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Does my bottom look big in this…..? Model Shoot at San Diego Zoo

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Happy Monday…. sorry I could not resist, on our day at San Diego Zoo I desperately tried to get a shot of the Zebras, but alas in the true mantra of never work with children or animals, they were far more interested in their morning snack that me trying to be David Attenborough.  But not to be deterred I think I got a good pic of their bottoms!!!….. No I will never grow up it seems!

Fortunately a few of the other animals at the Zoo were a little more forthcoming!

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Eddie the Elephant did their hair specially for me, the straw look… The meerkat misplaced her bikini for the shoot so maintained a little modesty.

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Oh and starting them young with the baby wear shoot!

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It all got a bit much for Percy Polar bear…. but I was not going to argue with him if you know what I mean!

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I hope you have a great week…. meanwhile on with the colourful adventure

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Travel, United States

 

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La Jolla – A relaxing start, dispelling myths and meeting new friends

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One of the first stops on the journey was a quaint and beautiful little town in San Diego called La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) yes I pronounced it like it was a little Jolly! – Apologies for all those that I offended! Although I did manage to get my own back when I was asked to throw another shrimp on the BBQ….. Much to my friends dismay I had to dispel the myth that Aussies call prawns “shrimps”….. Mr Paul Hogan was scripted purely for the American market I am afraid….. anyway I digress.

For those of you who love a quaint little town ,with an abundance of wild life then this is a must stop for you, where you are guaranteed to bump in to the odd seal lapping up the afternoon sun on the beach or peruse around The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

I am not really a travel writer, but love to take pictures so forgive me if I just stop with the words and give you the pictures!

Introducing my new friend Sammy!

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Obviously Sammy had the right idea and found a beach away from the crowds….

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Well hopefully you are nice and relaxed…. on with the colourful adventure…

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Art, Travel, United States

 

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Stumble upon – “Perish Trust” San Francisco

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On a windy San Francisco day I decided to explore a little bit out of the central city and stumbled upon Divisadero St and a little gem called “The Perish Trust”.  I am a sucker for curiosity and nick nacs, especially when they are displayed in such a gorgeous way.  So out came the camera for me to share with you…. Unfortunately excess baggage did not allow me to partake as I had already bout too many shoes and jeans at this point… but I am wishing I had bought those little moccasin’s now!

“Our mission is to diligently collect and curate antiques from the dead and dying industries. Perusing basements, boxes and personal stashes for the odd, obsolete and unusual. Hand picking artists from coast to coast to collaborate and showcasing it all in our gussied up little bunker.”

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On with the colourful adventure!………..

 

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Cubist Inspiration – Picasso meets Fashion

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One of my favourite periods with respect to artistic movements, was that of the Cubist era.  Artists such as George Braque and Picasso.  Never having been one for a Landscape oil, or painting of the Mona Lisa, I loved the idea of Cubism which argued that painting in the two dimensional does not show you the whole aspect of the object, so bringing you verious angles to the front of the canvas…but that is enough of my very very rusty art history lesson….and I will hand over to show you the photography of Eugenio Recuenco, who has taken some of Picasso’s “ladies”paintings and used these as inspiration for a pretty interesting fashion shoot.

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If you have a little time then check out Eugenio’s website, there are some amazing shoots on there… I love this shot….

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I love it when someone takes an inspiration of another era and brings it into the modern day with a whole new twist and excitement… let me know your thoughts….. meanwhile on with the colourful journey….

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Art, Colour, Photography

 

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Danish Style – Bringing Warmth a Cool Colour Palette

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The grey palette is ever increasing in popularity as the colour scheme of the moment, however it is tricky to make greys, which can be quite “cold”, invite you with warmth.  I am loving the Danish restaurant “Host” which was designed by Danish interior design company Norm.  They describe their style so eloquently

“Norm was responsible for the interior design of Höst. [Norm] has created an organic environment in an urban setting. Guests enter into a warm and inviting space and are met with the unmistakable sense of Scandinavian cosiness, while everything is also a bit weathered. Materials that age gracefully are in focus – recycled wood that has washed up on the west coast, granite in uneven pieces, concrete with clear structures and deviations, old cast iron and dented zinc. All of this is offset by a warm trickling light, soft wool rugs and lambskin.”

I just want to get there and snuggle right in!  I am also in love with their collection of dinnerware which was designed in collaboration with Danish design house Menu.  The following photos are a collaboration of Danish design blogger Emma Fexeus and Norm architect / photographer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

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Let me know what you think….meanwhile on with the colourful adventure…..

 

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Sydney Treasure Trove

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One of my favourite stores in Sydney has to be Doug Up On Bourke Street…. many an hour can be lost looking around at all the amazing finds…. the perfect inspiration point.  Pretty much if you are looking for it they always seem to find it…. even if you did not know you were looking for it.

Have a great weekend and hope you enjoy my little journey around the store….mean while on with the colourful journey……

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From sail boats to boat oars…….

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Step ladders and storage chests….

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Vanity cases….

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Anchors and Bhoys……..

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My mate Burt…. he needs to clean his teeth though

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Cobblers trade tools…….

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A case to match every outfit…….

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My ride home…….

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Antique bugaboo…

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Bus routes or sailing boats…..

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Bottled up……

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Letter blocks……….

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And just in case the car breaks down…..

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And finally somewhere to hang my hat…..

 

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Retro Nostalgia – Murray Hilton Photography

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One of my favourite restaurants in Sydney, for special occasions, has to be Sean’s Panaroma, over looking Sydney’s Bondi Beach… probably because it does great food without the pretension that can be found in some of the “celebrity chef restaurants”… basically it has character.  I also loved the fact that they support local artists by displaying some of their works….

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Sean’s Panaroma Restaurant – Bondi

Recently as I flicked through an interior magazine I stumbled upon an article about the Bondi home of Photographer Murray Hilton, and hanging on his wall were some of the mixed media pictures that had caught my attention last time I was at Sean’s……..

The collection give a nostalgic trip down memory lane evoking memories of summers and family times in the 1960’s.  The collection is called Kodak Retina and is edited from Murray’s own family shots in his childhood town in Queensland.

‘KODAK RETINA  is a small suite of edited family photographs shot in different locations by my father Dr. Bill Hilton from 1963-69. A tribute to the endearing palette of 1960′s kodachrome & the unique childhood I enjoyed growing up in rural Queensland during this era. My motivation for this exhibition comes not from ego but from fond memories of freedom and youthful enthusiasm. As author & subject I have edited these images with care as I remember the moments to be.’

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BOATS – Murray Hilton

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Why do I like them….?  Well they just make me smile and do exactly what they say on the packet, evoke the memories of youthful enthusiasm!!  On with the colourful adventure………

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Art, Australia

 

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