Cult Beauty Destination Has a New Home – The Lab Manuka


  As the landscape of Braddon continues to change, another former stalwart has moved on to greener pastures. As of Monday 2 July, beauty destination The Lab will now call the leafy surrounds of Manuka home. The familiar pink signage can now be spied marking the entrance to a narrow staircase, hidden between Priceline and a shop so nondescript I can no longer recall what it was. Emerging from said staircase, the new Lab is just as airy and light-filled as its previous Braddon home. Bare white walls give way to warm timber floors, windows unobstructed by curtains allow light… Continue Reading

In Conversation: Musician Shoeb Ahmad and designer Adam J Bragg


  For Shoeb Ahmad, musical experiences have always been tied up with how they’re visualized. On the eve of a new creative project — her latest album quiver, and the singles that precede it — she turned to long-time collaborator: designer Adam J Bragg, to help shape the visual identity of the record. Now that the album is out in the world, the pair caught up to chat about everything from their shared musical lineage to the times they’d drink coffee together while Ahmad spent days off with her son.   Shoeb: Adam J Bragg and I have been collaborating for the… Continue Reading

Ethical Fashion Table – Discussing Sustainable Fashion


  On Saturday 16 June, I attended an Ethical Fashion Table organised by the founder of ethical clothing label Pure Pod, Kelli Donovan. Kelli has spent twenty-eight years working in the fashion industry, with eleven of those running her own ethical fashion label. She is a passionate advocate for the Australian fashion industry, particularly the sustainable fashion movement. In creating this event, Kelli sought to bring like minds together to not only support one another but to openly discuss and suggest solutions for the environmental and social issues associated with the global world of fashion. Over a delicious meal, organised… Continue Reading

Dress Yourself Better When Your Are Sick – A Theory


  I have been sick for almost a month now and during my lengthy illness, I have had the time to develop a theory. It might just be possible to dress yourself better. Of course, I’m not implying that fashion can replace antibiotics or that vivid eyeshadow can act as a stand-in for decongestants, but in their way they can work their own kind of magic. My normal inclination when I am feeling unwell is to slip into one of my dressing gowns and snuggle up. This is all well and good for a weekend, or a week at a… Continue Reading

Knitting Needles to the Ready – It’s World Wide Knit in Public Day!


  Knitting has got to be one of the ultimate winter activities. What can be better than snuggling up, perhaps with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and creating something special with your own two hands? While knitting is mostly a solitary practice, on Saturday 9th of June we urge you to gather yourself and your latest project to hit the street in honour of World Wide Knit in Public Day. WWKiP day was founded back in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way to bring knitters together. Fast forward thirteen years and it is now the largest knitter… Continue Reading

Queer Eye – What Went Down in Yass


  After breaking this story wide open on Tuesday in an article that scooped mainstream media (a huge win for the little guy, we even got picked up by Pedestrian TV!) we of course wanted to head straight to Yass and see just what was going down. However, after having already taken a rather extended lunch break on Tuesday to lay eyes on the handsome visages of Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk as they made their way from The Cupping Room to the city, taking a whole day off work to trail them… Continue Reading

Queer Eye for the Yass Guy


  One of our favourite people at the Canberra Times has just published an article postulating that the fab five are in Canberra to make over a lucky Canberra man. Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk have touched down in the nations capital and, thanks to the power of instagram, we know they are staying at the Ovolo hotel in New Acton. We can rather gleefully reveal, largely due to the combined efforts of our interconnected web of spies, that our favourite quintet will in fact be making over a lucky someone from the… Continue Reading