One of my all time favourite photographers Todd Selby is back with a new book, Edible Selby. Focusing on one of my most favoured subjects food, Edible Selby his second book goes behind the scenes into some of the most creative and dynamic kitchens in the food world today. I was stoked to see Rockaway Taco made the pages as well as some other well known culinary boutiques. To read more and find out how to get a copy of this incredible book head over to theselby.com
For those interested in seeing The Selby directed short on Rockaway Taco scroll to the bottom of this post… Guaranteed to make you feeling inspired and hungry for good food!
Monday evening we managed to get along to a special screening of White Silk Road, the story of three Australian snowboarders who travelled to Bamyan, in central Afghanistan, to explore the untouched peaks of the mighty Hindu Kush.
In one of the most dangerous parts of the world, they discovered incredible mountains, breathtaking landscapes, and heartwarming communities of hospitable people. A great documentary style snowboarding film worth checking out, not only for the boarding action but also to see some positives coming out of a country which has endured so much.
For more information on the film, you can visit the official website here.
Inspirational role models are key to further yourself as an artist and the work of Mary Ellen Mark has been invaluable with my own ongoing photographic journey. I’d like to share with you the following short and a rare glimpse into Mary Ellen’s take on what it takes to make an iconic image.
I’ve been an avid collector of childrens books for a while now. Whenever I visit a bookshop I find myself stuck in the childrens area and leaving with yet another book. When we do eventually have kids of our own they’ll sure be in heaven.
I’d like to share with you a small video of one of my all time favourite writer/illustrators, Anna Walker. I was fortunate enough to visit the recent ‘LOOK! The Art of Australian Picture Books’ exhibition and see some of Anna’s originals up close and personal, which I could happily sit and gaze at for hours. Her work draws inspiration from her surroundings and creates a magical sense of curiosity and wonder, two key elements which define a perfect children’s book.
Next time you’re in the bookshop pay a visit to this little back section of the store, pull up a bean bag and get yourself lost in one of Anna’s books… guaranteed to make you leave smiling!
Image from Anna’s book ‘I Don’t Believe in Dragons’.
Were you like me and always fascinated with the game Mouse Trap as a child? Meet Melvin the Mini Machine, a portable 38-step Rube Goldberg machine and predecessor to the originally built Melvin, a social media experiment by Netherlands design studio Hey Hey Hey. For the complete background story visit the official website which delves more into the technical side of Melvin and his bigger brother. This will get your brain ticking and in action for a Monday morning.