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Drifting With Oliver Valsecchi

Drifting With Oliver Valsecchi

Words by Jo McTavish  [NSFW] A few weeks ago we shared on Instagram this amazing artist’s work, and to follow up on this beautiful collection we bring you Oliver Valsecchi’s “Drifting” series… French photographer “Valsecchi’ latest series takes you on a journey through art history, as each image collides the tradition of the still painting […]

A Conceptual Journey Into Adulthood

A Conceptual Journey Into Adulthood

Words by Jo McTavish “WHEN I was younger I used to think that as soon as you turn 18 you will suddenly feel like an adult and understand everything in life”- Gregor Petrikovic. Slovakian artist and photographer Gregor Petrikovic recently caught our attention online, so we had to share this young, ambitious and talented artist’s work. […]

Film Review: Steve Jobs

Film Review: Steve Jobs

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Danny Boyle Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterson Synopsis: Spanning some fifteen years, the audience is shown Steve Jobs in his most productive and most vulnerable moments leading up to the public launches of the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT (almost)cube computer […]

Anemites | Kátharsis

Anemites | Kátharsis

Words by Jo McTavish ANEMITES is a self-taught fine art photographer whose latest series of conceptual self-portraits bring deep meaning in a purifying, emotional and challenging way. Also known as Luciana Rodriguez, this Córdoba (Argentina) based artist has a brilliant and powerful eye when it comes to photography. Her collection of self-portraits explores a purgative […]

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The Australian Dream?

The Australian Dream?

Words by Jo McTavish  “THE Australian dream,” Stan Grant said. “We sing of it and we recite it in verse; ‘Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free’. Last week, the veteran journalist and Wiradjuri man “Grant’ voiced to a Sydney audience that racism is “at the heart of the Australian dream”. […]

I’m Bored With Feminism

I’m Bored With Feminism

Words by Rima Martens LIKE a sack of goon in your late teens, feminism was once the best idea that anyone had ever had. It was potent and tasted like freedom; and rapidly shared among new friends while swinging from a Hills Hoist. At least, this was the situation I found myself in as I avoided yet another […]

JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

Words by Alissa Lonergan IN a country that hosts game shows featuring orgasm competitions and parlours offering sex with robots that talk and feel real, it’s definitely a place where people can feel quite normal no matter how they get off, or what they get off on. The sexual entertainment industry is called fuzoku and […]

Is Social Media Bad For Us?

Is Social Media Bad For Us?

  Words by Jessica Testa SOCIAL Media is almost like another world on its own. We basically live on these platforms, posting new content every day and engaging with our friends. It’s hard to grasp the idea that within our computer screens, we have our own little place to be ourselves without any rules or obstacles. […]

Fashion

Live Stream: Burberry Menswear AW16

Live Stream: Burberry Menswear AW16

  Words by Jo McTavish IT feels like yesterday when we last celebrated the Burberry AW15 menswear show, and here we are again about to witness it all in twenty sixteen. Today in London at 1pm (Tuesday 12am AEST) you can witness the divine aesthetic right here, as we live stream this year’s show. So […]

Guilty Pleasure

Guilty Pleasure

Words by Courtney Deagon  IT finally happened – Sephora Australia has blessed beauty addicts nation-wide by its arrival online! The change comes as the beauty giant made the next big move after its purchase of Luxola back in July of this year. But Australians want more: with only two street stores at present (both in […]

Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival 2015

Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival 2015

Words by Courtney Deagon. LAST weekend, I road-tripped (if you can call it that) with my family to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival. Hosted at the Events Centre in the heart of Caloundra, I was privileged to be a part of what would be an incredible experience. I and the […]

Fasten Your Seatbelts, Chanel Is Taking Off

Fasten Your Seatbelts, Chanel Is Taking Off

Words by Courtney Deagon IT seems impossible for the renowned Karl Lagerfeld to do anything but impress the fashion world with each new collection; interpretation of the timeless Chanel style, with balance to modern trends and a gentle nod to the future all combine into a fascinating presentation. And, once again the Creative Director of […]

Lifestyle

Learning About The Apothecary

Learning About The Apothecary

Words by Kavita Singh  “IT’S important as a chef, designer, architect, anything creative to create a solution that sits well with the balances of the past and the present”. – Elie Moubarak Sometimes we encounter people or moments that really change our core in a positive way. This is what personally happened when I first […]

Art & Wine With Conchita Wurst

Art & Wine With Conchita Wurst

Words by Jo McTavish THERE is such a wonderful feeling knowing that you live within such a cultural and diverse nation that boasts many unique locations that one can visit, and although Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are obvious highlights, there is one city that should not be missed… I was lucky enough to visit the […]

Art & Wine With Conchita Wurst

Art & Wine With Conchita Wurst

Words by Jo McTavish THERE is such a wonderful feeling knowing that you live within such a cultural and diverse nation that boasts many unique locations that one can visit, and although Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are obvious highlights, there is one city that should not be missed… I was lucky enough to visit the […]

Mister Fitz Creams Over Brisbane

Mister Fitz Creams Over Brisbane

Words by Jo McTavish  THERE are so many people to thank for this vibrant, cultural and worldly transformation Brisbane has experienced but if you have to point a finger, there is no one else like restaurateur Damian Griffiths. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his venues certainly will. This is the visionary mind and […]

Film

Film Review: Steve Jobs

Film Review: Steve Jobs

Words by Ryan Grice Director: Danny Boyle Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterson Synopsis: Spanning some fifteen years, the audience is shown Steve Jobs in his most productive and most vulnerable moments leading up to the public launches of the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT (almost)cube computer […]

Film Review: Spotlight

Film Review: Spotlight

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Tom McCarthy Screenplay: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery. Synopsis: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. THIS year Michael Keaton […]

Film Review: The Danish Girl

Film Review: The Danish Girl

Words by Steven Mitchell  Director: Tom Hooper Screenplay: Lucinda Coxon Cast: Eddie Redmanyne, Alicia Vikander and Ben Whishaw Synopsis: A fictitious love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. EVERY year we get the “Oscar-Bait” […]

Giveaway: Dirty Grandpa

Giveaway: Dirty Grandpa

Words by Jo McTavish THIS year has been a celebration of many great films, some consider to win many awards come the Oscars, but in between those silver linings a little fun needs to be had. It is without a doubt for many of you, the void can be hit and miss and I certainly […]

Art

Drifting With Oliver Valsecchi

Drifting With Oliver Valsecchi

Words by Jo McTavish  [NSFW] A few weeks ago we shared on Instagram this amazing artist’s work, and to follow up on this beautiful collection we bring you Oliver Valsecchi’s “Drifting” series… French photographer “Valsecchi’ latest series takes you on a journey through art history, as each image collides the tradition of the still painting […]

A Conceptual Journey Into Adulthood

A Conceptual Journey Into Adulthood

Words by Jo McTavish “WHEN I was younger I used to think that as soon as you turn 18 you will suddenly feel like an adult and understand everything in life”- Gregor Petrikovic. Slovakian artist and photographer Gregor Petrikovic recently caught our attention online, so we had to share this young, ambitious and talented artist’s work. […]

Anemites | Kátharsis

Anemites | Kátharsis

Words by Jo McTavish ANEMITES is a self-taught fine art photographer whose latest series of conceptual self-portraits bring deep meaning in a purifying, emotional and challenging way. Also known as Luciana Rodriguez, this Córdoba (Argentina) based artist has a brilliant and powerful eye when it comes to photography. Her collection of self-portraits explores a purgative […]

Haunting Paintings By Moon Chanpil

Haunting Paintings By Moon Chanpil

Words by Jo McTavish  THE imagination of Moon Chanpil, takes a deep look into the animalism of people flipping around her usual playful work. Last year Moon Chanpil presented “I Hate Early Birds”, a witty and unsettling series.  Here, she presented her world of animals taking on the position of people, while their human companions took […]