Monday, September 26, 2011

I, Bunyip

I went to the most amazing childrens show this morning. I, Bunyip at Carraigeworks by Erth Visual and Physical Inc as part of the Sydney Childrens Festival. It was everything children''s theatre should be - stunning, educational, engaging and exciting, filled with life-like puppets showing magical creatures from the bush. I lost myself in these creatures and stories and had to hold myself back from being one of the kids and volunteering to meet Turong! These kids were jumping out of their seats to get closer to the stage and it was incredibly gorgeous to listen in on their conversations, see them shoosh each other and and repeat after the narrator as she taught them traditional language.
If I had a kid, it's the kind of theatre I'd want them to see. If I knew anyone with kids, I'd talk about I, Bunyip all the time and insist I chaperon them and their kid to this performance. Maybe I need to start hanging out at playgroups and make friends with some mums. On a less creepy note, I love it when theatre makes you feel magical. Cactus. x

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Here's a little preview of a zine my sister and I are working on (and have been working on for what feels like forever!).

I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turn me on

I. Can't. Wait.
Last time I saw The Grates, someone stopped me mid-dance move and asked me if I was a member of the liturgical dance group at school.
Yes I was. But I liked to think of it more as interpretive dance without the whole god-worship thing though.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

'Boom ba Boom Ba...'

Kimbra is a goddess.

Signed at 16 and hailing from New Zealand, the part soul/part pop/part cabaret singer now resides in Melbourne and you'd probably recognise her vocals featuring on Miami Horror’s hit ‘I look to you’.

When I saw her at the Oxford Art Factory recently, there was an audible grown when she mentioned her boyfriend which just further proves my theory: you can't watch Kimbra without falling in love. At the ‘Cameo Lover’ single launch, Kimbra took the stage in green-suede wedges and a tutu. Her voice shook the room and set my teeth on edge. She played tracks from her forthcoming album ‘Vows’ which promises to be a mash-up of pop, soul, big band and jazz. A highlight was her rendition of Nina Simone’s ‘Plain Gold Ring’ using voice loops, the songstress conveyed heartbreak beyond her twenty years.

She’s been promising Vows will be out by August – my fingers are so tightly crossed I can barely feel them.


Gosh I want, want, WANT these

So I'm ignoring the elephant in the room (that Cactus was supposedly a dead blog) and am moving right on to the important things: shoes, or clogs rather.

Aren't these divine? I've been contemplating some Funkis clogs all year now...and although the weather is far from perfect for clogs, something is telling me to reach into my wallet for that maxed out credit card and buy, buy, buy!

Does the phrase 'blogger turned designer' confuse anyone else?

Just saying'