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FALLS THE SHADOW: FROM IDEA TO REALITY, THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Apart from a couple of general books on the National Gallery of Australia and its collections, until now there has been no book published about this remarkable building. Yet, it is arguably the most fascinating and certainly the most contentious building in Australia. Featuring eleven essays by a range of voices from the Australian architecture community, from Daryl Jackson to Richard Goodwin and from Angelo...

It’s ON again… With $25,000 in prizes EVOLVE AWARDS 2012. TAKE ME TO MILAN!

I just LOVE this competition, many of my design buddies entered Evolve in it's first year and one of them even won which gained him plenty of media and trip to the Milan Fair. Designer Rugs have recently announce their second EVOLVE AWARDS – the six winning rugs will form part of Designer Rugs ID COLLECTION 2012/2013, and be in the running for more than $25,000...

Humberto Campana and Fernando Campana

The Campana Brothers Humberto Campana and Fernando Campana are noted Brazilian designers. In 1983, the two brothers teamed up to develop furniture made by ordinary materials including waste products such as cardboard, rope, fabric and wood scraps, plastic tubes & aluminum wire. The originality of their artistic work caused controversy and brought massive critical attention. By the early 90's they had already gained considerable international...

will the real iSelect please stand up?

We all know iSelect's out of the box ads complete with hilarious office antics set in a rather dull office environment. Well I wonder if the iSelect ads would have the same pull if they were filmed in their new hip Melbourne HQ designed by the talented V Arc design studio complete with epoxy floors, touchdown and informal collaboration points for team discussions and a...

Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has nothing to feel blue about

Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has been busy painting environmentally safe paint to the trunks and limbs of trees in urban areas to help raise awareness of the nearly 32 million acres of forests lost each year around the world.The fact that blue is a colour that is not naturally identified with trees suggests to the viewer that something unusual, something out of the ordinary has...

The lily pad in the City

An empty large shell in the middle of Melbourne's CBD offered loop 8 architecture & Sean Van der Velden Architect the opportunity to create a stunning loft style home. Injecting finishes that look like they have been part of the buildings historical past like the beautiful parquetry floors and clever mix of industrial and luxury materials whilst respectfully bringing to life the buildings original framework...

Cloth by Julie Paterson…. Remixed the new collection

I have always admired Julie Paterson's work her lamps, fabrics, ceramics, bed linen, wallpaper and art, but for me I really love her rugs. Julie has taken four of her best rug designs and overlaid them with four of her key fabric designs, playing about with composition and colour to create this new range. Remixed, a new collection of eight rugs that respectfully riffs on the popular...

VIP action

Crown entrainment complex continues to raise the bar with it's lasted make over on the VIP Mahogany Room designed by Bates Smart . This opulent gaming and entertaining VIP area takes luxury to another level without being garish, showy or too glitzy. With Crown Mahogany Room shortlisted for this years Australian Interior Design Awards it's another well deserved nod after Bates Smart delivered the stunning...

Colour my world ! The Super Store Malibu

I don't know about you but I am quite partial to a bit of colour blocking, I love the calm and order it brings to a retail space whether it be clothing or objects. Interior designer Janis Bell used the retailers colorful packaging labels as the basis of the store design and the result is playful fresh and fun. I just love it! [caption id="attachment_2343" align="aligncenter" width="500"...