Author: vanessalow

Brunch at the Grounds

Flat white & Mocha ¬†Thai chilli cashew nuts Fresh loaves Donuts ¬† Grilled corn ¬† Mi piace il formaggio! ¬† Parpadelle ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Grounds ¬†Busy day at…

Lovebug

Remember when we shot this? So excited to see the final result in Issue 6 of Haunt Mag, Rebel Without A Cause! Check out the issue here.

Bangkok

Not¬†one, but two nights in Bangkok! Early morning flight. LOTS of shopping – singlets for 20¬†ŗłŅ, bags for 150¬†ŗłŅ,¬†shoes for 200¬†ŗłŅ¬†ahhhhh!¬†Motorbikes, people, and trolleys all fighting for space in the market aisles.¬†Shopping until we literally dropped in Black Canyon, recuperating over iced coffee. Street food…

A Very Lush Picnic

Miranda and I share a lot of things in common, however one particular common interest is a current obsession with¬†Lush. Combing this enthusiasm with our other collaborative hobby of photo shoots, we present A Very Lush Picnic! Lip scrubs¬†(shown here as sugar cubes) The lip…

Singapore Diary Pt2

Lime juice! (I was going to tally how many I drank this trip but stopped after I had three with one meal!) Hainanese Village markets in Lorong Ah Soo Eggs at the market Symbolic offerings of money to be burnt for the deceased My childhood…

Greetings from Singapore!

View from the plane Apom – pancake with shredded coconut with a slice of banana Hello Kitty plushies¬†sold out¬†everywhere *weep* Kylie eating po-ta-to (hasbrown) MANGOSTEEN! MANGOSTEEN! MANGOSTEEN! Ee Ee Pat drinking lim juice Nasi Padang at HJH Maimunah Restaurant & Catering – so spicy (I…

Vanuatu 35mm

I almost forgot how exciting the ritual of film processing could be! A couple months ago I took my fisheye camera and an expired underwater disposable that I picked up at a thrift store on my trip to Vanuatu. Having a limited amount of shots…

Inside McLeod’s Antiques

Anyone heading into the Sydney city from the east or vice versa will pass McLeod’s Antiques. At the corner of South Dowling street, the shop of curiosities sits at a main intersection – thousands of people must see its window displays filled with elaborate vases…

Food experiments: POPSICLES! pt 2

Some more experiments with the wonders of fancy ice! See part 1¬†here.¬† ¬† ¬† CHRYSANTHEMUM TEA, LYCHEES & STRAWBERRIES 1. Slice strawberries and lychees (can be bought in cans) 2. Put a few slices into the mould, then cover with chrysanthemum tea (I used¬†Yeo’s) and…

VANUATU!

Plane landing – our first view of Port Vila! I miss swimming three times a day; getting mud on my shoes; seafood chowder at Tilly’s;¬†swimming in the Mele Cascades;¬†cocktails and lime juice; snorkelling with fish; adorable pikininis; loving the breakfast toaster; swimming in the pool;…

14/4/2013

On my way wandering through the city executing a Situationist¬†D√©rive. It is a practice involving drifting through the streets, lanes, staircases, and whatever other locations you may end up in (including the casino, the fish markets, and private suburbs) until all forms of preoccupations melt…

Yummy Cha

N«ź h«éo!¬†I am currently taking Chinese lessons, which is proving both very challenging and very rewarding. After visiting¬†Beijing¬†last year I realised the value of knowing at least some basic conversation – especially when bartering in the markets! My two main practical goals are to be…

Shimofuri-zuke from Edible Selby (Ishimaya)

A little while ago I visited the Sydney Fish Markets and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a piece of fresh tuna and try out this recipe for shimofuri-zuke (marinated blanched tuna) from my current gastronomic inspiration¬†Edible Selby, by Seiji Nojiri-san of Ishimaya (p.197,…

An Afternoon with Lucinda

¬† Let me introduce you to my dear friend, Lucinda. A graphic designer by day, a fashion devotee by night – I first met Lucinda when we were both contributing to¬†On the Streets of Sydney, and since then have come to appreciate her also as…

REVIEW: We Used to Talk About Love (AGNSW)

Pages from the exhibition catalogue It can be beautiful, it can be nonsensical, trivial, or moving. Isolating, warming, haunting, truthful.¬†Like love itself, the new photomedia exhibition at the AGNSW, We Used to Talk About Love, is a journey through the intimate (and often confusing) experiences…

LARA & ME

LARA & ME – a shoot inspired by Lara from Dr Zhivago and Miranda’s new bangs. Photography: Vanessa Low Model: Miranda A Walter Volta collaboration

Beijing Markets

Beijing¬†seems so long ago, I am still catching up on all the details. On our final day in Beijing we wandered through the streets & found ourselves in a market. Although our busy tour schedule meant that we were seeing so many new and exciting…

Food Experiments: POPSICLES!

It is a well known fact that IKEA-browsing merits the same sense of addiction that would be associated with the likes of ASOS-browsing, or peanut-butter-from-the-jar-licking. The products of these activities promising an increased value and enjoyability of life (“it’s not just a pen, it’s a…

Southside Tea Room

Whilst I was in Brisbane I had the pleasure of visiting Southside Tea Room! The quirky tea-room-by-day, bar-by-night is a little creative superhero with grandma charm and an arsenal of homemade cakes and cookies, milkshakes and a pinball machine to boot. Of course, we would…

Greetings from Brisbane

Greetings from the sunshine state! Humidity is clinging like a sticky melted popsicle, weighing down like a doona full of lead feathers. We are currently sitting in front of the fan watching Big Bang Theory (the official screening of our Summer) trying to cool down.…