Tag Archives: Australia

A Car Called Hurricane

Could this be one of the best cars never made? I have written on the subject of unusual and very unusual here before. But this one really captures the imagination. This concept car designed and built (in all too low quantities) by Australia’s Holden Motor Company is incredibly beautiful. The lines, the way you get in, the […]

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Trip Around the World from your Sofa

Take an inspiring and inspired trip around the world from the comfort of your own lounge with this extremely well stitched together and edited film. In their words: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious […]

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Spell AC/DC…

How hard can it be to spell the name of your favourite band, especially when your favourite band happens to be, well, AC/DC? Maybe if you are from Greenacre, and the pressure is on because if you spell it correctly you get not only a CD, but you go in the draw for a rock-star […]

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Melbourne’s Lanes

Melbourne is pretty much my home town. I wasn’t born there, but spent most of my life there, went school and university there and still love the city. One of the things that sets Melbourne apart and makes it so unique, are the lanes which zig zag the centre of the city. They weren’t as […]

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Different Interpretations of the Creative Process

This is brilliant. I never thought about it really, but of course in some way, everyone who is truly at the top fo their game has in some ways applied creativity to get there. Composers, Copywriters, fashion designers, but also atheletes (“listen, when the gun goes, I run like hell”) and Physicists. Sadly I cannot […]

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Squashed Car Art (Sydney)

Strolling along the Rocks in Sydney, and this is what we find. Slightly odd, and you can imagine that of course we would have jumped immediately to the aid of the driver of the car. And then we saw the sign. Phew! Very helpful. I wonder when we will get to a point where they have similar […]

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A Nice Way to Store Books

The State Library in Victoria has to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. A little group of photos below taken on our a recent trip. Very peaceful, very beautiful.

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 2)

When I started writing them all down after our recent trip to Sydney, I realised that there really are just too many stories for one post, so here a continuation and final 4 stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its amazing history. And in case you missed them, click here to check out the […]

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Surprising Stories about the Sydney Harbour Bridge (Part 1)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredible icon, not just of design but also of the truly genius foresight of the man who designed it. Here are some stories I recently heard that I personally find pretty amazing. 1. Incredible planning foresight Picture it like this. The bridge was designed in the 1920’s, and built […]

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The Athena in Sydney Harbour

If you were in Sydney for New Year’s Eve you will not have missed the Athena. Owned by serial entrepreneur perhaps best known for co-founding Netscape, Jim Clarke, the Athena is a clipper-bowed 3 masted Gaff Rigged Schooner (apparently, at least according to this wikipedia entry). There are few man made things that can hold their own […]

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