Back in business. Following its 2015 closure, Sydney music-lovers have welcomed the return of iconic Chippendale hotel, The Lansdowne. Reimagined by Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham (of fellow Sydney institutions The Unicorn and Mary’s), the pair worked hard to ensure the venue stays true to its original incarnation – a no-frills live music den with moreish meals and tasty drinks. A three-night opening launch was orchestrated with the help of friends The Preatures, Hair Die and Palms, with interiors updated by artist Jess Cochrane. The Unicorn’s Phil Morgan commands a kitchen serving up burgers, Detroit-style pizzas and steaks, complemented by an Australian-only wine list. Welcome back to your local.
If there’s any sure way to make a house a home, it’s with a perfectly placed rug, so it’s a good thing we’ve discovered Simon Goff – owner of Floor Story, and the man London has to thank for supplying the city’s most enviable ethically made rugs.
“At the end of the day, when you’re on the road for that long, you just want someone you can hang around with and have a good time. Then if they take pictures, that’s great.” Photographer Zackery Michael documents his enduring friendship with the Arctic Monkeys in his latest exhibition, AM:ZM.
Our grandmothers used to say that a dropped plate was considered good luck, but if those plates are crafted by ceramicist Ana Kerin of Kana London, you can be sure we’d never let them go.