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(Sourced from harpersbazar.com) Some people think I’m weird. And then you meet someone like Bill Cunningham. I say meet because that’s precisely what I felt whilst watching Bill Cunningham New York. The documentary gave us a glimpse of the man behind the lenses and the dollar store blue smock he has made so infamous.Bill lives and breathes… Continue reading An evening with Bill.
A few weeks ago I attended Semi-Permanent, a creative and design conference that brings together international and local designers, artists, techies and creative thinkers to explore the future of design, technology and the world around us. Through a series of talks, exhibitions, workshops and installations, the event provides the local creative community with an opportunity to connect and collaborate. Semi-Permanent melds together design, business and culture … Continue reading 8 Things I Learnt at Semi-Permanent
I’ve been watching a new TV show on SBS called The Family Law (#freetoairTVisnotdead). Based on writer Benjamin Law’s autobiographical book of the same name, the show revolves around a colourful and vivacious 14 year-old Law as he navigates his way through adolescence in pursuit of his big dreams, all the while balancing the demands and quirks of his migrant Chinese parents as they settle into life in … Continue reading Azn Pride
I’ve been super curious about Nike’s latest foray into the world of branded content. And I’m loving what I’m seeing. The YouTube series directed by Tricia Brock of Girls and Walking Dead fame is called ‘Margot and Lily’ and centres around two interracial, adopted sisters who couldn’t be more different. Margot, is an energetic, goal-orientated health and fitness vlogger whose success on the small screen … Continue reading Girl Power
100-100 sb studio – surface and surface 01 | surface & surface. A refreshing collab between SB Studio and 100 illustrators, designers and The Liverpool Craft Beer Co. Each of the 100 beer names was chosen from 1,000 suggested names by the public and the labels illustrated by one of the chosen 100 designers. Bottoms up! x GrandmaAL Continue reading Ice cold
I’ve heard lots of people tell me how fast this year has gone; how it’s just flown by and now the new year is only a few hours away. But for me it’s been quite the contrary. Despite how much change there has been this year (see previous post), the amount of places visited and things done, the year has unravelled at a pace I’ll liken to a … Continue reading Ode to 2015
Life is like a shopping trolley full of groceries. Packed to the brim with life’s riches, rolling the thing home requires balance. Because no-one wants their bag of oranges rolling down Anzac Parade. A few weekends ago my bananas fell out of the trolley and I had an internal combustion. If there’s one thing this new job has taught me it’s the importance of leading a … Continue reading Shopping trolleys
Change is never an easy thing. When you’re comfortable with what you’re doing and where you are in life, the last thing you need is a curve ball strong enough to knock you off your stable ledge and into the unknown waters below. But then again, how do you know there isn’t something better out there? If we knew with certainty which way to go in life, whether it … Continue reading Sink or swim?
I’ve been going to graphic design class after work over the last few weeks. It’s always fun to learn something new especially when it involves using those long lost creative muscles. As kids, learning new things is an exciting part of everyday life. Riding your bike without training wheels for the first time; exploring the wildlife living in your backyard; discovering Motown music at your grandparent’s place; experimenting with … Continue reading Never stop