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Thanks to the clever folk at Gin and Apathy, we've got a handsome bamboo kit of The Tote hotel to give away. 

Filming a day in the life of someone like Elise Cameron-Smith, who manages to pack about 36 hours worth of activity into less than 24, was always going to be a fun ride.

If you’ve got 20-odd minutes to spare and fancy the idea of telling people you’ve constructed an iconic building, why not nab yourself a kit and build a bamboo model of one. (NB – the folks who make these kits guarantee zero Ikea-like dummy spits in the construction process.)

Write Like Hemingway

Wednesday April 04, 2018

“There is nothing to writing,” Hemingway once famously declared. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Well thanks to a new Hemingway writing app, you just might save yourself a world of pain in your quest to become a betterer writerer. 

Look What We Made!

Wednesday March 07, 2018

We made a book! (Well, technically frankie press did, but we’ll happily take the credit.) It’s about the new generation of Australian makers – and it’s available for pre-sale now.

Here are six edible Christmas gifts for you to DIY this Christmas – and we’re not talking fruitcake. 

Don’t want to blow the bank, but still impress your friends and family? These DIY presents are sure to go straight to the pool room. 

DIY Wooden Beer Caddy

Thursday December 07, 2017

Craft beers deserve something better than a soggy cardboard six-pack carrier. Make this stylish wooden caddy and be the envy of every summer BBQ.

How to Throw an Axe

Thursday November 30, 2017

Apparently, axe-throwing is now an indoor sport? Just don’t try it at home kids, unless you’re staging a DIY demolition.

If you want to abandon all that is good and holy, take a look at these recipes. Don't say we didn't warn you: you’re going to need a strong stomach.

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