Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I like multi-functional and quirky design but I dont think I will have this at home in a hurry. But depending on your neighbourhood it might be just the right thing! Designed by James bauldoff it makes sense he notes one of his past times as biting.
Monday, March 30, 2009
This magnificent example of early Modernism at McGregor Memorial conference centre shows how the simplicity of geometrics can make a stunning impact. By keeping the focus on pattern and light and keeping colour simplistic the building may date but will always be impressive.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Well, just because you can doesn't mean we all have to endure it! With wealth doesn't always come taste. Dubai, know for its extremes of money and opulence love to scream, "I have an obscene amount of money". Hotels can go down the road of an exquisite place to getaway with restrained class or such as, The Burj Al-Arab hotel shows less really is more. It does have some magical areas such as the changing lights in the vast foyer but this has to go down as pure indulgence of the bad kind.
There is no denying the70's played with our minds in many ways and bad interiors are right up there. This European exhibition, Eurobad 74 is celebrating all things bad and gives you a good reason not to go back in a time machine
I agree that imagination is needed for all rooms of the house and when a baby is coming you want to think beyond pink and blue, but this is too far! Do you ever want this child to sleep?
The team at making it fun are very proud of their make-over and it was even filmed for a TV show. Watchers have posted and seem to agree but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth - anyone else?
Friday, March 27, 2009
It's not always about size. By being smart and creative with your space you can include all the elements for a simple living style. When living in small spaces you need to look at what you collect and hoard as these have no room, even with clever storage. It is about simplifiying your life and only have the necessities on hand.
Toronto's 'little' house was built in 1912. The lot was originally a laneway for the next door neighbours but there was no curb for laneway access, so the little-est house was built! The house is now such popular tourist attraction (even though it is still lived in) it even has its own song!
by Front Architects gives you the ultimate getaway, of course a water vessel is compulsory. I love a storm by the sea but I think I would sit this one out.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
What a great idea, may car hoods have ben used as picnic tables and a place to sit when you are parked and Joel Hester has taken it one step further. These car hoods and boots are now functional but I think great art in the room
We all have the present tea towel given to us by a relative from their 'exciting' travels. The customary print with the local feature. Third Drawer Down decided to bring art to the kitchen and create hand printed and limited edition tea towels to give an edge to your kitchen.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Bring your kitchen to the next level with granite. Cant afford it? Then look at this. A tired old kitchen updated on Selling Houses Australia series two, for half the price of a new kitchen. New doors and a granite resurface got this house sold in two weeks!
See premier of Series two tonight as 7.30pm, Foxtel, Lifestyle Channel and see how this kitchen is transformed.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I first discovered the sheer brilliance of Sand Sculpture on a holiday in Byron Bay. It was like busking on sand, you put a coin in if you liked their work. Now it is held all over the world in organised events with entry fees and competitions. I'm fascinatied at their skill, patience and gypsy lifestyle as most artist travel the world living by the sand and sea culture for their art. Pretty nice lifestyle.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
As an artist I take my time in the creative process and ponder over each brush stroke. It can take me weeks and even months to finish a painting. I envy artists such as Michael Potts, who can do it in under an hour. The true original of this performance art though was our very own Australian,Rolf Harris in the 70's. See him in action below.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
House of the year, 2007-2008 up for sale. On the Gold Coast, the architect was apparently inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Known for his streams and building within the landscape, this 40m infinity pool, which by the way wraps around the house is a perfect reflection of the coastal lifestyle. I wish.....
Well Australians dont make the rich list often but Rupert Murdoch is up there as the most expensive divorce. In 1999 when he divorced his longtime wife, Anna received over 1.2 billion in assets. Hmmm there's still time Heather!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Florence Broadhurst a flambouyant figure in Australian Interior history, was noted for her hand printed wallpapers, over-the-top dressing style and her brutal and mysterious death. Florences' archive was given a re-birth when her designs were aquired by Signature Prints in Sydney. Her designs became international when Signature Prints wallpapers and carpets were selected for Madame Jo Jo's nightclub in Londonn
These large format designs by Eiffinger mean minimal spend on furniture and decoration to give maximum impact. If you are wanting drama and central focus, such as these make sure you keep the rest of the room simple so the features dont 'fight' each other
A couple of weeks ago I drove to Berry to see the wedding of my co-presenter, Charlie Albone. What a celebration!! He married the go...
SUCH IS LIFE. The famous words uttered by Ned Kelly as the noose was put around his neck just before he was hanged in Melbourne Goal. pic N...
I travelled to Sydney in April to attend DesignEX 2010 and saw so many wonderful products and displays that truly inspired me. So today (M...
V-Walls from H2O Designs A large expansive view from the main living areas of your home, or a view from your bedroom window not only adds v...
You have found that gorgeous vintage suitcase. You love the texture, the smell of the old leather and now it is stuck in the corner as you...