Melbourne cholet

12 02 2017

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Well, not quite. Still this “Lego Tower” apartment block is definitely a colourful break from Melbourne tradition – and I love it. I missed it on my recent trip and only learnt of its existence from a friend’s facebook pictures; when I asked where it was, I was surprised to hear her answer “St Kilda!”

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And meanwhile, there is also the jaunty “Hello” house in Richmond:

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Instafamous

14 01 2017

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I recently joined instagram, mostly to brighten up my life with a feed of #instagay celebrities, avant-garde fashion icons and other assorted interesting people while I sit on the bus.

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Like the flamboyantly funny Thai TV hostess Madam Mod.

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New York go-go boy Matthew Camp, currently hawking his own fragrance, called 8.5.

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Belo Horizonte muscle-hipster Joapane.

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The swoonsome immense_ray (言武) in Shanghai.

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Dandrogyny, who performs at Melbourne’s HonchoDisko night (how did I miss that?)

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And Japanese go-go king Kenta, now repping his boyfriend’s Korean clubwear brand, VEAKSeoul.





Bye for now, Australia

8 01 2017

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Canterbury morning

8 01 2017

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8 01 2017

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Goodbye 2016

4 01 2017

And so, 2016 ended for me on a real high: back in Melbourne enjoying an incredibly restorative break and a family Christmas with my mum, her dogs, my brother and his wife. I spent New Year’s Eve with a great friend at a random hipster house party in Northcote. Purple haired lesbians played acoustic guitars and bearded men twirled in sequined gowns to George Michael outside on the chilly lawns while a techno DJ spun in the living room. I taxied home at 3am back to my comfortable bed to wake up and head off to the airport, back (via an overnight stay in the shopping mall-cum-space station collossus of Changi Airport) to Hong Kong.





That Northcote vibe…

4 01 2017