Clare Neilson

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They're taking our children

But for some of these children, who may be as young as five, it's only when they arrive that they find out they have been recruited by "pesantren", …

Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy

Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an …

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Down House: Visiting Charles Darwin’s Home

Now I wouldn’t say this is a must-do if you’re in London or even England for a short time but if like me you’re an Aussie living in the UK with access to a car, I think Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is a brilliant place to go.<p>It was weird, because visiting brought back some awkward, bitter-sweet memories from middle school for me. Because of the school I went to and the community I grew up in, I was taught Creationism as science in Year 8 - and out of the 10 or so people in my class I …

'I always felt sorry for her children'

One Sunday recently while staying in London, I took a stroll in the gardens of Temple, the insular clod of quads and offices between the Strand and …

Makeup Misconceptions, Vol. 3.

Today’s Misconception isn’t a makeup one… I’m switching it up today and freaking you all out a bit I hope, debunking this lie:<p><b>You have to wash your face every day.</b><p>This one is probably quite controversial, and to me was a bit of a revelation because I clean my face twice a day, as well as applying a cleansing masque fortnightly when I remember. I like - and I need - clean skin.<p>I have at least two personal friends (no, not cousins of a friend’s ex boyfriend or other plausibly imaginary people) …

Anish Kapoor

I spent my Easter Long Weekend back in Sydney with my ma and while I was there I went to the Anish Kapoor exhibition at the MCA. I really really loved this exhibition. I was actually there on it’s last day but I guess, all I can say, is that if you ever get the opportunity, you should definitely check this guy’s work out.<p>All the pieces were incredible beautiful and, I don’t know he was trying to say, but what I got from it was perspectives on how we see ourselves and others and the world around …

Weekending: The Snow Bush

Just a quick post to show you how much freaking fun I had at Eltham Palace recently, making a mess of the snowy bushes on the way back to the car!<p>I find the gif I made rather mesmerising though…

Noma co-founder's new restaurant may gift Bolivia with foodie tourism

From the world’s highest navigable lake to a salt flat which can be seen from space, Bolivia has more than its fair share of natural wonders to …

Giraffe Manor - Nairobi, Kenya Famous all over...

<b>Giraffe Manor - Nairobi, Kenya</b><p>Famous all over the world for its adorable four-legged residents, the Giraffe Manor is an exclusive family-run hotel …

Things To Do In London This Weekend: 6-7 April

<b>EXPERIMENT</b>: See something at SPILL Festival of Performance. There's stuff going on at Toynbee Studios all day Saturday and Sunday, get a SPILL day …

How to Make a Photo Starring You x10

Because you’re so great, 10 of you should be in a photo.<p>We put together a complete guide to making clones of yourself in photos, but here’s a quickie rundown!<p>1) Pick what you want your scene to be.<p>2) Put your camera on a tripod or a stable surface and frame your photo.<p>3) Shoot a photo of yourself in different positions, making sure you’re metered and focused right in each spot.<p>4) Load your photos in a photo editor like Photoshop or GIMP, and layer them over each other.<p>5) Create layer masks for …

Dear Movie Poster,

<i>Dear Movie Poster,</i><p><i>Fingers crossed.</i><p><i>From your friend,</i><p><i>Zoe</i>

These missing portraits bu Rosanna Jones are so weird and curious. Great inspiration for manipulating your photos after they’ve been printed. Photos of Missing People

These missing portraits bu Rosanna Jones are so weird and curious.<p>Great inspiration for manipulating your photos after they’ve been printed.<p>(via …

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If You’re Ever In… Sydney

You should take the ferry. It’s the best (and the cheapest!) way to see the harbour in my opinion. It doesn’t really matter where you end up, I quite like an adventure sometimes, because the journey is so lovely. If you did want to have something cool to do on the other side you could catch it to Milsons Point and spend a few hours at Luna Park which is kinda fun, albeit expensiiiivee!!!! Otherwise you could go over to Balmain, take a swim in the Dawn Fraser pool (I should write another If …

20 Status Symbols Gen Y Girls Grew Up With

Lucky bitch.<p>The things that made people jealous, presented here in chronological order...

For what it’s worth: it’s nev…

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I …

a pair & a spare

Red Light Fixture, Hanging Light, Ceiling ligth with Red flowers for living room, bedroom, Dining Room. hand made hanging light fixture

Red Light Fixture, Hanging Light, Ceiling ligth with Red flowers for living room, bedroom, A bouquet of red roses. The light goes through these polyester red flowers and create a beautiful stunning shade of flowers on the wall. The chandeliers lamp is elegant and unique that will be a piece of …

The One Pair Of Black Pants That Work Every Time

Photographed by Geordy Pearson, Designed by Ly Ngo.<p>When it comes to day-to-night dressing, Carolyn Hsu of The Hsu Closet and The Daily Obsession …

Makeup Misconceptions, Vol. 2

Volume 2 of my Makeup Misconceptions today! I see this one on blogs all the time, so thought I had better set you all straight!<p><b>Applying concealer or foundation on your lips will help your lipstick last longer.</b><p>This is kind of a fun one. Inevitably when someone does a makeup tips post this one is included and granted, it can work.<p>Key word here: Can.<p>This is one I learned and then extrapolated from a Youtube video by gossmakeupartist who was talking about primers and foundations, but it applies to …

If You’re Ever In… London

And feel like visiting something a little bit different and out of the way, you should definitely see Eltham Palace.<p>It’s an 1930s Art Deco former palace of the royals. Henry VIII lived there, and then earlier last century, the crazy rich Courtaulds leased it out and totally redid the inside.<p>I’m a massive Art Deco fan (and Art Nouveau, while we’re here) so this was right up my alley and let me tell you - the interiors are something to be seen. Because I couldn’t take pictures inside though, I …

Another Blogger Tag

This is a tag post that I saw first on Tara’s blog, Keeping Up With Me. Seemed like a bit of harmless fun, so here goes.<p><b>Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?</b><p>I started about ten years ago if I’m honest - gosh, showing my age now! My first blog was a personal blog that I started around the time my parents were getting divorced - I wound up getting in trouble for it because I was writing occasionally nasty stuff about someone I knew, and didn’t understand that anyone …

How To Ruin Your Life

Get stuck. Stay in one place your whole life. Always order vanilla even though the menu is four pages long. Become the type of person who sends back lattes. Save up your money for a plasma TV instead…<p>Read this.<p>No, really. <i>Read this</i>. I don’t reblog stuff often, but this is one of the best pieces I’ve seen on Tumblr in a long time.

The Reverse Feature Nail, Featuring Essie Beyond Cozy & OPI Bubble BathSunday night is usually manicure night at Casa Click (Clare and Vi…

<b>The Reverse Feature Nail, Featuring Essie Beyond Cozy & OPI Bubble Bath</b><p>Sunday night is usually manicure night at Casa Click (Clare and Vic, get it? No? Not funny? Cmon!). On this particular Sunday night I wanted to use Essie Beyond Cozy but the blingyness made me literally want to slather it all over my mits. Alas it was not to be, so instead I left my ring finger(s) blank and used a pink-nude, OPI Bubble Bath.<p>I’m calling it the Reverse Feature Nail, even though it still kind of is a …

If You’re Ever In… Brighton

Make sure you go to Brighton Pier. I know, I know, this is totally obvious, but Brighton Pier really is one of the happiest places on earth. It has rides, coin machines that will eat your time and your monies, and just so much happiness.<p>I took these pictures when I came to London for the first time, 4 maybe 5 years ago using my Lomo Coloursplash. The first photo, with the colour stripes, is (I think) a combination of the flash and the fact that I started taking photos before the film loaded …

Dinner at the Hawksmoor, SpitalfieldsI’m a little bit annoyed I didn’t get any pictures of the giant prime rib we ate here recently (see …

I’m a little bit annoyed I didn’t get any pictures of the giant prime rib we ate here recently (see the matching makeup photos here) but it was dark. I did manage to snap some pictures of the dessert though, because by the time I knew I wanted to blog about this restaurant, I was mind-deep into dessert.<p>I haven’t done a proper restaurant review in a while, so without further ado…<p>The Hawksmoor in Spitalfields is a 5 to 10 minute walk south of Shoreditch tube station, and calls itself the best …