tom civil : the wanderers @ crisalida thornbury

Beautiful wall by Tom Civil at Crisalida, Thornbury. His characters share flowering gum branches with caterpillars, cocoons and orange butterflies.

tom civil : the wanderers, thornbury

tom civil : the wanderers 2014

tom civil : the wanderers, caterpillar

tom civil : the wanderers, cocoon

tom civil : the wanderers

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i miss you lowlands aka damn landlords

I liked Lowlands. A lot. Sadly I missed the chance to have one last coffee and say goodbye. Damn landlords is all I can say really…The good news is that Oliver Mackay and Chrissie Trabucco have relocated to Assembly, their brand new espresso bar. Find them at 60 Pelham St Carlton.

lowlands goodbye

suzanne phoenix : suburban autos @ arts centre warburton

If you love cars and the northside, you must check out ‘Suburban Autos’ at Warburton’s Upper Yarra Art Centre. Suzanne Phoenix has taken some swell photos around Northcote, Thornbury, Coburg, Fitzroy, Pascoe Vale and Brunswick for this great show. Driveways, streetscapes, and sweet, sweet cars. Find it at 3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton until March 3. Take a look at the image gallery on Suzanne’s website – the light in the gallery was not ideal when I visited, so all my photos turned out rubbish.

suburban auto : suzanne phoenix -pascoe vale

breakfast @ sookie la la

Today I had breakfast at Sookie La La. Love the 30s diner atmosphere, music and the classic American style menu options – will definitely be back. If you have a sweet tooth, check out the sundaes on the blackboard. Find Sookie La La on facebook, and at 593 High St, Thornbury. They don’t have an eftpos machine yet, so bring cash.

sookie la la : cuban sandwich

sookie la la : cuban sandwich 2

open gate @ sprout community gardens

Northside on Thursdays? Drop by the Open Gate Markets at Sprout Community GardensSprout Community Gardens. Organic produce, plants, preserves, seeds and more. 1-4pm, on the corner of Watt and Clapham Streets, Thornbury. All profits reinvested into Sprout’s programs for people at risk of homelessness and/or living with mental illness.

six hour blackout hits northside

It was unusually dark in Northcote (and Thornbury and Preston and some of Brunswick) last night. We had a power blackout AKA #hipstergeddon from 6:30ish to 12:20ish this morning. A fault at the West Melbourne Terminal Station knocked out substations at West Brunswick and Northcote. Cause is still unknown. A good excuse for candles and blankets and wine with pals, but 6 hours is a touch too long – especially when the power company has no idea what actually happened…