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The Design Files Open House

The Design Files Open House

Nadia and I popped into The Design Files Open House in Fitzroy Saturday morning to be inspired and eat cupcakes… Here are a few quick snaps we took in between swooning over cushions, bowls and Beci Orpin prints.

Melbourne Street Art


Recently Lachlan, a keen high school student from Adelaide joined the WhiteRhino team for a week of work experience. Lachlan’s passion is street art and graffiti, so we sent him out into the hidden laneways of Melbourne and this is what he discovered – see some of Melbourne’s finest street art shown through the eyes of Lachlan.

Top Left: Woman, by Sofles – Croft Alley. Top Right: Portrait, by Linz – Croft Alley. Below Left: Unknown – Hosier Lane. Below Right: Unknown – Hosier Lane.

Tilt-Shift Photography

Bus Turistic

Photograph by Oscar Sanchez (Oscar.vng). Original photo can be found on Flickr.

From Wikipedia: Miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in close-up photography, making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital postprocessing. Many faked-miniature photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature.

Basically, what this means is, the above photograph was taken from a height of a real city, but through clever photography techniques with a tilt-shift lens, the photographer has made it look like the whole city could fit in the palm of your hand. Amazing!

Behind the scenes of our Christmas Card


Merry Christmas from the team at WhiteRhino. As the lights go out on 2009, WhiteRhino would like to wish you all the best for the festive season and the new year. We are all on a break as of 23 December 2009, and we’ll be bright, charged and ready to go on 11 January 2010. See you then!

Some of you may have received our Christmas Card over the last few days. Here, we reveal exactly what went into the making of the beast that is the light-up rhino.

Firstly, I’d like to dispel some rumours – yes, it’s real. I painstakingly spent hours carefully laying the lights on our wireframe rhino (not to mention sourcing the lights), and the boys took him out to the depths of suburbia to be let loose in his native environment. Thank you to Gary Gross for the photography.

Follow the link below to view the behind the scenes shots.