After the success of the first two runs, the Color Run is back and rolling into Albert Park Raceway in 2014. By now, you probably would have either posted, or seen a kooky rainbow-powder-coated portrait on your Instagram feed, or been inadvertently smudged with powdered paint on the tram by revellers on C’Run afternoon. Here are some of the results from the Time Out team’s Color Run own adventures. If you want to join in the fun run, registration is now open…
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s a whale, with boobs?
Patricia Piccinini’s grand SKYWHALE will be floating into the forecourt of the ACCA. The kooky yet majestic hot air creature will be in Melbourne for just two hours from 7-9am and its creator Piccinini will be hanging around for a special open-conversation with impresario, Robyn Archer. Archer, is also the creative director for the Centenary of Canberra and commisioned the SKYWHALE for the celebrations.
Patricia Piccinini In Conversation, ACCA, Mon Dec 2, 8-9am.
Photo: Nick-D… Read more
George Revival Cinema screened the 2011 film The Triangle Wars last week, followed by a Q&A with City of Port Phillip CEO Tracey Slatter. It’s a fly-on-the wall documentary detailing the impassioned battle between residents group unChain, developers Citta Property Group and Port Phillip Council from 2007 to 2010. Director Rosie Jones, also a St Kilda resident, had access to soldiers from all warring parties, which makes for riveting but sometimes uncomfortable viewing. But why re-screen it two years on?
Visitors to St Kilda’s Esplanade share uninterrupted views of the beach and Port Phillip Bay with rainbow lorikeet laden palm trees. Sandwiched between the iconic Palais Theatre and the foreshore is a dirty great open air car park, known as the St Kilda Triangle. This primo spot still remains undeveloped.
The back story
In 2004 Port Phillip Council’s St Kilda Foreshore Urban Development Framework, largely developed with community input, was absorbed by the Port Phillip Planning Scheme. As part of the St Kilda Triangle Act, the State Government agreed to hand over management of the Crown land to the Council, as long as Council agreed to the removal of third party appeal rights. Council did and after a closed-door tendering process the then Council appointed the Citta Property Group to the project.… Read more
We have no words. You decide.
The Australian Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, has been named ‘Landscape of the Year’ at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards. Designers Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) and Paul Thompson took out the competition from a shortlist of nine other entries from Thailand, the UK, Lebanon, Sweden and China to claim victory. The festival has been dubbed the ‘Olympics of Architecture’ – so winning the award is a pretty awesome achievement for Melbourne as a city, and of course, the designers.
The jury judging the competition commended the project for its brilliant use of Australian flora, originality and strong evocation of Australian identity. With Melbourne’s definitive artistic flare it doesn’t come as a surprise that the city has won another award for its unique architecture and innovative design. Opened in 2012, the Australian Garden is located in the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne and showcases 170,000 Australian native plants across 1,700 species. With its bold contemporary design you can explore the nature and landscape of rural Australia without venturing too far out of the city.
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Cnr Ballarto Rd & Botanic Dr, Cranbourne.
By Cassandra Huckstep | Photo by John Gollings… Read more
Yesterday we received news that had us throw down our pencils, and do a little dance. Mountain Goat Brewery has taken the giant step for all mankind and put their Summer Ale in a can.
Don’t get why we’re fist pumping? Well, drinkateers, take a seat.
See, cans are not the lesser option when it comes to beer vessels. In a can versus bottle battle, cans are a smart, agile bear versus a docile salmon. They’re lighter which means you can take them hiking. They’re much more environmentally friendly (smaller cartons required, lighter to transport, easier to recycle). They’re light and air proof, which means that your beer actually stays fresher, longer, and they chill faster. And let’s not forget, friends that they are allowed to be your plus 24 at music festivals.
So why isn’t everything in a can? Well, we’ve only traditionally had big brand beers in cans (not exactly the Cognac of brews) and we’ve also associated them with dudes named Macca crushing freshly-pounded empties into their domes. It’s also expensive to set up a canning line.
But everyone’s doing it (Japan and America went can crazy ages ago), and we’re finally catching up.… Read more
First the Color Run, then the Glow Run and now the Electric Run. In the latest and glowiest fun run to hit Flemington Racecourse, runners will move through a 5km course pulsing with beats and lights and hit a killer party at the finish line with neon trees, lasers, glowing beach balls and DJs. Along the run, you’ll enter various ‘lands’ that might feature tunnels, glowing lakes, glowing arches, psychedelic cacti and coloured fountains. Runners will get special shirts designed by Neff, plus an LED bracelet, glow necklace and glow sunnies.
Here’s a little teaser video to get you excited.
So it seems that Pozible is the way of the future for food entrepreneurs.
The guys behind the waffle stand that you will, at some point, have fallen into at Meredith Music Festival are trying to get a crème brûlée food truck off the ground. Yep. Mobile custard.
Sure, it’s Dry July and all, and you may even be sponsoring your friends to kill themselves in the Run Melbourne marathon next week, but come on! It’s a dessert wagon! And whatever you donate you get back in crème brûlée.
They’ve got five days left to reach their target and they need another $2,500. Let’s make this happen.