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James the Pig: happily oinking in Redfern, Sydney

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By James Weinert in New Trends on Monday 3 December 2012

They say that in life to be happy is to appreciate the little things, but shorely that can include this outwardly fashionable largish piggy. I bumped into James and his owner one sunny morning in Sydney’s Redfern as they were off for there mornings stroll to feed on some delicious pastries. Needless to say I […]

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Artistic ceramic plates made by Boguslaw Sliwinski

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By James Weinert in New Design on Thursday 22 November 2012

Many fathoms ago, dinner time was yummy time. As kids, we were allowed to scoop, chew, swallow and repeat. Fast track a few years later and this hungry happy go lucky lad has found the ultimate chowdown party plate. Designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has cleverly produced ceramic plates of sporting figures on which cut fruit becomes a whole new flavour of fun.

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T-shirt design inspired by Andy Murray’s US Open win

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By James Weinert in New Fashion on Wednesday 19 September 2012

This week was an interesting one. After being invited to design an illustrated t shirt for Made in The Now, I was over the moon. Made in The Now is a Brisbane company who release prints based on a top news headline pick of the week. I worked up a concept inspired by the recent […]

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The Fortress of Seven Towers in Yedikule, Istanbul

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By James Weinert in Cool Travel on Friday 6 July 2012

The last few years my life have changed drastically. Among the many changes, I traveled abroad for the first time, and in doing so, I found new places to call home. One place in particular was the Fortress of the Seven Towers in Istanbul. Sure it is uninhabitable, but this place is seriously cool. Once […]

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New illustrations by Jessica Singh

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By James Weinert in New Illustration on Thursday 5 July 2012

I first met the awesome Jessica Singh during a trip to Melbourne a few months ago. Jessica is a walking talking version of her work, a most colourful friendly gal.  Browsing through her work you become drawn into the imagery through a common focal point.  The eyes do tell it all and in this case they are the pot in which her seed is sewn. My favourite illustration would have to be Sierra for the simple reason being I love boats!

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Yellow Volkswagen Kombi serves Jafe Jaffles in Sydney

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By James Weinert in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 July 2012

Toasty toast and melty cheese was always a favourite growing up. Sometimes alone, but mostly together, this happy couple created what is formerly known as the Jaffle. Many years have past since my last Jaffle, a delicious savoury snack that was at times a sweet toothed desert. Thankfully the wait is over as Sydney’s own […]

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Strange sculpted hedge gives passerby the finger

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By James Weinert in New Design on Tuesday 3 July 2012

I have always been a fan of hedge sculpting, a practice performed by gardeners whereby many hours of training and cutting are invested to create something usually beautiful and unique. Having spotted this in my locale, I began to wonder why one would blatantly give passers by the good old one fingered salute? I am not […]

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Five Themes: new art by William Kentridge

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By James Weinert in Video on Monday 2 July 2012

I first saw the work of William Kentridge many years ago at Annandale Galleries here in Sydney.  I was captivated by his aesthetic which meanders through various drawn, sculptured, filmed and animated mediums.  So when I discovered his “Five Themes” exhibition was traveling through Melbourne after showing at New York’s Moma gallery I made sure […]

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