A fair affair

The art fair, Sydney Contemporary opens this week with the art world’s freshest, cutting edge art on display as well as performances and talks. Some highlights include Meijers & Walsh’s Henri Papin, an installation from Joan Ross and Nell’s Ghost Songs which has a Torii gate made our of electric guitar amplifiers. The event runs […]

Making a Sale

Bricks and mortar retailers continue to struggle as they compete with their online competitors. Physical locations can’t compete on convenience and price so what can they compete on? Curated events and making an occasion of it – An event with like-minded businesses will attract your combined market. Pop up – related to the first one. […]

Good Business Sense

Launching a new business is always a challenge fraught with obstacles that most will not be able to succomb. To minismise the pain, City of Sydney Council have set up a program called the Retail Innovation Program to give a helping hand. Called the Retail Innovation Program, it skills up budding entrepreneurs to give them […]

The Knewz News

It has been reported that News Corp is going to start a news aggregation service called, Knewz. Various new outlets and bloggers have given their opinions on how it might end up, but this bureau’s view is about the only thing for certain for the moment: It’s name. Domain name availability may have been an […]

The First – At Last

Atlassian’s commitment to a 100% renewable energy supply is a welcome step forward for sustainability. The process is not quick and easy. Atlassian expect it to take until 2025 and regard it as, “super complex.” Atlassian has become the first Australian tech company to join the RE100 – an initiative bringing together businesses committed to […]

We Will Block You

Much needed luxury apartments are a bit much and not at all needed. Development plans for Redfern’s The Block buck the trend slightly with accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island families as well as students. Called the, Pumulwuy Project it’s set to be a 26 Storey building and is not without oppostion in the […]

On The Development Front

David Jones have been taking the bricks and mortar retail exodus particularly hard and it’s not a surprise that that one of their iconic stores fell under the hammer. Their iconic Men’s store and rather great food hall location has had a development application submitted to council. Mock up photo via smh.com.au The development includes […]