Sunday, October 25, 2009


Lovely Lucy from the Design Files is a guest blogger at Design Sponge this week. She has asked a few fellow Melburnians (including myself), to post about their fave spots in their own hood. I should point out that Batch on Carlisle St also does great coffee (but I ran out of room!).
I would have loved a bar on my map but it seems that no one can get a bar right this side of town. There is the Carlisle Wine bar but no real pubs that play decent music that you can call a local. Everyone seems to think that renovated and lifeless is best. The Greyhound renovation is the most current example. I'm too scared to go in to see the abomination (you can see a bright fluoro lit bar from outside and I'm sure there is no one in there). Can someone please open a cool pub?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

bands in march

Why are so many bands coming out in March? It's particularly bad timing for me. First the Pixies, now Pavement. I did, however, manage to get tix for King Khan and the Shrines in Jan. Hoorah! And if you want and come and see Pretty Green's first and probably last gig for a while, head on down to Yah Yahs this Sat night. We're on at 9pm.

Monday, October 19, 2009

sneak peek

Design Sponge have run a sneak peek on our pad. It's such a weird thing to let everyone into your home, but welcome! Have a squizz.
Photo by Mike Baker.

Monday, October 12, 2009

the neryl sweater

I don't know too many Neryls. My mum knew two at the time I was born and liked the name. Now you can knit the 'Neryl' sweater! My friend Blin stumbled across this old Patons knitting book. You can also knit the Shelda cape and Anthea cardi. I can't find a date but I'd say it's early 50's. Stylish huh!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

do the tantrum!

Next time your angry. Try this. Guaranteed to turn you into a beat frenzy.