Wednesday, December 2, 2009

She did it with style...

Congratulations to Steph, 3x world surfing champion. We taught her everything she knows ;)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hotel Bondi

There was once an awesome little label, coveted for it's quirky animal alliance, hand drawn art - showcasing subjects from Neil Young to smiling staffy dogs. It was cheekily called Kitten and I loved adding a new piece to my bulging wardrobe each season. This was, until sadly it stopped showing up in the stores. I kept my eye out for it, and was disapointed to find that it no longer existed - leaving me without my new update for my friends and co workers to ask - "where did you get that rad t-shirt, dress or top?"

That was until one day I came across Hotel Bondi. With it's cute graphics, hand drawn yardages and quirky sense of style I immediately wondered if this was a relation to my beloved Kitten?
Thankfully it was!

Take your time to check out this awesome swim brand - and hopefully they will start growing the label to do some more cute tees, overswim and dresses... Pretty please?

Hotel Bondi

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 19

Amazing photographers - inspiring people who are living the dream. Check them out. Day 19.

Monday, October 12, 2009

“inspiration drips from vintage vats,
while the base architecture of a simple line,
forms a sheath over an impression,
fashioning co-linear angles to vine”
illex kinni

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I wanna go surfing!

I'm feeling pretty sick of the small, cold, windy, quiet, rainy town called Torquay that is my current home. It's slowly draining my sanity, slowly and painfully.
Time for some sunshine and waves somewhere warm and happy. Belinda Baggs knows how to live the good life! So jealous!

This guy is cool...

Was trying to come up with a way to describe how I feel about Chris Brown - inspiring mag ed Chris Brown - not the uninspiring woman beater Brown - anyways... I think the title of this post sums him up.
Chris Brown has a rad blog that I find myself checking daily, Urban Prairie Refuelled consisting of cool interiors, design, surf, skate, art fashion and photography. The post titled "When Skaters grow up" is a perfect example of why this blog is so appealing to me. Being an individual that has grown up in surf, skate, youth culture, you get to a certain age when you realize that you feel you've grown out of cheesy surf clothes and need a new take on it - especially when you're building a home, getting married, fulltime job (drag) etc. Brown's choice of content shows that you can bring surf elements cleanly and successfully into your living space in sophisticated style without the cheesy dolphin figurines and frangipani wall hangings that are just truly bad.

After some inspiration? Check it out here...

Mr. Snow

Dash Snow, amazingly intriguing spirit that burned fast, f*kn bright and damned true. Thanks to Purple Magazine for their incredible feature on him, he will always be remembered how he was destined to.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Upper Garden

Growlers Myspace Check it

the GROWLERS - mean people suck

from on .

It was Friday afternoon, California Summertime, in Kristina's garden of Eden (all kinds of wonderful)...eating her organically grown zucchini, sipping some fine wine (solid bottle and goss session later) we somehow end up down the road at this place called the Upper Garden. The kid at the gate requested 10 each from us, of course for the kegs accompanied by the token red plastic guzzlers. Persian rug lays across the grass underneath the bands gear, more Lennon style glasses than a Venice stall sale, mid drifts, long wild hair with centre parts hand ruffled to one side, loose and raggy docs unlaced, cant figure if the kids are drugs users or its all just beer... Then the token muse arrives innocently commanding all attention- indian printed handkerchief covers her chest allowing her curved mid drift to show, floor length skirt sitting low enough for her silver belly charms to tinkle, she's an image straight from Woodstock, without even understanding it herself. What a muse! I love her...
And then the band start- these guys are dope. Psychedelic rock style straight from the juxtaposing society that is So Cal. These guys are the Growlers and are ever so Rad. Download their tunes, grab a spliff and enjoy the afternoon!