Saturday, August 21, 2010

Marrickville Womens Salon Opening!

Oblique #2 Type C photograph

The inaugural Marrickville Women's Salon opened at ESP Gallery in Marrickville today. My work Oblique #2 was included in the show, and I was really proud to be a part of this exhibition that supports the work of female artists within the inner west region. The gallery itself sits ensconsed in a quiet residential street, yet only a 30 second walk to the bustle of Marrickville Rd, a really nice juxtaposition of calm and crazy!
The opening itself was packed! It was a real struggle to make your way through the crowds to actually see most of the works, it was so crowded I even walked past my own work on my way to try and find it! The mayor of Marrickville took time out of his busy election day schedule (!!) to officially open the show. Once making our way around the exhibition we chilled out in the beautiful garden area in front of the gallery and chatted to family and friends. The day topped off by a surprising red dot next to my photograph. Yay!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dream Dress

I love everything about this dress! The fabric, the colour, the cut and the fact it's made by the lovely modaspia whose blog I follow. Does anyone have a spare $160 US they don't want? It's available here

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Beautiful flowers bought for me by a beautiful friend. A cup of tea in the sun and equilibrium starting to be restored.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Marrickville Womens Salon

I have one work in this upcoming show...unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the opening drinks coincide with election day. Maybe it could be a combo package - go vote then go see a show? Especially if you're an inner-westie! All the works are for sale, and if you check out the gallery section of the website you'll get a little preview of what's in store. A very wide ranging show!
ESP Gallery
228 Illawarra Rd Marrickvile 2204 NSW Australia
Official Opening 3pm Election Day (21st August).

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flowerbox Building

Pottymouthmama got me inspired to browse all things NYC in her Fantasy Island Friday post yesterday, and this is what I stumbled across.
This is the Flowerbox building on 259 East 7th St in East Village NYC.

An apartment building development with a difference - the vertical garden was completed in September 2007. The garden consists of over 500 plants and 80 different species. The design by Verdant Garden Design.

All of the apartments have 12-foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows, (with perhaps a somewhat more picturesque view than my current back of the house next door), central air-conditioning and radiant floor heating  (mmm floor heating). The building has a part-time doorman, (tres convenient for all of the parcels that would be ordered from fave etsy sellers, as I would be stupendously wealthy if I lived here of course).
Private keyed elevator (no slumming it with elevator music - I'd bring in my own playlist), garage and a community garden, (maybe my rhubarb would grow better here than in my own vegie patch??) and they each feature a 'Neptune soaking tub'...not exactly sure what that entails, but it sounds damn fine to me. ...sigh...dreamy NYC fantasy life...
all images courtesy from here