Monday, June 30, 2008

PUMA X SNKR FRKR BLAZE OF GLORY (BLACK BEAST) LAUNCH

PUMA X SNKR FRKR BLAZE OF GLORY (BLACK BEAST) LAUNCH
www.sneakerfreaker.com/sneaker-releases/Puma-X-Snkr-Frkr-Blaze-Of-Glory-black-Beast/
Provider
11 Manchester Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
ph: +613 9654 4055
www.provider.com.au/




Dropped into the launch of the sneaker freaker x puma collabs to say hello... It was quite busy, and the raffle ticket system did seem the best way to distribute the 12 pairs that were about to drop... Also checked out what the city store had to offer, only been here a couple times favouring the Prahran store, and was happy to see a couple of very cute pint sized kicks that we will no doubt be back for thanks to the sales technique of Memphis... Didn't stay long, too hot inside and too smokey outside, yes I am a sook! But it did look like everyone was having a good time even when the beer ran out...

Nike SB - Ebay Dunk Socks

Nike SB - Ebay Dunk Socks



So cute! Available now!

Wax Museum Records

Wax Museum Records
Shop 2, Flinders Street Subway
Melbourne
0396636310
www.myspace.com/waxmuseummelbourne





Was dragged along to the Wax Musuem sale on Friday night, well not really, but it wasnt high on my list of priorities... Looked like there were some good pick ups, at 20% off everything, as well as $1 crates out the front and $2 and $5 crates inside... Luckily some mates had the same idea which kept me entertained so Mark could dig away...

Cafe Andiamo - Melbourne

Cafe Andiamo
36 Degraves St
Melbourne 3000 VIC
Phone: (03) 9650 8060





Friday night we went out for dinner in the laneways, it was pretty busy but we found a seat and took it! At Cafe Andiamo the service was great, the menu was varied, with several vegetarian options, and the food we chose was delicious! I had the pasta pollo avocado which was penne, chicken, avocado with a creamy sauce which was basicaly a creamed up pesto YUM! Mark had the margarehita pizza (surprise!) which he enjoyed... Would definitely come back here!

UNDFTD x Gents of Desire x Nike “Solid Gold” Tee

UNDFTD x Gents of Desire x Nike “Solid Gold” Tee
cart.undftd.com



UNDFTD, Gents of Desire and Nike have hooked up to create this commemorative t-shirt... Its very nice... Available on the UNDFTD website...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Dave’s Quality Meat x New Era - Safari 59Fifty Hats

Dave’s Quality Meat x New Era - Safari 59Fifty Hats
www.davesqualitymeat.com



Check Nike and Daves Quality Meats collab on these New Era caps... Cute... No word on release date...

Married to the Mob key chains for sale now!

Married to the Mob key chains for sale now!
www.mttmnyc.com



Check the website and get the Married to the Mob keychain, only $10 and they do international shipping YAY!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Colette x GAP Pop-Up Store in New York

Colette x GAP Pop-Up Store in New York



Im sooo jealous, Collette (Paris) is teaming up with GAPs 5th Ave store to bring you a concept pop up store adjacent to its flagship store... It will be open from September 6th to October 5th featuring exclusive Colette merchandise and limited edition GAP tees... Wish I was there...

via www.nitrolicious.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog slow slow slow...

Sorry that the blog has been suffering these last few days, just got loads on... Things will hopefully settle into the sublime soon and I will be the master of time again...

Love and Light...

Jordan Brand 6 Rings Pendant

Jordan Brand 6 Rings Pendant



Only for the die hard fan, this gold ring pendant with time line of Jordans career, dust bag and box hasn't got a release date just set, but looks serious!

Nike SB 2008 'Buzz Lightyear' Backpack

Nike SB 2008 'Buzz Lightyear' Backpack



The upcoming Nike 'Buzz Lightyear' backpack makes me smile, a big fan of Toy Story and lots of compartments in a bag... This back pack looks dope!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Star Wars x Medicom Toy Bearbrick Update

Star Wars x Medicom Toy Bearbrick Update



An exclusive to Japan in July for all the Star Wars geeks out there ;)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Muppet Movie - Jason Segel

Muppet Movie - Jason Segel


http://www.collider.com/entertainment/interviews/article.asp/aid/8117/tcid/1

Jason- “we are trying to bring it back to the early '80s movies where it's not Muppets in the Sahara or Muppets Underwater. It's the Muppets getting back together to put on a show, to save the studio.”

In this recent interview Jason Segel (How I met your mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) talks about the Muppet Movie in the works, I was excited about the Fraggle movie, but this is gonna be awesome... He talks about sticking to the Muppets roots and this dude writes really well... So well that I really wanted to see the play he did in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, it looked wicked...

Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Keep Rippin Stop Slippin”

Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Keep Rippin Stop Slippin”



The Nike “Keep Rippin Stop Slippin” Air Max 1 Premium Safari is set to be released in late June at select Nike accounts.

Nike Air Force 1 High QK - MLB All-Star Game “Yankees”



I dont like highs and I am not really feeling these sneakers, but I love the Yankees and so here they are... These Yankees inspired AF1 highs will be released on July the 4th to celebrate the upcoming all star game and pay homage to Yankee Stadium...

via Nice Kicks

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Australia the fattest nation?!?

http://www.theage.com.au/national/nine-million-australians-are-a-ticking-fat-bomb-20080619-2tjv.html



The first thing everyone was talking about as I arrived at pump yesterday morning was that Australia is the fattest nation... I got home to get ready for work and gerabbed the paper off the driveway, in between clients I managed to read the front page of 'the Age' showing this image and the above article... It is all a big worry and I also find it embarrassing for our nation that we are full of fat people... Maybe the issue needs to be tackled in the same way that we tackle alcohol and drug abuse, with free services (counselling, project working etc) to help these people resolve their addiction to food or the reasons behind their compulsive eating... Something needs to happen...

Nike Air Max 90 Infrared - Mid-Summer 2008

Nike Air Max 90 Infrared - Mid-Summer 2008



For those of you that still want them and cant get them, they are coming back this Summer... Stay tuned for a release date...

Crooks & Castles - Crooks for Kids

Crooks & Castles - Crooks for Kids
www.crooksncastles.com
Crooks & Castles Flagship Store
8021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
TEL: 323-944-0576



Crooks and Castles has bought ouit a kids line, currently only available at their flagship store, but fingers crossed they show up on their website!

“Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005″ - London - Paris

“Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005″ - London - Paris



If you are in London or Paris you should really make some time to check Annie Leibovitz retrospective, telling her story and the story of her partner who passed away in 2004...

“Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005″

Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, June - September 2008
National Portrait Gallery, London, October 2008 - January 2009

MoleSkine City Guidebooks

MoleSkine City Guidebooks
www.moleskine.com/index_eng.php

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Have seen these in the shops and really quite fancy checking them out, unfortunately they are always sealed! Am a guidebook fiend from way back... Love to get lots of ideas about the places I am going before I go there, and do lots of research, would be interested in just what format these books would work in... Moleskine books are amazing to write in, I love their yearly diaries...

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory

The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory



Philippa Gregory is probably best known for the movie adaption of 'The Other Boleyn Girl', but it is by far not her only work... I have enjoyed her books for years and was stoked when I found this one at a stock take sale! For as long as I could remember I have been interested in the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots, and have read a few books about them, and seen a few films about them too... It might seem strange to continue to read the same story over and over again, but I love different peoples takes on them... Usually the writer has an extreme bias to one side or the other, but it was refreshing to read this story, told from several points of view, for a more balanced picture which paints neither woman as evil, or angelic... This book focuses on the relationships surrounding Mary as she is being held by England during the negotiations to get her back on the throne of Scotland... A really good read, and if you like period pieces this book is for you!

MED x Alife “All City All Stars” Tee

MED x Alife “All City All Stars” Tee
www.alifenyc.com



ALIFE has collaborated with MED of TUFF CITY to bring you this limited tee that is well cute! It will be available on the 21st of June at flagship ALIFE stores in NYC, LA, Vancouver, Tokyo; and also at the TUFF CITY store in Bronx, New York.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Mic Order - Workshop - Melbourne



BAM!

Nike Air Max 95 - White/Aqua/Gray Sample

Nike Air Max 95 - White/Aqua/Gray Sample



Unfortunately for me the first pair of truly beautiful 95's that I like arent set to be released, apparently there are some to be picked up on ebay though...

ALIFE - Custom Swiss Chocolate Bars

ALIFE - Custom Swiss Chocolate Bars
http://www.alifenyc.com/



To celebrate their debut in Switzerland Alife has collaberated with Swiss chocolaterie Blondel to bring you the Alife swiss chocolate bar... Taking the lifestyle theme to a new level... I want one... A matching 'Swiss Choco' tshirt will be available at their flagship stores (NYC, LA, Tokyo and Vancouver)...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yarra Valley - Yering Station Farmers Market - Yarra Valley Dairy

Yarra Valley - Yering Station Farmers Market - Yarra Valley Dairy
http://www.yvd.com.au/home/Default.asp
http://www.yering.com

From Yering Stations website:
Yarra Valley Farmers' Market - every 3rd Sunday of the Month

Founded over 9 years ago the Yarra Valley Regional Farmers' Market is the longest running market in Victoria. Held on the third Sunday of each month in the Historic Barn, the Farmers' Market features produce made and grown by some of the regions' best producers.

Speak to the producer whilst purchasing fresh seasonal fruit, juices and vegetables, locally baked bread, biscuits, pies and fudge, jams and preserves, cheeses, coffee, pasta, locally grown flowers, olives, eggs, honey, meat and much more.

Open 9.00am- 2.00pm





Sunday my mum and my aunts headed out to Yarra Valley to check out the farmers market... It is a beaqutiful drive out into Yarra Valley and due to some recent rain it was all so green, which is a nice change! The farmers market was great, in a big shed, full to the brim with people, selling and buying... Loads of tastings, some great produce on offer, I bought all of my veggies for the week and some amazing raspberry jam, home made yo yos and honeycomb...

On the way home we droped into the Yarra Valley Dairy which was an interesting experience, it smelt like the Rpyal Melbourne Show, cow and goat city! The cheeses on offer looked good but were really pricey, so I bought Mark some cheese... Most of the produce was available from the farmers market at a better price but there was the most amazing apple juice available, it was like drinking fresh apples, mmmm...

All in all a great day, good to get away from the city, do something different and I would love to go back next month...

Alife Everybody Mid Lux Tweed

Alife Everybody Mid Lux Tweed



A sneak peek at Alifes Fall collection sees these, I havent ever been that into Alife sneakers, but these would go beautifully with my new skirt...

Air Jordan Spiz’ike - Black - Metallic Gold - Now an Euro Exclusive

Air Jordan Spiz’ike - Black - Metallic Gold - Now an Euro Exclusive



Being released in Europe next month... Its onnnnn...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lucky Coq - Prahran

Lucky Coq
179 Chapel St
Windsor
95251288
http://www.luckycoq.com.au/

It was Ambers birthday and the Lucky Coq was the place to be… The last time I was here it was 2001 and not yet the Lucky Coq, it was a dive pub and my expectations weren't high… Well these dudes have given it a complete revamp, with so dark you can barely see lighting, great big couches all over and a smoking area with amazing ambience so much so that this is where we planted ourselves… Much to my disgust arriving home stinking of smoke, blegh! Overall I was impressed with the d├ęcor and vibe, the queue to the bar looked seriousbut I rarely venture to bars so it didn’t bother me...

Soda Rock Diner - South Yarra

Soda Rock Diner
257 Toorak Rd (cnr Chapel St)
South Yarra
Victoria 3141
Phone: (03) 9827 3500
http://www.sodarock.com.au/



I know that the Soda Rock diner ooozes cheese, but I am a fan of cheese :) I am also a fan of their burgers, they have really good beef burgers and apparently the veggie burgers are pretty good too... So what was a date with my husband slowly became dinner for 7, we got a much bigger booth then usual and the good times were rolling... The service was exceptional, the dancing when the designated 'Shake ya tailfeather' came on (yes James I found the title!)... The food came out and everyone seemed satisfied with their burgers... I got the Hubcap with cheesy fries, and it was allllllll sooooooo goooood! Its a burger with everything, not greasy at all... Mark loves his veggie burger with an egg and cheesy fries, pretty much everyone enjoyed their order... I know we will be back...




Alife on bic lighters

Alife
http://www.rivingtonclub.com/
158 Rivington St,
New York
(212) 375-8128‎



Alife has made its mark on bic lighters, moving on in its lifestyle approach... I dont smoke (anything) but like the lighters...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Scientology Protest - Flinders St Steps, Melbourne

Scientology Protest - Flinders St Steps, Melbourne
www.xenu.net

Saturday afternoon on the Flinders St steps... After brunch and some light shopping Laura and I were exiting the city via Flinders St Station and stumbled across a Scientology protest... It was definitely interesting, they were banging 'Safety Dance' from their boombox and wearing masks from V for Vendetta, having not seen the film I couldn't tell you whether that had any meaning... I love Melbourne's diversity, though it looked more like a Halloween celebration then a protest...




The Quarter Cafe - Melbourne

The Quarter
27 Degraves Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000
+61 3 9650 6156


Saturday morning my good friend Laura was in town and we met for brunch in the laneways in the city... It was fairly busy, so we just went where we could get a table... We ended up at The Quarter, I had never been there before, but we were hungry so we took a seat... We both ordered the eggs benedict... It was reasonably priced and the service was fast... The eggs came quickly and the eggs themselves were cooked to perfection! Unfortunately there were gristley bits in my ham, and the hollandaise sauce was a bit too creamy, which was nice for the first couple bites but became a bit overwhelming... My soy hot chocolate was pretty bad too, think they must have been using a crappy soy milk, Laura didn't seem to have a problem with her milk hot chocolate... I probably wouldn't come back here for the food, but the vibe in the laneways is lovely, some great people watching - love the crazies before 11am...


La Roche Cafe - St Kilda

La Roche Cafe
185 Acland St
St Kilda
T: 9534 1472

This is where I hook up with my stepdad every now and again... I love the street tables, and the specials board is good... Service has been lacking in past but on Tuesday it was on point... We both had the beef burgers, and it was an okay burger, just a bit garlicy... Its fairly inexpensive too...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Air Jordan Force V (5) Drop today!

Air Jordan Force V (5) Drop today!


Just letting you know the two colorways of the Air Jordan Force V Fusion drop today! Available at most Nike US retailers...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nike Air Force 1 Low - Color Pack

Nike Air Force 1 Low - Color Pack


Nike are killing it this 'Summer', with the new 'Colour Pack' coming in 4 different colourways, giving a cute spin to the all white AF1s... Loving the blue and purple! Available this weekend...

via www.sneakernews.com