Quick Picks – Week 24, 2013

Quick Picks

It’s Friday, and time for another set of links intended to delight, inspire and amuse. As usual, good things come in threes…


The idea of setting up your own wedding website is becoming increasingly common. As well as being a single place your guests can go to find out everything they need to know about your big day, it’s a way to tell them (and potentially the world) your story. Jess and Russ did just that, with a site that can’t help but make you smile, and desperately wish you had a guest password to see what happens next.
   Via [Apartment Therapy].

As always, Offbeat Bride has some great practical advice for Brides and Grooms, specifically 10 wedding tips you won’t get from a bridal magazine.

The Local Wedding Guide is holding their next Brisbane Bridal Expo at the Royal International Convention Centre in the RNA Showgrounds this weekend. It’s open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12. If you miss out, they’ll be at the Gold Coast on 4 August 2013.

Art & Design

Washi tape seems to have improved the profile of humble sticky tape, taking it from a basic stationery item to something you can use for decorating almost anything. Melbourne based street artist Buff Diss uses it to create amazing artworks.
   Via [Studio Home].

Marcelo Schultz is a graphic designer and illustrator with an amazing portfolio. But it’s his sketch collection that really gets me.
   Via [Illusion].

I love the intricacy of the art form that is papercutting. The pieces that make up fine artist Eric Standley’s Either/Or Collections are just beautiful.
   Via [My Modern Met].

Random Asides

It’s not news that taking yourself out of your usual workspace and into a lovely little cafe can help boost your productivity. The team at Coffitivity, claim that it’s actually the mix of calm and commotion in a cafe that helps creativity. So they let you bring that atmosphere to your desk with the ambient sounds of a cool coffee shop. It sounds mad but is surprisingly effective.

A very dear friend is moving to Melbourne this week. We’ll miss her terribly, but can’t help buy envy the fun she’s going to have discovering new places as part of her relocation. To help out Broadsheet provides a guide to the specifics of what’s new, what’s on and what’s great in Melbourne.

The Spiegeltent is back in Brisbane, with Empire. The show combines circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque and runs until 28 June 2013.
   Via [The Weekend Edition].

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. Have a great weekend!

~ Pav

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