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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)
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The Weekend Series: the best binge-worthy shows of 2017 (so far)

It’s been a pretty stellar year as far as television is concerned. Some of the ‘already greats’ returned for killer new seasons, while some fresh faces drummed up an incredible amount of hype. With the new season of Game of Thrones fast approaching, now is the time to catch up on these shows before you are consumed by the world of dragons, wildlings and white walkers. To make it easier, we’ve picked five of the best binge-watch worthy shows of 2017 so far. more

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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity
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A love affair for life – Kindling marries individuality with longevity

Depending on when you were born (and this may be a very sobering reality check), you may have lived in a glorious time when things were actually made to last. In most instances, this is but a pipe dream of days gone by – nowadays, products are specifically designed to fall apart pretty darn quickly with the aim of frequent replacement. Frankly, this sucks. However, there is a glimmer of hope – Kindling is a Melbourne-based clothing brand kicking it old school, dedicated to making cute clothes that go the distance. more

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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July
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The Weekend Series: five things we are vibing on in July

We are officially half way through 2017. It’s true. Before you all start hyperventilating at that thought, allow us to try and calm your mid-year panic. Although the year is progressing at a fast clip, there’s a lot of great stuff happening. We are really vibing on some killer ideas popping up around the world, including interactive wild food explorations, Wu Tang Clan booze, green cities and more. more

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True crime and cold cases explored in new ABC podcast Trace
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True crime and cold cases explored in new ABC podcast Trace

A new engrossing podcast is blowing the dust off a 37-year old murder and the investigation that failed to find its perpetrator. Trace examines the case of Maria James, who was found murdered in her bookshop in 1980. With the help of a homicide detective, journalist Rachael Brown is examining the case through a new set of eyes in order to find answers that have eluded us for so long. more

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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops
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Illustrious illustration – the debut collection from IVY NIU really pops

Being a true original in the age of the internet is pretty darn tricky – trends come and go in a matter of weeks, leaving hordes of confused people wondering why they’re wearing fishnets under ripped jeans. We are constantly being bombarded with the same old stuff, repurposed perhaps with a new colour way or logo placement, but it’s just plain old boring most of the time. IVY NIU has arrived on the scene as a breath of fresh air, celebrating the art of illustration and the value of true individuality in fashion. more

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The Weekend Series: be inspired by five winners from the Cannes Lions awards
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The Weekend Series: be inspired by five winners from the Cannes Lions awards

When you win big at an event called the International Festival of Creativity, you know you are on to something with your ideas. Cannes Lions – which recently celebrated its 64th iteration – welcomed work from almost 100 countries across the fields of creative communications, entertainment, design and tech to celebrate progress and innovation and acknowledge those using creativity as a positive force in the world. While there were a huge amount of quality entries, we’ve decided to pick our five favourite winners that produced some awe-inspiring work. more

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Build your empire at South Brisbane incubator Entrepreneur Haus
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Build your empire at South Brisbane incubator Entrepreneur Haus

When Daniel Ngo first started his IT business at the age of 22, he began with next to nothing. After doing the hard work to get his budding start-up off the ground, Daniel decided that he was suddenly in a perfect position to help other enterprising individuals. Entrepreneur Haus is a new South Brisbane-based co-working space that aims to connect like-minded people, providing opportunities and advice that is not readily available to those starting from scratch. more

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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods
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Feel the love in every piece with Homejob’s unique handmade goods

There’s something to be said about naturally good vibes – you know, when you get together with a likeminded pal and things just flow. It’s these partnerships that often produce some of the most delightful art, when two people build upon their ideas to create products that truly stand apart from the usual stuff that’s doing the rounds. The latest dream team on the Brisbane scene is a duo made up of ceramicist Wendy Ma and visual artist Emika Kazama, otherwise known as Homejob. Cast any preconceptions of the word aside – this is one Homejob you will be proud to sport. more


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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills
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The Weekend Series: totally legit tax hacks to maximise your dollar bills

When it comes down to it, you can’t cheat the taxman. You (or someone you know) may be all for fudging a few figures here and there to make your yearly return a little more lush, but keeping it legit is definitely the way to go when it comes to anything financial – you don’t want to end up in a Caleb Nichol a la The OC type situation, after all. If you play your cards right you can maximise your return without any risk of landing yourself in hot water – we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you out before the new financial year rolls around. Make it rain, folks! more

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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style
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Welcome back – Arnsdorf launches its return to business with signature timeless style

Fashion can seem like such a fickle thing – trends come and go, leaving labels to churn out products that hit the brief for what’s hot right now but often missing the mark on longevity. One label that picked up on this cycle and decided to step away was Arnsdorf, a beloved Melbourne-via-New-York-based brand that took a break from the troubled fashion industry to return better than ever with a renewed sense of purpose. Armed with ethical practises and quality products, Arnsdorf is a direct affront to the broken cycle it fled from. more

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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale
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Get the designer threads of your dreams for (way) less at Harrolds Pacific Fair’s mid-year sale

Listen up – EOFY is upon us, which means with a little luck you will soon be rolling in fat stacks of guilt-free cash money thanks to a dude we like to call the taxman. What better time to treat yourself to a fancy-as-heck shopping spree? Quit talking yourself out of buying designer items, friend – the quality is higher, the cost-per-wear speaks for itself and treating yourself feels damn good. Need any more encouragement? Luxury department store Harrolds is holding a jaw-dropping 50% off sale, which means you can get your pretty little paws on the likes of Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Balmain, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and more for prices that will make your head spin. We’ve kick-started your shopping inspo by picking five items from the sale that we are lusting over in The Weekend Edition office – race you to Pacific Fair! more

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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to
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The Weekend Series: five podcasts you should definitely be listening to

Much like MSG, high fructose corn syrup and checking Instagram every 20 minutes to see what your ex is up to (don’t act like you don’t know), podcasts are seriously addictive. Whether you’re killing time on a morning commute, trying to distract yourself from the searing pain in your quads during a run or just need time to chill out, there’s pretty much a podcast for every occasion. There are heaps of titles out there blowing up internationally that you have probably come across, but we are here to shine a light on some of the best podcasts that you may not have heard of yet. more

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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor
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Make like MacGyver – test your wits at Brisbane’s brand new Escape Manor

Nothing gets adrenaline levels soaring quite like a good old-fashioned escape challenge. When you’re locked in a room with limited resources, a sinister backstory and a ticking clock, things get hectic. Imaginations run wild as you work closely with those around you to find a way out, piecing together clues and thinking outside of the box to achieve a common goal. Nobody can craft this experience quite like Escape Manor, Brisbane’s latest escape room that is here to take it to the limit. more

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Treat yo' self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you're invited)
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Treat yo’ self – Harbour Town is having a three-day mega sale (and you’re invited)

Fashion-forward peeps of the Gold Coast, brace yourselves – Harbour Town’s gigantic (and aptly named) GET OUTlet Sale is officially kicking off this Friday June 9 until Sunday June 11. If you’ve been saving your hard-earned pennies for the end-of-financial-year sales, now is your time to shine. Harbour Town’s centre-wide sale event features more than 100 outlet stores, with jaw-dropping prices across some of the biggest brands like Michael Kors, Oroton, Seed, and Kate Spade. We know this is a lot to take in, so we’ve selected some of our favourite pieces from the sale to give you some inspo and get you all jazzed – as if you needed an excuse. This, friends, is what dreams are made of. more

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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing
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Keep it clean and coastal with ethical threads from OneThing

The fast fashion trap is one that almost all of us are guilty of falling victim to at some point – while we might splash out on designer items, the lure of cheap and readily available basics can often be hard to resist. Unfortunately, this throwaway industry is doing some pretty horrible things to our main girl Mother Earth – farmers in parts of China and India predicting the colour of the next fashion season by the colour of their rivers due to run-off from the textile industry. Yikes! Luckily, trading fast for fair is totally doable, and Sydney label OneThing is leading the charge. more

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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June
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Marshmallow cafes to virtual-reality cocktails – five things we are vibing on in June

As we approach the middle of the year we start to rug up and brace for the full force of winter. It’s only natural for us to let our beach bods go a little bit as we indulge in comfort food, and boy do we have a few morsels to drool over this month! We can’t get enough of sweet treats and fusion eats, which is why we are crushing on the concept of marshmallow cafes, bouquets of Nutella doughnuts and pho-filled burritos. Sounds outlandish, right? It doesn’t make it any less real, friend. Check out our June vibes and join us in our food fantasy. more

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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics
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AÃRK Collective timepieces marry function and aesthetics

A good watch can be exceedingly hard to find – often something you find visually appealing will have had no thought put into its insides, or as a reverse argument the super-hardy products just aren’t very pretty. Finding a balance between style and workability is a challenge, but we’ve found just the thing. Nailing the perfect combination of seamless functionality and dreamy aesthetics is AÃRK Collective, a group of Melbourne-based creatives that you are going to want to make time for. more

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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren't succulents)
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The Weekend Series: five visually striking indoor plants for beginners (that aren’t succulents)

If you aren’t enough of a responsible adult yet to care for a pet or child, there is always one option for sating your paternal instincts. A plant doesn’t talk back, nor does it cry at odd hours of the night. If you are keen to start caring for a leafy baby or two, we suggest branching (get it?) out and going with a plant that is a little bit different than your run-of-the-mill succulent. We’ve picked five plants to start with that are not only easy to care for but also fun to look at. more

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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare
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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare

Your skin is technically your largest organ, so it makes sense to take darn good care of it. The market is flooded with all manner of products that promise everything from eternal youth to a blemish-free face, but often these bigger brands are packed with gnarly chemicals – not to mention that a lot of cosmetic giants still test on animals (the absolute worst). Saya Skincare is here to save the day, offering a range of certified organic and plant-based products that proves nature really is the ultimate healer. more

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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend
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It’s game time – 1UP Arcade powers up in Morningside this weekend

Anyone that grew up walking distance from an arcade (or corner store with Street Fighter) should take a seat – this isn’t going to be your run-of-the-mill nostalgia trip. 1UP Arcade is bringing arcade gaming back into vogue with a communal space boasting more than 50 machines from Fatal Fury to Rave Racer. If you’ve got an itch to beat some high scores, 1UP Arcade will be pressing start on Saturday May 13.  more