With art installations created by Aussie artists Adriana Picker and Phibs

Eco Graffiti
The limited edition bottle co-created with Baz Luhrmann.

Launching ABSOLUT Oz

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Absolut Oz: Eco Graffiti

Absolut Oz, the limited edition bottle created in collaboration with world renowned director, Baz Luhrmann, now takes on a new phase of creativity in the realisation of two eco-friendly street art installations – one in Sydney, one in Melbourne – on an open canvas, outdoor space.

Intriguing!

Better hurry though – both installations won’t be up for much longer. Read on for where each art installation is located!

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Co-created by Melbourne design lab ENESS

Launching the new MINI hatch in Australia.
With three not-to-be-missed parties across the country.

Presented by MINI Australia.

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MINI Dance Floor Party

The new MINI has arrived in Australia and to celebrate they’re hosting three iconic events, featuring THE NEW ORIGINAL MINI DANCE FLOOR.

RSVP to not only experience the centrepiece of each event—a custom built, illuminated, interactive dance floor co-created by the acclaimed artist Darren Sylvester and award winning design lab Eness—but music from one of Australia’s most loved and dynamic electronic acts, Naysayer & Gilsun, plus DJ sets from Animals Dancing and Pleasure Planet.

Hurry!

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Melbourne based songwriter/producer Nick Murphy

1998
Chet Faker

From his long-awaited debut album, Built On Glass

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Chet Faker: 1998

I love that Chet Faker’s voice is so distinctive and unique that it is recognisable in any situation. I was streaming a UK reality TV show (A guilty pleasure of mine, and no, I will not be revealing the name of it!) and during one of the scenes, Chet’s voice seeped through and it lit me right up – honestly I found myself lost in Chet’s voice, rather than focusing on what was happening on the show haha.

But why am I droning on about Chet Faker, and what has this got to do with anything?

Well, last week, he released some visuals for his new song, 1998. And whilst the clip itself isn’t all that magical as some would think, it’s the song and his voice that I really want you to listen to.

The bearded musician also released a host of dates for his upcoming Australian tour. Yes!

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Presented by the awesome team at ACCLAIM Magazine

CARBON 2014
An inspiring weekend of presentations and conversations at RMIT.

Sponsored by Complex Media

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Event Review: CARBON 2014 // Part Two

Okay so my original plan didn’t work.

My love of words and wanting to share what I learnt at the event took over. But can you blame me? There was an abundance of knowledge that was consumed over that particular weekend and I can’t stress enough how much of a major opportunity it is that we have something like this is our country to experience.

Around other parts of the world, they have an entire season of these events!

But for real, I just couldn’t help it. Sharing is caring, right? #ThankMeLater.

Don’t worry, the visuals have continued for the second part of this review. ☺

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Sponsored by adidas Originals..

CARBON
Find out what happened during the first 24 hours at this year's CARBON festival.

..and New Era.

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Event Review: CARBON 2014 // Part One

So when I’ve reviewed CARBON in the past, I’ve often broken each day and/or night into a separate post.

But this year I’m going to try and flip the switch a little bit.

That is, skip the overload of words (as hard as it as a lover of words) and try and break it down into a review that will engage you and disappoint you that you didn’t attend, but also leave you wanting to purchase an early-bird ticket for next year’s event.

Pretty pictures and videos included.

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The top level at The Standard has been transformed.

The Standard Bowl
A guest review by Claire Benito.

Alt-country punks Little Bastards entertained the crowd.

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Event Review: The Standard Bowl (Industry Preview)

Surry Hills has a new favourite joint for you to hang out at!

Free entry. Free live music. Free bowling. All the damn time.

Curious?

Check out our review of The Standard Bowl on Bourke Street in Surry Hills.

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Originally composed by the late Aaliyah

Are You That Somebody?
An intricate cover from BANKS

Performed exclusively for her Live Lounge session on BBC Radio 1

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Brain: Are You That Somebody?

BANKS covered Aaliyah’s 1998 hit ‘Are You That Somebody?’ on acoustic at a BBC Live Lounge session recently.

BANKS is a girl that I can listen to constantly without feeling like skipping a track – ever. So it comes as no surprise that she totally nailed a sweet acoustic rendition of the 90s classic.

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A stand-out collaboration between Nike..

A Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
A gorgeous collaboration between the two leading brands.

...and UK's Liberty London.

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Nike x Liberty London

For Spring/Summer 2014, Nike and Liberty London have once again collaborated to create an on-trend collection for Summer (not ours, theirs).

The sportswear giant commissioned the English print experts to outfit four silhouettes – the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Nike Roshe Run, Internationalist, Blazer High and Dunk Sky High.

The motif itself calls upon prints like the blossom and bell flowers-decorated ‘Anoosha’ and the paisley-blocked ‘Crown’ prints from Liberty’s canon.

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Presented by Channel V..

SoulFest
Australia's first annual neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop festival.

.. and Max TV

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SoulFest

A new annual music festival is coming to Australia’s East Coast in October, despite the recent troubles that the festival scene has had within the past few months.

Maybe SoulFest will be the one to prove us all wrong. Who knows?

Are you willing to take that risk?

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An exciting new campaign from G-Star

RAW
This campaign aims for you to re-think your every move.

Starring alongside the highest-ranking chess player in history (Fact!)

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G-Star: RAW

With chess being the main concept, this new campaign from G-Star reinforces the brand as modern, innovative, and unexpected.

Starring Chess Grandmaster Magus Carlsen and international model Lily Cole, you can never be sure what the next move will be!

Check it out.

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