Happiness as Anarchy #280: Sunset views

The sun goes down every day, but pretty sunset views still make me smile. Looking out over the city and the river in Perth was a wonderland of lights – sky, traffic, windows, and that mysterious green tower. It was also perfectly timed – the celestial spectacular had finished by the time my incredible dinner arrived. Back to back, but not overlapping, sensory experiences.

Happiness as Anarchy #274: Sculpture

Perth is an intriguing blend of new and old. It’s a city of skyscrapers and visible big business, but it also has stunning scenes around corners just when you’re not expecting it. I love the movement and fluidity in this sculpture with the solid backdrop of old stone and high-rise glass, which in turn are juxtaposed against the clouds behind.

Happiness as Anarchy #44: Clever Design & Coffee

I am always delighted to discover clever design work, especially when it includes coffee. The Telegram Coffee booth is located in the grand and beautifully restored State Buildings in central Perth. I was there late on a Sunday afternoon when the windows were closed, but I enjoyed it as much for what I imagined to be inside the box. My eye was drawn to the wheel handles and the way the whole box seemed to sit there in its allocated space. Although quite unassuming in its demeanour, it seemed to silently ask so many questions: How does it open? Are the wheels just decorative or do they really open the doors? Can you send a coffee telegram? What would I write if I could? (… bring coffee now stop undying love if you do stop …) One day I shall have to return to sample the coffee and solve at least some of the mysteries.

Find out more at telegramcoffee.com.au

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