29 August 2013
Shake, rattle and roll. The theme of the 1950s.
Every year the tribe of '50s' followers gather at Rose Seilder House, a part of Heritage House, and
celebrate all things and aspects of the decade.
Many people describe this period as being a simpler time.
But that would be completely misunderstanding what this extraordinary decade was about.
It was about forgetting, for reinventing, for rejecting, for driving into a tall martini and
whatever else it took to blur the memories of the last decade or so.
The 1950s followed a decade of world war and before that, a decade of world economic depression.
So there really was not a lot to hold on to. Look forward, not back.
It was the beginning of the modern age.
It had fabulous fashion, music, films, literature, design, and architecture.
One could go on about its creative achievements, but it was not simple, and it was not romantic, it was just different from now, thats all.
22 August 2013
There are several metro stations in west Berlin that were built in the 1930s that are just as fresh and as visually powerful as the day they were built.
Although the colours are bright and engaging in these happier days, they have witness some very dark and ugly actions that MUST NEVER be repeated.
Thankfully and despite almost everything, the joy found within these colourful tiles has endured.
19 August 2013
18 August 2013
2nd hand clothes, recycled fashion, pre loved wardrobe...whatever you chose to call it, its a great opportunity for budget challenged fashionistas.
There is a world of great buys, fantastic finds, or that piece that will bring your whole wardrobe together, just out there...hiding behind less than glamourous doorways.
Go out and explore. Trust your own sense of style.
Have a double hit of joy: a great piece AND a great price. Lets go!
11 August 2013
08 August 2013
Another example of how old junk or tied old furniture can be turned into objects that MUST be in your life.
FURNITURE FROM THE ATTIC is such a place where you can give a rescued object a new home.
On the corner of Glenmore Road and New South Head Road, in between the eastern suburds of Edgecliff and Rushcutters Bay,
one can find the most delightful pieces that will just re-enforce the upcycle philosophy of shiftazine.
06 August 2013
The ability to see an alternative function within an object is limitless.
Turning an old 'tinnie' into a huge BBQ is a brilliant and innovative idea!
Taking large glass flagons and using them as outdoor light is both creating an alternative function and a great aesthetic.
'The Beach' in East Kreutzberg is a great place to hang out and get inspired.