ROK ESPRESSO MAKER

The ROK Espresso Maker goes back to the future with this sleek manual coffee machine.  If your current home coffee machine is loud enough to wake your neighbours and send your dog into a panicked tail spin, then it’s time to toss the shuddering, hissing old girl and replace it with the whisper quiet non-electric […]

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RUDOLF’S LAST CHRISTMAS?

Rudolf could be set for retirement as Santa goes green.  Santa’s traditional mode of transport could be doing much more harm to the environment than the big-screen TV he stuffed down your chimney this year. Those crazy cats over at Ethical Ocean have calculated Santa’s carbon footprint, and it’s not good news. Reindeer farts, it […]

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BILBO BAGGINS SWEEPS BOXING DAY

The Hobbit opens to huge Boxing Day crowds in Australia. 

Director Peter Jackson will be smiling a mile wide today as news breaks that his The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took in $4.9 million as Boxing Day crowds swarmed to the hotly anticipated fantasy flick.

Those figures give the movie the rarified status as the second-largest Boxing Day opener in Australian history and position it for a good run at the record books as it approaches almost $450 million worldwide.

The Lord of the Rings prequel presents a maturing Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he tosses aside a colony of giant spiders on his quest to defeat the dragon that terrorises his people and reclaim his homeland — along with the riches buried there in. Of course, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen) and his loyal band of dwarves are on hand to steady the ship.

 

 

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PET-A-PORTER

Bloom Room’s stunning modern design takes pet furniture to a whole new level. French design house Bloom Room has been capturing attention around the world for its stunning furniture design, and now the master designers are set to make stylish animal lovers very happy with its new range of contemporary pet furniture. Debuted at Milan […]

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BOMBS AWAY

The Stealth Bomber electric bike is the ultimate big boys’ toy. Here’s to Stealth Electric Bikes for not only spurning a lightning-fast – and reliable — electric bike, but also for bringing masculine, aggressive styling to an eco-friendly machine. The Stealth Bomber is a triumph of form and function. The aircraft-certified alloy frame looks like it escaped […]

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LET’S TALK ABOUT ZEX

Time is of the essence with Nooka Lab’s striking ZEX around your wrist. Those wonderful designers at New York-based Nooka Lab have been blowing our minds for years, but they’ve out done themselves with the stunning new ZEX wrist watch. The hexagonal face set within a round stainless steel and mineral crystal case beautifully sets off Nooka’s […]

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ON THE QT

Historic architecture meets contemporary cool at Sydney’s hottest new hotel. Sydney’s first new-build hotel in more than a decade has opened its doors on the city’s central George Street strip. QT Sydney brings bold interior design to the city’s historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings in a stunning juxtaposition of cutting-edge art and iconic art deco and […]

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