I’ve been taking portraits of people on the streets in Melbourne for almost two years now, since making the move from the United Kingdom. Upon arrival, I couldn’t believe how open-minded and friendly people were. I had never experienced such a welcoming environment that was so conducive to creative expression and collaboration. As a natural […]
If you haven’t taken the plunge yet on a good pair of leather shoes, and you want to, you should probably go all out with a pair of Roberts & Hassett shoes from Australia. Made from local kangaroo leather, the boots are hand-welted with hand-spun linen threads and hand-stitched outsoles. I know, it’s a lot […]
Something that I’ve been really looking into lately is eating raw and vegan. I mean, I could never do it full time (I like ALL food way too much), but I think incorporating more raw and vegan products into my diet is a good idea. Luckily, there’s an awesome Melbourne company called Botanical Cuisine which […]
While I was away at the music festival, Splendour in the Grass, I came across one of the finest food trucks that Australia has to offer – Gumbo Kitchen. Typically based in Melbourne, the truck serves up the tastiest New Orleans-style foods at various locations around Melbourne. Ordering up a big bowl of Cajun chicken […]
Located in Melbourne’s bohemian suburb Prahran, The Cullen is an Australian first; a boutique art hotel inspired by and featuring the original artwork and prints of Australian contemporary artist, Adam Cullen. We were recently lucky enough to be invited on a trip to check out the hotel in the quest to “find our inner muse” at the sleek Art Series Hotel.
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 […]