Art & Design


Daiso’s Discount Designs

Posted by


Think of a $2 shop and cheap wrapping paper, knock-off toys and plastic flowers may spring to mind. But how about a Krypton powered torch and felt slippers for your dining chair? All these and more can now be yours at Daiso.

Known as the 100 Yen Store in Japan, Daiso stocks a bewildering array of affordable Japanese products, from the quirky (Panda-shaped air fresheners, his ‘n’ her anti-bacterial masks) to the efficient (anti-slip driving gloves, portable dumpling makers) to the edible (soy sauce lollies, soba noodles and squid peanuts).

And the other nifty thing? Everything’s $2.80, so there’s no excuse not to buy that plus-size comic book holder.

Shop 23, Hive Shopping Centre
313 Victoria St, Abbotsford
Sat to Thurs 9 – 7
Fri 9 – 9


Ariel Dorfman’s Purgatorio

When a person opts for revenge they dig two graves.

Kiss Them All Soundly

Many don't realise that many nursery rhymes have dark origins, and Jason Cavanagh explores this morbid fact in his new play Kiss Them All Soundly.

Teach Me To Cry

What does it mean to be a man? A challenging new play by journalist Mohammed Hashim is based against the backdrop of revolution in Egypt.

Food and Drink

Fargo and Co

After a night with a bit of a twist? Head to Richmond’s newest cocktail bar on Swan Street to figure out the mystery that is Fargo and Co.

Academy Kitchen & Bar

Milk Bar Mag was lucky enough to visit Academy Kitchen & Bar and sampled their new autumn menu.

Academy Kitchen & Bar

New Richmond restaurant Academy Kitchen & Bar is unsuspectingly charming, matched with a menu that aims to please everyone.