The pub: a gathering place for mates, families and colleagues, but above all, an Australian institution. The one thing pubs usually aren’t, however, is architecturally flattering (unless you’re into super old buildings which have probably soaked up more spilled alcohol then your average alcoholic). The Prahran Hotel in Melbourne is a pub with a difference. […]
On a very cold and rainy Melbourne afternoon, after getting caught in the drizzle, I was hanging for a nice strong coffee and toasty warm bagel, so I pulled out my trusty iPhone and found the perfect place: Manchester Press. The converted industrial space is tucked away in Rankins Lane (like any good Melbourne institution) […]
Australians have always been known as good sports when it comes to making fun of ourselves. I think we might actually enjoy it a little bit as well. So it only seems appropriate that we would promote rail safety with a campaign called Dumb Ways to Die. The public service message, which was intended for […]
Now that the weather is cooler and we’re all giving our tracksuits a very frisky eye, our senses long for warmth and indulgent luxury. The chance to skive off from chores, snuggle into bed and enjoy one of the greatest treats of all: the nap. [Read the rest of this story here]
Don’t fall off your perch, but sitting is the new smoking and your chair is out to kill you . No, really. This is the sorry state of affairs thanks to our increasingly seated existence. [Read the rest of this article here]
On the bustling corner of King and La Trobe streets stands an old corner shop that time has forgot . The little Georgian-style house and shop nestled among the high-rise buildings is considered one of the oldest in Melbourne and was built in pre-Gold Rush Victoria. [ Read the rest of this story here ]
An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.
Curious crowds gathered in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane recently as street artist Rone showcased his talents as part of The Age’s Forever Curious campaign. “It’s a totally different idea, doing graffiti legally like this,” mused Rone as he prepared to create his 3-metre by 6-metre mural. [Read more here].
A cross between a jet-ski and a jet-pack helped propel Peter Hendra high above the water at St Kilda beach on Thursday. Mr Hendra was demonstrating the device for business partners who plan to offer flights to adventure seekers out of the St Kilda Sea Baths within weeks. [Read more here]
As a coffee enthusiast, I am super delighted to see that Melbourne International Coffee Expo has returned and it’s now Australia’s largest coffee-dedicated event. The expo will bring together the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup, the inaugural Global Coffee Review Symposium and Australia’s largest dedicated-coffee trade show. The event was held at the Melbourne […]
Remember geography class, where you learnt about Earth’s interior and how it comprises four distinct concentric layers? When Melbourne-based baking enthusiast Rhiannon’s sister — who needed to teach this to a bunch of primary school kids in class — approached her with a brilliant idea to bake an actual cake of Earth that can be […]
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 […]