Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
These Silver/White/Black/Blue Nike- Jordan Women's Premium Jordan 1s are to die for. I love silver, and those things reek of it.
Next on the menu are these fabulous Adidas Womens Game Mid Hi Tops in a Blue/Black/Purple colour way. Loving the black patent detail and the shonky yellowed plastic sole trim.
The Nike sizing I'm not so worried about - the Adidas sizing not so sure... any advice on Adidas womens sizing?
So I take a closer look at the 6 posts... and most of the posts are about Melbourne(rs) anyway. First I'm hit with a little story about a show at Ruban Rat in Newtown - but the show is by Loungekat and BoT from Melbs. They've got flicks of the Record Store in Darlo... cept the beautiful art painted on the outside was done by none other than Josh Two Thousand - you guessed it, another Melbournite.
Then they move on to refer to Another Inch (Burton St Darlinghurst) as "one of the few stores repping street culture in Sydney". Big rap considering the interior of the shop was initially done by non other than Reka One - another Melbournian.
We do have the upper hand in one department - Semi-Permanent doesn't do Melbourne (Suck shit Mexicans). And I really enjoyed the way they glazed over that delicious detail when they discussed 1,000 cans.
And although they mostly discuss themselves and how awesome it is when they get to shove their Melbournian awesomeness right in our shameful Sydney faces... they admit they like to eat our food because, it is, undeniably good. Especially Toko. Which all in all, has great food but sometimes, if you're used to good Sydney dining, sometimes leaves quite a bit to be desired in terms of service. Maybe they are used to shit service in Melbourne?
In anycase... these things all point to the fact that 1. I need to analyse the 114 Melbourne items on the Nice Produce in further detail, and 2. Maybe the truth is that Melbourne really does shit all over Sydney.
Finally there's something good in Sydney...
The Dark Room: this Friday @ Ruby Rabbit. From entry and booze between 9-10pm. And - as if you need another reason to come - you will be able to see the fine work of many artists, including the hugely talented Beastman.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Shame channel ten is still only showing season 1 here (ep 3-4?). I definitely can't wait for ten to air season 3... so I'll just have to use other means to see it hehehe...
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'll just go slit my wrists, shall I?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Munny is DIY vinyl art toy created by Kidrobot. You decorate Munny yourself using paint, pens, blow torches or just about anything you can think of. Munny comes in a range of colours including white, black, pink and glow in the dark. Munny comes with random accessories depending on which series you get.
The first Dunny (another similar art toy by Kid Robot) that really caught my attention a few years ago was the Ketchup Dunny by SKET ONE (above). Since then, Munny culture has gone nuts, and people are doing some seriously awesome things with Munny. There are Munny exhibitions going down all over the place by people who customise these awesome little guys - not to mention some amazing functional modifications... like turning these little guys into speakers!
The awesome Munny speakers above were made by Fungus Amungus. You'll find a detailed step-by-step guide to making these little guys here. Here are a few other awesome Munny speakers found on Flickr (click the mosaic to find the full size images).
You can get yourself a 4" Mini Munny for AUD$20 each from the super cool Robio in Melbourne. Shipping is a little extra, but it's much easier than getting them internationally...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Always a freak for street art as interior design, I'm particularly smitten with his bespoke furniture pieces... especially the remixed Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair (below). I'm not sure if it's naughty or nice to deface a design classic - but either way, I like it.
Below are 2 bespoke cupboards by Kid Belo that are beautiful as any graf furniture I've seen. His style is both stylised and decayed at the same time, which creates quite a contrast to the functional pieces of furniture... I want!
See more of his beautiful work here.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Note the robot has a power point for eyes. Hehe.
A while back I posted about Kevin Lyon's show called "Parent's just don't understand" which as at Monster Children Gallery. My Monster Kitchen was inspired by his exhibition... KLYONS rocks.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
A while back as part of their anniversary celebrations, Stussy collaborated with UK industrial designer Ben Wilson to create the completely gorgeous Hex Table. The table is made out of industrial cardboard making it very light and quite strong (but not so resistant to liquid - this is no coffee table!).
If you're lucky you might find one in Japan...
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Above: Just the thing for carrying a long neck to your next dinner party. Not only will this 'brown paper bag' reduce your carbon footprint long term (especially if you drink as many long necks as I think you do), it'll keep that baby cold too. From Urban Outfitters.
Above: These glasses are sure to be a real conversation starter. Maybe you could encourage your guests to decide who gets which glass? From Urban Outfitters.
Above: More cheeky china from Trixie Delicious.
Above: But if you're not the world's greatest host - why not check out The Ghet. What started as a wandering supperclub has become worldwide network for lovers of fine food, cool art and new friends. The Ghet - short for Ghetto Gourmet - started out as an underground social dining project where informal, ’secret’ dining events encourage strangers to connect and eat.
Above: To experience guerilla gastronomy for yourself, visit Zingara Cucina. At this restaurant with no fixed address, prepare for a culinary adventure as you take direction to a secret location & dine from a menu that changes with each sitting to take advantage of seasonal produce.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I didn't get a polished concrete floor - but the tiles are seriously the next best thing *love*.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Incidentally... The Workshopped 08 exhibition opens Tuesday 12 August 2008...
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Above: 50 views of the Arne Jacobsen. A while back I mentioned this year is the 50th anniversary of Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair. This week, The Style Files is featuring the patchwork Eggs designed by legendary Danish designer Tal R for Fritz Hansen.
Above: The next tiny-small-medium-big-bigger-biggest thing. Babushka dolls. Yes. Babushka babushka, yi-ee-yiii. Via Senseless acts of Beauty.
Above: Sweet dreams are made of this. Found via Poppytalk, this absolutely beautiful bed is available through Anthropologie. Unfortunately... they are in the US and I don't think they'd deliver this baby to Sydney.
Above: Hyper Hyper. Apparently hypercolor is making a come back thanks to American Apparel. Found via Notcot. Not sure I'm down with it... maybe when I was 8.
Above: The Money Shots. Apparently the latest thing to get a piece of your favourite currency and combine it with a photo. And presto! You have yourself a money shot. Via Monster Munch.
Above: Undeniable cool: The DeLoreon. A piece of auto-technology rivaled only by Peter Brock's Energy Polariser, the DeLorean was the center piece of the launch of the Air McFly edition of the Nike Hyperdunk. Via High Snobiety.
Above: Co-ordinated kicks-and-handbags. Reeboks' new ladies line found via High Snobette.