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Cloth, But Not Only That.

By Benjamen Judd Alright. This entry is a little indulgent but that’s ok. Whilst technically not designers themselves, the people at Cloth on William Street in Darlinghurst are some of the most creative bunch we have met in a long time. Some of us were lucky enough to head down to the launch of their […]

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Zoom!

by Sas Rowlands. Take a spectacular scenic flight and discover the wonders of the Gold Coast from the sky. Enjoy the thrill of taking off from the glistening broadwater and soaring high above the ‘Glitter Strip’, over the high rises and along the fabulous beaches. Experience the white sands of Stradbroke Island and the opulence […]

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Chronicles of Moody

By Benjamen Judd. Props where they’re due, Gareth Moody has a great name. It’s like an antidote to annoying salespeople, painful zealots or anyone else who attempts to try and win you over with an overly formal introduction. “Hello, Mr. Moody…” If he were a character from Mr. Men, he would be the one dressed […]

Fashion
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Turn the Tide

By Benjamen Judd. We recently had a meeting in the offices of our graphical designer friend about some pretty things we wanted made up for the hotel. What we were really impressed with was the table we were all sitting at. Turns out, it was designed by a man named George who is from Melbourne […]

Design
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There Once Was Some Clay From Kanimbla

By Benjamen Judd. Sometimes, when researching and finding out about new designers and artists, we get a little envious. Particularly those who just packed up and shipped themselves off to the countryside to live a life of creativity, simplicity and the sounds of birds over cups of warm tea. Like Helen Hay. Helen studied ceramics […]

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For Gorman

By Benjamen Judd. Since it first raised its lovely, well-made head in the charming Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy back in 1999, Gorman has been developing a dedicated cult following all over Australia. Now, thirteen years on, the home-grown brand has turned into a national fashion empire. And the beautiful thing we think is – not […]

Fashion
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Cassette’s are better.

By Benjamen Judd. Sydney based brand The Cassette Society classes itself as a paradox…a mix of strength and frivolity; confident and quirky. Obviously, we here at QT relate to all of these and have thus embraced the brand as one of our own. With a keen sense of what is working right now at street […]

Fashion
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Untitled (Illuminated Tree)

By Sharne Wolff A member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of Australia, and an artist based in Sydney, Jonathan Jones work has ranged across various platforms while he explores Indigenous tradition and relationships. He is particularly well known for his use of light. The artist’s new exhibition untitled (illuminated tree) is comprised of just […]

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Say This Ten Times Quickly.

Sydneysiders are fond of a bag. Be it a satchel, a backpack, a tote, a carry-all or even just one those supermarket environmentally friendly bags. We just need something to put all our stuff in. What all that stuff is, we have no idea. We here at QT are just as guilty of everyone else […]

Fashion
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2020

By Carrie Miller 2020 has returned to Damien Minton Gallery after a successful run last year. This exhibition, which is hosted by the gallery in its annex space, is based on a unique curatorial model: a series of ten, single night exhibitions running side by side. The show also reflects the trend towards hybridised models […]

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What is Ma?

Design is about finding a balance. There’s a Japanese word for the place in between – “ma”. It’s the interval of time between two things. It’s the point in the swing of a pendulum when the object switches from an upswing to a downswing. It’s the pause just between. It’s the moment just before something […]

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Lotsa laughs!

LOOK OUT WORLD ! I’M FUNNY. The funnest way to work off a big lunch in Stingray (OK, maybe second funnest) is to take your belly down to the Gold Coast Comedy Club and get it laughing it’s little self right back to thin again. Perhaps you fancy yourself a Jerry S or Chris R […]

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Old Skool

ALLANS MUSIC + BILLY HYDE This music store in Southport is a local institution. It has survived buyouts, the digital age, and the rowdy Southport locals and continues to be on of the places for the serious musician, or appreciator of music, to visit on the coast. There is a humongous range of instruments, a […]

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Hats off to Ben Capp

After studying at Melbourne’s Photography Studies College, Ben headed to London to start his professional career. During a four-year stint abroad, he was fortunate enough to assist many leading photographers including Sean Gleason, Sandro Sodano, Ben Ingham, Willy Vanderperre and Tom Van Heel.  His work focused heavily on fashion advertising and editorial portraits for major […]

Art
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Toni and Guy, Broadbeach. Hair saviours.

There are good days, there are bad days, and then there are days when you wake up after having gone to the hairdresser the day before and don’t recongnise yourself in the bathroom mirror. Yesterday was one of those days. After a particularly horrendous trip to another hairdresser, I googled ‘Toni and Guy’ (because when […]

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