23 July 2014

THE ALL ORIGINAL STREET ART PT1

The art of Transit Van spray painting. Pretty much lost from our streets now. Some would say that was a good thing, others would say it is an art form now lost to the ages. You tell me.

I mean look at the magnificence of this mural

"You need refrigeration? We got refrigeration"

Chopper ride into the cosmos 

Outrageous baby

Ride your wild stallions

Love man yeah... wait... is that a Hitler smiley face?

 More to come real soon

22 July 2014

ON THE STREETS OF PARIS

A long overdue post of some cool pieces on the streets of Paris, sent to me earlier this year by a couple of travelling amigos, Greg and Kingsley

This cat is very similar to one I snapped along the High Line in New York back in 2012 (see below)
Street Art




Clearly the lads had drunk one too many Beaujolais when the snapped this one

ICONIC

Grabbed some shots of the awesome entrance gates to Perth Oval the other day. 

EntrancePerth Ocval
Reserve
if you were a bit posh you could enter the Reserve area
Flat
everyone else made do with the flat
Change
but all collected their change/tickets here

20 July 2014

JESSE BOYKINS iii

Okay, i've just discovered a most awesome R&B soul singer and songwriter. His name is Jesse Boykins iii. I think you should check him out too...



19 July 2014

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Truly the greatest song writer and performer that I have known and man I've lost track of how many times I've seen him live, solo, with the Bad Seeds or with Grinderman. So cannot wait to see this and then back it up his gig in Fremantle this coming November.



THE HOOD # 279

Car park next to Connections, Northbridge

Portraits Wall
Portraits 2

14 July 2014

WINTER LIGHTS

Last night we caught the awesome Winter Lights Projections at Brookfield Place, along St Georges Tce in the city. This year it had an Aladdin theme. I've only captured a couple of the images so try and get along if you can. It lasts until 28th of June. Apologies for some of the over saturated colour on some of the pics. Night time shots on the small Olympus are sometimes tricky, so we switched to Liana's phone (first 3) which worked a heap better...

Winter Lights 07
Winter Lights 08
Winter Lights 06
Winter Lights 04
Winter Lights 03
Winter Lights 02
Winter Lights 01
Winter Lights 05

FAILE NEW YORK

Epic mural by FAILE on 44th St New York, right near the intersection of 8th Ave. This is a spectacular piece and I'm kind of gutted I didn't know about this for when I was there in January. I really gotta keep up to date with my feeds...


a heap more shots over at Streetartnews.net

13 July 2014

OLD PERTH # 22

This edition of Old Perth ventures a little further south to Fremantle, a place that has done an awesome job of preserving its old buildings. But not all of them. Remember folks, Fremantle suffered through the seventies as well. Beautiful old buildings knocked over and replaced by eyesores. The wonderful Art Deco Hoyts Cinema on the corner of High St and Queen St is (sadly) a prime example of this. 

I put together a then and now collage to give you an idea of what we lost and what it was replaced with

Hoyts Cinema

For the film buffs, the movie showing first is the Race Street (1948) starring George Raft, and William Bendix. Then at 7.30pm is Randolph Scott in Badman's Territory (1946). 

FOOD AND WINE SHOWS ARE CROWDED NIGHTMARES

That said, to truly have a good time at one of these you need to invest more money and do the extra bits. Simply wandering around trying to obtain 10 ml samples of wine and 10 g samples of cheese will do your head in...

Master Class

We hit up the Perth - Good Food and Wine Show yesterday. The above statement sums up my assessment of the day, however we all really dug going along to one of the Master Classes. Well worth the extra $55.00



The class we were able to get tickets to was for local chef Matt Stone. Matt is currently the Executive chef at Silo in Melbourne and Greenhouse in Perth.

Matt Stone
Settings

The food Matt put up was exceptional

Carrots
Carrots cooked in Whey, Wattle seed labne, salt bush
Kangaroo
Kangaroo, Australian native fruits, herbs, spices & greens
Brown rice pudding
Brown rice pudding, quandong, macadamia nuts

SamplesWaz and Mark


11 July 2014

CLEARLY I'M NO PALAEONTOLOGIST, BUT...

Could this be what dinosaurs actually sounded like? Not sure, but you have to consider that birds are a group of therapod dinosaurs (I looked this up on Wikipedia I know, I know, but like I said I'm an archaeologist not a palaeontologist) and so it could be reasoned that dinosaurs sounded like this slowed down Hummingbird... couldn't it? Well who knows, but I'm goin with it, check it out, it's pretty cool.


and the last word goes to xkcd


09 July 2014

THE HOOD # 278

Various pieces by dolus in Northbridge and Fremantle

R2 Can 2
R2D2 Spray, Northbridge
Like Delivery
Delivery of loves and likes, Northbridge
Dolus
The Butchers Shop, Fremantle

08 July 2014

Chad v Kyle

Chad Peacocks awesome vid of Kyle Hughes-Odgers painting his epic mural in Leederville
 (apologies for the superlative overload - but warranted)

06 July 2014

TODAY'S EDITION OF BIRDS SITTING ON THINGS

Pelican
Pelican on a Canning Bridge light pole (when they sit down it tricks the light sensor, light comes on and they get a warm butt)
Scream
the scream
Gull
sitting having lunch at Aisuru Sushi and this gull rolled slowly by with a car underneath it

THE HOOD # 277

Awesome wall by Kyle Hughes-Odgers along Leederville Parade

Kyle
Kyle Detail

04 July 2014

WINTERLAND IN PERTH

Visited the Winterland skate rink in Northbridge today and yeah sure it aint no Central Park sized rink but it was still pretty cool to have one in Perth this winter. 

Winterland
It wasn't very crowded at the time but that was okay because it allowed these three skaters to do their thing.
Skaters
Skater 5
But most of all it was this guy...
Skater 1
Skater 2
Skater 3
Skater 4
Skater Girl
Skating