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Reconsider Your Next Purchase

August 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm

ReverseGarbage has a new shopfront in the heart of Redfern, ReConsidered. The shop space aims to inspire customers to see value and function in materials which have been thrown to the wayside. A great place to find affordable interior décor and furnishings, sustainable art works and a range of other curiosities.

ReConsidered

Launched earlier this year, the new outlet sits along Redfern’s Regent Street. Tangled between various op-shops ReConsidered is confident that its processes are unique. All products on display have been up-cycled by Reverse Garbage’s ReStore and ReCreate Team. This creative bunch of  artists, educators and designers are committed to the organisation’s mission ‘to practice reuse and work exclusively with only reuse materials’. From chair’s refurbished with hessian coffee bags, to antique crockery, you’ll find something new every time you visit.

Once a month there’s exhibitions of artworks and art installations made by local designers to promote their work and the use of recycled materials to create art.

Where: 167 Regent Street, Redfern

When:  Tuesday – Saturday (10am to 5pm)

ReverseGarbage

If you’re not looking for the finished product, there’s plenty of inspiration at the ReverseGarbage Warehouse. Located in Marrackville, donations of ‘garbage’ are made available to the general public for creative use, or reuse.

There’s plenty to choose from as Reverse Garbage continues to collect tonnes of valuable materials including off-cuts, over-runs, art & craft materials, stage props, knickknacks, furniture and other items. 40 years of establishment has led to contributions from hundreds of supporting commercial and industrial businesses, as well as the generosity of the local community.

Where: 8/142 Addison Road Marrickville

When: Monday – Saturday ( 9am to 5pm)  Sundays (10am to 4pm)

Comedy hits Sydney’s Basement

August 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Comedy at The Basement is coming to Sydney’s CBD with the funniest stand-up comedians in the country.  Shows will run twice a month as comics Ben Ellwood & Jono Lee set out to test Sydneysider’s abdomen strength. Here’s what’s on offer for its debut, September 3rd.

Sydney Underground Film Festival

August 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

The Sydney Underground Film Festival returns to Marrickville’s Factory Theatre in September. Unveiling a diverse range of independent, experimental and art house films, this festival is one of the best opportunities for Australians to venture beyond the mainstream.

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas creeps up on the Sydney Opera House

August 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is returning to push the boundaries further in its sixth consecutive year at the Sydney Opera House. With some of the world’s most renowned leading thinkers and culture creators the festival presents an opportunity to express and debate your thoughts on some of the most provocative topics to date. Here’s our list of speakers we recommend  checking out.

Guide: Where the best chefs eat

July 31, 2014 at 9:53 am

There are only a few chefs who have really set the bar in the food industry. Many of these chefs have well established restaurants in different locations all around the world. Here’s a guide to where the best chefs eat.

A day-to-day guide to make your Splendour experience one to remember

July 24, 2014 at 10:34 am
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It’s that time of the year again. Splendour’s back and better than ever with a killer lineup! Splendour has definitely raised the bar this year, with the likes of Outkast, Foals, Metronomy, Nic Jaar, Angus and Julia Stone and several other international artists, alongside local artists set to play. They’ll have workshops, mini clothes shops and food stores. You’ll be equipped with all the essentials required to make your festival experience truly enjoyable. Below is our day-to-day guide to Splendour 2014 from Friday to Sunday. 

Off the Beaten Track: Discovering Darwin at Night

July 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

If you’re freezing cold with this winter weather and can’t escape to a warmer climate, don’t read ahead. You’ll just make yourself upset at the life people in the north lead. If you’re looking to get away, though, or happen to find yourself in Darwin in the next few months, this is for you. Darwin may seem like a world away from anything and too full of crocodiles to even think about visiting, but what they’ve got going on up there to celebrate the milder temperatures (read: 30 degrees maximum during the day) is well worth checking out. The night time is the best time, so here are five nights out which are guaranteed winners.