TARONGA TV has launched!

For the first time in Taronga’s 103-year-history, Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo have gone virtual, with the launch of Taronga TV.

Tune in daily for a packed schedule of fascinating keepers talks and shows, 24/7 live animal streams, amusing animal antics and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at what the animals (and the keepers) actually get up to when the zoo is closed. There is also resources available for teachers and for parents who are home schooling and looking for fun and educational content for their children.

“Taronga has, and always will, be a critical part of the community and while temporarily we won’t be welcoming guests on site, we are so proud to continue to deliver some of the amazing stories from our two zoos right into your home,” said Cameron Kerr, Chief Executive of Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

“There’s so much for guests to experience when exploring our two zoos, but there’s also so much that goes on behind-the-scenes that normally goes unseen. From watching how our keepers care for and form close bonds with their animals to the vital conservation work that helps safeguard some of our most precious native wildlife. This is our chance to share some great stories, like what goes on behind the doors of our two hospitals where are critical care work continues, while also providing entertaining and educating content for those at home.”

“We’re so excited to keep people up to date on what’s happening at Taronga through Taronga TV before we welcome everyone back when our gates reopen again,” he said.

Environment Minister Matt Kean said Taronga TV was a fantastic initiative to help encourage connection while also shining a light on the importance of wildlife conservation. “During this challenging time while our kids (and big kids) are doing the right thing and staying at home, it is great that their visit to the zoo can still go ahead,” he said.

“I hope everyone takes the opportunity to connect and share in the great stories that are Taronga’s unique wildlife. Taronga TV will keep the zoo’s magic alive for all to see,” Mr Kean said.

Taronga TV will be releasing new videos daily on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and online via tarongatv.com. With the temporary closure of Taronga’s zoos and accommodation products, the Taronga Foundation will continue to fundraise to ensure Taronga can continue operating its two Wildlife Hospitals and its vital conservation work in Australia and overseas. In 2018/19 alone, Taronga partnered with 39 organisations working on the front line of conservation across 18 countries.

“Our activities range from caring for injured native wildlife and cryopreserving the Great Barrier Reef, to breeding and releasing Bellingen River Turtles, a critical development for their long-term survival in the wild,” said Kerr.

To help Taronga continue its work throughout this difficult time and to tune into Taronga TV, please visit tarongatv.com

Source: Taronga Zoo

Swimwear? Yup, a new collection from Montce.

Montce Swim’s Swim 2020 collection is almost here and their summer collection is beyond stunning!

With crushed velvet, rhinestone straps, and sexy one and two piece suit coming in a large array of different colors, styles and textures; this collection is truly nothing like you’ve seen before.

Source: Montce

Foxtel: Bringing the Workplace Home on your viewing device

Missing your dysfunctional work family while working from home? Foxtel has you covered with a hilarious line-up of the best office comedies available on demand that will bring the workplace to you.

Foxtel’s BRINGING THE WORKPLACE HOME on demand compilation features all your favourite workplace comedies including The Office, Veep, Workaholics, Superstore and Fawlty Towers.

The ultimate workplace comedy and multi-award-winning series, The Office presents a hilarious documentary-style look at the humorous, and sometimes poignant, foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Based on the award-winning BBC hit, The Office delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), the preppy salesman and die-hard Cornell alumni whose endless and unique musical talents keep the office entertained, is the new Dunder Mifflin Scranton manager. Reporting to Andy are the loyal, and often times unmotivated, staff who together create a truly dysfunctional and hilarious workplace setting. All nine seasons are available now on Foxtel.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Veep as Vice President of the United States, Selina Meyer, who finds the job is nothing like she expected, but everything her incompetent staff warned her about. The series follows Meyer and her team as they attempt to make their mark and leave a legacy without becoming mired in the day-to-day political games that define American politics. All seven seasons of the hilarious and award-winning comedy series Veep are available now on Foxtel.

Starring Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm, Workaholics follows Blake, Adam and Ders, three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. The three met at college, where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their RA. As they settle into adulthood, they continue to do things associated with college after dropping out (such as drinking, partying, and pranks). The self-proclaimed “friendship family’s” schemes are generally confined to their house in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where they often interact with their drug dealer, and a cubicle they share in the Rancho Cucamonga office of a telemarketing company called TelAmeriCorp, where they clash with their boss and coworkers. All seven seasons are available now on Foxtel.

America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in the hilarious workplace comedy Superstore, about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. Superstore centres around Amy, who recently was promoted to be the store manager and is the glue holding the place together, and Jonah, a dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett, the sweet and clueless Cheyenne, and the perpetually dismissed Sandra. Also on the team are Glenn, who stepped down as manager in an attempt to have more family time, and Dina, the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist. Mateo was also part of the team, most recently as the self-promoted floor supervisor, until being detained due to his undocumented status.

Once named the greatest ever British TV sitcom, Fawlty Towers is the iconic farcical comedy set in a seaside hotel in Torquay run by Basil and Sybil Fawlty, played by John Cleese and Prunella Scales. The plots centre on the tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, the sensible chambermaid Polly, who often is the peacemaker and voice of reason, and the hapless and English-challenged Spanish waiter Manuel, showing their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests and tradespeople.

All of Foxtel’s workplace comedies are available to stream for Foxtel subscribers On Demand via internet connected IQ boxes, on smartphones and tablets using the Foxtel GO app, and via Foxtel Now.

Source: Foxtel

WFH: Top trends in ‘Working From Home’ wear from Jasmine and Will, Glassons & Nimble Activewear

Whether stocking up on winter staples or adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle, the trend of luxury loungewear is a chic and comfortable way to stay warm and stylish this season.

From cosy co-ordinate sets, knitted cardigans, cashmere trousers and luxurious two piece pyjama sets, please see the latest AW20 product from KPR clients – the home of loungewear and monogrammed sleepwear label, Jasmine and Will, Australian fashion retailer, Glassons and sustainable activewear label, Nimble Activewear.

Knit Co-ordinates – The ‘off-duty uniform’ pairs knitted box tees with relaxed drop-crotch trousers and cute French knitted cardigans with a cami to match. Glassons and Jasmine and Will’s Autumn Winter 20 Collections provide the staples to achieving the cool-girl style, whether relaxing at home, hanging out with friends or at work.

Luxurious Pyjama Sets – Jasmine and Will’s offering of luxurious Pyjama sets are a winter staple providing women, men and juniors a classic and chic loungewear option from day to night. From soft silk to linen and cotton pyjama sets, Jasmine and Will has become a cult-favourite with their unique in-house monogramming service providing the option personalise a selected piece.

Sports-luxe – The ultimate AM to PM wear merging practicality, sustainability with comfort and style. Nimble Activewear’s AW20 Collection offers flexible and high-tech fabrics and iconic silhouettes that they are best known for in refreshing ocean hues of mist, Bondi speckle and brushed blue indigo.

Jasmine and Will have also launched their exclusive monogramming promotion online, offering a personalised Easter bunny on their cotton Junior Pyjama Sets ($89), along with free express shipping to squeeze in last-minute Easter weekend gifts.

Source:  Jasmine and Will,  Glassons and  Nimble Activewear.

Dr. Martens x Beams x Babylon collab has landed

Celebrating its 60th birthday in April this year, Dr. Martens has invited 12 pioneering brands, labels and designers to express what the Docs brand signifies to them in a series of collaboration designs titled 1460: Remastered. The third style in the project – a collaboration between Japanese heavyweights Beams and LA label Babylon  drops Saturday 28 March.

The 12 remastered boots will be dropping (one per month) throughout 2020. The new Beams x Babylon release follows on from collabs with streetwear heavyweights A Bathing Ape® in January, and iconic designer Raf Simons last month.

The new Beams x Babylon boot mixes Babylon’s skate aesthetic with Beams’ more understated design. It features Beams’ classic orange colour detailing throughout, including the boot’s laces, heel loop and welt stitching, and an orange stripe on the back. The boots also include a triple-branded lace charm in orange and beige, “Chaos” embossing on the side and Babylon’s flipped peace sign on the tongue.

The exclusive Dr. Martens x Beams x Babylon 1460 remastered boots will be available in strictly limited numbers from Masons, Subtype, Double Double and Highs and Lows.

The first Dr. Martens 1460 boots rolled off the production line on 1st April 1960 (1.4.60). They were designed for workers. Built to be tougher and more comfortable than any footwear on the market at the time. In the decades since, the simple silhouette has been adopted, shaped and subverted by countless subcultures and freethinkers. Stomped on stages, streets and runways. While always staying true to its original construction.

60 years on, the boot means something different to everyone who laces it up. To mark its anniversary and kick-start a new decade, Dr. Martens asked the 12 pioneering brands, labels and designers to answer a simple seven-word brief: ‘What does the 1460 mean to you?’

Docs has worked together with each collaborator to reinterpret and remix their Original boot – through each brand’s distinct creative lens. Each one-off edition of the 1460 will reflect the partner’s personal history with Dr. Martens as well as Docs’ core DNA. All 12 brands have a long running connection with the Docs brand, and many have been wearing the boot since their teens.

The next 1460: Remastered will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

Source: Dr Martens