Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’m sure most of you are familiar with David Thorne‘s work over at the utterly brilliant

If not, maybe start with this infamous and extremely funny email thread he posted between himself and a fairly self-involved receptionist hoping to find her cat.

His humour is dry and unmistakably Australian, often using articulate, verbose email threads to highlight recent hypocrisy or downright stupidity.
However in this case, after a particularly unpleasant experience with a local snowboard store, he created this ad to totally screw them over.

And boy, did it work.
The hilarious results can be read here but for those who can’t be bothered reading the whole thing, here is my favourite part

From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 21 January 2011 2.17pm
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Advertisement

Dear Anton,
Yes, I am pretty sure if I ran a snowboardsurfing shop the last thing I would want is people new to the sport mistakenly entering my premises with the intention of exchanging goods for money. What a bunch of ‘loosers’. You should probably have that on your front door instead of the welcome sign. Otherwise, people might read the word ‘welcome’ and mistakenly think they are welcome.
Perhaps you could incorporate a sign similar to the ‘You must be this tall to ride’ kind displayed at carnivals, but amend it to ‘You must be this cool to enter’ with a big red arrow pointing to photos of Fatty, Tattooey and Fuzzy.

One of my favourite places to visit is the always amazing UnderConsideration, a blog described as “A growing network and enterprise dedicated to the progress of the graphic design profession and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts.”

In evidence of the greatness found at UC, I present the following from a full set of Solar System prints designed by Ross Berens, a 21 year old design student who created each image in 3 hours or less:

Sign me up for one of each.

According to his personal homepage, Bart Jellema is a born computer wizard. He is also the founder of some of the most positive and innovative startups in the Australian tech industry, more information about this is also available on his site.

But that’s not why you should go there.
You need to check out because it’s the digital equivalent of the awesomely crap birthday card that you can’t help opening four or five times in the newsagent, just to see how much it annoys the store owner.

And because nothing is better than annoying text following your mouse around a green page.


Check it out here, found via @KateKendall

I think I already wrote a post about these boots when I first saw the Nike campaign last year but for some reason they have been in my head all day and I had to look them up again. Not only are the boots unbelievably rad, but I figured out why they were in my head… It’s the damn catchy tune Kass used on his Yellow Submarine-esque video for the collab with Seattle artist Arbito


Check out the whole kit and caboodle here

If you’re reading this post, you probably spend a lot of time at your computer. And if you’re like most people who work long into the night, be it coding the matrix, writing your legal defence or designing the next YouPorn, you probably prefer to listen to lyricless, ambient music in the background.


If so, you may also enjoy this epic long remix of the Jurassic Park theme song, originally composed by the brilliant John Williams. 
Williams, also responsible for other thematic masterpieces including Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jaws and Superman, is remarkably absent from the production of this latest snorefest hoested by

Perhaps he is working on an orchestral version of my favourite track to work to, which you can find at the aptly titled (or perhaps he is busy trying to figure out my very clever reference to Laura Dern’s soon-to-be ex husband in the pic above)

Either way, he’s a legend… And I still much prefer the original T-Rex mix


Landshare is an idea and effort initiated by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage fame and is based on the simple principle of matching people who want to grow things to people who have idle or excess land to grow something on. Fitting neatly into the new world mantra of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle under the newest category – Redistribute… The idea of collaborative consumption is gaining momentum and Landshare is a perfect example — allowing an unutilized resource (land) to be put back into effective use. And the really excellent news about Landshare is that it is now in Australia (the only other country outside the UK)  – LandshareAustralia!

Taken from a great blog post at

Triple J’s Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall and I were just about to have a chat on air about “breaking the ice” with a weird piece of clothing (until the line dropped out).

I know you have all been waiting for the big reveal of our Stryper inspired wedding / afterparty outfits… Well here is just a taste.


Whether he makes you laugh or makes you proud as punch to live in a world full of bullshit, Wikileaks founder and figurehead Julian Assange is a character we have all become familiar with in recent times.

“But what about the children!?” I hear you ask… “How will they come to know this courageous yet frighteningly pale dude?”

Welcome to the Julian Assange Colouring Book where your offspring can paint this man whatever colour they like.


Here are some gallery examples from some other very clever kiddies;

Make your own super awesome colouring in book here
found via Courtney Hocking


Vivian Maier was a Chicago street photographer long before the vast majority of those doing so today (and blogging prolifically about it) were even born. Her work was discovered a couple of years ago at a furniture and antique auction by John Maloof and since then he has been slowly developing her negatives and posting images to his blog.

 “From what I know, the auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. I didn’t know what ‘street photography’ was when I purchased them.
Out of the more than 100,000 negatives I have in the collection, about 20-30,000 negatives were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960’s-1970’s. I have been successfully developing these rolls. I must say, it’s very exciting for me. Most of her negatives that were developed in sleeves have the date and location penciled in French.

I decided to Google her about a year after I purchased these only to find her obituary placed the day before my search. She passed only a couple of days before that inquiry on her. I wanted to meet her in person well before I found her obituary but, the auction house had stated she was ill, so I didn’t want to bother her. So many questions would have been answered if I had.”

Maloof has also started a Kickstarter fund to pay for a feature length film about Vivian and it’s awesome to see that this has already hit its goal with 66 days to go.

Do yourself a favor this Friday arvo and spend half an hour checking out her other incredible images here.


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