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Pip Picks – Things We Like

Dark Emu


Bruce Pascoe, Bunarong/Yuin man and author of Dark Emu, has released a dark lager brewed with Australian native grains grown and harvested on his property. Produced in collaboration with Sailors Grave Brewing in Orbost, Victoria and launched under Pascoe’s new Black Duck Foods banner, the smallbatch beer is available in 355 ml cans and has an alcohol content of 4.8 %. The can’s artwork was created by Yuin man Terry Hayes who helps Pascoe harvest the grains.




The smaller of Opinel’s two folding saws, the No. 12 saw features a 12 cm carbon-steel blade with an anticorrosion coating. The blade’s two rows of teeth are turned towards the handle, giving the saw its cutting power when pulled towards the user. Updates for 2021 means it is now possible to lock the blade closed using Opinel’s trademark safety ring at the top of the beech handle. The No. 12 saw can cut branches up to eight centimetres in diameter.


Nature Hooks


Handcrafted from recycled materials, Nature Hooks earrings allow you turn found objects from nature into wearable jewellery. Available in either a post-style you can hook or thread things onto, or a circular option (pictured) which holds larger items more securely, the innovative and changeable accessory is the work of East Gippsland-based artist Jill Hermans.

From $30

Oh Crap


These plastic-free dog poo bags made from cornstarch are said to break down completely in landfill in as little as three months. Australian owned and operated, Oh Crap offers rolls of 20 bags in two-, nine- or 19-roll boxes and the two-roll box comes with a free dispenser bag with Velcro loops to attach to your dog’s lead.

From $12.99

Permaculture Australia


Permaculture Australia asked six permaculturally minded artists to come up with a T-shirt design, which have made it to a range of shirts and singlets available in mens, womens, kids and infants sizes. Designers include Cally Brennan, Irene Pagram, Megan Forward, April Sampson-Kelly, Mia Solomon and Pip contributor Brenna Quinlan (whose design is pictured, left). The profits are split between supporting the artists and permaculture advocacy activities.



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