Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scrabble Letters Poster

I came across this gorgeous 'Scrabble Letters Poster' from Pop and Shorty that I thought would be perfect for that special someone who loves a good game of scrabble.
The poster is 11" x 17" printed on 9 mil bright white matte paper.

To have a closer look at the poster or other items by Pop and Shorty head on over to

A Compendium of Undersea Curiosities... and Friends

The beautiful and highly talented Kaitlin Beckett (you may remember her feature in Curvy 6 and Yen Magazine) has a solo show opening this Friday at 696 in Brunswick.

She has created just over 25 unique and enchanting creatures to fill the space for 'A Compendium of Undersea Curiosities... and Friends'

696 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Exhibition Opening: Friday 2 October, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 30 September - Sunday 11 October

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hints + Tips - Trends In Fashion

Last week I mentioned a fashion based website that offers a range of forecasts and useful information, another place that is also bank balance friendly is the websites of your favorite fashion magazines.

One that I love is Elle in particular the Trends section where they feature up and coming fashion trends. These forecasts are more near future than ones that you'll find in other forecasts but are none the less still worth checking out on a regular basis.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lifelounge Presents - Some Type Of Wonderful 2010

I've been looking at the Some Type Of Wonderful calendar I bought last year (which I just love!) wondering when the exhibition for the calendar for 2010 will be.

After checking out the No Vacancy Gallery website for up and coming exhibitions I now know the answer to my question and I'm pretty excited to pick the next calendar up, which will feature:
• Jonathan Zawanda
• Mario Hugo
• Luca Barcellona
• Maxwell Lord
• Theo Gennitsakis
• Jessica Hische
• Pablo Alfieri
• Sebastian Lester
• Siggi Eggertsson
• Jiro Bevis
• Gary Taxali

Some Type of Wonderful is a global typographic initiative conceived by Lifelounge in 2008 to showcase 13 of the best of the world’s creative talent across the realms of art, design and illustration.
Each artist has been asked to respond typographically to a design brief related to a designated month of the year. Each of the unique designs will be offered through as signed, limited edition A1 Giclee prints.

They will also be available all together as a limited edition, beautifully designed 2009 wall calendar to enjoy for the following year.

No Vacancy Gallery (POP UP GALLERY)
191 Little Lonsdale St, QV Building, Melbourne
Opening Night: Friday 2 October: 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 1 October - Friday 16 October

China Heights Gallery
257 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
Opening Night: Friday 23 October: 6pm - 9:pm
Exhibition: Friday 23 October - Wednesday 28 October

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Introducing 3...

Three things on Etsy I'm loving!

Ready, Steady, Craft!

If your free this Tuesday make your way to the Pine Street gallery for a relaxed evening of art & craft!

You can bring your art & craft projects to work on, it's a great way to test your new products & get feedback from other creative young people. Discuss your ideas with the group & be inspired by other crafty young people, pass on a technique or learn a new skill. You will have access to some basic craft materials, such as wool, fabrics, cottons, as well as photocopying & kitchen facilities. An experienced art tutor will be on hand to assist you with your projects if needed.

RSVP essential (limited to 15 participants) and they ask that you please bring a plate to share if you like!

Pine Street Gallery
64 Pine Street, Chippendale
When: Tuesday 29 September 6.30pm – 8.45pm
Contact: Christie on 9245 1503 or ctorrington[at]

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lets Eat The Dead

'Lets Eat The Dead' is a group exhibition of mixed media artworks by artists Luku, Nickas, Staci Wilson, Rani Rose, Joshua Searson, Adam Murakami, Dan Withey, Jake Bresanello, Romi Graham, Amira H and Nikku.

Works presented are a deadlicious combination of paintings, photography, sculpture, performance and video art exploding the current climate of morbid media carnivorousness with semiotic light and colour voodoo.

Brown Sugar Gallery
Level 1, 274 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Opening Night: Thursday 1 October, 9pm until late
Facebook Event:

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Ellie Niemeyer
Title: Live, Love, LIFE
Description: I love these magazines my Grandma gave them to me! all the ones I have are from the early 1940’s this one is my favorite, on the cover is Gloria Grahame she was in some really old films and one of them was It’s a Wonderful Life I can’t remember the other ones but I just love looking through these magazines!

Guess who's new to the Leeloo family?

Me! I was so excited when I found out just over a month ago that I was accepted to be apart of Leeloo an online store that sells works by the likes of My Charlie Girl, Our Tea Party, Peppermint Mag, Ali J and Rebecca Murphy. I wanted to tell you as soon as I knew, but I had to be patient and wait until everything up on the site.

To check out my items in this gorgeous online store head to

This also means that I'll be apart of the 'Once Upon' exhibition to be held at the aMbush Gallery in Sydney from Thursday 19th November. Also in the exhibition is Bec Winnel (My Charlie Girl), Alicia Rosam (Ali J), Tabitha Patterson (Tabitha Emma) and Jessica Hyde (

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Melbourne Stencil Festival 2009

It's that time of year of again when the Melbourne Stencil Festival opens it's doors to celebrate all things street art. This year they'll be operating out of two locations:
• Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 117 Vere Street, Abbotsford
• Collingwood Underground, 44 Harmsworth St, Collingwood
There will workshops, discussions, live painting and exhibitions celebrating all things street art with a strong connection to the Melbourne Stencil scene.
Melbourne Stencil Festival 2004

This year I made the choice not to enter but will have a selection of works on display and for sale at the Collingwood Underground for the duration of the festival and I'll be there on Saturday 26 September to do a little bit of live painting, if you there come and say hi
I'm also donating a piece for the Charity Auction that will be held at the end of the festival.

Some keys dates to remember for the festival:
• Festival Opening - Friday 25 September at Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 6pm until late
• Charity Auction - Sunday 4 September at Collingwood Underground, 3:30pm until completion

When: Friday 25 September – Sunday 4 October

This Little Piggy Arrived

Thanks to Rebbeca Murphy for including me in her 'This Little Piggy' exhibition, I received this little guy in the post just the other day. He/Her is a little smaller than what I expected so I've had to re-think my plan of attack. Though it's not yet panic stations as after a brainstorming like conversation with my folks I've come up with the perfect Plan B.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hints + Tips - Keeping Up With Trends

If you search for fashion trend reports you can easily come across a pile a mile high that charge you through to roof for some very basic information, that you can obtain from just flicking the latest Vogue or Elle. Sometimes though you want the information on hand or sitting pretty there on your desktop and then that's when things get a little tricky.

Which is why I want to share with you a site that offers not the most indepth trend reports but ones that cover the basics and a little bit more with not effecting the contents of your bank balance. Though there are some articles and information that is only available with payment.

It's Fashion Infomat, where you can do indepth searches for the reports you want, obtain industry information as well as contacts and read useful articles.

Culture Jam at Oh Really

If your free this Thursday night and are about Newtown in Sydney whay not make you way down to Oh Really Gallery where 'Mersey Sound Collective' will be performing/reciting alongside the usual organic collaboration of live painting and music as part of their even popular Culture Jam's

Oh Really Gallery
55 Enmore Road, Newtown
When: Thursday 24 September 2008, 6pm - 9pm

Monday, September 21, 2009

Exhibitions at Karen 19 - Gold Coast

19 Karen will be home to three solo exhibitions from Saturday 26 September 'Yelling Letters' by Portuguese born, now Sydney based Victor Dos Santos, 'Fragments' by mixed media artist Benjamin Reeve reflecting on memories and revelations of existing within Japanese culture and Sydney artist Johnny Romeo with his glossy carnival of yesteryear in his show 'Candyland'
If your not able to make it to 19 Karen to view the works by these talented artists, you can view the exhibition on their website.

Gold Coast
19 Karen
19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
Opening Night: Saturday 26 September, 6pm - 8pm
RSVP: Via Email or Phone by Thursday 24 September
Exhibition: Saturday 26 September - Saturday 17 October

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Introducing 3...

Everyone has small things that they can't live without, well here are mine...

Tea Egg
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate™ Liquid Lipstick

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Mukesh Srivastava
Title: Thirst
Description: It was captured at Khidsi Lake, Nagpur, while this humming bird was trying to suck the last drop of water from the tap. It was shot during peak summer in 2008.
Camera used: Nikon D70S with 70-300mm zoom

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Katy Perry

Just adoring this shot of Katy Perry taken by Melbourne based music photographer Kate Griffin! To view more of her snaps or to even buy them to adorn your walls with head to

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Inspiration - Moodboard

Some of you may know already and some of you may not but currently one of the big projects I'm working on is a duo exhibition I'm doing with Megan Dell in February next year at No Vacancy Gallery in Melbourne.

Most of the pieces I'm working on will be a little hush hush as I want to surprise people who make it to the opening night. Though what I can let you in on for now is a quick grab of one of my mood boards (via I'm working on for an installation I'm busy putting together.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hints + Tips - DIY Fortune Cookie Favours

Aren't this little paper fortune cookies just adorable! Over at Once Wed they have a tutorial by Laurie on how to make them. To find out more on how to create some for some yourself visit

NEW! Platypus T-shirts

Recently I've added some new items to my online store, including some t-shirts featuring a platypus to check them out or to purchase them head to

Monday, September 14, 2009

Northcotes High Vibes - At Large Gallery: Cloud 9 Gaff Jam

As part of High Vibes on High St. Northcote. At Large Gallery are converting their gallery space into a chill out room, a sanctuary from the chaotic streets. In conjunction with this year’s theme ‘Cloud 9’ (for the ninth year this festival has taken place), material will be draped and cushions adorned on the floors, giving your weary legs a rest from all that walking and dancing.

The second room, a small studio out back, will be laden with market goods from prints and cards to hand made produce. This is where you’ll find me! I’ll have a selection of cards, badges and small artworks available.

Then out in the backyard there will a bbq and drinks; hiphop, dubstep, drum and bass DJ’s playing back-to-back until well after dark; and of course, a graff jam till dusk. I may also bring along a stencil or two along with me to grace the walls at At Large.

At Large Gallery
208 High St, Northcote, Victoria
Event: Sunday 20 September
To Register To Paint: info[at]

Northcotes High Vibes - Dazzleland Studios

Dazzeland Studios are hosting a day of live music in the newly painted up Dazzeland as part of Northcotes High Vibes festival.
Escape the crowds on High Street in the sanctuary of the warehouse space that is Dazzleland Studios; sit back relax and enjoy the music by Saskwatch, The Feathered Friends, Elmoth and the Turbo Rads, High Society, JP, J Waters and Phmew

Dazzleland Studios, 25 Eastment Street, Northcote
Event: Sunday 20 September, 2pm - late
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Introducing 3...

For your reading pleasure I've a small collection of three design sites that I think you will enjoy!

‘Old Finds New Minds’ by Mark Alsweilerat China Heights Gallery

This coming Friday artist Mark Alsweilerat with be opening his solo show ‘Old Finds New Minds’ at China Heights Gallery. If your looking for something to do before heading out for a big night, an art exhibition is always the prefect entree!

China Heights Gallery
257 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
Opening Night: Friday 18 September, 6pm - 8pm

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Moment To Pause

Photographer: Peter Byrne
Title: Cygnet Slumber
Description: Juvenile Mute Swan Rests securely in its Mothers plumage. Photograph taken on the Finnish, Baltic coast.

Goodbye Dear Friend

To my friend, coach, boss and all round good guy may you forever be surfing the waves of your dreams. You were one of many who inspired my passion for life saving and surfing, for that I am forever grateful.

Submissions - Leeloo exhibition 'Once Upon'

Leeloo will be celebrating their 2nd birthday, and their ongoing mission to support local artists by holding their very own exhibition (and opening night party of course!).

Titled Once Upon, Leeloo is currently seeking talented artists within the Australian community for an exhibition to be held at aMBUSH gallery in Sydney from Thursday 19th November.

Keeping with the theme, all accepted artists will be allocated a fairy tale to provide a basis for interpretation for the works which will be displayed. Artworks provided will be for sale during the exhibition, with all pricing, specifications, entry fees and other details to be advised after acceptance.

The event will feature a sponsored opening night with strong industry support and exposure via their extensive online networks and other media. The Leeloo artists you will be exhibiting alongside are Bec Winnel (My Charlie Girl), Alicia Rosam (Ali J), Tabitha Patterson (Tabitha Emma) and Jessica Hyde ( amongst many others.

Submissions are due by 18th September, please visit for more information

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Submissions - A Moment To Pause

Are you a photographer or a fashion designer or maybe even something similar? Would you like to see your work be part of the weekly photo feature A Moment To Pause? If so send me an email at nicole_a_tattersall[at] with a photo you would like shown, along with as much detail as you can; photographer, website, model, clothing by, make-up artist ect.

Look forward to seeing everyone's submissions!

Flirt it Baby - Kate Lightfoot

The gorgeous Kate Lightfoot (aka Scarlettcat) is having her first ever solo exhibition at 696 this Thursday in Brunswick. If you free make your way down and have a gander at her flirty new illustrations.

696 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 17 September, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 17 - Wednesday 30 September

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Stick It With Marilyn

Just adoring these gorgeous Andy Warhol Marilyn Sticky Notes available on Galison They also have other divine stationery items that feature Warhol's drawings of cats, cakes, butterflies and oh how fitting to have social note adorned with his illustrations of shoes.

CIFF Trends Spring/Summer 2010

Fashion Trendsetter (my favorite place for keeping up with colour forecasts) has complied the last trend forecast by Nelly Rodi for CIFF. To check it out and to download head to

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hints + Tips - Pretty As A Picture

A few weeks ago I was talking to a male friend of mine about cleaning up some recycled items that I'll be painting in the coming months. I was using mentholated sprits to remove some very stubborn wax, he made the comment 'make sure you wear gloves otherwise you'll old man hands'. This got me thinking about what small things you can when being creative that will prevent harmful effects by some of the chemicals and methods that we use and keep you looking as pretty as a picture.
1. Mask/Dust Mask - When spray painting, sanding or anything that involves particles in the air I wear a mask. You don't want all those nasties entering your lungs and causing problems latter on down the track. Make sure you buy the correct mask for the job, a white dust mask will only protect you from dust not fumes, speak with the helpful staff at your local hardware shop or head into a safety gear supply shop.

2. Gloves - I love gloves! Saves me having to use additional chemicals to remove spraypaint/paint from my hands, keeping them nice and clean and protects me from the harm caused by using chemicals such as mentholated spirits and the propellants in aerosol cans.
You can use fabric gloves, dish washing gloves or throw away rubber gloves. I use the throw away rubber ones as I find that they somethings get all sticky with the spray paints, I can just throw them out and put on a new pair.

3. Hand Cream - When I was life guarding and swim teaching Hemp Hand Cream by the Body Shop was my savior, prevented dry hands, cracked nails and premature aging of my hands. I now use a hand creams by Natio as I don't need something so powerful on a daily basis anymore, but when my hands need a good dose I smoother then with Paw Paw ointment.
Using a barrier cream such as sorblene before painting will help, though do be careful when touching and picking up things if your not wearing gloves.

4. Cleansers - After working hard with spraypaint, dust and other such items, I give my face a really good clean, followed by using a toner and finishing of with a generous amount of moisturising cream.

When using chemicals and other dangerous items make sure you read the safety advice.

Gorgeous Autumn/Winter 2010 Trends

These are the Autumn/Winter 2010 trends from lace company Darquer, how pretty are they! I just love it when trend forecasting is something a bit more than just swatches.

Monday, September 7, 2009


After the critically acclaimed success of his landmark debut solo show, One Thousand Cans, TWOONE returns with a stunning body of work for his second solo show at No Vacancy Gallery, ‘So Far’.

'So Far' will feature works built from found objects such as coffee tables to corrugated plastic roofing. TWOONE brings life to these objects through his unique painting style, that is both detailed and fluid, calming and expressive as he transforming these discarded objects into elements of the peaceful world he shares through his art.
No Vacancy Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV Building, Melbourne
Opening Night: Thursday 10 September, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition: Thursday 10 - Sunday 27 September

'Vagabonds Boneyard' - SMC3

Open Letter To The Boys At 'Oh Really Gallery'

Dear Boys at Oh Really

Please stop having such kick-arse shows every few weeks that make me want to leave Melbourne just to see them! It's simply not fair, not fair I tell you!


If you're not like me and you are in Sydney make your way to Oh Really Gallery this Wednesday to see what I can imagine to be an amazing installation by street artist SMC3 titled
'Vagabonds Boneyard'.


Oh Really Gallery
55 Enmore Road, Newtown
Opening Night: Wednesday 9 September, 6pm onwards
Exhibition: Wednesday 9 September until they pack it down.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Starfish and Gems

Even though I'm not in the need of more jewelry piecies I do like to stop by Stacys Designs 88 on Etsy to what this very crafty little lady is up to. On my of my recent online trips to her store I spotted this gorgeous piece 'Starfish and Gems', with Spring now upon us here in Australia and Summer fast approaching this piece is perfect for a day strolling along the sea shore of sitting by the pool with a cool drink in hand.

To view more items in Stacy's Etsy store head to



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