Farewell, The Dip!

I was sad to read that The Dip was closing when the news broke a couple of weeks ago. There was only one thing to do and that was to make sure that I got in for one last hurrah! I could not let the place shut without one last serve of dem pulled pork nachos so hit it up with Lu last week.

 Thanks for the awesome eats, guys, you will be missed!

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Corn chips with 12 hr smoked pork, pinto beans, tomato salsa, bbq sauce, jalepeño cream and cheese

25.06.14 - The DipSpecials frequently accompanied the regular menu items, amongst them this – THE RIBWICH! Super tender beef short ribs, marinated for hours in beer, cola and chillies! Served on a soft bun with pickles and pepper hash!  <insert drooly face emoticon>

There’s only one week left until closing time on the 12th of July, so you’d better get your skates on!

FKA Twigs – Two weeks

HIGHER THAN A MOTHER FUCKER, DREAMIN’ OF IT, IT’S MY LOVIN’

FKA Twigs dropped the first track off her upcoming album LP1 yesterday, along with the video which was directed by NABIL. I’ve been separately loving the work of these two for a little while now so this is PURE. FUCKING. WIN. !!!

Girl crushing like nobody’s business. This chick is just this – a fucking Goddess. Nice homage to Aaliyah, too. <333

JTV Cribs: Chez CB – 10.06.14

I couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend the cold and rainy Queen’s Birthday public holiday than hanging out indoors at Chez CB. Den & I spent the afternoon catching up with Clinton who had just returned from his jaunt to the Berlin Biennale.

I’ve always loved retreating into a museum or gallery to escape from miserable weather outside so it was a perfect alignment of the stars to be invited over for brunch and a Monday afternoon hang. I hadn’t been to CB’s before and was swept up in giddy excitement as soon as I walked in, having so many interesting things to look at laid out in front of me. I felt like a kid being unleashed into a toy shop!

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Koji Ryui. Playful!

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Hiiiiii Cosmo!! Proof that a larger than life inflatable pet should be a part of every inner city household.

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More art from Koji Ryui who likes to work with otherwise, mundane everyday materials.

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This piece by Mikala Dwyer would be familiar if you managed to check out this year’s Biennale on Cockatoo Island. Looks like this piece could have been a part of Dwyer’s Hanging Garden

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Meet MR FB – picked up from Edo Arts in Terrey Hills (living room loungers not included).

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Bill Granger eat your heart out! CB whipped together some deliciously fluffy scrambled eggs. Plates by Iittala.

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Just you know, your run of the mill home decor – a giant inflatable bunny, a hanging plastic terrarium and monkey skulls.

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2014-06-17 12.03.29 4Chilling with some afternoon tea and some good ol’ Mint Slices. I asked CB which one piece of art he’d save if his apartment went up in flames and his answer was the little wooden Kokeshi doll hanging out in the background there. Kawaii desu ne!

Thanks for the impeccable hospitality and for sharing the joy of your collection, CB!