Posts in the Monthly Review category
Through Their Eyes is one of my favourite features, and I’m always so very happy that such fantastic photographers agree to take part. Over the past few months we’ve seen the brilliant Alexi Hobbs’ take on Arizona (love this one), Andrew Richey who somehow made bustling Hong Kong seem dreamy and quiet, Lauren Bamford’s adventures in rural Australia, Lynton Crabb in Tokyo and most recently Sharyn Cairns’ series from the beautifully dilapidated streets of Cuba.
In other news, we took ‘An American Road Trip’ Google-map-style with Kyle Ford, and, if you love typography like I do you’ve got to check out the 50 and 50 series of illustrated State Mottos, curated by Dan Cassaro of Young Jerks. Also got a couple of sweet Time Travel posts – think Hawaii and Alaska in the 1950′s.
Along with the rest of the world I’ve discovered Pinterest in a big way, and I must admit I’ve gone a little berserk over the past few months – so if you’re looking for some cool travel gear, chances are I’ve pinned it!
Have a fantastic weekend
This month’s adventures were well and truly defined by all things Seoul, as we bought you the highlights of our very own visit to this super-cool metropolis.
But that’s not all the month bought! We also travelled vicariously to New York in the summertime with talented Aussie Elize Strydom, to Andalusia with Italian Maurizio Strippoli and (in real life) to the unblemished farmland of Bruny Island, off the coast of Tasmania. How’s that for variety!
Well, I made it through the final month of the Melbourne winter with the help of some fantastic photographers from around the world. For starters, successful portrait photographer Emily Shur joined us for an interview and shared a very different style through her Japan series, and Yann Gross revealed the odd world of Americana in Switzerland. I enjoyed the dreamy double-exposure collaboration between Julie in Denmark and Shokoofeh in Iran, and caught a glimpse into Mexican suburbia with Alejandro Cartagena. We also travelled back in time to turn-of-the-century Vienna, and indulged in some Istanbul-inspired online shopping with Latitude. On a more personal note, I packed my bags and (along with Sean) winged it to Seoul and Hokkaido for a two week break. I can’t wait to share what we found there… I’m busy putting the content together as we speak. Stay tuned!
My, this month went quickly! Again, we travelled to far flung corners of the globe including Alaska with Ben Huff, France for le Tour with Brent Humphreys (amazing!), USA from above with Paul Octavious, and finally, to the creepiest theme-parks you’ll ever see, with Anoek Steketee. We continued the search for the perfect travel camera bag, and sought out the best in contemporary travel illustrations. I was also honoured to be the subject of a ‘Boarding Pass’ interview on Pret-a-Voyager with the lovely Anne. Finally, you put up with my gloating about our upcoming trip to Seoul and Hokkaido (it’s next week, yahoo!).
Thanks for continuing to tune in. It’s been almost six months since Skip Town started, and while we’ve been growing slowly but steadily, the most important thing is that it’s been really fun and satisfying.
It’s been an eventful month. I’ve moved across the city, taking photos of signs as a momento and re-discovering treasured souvenir junk along the way. I’ve travelled vicariously to Italy with Samm, to Israel with Elizabeth and to Georgia with Ben. Charlie Crane’s incredible photo series shot in North Korea was a highlight, as was my time guest-blogging on amazing Australian blog The Design Files (my last post is today).
This is the first time I’ve done a ‘best of the month’ kinda review, but with the influx of lovely folks coming from The Design Files this week I just wanted to share. Enjoy your weekend!