Humans of Newtown reveal their local favourites

July 3, 2014 at 1:07 pm


Humans of Newtown is the newest kid on the Humans of… block showcasing Newtown’s eccentric people and counterculture spirit. We spoke to the woman behind the blog Jo Wallace to find out a bit more about the blog and about her favourite places around one of Sydney’s most unique suburbs, Newtown.

Share stories in the dark at the Sydney Film Festival Hub

June 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

 The Sydney Film Festival is on this week and will be running until 15th of June, with over 160 films to choose from and screening all over the city. 160 films is no joke, and flicking through a program guide if you’re not a film buff up to date with every entrant to pass through the film festival circuit before it gets to us here in Australia, makes heading into the festival a bit daunting, but forget about the films when you can head downstairs at Town Hall which is being transformed once again for the 3rd year of the Sydney Film Festival Hub.

Dust off your DIY skills at Maaike Furniture Resurrection upholstery workshops in Darlinghurst

June 4, 2014 at 10:25 am


Maaike Furniture Resurrection on Oxford St in Darlinghurst is the studio of furniture designer Maaike Pullar where she also holds upholstery classes to turn decrepit old armchairs found on the road into beautiful furniture for your home. There are workshops for all levels of experience, ranging from one-off classes for beginners, to month-long weekly DIY dining chair courses. They’re also a great way to take your anger out by hammering and using a staple gun. We sent our writer Jess in to get hands-on.