The Dainty Sichuan group of Chinese restaurants recently opened a new outpost in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley. They have again commissioned Mr Brown (see his South Yarra efforts here) to embellish their interiors with his own brand of chinoiserie. This massive mural was created over nine separate gold Dutch leaf panels in the St Kilda studio and then installed on site.
If you feel like a sumptuous, chilli hot Sichuan banquet amongst these golden glowing panels, head on out to the wilds of Glen Waverley.
Mr Brown hit the news stands today, grabbing the cover of Melbourne's Herald Sun Weekend magazine. In an article titled "A world of pure imagination", Mr Brown holds company with several of Melbourne's other interesting characters. The wonderful 90 year old Shirley Strauss, clever chef Ray Capaldi, magic milliner Richard Nylon and fabulous girl around town, croc lover and jewellery designer Lia Tabrah.
With a gang of Bowie fans we grooved along on Friday evening to ACMI at Fed Square, for their after dark series, to view the David Bowie Is event. A comprehensive exploration of the words, music, costumes and personas that sum up the man.
A then it was into the night and to Bar Ampere for a tipple or two.
A special thank you to Patrick Christie for the use of several of his images from the exhibition.
From Central, Causeway Bay, the Mid Levels and across to Kowloon, we literally hot footed it all over Hong Kong in the high Summer heat. It's still a city that is exciting and world class. From it's excessive highs to it's gritty lows we love HK.
While in Hong Kong we needed to pay a visit to House of Siren. This business was created by our great friend and Hong Kong legend, Gregory Derham. This is the first time that we have been to Hong Kong since Greg passed away and as sad as we felt we where so proud that such a great legacy of design and style was still keeping his spirit alive.
House of Siren Productions is an versatile events space that houses, in spectacularly created cabinets, many of the wondrous costumes created by Greg and which are still available for glamorous hire.
If you find yourself in Hong Kong and needing to go to a glamorous costume ball or maybe needing to throw a little dramatic soiree, head to the top of the mid level escalators on Robinson Road and seek out this chic shrine to style.