Sunday, August 29, 2010


there's nothing quite like that time of the year when the country comes to the city.. the august winds blow in and bring with them carnies, bushies, animals (but no piggies - bloody swine flu!) and all the cwa ladies' scones you can handle for the royal queensland show aka the exhbition aka the ekka.

for ten days the rna showgrounds plays host to cattle judging, horse jumping, woodchopping, countless farm animals, cotton, wool and leather parades, those crazy displays made of fruit and vegetables, honey tastings, ice cream eating competitions, and of course the mandatory show bags, fairy floss, dagwood dogs and the nightly arena entertainment which this year included freestyle motocross, a monster truck, some sort of decathlon-style woodchopping competition, and a fireworks and laser show.

my tip is not to go on the last day. the showbags were pretty much all sold out, pavilions closed early and the poor animals had definitely had enough by the time we got there - bubby goats who would normally bowl you over for food were tired, bloated and just generally cbf. they made great playmates for the kids because they were too exhausted to care whether a three-year-old was tugging at their ears/dribbling all over them/tormenting them in some other way that only three-year-olds can.

here's some photos from my ekka adventure..

ekka lights
(special thanks to clinton for the gif.. and for letting me steal his photos)


Monday, August 23, 2010

munny munny munny.

last thursday night saw the release of kidrobot's dunny 2010 series. to celebrate, laced held their second custom munny comp and i went along to check it out.

a phenomenal amount of energy and creativity went into each entry - there was plenty of sculpting, cut outs, hand crafted accessories, crazily detailed painting, a few with built-in lights and evidence that one girl's bedazzler took an epic beating.

there were three major prizes (and i mean MAJOR - first place won around $1500 worth of swag) and there is currently a 'people's choice award' running on facebook, so those of you who couldn't be there on the night can still vote for your favourites.

here are mine (plus the three winners)..

a very well-deserved first place - munny winehouse (words cannot described how awesome this was):

second place - the pacemaker:

third place - eraserhead:



iron man


ryry (yes, it's a mutant vagina)



war machine



(all photos thieved from laced)