Check up at the Design Doctor (Part 2)

In my mind, or my mind’s eye as Wolfmother so soothingly sang about a few years back, I saw it happen...I walked into the Design Doctor, expertly filmed around it and then sat down with owner Merita Manning, interviewing 60 Minutes style. There would be two glasses of chilled water and optimal lighting. Maybe a Ray Martin (circa 1990s) hairstyle if I … Continue reading Check up at the Design Doctor (Part 2)

Design and Grand Ideas: interview with Made in Geelong’s Jose Rodriguez

What drives someone busy to give up their time and plant seeds for Geelong’s artistic future? I asked José M. Rodriguez (also known as Jose) this question and his answer is simple. “I was eager to get on board to be able to participate on something that could change my hometown for the better.” Let … Continue reading Design and Grand Ideas: interview with Made in Geelong’s Jose Rodriguez

Sleeping giant starting to wake up: Geelong’s art scene begins to flourish

Inside the little town (dramatised for nonsensical purposes) of Geelong, there lies many artists. Many  painters, photographers, writers, musicians, illustrators, people who draw on both canvasses and serviettes: you get the picture. Also, inside this little town (which some people have dared to call 'Sleepy Hollow') called Geelong lives a guy named Ben Neoh, whom … Continue reading Sleeping giant starting to wake up: Geelong’s art scene begins to flourish

Books Sans Borders: ode to Geelong’s much loved bookshop

Not getting sentimental or anything but … It wasn’t the predicted May 21 end of the world (hadn’t Camping read Matthew 24:36?) but, to the literary faithful of Geelong, it was something like that. What’s now a ransacked store, with screaming signs advertising last days and a frenzied mob of customers piling their arms high … Continue reading Books Sans Borders: ode to Geelong’s much loved bookshop