Don’t you just love cats? We do.
The irrepressibly cute brainchild of young designer Amiee Byrne, George Terrific is one of the funnest, least self-conscious street wear labels around. Appealing to the inner child in all of us, Byrne riffs on heart-warmingly nostalgic themes such as Disney cartoons, Peanuts comics and the wardrobe of Punky Brewster.
Typical George Terrific standards are unisex oversized t-shirts, denim and leggings. Bright and colourful, it certainly runs against Melbourne’s trend towards black and grey.
To see more, head to www.georgeterrific.com.au.
The Newtown Workers Club opened officially last weekend and is making us think back to the old days when it was known as the Rob Roy. One of Melbourne’s classic live music venues, it featured a stage with a sweeter than sweet mirror wall behind it. This made everyone who played there feel like a tough Robert Palmer (or was it just me?).
Now re-opened with a new name and a new, slightly Scandinavian design scheme, the Newtown has managed to retain much of it’s old charm. The interior, lined with timber paneling and illuminated with soft lighting, makes for comfortable drinking. All the usual beers are on tap and most importantly, you can still buy it by the jug.
It’s sad when things don’t stay the same but the Newtown still has plenty of spirit and promises to be a casual, reliable watering hole. What more does anyone need?
Uni is back in swing, which begs an important question. Do you remember your first week of university? You thought it was going to be like Oxford didn’t you. Or maybe you were expecting something along the lines of Animal House. Either way, if you went to uni in Australia, we’re pretty willing to bet you were disappointed. Where was the philosophical debate? Where were the panty raids? Where was the pranking, scamming, and kidnapping of the rival school’s mascot? It just didn’t happen.
The reality of university is quite a bit duller. You’re broke. The parties are boring. People are stupid, and all your more attractive class-mates never come to tutorials. Then there’s the group projects, Che Gueverra t-shirts and creepy mature age students. What are you supposed to be learning? How to be boring, annoying and sleazy?
You might say that all of this doesn’t matter, that university is about getting an education. I shall reply to that by quoting a guy who was in my Research Methods 3 tutorial who, when asked to submit his study on the effect of the economy on job ads said this: “I’m here to come of age, not read The Age.” Sadly, this genius had to retake the subject.
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