19 December 2017

December's Street Chair

There are a thousand delightful, surprising cameos on our local streets and lanes...everyday.
And abandoned chairs seem to be a part of many of them.

16 December 2017

Give something that is not brand new for Christmas

Christmas is upon us and money is being thrown around like water buying new, unnecessary stuff for people who one may or may not love or even like.

But it is about giving that we are told makes us better people.

I reckon what would make us even better people that giving new things, is finding things that already exist and saving them from becoming landfill.

Go to an 'op shop', a fete, a fantastic store like Seasonal Concepts in Redfern or the Flea market in Athens and find that unique thing that has a history and is made to last.
It will be half the price and ten times the quality of today's mass produced objects.

Do it. It is fun going through those places and the satification you feel when you have FOUND IT!

Recycle, upcycle, repurpose. 

13 December 2017

Run away and join the world : City Circus Athens

City Circus is a wonderful hostel, literally in the heart of Athens.
It is a ‘ball of style’. 

And it has a beautifully design website to give you all the information you will need to organize your stay there.

The site has a sense of fun and its playful concept and visual communication is consistent with the quality of style and detail that one will find at this refreshingly charming place,
where one can rest their mind, body and soul. Well at least until the next round of adventures and drinks.

People do not get the recognition for the designing and production of good websites, so here are the credits for the website:
Designed by
Developed by George Alatzas
Photos by Olga Tzimou

The following text is found on the City Circus site, and it will give you all the information you need to have a WONDERFUL time in one of the great cities of the world.

“The two buildings that house City Circus Hostel and Zampanó restaurant are dated from the late 19th century and have been declared historical monuments.

 Being regarded as the epitome of turn-of-the-century Greek architecture, they are considered a cultural cornerstone of the Psyrri area. The buildings remained largely unused from 1970 until 2011 when the City Circus team discovered them in their search for the ideal location. 
It was a perfect match.
After a whole year of preparations and internal redesign work, City Circus opened its doors in the summer of 2012 and quickly became one of the highest rated hostels in Europe”.

16 Sarri str. Athens 105 53, Greece
tel. +30 2130 237244
fax. +30 2130 237244
email. info[at]citycircus[dot]gr
skype. city circus

10 December 2017

Tokyo Colours No.2: GreenTeaGreen

Tokyo is one of the world’s great megacities.
Full of contemporary and not 
so contemporary buildings and roads ways and overpasses, and urban railway lines,
and electrical overhead wires, and all the other elements that makes up one of these huge, modernist grey landscapes. 

But there is green too. In the forests, meadows and parks. It is a city full of nature, just hiding behind something man made.