We grew up with three-legged chairs.
I’ve always been a fan of the De Stijl movement (1917-1931).
While I was looking at Katherine Hattam’s chairs I was reminded of the relationship to John Brack.
Bright and shiny new bars must have been a lovely sight in Sydney circa 1935.
Contemplating the chairs we grew up with.
Let’s not forget about the inanimate objects in the perfect Chinese painting.
Back in the 1920s Harold Desbrowe-Annear had put forward the thought of an outdoors auditorium in a section of the King’s Domain.
There should be a law for all public toilet blocks to be designed by architects.
A brick is a brick when you can hold it in one hand. It’s not a brick when you need two hands.
A while back I mentioned the work of Architect and City Town Planner extraordinaire Mr Frank Stapley.
It is possible that if you were educated at MacRobertson Girls’ High in Melbourne you may not like this building.
Thinking about bricks and places of prayer I was reminded of this lovely bluestone tower that is the remains of St Patrick’s College in East Melbourne.
A shift to spring in Australia brings a shift back to Melbourne.
Mirei Shigemori and Sofu Teshigahara felt ikebana was so important as an artform they created the New Ikebana Declaration.
Seems a natural progression for this man to move from ikebana to garden design.
She became very good at bouncing walls apart.
There is much to say about Mies van der Rohe.
Me, my work, and the Bauhaus.
There are some interesting fabric pieces to see at the National Gallery of Victoria Vienna Art and Design exhibition, although I could have done with more of Josef Hoffman’s Wiener Werkstätte textile designs.
Maybe you’ve heard of Eileen Gray.
People don’t like hospitals much.
I do go on about Yuncken Freeman.
Isabella Stewart Gardner – collector extraordinaire.
My obsession with the grid has led me around many corners.
Prada always comes up with the goods.
Came across this book, Power Up – Female Pop Art.
There’s a 29 storey residential tower going up on the St Kilda Road and Albert Road intersection.
It’s easy to lament the passing of old St Kilda Road. Although imagine how exciting it must have been for … More
The decrepit row of terrace houses on the curve linking Albert Road to St Kilda Road was perfect fodder for redevelopment.
For the long suffering commuter in Melbourne there used to be tram shelters.
Time to talk about my love of this painting by Sydney born Grace Cossington Smith.
Seeing the crazy narrow house of Erwin Wurm the other day reminded me to share these portraits.
Melbourne was a mini London in the 1880s
There was a moment in St Kilda Road’s history of robberies, armed bandits and bushrangers.
The National Gallery of Victoria is about to open an exhibition on the art and design of Vienna at the start of the 1900s.
Dover books have published some very inspiring source books.
Was reminded of the Langi flats in Toorak when checking out the National Trust Trees Iphone App.
In 1923 they put up a sign in the paddock that was The Domain declaring the site for a National War Memorial.