Tuesday, 31 January 2012
::allygrrrl [hearts] may's lane project::
maybe coz it's, like, in an ally? but ALSO coz it's a freakin cool outdoor gallery space
"The exhibition space consists of five panels that are hung in window spaces along the side of a building in May Lane. Each month several artists are invited to use the entire space as their canvas, or to focus on the panels which are then kept each month as part of a larger documentation project"
why pay 25 bux to see the really really really OLD art of a DEAD GUY when you can get yourself a delicious dinner and/or beer and/or wine and/or cocktail and/or... instead, then go and see LIVE artists making NEW art in a lane FOR FREE? here's what went on friday 27th Jan...
"traditional handwriting with a metropolitan attitude"
the coolest i've felt all week, hanging in a lane way on friday night with coopers drinking graf artists (note to self: spell check, ensure space is in correct spot, could be awkward), groupies and a super cute cameraman...puppy! i mean a super cute puppy - scroll to bottom (check out camera man on the way )....delete...re-start...
OK, friday night: me, coopers drinking graf artists, groupies, puppies, cameramen, whatever...all being cool in a lane way... and hypnotised by the calligraffik magik of niels shoe meulman, blasting up his beatific creations all over may lane.
mr shoe's weapons to blast mass urban boredom
shoe takes aim...
...has a tiny rest...
eyes on the artist allygrrrl, eyes on the artist
yeh, well i bet his camera doesn't have a phone in it
the crowd goes wild
Saturday, 28 January 2012
::what's been getting my ally [heart] racing this week::
introducing the frock-o-licious miss claire westwood, fabulous fifties fashionista and owner of fifties frocks
miss westwood (yes, that is her real name...I think...whatever) frequently sells her foxy feminine frocks fervently from www.fiftiesfrocks.com - watch out for the grand opening of her studio soon
(damn, how's my alliteration today - phwoar!)
[the above two images stolen directly from fiftiesfrocks.com]
::drunk on the moon::
whilst out walking off a horrific hangover with my gorgeous grrrlfriend/yoga guru extraordinaire simone, i stumbled (and you can take that quite literally) - rather ironically - into drunk on the moon
a beautiful little vintage store that feels just like jumping down the rabbit hole
simone testing out her 'asana' on the "very strange" (yes, that's what's on the tag, if you don't believe me, keep scrolling) 2-seater european upholstered bench
"drunk on the moon celebrates all things old, aged, distressed and weathered by time. these are the things that tell unspoken stories. they fill our world with character and humble charm"
see! told ya! i [heart] very strange
kids! you've gotta get this on your bucket list - an outdoor gallery in st peters. "the exhibition space consists of five panels that are hung in window spaces along the side of a building in may lane. Each month several artists are invited to use the entire space as their canvas, or to focus on the panels which are then kept each month as part of a larger documentation project"
::things to do in the i.w when you get bored #1::
go through everyone's wardrobe/closet/shoe rack, collect as many variations of footwear you can get your hands on...and nail 'em all to a power pole. yep, that'll learn 'em.
::and whilst we're on the topic of shoes::
these lil babies (ha ha, get it?) missed out on being nailed but i did get them for my favourite 8 month luka lister (yes, definitely his real name) coz with a moniker like that, ya gotta wear skull shoes. want some? go to faster pussycat on king st, newtown or check out their website
Friday, 6 January 2012
five reasons why you should visit the i.w this year...go on...u know you want to...2012...The Year Of The Dragon. Be FIERCE! Be FIESTY! Seize the world by the balls and make it scream your name!! YEEHHHH!!!! love AllyGrrrrl xxx
[reason 1] eathouse diner
well...go on...you heard the sign! even the website is delicious
following two photos stolen directly from the eathouse website
[reason 2] seasonal concepts
peacocks, antelope, giraffes, a cock on a rock (keep scrolling), doll babies...i want to move in
i was assured he died of natural causes...
[reason 3] dry land bar + diner 92 redfern st redfern
creme brulee, chocolate mousse, artichoke + fennel TART?! why are you still reading this?
thanks to the unbearable lightness of being hungry for this cool interior shot
[reason 4] red cross store 359 king st newtown
no artichoke + fennel tarts here but you can certainly tart your look up for the new year (of the dragon!) for not much more than the cost of one ;)
[reason 5] general random cool stuff like this...
big green bugs on pink walls
and it wasn't even my b-day. awesome :)