Luscious locks

Eveline Tarunadjaja's deliciously detailed drawings can be found on the footpath and circling this column in Melbourne Central.

Sticky soup

I have admired this piece of artwork by Jeremy Ley for some time now.  When I walked past it again yesterday I realised for the first time that the medium is black sticky tape and not paint.  Now that is different.

Cash for comment?

Some readers have recently inquired if I am receiving payment for my content. Mon Dieu, quelle horreur ... obtaining le franc, a euro or two or even a measly 50c never occurred to me with regard to content.  The images and words are merely my thoughts and there is no moula changing hands here (paid content would appear to be quite a hot topic in blog land at the mo).


Vee cool hotel

My BFF loves this place so  much he's stayed there twice this year already (show off).  He also seems to know someone with good connections in every groovy city around the globe (double show off). He's going back there again in September (I'm so jealous I might downgrade him to BF).  A friend of his gets him the 'friends rate' when he stays here. For mere mortals like me trying to budget for a global retail snoop later this year, this is sooo not in the budget (and the Aus dollar keeps sliding south).  If you're bucks up, have cash to splash, are in the money honey (and are totally gawjus) then check in to the Crosby St Hotel and swan about the fab foyer if you have nothing better to do why don't you?

Crosby St Other New York

It’s easy being green

Anthropologie is a class act on the retail stage.  Loving the splash of summer green spotted in NYC.

Colours of summer

Wonderwall has designed significant Flagship stores for them around the globe. I've purchased their product in Europe (to my surprise, it washes and wears well).  I've watched them re-stock their Ginza store late at night (huge volumes of product that seem incomprehensible in this country). I have just received these pics from NYC of their summer windows and in-store VM. I like it. Can we have Unliquo here in Australia pleeeeease?

Unliquo Fashion New York

In clover

Clover brewed coffee has been the latest thing around my home town for a year or more.  Today I discovered Starbucks NYC is also filtering this story.  It suggests to me it's time for the next big coffee clue from an indie caffeine guru.

Starbucks Food New York

Soapy & sweet

When I was very small my father would paint my face with his shaving brush full of soap.  I thought it was so much fun.  I think these kids do too.  A clever campaign by The Art of Shaving.

VM Other New York

Rope me in

Another J Crew window using rope to fab effect.
J Crew Fashion New York

Ship’s crew

The talented Julia Lea has come on board as the POD's NYC cool stuff spotter.  Loved her first submission of this simple VM for J Crew's summer catalogue launch.

J Crew Fashion New York