Quick Picks Week 43, 2013 – Featuring industrial wedding venues, crushed glass butterflies and garage sales.

Quick Picks

It’s been one of those surreal weeks where I’ve found myself staring at pictures of autumn and winter inspiration from the northern hemisphere while sweltering in the Queensland heat. So as I try to reconcile my desire for roaring fires and cosy jumpers with the reality of 32 degree days, here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


If you’re hankering after an industrial Brisbane wedding venue, Polka Dot Bride has some great suggestions to consider.

The Vintage and Handmade Bride has some good advice on choosing the perfect flower for your bouquet and colour palette.

The Knot Australia has a nice guide to planning a bridesmaids’ tea.

Art & Design

The team at Adelaide-based Closer Productions have investigated the phenomenon of sneakers hanging on telephone lines in their short film, the mystery of flying kicks.
Note: this link will take you to a video that may play automatically.
   Via [Lost at E Minor].

Artist Michael Crowder has created a collection of beautiful crushed glass butterflies for his Mariposa Mori series.
   Via [Colossal].

Finnish artist Jukka Kornhonen created these sketches of strange, endearing little creatures while testing out some new brushes for the Artrage paint package.
   Via [Faith is Torment].

Random Asides

Jezebel have mapped the most popular names for girls in each US state over the last six decades, and turned it into an animated gif. Statistics can be so much fun.
   Via [SwissMiss].

This Saturday (26 October) is the date for the third annual Australian Garage Sale Trail, a venture which organises communities nationwide to hold garage sales on the same day. You can register your own garage sale or use their maps to find sales in your area.
   Via [The Weekend Edition].

Brisbane is becoming quite the place for free live music. You can add Post Office Square’s Friday Nights on the Green to your list of options for a Friday night. From 5-8pm you can be entertained by the City Sounds’ musicians, with a pop-up bar and dining menu from Rush Bar & Dining.

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.