Monday, March 30, 2009

It takes so long....

This is pretty much lovely in a lot of ways:

UPDATE: The video was taken down... if you can find it, it's amazing.

Department of Eagles "No One Does It Like You"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Today's special: hot mess

These are both good things, very different from one another, but very good.

I would feel very comfy and curl up here this evening, instead I'm off to work at the bar. Found on this site about the most interesting book stores of the world by user Glynnis Ritchie

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Be happy while you are living.....

.....for you're a long time dead.

this says "exist"

I found a really amazing book by Australian photographer Gal Missingham at the flea market yesterday. It's in my favorite photo journalistic style of the mid 60's to 70's.

Off to teach a class at Craft Victoria with not one, but two bags under my blue eyes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Like emptyness in harmony

In just a little over two days.....

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thoughts escaping
Home, where my musics playing
Home, where my love lies waiting
Silently for me
Silently for me
Silently for me

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You may blurt out the truth before you can stop

Above header written by my father, it's the Scorpio horoscope of the day.

I love this, it's over at 20x200:

by Mike Monteiro via My Love For You.

I just had the best night. Went to the opening of Viva La Craft here in Melbourne at Craft Victoria. Then dinner at this amazing restaurant next to the gallery called Cumulus with Alex from Chicks on Speed, who I last saw in Germany and her amazing friend Abigail. Abi is the director for Third Drawer Down, an incredible space/business/gallery/concept. After our amazing dinner we swung by her shop for an after hours visit and I got some really great stuff including a set of limited edition pillowcases by an Australian artist named Dylan Martorell and some presents for peeps at home. She also gave me this amazing piece they did for Louise Bourgeois and the Tate, info on this piece here.

Here is Melissa in Third Drawer Down as we were leaving tonight.

We are all very tired. Photos tomorrow, or today, depending where you are reading this.....

Monday, March 9, 2009

the guessing game... bigger than a bread box?

My two new favorite artists:

Kate MccGwire creates these magical & creepy pigeon feather installations

And the work under the label Danken Danken by Ashley Helvey

I took a walk through the city today back to my hotel in the sun after being on the radio and found this......

At the grocery



Then I went for a swim.

My week is about to get nuts. If you are in Melbourne check out my other blog for Handmade Nation screening times at Stitches and Craft as well Craft Victoria workshop information.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It's all the things I love in my face

Melbourne, Australia
There is this site that Aaron sent

Luna Park
Rode the Historic Scenic Railway built in 1911 at Luna Park

Bronze Chunky Workers
Ate my first meat pie

Flavoured Milk
I don't drink a milk but sure do love how these look

Bird plauge
Bird Plauge


Road trip!

Road trip!
Road trip to the ocean

Ferry ride

Flake & Chips (flake = gummy shark)
I ate flake & chips (flake = gummy shark)

Start of a long night

Our host Ryan orders a round of Affogato before we were all asked to leave the tapas resturant Two Buoys. He says "It's all the things I love in my face". They were really good.

Later on in the night he proceeds to perform an amazing dance to "I Ran So Far Away"

Today, a much needed poolside revival in the sun

It's time for a very busy work week here down under.....

As always more photos HERE

Thursday, March 5, 2009

dog-headed pouched one

new boots + new candy
New aussie boots + new aussie candy.

Off for a drive up the Great Ocean Road this weekend with Jess & BJ. I've been in Melbourne for 5 days already and it will be nice to have a change of scenery. Back with new "great ocean" photos in a few short days.

Yesterday I went to see Watchmen at the IMAX, good times. Found this while looking up Rorschach and was reminded of some great art by Micaela's son Thurman:

Thurman's Art

Thurman's Art
The rest are here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The place to be

Victoria The Place To Be

Dinner with Jess and BJ at Mekong, great pho.

Heathers at the Rooftop Cinema
After we saw Heathers at the Rooftop Cinema tonight. Chilly but rad.

Nightime walk

Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy and may involve seeing Watchmen at the IMAX

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Black air and seven seas all rotten through

Thank goodness Jess and BJ are coming into the city tonight, only day three alone and I'm already taking pictures of myself jumping on the bed in my hotel. It's too rainy to go adventuring by foot right now so I'm trying to get work done in between interviews and a photo shoot. Maybe it's time for a swim in ye ol' pool? I just called home with skype for the first time, that is pretty wild. Welcome to 2009 Faythe (that's me talking to myself). Yupppppp.

16 degrees = 60 degrees

Today it was gray and windy as all hell, but balmy and hot. I took advantage of nothing to do and walked around Melbourne for hours.

this alley had this magical sound
Those of you who have been here already know that it's not just a regular street by street exploring system to be had in the city, there are all these alley's and side streets that have tiny shops and restaurants to find. As I was walking with no particular direction I stumbled into this alley drawn in by the graffiti (rampant everywhere). At first I thought there was some sort of unseen wind chime I couldn't see, but then I realized there were these bell type things (see below) that were installed down the entire length of the strip (picture a whole city block) that were somehow generating this gong/chime type sound. It was so meditative and beautiful, I walked through the alley slowly and really tried to figure out if there was a pattern with the sound or not.... it seemed to be random and it was an amazing sound installation.

this alley had this magical sounds coming out of these.

Milk Bar
{Milk Bar = corner store}

This is very mysterious
There was no sign of any clues, just Australian mystery.

I pass this park to and from the hotel
Even in the extreme drought there is the lushness that exists.

Melbourne street graffiti
You are on your way, right?