7Stories is my new Locative Literature project set along Melbourne’s Swanston Street and the Bourke St Mall using the beautifully crafted QR code designs by Csilla Csongvay. So if you’re up for listening to the stories of homeless guitarists, wannabe skaters and Romanian refugees in the places where these stories are set, then grab a […]
In the Victorian town of Torquay, there’s a few extra waves on the beach. Australian architect Tony Hobba has created a wave inspired structure out of recycled sheet metal and concrete that resembles an old, rusty surf shack. The Third Wave Kiosk, as it is formally known, is situated on top of a cliff and […]
After ten months of filming, Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, has produced this amazing short tilt-shift time-lapse film of my city. The film captures a range of different events and festivals held in the city throughout the year. Majority of the filming was done from Eureka Tower’s Skydeck and some car parks and bridges. The tilt-shift effect […]
This stunning light fixture surely belongs in the Emerald City with the Wizard of Oz. But don’t put your ruby slippers on just yet. You can actually find it housed in the Tiffany & Co store in Melbourne. Designed by Jamie Zollo, this incredible hand blown glass chandelier is tinted with the jewelry company’s trademark green. Each […]
The Cullen, located in Melbourne’s stylish South Yarra, is one of three boutique hotels in the Art Series Group, which dedicates hotels to individual artists such as Australian greats Adam Cullen, John Olsen and Charles Blackman. This beautiful boutique hotel experience immerses the guest in the aesthetic style of the artist. In The Cullen’s case, […]
Us Sydney-folk love to drink alcoholic beverages out of teapots (The World Bar). This secret hangout tucked away at the end of Melbourne CBD’s Croft Alley prefers to serve drinking in an even more outlandish way: syringes! Yes, you are reading correct. The Croft Institute is all for innovation and yummy shots are served in […]
For musicians, being in this store is like being a kid in candy store. The Music Swop Shop is a must see for any local or visiting musician to Melbourne, they sell second-hand musical instruments of all shapes, sizes and sounds.
This is where I get my daily caffeine fix in North Melbourne. Set up by a couple of designers turned cafe owners, they make, in my opinion, the best coffee in Melbourne without the coffee snobbery and they also have an impressive menu to boot.
Soup Van: Stories over a polystyrene cup, edited by Keira Dickinson, a Melbourne-based publishing professional and a soup van volunteer, is the first creative collection of stories from Melbourne’s soup vans – the vibrant history and the incredible community that surrounds them. The book is incredibly inspiring, and I think it’s one of those rare […]
This is the Beginnings and Endings project. It’s a collaborative, interactive world map to help my Melbourne-based band Brightly share our debut album, for free. We wanted to prove that independent artists can still make a mark by throwing a metaphorical paper aeroplane and seeing how far it goes. When you join up, you get our new […]
Dana and Paolo from Lolic and Lime – the handcrafted bow tie specialists – are pretty much a match made in heaven. Paolo is Italian, and upon returning home to Melbourne from his annual family visit with a whole hoard of rare fabrics and sharing them with Dana in 2012, Lolic and Lime was born. […]
You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is the debut album by Melbourne singer/songwriter Ainslie Wills (released on 4 March). Delivering on the promise of the 2010 EP, Somebody For Everyone, and recent appetisers such as Lemon Japan and Fighting Kind, You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is just as charming as we hoped it […]
Reason number 88790 why being in Melbourne right now would be dreamy: The Urban Coffee Farm & Brew Bar, a lush, jungle-esque plantation popping-up in the city’s center. On March 1, Melbourne launched its annual food-frenzy, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. This year boasts everything from the infamous world’s longest lunch to master classes from iconic […]
Ponyfish Island is hidden under the Elizabeth Street Footbridge in Melbourne and surrounded by the muddy water of the Yarra River. The island is a great place to grab a bite to eat, drink a coffee or sink a few beers. A collaboration between Grant Smillie, Jerome Borazio and Andrew Mackinnon, Ponyfish Island has an […]
Cookie is one of those places. You know the type: tucked away, easy to pass by without batting an eyelash and frighteningly good. Hidden above Melbourne’s bustling Swanston street in Curtin House, Cookie takes everything you know about Thai cuisine and flips it on its head, adding a signature modern spin. If you’re looking for […]