kate5kiwis: June 2011


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Psychedelic Mystery of Benny Factor and the Cast of Groovy Characters

my babygirl just turned 18 - her daddy wrote a 'host a murder' mystery for her birthday party - it's like a real live cluedo where peeps are written into characters and they arrive and have to discover whodunnit - it was totally groovy - danny did a 24 hour road trip to "sow the seeds of doubt, dude...." and kennyyyyy got his groove on - it does help that he's taught these kids for the last five years - they were hilarious -

welcome to The Commune of Astral Love

Lee Dingman (actor), random hippie photo bomber dude,
Colm Ryter (journo), Anne Bishus (cross-dressing secretary)

fab five

sammo with Ed Strong (2IC of Factor Industries) and Phil O'Krapp (politician)

Lucy Skye-Diamond and Max Factor (wife of the deceased)

Cos McJive (artiste) and Lucy do a spot of yoga in the Astral Lounge

charlie + little sister aka Cami Soul (model)

the hippie dudes

Colm + Cami

Swami Salami throws them off the scent

the exquisite Lucy Sparkles

seb and sammo

gettin' their groove on to some zep

sneaky pic of gorgeousness

she asked for a barbie doll cake with an icecream skirt

the sisterhood/brotherhood of the travelling cigarette
aka Sue Prano, Anne Bishus + L.S.D.

one of many hilarious moments

peace out, dudes X
(yes i am deffo wearing SHORTS under that dress)

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Monday, June 06, 2011

hi, i'm katie. i make stuff.

it's been a whole year since i started teaching part time. i think (after the epic four months that was cinderella) i'm coming up for air. we've just had a loooong weekend complete with skool ball (totally magical), and instead of marking maths/science tests, i found a little moment to *make stuff*. and i even coerced fab fullahs
to *make stuff* with me.

i've been thinking about recovering the dining chairs for quite a while now - they've already had one resurrection ten or fifteen years ago - i got some more old curtain samples the other day and voilà - le transformation:

uh huh, each one is unique

but actually, in the daylight, the blue links them all to each other, a bit like a family, yeah.

those flowers are for me'n'him X