Saturday, December 11, 2010

Type design - Faith

I found this amazing font called Faith, designed by Mark Bligh on Behance today - its such a beautiful example of abstracted typography and how evocative it can be that I had to share it. Check it out here: TYPOGRAPHY on the Behance Network

Strange Talk

Climbing Walls by Strange Talk

This track has been getting a lot of airtime on Triple J at the moment. These guys from Melbourne uploaded this track on the Unearthed website and since then have played at Parklife Festival in Melbourne - they're a band to watch for sure. I love this track, its so bright and it always makes me feel like dancing.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Broken Bones

I've mentioned Sydney act The Holidays in a previous post and I thought I would share their video for single 'Broken Bones' which has been getting a LOT of airplay on Triple J at the moment. So good to see how well they're doing. Definitely a band to watch. If you're in Aus/NZ and you want to catch them they are playing along with some other awesome acts (Yeasayer, Les Savy Fav, Gotye, Foals to name a few) at St. Jerome's Laneway Festival throughout Jan-Feb.

Well I've officially been put on work holidays until mid january, which in some ways is so awesome and so so shit at the same time. On the up side, I will definitely have a lot more time to put into posting because I've definitely slacked off of late. The financial situation will be pretty dire, but it'll be a fun challenge to find cheap entertainment!

Heading to Sydney for New Years and Field Day festival so I'm channelling all my energy into funding the trip - it will definitely be a very expensive 5 days! It's my friend's birthday on NYE and I think she's planning a picnic dinner and drinks down at Pyrmont to watch the fireworks - should be good fun. We were planning on this harbour cruise which would have been an incredible night but its looking like we are just too poor to add that to the budget. Devo!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What do you covet? is a site on which you can browse various Australian fashion labels and develop a wishlist of items you covet. They are currently running a promotion where you can win $5000 to spend on your wishlist. If you want to be in the running, head to, sign up and start coveting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Cassette Society

I recently bought 3 new additions to my wardrobe, made by The Cassette Society. While I love their designs, I've found their sizing to be really inconsistent. I had previously purchased a size 8 skirt that I had intended to wear reasonably high waisted but it is too large, so I wear it on my hips - not a big deal - pretty sure it was designed to not be high waisted anyway... but I ordered a pair of black denim shorts in my recent purchase, chose a size 10 which should be fine (I'm a 10-12 in denim usually) and 2 tops that were size 8.

Utero Rose Triangle Tee

Neon Indian Crochet Tee

Oversized Black Cat Shred Short

Anyway the size 10 shorts which are admittedly described as oversized, were so big that I would have to take them in at least 4 inches just to get them to stay low on my hips without falling off! I don't even think their 8 would have fit me. That really pisses me off - there's no point in making oversize, slouchy fit shorts with a size 10 tag on them if you'd need to be more of a 14 to fit them! The 10 should be made to fit a 10 with the cut they intended. Anyway despite this, both the t-shirts fit perfectly at size 8 and I love them, but it does leave me with little confidence about their sizing.

I've had to put the shorts up on eBay seeing as there's just no way I can get them to stay on me - so if you're interested, you can find them here. They're really nice shorts, I'm devo they don't fit!

Well, first day of summer in Australia and pretty much the whole country has been washed out by rain and storms. Hopefully the weather starts to get its act together soon!
Happy wednesday all. xxx

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

oh yeah

Check out these great artworks by Oh Yeah, a studio based in Norway. Great combo of photography, hand drawing and digital art. Love it. Found this on - check it out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In the clouds...

Hey there,

just a quick post - thought I'd pop up the design I ended up submitting to the speaker design competition I mentioned a few posts ago.

The design is based around the simplicity and clean lines of the speakers, using a limited colour palette and shapes.

If you like the design, please take the time to vote for me here. Thanks in advance!

Much more interesting posts are in the pipeline I promise - been so busy lately I haven't had time to write anything worth posting but I promise that will change this week - maybe even tonight! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

logo competition...

Hey kids, 

I've submitted an entry on Talenthouse for an 'R' logo from Rusko, an english dubstep producer and I'd really like your help as the competition winner is decided from a voting process.

If you go to this link, you can click 'support Augusta' and it will notify you when voting opens. All you need to do then is just vote when it is open and you will have done me a massive favour!

This is the logo I've come up with - I've left it black & white to keep the contrasts strong and I've tried to abstract the R a little and give it a personality of its own. Plus the circular element is kind of reminiscent of a record, pretty appropriate for a record producer hey? Haha so if you like it please take the time to vote. Thanks guys.

Love to you all xxx

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Wow I have no idea where the past few weeks have gone - time has flown this month. Hopefully all of you  have been as busy as I have - I'm sorry to have been so very average lately with lack of posting, I promise I will try harder as of now!

I've come across another great online boutique - They have a limited but well rounded range of unique, affordable pieces AND good news for all of you non-aussie ladies - they ship internationally too.

I'm definitely a fan of the above tie-dye bodysuit, coral high waisted shorts and maxi. Get in my wardrobe! Aaaaanyway just a quick post for now but do go and check out this site, I definitely think they are a label to watch.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Have your design featured on a limited edition set of Kanto speakers!

An opportunity to design a graphic for some limited edition Kanto speakers. The prize involves $2000 cash PLUS $50 for every set of limited edition speakers with your design on them sold! A very cool opportunity and I encourage all of you designerly people to take part. 19 days are left to get your design in, then there is a voting period in which the top 5 designs, plus 4 designs chosen by Kanto representatives will then be showcased at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in January 2011 where the final winner will be chosen.

Get Involved! Check out the link below for more details.

Design for limited edition Kanto speakers - Talenthouse - Creative Collaboration - Film, Fashion, Art, Design, Music and Photography

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Kisschacey is a Melbourne based mens clothing label that consistently brings out really beautiful lookbooks with great photography and a really different approach to showcasing their pieces (as well as being helped by having an exceptionally attractive model...). Above is their Winter Collection 2010: This is War. The label really nails denim, with a different cut to slim jeans to allow for (or so I'm told) larger thighs, so they fit footballers etc better and allow for a tighter fit on their beefed up quads and calves.

All Hope Is Gone is their current Spring range 2010 which follows through on the photographically stunning imagery and is in Bali (I think). Below is an older collection, Autumn 2010: We Are World Changers. Shot in amongst big beautiful trees.

I keep grabbing their lookbook's when I go into Globalize and have been meaning to post about them for ages and just never got around to it, but there you go. Really well executed lookbooks from this relatively young label.