Friday, 24 October 2014

The five F's behind a community festival (Swan Festival of Light 2014)

Inner city life is never dull and this week Langley Park was taken over with a massive stage, two rows of tents, tempting aromas and fireworks, what more could a girl want. This years Swan Festival of Light also taught me about the five 'f's' that underpin a successful community festival. 



Festival of Light © The Ponder Room


Monday, 20 October 2014

Emerging Western Australian Fashion Designers of 2014

For a while now Perth's fashion scene has been gaining attention overseas. The Future Runway show at this years Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, suggests this won't stop soon, as it uncovered another interesting group of designers to watch.

Thanks to Stefan Gosatti


Friday, 17 October 2014

How to entice customers back to your cafe (Sayers)

The food game, like most others, is all about repeat business. So how do you ensure customers keep coming back? We all know the basics, good food, great service, reasonable prices, but last week I was reminded of another important factor, a factor which is usually associated with community development.




Sayers Leederville © The Ponder Room


Monday, 13 October 2014

Maintaining control over your work (Richard Avedon People at Art Gallery WA)

During the launch of the Richard Avedon People exhibition I was lucky enough to hear a Q and A session with Katrina Dumas who came over from The Richard Avedon Foundation. Aside from learning more about the collection and the man, I was left pondering about the amount of control artists have over their work, and whether they should let their art go out into the world, or keep it locked away. Here's some of what I learnt.


Richard Avedon © The Ponder Room
 

Friday, 10 October 2014

The perfect transitional meal (Barchetta)

There’s only one thing better than having lunch on the balcony of a beachside cafĂ© in summer …


© The Ponder Room
 

 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Who says Hi Vis can't be fashionable

Perth has been known as the Hi Vis capital of Australia for several years now thanks to the mining booms. Things have died down a little lately which raises the question - what to do with all those leftover bright yellow jackets? This years Telstra Perth Fashion Festival provided  a solution.
Thanks to Stefan Gosatti


Friday, 3 October 2014

Research finds ice cream linked to Happiness

The other day I stumbled across some new research about happiness and it made me scream ‘yes’ out loud. Thankfully I wasn’t in a library at the time. The study confirmed a long held belief of mine about ice cream, and suggested that children have an innate ability to know what’s good for them, especially when it comes to ice cream.

thanks to huppypie