Friday, February 22, 2019

A Gay Balloon

Vintage, Richard Scarry ABC Word book

Monday, February 18, 2019

How to: Cut a whole pineapple

You will need a sharp knife with a blade of at least 15cm/6" for safest and best results. 
I have used an IO Shen utility knife.

As a child I observed my (Indian) mum many times cutting up a pineapple, and thus I learnt how. 
This style of pineapple cutting apparently is quite well known in Asia. 
Unlike commercial methods, very little edible material is wasted.
1. Remove top
2. Shave away skin
3. Remove base
4. Make shallow V shaped cuts 
to remove the 'eyes', 2 or 3 at a time.
Keep on cutting around the pineapple. 
The V shaped cuts should mostly connect up into channels all around it.

5. Cut up pineapple into slices.
6. For easy storage, cut slices into quarters, and cut off fibrous core from the corner
7. Most efficient packing suggestion in a square, 1L container.


Hey kids! Are you tired of breakfast being worth getting up for? Are you sick of hearing about the latest superfood being jacked up in price and availability because all of the hipsters are eating it? 
You need teff porridge!
Guaranteed to taste like last year's cardboard moving box after being soaked for 24 hours in a laundry bucket, even when doused in maple syrup. With a flavour like that it won't be on Instagram or at your local cafe anytime soon. 
It's good for what ails you.
#teff #doyourselfafavour #supergrain #nope

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Street Art: Brunswick, Royal Parade underpass

Brunswick, Royal Parade underpass
October 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

How to drain, open and deflesh a coconut.

Concrete Block Street Art

Western end of Bourke Street Mall, August 2017.

Plumbing the 80s

Or possibly late 1970s
Found in a bag of kids' trading cards at hardwaste earlier in the year.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

How to: decorate indoor pot plants with old bonbon cases

A little brainwave I had today and thought others would appreciate. With the festive day approaching, consider saving used bonbon cases to decorate your small indoor plant pots next year. A home potted up plant decorated with bonbon cases would also make a nice gift 🎁

Peel apart and break apart the case into three sections. You only need two sections to complete a pot wrap 

Use the existing paper tab and slot to join two sections together. Alternatively a little sticky tape can be used.

Cut off the zigzag edges. I've used a stainless steel ruler and cutting knife for the neatest result but scissors are fine if you prefer. 

Check height fit on pot and trim back so cardboard won't get wet when watering your plant.

Tape in position tab side first.
Tape end snugly in place.

All done! 

You can coordinate your pots by using the different designs/colour ways from the same box of bonbons. 

🎄✨Merry Christmas!✨🎄

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pants with pockets

I kinda want to see these pants because, to be honest, I haven't seen an octopus wearing track pants. Enquiring minds wants to know.