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This Sydney Photographer Is Adding a Little Magic to Your Morning Commute

It's often said that modern technology is ruining our lives; turning us more and more in on ourselves in a dangerous spiral of introversion, narcissism and disconnection from the physical world. And can you blame us? An iPhone can look significantly more appealing than the other sweating, mouth-breathing humans we...

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Mekong Baby Celebrates Its 1st Birthday with a New Summer Menu

On Wednesday 12 November Concrete Playground were lucky enough to be invited to a long lunch at one of our favourite haunts in Ponsonby – Mekong Baby. This baby is now one year old, and she celebrated in style by treating a full house of friends to 12 courses of...

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Ai Weiwei Threw Paint Over His Well-Dressed Friends

The eternal fox in the hen house, Ai Weiwei, is stirring things up again. The controversial Chinese artist has thrown leftover paint all over his willing friends — all wearing one-off outfits from Comme des Garçons.The whole project developed after V magazine invited Weiwei to create a do-what-you-want editorial spread...

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The Eight Best Walks in Auckland

Everyone loves talking about hiking."Yeah f*#k yea, I'm going to do so many hikes this summer"."Mate, if there is one thing we have to do this summer its a big fu*%ing hike"."Maaate there are so many good hikes around Auckland, I'm going to do like seven"."Mate, I met these Swedish...

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Win a Double Pass to the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards

The 49th annual New Zealand Music Awards will take place at Vector Arena on November 20.The biggest night in Kiwi music will see a total of 22 awards dished out, including Album and Song of the Year, People's Choice, International Achievement, the Highest Selling Single and Album of the past...

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Seven Pop Artists Who Should Be As Famous As Warhol

It’s a truly eye-popping spread of international art stars at the AGNSW’s summer blockbuster, Pop to Popism. Much of it will be familiar; you’ll see Warhol’s famous Marilyn series and Lichtenstein’s In the Car. But beyond the colourful brushstrokes of American artists picking apart consumer culture, you're bound to stumble...

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Wine Milkshakes are an Actual Thing and Probably Shouldn't Be

Nothin' says NOPE like the idea of a wine milkshake. Flipping the bird to the haters, US burger chain Red Robin has made the bold, unstoppable move toward the unchartered territories of wineshakes. Yup. We'll give you a minute while you see that lunch of yours again.Abominably but probably fittingly...

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How To Spend 60 Hours in the Barossa Valley

This article is sponsored by our partners, lastminute.com.au.Booking a weekend to the Barossa Valley is like purchasing a licence to indulge without judgement. That's because the Barossa is all about the flurry of local flavours; it's about the touch of a full-bodied red on the tip of your tongue, and...

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Win a $200 Prize Pack thanks to MINI x The Lucky Taco x Taste of Auckland

What happens when you cross a MINI with The Lucky Taco and Taste of Auckland? A prize pack; a prize pack happens. Yes folks, we here at Concrete Playground are bringing you another giveaway, worth $200.The prize pack includes:Taste of Auckland tickets – GA Double Pass (Any Session), The Lucky...

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Final Line-up Announced for Rhythm and Vines

After a long time between drinks, the lid on the final line-up for this year's Rhythm and Vines festival has finally been lifted.Ticket holders have already been treated to an eclectic bill featuring: UK electro-pop band Bastille, Belgian drum and bass maestro Netsky, NZ-born, UK-based broadcaster and music taste maker Zane Lowe,...

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Meet the Cutest Ever, Bike-Towable Campervan

A Danish designer by the name of Mads Johansen has cooked up a Hobbit-sized campervan. Officially named the 'Wide Path Camper', it's roomy enough to sleep 2.5 adults and folds up so that you can hook it to your bicycle and take it with you — everywhere you go.Well, maybe...

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The Best of Taste of Auckland

Auckland’s favourite food festival is back for another year, but this time it is shaking things up a little. The gig has outgrown its old home at Victoria Park, and is instead settling into a larger location at Western Springs, so we can expect more crowds, bigger names, and better...

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