Posts tagged lifestyle
Lessons Learned on the Road

Life’s got a funny way of deciding things for you.

You can sit there endlessly pondering next chapters with no catalyst to send you down one chute or the other, and then bam. You’re off. This is exactly what happened to Beren Hall, a friend who’s been on a voyage of self, and geographic discovery for the best part of a year. Last November, Beren and his fiancé split after seven years together. The life-map that “Bez” had loosely planned out in his head vanished. Instead of the preordained manner in which a male in his 30s is expected to behave post life-changing breakup—booze, drugs, dating inappropriately young women—Beren moved out, quit his job, sold the guts of what he owned, bought a Land Cruiser and took off around the country.

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The Bras D'or Lake House

Nicholas Fudge Architects have built a house that matches the uniqueness of the Bras D’or Lake in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Bras D’or Lake is actually an inland sea, meaning it is a large body of water consisting partially of fresh and salt water. Bras D’or sits in the center of Cape Breton Islands. For such a unique local, only a unique house will do, and that’s what Fudge has done.

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Made for the Makers

There are a select few pairs of sneakers that really make us think about our formative years—almost every single pair of Vans classics is on that list. Sure, there isn’t a celebrity name attached to any of them, but that hasn’t stopped the Authentics, Slip-On, Old Skool or SK8-Hi from becoming legendary sneakers in their own right. And now, Vans is re-releasing all four of those models in a new collection called “Made for the Makers.”

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The Dull Men's Club

Members of the Dull Men’s Club regard themselves as “dull but not boring”. They delight in a shared curiosity for the stuff of life that’s usually overlooked and ignored. In the film above, one member is excited by discovering new roundabouts, another by finding discarded bricks. The Dull Men’s Club is a kind of sanctuary in cyberspace where fellas can hang out and covet the commonplace and the unconventional.

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Converse Urban Utility Hiker

Converse sneakers, particularly iconic Chucks, have seen plenty of iterations over the past few years that are worth talking about. This latest variation, the Urban Utility Hiker, joins the ranks of the Chuck Taylor All Star 100, Waterproof Thermo-Boots and Nubuck options in that they’re still obviously Chucks, but they’re built for situations you wouldn’t normally expect to be wearing sneakers in.

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As Good As Scotland Gets

“This trip was for a film we’re working on with Ben Gulliver called Seawolf that’s based around colder locales, so we were looking for spots that fit that criteria. I like going to cold, out-of-the-way places anyway, because I’m used to it and they’re generally a lot less crowded. And the weather in Scotland just breeds a hearty kind of soul. The boys there are super welcoming and friendly, and you don’t hear anyone complaining about the cold. They just love to go out and have a few beers, and they get really excited when the waves are good — and the cold is just part of all that. I like to think Canadians are the same way.”

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Capturing the Last Milk Bars in Australia

When Smith Journal asked Eamon Donnelly what he used to go for at the milk bar, as a kid of the 80s kicking around in East Geelong, he reels off a list without a second thought: a Bubble o' Bill (“because it was a double whammy of ice cream and bubble gum”), a bag of mixed lollies (“mint leaves and fizzers mainly”), a sausage roll and a Big M – or sometimes a milkshake. Read the interview here.

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Short Film ‘Judgement’ is a Lesson in Not Giving a Fuck

Directors Lincoln Caplice and Stefan Hunt have known each other since high school. In the years since, they’ve both been chipping away at the motion picture game, working together on a bunch of projects and pushing each other to go further. Not one to do things in half measures, Stef recently pulled off an ambitious project called We’re All Going to Die: an arts, film and creative festival that debuted in Sydney this month. Watch 'Judgement' here, and read a little of the backstory to Jacko, a larger than life figure.

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2017 Monster Children Photo Comp Winners

For the uninitiated, Monster Children, that bastion of all things culture and lifestyle both here and across the pacific hold a photo competition each year to give you an opportunity to show off your wares. This year's winners have been chosen, so it’s now our pleasure to introduce you to the six winners of the 2017 MC Photo Comp.

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Wanderlust with Chris Wilson

Sydney based Chris Wilson, a freelance fashion/lifestyle/travel photographer and filmmaker specialising in analog works, takes us on a journey all over Australia. Over the last couple of years on various jaunts the images were taken – aesthetic photographs to sweeten our days when our hearts are restlessly stalked by wanderlust.

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