art & fashion

paintings by Dorryce Rock

I'm loving Dorryce Rock a former events designer who has transitioned into painting with her art revolving around the chemistry of poured colours and pigments producing colourful and muted abstract images. Her pallet is rich and full of life and leaps of the perspex base, her work would take pride across residential or commercial projects. [caption id="attachment_3775" align="aligncenter" width="498"] No Comments Read more

Vivid Sydney !

From huge 3D projections on the iconic Sydney Opera House, Customs House and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to interactive light art sculptures, giant glowing dandelions, fiber optic sea grass and animatronic dancing lamps, this year’s lighting at Vivid Sydney has once again transformed Sydney into a colourful playground of light.From 6pm to midnight every night until Monday June 11th, there are free light shows...

Jo Hamilton…. having a yarn

Jo Hamilton loves to have a yarn as long as it can be turned into a larger than life portrait crocheted in you guessed it ... yarn. In her art Jo uses a traditional basic crochet technique taught at an early age by her Grandma. Working one knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row working directly from photographs, using no sketches,...

the Secret Garden by Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone

Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone took thousands of design lovers on a journey to an enchanted secret garden. The Secret Garden located in Milan, during the Salone Del Mobile 2012 contained giant pods of woven hazelnut branches, glowing lights, and hidden treasures. Both Poala and Zaha created two different projects that blended effortlessly into one installation. It's installations and collaborations like this that keeps the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Concrete Love for Lace

Concrete Lace, designed by East German Doreen Westphal is made from ultra high performance concrete and suspension materials like ribbon and 1mm steal cable. During the manufacturing process the suspensions are cast inside the lace-shaped concrete tiles allowing the Lace work to be suspended as a wall hanging or room divider. Concrete Lace can be customized to any size. [caption id="attachment_2128" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Concrete Lace by...