Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Red Bull Flying Bach Is Back In Melbourne

Red Bull Flying Bach
Following sell-out shows in 2013, Red Bull Flying Bach returns to Melbourne as part of a national tour. Having of seen Red Bull Flying Bach in 2013 I can assure that it is something very unique. In the most magnificent way it introduces classical music to the street scene, whilst also introducing to the fans of high art to the the best in urban dance.

Red Bull Flying Bach shatters the boundaries between classical and urban art forms, fusing the elegant masterpieces of visionary 18th century composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, with the unrestricted and explosive dance style of four times world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps.

As piano, harpsichord and electronic beats are compounded with head spins, power moves, freezes and ballet steps, a storyline that revives and visualises Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is created, providing art in motion that delivers an unforgettable experience for the audience.

“Red Bull Flying Bach really offers something unique – it introduces classical music to the street scene, but also allows high art fans to experience the best in urban dance.” explains Vartan Bassil, choreographer and mastermind behind Red Bull Flying Bach.

“The sharpness, freshness and coolness of Bach’s preludes and fugues work faultlessly with the dance style of the Flying Steps. When this type of breakdance comes together with the sound of piano and harpsichord, the incredible masterpieces of Bach are brought to life and made relevant for a modern audience.” says Christoph Hagel, Artistic Director, Red Bull Flying Bach.

Red Bull Flying Bach
Where: State Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
When: 2 - 4 October 2014, 8.00pm
Duration: 70 mins (no interval)
Tickets: All Tickets $69.90 *Booking fees may apply
Website: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/dance/red-bull-flying-bach

A little something for you:

Red Bull have kindly offered me the opportunity to bring along one lucky reader and their guest with me when I go see Red Bull Flying Bach at the State Theatre on Thursday 2 October 2014 at 8pm.
 
To be in the running to win:
1. Comment on this post telling: If you had wings and could fly, where would be the first place you'd fly to and why?

The competition will run until the 29th of September, 2014, 5pm AEST. The winner will be announced on the 30th of September, 2014.

Whoever leaves the most creative comment will be declared the winner and contacted via email, so make sure you link to a place where I can easily find your email or leave your email address so I can contact you.

Open to all readers within Australia.You must be able to attend the event. Costs associated with getting to and from the event are not included.

- Now Closed - 

Congratulations to Alex!  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Introducing 3...

At the moment I'm doing a bit of clean out of stuff and I'm finding the feeling of freedom after letting go and the selling of unwanted items or items that no longer have a real use in the house so rewarding.

Here are three of the items I'm currently selling on Gum Tree that you might just be interested in...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/other-furniture/retro-style-4-draw-filing-cabinet

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/tables/retro-style-laminate-table/1056630418

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/lights-lamps/two-retro-light-fittings/1056630784

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dripped - Homage To Jackson Pollock

 
Dripped is a short film by Léo Verrier and produced by Chez Eddy, that pays tribute to famed artist Jackson Pollock. This short animated film takes you to New York in the 1950s as Jackson Pollock sets out to find his creative voice.

Through the jazzy music, muddy tones and colours Pollock tries to see how he fits in with the well known greats, such as Picasso, in a most unconventional manner. His actions are more fitting to that of an art thief with an appetite for art that is almost literal.

I don't want to ruin the end for you, but the film does lead you the moment where Pollock discovers his characteristic, colourful style, that we've come to know and see today. What a glorious moment it is to.

Dripped is both clever and beautiful, it's an ode to inspiration and innovation within the contemporary art world. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hints + Tips - The Changing Workspace

Might seem like I've workplace space on the brain lately, however I did find this infographic from Alliance Interiors interesting. It looks at what changes are yet to come in regards to the changing workplace as an outcome of the office becoming less business-focused and more employee-oriented.

Some of the most noticeable points are trends towards: 
  • Open offices
  • Mobility and ergonomics continue to be major concerns 
  • Merging the indoors with the outdoor 
I do very much like the trend towards merging the indoors and outdoors, even if it is just a little pot plant on your desk. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rebel 8 And Mike Giant Tour

 Earlier this year during May and June REBEL8 founder Joshy D and artist Mike Giant visited both Sydney and Melbourne, to paint, skate and inspire. The recap video showcases the trademark lifestyle of these two gents, and highlighting that they most certainly are part art genius and part business entrepreneurs. The recap video is shot all in black and white of course! See more photos of the tour on the Rebel8 blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pfeiffer Collection By Evernote

My love for Evernote as a digital note taking solution runs deep. So you can imagine my delight when I found out that they've collaborated with product designer Eric Pfeiffer to create a selection of desktop accessories with a twist of mid-century style.

Made from soft touch plastic, the collection features not just items that hold your everyday office things, like pens and stuff, but to  hold your phone and tablet too. The pieces also feature acents of  with either solid walnut wood or brightly colored bases. They are so simple and practical in their design.

Now if I only I had a need for new items to add to my desk - sadly I don't.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hints + Tips - Master Your Workspace

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I'll be honest my office space and I have an on again off again kind of relationship. There will be days on end where I'm not far from my desk and then I will not visit it for a while. During my time away from my desk the piles of paper just keep getting bigger and bigger, then I'll bite the bullet clean it all up and we're back working together again.

I do have a few work spaces around the house:
  • I've a space outside where I paint
  • A space inside where I cut stencils and do a bit of painting too
  • Then there is my office where I study, file stuff, do design work, get a bit arty, blog, work from home and do other things that aren't all that exciting to share
Recently I was approached by Officeworks to help me Master My Workspace - of coarse I said yes. So armed with some gift cards I embarked on a shopping mission to purchase some goodies to improve my office space.
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It wasn't just new goodies I was looking for, I was also looking for some ways in which to give my workspace a bit of a lift and make it not just functional but more suited to how I like to work in the space and my style.

Here are some of the things I did to give my workspace a fresh new look:
  • I took everything off the desk, filing cabinet and bookcase and gave the surfaces a good wipe down. 
  • Added some plants to the space to give some life and greenery. 
  •  Bought some new artwork to hang on the wall. If you cant afford an original piece Officeworks has some canvas prints and wall art that may just be the thing. 
  • Placed odds and sods that looked messy on the bookcase shelf into black fabric covered boxes. 
  • Sorted out my pencils, pens and markers. I simply had way to may in the container on my desk, they were spilling out everywhere.
  • A portable speaker in which to play music from my phone through and a mobile phone stand. This stand came from Korea but Officeworks has a selection to choose from - I almost bought another one whilst I was in the store.
What did I buy from Officeworks to add to the space:
  • Paint brushes by J.Burrows - as an artist I love having paint brushes on hand. I really like using these brushes when using watercolour. 
  • Comsol cable to connect my laptop to a second screen. This is incredibly handy when studying and reading journal articles online and researching.
  • Black wire document trays. Yes, I've a thing for black accessories in the office space, black accessories gives the space depth and adds a bit of drama without being too in your face. These I've earmarked for things to be dealt with, filed and passed on.
  • A wooden picture frame that I've used to frame a piece of wrapping paper featuring vintage style illustrations of rabbits, I just adore it. 
  • A nice big clock, why? Yes, I know there is a clock on my computer screen and on my phone, but there is something about not just keeping track of time but the tick toc sound that a clock makes that I'm a fan of.
  • J.Burrows display folders, which I'm now using to present my design and art portfolios in.
Since tidying up my office space I've been at my desk nearly every day either blogging, studying or catching up emails.  When ever I walk past it I get a little bit giddy at just how much more pleasant looking it is than before. 
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Friday, August 22, 2014

A Moment To Pause


Photographer: HaoJan Chang 
Title: 在聽五月天的溫柔
Website: www.flickr.com/photos/haoz

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