Nobody panic just yet! This isn’t the sight of a tragic accident, it’s actually a theatrical tribute to one of Melbourne’s classics: the W-class ‘rattler’ tram! Raising the Rattler Pole is a massive art installation by artist and designer David Michael Bell, wherein he created a 1:1 replica of Tram 1040, the last tram built to service Bourke Street in 1956.
Turning her home upside down with surreal art, Melbourne-based artist Magdalena Bors has created a very inspiring series, titled The Seventh Day. Bors explains in her artist bio that her practice to date has predominantly been to explore the idea of the sublime in the everyday, and you can see just where she was heading with these beautiful images.
Enter a time warp dressed in suits and frocks from the ’40s and ’50s at this ultra vintage clothing store
Already embraced by hipsters and fashionistas, Melbourne is now making a name for itself as Australia’s headquarters of vintage glamor. As seen in the immaculately cut, full-skirted ’50s and ’60s-style frocks worn to great effect on TV’s Mad Men, the polished vintage look can be yours at Circa, easily one of the most authentic vintage shop located on the first floor of the beautiful Art Deco building Mitchell House at Lonsdale Street.
The sweet, smooth sounds of jazz. The funk of hip hop. The soothing notes of neo-soul. You can enjoy all your favourite music in one place this October, thanks to Soulfest. Taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, this anticipated festival has the biggest lineup of soul in Australia, with guests including Maxwell, D’Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Angie Stone, and DJ Trey, all performing over two stages.
Cats, cats and more cats. If you’re having a cup of joe in Melbourne and think you’re hallucinating way too many cats prancing about and stretching their paws out at the cafe, know that your coffee hasn’t been spiked. You’re probably just at Cat Cafe Melbourne in Queen Street, the first of its kind in the Australian city.
A giant interactive dinosaur based on a Muttaburrasaurus has been built in a playground in Melbourne, with the aim of the Medibank project to get youngsters out and exploring outside again. The Muttaburrassurus was discovered by a farmer in 1963 – stumbling across a fossilised skeleton near the Queensland town of Muttaburra. A huge herbivore, it lived in Australia around 100 million years ago and may have weighed up to 2.8 tonnes.
Ever wondered what happens when the museums and theatres close for the evening? They get tended to by some of the hardest working people out there. Aussie photographer Greg Brigg’s series Melbourne Cleaners captures iconic settings such as Queen’s Hall in Parliament House and Melbourne Museum, to see just what happens when the tourists go […]
Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.
Melbourne Cleaners is a series in which the invisible, under-appreciated, under-acknowledged working men and women of an entire city are given the spotlight. Australian photographer Greg Briggs spent over 6 months documenting the cleaners of museums, hotels, theatres, and other establishments, as they work tirelessly keeping those places intact long after everyone has left. The […]
What does a pair of entrepreneurs do when their pop-up restaurant is located on the 7th floor and they have to deliver food quickly to their customers, who are all on the ground level? Simple, just throw the food out the window. [photos via We Heart]
We all like to make a bit of extra cash and investing in companies seems like a pretty popular way to do it. Of course, there are some pretty popular shares to buy depending on what takes your fancy – mining companies, banks and tech companies are doing very well. But if you’re looking for […]
You really couldn’t get a better location to explore Melbourne from than Little Bourke street. Unlike many big cities, the Melbourne CBD is actually a fun, bustling environment with plenty of bars, restaurants and boutique stores to keep you – and your wallet – busy. The Ovolo, a Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel, is right in the heart of it all, within easy walking distance to the trams (Melbourne’s gateway to everything cool) and just a stone’s throw (literally) from the constant energy of Chinatown.
Laura Wood was born and raised in Italy, but decided to move to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 24 and pursue her passion of illustration. She’s been working as a freelance illustrator since 2010 and has recently completed a Diploma of Illustration. She is represented by Good Illustration Agency.
Trams are a popular mode of transportation in Melbourne, serving a total of 182.7 million passenger trips last year. But have you ever thought these could also serve as moving artworks? Transporting Art was a yearly project between 1978 and 1993 that saw 36 of Melbourne’s iconic trams repainted and reimagined by renowned local artists […]
The Melbourne-based artist/human Benk has created a series of illustrations that toys with the interrelationships between humanity and nature. We see birds almost every day of our lives. We hardly notice them, I certainly don’t feel as if I live among birds, but we all do. These illustrations portray humans wearing bird masks, showing the […]