Friday, June 29, 2007

Sydney Opera House Celebrates World Heritage

Sydney Opera House

"Sydney Opera House was formally recognised as one of the most outstanding places on Earth with its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List on June 28.

Sydney Opera House is now listed alongside other universally treasured places such as the Taj Mahal, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China and the Great Barrier Reef.

The expert report by the International Council on Monuments and Sites to the World Heritage Committee states, "Sydney Opera House stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind."

Sydney Opera House Architect Jørn Utzon received the news that the building is to be inscribed on the World Heritage List, saying "World Heritage Listing is fantastic... thank you very much."


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pastizzi Cafe, Newtown

Pastizzi Cafe recently opened at 523 King St, Newtown. They have savoury and sweet pastizzis. We tried the chicken and mushroom, empanada, and spinach and ricotta ones. Tasty and great value at $1.60 each. They have them on the trays behind the counter. Also tried the chicken and mushroom ravioli $9 and it was really fresh and yummy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Takayon exhibition - 4-17 July in Newtown


Yoshie Takahasi is holding her 1st solo exhibtion titled KM5 at the Beehive Gallery, 441 King St Newtown from 4-17 July. Her portfolio website is called Ghinjo Graphica and you see more of her illustration, graphic design and multimedia work there.


Beehive Gallery website:

Cool building in Chippendale

Walked past this cool building in Little Queen St, Chippendale the other day. I like the font/lettering of the signs.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Clothes swapping rather than shopping

Article in the SMH titled: 'Swap till you drop' about the new trend of swapping clothes with others either online or at swap events.

Websites mentioned: Clothing Exchange, Swapstyle and Vogue


Saturday, June 16, 2007

LTC Peter Irvine - Gloria Jean's Coffees - 28 June

The next Last Thursday Club (LTC) event topic is: From small to big..
The event will be "packed with info on how you can transform your small business into a large one and build a brand to be one of your greatest business assets.

Speaker 1: Peter Irvine, Managing Director, Gloria Jean’s Coffees
"If you’re interested in fast growth; what to do when no one wants to work for you; how to handle cash flow stress; and giving your customers a consistent experience every time, then you’ll love the Gloria Jean’s Coffees story. Peter Irvine will reveal the genius behind the Gloria Jean’s empire and how he built it to be one of the best known brands and fastest growing businesses in the country."

Speaker 2: Carolyn Stafford, Connect Marketing Professionals will talk about "Small Business, Big Brand"


Saturday, June 9, 2007

Inaluxe interviews artist, craftser Anna Blandford

Inaluxe's Kristina interviews Anna Blandford of the label Anna Laura on her blog. Anna Blandford is based in Melbourne and she creates beautiful artworks, bags, pouches, wallets and badges.


Anna Laura art blog:
Inaluxe's blog:

Hope Street Markets - till Sunday 4pm, 10th June

Hope Street Markets

"The Hope Street Markets are a creatively supported environment for young talented designers to promote and expose their talents through different mediums.

Hope Street Markets is a collaboration of young designers in: clothing, accessories, jewellery, object design, and art..

Hope Street is a non-profit organisation. We will be donating money from the markets to help support Hope Street - Urban Compassion projects helping bring Hope to the streets of Sydney’s homeless."

I visited the market this afternoon and it was great! The space was really cool - kind of like a club atmosphere with a DJ spinning records, lots of people milling about and designers selling colourful, fun, interesting products from coasters to bags to jewellery to brooches.

Designers at the markets are listed here:


Monday, June 4, 2007

Blogger's blogs of note site

"Interesting and noteworthy Blogger-powered blogs, compiled by the Blogger Team.
For historical context, see Concerning the Historie and Nature of Blogs of Note."


Article on successful people who didn't finish school

Article in the SMH titled: 'I never finished school'. Successful people who didn't finish high school include Sandra Yates, chairwoman of Saatchi & Saatchi, Lindsay Fox of Linfox, Tom Potter, founder of the Eagle Boys Pizza chain and others. The article talks about some of the characteristics and attitudes of these people which have helped them be successful.