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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Drowning in art

I found some interesting photos of acrylic prints on board/canvas as well as gallery exhibitions while lolling around on Tumblr. The images linked me back to this great blog, which provided me with some brilliant afternoon art inspiration and generally made my day that little bit more interesting.

The following photos are from 'Under the Influence - Masters of the Universe Tribute Show' an in-gallery installation of Castle Greyskull. This installation in particular made me happy -

Brett Manning "Sorceress" with ink and colored pencil on paper.

Roland Tamayo's"Grey Skys" acrylic on wood panel.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

For the Haters

Ash Stymest is one of those models that people can't get enough of, or that they see and grunt in disgust. The tattooed, London-grunge look is not appreciated by everyone as being acceptable in the high fashion world. However the latest Marni Fall 2010 lookbook shows off Ash's good looks in a slightly less 'heroin chic' and a little more of an...angelic manner. Below are a few of my favourites -

Saturday, January 23, 2010


THE HAZARDS OF SWIMMING NAKED are a 7 piece band based in Far-North Queensland. I first discovered this band one night at Brisbane venue the Lofly Hangar sometime in late 2008. I remember walking into the wonderful yet dilapidating warehouse style venue with their set as the sound track. These guys were playing in front of stack of broken old school televisions to a crowd of twenty-somethings sitting around on the concrete ground, drinking out of goon sacks and tallies. It was a great night and their tunes had really struck a chord in me somewhere because I think I sent about 5 emails to different friends ranting about how I had discovered this "awesome band from the middle of nowhere" and how I was "blown away by their instrumentals". Their sound is diverse with heavy instrumentals and doesn't feature any vocals apart from some electronic vocal samples (remind me a bit of Air). some tracks start out very smooth and chilled before breaking into some dramatic guitar riffs and drums. Some of their stuff is sad (in a lay on your bed and stare at the white ceiling kind of way), and some of it makes you want to turn to the person next to you and make out with them.

To my surprise I randomly read that they were set to play at the Hi Fi in West End on Friday night. I dragged my best friend along after I convinced her that we should do something else on a Friday night (other then knocking back G&T's on my deck). I think she was more interested in discovering what the "ambient shoegaze" genre sounded like (rather than breaking our usual habits) but she agreed which was great as they played a good set and I finally have a copy of their debut album Our Lines Are Down produced and mixed by band-members Kirk Harmer & Adrian Diery. The 10 track album is surprisingly very well packaged and the sound quality is pretty good considering the type of budget they would be on.

Here's a clip I stole from their MYSPACE page. And be sure to have a listen to my favourite track And A Whole Assortment Of Uppers.

Anyway to finish this reviewSLASHrant, THE HAZARDS OF SWIMMING NAKED are brilliant and more people should know about them.

Mish Mash Musac

There's a heap of amazing remixes that are out there at the moment. One of my favourite ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon is to hit up The Hype Machine ( for the latest remixes posted across music blogs. Today, I'm loving THIS Florence and the Machine remix by The xx. Both Florence and the Machine and The xx will be playing at St Jeromes Laneway Festival across Australia alongside DANIEL JOHNSTON, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, my favourite Sydney band DAPPLED CITIES and BLACK LIPS among others. I'm either going to max out my credit card and buy a ticket in the next couple of days or hope to god my pay packet is big enough because this is a line-up not to be missed. Check out this clip of the Black Lips playing at Heaven Club in London and you'll know exactly what I mean:

Friday, January 8, 2010



Git excited bitchez!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Balenciaga SS10

A sneak peak of the new Balenciaga Spring-Summer 2010 Womens Ad Campaign. The contrast in size between the models, teamed with the misdirection of their placement in the ad creates an interesting concept. I look forward to seeing what other shots are released.

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