“They had nothing to say to each other. A five-year age gap between siblings is like a garden that needs constant attention. Even three months apart allows the weeds to grow up between you.”
― Zadie Smith
If love is a blanket of darkness that, despite dilated pupils, constricts our sight into a single-track tunnel, floods our brains with stress hormones and turns us into a dizzy mess of preoccupation and restlessness; then intimacy is the light switch.
There is a sweet and sticky awkwardness of falling in love that never truly leaves, even after the days of high school and asking your parents’ permission to go out with your boyfriend. Like an ice cream melting down your fingers, sugary trails to be licked off hands and wrists, leaving behind a sticky residue.
Dive deep, take risks, drive fast, seek solitude, chase thrills, trust instinct and think post-leap.
“As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.” Yann Martel - ‘Life of Pi’.
Elon Musk has affirmed his belief in the possibility (albeit one in billions) that what we know of life is more Mario Kart than Charles Darwin, that we are but pawns in one monumental video game...
Pain, a basic yet emotive human instinct designed to ensure our survival can often make surviving a death sentence of its own.
Without spoiling too much, it would seem that for most of her career, Sydney-based actress Tess Haubrich has been typecast as the girl that, well, dies.
How do you know you’re alive? Heartbeats? Breath? Pain? Love? Fear? Moments? Evidence left on your flesh? Risk? G-force? Caffeine? Existential dread?
The voice of God himself, Morgan Freeman, once observed, “Learning how to.. really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.”
Edition N°2 ponders the vast notion of being ALIVE.
What it means to be ALIVE seems to be just as elusive as the meaning of life itself.
Punk rock prodigy Patti Smith astutely observed, “Who can know the heart of youth but youth itself.”
We talk to actress, influencer and social media star Sarah Ellen on the business of obsession, staying grounded and why she comes with a filter.
In questions of art and commerce, the words of 17th century French philosopher, Joseph Joubert still ring true: “Ask the young, they know everything”.
Our remote location, often billed as Asia-Pacific or Oceania, is one not mimicked anywhere else in the world and we’ve proudly built a lifestyle around that.
Venture down the rabbit hole and see legendary film and theatre icon, Barry Otto, as you’ve never quite seen him before…
We are, as Australians, intrepid by nature. Our location fuels our wanderlust, forcing our creative industries to be bold, to be heard. Our cultural isolation lending innovation and leading to world-class equivalence.
This dream-like pastiche of nostalgia explores the very influences that shaped Sarah Ellen’s own sway with the world.
As much a fashion piece as a roman à clef about youth’s new mood, we showcase the resortwear of 2018 and the state-of-mind to match.
Technology has changed the meaning of influence. Where it was once the verb of inspiration, the burst of wind that propels one into changing course, the strike of a match starting a fire otherwise un-tindered; influence is now a currency.