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Plant-based style – Ahimsa Collective turns pineapple leaves into luxe accessories

When it comes to food, it's now easier (and more delicious) than ever to be a plant-based eater, with more and more vegan-friendly crusaders popping up in the hospitality scene. But what about your wardrobe? It's not always as easy to apply the same level of sustainability and environmentally conscious way to everyday clothing and accessories. Enter Ahimsa Collective and its collection of luxe accessories made from discarded pineapple leaves. more

Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know
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Celebrating International Women’s Day – five inspirational Queensland women you need to know

You know that saying how behind every great woman is a group of other kick-ass women? Well, that quote might not be exact but it’s pretty bloody true – a whole bunch of positive change in the world is currently happening because women are standing up, speaking out and making their voices heard. While there’s still a lot of work to be done in the fight for equality, it’s important to acknowledge the women all around us doing inspiring work across all facets of life. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday March 8, we’ve rounded up five phenomenal Queensland gals who are totally killing it in their respective fields. Who run the world? more

Clothing
Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes
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Arc & Bow brings the fun to slow fashion with bold prints and striking silhouettes

No bones about it – we are absolutely frothing over the amount of choice that is available in the sustainable clothing community at the moment. While many brands are favouring the more basic and monochromatic route, there are still options available for those who prefer to get a little bit loud with their wardrobe (but would prefer to do so with minimal damage to the environment). Arc & Bow is a New Zealand-based brand that is bringing the fun back to slow fashion with its bold prints and striking silhouettes. more

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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear
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Veja sneakers combine transparency with style to create conscious footwear

It may not be the first thing you think of, but the sneaker industry is actually rife with waste. High demand, mass production and loads of unsustainable rubber that refuses to break down make for a pretty toxic cocktail, don’t you think? Luckily, the ethical sneaker movement is really taking off – and you need only look to Veja as an example. The European sneaker brand is taking over the style scene with its conscious footwear, offering a range of sustainable and vegan alternatives for the market. more

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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces
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daniella caputi weaves generations of talent into minimalist masterpieces

The phrase ‘less is more’ is wildly popular because of its truth, particularly when it comes to the world of fashion. What is still seen as a vastly fast industry churning out trend-based pieces is starting to slow down, as the next generation of makers steps up to create change not only aesthetically but socially. Daniella Caputi is one such individual, dedicated to crafting minimalist garments made with expert care. Her eponymous label personifies this new wave – it’s all about quality over quantity. more

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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month
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The Weekend Series: five binge-worthy shows to queue up this month

With the hubbub surrounding this year’s Oscar season, it’s easy to forget that some incredible television exists. We’re not talking about Married at First Sight (but we’re also not knocking that perfectly addictive drama-fest) – we’re talking about the five must-watch television shows of 2019. We’ve curated a list of episodical entertainment that is available to binge now, or will be soon. Superheroes, angels and demons, prison escapes, and dark comedies – what’s not to like? more


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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market
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Feel the love – Theo the Label brings an affordable spin to the ethical fashion market

More and more consumers are wising up to the fact that the fast fashion industry is problematic, which is a great realisation – but we still haven’t quite reached the stage where ethical threads are the norm. The fact that this market is still young comes with some challenges – there isn’t as much choice, the costs are quite high and a lot of styles tend to cross over without much variation. In her own journey towards more sustainable habits, Esther Kirwan recognised these shortcomings and founded Theo the Label – a project to reflect her own ethics blended with creative freedom. more

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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day
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Find true love – go on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day

Folks, Valentine’s Day is upon us and romance is well and truly in the air. Whether you’re flying solo or all coupled up, one enduring and undying love that we can all agree upon is that of literature. Regardless of your relationship status, the thrill of discovering a great new read is one of life’s greatest pleasures – so Penguin Random House Australia has decided to celebrate this notion by setting you up on a blind date with a book this Thursday February 14. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in February
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing in February

Folks, we’ve made it to February. Christmas is disappearing in the rear-view mirror and 2019 is now in full swing. It’s good to take a breath every once in a while to soak in what’s happening around you – you never know what can pass you by. Every month we put together a handy hit list of happenings from around the world that we think you’d be interested in. Cutting-edge inventions, wacky food experiments, pop-culture movements – it’s all fair game. This month, we’ve assembled a mixed bag for you to enjoy, from Dr. Mario's mobile app to ketchup caviar. more

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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care
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Wearable mindfulness – the brand educating us on the importance of self care

Let’s face it – we’re living in a pretty bloody accelerated age. Thanks to always being on the go – both personally and professionally – a lot of us are suffering from serious burnout. One of the biggest contributing factors to this vicious cycle of overextending ourselves is a lack of self care – taking the time to stop, recharge and engage in practices that get us back on track (whatever that might be for you). A Melbourne-based brand has spearheaded a wearable activism project that reminds us of both the essence and importance of self care – because sometimes, you’ve gotta do you. more

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Hello from Hollywood – get a celebrity to record (nearly) anything you want
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Hello from Hollywood – get a celebrity to record (nearly) anything you want

Have you ever wished you could receive a personalised birthday message from Flavor Flav, get roasted by Tommy Chong or snag some words of encouragement from Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart? Most likely you haven’t, but what if we told you it was possible? Cameo is a service that is giving us mere mortals the chance to receive personalised video shoutouts from all kinds of celebs. Athletes, actors, comedians and even YouTube stars are signing on, reducing the gap between us and the stars. more

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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather
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Deck out your doggo with handmade collars and leashes from Wolf Pack Leather

If you’re hunting for a personalised present for your pooch that's going to last a lifetime, get your eyes on Wolf Pack Leather. The boutique label, which was born from humble beginnings in Byron Bay, has become renowned for its hand-made quality and refined aesthetic, offering unique leather accessories for your furry friend that can be custom designed and sized to ensure the perfect fit. more

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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs
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The Weekend Series: five of the best waterproof speakers perfect for summertime hangs

If you’re sick of the sound of your skin audibly cracking in the summer sun, you might want to try drowning it out with some tunes blasted by a top-notch speaker. That being said, if you are dead set on soaking up the rays poolside or at the beach, you’re going to need a speaker that can survive a spill in the sand or a splash in the water. Thankfully waterproof technology has come a long way – most of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market come equipped with phenomenal waterproof technology. If you’re in the market for a speaker to take with you on your next beach trip, we’ve assembled a list of five options worth investigating. more

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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things
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Exit through the gift shop – The Calile unveils its Museum of Small Things

Every good hotel has a lobby shop – but as is custom with most of its practises, The Calile isn’t content with being just like ‘every good hotel’. Instead of the standard souvenirs, the urban resort has unveiled Museum of Small Things (affectionately dubbed M.O.S.T for short) – an impeccably curated collection of local pieces that go above and beyond your typical gifting fare. more