Wandering ruby

    Difference and similarity are playing apart with two albums currently on high rotation here. Both Cat Power and Macy Gray made names for themselves in the 1990s, and both have recently released new albums that mark return to forms and moving through and rising above past challenges with grace.
    #girlpower 16.11.18

    Confounding collections

    Must See
    Upending ideas about how sculpture can be displayed is what Florian Slotawa's fascinating Stuttgart Sichten exhibition is all about. He was given access to Staatsgalerie Stuttgart's sculptural collection turning a creative eye to presentation resulting in a quirky show combining fine art and everyday objects with humour. Image: Florian Slotaw, OBI-Picasso 2018, photo by Henning Rogge  © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

    Dig in

    We're crushing on the idea of greenhouse smack-bang in the middle of a restaurant… especially when it looks like this. With true Danish style, green thumbs and an emphasis on fine Nordic ingredients, Vækst looks to be a tantalising treat on all fronts. Destination: Copenhagen! Images by Chris Tonnesen.

    Kepplerstraat 8.49 am


    Sticky pink

    Amsterdam has found a novel way to recycle discarded chewing gum: trainers! With some 1.5 million kilos of gooey-gum sticking up pavements every year, this initiative takes rethinking things to the street and cleans it up too. Hubba bubba! And if you're lost, you've got a handy map on your sole!

    Green wall

    Studio Life

    As Australians transition to being plastic-bag free, Charter Hall’s Gordon Centre invested in a thoughtful borrow-a-bag initiative to help locals and the environment – because who hasn’t forgotten to bring their own bag?

    As a permanent installation shoppers are free to collect an eco-bag from those hanging on the wall and return it empty on their next visit. We came to the party with a leafy illustration which promotes the centre and guarantees the wall is looking the goods even when the bags are out on duty.


    Blowing up

    Taking the humble bubble tent to a whole new level is this nifty inflatable pod. Inspired by global warming, these pack-and-go nomadic rooms merge blow-moulding, glass-blowing and 3D printing techniques to create custom-made tents for particular environments. We'd suggest reading Frame's article to put yourself in the picture.  

    Ocean Blue

    Ocean Blue is Cut Copy's new track. It's a cool groove to beat the summer heat, at least that's we think. We're putting it through its paces in the studio.

    Nieuwe Werk 6.53 pm


    Broken Politics

    The original Inna City Mamma is back! Neneh Cherry has just dropped her fifth album, her second with Four Tet on production. As the name suggests, this collection of tracks tackles the issues of the day, packing a punch or two here and there with subdued beats that are big on beauty.
    #girlpower 02.11.18


    Must See
    Supernatural sight, uncanny occurances and peculiar transformation are what you can expect at White Rabbit's new exhibition featuring contemporary Chinese artists. With all manner of strange pieces, the aim is to draw attention to our precious planet and the affect we're having on it.

    Devonshire St 9.07 am