Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's a Boycott

Nothing better than a little scandal in the mad world of (m)admen. B&T reports further advertising boycotts on Kyle Sandilands. Brands that have never wavered over the moral boundary line are taking a stand. The roster includes Coles, Bunnings, Vodafone and McDonalds to name a few.

> Read about all the (m)adness here

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flaky reporting

Reporting the hard, cold facts over at Fairfax...

Read mumbrella's report here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giddy up

Take a look at this krazy kat. I love ye olde magazines for the old advertisements. Geez louise, the plethora of coupons included in these dinosaur mags - it's little wonder baby boomers have George Costanza sized wallets full of them. Proof that advertising can persuade the culture a whole generation. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Project: Cosby sweaters

Children of the 80's all this winter madness is surely bringing on a bout of nostalgia? Warm your weary heart with some Cosby Show inspired art! This blurrrrger has started a project - draw all Cosby Show sweaters (Osee above). Ch-ch-check the site:  http://thecosbysweaterproject.tumblr.com/

My oh my is it grand!

I, on the other hand am a kidling of the 90's* so I'm going to catch up on some action in the Walsh house on Beverly Hills 90210.

Ta ta!

*I can still appreciate a good Cosby sweater though

Monday, June 6, 2011


I've been saving this up for a rainy day, and while it isn't raining it is a boooooooring Monday.

So, as for this subject image... the biggest celebrity gossip news this month, Arnie and his scandalous cheating ways (I mean, the house keeper? so delightfully cliche!). Though, that isn't actually what I've brought you here to discuss, the reason for our chat - the Herald Sun's unimaginative headline of "The Cheatinator". My overseas spy's tell me that the herald Sun equivalent in London titled their story "The Fornicator", HS why didn't you think of this one? "Fornicator" is actually a word, surely that would be preferable to "The Cheatenator". Honestly... in an age where MS Office has built-in thesaurous what kind of excuse can there be?!

Friday, June 3, 2011


The latest blog on my reading list  is www.manrepeller.com created by the hilarious man repelling  Leandra Medine of NYC. Basically this is a fashion blog about garments and styles that girls love and guys hate, for example puffy shirts. 

Such a simple concept for a blog and every entry is such a delight to read. I am so happy the lovely Garance Dore (cos she's my friend now... yep...) led me to this blog. Also I've got a crooked-up neck so I'm balancing my head on pillows and compy on right angles trying to occupy myself by scouting new blogs while I'm up to my fringe in painkilling numbness. 

And... as a fellow man repeller, you don't have to know me well to be aware of some of my favourite items of cloth such as... my massive amounts of velvet items, my indian looking slipper shoes (officially called Minnetonka's), baggy shirts and loosy goosey dresses.

So go read and be good xx

Friday, May 27, 2011

Makin' house

One of my most treasured thrift store finds, Laura Ashley home decorating book from the late 80's. The decor is so reminiscent of Adam and Barbara Maitland of Beetlejuice, you know, before they died and the Deetz's move in and make the house all trendy 80's (AKA - electric colours and geometric shapes). 

The whole aesthetic of this period in home decorating was so frilly, fru-fru, patchwork-y. Like Little House on The Prairie but amped up to feedback level. Looking at the images in this book I can just smell the pot-pouree.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Digi reading after dark

So, what'cha doin? Just checking up on a couple of bluuuuurgs..

Keep it real and keep reading.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Book-ish Type

A little while back I was walking down Chapel Stret in Windsor and passed this bookshop with shop cats napping in the window, cute!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Completely Consumed

Wrapped up in Books by Belle & Sebastian. Love.

There isn't anything lovelier than a love song sang in a library. Happy Monday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Femme: 101

Ferociously protecting the feminine agenda - Women & Women First Bookstore. Funny, funny, funny.

That's right folks, posting youtube clips on a ye olde blogge - Earmarked gets all tech-ni-cool. 


Sunday, March 20, 2011


This is a little embarrassing...  This is something I started doing when I was depressed and living inter-state was to escape my current reality for a short time. I really didn't need anything too emotionally draining or too intellectually challenging as I was reading lit at uni and exhausted myself looking for meaning in novels. So..... I started reading 80's teen romance novels, shameful I know. 

BUT, look I can rationalise my actions:

  1. I was a poor, no cash student and the local salvo's was selling these for something like $0.60
  2. I was studying, and couldn't afford to "get lost" in a good book and these literary master peices were in 12 pt by 200 pages and only took... about an hour to read which made a good study break
  3. I was desperately unhappy at the time and these books offered corny lines and happy endings
  4. Have a look at the titles and cover images. HI-LAR-I-OUS!
So there.
Anyway, for what it's worth "Heart & Soul" (pictured) was especially lame.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bonnie Prince, Richard

"I don’t see any difference now between what I collect and what I make. It’s become the same. What I’m collecting will, a lot of times, end up in my work." - Richard Prince

Richard Prince is a collector, hoarding all kinds of nick-nacks, but most importantly he is a book collector. Prince often references books directly in his artwork. All kinds of books from J.D. Salinger to Jim Morrison's poems. 

Prince features books in his art in such a punk way, it's fantastic, the compositions are so off-beat and quirky.

Interested in more? There's a feature in Purple Magazine or ch-ch-check it out online.

Friday, March 4, 2011

More Moore

A cute little concept magazine accompanied the latest issue of Purple Magazine, composed by Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth in case ya don't know). It's really like a scrap book of photos Thurston has collected over the last couple of decades.
There are the requisite images of the band and coolsie mofo pics of him and Kim* together. Adorable.

There are newspaper clippings from 80's teen mags declaring that "Rock music gives you cancer kids" its a scientific fact you know. What I like the most are images like this...

...because he's added these little captions explaining some of the pictures. The caption for the above image "Me wearing an anti-imperialism crown of ridiculousness".


*Kim Gordon, also of Sonic Youth

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Try Not to Look

Have you been to visit this blog thisiswhyyourfat.com?
You have to, take a look right now, pleeeeeease, you will just die.

My favourite? The Burrito Unicorn, what a magical creature.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dreaming of Celebrity Worship

This little treasure was sourced in a quaint op shop in suburban Melbourne. Compiled in the height of Madonna craze during the early '90's, I Dream of Madonna (By Kay Turner) is a collection of dreams different women have had of Madonna. It is completely bizarre... and totally hilarious!

The individual dreams have been sent in by Madonna super fans and each dream is accompanied by an extremely '90's style collage. The dreams are just ordinary dreams, the only common factor being that they all involve Madonna, and some in very sexual ways...

This book really is an exercise in celebrity obsession. I wonder if Madonna has any idea that this book exists? So creepy!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Why? Wye!

I took a little trip to my friends family beach house in Wye River on The Great Ocean Road. This beach house is perfect: sea shell pictures on the wall, comfy retro furniture, 1980's board games, Jazz cassette tapes, piles of craft magazines and shelves of old books. It's the perfect place to pour a glass of Muscat and whip some ass at Uno!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Disturbingly Lovely

A few years ago I started reading The Lovely Bones after my mum had recommended it. I had to stop after getting a quarter of the way though because I just couldn't handle it. Simply it was too harrowing and reading alone in my room before bed (and then trying not to think about it when I'm attempting to fall asleep...) was lonely, disturbing and depressing and generally I love being alone reading so I had to stop reading it.

And then they made a movie of the book, are the human race are a bunch of masochists? We must be because I watched it (come on, it's a literary short cut), I watched it all the way through and it was lonely, disturbing and depressing but it was an amazing story. 

I'm considering a second attempt at the book now (masochist). I think, knowing what happens at the end (badies should always get whats comin' at em, boo yah!) I might be able to take it. 2011, year to man up and read The Lovely Bones.

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Own Private Library

I love celebrity a library, it's a secret voyeuristic pleasure. The best celebrity library's are of the uber creative types (remember the Lanvin library post?) because their reading choices offer an insight into their muses and inspiration.

The most recent celebrity library to capture my attention is that of the enigmatic Karl Lagerfeld photographed by Todd Selby of the infamous (and inspirational) The Selby.

Can you image what it would be like to walk into this room? Where would you look first?! Hmm..... delicious.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

La la la Lula

Lula is a bi-monthly magazine, which means you have to wait in anticipation for six months for each issue to come out. If Lula wasn’t such a delight I wouldn’t live in such despair!
If you haven’t ever devoured a Lula, then go get one ASAP because it is simply dreamy and bursting with whimsy.

Anyway, on to the pressing topic of Lula, Issue 11…
Guest edited by Laura and Kate Mulleavy, AKA Rodarte, this issue features cover star Charlotte Gainsberg (daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsberg – how can one woman come from such inspiring stock? Well, she’s Charlotte Gainsberg, a name in her own right) the narrative of this edition is best described by Maria in “These are a few of my favourite things” (we’re talking The Sound of Music in case you were confused).

Laura and Kate have chosen to let us in on their favourite things through interviews, fashion spreads, collages and passion piece articles.
Aside from an ingĂ©nue muse and a duo of inspiring design sisters, this issue of Lula includes a feature interview composed by creative darling Miranda July, a magical fashion spread with film lovely Kirsten Dunst, interview with musical maven Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), discussion with mavericks Even Dando (The Lemonheads) and Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies) and interview with Sophia Coppola who gosh damn… what adjectives can you use for SOPHIA COPPOLA?!

BUT Lula, is known for her fantastical fashion shoots… which is in no small part due to the fashion panache of Leith Clark who is a master stylist with an eye for peter pan collars, ankle socks, velvet, lace and butterfly hair clips.

Have a look at the website… www.lulamag.com