Jaime Murcia’s Little Big Town takes readers on a journey through Melbourne’s famous little streets and laneways, probably as you’ve seen them before, but not quite.
With over twenty years experience, Murcia captures the nooks and crannies; the street art, cafes, clubs, people and of course laneways of Melbourne into a fascinating record of time and place of a rapidly growing city.
From stunning aerial shots of the city to images various street art and street signs, Murcia turns what could be seen as mundane into a stunning collection of photos, allowing readers to look at Melbourne’s laneways from every angle. Split into three sections, Work/ Play, Culture/ Subculture and Light/Shadow, Little Big Town highlights a range of moments from the everyday. From people in conversation, sitting outside and inside cafes, walking down streets and in shadowed alleyways throughout all sections. In Culture/ Subculture, impressive images of the street art that engulf Melbourne’s laneways are featured, giving a look into the creation and deformation of what brings the walls of the laneways alive.… Read more
Good news, chefs. Adrian Li has invented the kitchen equivalent to Post-it Notes: the stain resistant chef’s jacket. “The nanotechnology application that we apply modifies the fabric at a molecular level by permanently attaching hydrophobic ‘whiskers’ to individual fibers which elevate liquids, causing them to bead up and turn into spheres that roll off the fabric surface,” says Li, on his Kickstarter page. Sounds like magical science to us. Li also says most stains come out with a little cold water, and the material also breathes. No word on whether it’s stink-proof, though.… Read more
A Huxtaburger is a good time in and of itself. But from October you’ll be able to get your Rudy and the all-new filled-with-fried-chicken Claire burger with a side of real entertainment. Team Huxtaburger is setting up a minimum six-month pop-up in the John Curtin Hotel. The plan is to serve burgers from lunch till late, with zero fancy fluff – that means no table service. You’ll simply order your burger and get a buzzer to make waiting more of a thrill.
British songbird Paloma Faith, who scored her first-ever solo No. 1 hit right here in Australia earlier this year with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, has announced some big news this morning: she’s coming our way. The 33-year-old singer/songwriter, whose voice sounds uncannily like the late Amy Winehouse’s, is currently in the country on a promotional tour and has shared the news she’ll hit five theatres across the country next May, including the Palais Theatre on Tue May 5.
Tickets for Faith’s Melbourne show go on sale from 9am on Fri Sep 12.
The rumours are true, folks. Matt Bax, the can shaker who put Melbourne cocktails on the map with Der Raum (his Richmond venue which he closed two years ago to open Gamsei in Munich) has returned to home base. And in late spring, he’s told Time Out that he will open Bar Exuberante: a cocktail bar inside the still-functioning Bar Economico. Read all about it here…