“The things you feel most embarassed about are the things most worth doing”, this coming from the man who lead the Torrence Community Dance Group to notoriety with an unforgettable dance sequence in Fatboy Slim’s Praise You music video, which he also directed. “The things you feel most embarassed about are the things most worth doing.” Spike Jonze isn’t just a creative force to be reckoned with, … Continue reading Keeping up with the Jonze.
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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
I met Zulfikar (or Zulfi for short) at an art sale at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). Amongst a row of tables showcasing the works of SFAI students, I was drawn to Zulfi’s powerful photographs of his home town in Pakistan (that, and his bright floral kurta shirt). As a practicing Hindu, a minority religion in Pakistan, Zulfi often volunteers at shelters protecting fellow Hindus from … Continue reading Everyday People – Zulfi
Argyle St, Millers Point Captured on my commute home from work. Everybody needs a good rest sometimes. x Grandma AL Continue reading Crossroads