I went to Prahran today to visit the Chapel Street Bazaar.  I wanted an old phone.  One that doesn’t require power, so that I have a land-line phone during a blackout.  I particularly wanted one with a dial on the front, like the one we used to have when I was little.  Having checked local op-shops and coming up empty, the Bazaar was the only place I could think of that was sure to have one.  I found one, and in my favourite colour- green!  In fact it was exactly what I wanted!  Of course it cost way more than I was hoping (but not more than I expected) however it came with a three-month warranty, so I could take it back if it didn’t work.  Happy with that, I purchased it.


No need to take it back, it works!!  Yay!!  And the cats should find it difficult sliding the phone off the hook like they did with my other one.

On my way to the Bazaar, I walked past Swinburne University.  My eye was caught by their sign.  My first thought upon seeing it was ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe they teach design there and they went with that!’  The design itself is not bad, it just reads badly. logoI don’t know how long they’ve had this design, but really ‘SWIN .  .  . BUR . . . NE’?  Swin burnie?  We are the students who say “Ne!” I bet the designer demanded to be paid with a shrubbery.

I do know a little bit about what I’m talking about, as I did study design at . . . eh-hm . . . Swin  bur  ne.  (Oh dear)



4 thoughts on “NE!

  1. I like the new F-Secure logo. I like how the ribbon effect kinda looks like an S as well as an F. Definately looks better in full colour. It looks terrible in single colour.

    I’m not a fan of the new ANZ logo either, but I do like it better than the old one. They certainly paid enough for it!

  2. Well it’s not as bad as some things I could mention….oh, I have. 🙂

    Can’t say I agree with liking the new ANZ. They’re trying make themselves all soft and cute. Anyone with an account or loan knows just how soft and cute they really are. The only one was all hard edges and business, pre-economic crisis. Maybe that’s why they want the change.

  3. They are reducing their fees and eliminating some. Perhaps they are trying to appear soft and cute. Then they attack, just like the soft and cute bunny rabbit in Holy Grail.

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