Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pecha Kucha Vol 3 - 29th March

Pecha Kucha 3 will now take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 29th of March at the Commercial Travellers Association, L2 MLC Plaza, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales.

For a rundown of previous Pecha Kucha's in Sydney check here:

If you would like to show something on the night, send an email to

Experience Branding seminar - 5th March

AGDA seminar on Experience Branding (Branded environments).

Speakers: Marcus Lui, Co-creative Director of Design, The One Centre and
Alex Ritchie, Executive Director, Brand Environments, Landor

"Experience Branding explores rich brand experiences for consumers and brings to life the brands core values using brand spaces, products, communications, touch-points and multi-sensory branded environments.

Using key case studies, the talk will inspire designers to understand all disciplines and the importance of an explicitly defined 'brand language'"

Australian Museum
Cnr College & Williams Streets, East Sydney (entrance William Street)
5.45pm for 6.00pm start, with drinks to follow


Eat your way to radiant skin

Article in SMH on the eight top foods you can eat to promote radiant skin.

Caravana talk - 28 March, Sydney

Design Quarter Talk at the Powerhouse Museum: Caravana

"Cathy Braid and Kirsten Ainsworth tell the story of their renowned fashion label, Caravana.

The inspiring duo has been working with women’s groups in countries where work options for women barely exist. Now over 500 artisans in Central Asia work for Caravana applying traditional techniques to highly sought-after contemporary garments. See the work of Caravana in the Smart works exhibition."

Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW
Wednesday 28 Mar 2007, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Asian kitchenware stores

Article in SMH that lists three shops where you can buy pots, pans, machines, gadgets, foodstuffs, lollies, condiments etc. Have heard of Tokyo Mart a few times before. Keep meaning to check it out sometime.

Tokyo Mart - Japanese goodies
Shop 27, Northbridge Plaza, Northbridge, 9958 6860.

Leung Tim Choppers Co - Chinese goodies
198-200 Burwood Road, Burwood, 9744 1288

Saini Emporium - Indian goodies
1/910 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 9981 1045


Newtown Flicks Film Festival - 30 Mar- 1 Apr

"Across two and half days, the 2007 Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival will be screening new submissions with the only criteria being the films need to be shorter than twenty minutes. And if we can't fit it in during the weekend, it'll be part of Matinee on Bray, our monthly screenings of short films.

The 2007 Festival will also see the launch of Treehouse Flicks, a program of short films specifically for kids of all ages. Treehouse Flicks aims to promote Australian content and identity by showcasing local film makers to new audiences and the industry alike..."

Entries Close: 2 February, 2007.
Festival Dates: 30 March - 1 April, 2007.
Where: Newtown Theatre (cnr King & Bray Streets)


Thursday, January 11, 2007

the NOW now festival - 17-20 January

Now Now Festival

It's a festival of spontaneous music and experimental film. Check out the website for the program. Sounds really interesting.

Where: Factory Theatre 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville (down from the Vic On The Park)


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Centre Pompidou Video Art 1965-2005 - till 25 Feb 07

14 December 2006 - 25 February 2007

"Tracing 40 years of practice, this exhibition allows visitors to walk through the history of video art from its first appearance in the 1960s to the current day. Curated by the Pompidou’s Curator of New Media, Christine Van Assche, this will be the first time a collection this size has been seen in Australia, taking up two floors of the MCA galleries. The exhibition has already toured to Barcelona, Taipei and Miami before arriving in Sydney..

Experience audiovisual installations, projections and works shown on monitors and be intrigued by the creations of over 25 renowned video artists from across the globe including Isaac Julien, Stan Douglas, Jean Luc Goddard, Samuel Beckett, Bill Viola, Pierre Huyghe and Tony Oursler..."


webdu 2007: the web technology conference

"Adobe invites you to join us this coming March in Sydney for webDU 2007, the web technology conference. Explore new opportunities, evolve your business strategy, connect with peers, and move beyond the boundaries of what you believe is possible.."

Details: 22-23 March, 2007, The Hilton, Sydney, Australia


Up close and personal with polar bears

Article in SMH about seeing polar bears up close on a buggy in Churchill, northern Manitoba, Canada.

"Churchill is a little town on the south-eastern shore of the Hudson Bay...

The bears like the Churchill area because this is exactly where the Hudson Bay freezes over first in the northern autumn and is the last to thaw in the springtime melt.

This means it offers the earliest opportunity for the bears to get out onto the ice to hunt for food in October-November. And, by remaining frozen until late spring, it is the last drop-off point for the bears coming back to land by mid-July ahead of their walking hibernation during the northern summer when they virtually fast..."

Tour operator:

Polar bears international:

SMH article:

Friday, January 5, 2007 50 Coolest Websites 2006

Websites are categorised under the following headings:

Entertainment, Arts & Media
Shopping, Lifestyles & Hobbies
News & Information
Staying Connected
Time Wasters
Travel & Real Estate
Web Search & Services


Singshot website

You can now record yourself singing to backing tracks of popular songs over at Singshot, as well as listen to other singers online.

"SingShot is the premier online singing community where you can show off your singing skills, listen to other singers, and communicate with your fans and other members for free!"


Flickerfest - Jan 5-14, Bondi Beach


"Flickerfest began as a small local festival at the Balmain High School in 1991.
Over the last 16 years it has grown to become Australia's only competitive
International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe..."


Semipermanent 2007 - 30, 31 March

The Semipermanent conference is on again this year in March. According to the website, speakers lined up so far are:

Marmalade Magazine - London, Blk Mrkt / Dave Kinsey - LA, Johnathan Zawada - Sydney, Tiffany Bozic - San Francisco, James Dean - LA, and Motion Theory - LA.


Wednesday, January 3, 2007

ilounge website

ilounge provides informaton about Apple's iPod players, accessories and related software. The site includes a forum section as well.