THEWOMBATS

THE WOMBATS [LIVE]

| Sound

“Who was born in 1996?” The Wombats lead singer Matthew Murphy screams out into the depths of Festival Hall. “1996?” I say to myself. “That would make you, like…” – the crowd goes wild- “…fifteen!” “Who was a teenager in 1996?” he continues, thrusting his arm into the air and further inciting the throng of fifteen-year-olds. [...]

POP UP STORES

POP – UP

| Factory

The thought of opening up one’s own retail shop of wares in this time of financial decline seems more than just a formidable task- it seems more like a distant ill-fated dream. Still, the dream lives on for some who have taken the ideal and tweaked it into retail’s new trend of concept “pop-up” stores. [...]

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DANIEL SANNWALD

| Photography

Experimental fashion photographer Daniel Sannwald ensnares the senses with his unique approach, creating photographs that are primarily works of art. Focusing heavily on the environment within his compositions and personalising his shots with deft post-production, the final product is both intriguing and visually pleasing from an artistic viewpoint, whilst still successfully showcasing his clients designs. [...]

KOHLO

KAHLO

| Design

You open up your closet and you end up staring for ages on at the tumultuous mass of prints and colours that is peering right back at you. 8:45am and you’ve still not picked out an outfit from the throng of patterned shirts and printed skirts. You reach out for that rainbow digital print blouse [...]

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GOOD AS GOLD

| Factory

One of New Zealand’s best loved clothing boutiques, Good as Gold (or GAG) has just upped the ante and opened the doors to its new tree-house inspired premises. After six years in their old space, owner Ruben Bryant said the move was initiated by the need for more space. GAG stock the best jeans, tees, footwear, [...]

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KAREN ROSETZSKY

| Photography

Danish-born photographer Karen Rosetzsky took on photography at the age of fourteen, when her father gave her her first camera for her birthday. Being raised in a forest twenty kilometres out of Copenhagen, her first pictures were far from fashionable. After attending the Danish Photography Academy, she started working and assisting at Schiller & Co., [...]

HELMUT_NEWTON

HELMUT NEWTON

| Photography

Best known for his influential role as a fashion photographer for publications such as Vogue during the 50s and 60s, Helmut Newton changed the way female nudes were portrayed in photography. He managed to capture provocation and eroticism without being a pervert. He pushed the boundaries of an otherwise prudish society and showed us a [...]

SPIRITHOODS

SPIRIT HOOD

| Factory

If someone were to ask you: “What is your inner animal spirit?”, what would you say? A secretive snow leopard, a powerful panda or a slender and seductive wolf? My immediate answer was she-wolf: the territorial hunter, known for its elusiveness, sharp senses, and high endurance in the chase… howling at the full moon & travelelling [...]

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TIGHT TIGERS

| Factory

T-Squat’s Kelly Sabba gets tight with Claire Coppins from tighttigers on how the label’s making fashion fiercer than ever. When did you start tighttigers? The year 2010. We aren’t even one yet. If fashion had designer nappies, we’d be wearing the shit out of them. There’s a lot of mistakes being made and a tonne [...]

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SEX, DRUGS & DEPRESSION

| Photography

Photographer David Nikolaisen just graduated from the Norwegian School of Photography and will soon be moving to Oslo to pursue photography projects: “ Yeah, I’m fresh out of school, so the plan is to move to Oslo and get some sort of job so I can survive and just take shit loads of photos in [...]

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GO FUG YOURSELF

| Factory | Words

With the Internet reaching critical mass in terms of new content, weird finds and bizarre pics, it’s hard to stay a regular at any one place. GO FUG YOURSELF is one of the few however, I always meander my way back to. Why? Simple: you won’t find yourself LOL-ing here. Be prepared to bellow, guffaw [...]

GET_HUGGED

GET HUGGED

| Factory

Designers, masterminds & best mates Ernest Studio & Kate Camilleri have been exploring the topic of depression and mental issues within our society. Their response is the ‘hug jumper’. Through their research they believe hugging can assist and cure many social and mental issues, which seem to be ever growing and conquering minds all over [...]