Archives for June, 2011

Red Dog Design in Marrickville

Red Dog Design in Marrickville
Walking down Addison Road, on my way to Marrickville Markets I discovered the Red Dog Design shop which sells fantastic graphic works related to the Inner West (and some other less important areas like the northern beaches and eastern suburbs). I can’t believe that I haven’t noticed it before! What a perfect gift idea for every Inner Westie! Red Dog Designs has something to suit everyones... 

Day 2, Scootergirl Wants to Cry

Day 2, Scootergirl Wants to Cry
I am sure my instructor would rather not let me out on the roads and he has started mentioning that he does private, 1 on 1 classes and I am sure it is not because he is trying to pick me up. I am sure he thinks I am a complete idiot actually. It’s a bad start, I’ve had a busy day at work and I arrive just in time for class, I’ve forgotten everything I learnt yesterday and I haven’t... 

Movers & Shakers on King St, Newtown

Movers & Shakers on King St, Newtown
What a week of deluge, thank goodness I chose Friday to do the first King Street report. Monsterthreads is sitting pretty in its new prime position at No. 251, right next door to Pentimento, the old shop sits sadly empty. I cross the road to check out Mitre 10 which I thought was renovating but it seems they have moved around the corner to premises in Whately Lane and are open for business. On the... 

Scootergirl Finds Her Groove at 5km per Hour

Scootergirl Finds Her Groove at 5km per Hour
As I walked backed to my Scooter after the break, I took one look at my cute red borrrowed Scooter and thought I can do this! I have to do this! I have told everyone I am getting a Scooter, I have to get through this course. Next hour and a half was all about riding around in a circle at less than “driving Miss Daisy speed” and just getting into a groove without stalling because I was going... 

Interview: Jan Howlin – “Show of Care” exhibition at Salerno Gallery

Interview: Jan Howlin -
Let me start by saying that these wonderful creations by Jan Howlin are all made of porcelain and clay!!! Amazing! I saw an advertisement for her current exhibition, “Show of Care” at Salerno Gallery, which included a photograph of her work ‘Hanging Out, Hanging In’ (below) and the image instantly caught my attention. When I read that the work was created from porcelain, I... 
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