Friday, 31 January 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The Esoteric World

The Esoteric World is a brand new range of wild, over scaled prints evoking the graphic designs of the 1980's.  These are the wonder works of our globe trotting, but Bali based mate, Peter Woodward.  You can find these fabulous pieces in his eponymous boutique, The Prisoners of St. Petersburg, in Seminyak, at 942 Jl Laksmana.  We also expect that these brilliant and bold pieces will filter through to some cool off beat stores around the world.

Get with the program and get into the vogue.
The Esoteric World.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Stan Smith X Adidas X Artists.

Adidas is giving one of their old classics an image update so they invited ten artists to put their own top spin on a pair of sturdy Stan Smiths.  Mr Brown was among the selected crew to give a reworking to these super stylin' shoes.  These sculptural tributes were accompanied by a photographic essay from feted Spanish photographer Daniel Riera, who put a gritty black & white groove to the affair.
A throng of young hip urban things came along to the launch of this exhibition braving the 40 degree heatwave, to get a piece of the old school action @ 45Downstairs.

Mr Brown's take on this classic- "Golden Kicks"
Stan Smith's in oil with a gilded veneer.

Cryovaced Stan Smith's.

Sunken Stan Smith's.

Bewigged Stan Smith's.

Flaming Stan Smith's.

Totally Bananas.

Spraycan Stan's.

Get hip, get Stan.


Saturday, 18 January 2014

Stoke up in smoke.

Last night a devastating fire engulfed St Kilda's iconic Stokehouse.
This wonderful wooden building that stood on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay was a fantastic fine dining experience upstairs and wonderful smart cafe/restaurant on the lower level.

We stood on the Upper Esplanade and watched helplessly as it exploded into flames just before midnight yesterday.

And of course it was a much loved venue for Nic-nak Castle as it was always the site of our New Years Day festivities.

We do hope that a similar sympathetic building will rise out of the ashes to replace this institution.

Vale Stokehouse.


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

Midsumma Carnival 2014

Under a brilliant blue sky Midsumma's 2014 Carnival day pulled the masses down to the Yarra banks to celebrate the festival season.  With a welcome return, back across the river, to Alexandra Garden, a bumper crowd revelled all afternoon and into the evening.

Happy Midsumma.