Monday, 31 January 2011

Is this: Coming?

No matter how you look at it, the current brown brick North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club could use a facelift. Thankfully, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects have a vision. Rebuilding this North Bondi institution is exciting and we hope they can raise the funds to build it.

Heavy metal

Chinatown once again plays host to the always vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations. 2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit, and the metal rabbit to be more precise. This year the usual feast of markets, delicious dining and the Dragon Parade are joined by some exciting performances, art exhibitions and a the Chinese Dancing and Performance Cultures of China extravaganza (above) at the State Theatre, February 5.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Sin City

Whether it's Underbelly, Dexter or Poirot, we're all intrigued and entertained by a good crime thriller. In the 20th century Sydney earned itself the moniker Sin City as organised crime was rife. The Historic Houses Trust have turned this legend into an intriguing exhibition aptly titled Sin City at the Police and Justice Museum. The show aims to shed light on the tall tales, characters like Abe Saffron, and the various rackets from the era with interviews, objects and press clippings of the time.

Laying Lo

Is there a better way to spend a balmy summer night than under the stars watching a spellbinding film? While summer may have gotten off to a slow start, it's here and the Moonlight Cinema has a stellar array of movies to see. We love the fact that we can bring along our own picnic and a favourite bottle. The only improvement we can think of is movies by the pool so we can recline on a lilo.

Monday, 24 January 2011


We're still buzzing from Tex Perkin's electrifying performance as Johnny Cash some months ago at the Opera House. So it is with little surprise that tonight's A Night at the Quad at Sydney University is high on our wish list. Tex Perkins & Murray Paterson kick things off with playing music they developed for Rachel Ward's film Beautiful Kate. The film will follow at sunset, setting the scene for a enticing night of music and image under the stars in the university's grand quadrangle.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Cosmoprof 2010

Our client Sydney Essential Oil Co. recently returned from the 2010 Cosmoprof in Hong Kong. This is the biggest trade show for the cosmetics industry held in the Asian market with some 45,000 people in attendance. With the brief to promote SEOC's evocative Rose Otto premium range and following the success of last year's stand, we chose to play with scale once again. The use of magnificent larger-than-life blooms across an 8m wall span clearly highlights the rose's beguiling charms while creating an enticing Alice In Wonderland effect.

Monday, 17 January 2011

We love you & your bicyle too

We're pleased to report that My Bicycle Loves You exceeded our expectations. After a quick wind down with a glass of wine overlooking the harbour, we ran across to Sydney Theatre to see Legs on the Wall's deceptively simple performance. In a feat of ingenuity, this kaleidoscope of colour, sound, projection and not least of all acrobatics left us in a state of awe.

Friday, 7 January 2011

This is: Word up

With the year just freshly minted, our new favourite site is Save the Words, a project aimed to save words earmarked to be dropped from the English language. Not only is it fun, but there is so much to learn. Don't miss the example sentences which not only explain the meaning of the words, but provide a giggling good time. Why not get started with sagittipotent?

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Two more sleeps

With only two more sleeps before Sydney Festival launches with the always fun, free first night festivities. And to back it up, we're catching a preview next week of My Bicycle Loves You at Sydney Theatre. It's a new production by Legs on the Wall and we're looking forward to taking a leap into the unexpected with them.