Archives for April, 2011

Yum Cha in Marrickville

Yum Cha in Marrickville
My hubby is a huge fan of Yum Cha and up until now we usually go to the city or the massive Chinese restaurant at Homebush (Rhodes Phoenix) to get our fix. Actually, the only way to get my husband to agree to go to Ikea at Homebush is if Yum Cha is the reward. But I recently drove down Marrickville Road on a Sunday and noticed people queuing out the door and around the corner of the Hung Cheng Chinese... 

Interview: with Illustrator Emma Simmons

Interview: with Illustrator Emma Simmons
I first met Emma when I visited Sweets Workshop to see an exhibtion of drawings by Pam French. I fell in love with the store/gallery and all the goodies contained within. I couldn’t resisit buying one of Emma’s beautiful prints and discovered that she was having an exhibition of her work in a couple of weeks time. So of course I had to return, not only because I loved her work but the theme... 

Champagne + Shopping = Heaven

Champagne + Shopping = Heaven
What better way to kick off the Easter long weekend than with a bit of Thursday late night shopping? Throw in a glass of bubbly and most women (and some men) would be in heaven! Well that is exactly what is happening tomorrow night (Thursday 21 April). Two new stores, Suze the Day and The Collective Ensemble have just opened on south King street and several shops on the block are throwing a party and... 

The rotating art exhibition on King Street continues…

The rotating art exhibition on King Street continues...
I wrote a blog last October about the constantly rotating free art exhibition next to the very cool Crumpler store on King Street. Well it has changed again! The first design (that I documented) was by The Yok, followed by Hazy Bee, then Ears and the latest addition is Phibs.  I am always looking forward to the next installment. For anyone interested in dropping by to check out the artwork in person... 

1 More Sleep till launch

1 More Sleep till launch
Hopefully I won’t launch myself over the handlebars on Monday night when I my Scooter riding school starts. Right now I am doing a crash (poor choice of word) course in motorcycle terminology and trying to finish reading the RTA manual that I was supposed to read months ago. It’s always the way, too much Inner West living to do and too much temptation and I leave things till the last minute. I... 

Movie Review: Never Let Me Go

Movie Review: Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go, the British screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s timeless 2005 science-fiction romance novel, is a mesmerizing film endowed with poignant beauty and tragic heartbreak that asks viewers to consider our own mortality, and what we value above all in our uncertain existence. Directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) and fueled by a wonderful central performance from Carey Mulligan,... 

Interview: Artist – Andrew Ensor

Interview: Artist - Andrew Ensor
I am a big fan of the Hardware Gallery on Enmore Road because of the wide variety of artists they promote and the great events they put on like Sound Series which is a monthly night of sound-based performance and installation. There is always something interesting happening at the gallery and the month of April has been no different. One of the current exhibitions, Castellum, showcases the work of... 

The Gnome Plague

The Gnome Plague
I apologise in advance to anyone who might be a gnome collector or who has other quirky statues and garden paraphernalia that they like to collect… but I am not one of those people. Unfortunately the hoarder that previously lived in my house did have a bit of a fetish for such things, which makes it difficult for me to understand why on earth she chose to leave them behind when she sold the property. I... 

The chocolate brownie at Darley Street Bistro is on steroids

The chocolate brownie at Darley Street Bistro is on steroids
I have visited Darley Street Bistro several times and I have honestly contemplated not telling you guys about it or sharing any photos of their awesome food. My reasoning being I thought this might prevent more people finding out about it so I would still be able to find a seat whenever I felt like dropping in for a meal. But I can’t help myself – this place is too good not to share! If... 

The ’52 Suburbs’ book is on its way

The '52 Suburbs' book is on its way
There can’t be many people left who haven’t heard of Louise Hawson or her 52 Suburbs project. I was so excited to discover that the ’52 Suburbs’ blog has become a book and is due out on May 1! I found out about Louise and her photography adventure in November 2010. She took some gorgeous photographs of several inner west suburbs (Marrickville, Newtown, Alexandria, Summer Hill,... 
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