We’re very fortunate to have a fantastic jazz scene here in Perth, and it’s about to reach new heights with the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival set for this weekend. Happening over three days, we will be treated to big, ticketed events, local acts, and a series of free gigs happening about town. To get us in the mood, we’ve asked local jazz singer Ali Bodycoat to introduce us to her top 10 jazz tracks of all time, for your listening and viewing pleasure this Wednesday! Read more
I’ve long admired John Durey’s bold decision to leave his day job, start a graphic design studio with partner Sonja, and never look back. It’s their way – bold decisions feature a lot in their work. You won’t find run of the mill stuff here: Nude Design Studio want to push the boundaries a bit, while giving you the full package of identity and brand design, and they’re getting a great response by doing so. We thought that with the launch of their brand new website, it was the perfect time to shine the light on Nude (and a good chance for me to chat to my old pal John). Read more
Origin Wallpapers is a new, local business that specialises in wallpaper that is most certainly not typical. The styles on offer range from kaleidoscopic floral prints to retro tattoo imagery. Suitable for renters as well as renovators, their wallpapers are easily installed and removed with just water – so clever! Take a look through this gallery, and find out more from Mike, the owner of Origin Wallpapers. Read more
Autumn means that many varieties of apples are in abundance! You might have noticed the Fuji and the Granny Smith popping up about the place, as well as the Golden Delicious which lends itself very nicely to being cooked. Pick up some fresh, local apples this weekend and try your hand at this cake. We made it twice within one week as it got gobbled down so fast! Read more
1. Win tickets to the latest piece of theatre at The Blue Room
Fat Pig is a show about ideals of beauty, and how being a hero is a tough gig. Tom meets Helen and falls for her pretty face and great laugh. Helen is ‘plus-sized’ and Tom’s colleagues don’t get it – he’s a catch and they don’t understand the attraction. Directed by Emily McLean and starring Alicia Osyka, Georgia King, Brendan Ewing and Will O’Mahony, the season runs from 21 May – 8 June at The Blue Room.
We have 2 double passes to the preview show on Tuesday 21 May to give away. To enter, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with Fat Pig in the subject line, and your name and number in the body of the email, by 5pm tomorrow, Friday 17 May. Winners will be notified via email and their first names published here.
*** The winners are Helen and Tessa. Hope you enjoy the show!
Image by Tee Ken Ng. Read more
Mike G is an American born, Perth based comedian who is appearing at the Perth International Comedy Festival this week. He’s been performing stand up for the last decade, and today he wants to tell you a story about his brief foray into the world of acting. Mike is great, and his tale a good one. Read on! Read more
As the name suggests, eclectori.com is an eclectic hub showcasing beautiful and inspiring things, as well as a platform for the local fashion designers, writers and artists who create them. We spoke to the two women behind the wonderful world of eclectori, Ashleigh Galipo and Tahnee Robinson, to get their ‘stori’… Read more
How long has it been since you’ve wandered through the Fremantle Markets? For us, it had been a while. When we were contacted by a few new food stalls in the markets that promised mouth watering treats, we had to pay a visit as soon as possible. From banh mi thit to tacos to doughnuts to cheese, you should go armed with your appetite and a carry bag. Meet some of the stallholders… Read more
Ahead of his appearance at the Perth International Comedy Festival next week, Josh Makinda drops by to talk about the time he spent in New York and his return to Perth. Josh’s comedic style and delivery is unique, and it’s reflected in his non-linear tale here…
“Perth I love you… but New York City awaits me. Sure, I’ve heard it’s tough for everyone over there (in the industry they love). You can be spat out, or even spat on… but this is my destiny and my forehead is hydro-repellent. I’m sure my skills shall be able to immediately slice through to the people.” Read more
1. Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas
Eep – it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. I know this might spread panic amongst those who haven’t thought about it yet, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out these oh so lovely gift ideas from some local retailers… Read more