Is your fear of flying preventing you from seeing a bunch of places you want to see? Brisbane-based Flight Experience has just the course for you… Yes, you can now conquer your fear of flying within just a couple of sessions; consultations with a psych, a session with a certified pilot AND a flight simulation […]
When entrepreneurial couple Antonia Kelly and Bradley Wakefield told me they were opening a cafe in Brisbane, I immediately got excited. The two of them have been involved in a swag of venues and initiatives in Brisbane over the years, including the well known Good Guide and Brunswick Social dumpling bar.
Want a middleman to seek out all the music you never have time to take the time risk to randomly click and listen for yourself on Youtube? I found one. Sonic Masala is a music blog born in the heart of London. Two music loving drunks decided over an early morning curry that they spend so much time talking about music, it was time to write about it, then share it. So they did. I love it.
I just got word that Brisbane artist Luisa Rossitto has started working on new work for an upcoming show at Melbourne’s Helen Gory Galerie. Please mark your diary for this one: August 15. Luisa Rossitto draws and paints. I want to drown in her watercolors, eat her handdrawn florals, and befriend her odd characters. Her large works are such an absurd and alluring feast for the eyeballs.
Are you in love at the moment? This question often warrants a complicated response because, well, love is more than a four letter word. Brisbane-based artist, Rebecca McIntosh, has invested a large part of her life asking this question in the name of public art. Love TV sees McIntosh dressed as the goddess of love, Aphrodite, conducting a series of interviews with musicians, artists, celebrities, actors, local heroes, and, of course, the public.
The Rabbit Hole is a pretty genius combination of cosy coffee house and creative work area. The sun-drenched space in Brisbane’s West End is full of long desks, bookshelves filled with creative mags and coffee table books, computers, projectors – even a boardroom- all there to help you get on with a project without confining yourself to a home, office or (worse) dorm. Add to that a never-ending supply of coffee and grazing snacks and you have yourself the perfect place to get your work done.
This is a film I produced on Brisbane’s LoveLove Studio and one of its co-founders, Matt Johnson. As an artist, Matt is one of the most engaging and inspiring people I’ve met: his love of art and all things good is refreshing. Another co-founder/artist you’ll run into at LoveLove is Andy Harwood: he too is […]
I made this short fan video for Bon Iver’s new single Holocene while road tripping with my little brother on the South Island of New Zealand this winter.
Having trouble finding what you’re after in the dating world? Brisbane girl Courtney Beck is, so she decided to harness the power of the web and social media to find herself a girl. And so the Tumblr Blog, Reasons to Date Courtney Beck, was born: ‘Lipsticks, femmes, straight girls, bi girls, I know what sort of women I like, but where are they in Brisbane? Reasons to Date Courtney Beck is my way of trying to find them, and date them. Who am I? I’m Courtney, 29, single for a year and a half, and my friends think it’s time i started bringing some girls to dinner’.
Breeder, a motion graphics and animation studio in Brisbane, have created a short animation called Rising, which they hope will act as a powerful reminder for people to donate to the Red Cross Japan disaster appeal.
You’ve heard of a bird on a wire, right? New art entitled Here To Ear (v.13) 2010, by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, is currently installed at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. The installation is both intensely seductive and aesthetically beautiful, whilst providing a fabulous re-use for thousands of wire coat hangers.
Plenty of fashion-PR-spam floods my inbox as we transcend into a new wardrobe season, but this week one Look Book caught my eye. New kid on the block streetwear label, One Hundred, launched this week in Brisbane with the mantra that the humble t-shirt should become an individualistic canvas.
Karl Kwasny, also known as Monaux, has just embarked on a rather ambitious digital art book project - he’ll be publishing one illustration per week for two years. It’ll be one playful book when he’s done; you might recognise the Australian illustrator’s style from some recently released Insight51 and Mooks tees.