Quick Picks – Week 36, 2013 – Featuring gold wedding jewellery, drawings of classic architecture, & choose your own adventure stories.

Quick Picks

What is is about the arrival of spring that makes you desperately want to tidy your home and reduce the amount of clutter? Happily, I’ve resisted the urge long enough to pull together this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


The Urban List has joined the world of weddings with their new Bride Guide.

Offbeat Bride has some suggestions for those of you considering a wedding party that’s not split by gender with 5 tips for bridesmen.

Queensland Brides has been happily pinning a selection of gold jewellery perfect for weddings.

Art & Design

Spanish graphic designer, Chema Pastrana produced these brilliant drawings and sketches as part of his studies of classic architecture.
   Via [Illusion].

Ukrainian artist Lana Marandina’s paintings give you the sense that you’re seeing a moment frozen in time. Many of them have a sense of quiet and calm that’s hauntingly beautiful. She’s another artist that I’ll be adding to my wish list.
   Via [My Darkened Eyes].

I think Adams Carvalho’s illustrations would make an amazing set of postcards. I can imagine them printed on heavy, textured card. Note: some of the images in this link might not be considered appropriate in your workplace.
   Via [Booooooom].

Random Asides

It’s election day tomorrow. If you’re still not quite sure who to vote for then the ABC’s vote compass might help. It asks you to answer a series of questions, then compares your position to the three major parties.

The Brisbane Festival starts tomorrow and runs through until the 28th of September 2013. There are music, theatre, dance, circus, comedy, cabaret, visual art and family events, so there’s sure to be something to please.

As part of the Brisbane Writer’s Festival, the Brisbane City Council has created Street Reads, a walking choose your own adventure story using QR codes. You can start your adventure any time between now and 15 September 2013.

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.