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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 Dérive. 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

Nǐ hǎo! 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.…

YOLK Collective Thinking Fiesta

To celebrate the launch of our Collective Thinking e-series, we (YOLK Collective) got together some picnic rugs, balloons and a lots of dips (ie. a picnic)! Keep a look out for the six issues, each featuring a Sydney art collective. They will be published on…

Beijing Diary Pt 2: 天津

East meets West On our second day in China we visited the city of Tianjin!   Mini apples! They taste exactly like normal apples except they are as small as cherries! (Also pictured, breakfast: bottled water, bao, watermelon)   Cycling is a main mode of…

Beijing Diary Pt 1: First Looks

At Sydney International Airport I just came home after a week in Beijing, China! The trip was filled with many new experiences – from squat toilets which required BYO toilet paper, to trying new foods (including dried cuttlefish and duck’s tongue, both of which were…