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Talking shop on an effervescent evening

By | March 27th, 2019|architecture, bars and restaurants, professional, school, technology|

It was interesting to venture off the island to a whole other neighbourhood tonight. An adventure, but a typically safe, academic kind of adventure to go and listen to a panel talk about e-commerce. The room was absolutely bubbling with other interested parties. This is a particularly nice quarterly meetup because they put a tab [...]

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The land we stand on – Aboriginal land

By | January 26th, 2019|architecture, bullshit, holidays, parks and gardens|

It is Australia Day, apparently. However, the message has changed from ‘change the date’ to ‘abolish Australia Day all together.’ It really does seem fair enough. 'Sovereignty was never ceded'. 'Indigenous Australians were here for 60,000 years, compared to the 231 years of Colonial Australians.' I dare say multiculturalism is a positive thing and helps [...]

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A lush and beautiful sanctuary for a soul to play

By | May 25th, 2018|architecture, design, parks and gardens|

My house becomes more and more lovely every week, and I think tomorrow that I will go to a local greenery and get some plants with tendrils to drape over my wooden bookcases. The tendrils are important. I want them to drape. It is a nice plant nursery because they specialise in indoor plants and [...]

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How to avoid a Dystopian future – MKW

By | May 12th, 2018|architecture, design, interesting people, technology|

Melbourne Knowledge Week is the best! Last night we went to a talk at the MKW Hub. It is an amazing space, filled with light art, beautiful ferns and sculptures. The talk was a panel of authors and academics discussing how we can avoid a Dystopian future. I loved the first speaker, Andrew Milner the [...]

Saturday afternoon at the Museum

By | April 28th, 2018|architecture, art, cinema, daily life, design, friends, photography, technology|

It is really nice to have a Saturday night at home for a change, and just cook and drink wine and listen to nice music. I am making a mini herbed roast lamb, and it is fun. I went to the Melbourne Museum this afternoon. It is definitely worth doing. They have some amazing exhibits. [...]

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Triennial – NGV – 100 artists – 32 countries

By | April 16th, 2018|architecture, art|

It was nice to go to the Triennial at the NGV yesterday. I was lucky to catch it before it closed. And I didn't see ALL of it, because it was a pretty huge exhibition, and I had shit to do, but it was still a really nice cultural experience. I loved it. The NGV [...]

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Late summer evenings in the neighbourhood

By | March 23rd, 2018|architecture, bars and restaurants, daily life, weather|

The streets were buzzing tonight on my walk home. Huge queues outside of both gelato shops and even Alimentari was open tonight. So lovely. All the way down the street, people were out at bars enjoying the last vestiges of summer.

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The Manganiyar Seduction – State Theatre

By | March 7th, 2018|architecture, design, music|

One particular word comes to mind when I think of tonight's performance of the Manganiyar Seduction at the State Theatre and that is 'stunning'. I think it is true what people say about it - that it is some kind of spiritual experience. It was like the most satisfying and entertaining of advent calendars. A [...]

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Naked for Satan drinks – tapas, wine and science fiction

By | February 17th, 2018|architecture, bars and restaurants, friends|

Ah, Naked for Satan and that first Friday afternoon beer, after a long and stressful week. It was so nice to chat with my friend and watch night come over the rooftops of Fitzroy. Until we were bubbly with wine and food, and the lights twinkled all the way home.

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