Video Watch - 17 May 2008

Gnarls Barkley – Run

Pass me my pom poms and ra-ra skirt cos I’m heading up the cheerleaders for this clip — it’s a masterpiece! Let’s consider Run’s setup for a moment. Gnarls Barkley find themselves in an imaginary late ’80s public access show called City Vibin’ — “the double number one, crazy-fresh show” — compered by a boob

Club & RSL - 15 May 2008

RACV Inverloch

RACV is obviously better known as a company to call when you’ve blown a gasket or in need of some insurance. But currently it’s expanding and diversifying the resort side of its business. The Inverloch resort undoubtedly represents a step up in quality and is definitely a world away from the ‘power point and shower

Bar - 15 May 2008

Maedaya Bar

Maedaya Bar: 400 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC (03) 9428 3918 Toshi Maeda grew up in the province of Hyogo, Japan, famous for having the best sake rice. For the last 10 years, he has based himself in Australia, while touring the world with punk rock group Mach Pelican. Realising that his motherland’s sake wasn’t widely

Lounge - 15 May 2008

Loungueville Hotel

Loungueville Hotel: 80 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW |(02) 94272021 or Longueville Hotel engaged Marchese + Partners to complete the $3.5m refurbishment of the existing hotel including the public bar, lounge, restaurant and kitchen areas, and the addition of an extensive outdoor deck area. The deck area has a range of seating options with

Bar - 15 May 2008


Joe’s Shoe Store: 233 High Street, Northcote VIC (03) 9482 7666 Julian Beattie: Photo: Gustavo Adolfo Prince Gonzalez Joe’s Shoe Store is a beautifully comfortable new bar (in Melbourne’s increasingly cool suburb of Northcote) with wonderfully engaging staff. Without hesitation you’re asked if you want to start up a tab, a gesture of respect

Bar - 12 May 2008

Cristal Clear

Cristal: (03) 9826 3330 Dean Johnson of Tryst has realised a new after-dark vision in the heart of South Yarra, Melbourne. The Cristal cocktail and champagne bar was designed from scratch and features a dedicated lounge area with leather chesterfields and high wingback chairs, a heated balcony and private entertainment booths separated by heavy drapes

Backchat - 5 May 2008

Have Towel will Travel

It’s our special Resorts issue, and I’ve just been to two. The first was the rather auspicious four-star Rydges resort in Port Douglas. Newly and totally refurb’ed, the food was amazing, my apartment room was very well appointed and I had a very nice time indeed. A day later I found myself at the Parkgate

Local - 5 May 2008

From Eh? to Z

Zedbar: A couple of years ago the owner of Albury’s Globe Hotel, Brian Grenfell, had a window of opportunity to renovate but elected to hold off. Meanwhile, Globe’s competition got busy revamping their venues and soon saw its patrons jumping ship.Drastic action was required. So designer Paul Kelly donned his super hero cape and

Lounge - 4 May 2008

No Cry Baby

Wah Wah Lounge: 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC (03) 9654 5793 or Owners of Melbourne’s Wah Wah Lounge went on a trans-continental odyssey of discovery prior to fitting out the two-storey dance club, eventually returning with a Euro lighting feature inspired by a Daft Punk video clip, and installed by designer Ritchie Park. The