The Potluck 2014 Finale

And here it is. The final Pot Luck / Fat Luck / Eat Luck for 2014. What better way to end it than with a True Blue Aussie BBQ Feast. It was also our very first at the new office!

In true Aussie style, meat was the main attraction. There were Harold Holt Camel Pie Floaters, Mini Ripper Roo Burgers, Dibber Dobber Sausage Rolls, Fair Dinkum Beetroot Dip and to top it off was a Warwick Capper Beef Smorgasbord. With the meat sweats well and truly under way, desserts followed and included a Tim Tam Tart, a Pretty Spiffy Mango Mess and last but not least a Yellow Peril Lemon Slice.

The Pot Luck Series has been a resounding success. What started off as a one-off event has grown to become a highly competitive monthly exercise. Thanks to Harvey for organising it and harrassing everyone for money throughout the year (in the nicest way possible, of course). Looking forward to what's in store for 2015!

 

Hello EatX

How lucky we are to have such lovely and generous suppliers here at EAT.

We have just launched 'eatX', which is a constantly evolving casual meeting space where some of our suppliers have very kindly donated a few of their chairs on a monthly rotation. The idea is to provide another avenue to showcase their product to our clients where they might not see them otherwise. It's also a nice reminder for everyone in the office of their new collections and product.

The first chair of eatX is the Autumn Chair by Ichiro Iwasaki for Disciple Design, a timeless yet contemporary armchair kindly donated to us by our friends at Stylecraft. Thank you!

 

Terrazzo Love

How far terrazzo has come in the last few years! Once always aligned with a certain negative stigma, recently it has become the material of choice for many high-end flagship stores and restaurants. Its mosaic material gives an element of texture and colour to an otherwise monotone wall, floor, benchtop or splashback. You can see some of this beautiful terrazzo at the soon-to-open restaurant, 'Xeom', by us on Smith Street, Fitzroy. 

From top left (clockwise): Terrazzo's colour versatility; David Chipperfield's store for Valentino; Terrazzo table top; Acne Studios new store in Melbourne; Multi-coloured terrazzo tile.

 

Pot Luck (Round 2 / Team 2)

Another month, another Pot Luck. And Team 2 really upped the ante. The bar was already set pretty high from previous rounds and their 'Spring Racing' theme did not disappoint. Each member cooked not one, but two dishes each so there was definitely no shortage of food. San choy bow, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and rice paper rolls just to name a few. The last Pot Luck for the year is already just around the corner so watch this space to see if we've saved the best til last!

EAT Finds A New Home…

...in Collingwood!

It has been a very busy but exciting few months here at EAT. WIth the move north so close, there was an almost tangible buzz about the office in the weeks leading up. It is a bit of a cliche to say but a change really is as good as a holiday and we are all extremely eager to check out what our new home in Collingwood has to offer (new coffee spots, eateries and drinking holes are high on the list). With so many architecture and design firms moving here lately, we are definitely in good company.

Photos to come very soon of this beautiful and very spacious new office - think views overlooking the rooftops of Collingwood and the MCG rising from behind the trees.