Sunday, November 16, 2014

Madonna and Child in 3D

After seeing Sir David Attenborough present Life in the Third Dimension at the Regent Theatre, some us weren't sure what to do with our 3D glasses. A guy ahead of me popped one on the lady. Chuckling as I passed I went back to pop mine on the child. We both took photographs on our phones with cheeky grins on our faces!

Virgin Mary Costume 'Adult'

In the latest catalogue from Lombards, party shop, they have Christmas costumes. Inevitably the costumes for women are sexier than the ones for men. That is a subject explored by many other bloggers and columnists so I'll leave it to you to explore further.


This one is a little unexpected nonetheless. See through stripper heels on the Virgin Mary? Really?! It would have been better to have her barefoot if no appropriate shoes were available for the photo shoot. I hope that isn't part of the costume. 

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The 'most inoffensive and gentle creature,' the giraffe.

'In some parts the natives also dig pits in which to trap it.'
Illustration and text from Holiday Stories, published by George Routledge and Sons, London, c. 1890s

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little Shoulders at Lord Coconut.

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Little Shoulders
deconstructed French cuff, tea, fabric trim, cotton, synthetic sponge, cardboard, metal fittings

16th September - 4th October 2013

Lord Coconut
Suite 3, Level 4
Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Enquiries:
0450 015 263
info[at]lordcoconut.com

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Imagine a kraken...

'Imagine a kraken. Now put it in an armoured ice cream cone. You get Cameroceras.'
from 'Ten Extinct Nopes that you should really be glad are dead' by KhanadianDaleks

Monday, September 08, 2014

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time Blake is near?

'What is the strange fascination with Blake Garvey? He is a handsome fellow and his shirt removals certainly reveal he has got what counts. But is it his looks? Is it the fact that his voice is so low that worms explode when he talks?'
Ben Pobjie about The Bachelor, The Age, September 4, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Crown in Adornment for Lord Coconut

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Crown, detail
11.5 x 16.5 x 4
cat pelvis, vintage book paper collage

Crown (SOLD) was created for 

'Animal bones have played a special role in adornment from hunter-gatherer times until now. In ancient China they were decorated with inscriptions and put to the flame in a practice of divination; a way of communicating with their Gods. Many cultures believe people embody the traits of different animals.

Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery ... 
The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.'

Adornment

29 August 2014 - 14 September 2014


Lord Coconut
Suite 3, Level 4
Carlow House
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000

Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday – 12pm to 4pm
Other times by appointment

Enquiries:
0450 015 263
info[at]lordcoconut.com

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Paper sculpture - Ravens by Anna-Wili Highfield for Hermes

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Ravens
cotton rag, string, wire, timber mount
by Anna-Wili Highfield for Hermes, Collins Street store, Melbourne.
November 2013

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Contour line face, street art

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Fitzroy, Melbourne
November 2013

I hope someone salvaged this cladding when construction was over.