Note: This was an assessment piece written in August 2018 for QUT unit DFB404. Are we dragging through life in survival mode – rather than thriving – in our quest to tick all the right boxes? Recently, I served a friend who I hadn’t seen in some time at work. “How are you?” she asked. “Exhausted,” I … Continue reading I don’t know how she does it.
Today was a standard food day: a bowl of porridge (377 calories), an iced black coffee (11 calories), a lunch-time banana and muesli bar combination (304 calories) and grilled salmon with vegetables for dinner (500 calories). Continue reading How to disappear completely
At Sketch London in David Shrigley’s The Gallery, afternoon tea not only surrounds itself with art, it becomes an art form in itself. Continue reading A Tumble Down the Rabbit Hole
There used to be a time at the dinner table when a family could not proceed to eat until grace was said. Now, posting pictures to Instagram has become the standard pre-meal ritual. Rather than choosing between different prayers, we choose between different filters, making Lo-Fi, Sierra and Valencia, amongst others, our generation’s holy words. Continue reading Eat, Pray, Blog
Only an especially cool boy can get away with fingernails painted aqua blue. Jordan Wearn is such a boy. The self-taught musician, barista and self-confessed “collector of people” is scruffily stylish in a camel knitted turtleneck no doubt scoured from a vintage store, and carries a weaselly moustache in a way that only a beautiful 23-year-old man-boy can. He smokes a lot, laughs even more and describes his sound as “darn straight-out depressing.” Continue reading Things Best Said