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One of my favorite current projects is a mannequin competition we’ve designed for the academy students, called Funk Up Your Head.

Basically, students visit the competition website to register and purchase a mannequin head, and then they have a blank slate to do whatever they want to it.

They submit their entries to the Funk Up Your Head Facebook page, and judges pick the winners based on the photographs of their work.

We were lucky enough to get some judges that are quite a big deal in the Australian hairdressing industry, and even they were impressed by the creativity and design that came out of this contest.

See some of the students’ work below.

Impressive, no?

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Briitni send me a Facebook message yesterday, this is how it read:

last night: some guy told me to “go fuck myself” over the bar. referring to his unpaid tab. i was unhappy.

tonight: i applied for an australian work holiday visa. happy!

I never thought I would find myself pleased with a striped shirt wearing, redbull vodka swilling moron…but I want to give this man a hug. He’s bringing Briitni back!

Briitni, Allie, Fuller, Schmitt

A cartoon Briitni sent me the other day, that I nearly peed my pants over. Clever, clever.

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A couple months back, Lara Fuller invited a few of us to an “Affordable Art Exhibition” at Fox Studios.  Really great event, lots of cool pieces in so many different mediums. My only qualm was with their liberal use of the word “affordable”  which shocked/shamed me.

There was one display I clearly remember because

a) I liked it and

b) it was made even more appealing by the fact that it housed one of the five items in the place that I could approach without being scared I’d break it and have to wash every dish to pass through the convention center for the rest of my life .

It’s a photography gallery called Aquabumps, and it’s all beach-related photography.

Nick’s house needs something big and colourful in the lounge room, and so I started to browse. Some favorites below:

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The other night Nick and I went to dinner at Otto, an upscale place on the finger wharves in Wooloomooloo. We went with Mike, one of the managers at Nick’s pub, and his wife Chantal.  We were looking forward to it, as it isn’t normally a place we could afford to just pop into on a random weekday evening; Nick had gotten a gift certificate from one of the wine reps.

The food itself wasn’t amaaaaaaazing. I had pan-seared scallops to start and rabbit fettucini as my main, and while they were nice they weren’t as memorable as I had anticipated. However, the view and the company were pretty fantastic, so overall it was a lovely night. We sat out on the boardwalk and took our time through the two courses, wine, dessert wine, and a shared dessert that was excessive. It was called ‘extravaganza dessert platter,’ and it was absurd.

We stopped at a new place in Taylor Square, the Hunky Dory Social Club. Also decent. It’s a cool space, but was nearly dead on a Wednesday night.  Sydneysiders seem to lay pretty low during the week in terms of bars, I have yet to see a little one be packed on a weekday past 7pm. But yeah, I’m fairly sure none of the four of us were cool enough to be there. Except maybe Mike, he gets artist credit, not like the rest of us indiscriminate barflies.

His website is here, and some of his paintings are below. The online images don’t do it justice, in real life they are pretty astounding.

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