Welcome back Lounger,
Enter your login details below
      Lost your Password?
Become a Lounger.
It's free. It's easy. It's a community. Get involved!

Fill out your details for instant activation as a Lifelounge community member

This gives you access to post in all forums, comment throught the entire site, get all Lifelounge Newsletters and all the updates on our unique promotions, events and initiatives.

Step 1 of 2
Username:
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email:


  Search

WOAH NELLY

BLOG POSTED BY SALLYTABART ON 12 OCT 2012 @ 03:53 PM
Woah Nelly. Things are getting a bit Hot In Herre (hehe get it) for the rapper and his tour peeps. On Wednesday night the whole crew was detained after a sniffer dog detected drugs while their bus was going through border control in Sierra Blanca, and according to police reports they found 18g of heroin and 4.5kg of marijuana as well as a .45 caliber pistol upon searching the vehicle. Sounds like a party!

Just kidding. Drugs are bad. Guns are badder.

These dudes sure are in a DILEMMA (sorry sorry sorry). I know that maybe I should be a little more shocked by the fact that musicians on tour use illicit substances (what??!??), but basically all I am getting from this is that Nelly is 37 YEARS OLD. Queue collective jaw drop. 

Let's reflect on more wholesome times. 









Let Them Eat Cake - Final Lineup Announcement

BLOG POSTED BY NICKJ ON 02 OCT 2012 @ 09:21 AM
Image and video hosting by TinyPic


I gotta admit, when the summer music festival season begins each year, the thought of having to head back to either the Myer Music Bowl, Flemington or the Showgrounds kinda gives me the shits a little. Don't get me wrong, I've been to a bunch of great festivals at a these venues (bring back Birrarung Marr BTW), but it's just getting a bit old is all. So when we first caught wind of a spanking new boutique festival being held at Werribee Mansion, our festive faith was reignited. 

Let Them Eat Cake debuts on New Years Day 2013 at the picturesque mansion and is heralding one of the most exciting underground lineups we've had the pleasure of laying our eyes on. The first round was enough to get the sap rising with the likes of house legend Kerri Chandler, the genre-defying Flying Lotus and his protege The Gaslamp Killer all making their way down for the day fest.

But then this morning, we were blessed with a second and final round announcement that has sealed the deal and confirmed we're gonna have a quiet night in one NYE to make sure we're prepared. 

Joining the gang will be one third of Detroit's Three Chairs outfit and Ugly Edits maestro Theo Parrish, the enigmatic Italian disco duo Tiger & Woods and London-based producer Om Unit. 

It's exciting stuff and proves there's peeps out there who are thinking about the music and the experience when it comes to festivals, not just selling out and filling a racecourse full punters. 

Tickets are on sale now through letthemeatcakenyd.com.au and the first release has already sold out, so hurry yo asses up and get on board. See you at the mansion...

FINAL LET THEM EAT CAKE LINEUP:
Flying Lotus
Kerri Chandler
The Gaslamp Killer
Theo Parrish
Mathew Jonson LIVE
Space Dimension Controller LIVE
Tiger & Woods
The Nextmen
DJ Marky & Stamina
MC Opiuo
Om Unit
Digital Mystikz (Coki & Mala)
H.O.S.H.
Pearson Sound
Dub Phizix & Strategy
MC Slow Magic

0

Roasted Cobia x MunJebel Rosso

BLOG POSTED BY DUKE ON 28 SEP 2012 @ 03:53 PM
Roasted cobia, green tomato juice and mollusk

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
This week on the tasting menu we featured a very simplistic, fresh fish course using the new season tomatoes. These tomatoes hold high acidity and have not experienced real temperatures for them to ripen and expel their natural sugars yet. So we juice them add some basil and hang the mixture resulting in a green tomato juice that's very clean and unassuming.

The fish is cobia, a member of the kingfish family also known as black kingfish. It is a very firm fleshed fish when raw with a high fat content which helps keep it moist when roasted. Also a seasonal fish which is plentiful at the moment.

We serve a little braise of mollusks cooked in their juices spooned over the top of the fish. For this we used periwinkles or sea snails. As I've not used these large Australian varieties before it was abit of fun discovering the best way to use them. They can be very tough and gritty- not for the BBQ.

We brine the snails in an acidic solution for 2 days before cooking to tenderise and clean them.
We also served some beautiful diamond shell clams and finished the dish with some basil oil.

A taste of things to come as the weather warms up.

2010 Frank Cornelissen MunJebel Rosso 7 VA, Sicilia, Italia

Image and video hosting by TinyPic 
Frank C is what we in the wine industry describe as a "mad chiller". His wines are pure and unrefined. This wine in particular is 100% Nerello Mascalese - a Sicilian native varietal. The name Munjebel has a literal translation of Mountain of Fire… The vineyard is located on Mt. Etna, a still active volcano in Sicily. One of the ultimate examples of natural winemaking...



0

Nintendo's floating Digital Art Class

BLOG POSTED BY SINEADSTUBBINS ON 21 SEP 2012 @ 02:55 PM
This is pretty cool. To celebrate Nintendo's launch of the New Art Academy on 3DS XL they are hosting a floating art class. Sounds weird (and awesome) because it is; the 'Digital Art Class' is taking place out on Sydney Harbour.

It doesn't matter if you're a fine arts student or have never touched a paintbrush, all you need to do is take a photo and then you are given a lesson on how to digitally replicate that image with the new Nintendo software.

The clincher is, acclaimed illustrator, art director and photographer Kelly Thompson will be hosting the event aboard the luxury catamaran. The event will also kickstart a competition for young digital artists where the winner could win a private masterclass with Kelly Thompson.

What? The launch of Nintendo’s New Art Academy and an inspirational floating art class on Sydney Harbour
Who? Artist Kelly Thompson
Where? Catamaran departure from Man ‘O War steps Circular Quay, Sydney
When? 9am sharp Saturday 22nd September

0

A teaser tralier for Solange Knowles' new single 'Losing You'

BLOG POSTED BY SINEADSTUBBINS ON 21 SEP 2012 @ 12:36 PM
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

It's kind of impossible not to love Solange Knowles.

She's the edgier Beyonce (but still shows total groupie love and support for her big sister), is a blogger's fashion dream and is hella talented. Did you know she co-wrote 'Why Don't You Love Me', arguably one of Beyonce's most complex songs? Because she did. She really, really did.

Right now Solange is putting together her third studio album with the help of Dev Hynes (of Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion), and Pharrel Williams (!!). The album is set for release in 2013, but for now she's put out a teaser for her upcoming single 'Losing You'.

Saucy.


GETTIN' LUCKY WITH LUCKY PRAWN

BLOG POSTED BY SALLYTABART ON 19 SEP 2012 @ 11:51 AM
Holy mackerel! Take a bite out of this tasty treat!

Lucky Prawn is a Melbourne based artist co-op founded by creative wunderkids Laura Clauscen, Fred Mora and Will Rankin, and they want to deliver you special presents right to your door. A subscription based quarterly service, these Prawns have been swimming their little tails off to bring to you a carefully curated selection of innovative and delicious products in one package busting at the seams with goodness, tied up with a bow*.

Preparing morsels from across the Art, Publishing and Design worlds, the contents of the package remain largely a secret until the Lucky Prawn Pack Pick-Up (try saying quickly that after a few too many sakes), which will double as an exhibition of said secret goods, as well as the official collection point. Secrets! Mystery! This is fun!  

I caught up with Laura, Fred and Will at Lucky Prawn HQ, we did a little dance and some magic tricks and I squeezed a few meaty details out of them...

*May not be tied up with a bow. 

Sally Tabart: Hello Prawns!  
Lucky Prawn: Hey Sally! 

ST: What are 6 words or less that explain Lucky Prawn? 
LP: It’s a shrimp’s paradise !! 

ST: Who are three artists I should know about but I probably don’t? 
LP: Kozyndan, Erik van der Weijde and Thomas Jeppe 

ST: If Lucky Prawn were a delicious snack, what would it be?  

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

ST: Do I get Lucky Prawns at other times of the year, or just at Christmas Lunch and fancy dinner dates? 
LP: Lucky Prawns are to be enjoyed all year round Sally! We pick our products fresh and daily at market price, allowing us to stuff more prawn into your pack! 

ST: If we were to go on a date what should I wear?? 
LP: Nada. A naked prawn is a Lucky Prawn. 

ST: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? 
LP: We would love to be at the Tokyo Art Book fair this month. Aside from bobbing about zines we would try fit in a visit to art island Naoshima! 

ST: Is it extra lucky if I bite into a Prawn and the shit shoot is still in tact? 
LP: We see it to be very unlucky, that’s why we have worked really hard to make sure all Prawns are 99% shit free! 

ST: Could you please draw what it will feel like to open up the first Prawn Pack?  

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

ST: Will my prawn start to smell if I leave it in the sun? 
LP: Erh.. Only if your prawn already smells. 

ST: What are two good websites for a prawn? 

ST: Do you know what prawn crackers are made of? I don’t!? 
LP: Prawn jackets; washed and tumble dried! 

ST: Could you please explain what your Pack launch party will look like? 


ST: Will you tell me what is in the first Pack if I promise to give you a 10-minute back scratch? (I give really good back scratches). 
LP: Ai Ai captAin… scratch away, but remember, there are three of us. And we want 10 minutes each please : )

Purchase your subscription online now for a measly $75, and be sure to come along to the Lucky Prawn Launch Night next Friday September 28. For more details, email hello@luckyprawn.com, or put a message in a bottle and throw it into the sea. That will also work. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
This is a prawn in Vietnamese coleslaw. This was my dinner and is not affiliated with Lucky Prawn, but it was really yummy.  


0
Featured Blogger
Tran Tran
Editor
Last Blog
Nike releases Holiday 201...
21 October 2014
Bloggers
Tran - Editor Pashon Coop - The Purveyor -
Lifelounge Staff - Lifelounge Staff blog Sinead - Jonas Marnell -
Belvedere Fansworth - Citrus Extraordinaire Katie Olsen - YouPlusOne - You Plus One
Featured Blog


















2
It's a shame how far that company has fallen and w...

1 link
arthurhansen
 
1
Y'all were right on the first six, but then just s...
Me
 
10
Does the question even have to be asked? Well it s...
jawan
 
2
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the...
dannyalafleur
 
 
1
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the...
dannyalafleur
 
1
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the...
dannyalafleur
 
1
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the...
dannyalafleur
Seen
Lucas Grogan paints and stitches conversations
Lucas Grogan paints and stitches conversations
_0007_08