Thursday was Anzac day. So. Much. Drinking! But I loved it! I remember going to the bathrooms and everything was spinning around me and it was only 2pm! No surprise, we cracked open a bottle of sparkling wine and a sixpack at 9:30am at home whilst sitting around a lovely barbecue breakfast. Got to the pub at midday and played two-up all day. Pretty much lost every bet, should’ve just stuck to tails. But it’s alright I was only betting fives and tens (I think). Stumbled back home at dusk and drank until I passed out, slept through the loudest music, smoke machines and disco lights. My house is mental.
“You can see the smoke billowing from five blocks away. Isn’t that coming from your house? Sirens. Shit. You left the iron on and now the whole place is engulfed. Insurance will replace most of the stuff (maybe not the iron), but what about all your precios memories? The baby pictures. The wedding shots. The honeymoon mementos. If only you’d taken all your photos on OnStone and had them transferred onto a flame retardant slab with UV ink. Like a sensible person. Using materials destined for landfill (they source their wooden frames from suburban fences around Melbourne, Victoria), OnStone cofounders Nick McGrath and Emma Griffin take your happy snaps and turn them into an alkaline-based, smooth, waterproof and environmentally responsible memento, replete with reclaimed wood framing, free of paper and glass, and full of character. Capturing your likeness (or, less narcissistically, someone else’s) in porous stone creates a high-contrast and strangely stark image that is both happily new and steeped in tradition. Pictures can be up to A3 in size and as small as a passport photo - just in case you’re not carrying enough weight next time you travel.” onstone.com.au as described on Smith Journal.