Do you like Tattoos?
Then why not head on down to Tora Sumi Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery in Balmain and check out the latest work on show from their first Collective Art exhibition.
“Tora Sumi is a Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery. An inspiring, energetic space dedicated to the creative collaboration of art + ink.”
Fashion Palette is back again in 2013 (read below) and you can still enter our Fashion Palette competition and win yourself a couple of tickets to go and check it out.
An alluring new look program for Fashion Palette Sydney sees three events over four days. Kicking off the birthday celebrations on Tuesday evening 5th March is the invite-only VIP Launch Night, with the Runway Event on Thursday evening 7th March followed by a glamorous After Party on Friday 8th March.
Fashion Palette has introduced one premier runway event only to Sydney on the back of the format’s success in New York where 16 Australian designers will showcase their spring summer 13/14 collections. Previously held over two days, the new-format Fashion Palette runway will be held at the Australian Technology Park. Tickets are $49pp from www.ticketek.com.au for those wanting to secure their seats now amongst key fashion industry influencers and style savvy personalities.
Fashion Palette Sydney 2013 Program:
7th March 2013 from 6:30pm – Runway Event, Australian Technology Park
8th March 2013 from 7pm – After Party, Marquee at The Star
Is it Batman and Robin.. No… How about Bonnie and Clyde… Wrong again!..It’s Bianca Milani & Paris Thomson who have been out and about at the Harvest Music Festival 2012 in Melbourne filming and photographing till they ran out of puff (not the magic dragon), and today we have the photographic evidence for you to peruse. you can check it all out by clicking the photos or these links. Music & Colour
Over the weekend at Supanova, a new dimension in music sharing was born by Yunyu as she launched her Twisted Tales project/album through QUIRTz.
QUIRTz, the love child of a CD and a shirt, allows anyone to download Twisted Tales tracks, videos and other media via a QR Tag on the shirt. As Twisted Tales is a multi-platform collaboration merging music with manga and animation, Yunyu found there was no other way to distribute the full experience to fans.
Yunyu plans on turning her fans into musical foot soldiers as even though the shirt owner registers their QUIRTz for premium content, the QR tag can still be scanned by others to download her tracks; but not without a twist. Each single will form a radio play by online podcasters Cool Shite, which will bookend the track forming a ‘nag tag.’
“It’s the way of the modern world to download tracks free, so we thought that we’d just make it easier for them. What they don’t realise is that we’ve even twisted what they download.” says Yunyu.
Twisted Tales has the support from both the pop culture and music industries. It is the first music-manga-animation project to be jointly distributed through Madman Entertainment and MGM and will be episodically released. Like a storybook, the album will be released in episodes. Get your QUIRTz now: yunyu.com.au/store/
After knockout performances in Brisbane which yielded rave reviews Yunyu will next travel to Melbourne on June 22 and Carriageworks, Sydney on June 30.
Yunyu’s Twisted Tales Tour
Friday 22 June, Revolver Upstairs
Tickets: $12 + BF/ $15 Door
Saturday 30 June, Carriageworks
Tickets: $25/ $20
Tickets & Shirt: yunyu.com.au
Designer notebooks are upon us.
From the minimalistic, Swedish, answer-to-everything, stationery bliss out that is kikki.K continually replenishing their shelves with delights that have us squealing with pleasure; to the effortlessly cool, creative industry mainstay, Moleskine, there is no shortage of choice for your itchy fingers. Though we have Suri to think for us these days and tablets of every creed or color to capture our off-the-cuff doodles, nothing seems to have taken the coveted place of a designer’s notebook.
Nor should it, we say. While you may have gadgets and gizmos a-plenty (credits to The Little Mermaid) let’s not do away with our dog eared journals.
The recent trend for books or blogs to digitally capture pages of famed designers’ process diaries, delivers a voyeuristic pleasure as we creep into the brains of our heroes.
Treat yourself to the revealing squiggles of your peers on the boards on creative portfolio site, Behance, or snuggle in with the wonderful blog, Notebook Stories. Or why not start one yourself by indulging in the thoughtfully functional “Designers Notebook” replete with extravagances like tracing paper (oh my!) available to order here. For something really special, look at this direct mail piece that not only gives the gift of a beautiful notebook, but encourages the pay-it-forward philosophy.
Even if you take the greener option and rescue some scrap paper from your recycling bin, embrace it as a lifestyle choice and then, for heaven’s sake, get cracking. If you have forgotten the lost charm of a notebook, chances are you might have forgotten the fun of designing away from the screen.
Five handmade necklaces made from recycled materials, will be auctioned off this December for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.
College of Fine Arts design student Sophia Davison has created an eco-friendly necklace range which encourages fashionistas to ‘Think Outside the Jewellery Box’ and see the beauty in preloved jewellery and highlight the importance of recycling. The range is made from handmade pieces and 95% preloved items, including materials from Vinnies such as broken chains, brooches, jewels, beads and even ornamental plates.
The eco-friendly range will be auctioned on eBay to help raise money for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal between Friday 9 December and Monday, 19 December 2011. To get a close-up look at these beautiful pieces visit the Vinnies Paddington store (292 Oxford St) from 2 December.
Sophia shared her hopes for the range, “Each item has become recycled for life and I hope the new necklaces will become valuable and sentimental and will find a home in someone’s jewellery box for many years to come.”
Just in time for Christmas, Evie Group will light up your world with their hot new Spun Lamps!
The Spun light was inspired by the classic wooden top toy. In this, the concept was transformed into a decorative lighting piece, available as a floor, table and pendant lamp.
Continuing the theme of playfulness, the design is flexible in its positioning of angles as a floor and table lamp with the addition of a rubber base support piece. The wire pays further homage to the traditional top, which is able to be wound around the lamp or loosely placed on the floor, resembling a top after it has spun.
The Spun lamps do not have any visible screws or fasteners on the outer surface. This creates a clean lined design, mimicking the smooth profile of the spinning top. The polished mirror finishes of gold and silver colours and curved surfaces, create an interesting reflection of the surrounding environment. When positioning the lamps in clusters, the play of light is emphasised, creating a bold statement to any space.
Available December 2011 from www.eviegroup.com