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Excelsior Deli

Everything’s happenin’ in the Shenton Park precinct!Just down the road from OM4 & a stone’s throw fromย RedTiki, the Suite & the Little Pantry, is the minimally chic Excelsior Deli. Concrete blocks, blonde timbers, happy-face cakes and lovely Linda make it worth a (daily) visit.  

Iwan Iwanoff Northam

Iwan Iwanoff Northam

Well it may seem day-trips to the Hills are becoming habitual. Yesterday we joined the German Car Club for a cobweb-blowing exercise and the chance to revisit the pinnacle of architecturalย hero Iwan Iwanoff’s work – the Northam Public Library and Council buildings. The early-70s buildings remain largely intact, although a small side balcony had an […]

Tbird cruise to Bakers Hill

Bakers Hill Pie Run

Sometimes I’m not sure how I get talked into these things… a Cranksters early Sunday cruise up Greenmount Hill to a small roadside shop selling pies? Well it did provide a photo opportunity, and the chance to blow the cobwebs out of the Tbird. I vetoed taking the roof off the car – it was […]

B&M felt store Fremantle

B&M for felt fetishists

We maximised the beautiful winter sunshine today to take a drive to Fremantle. I also had a secret agenda: to visit the B&M felt store. Felt is great, even better when it’s German, vibrantly-coloured and made into useful stuff like iPad sleeves! The B&M shop has a selection of other cool bits, and you can […]

Guy Grey-Smith Exhibition, Cranksters Pipeline Picnic

For Lovers of Petrol & Turps

It’s not often that a car event co-incides with an art exhibition, but that’s just what’s happening this weekend! The Annual Cranksters Pipeline Picnic run to Mundaring is this Sunday, and it’s also the last day of the Guy Grey-Smith Exhibition at the Mundaring Arts Centre – right across the highway on the corner of […]

Melbourne sights, Blackman Hotel

Melbourne Whirlwind Weekend

Yep, we know how to do fly-in, fly-out. Last weekend, we descended on Melbourne, partly for the Victorian Hot Rod Show (which Paul has covered – very well covered – here), but any visit to Melbourne is also a chance for design inspiration, shopping destinations and savings elimination. And a chance Power Rangers sighting. We […]

scenes from coastal cycle tour including Iwanov

Coastal Cycling tour

Floreat is lucky to be just a stone’s throw from the coast – if you don’t throw like a girl, which sadly, I do. A couple of weekends ago, I snapped a couple of cool houses and sights along the bike track cruising from here to Scarborough Beach, including some Iwan Iwanov (Iwanoff) work (love […]

Shag Perth Outre Gallery

Shag-a-rama in Perth

There were tales of last-minute spit and polish, a bomb-scare evacuation, and the artist even hanging his own paintings, but the opening of Outrรฉ Gallery Perth on Friday night went off with a Shebang! It’s a great thing to have Shag ~ aka Mr Josh Agle ~ in Perth again, and he was at his […]

Autumn Days

Ah, these gorgeous autumn mornings – wonderful light and invigorating breezes. Yesterday we had breakfast beach-side, and later rode our retro bikes down to Scarborough. All that oxygenated blood supply made a glass of sauv blanc even more enjoyable at cocktail hour, which extends from roughly 6-9pm.