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27 October 2012

This weekend shop at Incu’s newly opened menswear shop in Melbourne, get a drink at The Library in New York or check out photographer’s Jørn Tomter: I Love Chatsworth Road exhibit in London.


— Incu Mens QV store

Established in 2002 by brothers Brian and Vincent Wu, the Australian multi-brand store has just opened its newest menswear venue in Melbourne. Located just across from Incu’s womenswear shop, the interior design of the new outlet was inspired by industrial designer Dieter Rams and the Wus’ favourite TV show, Mad Men. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Incu sells a nice selection of the latest by APC, Norse Projects, and Hentsch Man to name a few.

Shop ACL9, QV, Albert Coates Lane. Open Monday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00, Friday 10.00-20.00, Saturday 10.00-18.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00


— Jørn Tomter: I Love Chatsworth Road

Norwegian photographer Jørn Tomter’s love affair with Hackney in east London began in 2007. Documented in his latest photographic exhibition (as well as on his website and through his locally distributed magazine of the same name) Tomter celebrates Clapton’s transformation from green fields to city streets. The project focuses on community through a series of urban portraits and stories that document his emotional connection to this sometimes overlooked suburb.

The Dentist 33 Chatsworth Road. Open daily 12.00-18.00. Until 28 October


— The Library

New York’s Public Theater dates back to 1954 but it’s just gotten a breath of fresh air with the recent addition of The Library, an old-fashioned cocktail bar featuring food by Andrew Carmellini and an impressive range of drinks. Housed in the theatre’s mezzanine, The Library offers several dozen wines, draught beers and a cocktail list that rotates with the seasons. And while The Library is a sensible choice for theatregoers at the Public, it’s perfectly suitable for those just passing by. We recommend the Dandy Riot, made with rye, Aperol, Angostura and Scotch.

The Library at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (near Astor Place). Open Sunday to Wednesday 18.30-0.00, Thursday to Sunday 18.30-2.00


— Guido Harari: Sonicamerica

With almost 40 years experience in the business, Italy’s premier music photographer Guido Harari’s portfolio reads like a who’s who of popular music for the latter half of the 20th century. From punk pioneer Patti Smith to genre defining artists including Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen, Harari’s portraits build on the friendship and trust he fostered with his subjects.

Environment Showroom, Via Giuseppe Sacchi 5, Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-19.00. Until 20 November


— Kylie Minogue: The Abbey Road Sessions

It’s hard to believe that evergreen Australian pop starlet Kylie Minogue has been producing hits now for 25 years but it’s precisely that which she’s celebrating on new collection The Abbey Road Sessions. On her latest release she’s reimagining classics from her back catalogue recorded at London’s famous landmark studios with lush orchestral arrangements and sultry jazz makeovers. It’s a step away from the slinky electro pop she’s made her trademark. But then Kylie’s always been one step ahead too.

The Abbey Road Sessions is available to buy on Monday. Purchase the single “Flowers” now


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