Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for March, 2007

The following lettres were posted during this month:

The Three Swell Chaps Invite Themselves Into Your Ears

Posted upon the 30th of March, 2007

Three Swell Chaps – Songs for Bachelors Sir Frederick Chook’s Leopard Oil & Gramophone Records Co. 1. We Don’t Like To Drive A Motorcar – 2:41 2. Song About Our Moustaches (single) – 3:10 3. Look Out It’s Marmots – 4:06 4. We’re Meticulous And Exacting (Like Charles Sanders Peirce) – 8:53 5. Beware The […]

Red Door Burlesque!

Posted upon the 28th of March, 2007

MELBOURNE suffers no dearth of quality cabarets, but Red Door Burlesque has really captured my eye. Hosted by both the Hi Ball girls and one of our favourite performers, the quite excessively talented Marawa, Red Door are offering table seating, cocktails and a show featuring dancing, comedy, Marawa’s maginificent flying trapeze and a stream of […]

More of the Stately Homes

Posted upon the 27th of March, 2007

My good co-student chum Meaghan van Loenen was kind enough to contribute some of her photos from our tour of Labassa. Thank you, Meaghan! These really are marvellous. I love the gumleaves tickling the towertop. Labassa is a curious house – I rather think the potential of the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau elements in the […]

Stately Homes and Sir Fredericks

Posted upon the 20th of March, 2007

This glowery figure guards Labassa’s doors. Hi de ho, FrillyShirteans! Lady Tanah and I spent the day touring two lovely Victorian houses, now lovingly maintained by the National Trust. Labassa, currently undergoing restoration, is to my eye paticularly noteworthy for its trompe-l’Å“il ceiling and wonderful Arabesque lit alcoves. Rippon Lea is a complete estate of […]

The Singular Case of the Day of Dressing Up

Posted upon the 18th of March, 2007

International Dress-Up Day #2 has come! Given the theme of “one’s favourite character,” who else could I have dressed as but that inestimable amateur detective, healer, writer and intercontinental lover, Dr John H. Watson? More entrants can be seen at Mlle. Darling’s own galleries, here!

International Dress-Up Day!

Posted upon the 13th of March, 2007

Ever-original style genius (and current Melbourne resident) Gala Darling has declared a new international celebration: International Dress-Up Day! Every month, on a chosen Saturday, everyone in the world should dress up their fanciest, following a theme, and pool their images for a global carnival of glamour and fun! This Saturday is the second i.D.U.D., and […]

A note-ette from the editor

Posted upon the 13th of March, 2007

Hullo, readers. I’m afraid I’m laid out rather long with a dreadful head cold – I was planning a little piece on natural beauty but in my present state of mind I fear it would be about my ears by the second paragraph. To be fair, though, my ears are quite interesting things. As it […]

Persons Enjoy FrillyShirt Tea Shirts!

Posted upon the 5th of March, 2007

A Satisfied Customer! If you wish to be admired your own FrillyShirt Tea Shirt, then, by all means, send a photograph to the editor!