Posted on August 9, 2007 Under Fashion

Talented Aussie designer Damien Aistrope has done it again with 2x4, a new line of seasonal, limited edition t-shirts. Currently in its first release, 2x4 works around the concept of four artists/designers creating two tees each, then releasing 200 of…

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Posted on August 7, 2007 Under Life

The FDA treats aromatherapy similarly to the way it treats Echinacea, ginseng and other "dietary supplements." Basically, a company can make all sorts of claims on the bottle as long as it doesn't try to pass those claims off as…

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SpearTalks: Saint Augustine Academy

Posted on August 3, 2007 Under Fashion

An intro to an interview shouldn't take too long to write, particularly when the subject of the interview is something as exciting as Saint Augustine Academy, a buzzy men's fashion label out of Australia that's as hard-rocking as it is…

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Eureka: Melbourne

Posted on July 16, 2007 Under Design

At a height of 297 meters, Melbourne's Eureka tower is the tallest residential building in the world. Its Skydeck, which opened on May 15 and sits on the 88th floor, is the highest public vantage point in the southern hemisphere*.…

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New Young Lovers

Posted on July 9, 2007 Under Fashion

Aussie clothing company Young Lovers recently dropped a few more of their extremely limited edition shirts, and the designs for this set of tees pack just as much freshness as you'd expect from a company based in the land of…

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Posted on June 13, 2007 Under Fashion

I'm certainly not aching for the return of 13 degree days and 5 o'clock sunsets, but the women's winter 2007 collection from Australian surf brand Insight has certainly left me feeling friendlier toward this side of the hemisphere's eventual re-approach…

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Posted on June 6, 2007 Under Design

Glancing at other peoples' workspaces is a voyeuristic habit of mine, so with NowNow (virtually) publishing desktop//desktop, a study of designers' desks and their immediate surroundings, I'm tickled pink. If you're anything like me, you instantly consider about how you…

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MUD Australia

Posted on June 6, 2007 Under Design

Finding the balance between mass-production while maintaining a handmade aesthetic may be a struggle for many designers, but MUD Australia seem to manage it effortlessly. Founded in 1994 by Shelly Simpson, the line is completely microwave, food and dishwasher safe,…

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Posted on May 3, 2007 Under Life

While I find the word "mintd" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue (though maybe, that's just me), I do find the newest kid on the online marketplace block, mintd, pretty awesome. Like Etsy, it allows users to create a virtual…

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Lee Jeans Australia Wants You To Come Clean

Posted on April 30, 2007 Under Life

Feel like playing a bit of a prank this afternoon? Spin New Media created this interactive viral video for Lee Jeans Australia that allows you to upload an image of anyone - a friend, your boss, your mother - and…

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