Tag Archives: Melbourne

Pick A Cause, Any Cause

I’ve noticed a dangerous and contagious epidemic sweeping the streets of Melbourne of late. It’s far stronger than the common cold, hasn’t received half the coverage that swine flu did, won’t give you a reason to call in sick to work but is so bad I’ve taken to protecting myself at all times, as pictured above. I’m talking about indifference—to causes, problems that aren’t #firstworld and anything else ever so mildly out of one’s immediate jurisdiction.

I was recently discussing the widespread indifference to “difficult” topic like politics, humanitarian causes or feminism that exists in our peers with a friend who now lives overseas and he claimed that this isn’t the case elsewhere, where one apparently gets more than a shrug by way of opinion. It seems that because our generation has escaped the obvious struggles of our fore bearers we feel that things like politics, racism and gender inequality are no longer relevant to us.

I’m not going to be winning any awards for humanitarian of the year in this lifetime but at least I have the good graces to perceive my ignorance as a flaw rather than an entitlement to selfishness accorded to me as a member of the lucky middle class minority of the world. It’s the least one can do. I know it’s not easy to care about everything, but it’s even harder to care about nothing…

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*******Let Your Third Eye Wink*******

The third eye, or inner eye, is a mystical concept popularised in dharmic religions such as Hinduism that can be unleashed through high level spiritual practice and meditation. It is associated with a heightened sense and understanding of one’s inner realms and enlightenment. All of a sudden there’s nothing more hipster than being a hippie, with every second girl running around Melbourne like she’s at Meredith with a bindi straight out of Bollywood firmly placed mid brow, in a fashion nod to the third eye.

When I was little I had a serious penchant for shiny things and had one of these necklaces, lost in the playground long ago. I wish I could find it, perhaps that’s why my chakra is feeling seriously misaligned these days….Image

Conceptual, refreshingly creative Melbourne bred design duo DI$COUNT are tempting me with their artfully sequinned answer to the third eye. Like my little bit of sparkle motion, this is all 90’s dance costume for grown ups in the best possible way. Today is my last day to order one, before according to the girl’s site, they will NEVER be made again. That just sounds like a bad omen. Best buy one and start the long road to inner zen now!

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Apparently if you fail to understand your third eye you risk ending up like this….Image

…when you want to be like this!

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