Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

finds: dear plastic’s paper making kit

January 18, 2011

It arrived! My recycled and up-cycled paper making kit from Dear Plastic made it all the way from Australia to Taiwan without one little bit of damage. See me unpack it.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... opening the box.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... opening the box.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... the packaging has gone.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... the packaging has gone.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... reading all the lovely hand-printed notes.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... reading all the lovely hand-written notes.

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... the kit!

Dear Plastic Paper Making Kit ... the kit!

The box for the kit is made out of old Sydney Opera house plastic posters and it came with hand-written instructions. I haven’t opened the jar to investigate what’s in it yet but I’m sure the instructions or the video (below) will tell all. You can buy one, too! Click here to visit the Dear Plastic website.

So what can I make with my beautifully recycled paper? I was thinking of putting together a cute little art and culture zine to distribute around Taichung City every two weeks or so. Or…

I also found this cool idea for making recycled paper beads. These beads put me in mind me of a jewellery making book I had in the 80s.

What else? Leave your ideas as a comment below!

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JoB likes: MILLY SLEEPING

April 22, 2010

Um, yeah. I am souper douper excited.

I just recieved a wonderful email informing me that one of my favourite Melbourne clothing boutiques, Milly Sleeping, has started an online store.

You can find things like this there.

Milly Sleeping is located in the inner city suburb of Carlton in Melbourne Australia and stocks clothing and accessories by independent and innovative New Zealand and Australian designers.

“… This Carlton boutique has developed a reputation for its carefully curated collection of the more cerebral local labels…” Michelle Griffin for The Age

Now my only worry is my potentially steadily declining bank balance.

I’ve just emailed them to see if they ship overseas but I’m sure they would. They just have to.

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write up: bond burger

February 10, 2010

A substantial and fresh burger is all you need to cure that Sunday hangover.

I know you can get great burgers in Taipei, KGB for instance, but hunting down a big-sized and hearty burger here in Taichung is near to impossible.

Then I stumbled across Bond Burger. Yay! According to Compass Magazine, the owner developed a taste for giant burgers while studying in Australia at Bond University, hence the name.

You can choose from seven different HUGE burgers, although unfortunately there is nothing for vegetarians. We had the Fried Fish Burger (second image below) and the Cheeseburger (first image below). They were full of veges with huge chunks of meat, the Cheeseburger contained what looked like a homemade beef patty and the Fried Fish Burger had two fillets of crumbed fish. The bun was a wide wholemeal one.


We chose the cheaper set option which meant our burgers were accompanied by crispy fries, a drink (tea or Coke) and a choice of yoghurt or pudding for desert. We went for the yoghurt which was very creamy. If you select the more expensive set option you can get additional soup or salad. Fancy a beer to accompany that burger? They have Heineken available at an extra price.

Overall, everything was fresh and colorful and very, very appealing. And the taste matched the look. And… all this for around $200. Believe me, I will going back to Bond Burger. In fact, it’ll be a hard task trying to stop myself heading there every weekend.

Bond Burger is located at 2, Lane 179, YiZhong St (YiZhong Commercial District), Taichung. In fact, if you’re walking along YuCai North Road toward Chung Yo department store you will see Bond Burger on your left across the carpark. It’s open until 9.30pm every night.

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JoB likes: THOUGHT-PROVOKING JEWELLERY

February 2, 2010

Not just adornment by Melbourne maker Natalia M.P.

An old friend of mine in Melbourne designs the most wayward, thought-provoking and subtle jewellery. I noticed she has recently created some new stuff for an exhibition at GAFFA in Sydney and had to post it here. I want it all so bad!

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Check out NATALIA M.P for more images of her work. I’m not sure if she would make to order or send items overseas but I’m sure she wouldn’t mind you dropping her a line.

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