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Merchant & Mills

The ability to sew on a button or hem pants are skills that were once commonplace, but have become somewhat lost with younger generations. English draper Merchant & Mills is doing its best to keep such waning artistry alive with its Selected Notions Box Set. The embossed sewing box comes with removable inserts that accommodate […]

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Leather and lace and gold - oh my!

Leather and lace and gold – oh my!

Fashion icons Jennifer Hawkins and Kris Smith took to the runway to launch Myer’s Autumn Winter Fashion at the heritage listed Mural Hall, Myer Melbourne.   Unmissable highlights for the new season include leather, lace detailing, a return to gold and 60’s styling.   Jennifer Hawkins wowed the 350-strong crowd in a series of slinky, […]

Fashion
Raving for Raw

Raving for Raw

Okay, maybe it seems a little crazy, but the raw food movement seems to be gaining steam (not literally, of course). Whether or not you agree or think it’s all a little bit hippy, it’s proponents do have some science on their side. Health afficionados believe it’s better to eat ‘live’ food (vegetables) because heating […]

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Make Magic Happen Planner

Make Magic Happen – Your fab downloadable planner

Free stuff rocks! Thanks to gorgeous Gold Coast blogger Rachel MacDonald you can now ‘rock your like daily’ with this cute downloadable planner. Like a lot of us, Rachel is a huge list maker and would be nothing without her to-do list, so she’s combined all the things we love keeping tabs on, on one […]

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HOUSE OF CARDS

OUR HOUSE

By Benjamen Judd   We love a solid success story. Especially when it comes to the creative industries where often it’s a matter of who you know (or screwed) as opposed to what talents you have.   Brisbane-based independent label, House of Cards, is one such success that resulted from honed skills, creative ingenuity, and […]

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STAMPEL

LETS GET STAMPY

By Benjamen Judd   LETS GET STAMPY   Wooden, crafty, and colourful? You better believe we love the shit out of it. Stampel is the name given to the gorgeous range of wooden objects that are designed and hand-carved by Andrea Shaw.   Stampel is a Swedish word (no wonder we love it) for Stamp, […]

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A BITTER RING

By Benjamen Judd If you have ever seen Karl Lagerfeld get ready you would have noticed that he is unable to leave the house without selecting a ring or three for every finger, a necklace, some bracelets, a cuff, some earrings, and several other trinkets for body-parts left unseen.   We like his style. However, […]

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TOBY JONES

By Benjamen Judd It is not often that we come across a jewellery range that is not only visually engaging and pleasing to look at but is also completely original. So when we discovered Toby Jones and his latest collection to say we were in a small state of bliss would be an understatement. After […]

Design
Helle Jorgensen Coral Garden

ONE HELLE OF A WOMAN

By Benjamen Judd What do biology, horticulture, medical research and tiny crochet marine life have in common? One woman, and thy name be Helle. Situated in the stunning backdrop of NSW’s Northern Coast, Helle Jorgensen is the creator of some truly wonderful little bits of craft. She calls her creations a study of materials and […]

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Migaloo slips past the Gold Coast as Whale season kicks off

MIGALOO, the world-famous white humpback whale, has reportedly slipped past the Gold Coast on his annual migration to the Great Barrier Reef. The 14m-long albino male, previously the only documented white humpback whale on the planet, is a star feature of the 12,000km journey This time he is again joined by another, as yet unnamed, […]

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Chipotle Corn Soup from Bazaar Marketplace

Source – Bazaar Chef Trent Syndenham This delicious soup is a new addition this week to Bazaar Gold Coast. Let me tell you one bowl is not enough. It’s addictive! So here is the recipe thanks to our chef Trent Sydenham for you to impress your friends at home.   Ingredients to make 5 litres […]

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War Horse Comes to Brisbane this July

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit production War Horse is coming to Brisbane. War Horse tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate […]

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Josh Pyke playing Friday, August 30th at The SoundLounge Gold Coast

Get your tickets here! Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters. Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own. Pyke’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, […]

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