Kids these days freak me out, especially when it comes to technology. E’s two year old niece has understood how an iPhone works since before she was walking, most tweens are more technologically advanced than the next twenty something and there is always some form of new tech on the market (I still don’t understand how an Apple Watch works)! Back in my day (now I sound old) my siblings and I weren’t allowed mobile phones until we were working weekend jobs to pay for our own credit, we had one computer in our house that we had to take turns on if we wanted to play on or browse the dial up Internet, and video game consoles were just that, consoles to play on. No connecting to the Internet to verse strangers, no headsets or chat, just good old fashioned fun. And that is why I was delighted to be invited to check out Perth’s one and only video game museum and gamers hub The Nostaglia Box in Northbridge a few weeks back. As …
WHO | David Spencer | WHAT | The Reason for Flowers exhibition launch party | WHEN | April 7 | WHERE | Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park
I love creative folk. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Is it their passion? Probably. Is it their eye for the finest of details? Totally. Is it their drive to get themselves out there to share what they love. Absolutely. But first and foremost, they inspire me to grow and see the world in more colour than ever before.
If you’ve been hiding under a culture free rock you may have missed the opening weekend of Perth’s premier festival, packed with the weird and wonderful, Fringe World ’16. At Fringe anything goes. Cabaret, theatre, visual arts, comedy, burlesque and much much more, Perth City and beyond sparkles for a month of quirk, with something for everyone. I’m a huge Fringe fan and at the point of publishing this blog post I’ve already attended three Fringe events and have a whole bunch more up my sleeve. It truly is my favourite time of the year.
If you haven’t heard of Yelp please tell me you’ve been hiding for the last few years? Yelp is a worldwide thing. It’s a website and app created to highlight, share and review businesses in your area to promote them, discover new trades, services, stores and eateries and to make life a little bit easier for those looking for info. Plus it’s so much fun!
It’s not every day you’re invited to experience Fremantle through a photographers eyes. Jarrad Seng is a bit of a famous dude (quokka selfie anyone?), and when a shout out came about for photography fans to spend the day with him (plus other Insta Famous peeps) and take to the high seas of the Swan River I couldn’t say no.
I don’t know about you guys, but this year I’ll be shopping local for all my Christmas gifts. Besides supporting local talent, shopping local helps boost the WA economy, plus we are bursting at the seams with the well made products and wonderful creatives in our pretty little state. This blog has introduced me to so many fabulous labels from candles to cacti to colourful art that’ll certainly brighten up ones home and life.
The truth is we live a world where everything is documented these days. From breakfast goodness to what your wearing that day, to live streaming of exactly what is happening via applications like Snapchat and Periscope. Smart phones make it so simple to capture said moments, and it’s easier than ever to share them with friends and family. But what happens to those pictures once they’ve fallen off your Instagram feed or you’ve updated your profile picture on Facebook? They’re basically gone into the abyss of a million and one pictures. Granted I don’t need to remember exactly what I ate for breakfast on April 13 2013, but some photographs should stick around. The important memories, the travel snaps (bad hair and all), the hangs with friends, the birthdays, the special moments. In the past it was such an exciting moment to take your camera film to be developed. You’d flick through those pictures time and time again, display them in your home. They were seen, and discussed, and remembered as they should be. And …
The latest Perth artist to take over kitsch gallery and goodie store Beau Est Mien in Northbridge is floral fanatic Ashleigh Perrella. I was kindly offered an invite to her recent exhibition, and was so pleased to see all different walks of life popping in to check out her super cute floral illustrations and giftware. Featuring an electric, fruity colour palette in bright oranges and pinks, the detailed range of sweet offerings included inspiration cards, gift tags and beautifully framed illustrations in her signature style. When I asked Ashley why she illustrates flowers, the answer was simple. “Flowers are just so beautiful, and there is so much opportunity for creativity and expression. I also just love colour, and drawing flowers allows for endless use of colour”. I’ll agree with her on that one, colour makes me happy too! Ashleigh describes her art as vibrant, fresh, whimsical and feminine, and draws inspiration from flowers, floral arrangements and floral designers. “Floral design is an artform and I absolutely love finding inspiring imagery that will be the …
I don’t know if you know much about Perth’s Colosoul Group, but you will now. The local arts initiative is made up of volunteers from all over WA and is well known for supporting the Perth youth creative community. Social responsibility, cultural and community development are at the core of the Colosoul Group’s values, building and generating energy, awareness and resources towards improving the community.