22 Mar FOUREYES ON THIS WEEK #22
ALEX – It’s a huge achievement to reach a 10 year anniversary with anything that you might be involved with and an even bigger milestone for a fashion brand that operates in a very fickle environment. Jimmy D celebrated this occasion with a party at The Shelter (was my first visit – amazing space!) with pieces scattered around the room from the various collections designer, James Dobson had created throughout the years. Congratulations James! Courtney Sanders from Catalogue magazine wrote this cool feature on James’ 10 favourite pieces over the last 10 years.
CHIN – I bought a chair I’ve been coveting ever since I first saw it 4 years ago. It’s white and sinewy, and it’s the Masters Chair by Philippe Starck from Kartell. It features the silhouettes of three iconic Modernist chairs, the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames. I can’t stop looking at it.
DANNY – We’ve all had really busy weekends for the last month, as in work busy, not fun busy. This weekend though we managed to put all that on hold for Britomart Fashion Sessions and basically used the event as an excuse to restaurant and bar hop all weekend in between the shows. It kind of felt like a mini holiday plus I managed to catch up with some friends and family at the same time. Bonus. I also used the time to explore a few other spots in town I’ve been meaning to check out for a while including The Crab Shack (bit of a weird, cruise-ship/theme park restaurant vibe I thought, but good fish burger) and Cépage in Vulcan Lane (Mostly French wine list was great but they had me at the two page long cheese menu. Definitely repeatable).
MINO – We checked out the new Woodpecker Hill in Parnell and it was good! We always make the “mistake” of ordering almost everything there is on the menu because it’s so exciting to eat somewhere new and everything was really tasty. The highlights: the pork red curry, soft-shell crab, the 14 hour smoked beef brisket and the stir-fried bok choy. The fit-out is cool but the one male, one female and one unisex toilet was confusing…why not make them all unisex? This opening will surely be the start of something great for Parnell.