My “O”

Illustration in Vietnam. Done by Richie Fawcett: photographer turned cocktail wizard turned bar developer turned sketch artists.

Not to make this all about me – but I will. Did not realise my accent has changed so much. My Os are bizarre. (Gonna have to watch the whole thing if you want to see me. Ha.)

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The Others

Third Edition launch of Saigon Artbook – one of many projects «The Others» currently produces.

Always love the work in this vaguely free book; they only produce 600 copies each time, and you only get a copy if you register for the event (tickets get booked up in minutes since they’re free).

Not sure what the first and second edition launch parties were like, but in this instance they were able to use some space in what seemed like an abandoned flat in a dark alley. In actuality it’s a large, oddly triangular empty room, small side room, and rooftop access. They renovated the entire thing only days before the show; new shiny red windows, splash of paint on the walls, creatively mounted pieces, a set of bathrooms built in an afternoon – kind of amazing, kind of worrisome – and of course rooftop walls elaborately decorated with artists’ work.

In other news, I’m heading to Sapa to hike up this mountain tomorrow. Wish me luck.. in that I don’t die or slip off the side of it. Ugh, this is going to be an entirely embarrassing trip – considering the last time I tried to walk up a gentle slope I was entirely winded in about 3 minutes.