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It Will Only Bring You Happiness: Pleasure & Purpose at the Aesop Nasothèque

A glimpse into the impending wonderment of the Aesop Nasothèque, launching in the Myer Melbourne windows on Tuesday 8 April in the Bourke Street Mall. The installation ties into the brand’s current ‘Pleasure & Purpose’ campaign, focusing on the purposeful benefits of essential oils and the incidental olfactory pleasure they provide. The piece is directed by conceptual and performance artist Iván Sikic. More information on how to add your nose to collection can be found here.
 
( Björk - Pleasure Is All Mine )

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Taken with my Pentax Asahi.

Did You Sell Me To Wanderlust: Sydney - The Broken Leg Biennale

Another weekend in Sydney with Felicity (recovering from a broken leg), Jessie (who came despite having a broken leg) and Steph (recovering from an ear infection). We went to check out the 19th Biennale of Sydney across the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cockatoo Island and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
 
( Pharrell Williams - Hunter )

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How great are Felicity’s Trophy Wife'd Keith Haring nails against various objects.

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Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden - more photos here from the first time I visited.

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Our hotel provided robes so we spent a great deal of time trying to recreate the Pharrell William’s ‘G I R L’ cover art…

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Taken with my Pentax Asahi.

Where The Party At: Bron’s Bad Ass 21st

My darling work friend Bron celebrated her 21st birthday with an awesome ‘Bad Ass’ themed house party. As far as costume parties go, the effort made by attendees was pretty damn high. Also how good was that Norwegian DJ.
 
( Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre )

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Ri Ri and Ry Ry (Gosling, from ‘Place Beyond the Pines’)

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Without a doubt my favourite costume: Nick and Char as Die Antwoord

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Taken with my Pentax Asahi.

Peeps: Bern, Baby, Bern

Bernadette Francis: wonder woman. Discerning stylist, skin care extraordinaire, co-creator of PER-TIM and super babe.
 
( Clams Casino - She’s Hot [Deezy D] )

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Taken with my Pentax Asahi, 2014.

Did You Sell Me To Wanderlust: A New York Minute

Here’s a snapshot from the three months I spent in New York from June to August 2009. I shot 17 rolls of film but most were taken using disposable cameras and the quality and lighting of the photos were awful. This selection just skims the surface of my time there - it was a pretty epochal trip for me and one that I retrospectively remember only fondly. Many of these photos have been used in my Cluster posts but I thought I would also present them in a series.

Taken with my Pentax Asahi and various disposable cameras. Thank you to Thomas, Natalie and Scott for taking some of these photos.

( Jay-Z - Lucifer )

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1. Thomas, Scott, Sunni and Natalie at the inaugural Hooper St 40oz. rooftop party
2. Larry modelling some of the New Museum's gift shop merchandise
3. Natalie, Thomas and Joel preparing to paint a map for the New Museum’s “Emory Douglas: Black Panther" exhibition
4. Sunni writing in wet cement on the footpath in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We walked past shortly after and someone had already come and cemented over it
5. Natalie stocking up at Dylan’s Candy Bar
6. The Love Sculpture on Avenue of the Americas
7. The Muppet Whatnot Workshop in FAO Schwarz
8. Keeping cool in the scorching NY sun with a rooftop blow-up pool
9. Discarded costume on the streets of Brooklyn
10. Roxy Paine on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
11. Brooklyn Bridge
12. Coney Island is a depressing place

13. Lady Liberty

14. The return of the Walgreens rainbow
15. Random toilet outside our apartment block; random art bought off small children in Brooklyn
16. Puerto Rican Day Parade from outside The Frick Collection
17. A day trip to Six Flags: Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey
18. Dia:Beacon is of the best contemporary art spaces in existence
19. Meri and Thomas checking out the view
20. Brooklyn’s most famous intersection for visiting Australians

Cursive Clusters: Doggas

I like dogs the way I like children. They’re great when they belong to someone else. Taken with my Olympus OM10 and Pentax Asahi.

( Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog )

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1. Soda in our backyard.
2. Captain at Hampton beach.
3. Soda napping in the astroturf on moving day.
4. Murder Inc. and So So Def (Inca and Soda) hanging out in our Earl St backyard.
5. Soda going loco on her cousin Zissou in our Earl St living room.
6. Chris and Captain at Hampton beach.

Peeps: Chair Boi! It’s Chris Scott

My legendary mate, my golden muse: Chris Scott. Tangled in the zone of appropriate hair colour.

( Limp Bizkit - N 2 Gether Now (feat. Method Man) )

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Taken with my Pentax Asahi.

In (Digital) Print: Assemble Papers - Age of Enlightenment: Cafe Culture

My talented friend Anna Hickey asked me to take some accompanying photos for an article she wrote on the history of coffee and cafe culture in Melbourne. The piece was featured on Melbourne-based website Assemble Papers, an online publication exploring everything from art to urbanism and encouraging its readers to consider how and why the way we live and what we consume matters.

Thank you so much to Anna and Eugenia Lim, Assemble Papers’ editor, for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful project. A thank you also to the staff at Patricia, KereKere, Grossi Florentino and Pellegrini’s for allowing me to photograph their spaces.

You can read the article here: Age of Enlightenment: Cafe Culture

( TV On The Radio - Caffeinated Consciousness )

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Patricia’s ‘Sunshine’ by Delta Neon. Taken with my Olympus OM10.

Where The Party At: End of Year Party ‘13

Another delightful end of year party full of vivid colour, delicious food and good company. The theme was ‘Brazilian’ with a live band providing aural accompaniment to a hearty dinner prepared by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

( Peter Allen - I Go To Rio )

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Taken with my Olympus OM10.


It Will Only Bring You Happiness: Pain au Chocolat

I can and will not stop eating these. Pictured is one of Melbourne’s finest pain au chocolat from Commercial Bakery

( Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) )

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Taken with my Olympus OM10.

THEME BY PARTI