Monday, 28 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

FRANCIS BACON

A show not to be missed is Francis Bacon: Five Decades at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 24 February 2013. It brings together 50 works from one of paintings bad boys in an exhibition that has been an incredible four years in the making. Image: Portrait of Michael Leiris, 1976, Oil on canvas. Louise and Michael Leiris Collection. Pompidou Centre, Paris. © The Estate of Francis Bacon. DACS/Licensed by Viscopy.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

WISH WE WERE HERE

The Encanto Hotel in Mexico via Konstruct.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

THIS IS: UNDERGROUND

London Underground is celebrating 150 years of hurtling sqillions of passengers around its tunnels beneath one of the world's buzziest cities. Commonly referred to as the Tube, this network of tunnels has played host to a raft of films, including the latest action-packed Bond, Skyfall. A brief history can be found at The Guardian, including a list of songs inspired by the depths of this iconic network. We've rounded up a few other underground inspirations.


If this stellar scene was part of our commute, well we'd be on the train more often. It's one of Toledo's new underground stations in Italy designed by William Kentridge.

A disused rail tunnel in Mittagong is home to Li-Sun Exotic Mushrooms, where tours run a few times a year. A must for foodies.

Going underground in Paris is not for the squeamish. Deep under the world's romance capital, eager tunnelers can visit the Catacombes de Paris and see thousands and thousands of human skulls, tour the city's popular sewers or visit a secret nightclub.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

PEDDLE POWER

Concrete Playground alerted us to the charm of Carolina Fontuara Alzaga's ingenious recycling of old bike parts into elegant chandeliers. We'd peddle anywhere to get ourselves one.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

SHINE THE LIGHT

Centennial Park celebrates its 125th anniversary with The Light Garden. We think spending a summer's evening under the stars with enchanting installations coupled with live entertainment and screenings is the perfect way to cap off the working day. What's more, you can bring your own picnic or sample offerings from an array of food stalls.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

AFRICAN FUSION

Our excitement levels are on the the rise with Rokia Traoré hitting town this week for her Dance (Donke) show. Critics across the globe have been bowled over by her voice, praising her originality and fusion of African rock, blues and dance, which has us pumped. Only a few more sleeps now.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

THIS IS: EXHILARATING

The death defying troupe Legs On The Wall continue to enthrall, this time with Symphony as part of Sydney Festival at Carriageworks. Our inner dare devil is considering taking to the wires with Sydney Trapeze School setting up in Centennial Park til mid February. This is one high wire act we don't want to miss out on.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

ANISH KAPOOR

Anish Kapoor creates ambitious art works, the most recent being Orbit, a red tangle of steel for the London Olympics, which effectively gave the city a new iconic structure to admire. Scale coupled with an experimental approach to material has seen large works made from wax, pigment, steel and fibreglass that challenge the notion of art, and often space. Now it's Sydney's turn to experience the wonder of Anish's evocative larger-than-life works first hand at the MCA.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

FLASHBACK: ORWELL DAY

George Orwell's enduring literary works, which include Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, are household names that continue to influence our thinking on the modern world. To celebrate Orwell's legacy, Penguin Books commissioned designer David Pearson to revision Orwell's most cherished books. To celebrate the inaugural ‘Orwell Day’ on January 21, Penguin have released the new print editions. We think it's the perfect excuse to start a new collection.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

THIS IS: AIRBORNE


We're simultaneously awestruck and unnerved by Ho-Yeol Ryu's time-lapse photograph of Hannover Airport. So many places to go. So many planes in the sky. Via Designboom.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

BIG KIDS

The big kid in us is very excited to be going to The Cat In The Hat at the Sydney Opera House this weekend. Luckily we have a little kid to go with.

Monday, 7 January 2013