All posts filed under: Good Times

Julian Opie

Looking forward to seeing the works of British Artist Julian Opie at the NGV in Melbourne next month. Julian Opie at NGV International from 9 November 2018 to 17 February 2019. Main Image: ‘Walking in Melbourne 7’ 2018, Julian Opie ‘Walking in Melbourne 1’ 2018, Julian Opie All images via:

Lost in City Guides

Curated by locals, Lost in City Guides describe themselves as “saving you from tourist traps since 2015”. If you are into cocktails beneath a giant rocket, shopping malls for super geeks, ramen in a donut shop, conceptual art on ancient ruins, mescal behind a laundromat, a disco ball pizza oven or Haitian Voodoo these are the perfect guides for you. Buy them individually as you travel or the complete collection which includes guides from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Ibiza, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, NYC, Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich. Visit:

The Dog in Photography 1839-Today by Taschen

This beautiful book has more than 400 portraits of our favourite four-legged best friends from the 19th century to today, and includes works by Man Ray, Eric Fischl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Donna Ruskin, Fatima NeJame, Vincent Versace, Elliott Erwitt, William Wegman and Slim Aarons. The Dog In Photography 1839-TODAY, Bibliotheca Universalis format by TASCHEN. Image of Joan Collins and pooch by Slim Aarons, c. 1955. Visit:

L.A. Poke Restaurant in Berlin

L.A. Poke in Berlin is a Hawaiian-style Poke restaurant with Californian vibes. Designed by Ester Bruzkus Architekten the restaurant’s interiors are relaxed and inspired by David Hockney’s 1967 painting “A Bigger Splash” which depicts the swimming pool in the artist’s Malibu home. All images by Jens Bösenberg via: Visit: and

Worth Another Look: Under The Skin 2013

Under the Skin is an eerie tale of an extraterrestrial being who has taken on the form of a human woman as she drives around Scotland luring unsuspecting male prey into her van, before taking a journey of her own self discovery. Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring a vacant-eyed, strange and seductive Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is mesmerizing, haunting and unsettling from start to end, with a perfectly matched score by young British composer Mica Levi. Under the Skin 2013, directed by Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Michel Faber and Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams and Lynsey Taylor Mackay. Score by Mica Levi.

Mozart in The Jungle on Amazon

I’m so in love with this show and devastated it’s been cancelled so maybe I’ll just have to watch seasons one to four all over again. Bingeing on the sex, drugs, love, ambition, ego and classical music of Mozart in the Jungle.

Mozart in the Jungle, created by Alex Timbers, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman. Starring Gael García Bernal, Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell.

Inspired by the book “Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music” by oboist Blair Tindall and produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios.

Jasmine Crisp

I visited my hometown Adelaide in South Australia over the weekend and like most I ended my stay at Adelaide Airport on Monday morning, waiting for the fog to lift and the departure boards to announce the time of my delayed flight back to Melbourne. Rather than use this time to scroll though social media, take a nap on an uncomfortable airport departure lounge…read more

Phantom Thread

So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]”.

This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims… read more

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

1932 is known to have been an intensely creative period for Pablo Picasso and is the focus of his first ever solo exhibition at Tate Modern. With more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings it also features family photographs, providing a rare glimpse into Picasso’s personal life.

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy at Tate Modern Until 9 September 2018.


Main image: Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018

Lovesick: Just Dance – Early Sunday Morning

“It’s a dreamlike place, especially late at night when it starts to empty out or first thing in the morning. Escalators and corridors go on forever. It feels like being on a giant cruise ship in the middle of Manhattan.”

An encounter between two strangers in an empty Manhattan movie theatre, a short film by New York-based director Yoonha Park, starring American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside.

Music by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and choreography by Justin Peck.


Isabelle Hayman Portraits

Isabelle Hayman is a visual artist based in London. Her portraits focus on “expressing the individuality and diversity of women’s seduction” and range from sketches in single colours to more elaborate drawings in coloured pencil or oil paint.

All Images of Isabelle Hayman’s portraits above via her beautiful Instagram account at: @studiodecoutais


Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 40th Anniversary

Close Encounters of the Third Kind celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and with it a 4K Ultra HD restoration of the 1970’s Sci-Fi classic about an ordinary man following a series of psychic clues that ultimately lead him to the first meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the Cosmos.

You can catch a special screening at my favourite cinema The Astor Theatre, this Saturday 9th December.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, written and directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon.