August 2012 flyer girl competition winner
Model: Edana N Tresiah
Photographer: soulbridge media
Hair & MUA: Jay’Em Makeup
Stylist: Yin Tint

More photos here

So where was I the last couple weeks? Why, getting head spins from paint and glue fumes of course!

Some of you may know I also moonlight under the Saru Venom/James Saru monikers for my creative projects, in this case it was for the Laced Munny customising competition held in conjunction annually with the Kidrobot Dunny release. With top notch entries in previous years I really had my work cut out for me, not to mention one of the biggest hurdles of just getting it started (unlike previous years!). So I decided to go all out and create the Diodon Battle Droid based loosely on Robotech Mech Warriors and incorporating some freshly learned painting techniques thanks to a resurging love for model kit building. Also threw some LED’s at it for good measure 😉

The competition itself had really taken off this year with 39 entries from some talented artists but the hard work paid off as I took home 1st place in the competition! 😀

Special thanks to Laced and their sponsors for hosting another great event, now how to follow it up next year??

Check the spec sheet for build information and the detailed photos below.

Last week we took a trip down the coast to check out the Red Bull QualiFLYERs at Bond Uni. It was a little weird being back at uni… and sober 😉 but it was one fun way to spend an afternoon, making paper planes!

Some photos have started to make their way to the Red Bull website with plenty more of the action to come!

I always thought this was one of the biggest flower shows in London but after catching a Better homes and Gardens special the other night, turns out its not, but don’t let that deter you, its still one of London’s most prestige flower shows and occupies a good couple square kilometers of the Royal Hospital park. As a testament to this, tickets sell out almost as fast as Big Day Out (used to), so getting in early to save disappointment is a must. Tickets are available by date and by time with the cheaper ones being later in the day or towards the end of the show dates.

Sloane Square is the closest tube stop but there are plenty of buses and other unofficial cash-inners doing regular runs. Walking down Lower Sloane St, take the right into Royal Hospital Rd. to get to the main entrance and collect your tickets, otherwise you will end up having to circle the whole block as there are no other entrances (one on the south western side but its for members and media only).

Some very handy tips are listed here which will help you through the day but in general it’s a sea of people everywhere you go and a little bit of a maze to get around.

Main Avenue

Main Avenue is the first place to start with larger companies and stores displaying and selling products and flowers. Smaller vendors with crafted items and garden ornaments branch off from this along with fully recreated garden entries, these ranged from rustic to ultra modern minimalistic styles. Unfortunately getting a nice wide shot can be quite difficult with the crowd and little ol Mavis doesn’t help by elbowing you in the ribs or obscuring your shot with some wayward pointing.

The definite highlight is the Great Pavilion which houses hundreds of displays of cut flowers, new varieties, exotic plants and exhibits on how to go completely over the top with them. Some of the simplest displays were just as eye catching as the elaborate thanks to some clever arranging.

One of the first things even the most casual observer will notice is the variety of colours, think Hyacinths don’t come in magenta, think again. The next observation is the countless new hybrids and completely new varieties available and not just thanks to the UK’s flower friendly climate. For the most part, viewing is rather easy in the sense that similar varieties and countries’ natives are grouped together. There was even an Australian natives section, sadly amongst all the colour and flair it looked more like the backyard of my old share house after not mowing it for 9 months than a flora display.

The Bonsai exhibit stood out in an understated simplistic way but was dwarfed in size, colour and sheer “Whoa! That would’ve taken FOREVER” with a ceremony display of Thai flower arranging in the shapes of animals (elephants and fish) and temples garnished with further origami style weave crafting of dried leaves and reeds.

Further creativity was on display with the finalists of the Chelsea Young Florist of the Year competition, where entrants had to create a jacket made from or heavily cover in intricate live flower designs.

Back outside, you’d have more luck finding a spot to eat, rest or use the bathroom at a music festival than here. Long queues and people who don’t function well in crowds (or are too old to care) are a problem but if you come prepared with some snacks or don’t plan on staying more than a few hours it wont be enough to ruin your day. Even better when you realise you’ve gone the whole event without getting hayfever! 😀

Photo tip: A mid range zoom macro lens should cover all your needs for this event. A wide angle may be helpful for the bigger displays and “getting it all in” if you manage to squeeze your way to the front. Ambient light is still plentiful even in doors thanks to semi opaque ceilings so flash wont be necessary.

Next up, we hit the shops at Hammersmith and Covent Garden.

Complete Chelsea Flower Show 2011 photos here

London 2011 part #1 – Arrival, Soho Shopping
London 2011 part #2 – Central London sight seeing
London 2011 part #4 – Shopping – Hammersmith
London 2011 part #5 – Shopping – Covent Garden and Soho
London 2011 part #6 – Shopping – Camden
London 2011 part #7 – Shopping – Shoreditch
London 2011 part #8 – Hyde park, Piccadilly Circus

London photo gallery here
Chelsea flower show photo gallery here

Hiphop and street style dancers and B-boys (and girls!) drop it like its hot for their chance at a spot in the world championships. Guest appearances from last year’s Australia’s got Talent winners – Justice Crew as well as this year’s contenders Instant Bun.

Check out all the action, Hip hop International Brisbane photos here

Forget if you think you can dance, these guys and girls KNOW they can dance and they go head to head to earn The Remix title!

The Remix at Brisbane Riverstage photos here

You know you’re on a good thing when you need to upgrade to a bigger and better venue! While KGS loses some of the street vibe from the previous under bridge area, it does lend itself to much better viewing for the audience.
One thing that wasn’t lost was the energy, fun and variety of breakers and performers. Props go out to Sammy and her all girl crew showing the boys how its done 😉

Check out all the action Here

Fancy yourself a bit of an artiste? Got skills for a right proper burner and not just lame toilet tagging? Do you have the same destructive loathe for food as Pro Hart? Or do you just like drawing REALLY big?

Whatever your penchant, if you think you’ve got what it takes to tackle a 3 storey building with your art Times Square style, then this is your chance!
Seminal Brisbane radio station, 4ZZZ is looking for someone to blow a load of their creative juices over their whole building! All you have to do is send in your designs and tell them why you want to do it and if they like it, your work will be immortalised into Brisbane’s history! Wowsers!

Send entries to: or post to 4ZZZ, PO Box 509, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006
Entries close: 30th May 2010


courtesy of penguin books

courtesy of penguin books

Its this weekend folks! Have your bass face set to Brown note cos its going to be HUUGGEE! Hours of fun all for FREE!

Full details here but we know what you’re really after…MORE FREE STUFF!

As mentioned, we have 4 Rudebwoyz packs to give away thanks to Sound Regime and Rudebwoyz, which include a limited edition Rudebwoyz tee in your choice of design and colour. Winners will be able to collect them on the night or if you can’t make it then we will arrange collection. All you need to do is become a fan on Facebook and pick a number between 1 and 100.
Simple! You could be smoking the hotties with your finger guns in no time! Pew Pew!

If you miss out but still want to show your pride in all things bass-tastic, shirts will be available for purchase on the night.

Note: this is an all ages competition but the gig is 18+ and as always, we welcome confidential entries via PM 😉
Winners announced on Saturday 28/11 and will be notified via Facebook.

The Re-Edit Master and 2009 Breakspoll Best Breakthrough DJ nominee, ADSORB, makes his Australian debut at Breaks & Enter! He’s Krafty Kut’s production and touring partner and has releases on Against the Grain and Fingerlickin so you can expect a lot of dancefloor friendly business!

To help you get down and get busy we’ve got a double pass to give away thanks to Chris from the Adicts Crew! Simply become a fan on Facebook, find the update and it could be you!