Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Glam Rockin' NYE 2001.

One of Hot Coco's final appearances on the big stage.
A wild New Years Eve @ The Prince of Wales complex, 2001.
Glamming it up to Gary Glitter's "Do you want to touch me"
Come on, come on. Come on, come on. Oh yeah.

Original photography courtesy of Michael D Monty.



With Winter almost upon us, this shoot from Pollon is helping get us through to Spring.
Get high on the florals @ Pollon, 199 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.


Monday, 28 May 2012

Nic-naks from the Castle 15.

Oriental mirror on the hand painted chinoiserie walls,
 by Gavin Brown, in the Salle de Bain.


Saturday, 26 May 2012

Brunching @ SoJo

Collingwood is now boasting a bit of New York style with the new cafe 
 Housed in an old cream brick factory/garage, its like a piece of Brooklyn down under.
Drop in and let owner Stuart Mckenzie sort out your hunger all day long.
Personal favorite- Banana French toast.

Find SoJo @ 46 Oxford Street, Collingwood.


Thursday, 24 May 2012


Looking back at Mr. Brown's exhibition invitations,
 over the last two decades, for his major shows.  

When I grow up I want to run away and join the circus.... 1995.

Dancing with the enemy. 1997.

Changing face. 1999.

Eat, Drink and Take a Long Hard Look at Yourself. 2000.

Carpet Burns. 2002.

In a room by myself . 2003.

In your dreams. 2004.

Body of Shadows. 2005.

Interior Exterior. 2006.

Little Dramas. 2007.

Behind the Curtain. 2008

Grotto's Edge. 2010.

Gratuitous Garland. 2011.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

New York Nic-nak's 12.

Hungry for a Hotdog?
A Kenny Scharf work in Chelsea.



Bill Cunningham @ Bergdorf Goodman.

After browsing through seven floors of outrageous luxury at Bergdorf Goodman's store, 754 5th Avenue we departed through the side entrance on 57th Street and check out the windows.  We feel a presence behind us and look around to see the enigmatic
  Bill Cunningham sneaking in a snap.  Then he's off in a flash and onto his bike, shy as anything.

What a fantastic way to end our stay in New York City.


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Shopping the Big Apple. Spring 2012.

Shopping in NYC anything goes, but trending really has to go to the fluro, while icy pastels are back  making a bit of summer show.  Hot colour = Orange. And a million distillations born from McQueens "Crabclaw" are stomping the pavements.  Check out fun new line "Joe Fresh" by fashion Czar Joe Mirman of Club Monaco fame.  From Canadian supermarket to 5th Avenue NYC.

The temple of Prada on Broadway.  Mega display for The Met Gala and exhibition, ode to Schiaparelli.

Diane von Furstenburg retail/studio windows in Meatpacking.