Vivid Ideas

Tuesday June 05, 2012

Rarely are festivals for serious thinking, but most of them don't have a dedicated 'Ideas' program.

Charge Group (vinyl giveaway)

Tuesday June 05, 2012

'Epic' might be one of the most overused words this decade, but it's an apt description of Charge Group's sound. 

Winter has its perks: whisky by the fire, warm woollen knits and spending great swathes of time in dark cinemas for starters. In this regard the Sydney Film Festival (June 6-17) is well timed. Here are some highlights of the low lights.

Sometimes it seems like a lot of art and design magazines forget they're part of a wider world. It's Nice That is very much the exception.

Melting Sculpture

Saturday June 02, 2012

Now here's an innovation that would make Madame Tussaud's infinitely more interesting.

Neil Young's latest record comes out tomorrow, and - not surprisingly - it's a little left of centre.

It's hard to ignore the impact of Malcolm Gladwell's work, and now it can enhance your coffee table as well as your mind. 

Sigur Ros (album giveaway)

Friday May 25, 2012

To launch their new album Valtari, Icelandic post-rock four-piece Sigur Ros reached out to us in cyberspace and outerspace, via the humble planetarium. 

You might know him as the man behind viral YouTube hipster-parodying smash hit "Northcote (So Hungover)". He's the Bedroom Philosopher - aka Justin Heazlewood - and a man constantly on tour. 

How often do you see your family? Do you have friends for dinner? How do you interact with your local community? These are the questions Kinfolk Magazine asks, and quite rightly so.