Tag Archives: Sydney

Suzie’s Sydney list

I’ve been living in Sydney for at least 18 months now and while I am based here, there’s a part of Melbourne that lingers within me. I still dress like I’m in winter sometimes. Sydney is known for their scenic beaches. Truthfully, I am not the biggest sand in my shoes fan but there’s plenty […]

Social Jiu-Jitsu masters

The first time I went to The Workbench, I met a remarkably likeable person named Lachlan Hardy. THEN SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENS We sat down on the couch and he proceeds to ask me engaging questions after engaging questions about my creative project, my interest, my family and more. When it was all said and done, […]

Secrets of Sydney

Hidden Gem of Sydney: Soda Factory “If you have to check this place out. You will love it Suzie. Did I also mentioned that they are playing “Spirited Away?” I’ve been in Sydney for last seven months and there are many hidden little gems to be revealed. Bat*, who has moved to the city around […]

Chinky Rice Bowls – Part One

Part One: Shock discovery of chinky rice bowls We were shopping around QVB in Sydney and a colourful and swanky shop caught our attention. We went inside and laughed at all these gizmo and homeware styled gifts till a friend pointed out “OMG! look at that Suzie.” Lined up are rice bowls stylised as cute […]

Changemaker festival 2013

The moment I realised I became a changemaker was when my art project, The Two Chairs, evolved to being an antiracist organisation. The last eight months have been a whirlwind of action and momentum. Through crowdfunding with Pozible and StartSomeGood, I was able to connect with likeminded people and create other various collaborative projects. This […]

Bazza’s Day Out

Bazza is my 18 year old mate and he knows that I like to see more of Sydney. We decided to check out Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi. He cracks me up so much. Not only is he a ice cream fanatic, he likes to share his opinion about everything. This is some of […]

Shannon Keane shares his design & thoughts with @TheTwoChairs

Hi Shannon, Thanks for being part of The Two Chairs initiative, we are excited to have you and your awesome illustration skills on board. Do you mind Introducing yourself? Howdy! My name’s Shannon Keane. I am an illustrator/painter/designer/whatever’s fun or interesting. How did you find out about The Two Chairs? I found out about The Two Chairs through […]

Racism is deeply embedded into our society

Truthfully, I never had any intention to be part of the racist debate in the first place. Then I found something that blew my mind. On a furniture piece made during the 1950’s, there was this stamp and it reads: European Labour Only. During the White Australia Policy, the Europeans at the time felt threatened […]

New Project: The Two Chairs

One of the stories I have found shows a dark and racial history of Australia. There was a stamp found underneath this chair. On this stamp it reads “EUROPEAN LABOUR ONLY”.  During a time of the White Australia Policy, the European Australians felt threatened by the Chinese furniture makers. They offered Cheap labour and made […]

TedxSydney – Mind mapping notes

TEDXSYDNEY 4 JUNE 2013  12 hours of awe-inspiring ideas with great food in between. Here are some of inspirations I found on the day. OMAR MUSA Poet & Rapper  DAMIEN MANDER Modern Warrior Joost Bakker Artist & Designer Alice Gorman Space Archaeologist PAUL PHOLEROS Architect  /  Health Habitat GROW IT LOCAL  Kate Miller-Heidke / Singer-Songwriter