art & fashion

Superficial @ NGV Melbourne Design Week

Part of NGV Melbourne Design Week is Superficial. When everyday and familiar objects are presented differently, it make us look beyond their functional value. The exhibition Superficial highlights how our perception of objects sometimes is only skin deep and how easily we can be tricked and our expectations can be challenged. Through new works by Melbourne-based designers Yan Huang, Manuel Canestrini and Colin Whitehead, it...

Wonder Galaxy

Casa Décor is one Madrid’s premium interior design events, now in its 54th year. Conceived as a platform to showcase emerging trends in interior design, the event is centred on the transformation of a particular building where each room is revamped by a different designer. In this year’s edition, which took place from January 24 to March 10 in a 1930s mansion...

Lara Scolari – abstract expressionist

Designer Rugs has long been a supporter of Australian artists through their unique rug collaborations, and there is now a new partnership to add to the list – Sydney artist Lara Scolari. Touted as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artists, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the international art scene. Lara has developed...

Melbourne Design Week 2019

Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events including 47 exhibitions, 14 film screenings, 77 talks, 22 tours and 18 workshops across Melbourne and – for the very first time – Geelong  from 14 – 24 March 2019. Celebrating the best of local, national and international design,...

NGV Teen Party

Its moment’s like this that I wish I was 17! Aussie hip-hop luminaries Adrian Eagle and Krown will celebrate the power of music to spark social change when they take to the stage for the NGV Teens Art Party on Saturday 16 February. Hosted by Triple J presenter Stacy Gougoulis, the event will also feature a live performance by teenagers from Voice for Change, a...

hyper-realism Revisited

I am yet to stand in front of one of German artist Mike Dargas’ mind blowing paintings, but I do follow him on Instagram which is not the way to view the immensity of the canvas, in some cases reaching two meters in height! Painted with extraordinary precision and detail Dargas is a master in hyper-realism, paintings and portraits of extremely high resolution in dreamlike setups...

NEON dreamscapes

Innovative French fine art photographer Ludwig Favre has created a set of long exposure portraits in his new series ‘Neon’, using his drone as an aerial light source to create angelic halos that hover above the earth. #cleverman Favre is an accomplished travel photographer, and he recently traveled the globe in search of surreal landmarks for the new series. Settling for the Nordic...

Between Two Worlds – NGV

There is always something worth exploring at the Melbourne NGV, and the latest exhibition is set to engage all your sensors. Nendo Recreates The Impossible World Of MC Escher In Immersive Exhibition which opened last week. Escher X nendo – Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue...

Abstracts of Bernabei Freeman

Working with dexterity on projects from ceramics to outdoor furniture, bernabeifreeman display a highly sophisticated use of colour in their new Designer Rugs collection. Four, irregular-shaped, hand tufted wool rugs comprise the range, with suffuse designs that have inspired names like; Ocean, Plateau, Spring and Crossing. In collaboration with Designer Rugs in-house designer Christine McDonald this collection builds...

preserving humanity

This mesmerising art installation was created and presented as part of the Jerusalem Design Week 2018 at Hansen House - Center for Design, Media and Technology which simply blows my mind for all the right reasons. The thought provoking installation, “Goren” aims to provide a glimpse into the conservation efforts underway to preserve a piece of humanities DNA - through the case study...