The kitchen was nothing magnificent, but it was the best room in my flat (without a bed). Not that there was much competition. The total sum of rooms’ (without a bed) was three, and that was including the kitchen. But you see it had […]
A fictional dialogue, written by Rachael Sorensen, about what would happen if we spoke to our Waxist about the hair on our vagina the way we spoke to our Stylist about the hair on our head. . . . . . “Darling! How are you?” […]
WORDS Rachael Sorensen . . . . . It’s hard being a creative. For starters; our contemporary workplace and much of our broader society is constructed to mostly benefit and support those who lean towards Capitalist values (privatised institutions, capital accumulation, individualism) which usually bear […]
[for Best Experience click on the Soundcloud play button in the box below before reading] . . . . . PART I. RIGHT BEFORE THAT NIGHT I RAN INTO YOU. I remember that night I ran into you. Orion. The Cross. That Brightest One Second To […]
Tássia Bianchini makes art that moves. This Brazilian-based artist choreographs painted works that send her acrylics leaping from their 2D foundation in a symphonious expression of colour with brushes stroking a blank stage in forms that dance to a magnificent tension of soul. Keep scrolling down to experience Tassia’s work along with […]
Petros Koublis, a Greek photographer residing in Athens, came to us via the internet – as all great, contemporary things do. For his series of photographs entitled ‘INLANDS: MINOR LANDSCAPES’, of which we had the pleasure of receiving in our smiling inbox, Petros explores the […]
“Now where’s that god-damn moon gone?” We both looked up to the travail of God’s first day in dim. Her head bobbing – peeking, searching – and the beech blonde knot-on-top bouncing with it from side-to-side in all the ways her small breasts could […]
PART I (one year, five months ago) . . . . . “Can you see the moon?” I asked you. I was drunk and wet, and so were you. Midnight had burned through the little coast town pulling us away from our band of […]
I pursued fashion photography because… It was something forbidden when I was growing up. It was always something risky, uninhibited and wild. It’s a form of wanderlust and diving into the deep end. It’s something I stumbled into without any intention of making it a […]
[art] LAUREN WEBSTER GRABS OUR HAND AND TAKES US WANDERING WITH A STAGGERING, LOVE-LOST OUTLAW IN HER NEW EXHIBITION ‘THIRD.EYE.WESTERN.’
Sydney-local and visual creationist Lauren Webster has been dreaming for a long time now… THIRD.EYE.WESTERN. – her fourth solo show – is the artistic manifestation of exactly where in the hell her deliberately truth-seeking mind has been wandering off to this year. Returning this time from beyond […]
Charlotte Dawson. L’Wren Scott. Peaches Geldof. Three human beings; three creative and incredible people who, like the hundreds of thousands each year, reached the end of their tether. And then again, just three public personalities of which news and speculative reports on their tragic deaths […]
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell [This beach was painted by Paul Ryan.]
We sat opposite one another divided by a chrome-plated hunk of tree between us that had met its fate as a boardroom table in a white-walled cell where the sun don’t shine of a flamboyantly minimalistic office, deep in the depths of the dark CBD. […]
If you love us, than show us now by voting for The Jungle Paper in the Australian Writer’s Centre 2014 Best Australian Blog Awards. It’s easy to get in our pants, just: 1) Click on the below picture. 2) Hit ‘Next’. 3) Scroll down and […]
[art] ‘WHERE CHILDREN SLEEP’ BY PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES MOLLISON: 14 KIDS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE AND THEIR BEDROOMS.
A series of photographs by James Mollison excerpted from his book ‘Where Children Sleep’ – stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. 1) Indira, 7, Kathmandu, Nepal [above and below] 2) Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank […]
Let me tell you a story about the best email I ever received… . . . . . Once upon a time, I sat on a bus, it was a Tuesday or Wednesday, I can’t quite be sure – some day middling and prosaic. That was […]
[an essay on] THE MILLENNIALS: THE PICTURE THAT WAS A LIE, HOW EVERYTHING WE WERE TOLD IS NOTHING HOW IT SEEMS & THE IMPORTANCE OF SAYING ‘FUCK IT’.
“Draw our family, ‘Achie,” I can hear the words of my Mother in 1992. She supervises from her conventional post in the kitchen with pink-rubber hands in a hot water basin of Bolognese-stained dishes. A one-eyed gaze held on my five-year-old frame, belly-down on the […]
The other night, when she was prompting that email to you to type, pretending like she was cool when I called, and you pressed ‘SEND’ because you knew it wasn’t worth your life to hesitate; I was lying in my bed writing, and it hit […]
. . . . . . “Aren’t you confused?” she’d ask me. “About what?” I understood what she meant I just didn’t want to let her know that I was confused every day. “How we were told our lives were supposed to be this […]
“The timing is all wrong,” I said. The last two years of my life had been spent stuck. Stuck in a frustrated two-step with a defunct dance partner – my own body. A relentless battering of endless health problems that had come rolling in one […]
When you find you and your veins hot-wired to a suspended sac of saline, penned in the clinical circus that is the emergency ward of a public hospital on what should have been a normal Christmas Eve, you know you’ve got some problems. My problems […]
WORDS Rachael Sorensen . . . . . I’ve seen a lot of shady things in my time from the disturbing: the flasher at my local running track (avec trench coat, sans briefs – naturally), the questionable: that guy with three mobiles I dated for two minutes who […]
STOLEN is the latest and most exciting homegrown print publication to enter into our art periphery. Created by a guy called Andrew Buchanan and a chick called Lucy Guernier – designer expatriate Kiwis’ in Melbourne and self-confessed print snobs’ – we got to sit down with […]
[people] WE ASK SOME OF THE MOST WELL-ENDOWED DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND CREATIVES TO SHOW US THEIR BOONS.
Loving your life exactly how it is can be unequivocally challenging at times. The ideal is worthy; the intention is kinda’ cute; but the reality, can be something else. It’s physically extremely difficult to maintain a smile while having to walk […]
[music] THE JAGGED, RAGGED, LILTING, & SOARING OF MUSIC TO MAKE YOU MOVE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE DANCE MUSIC & HAVEN’T LISTENED TO HOUSE SINCE MINISTRY OF SOUND 2004.
We explore the universal struggle of the non-dance music consuming music-consumer. What exactly does one dance to when one doesn’t care for ‘da club’ and generally finds the dance genre offensive? WORDS Rachael Sorensen . . . . . . The genre of Dance has […]
We all need to indulge in a little escapism every now and then. We sprint through life whispered to by our fears, pulled and shoved by our responsibilities, beckoned by our hopes, tempted by our should-not’s, driven by our desires – all with the impending […]
THE JUNGLE presents a compilation of the world’s most insanely beautiful hotels specifically gathered for all the runaways, delinquents, wannabe Houdinis’, fugitives and garden-variety dreamers looking for a place to flee to and rest your restless souls. Go, get free, now. HOTEL: The MirrorCube, TreeHotel, […]
An unexpected tribe of strangers trip through the usual tourist haunts with fashion photographer Billy Kidd – a.k.a. ishotbillykidd of Vogue cover notoriety – not too far behind to document the Samburu Warriors first bite of the Big Apple. WORDS Rachael Sorensen The Samburu, somewhat more magically known to you […]