Quick Picks – Week 32, 2013

Quick Picks

As is always the case, the second week in August has bought cold winter winds to Brisbane. While we try to stay warm, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds to keep you entertained. As usual, good things come in threes…


The Spring 2013 issue of Queensland Brides (one of our favourite bridal mags) hit newsstands this week. If you prefer your magazines paperless, digital copies are available via Zinio.

London-based company Floral Angels are just one of a handful of companies around the world who can keep the floral love flowing after your wedding. They convert your donated flowers into bouquets which they give to people in aged care homes, hospitals and hospices. I think it’s a brilliant idea and can’t wait to see an Australian equivalent.
   Via [Make Me Joyful].

Offbeat Bride provides a gentle reminder that your groom should love his fancy wedding shoes as much as you love yours.

Art & Design

I am completely smitten with the works of artist Erin Cone. Her poster-like paintings have the most beautiful use of light.
   Via [Faith is Torment].

There’s something truly great about art that interacts with nature.

The artwork in these ads for the iReader app is beautiful. They’re based around the concept that every physical book is a tragedy for trees.

Random Asides

We’re always on the lookout for companies who make interesting t-shirts. Our latest find is Out of Print Clothing. They work closely with the artists, authors and publishers of iconic and often out of print books to turn the cover art into gorgeous t-shirts, totes and stationery. They also donate a book to a community in need for each product they sell.
   Via [Frankie Magazine].

 The rumble of cattle trucks down Ipswich Road can only mean one thing. It’s Ekka time! It started yesterday and runs until 17 August 2013.

This short film by You Know Clare aims to inspire you to do what you love.
   Via [Design Cloud].

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

~ Pav

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list products or services in our Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.