Month: February, 2011

Living Pictures…

Catalog Living can be great for a giggle.

Created by US comedian Molly Erdman, this venture has gone from strength to strength.

Light-heartedly poking fun at the work of stylists in print media and advertising, this cheeky site sees Erdman captioning images lifted from magazines and catalogues.

Keep it bookmarked for when you need some light relief.

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ZuBay…

We’re well and truly ensconced in our new digs on O’Riordan St now, so the relocation sale must wrap up!

To expedite matters and to secure YOU the BEST prices, we’ve chucked it all on to eBay.

Let the bidding begin!

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Up The Wall…

Here’s a novel approach to getting your point across – Idea Paint!

Where noticeboards get too cluttered, when chalkboard paint is too passé (not to mention dusty) and if the precious little desk space you have left doesn’t need another note pad then there is only one thing for it…

…Use the walls.

There are no limits to the amount of information the mind can hold. But when you’re confined to the space of a blackboard or typical whiteboard, you’re limited to how much can be shared.

We love the idea of offices, schools and homes embracing the ability to make the space around us an extension of our creative thought processes.

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Hola Chiquita…

Fancy a Chiquita Stool to call your own? Here is your chance to win one!

In conjunction with the folk over at decoratorscatalogue.com.au we are chuffed to be giving away one of these iconic Kenneth Cobonpue pieces.

Valued at over $800, all you need do is drop by the Decorators Catalogue competition page and submit your entry!

Entries close on March 31st…

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Street Art…

Sydney City residents and workers will have in the past year, noted a considerable increase in street art, pop-up galleries and temporary installation artworks.

Many of these works are the fruits of subversive public artists who in the tradition of the infamous Banksy, adorn public spaces with wonderful, sensory marvels that unexpectedly remove us from what we otherwise view to be familiar surroundings.

As well as this, there are a handful of Local Government funded and promoted incentives dotted around Sydney… the Southern end of the CBD in particular as part of the City Of Sydney’s City Art and Streetware Projects.

Populating gritty back streets and all but lost laneways are works that range from video installations in 21 Alberta Street’s pop-up gallery (tucked modestly away next to the wonderful Berta restaurant) to two storey Angels and a family Babushka Dolls covering the walls of the otherwise unassuming Dungate Lane.

We love seeing these pop up all the time and eagerly await the next surprise we’ll stumble upon!

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YOU-ZU: Caroline Casey

THIS WEEK WE ARE CHUFFED TO HAVE THE ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL CAROLINE CASEY ON BOARD.
ONE HALF OF THE BRILLIANT CASEY BROWN PARTNERSHIP, CAROLINE’S FURNITURE HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR RESIDENTIAL, HOSPITALITY AND COMMERCIAL USE GLOBALLY AS WELL AS THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA‘S PERMANENT COLLECTION.
FOR MORE ON HER BEAUTIFUL WORKS DROP BY THE CASEY BROWN WEBSITE.  TO HEAR ABOUT HER GROUNDBREAKING NEW TIMBER AND CARBON FIBRE 14 SEAT TABLE: “FEATHERLIGHT”, CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OVER AT INDESIGNLIVE.COM.AU.
The CaseyBrown Blog is also up and running offering great architectural insight direct from the team.
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Greenhouse By Joost…

www.jellyfishphotography.com/

Opening their ‘green’ new doors this week and simultaneously marking the first day of their impressive World Tour is Greenhouse by Joost.

Working tirelessly through the night at the North-Eastern end of Sydney’s Circular Quay, builders have been putting the finishing touches on what architect Joost Bakker describes as:

the greenest building on Earth

Part waste free restaurant, part architectural marvel and yet entirely environmentally minded, The Greenhouse has been devised to promote sustainable construction techniques and operational processes.

www.jellyfishphotography.com

Continuing the concept Bakker started in Melbourne’s Federation Square in  2008, this structure boasts assembly from 100 per cent recycled or sustainable materials and only waste that can be composted on-site is permitted within the building.  Produce that is grown on the building itself or gathered from local, seasonally available sources is used in the restaurant.

The Greenhouse is about designing and operating better places for people. Places that let us touch natural materials, understand where everyday things come from and taste fresh food straight from the garden.

www.jellyfishphotography.com

Claiming it’s prime position for the next eight weeks, Sydney-siders would be well advised to pop down and take it all in.  You can’t really miss it, it’s the Greenhouse opposite the Opera House.

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Model Behaviour…

Vanessa Bruno launches her Spring/Summer 2011 Collection with this charming short film shot on location in Cuba.  Titled: ‘Miracle’ it features stunning visuals and a funky little soundtrack to boot.

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YOU-ZU: Marivi Calvo

IT’S BACK!  YOU-ZU IS HERE AGAIN AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO KICK OFF 2011 THAN TO FEATURE ONE OF OUR LONGEST STANDING FRIENDS AND SUPPLIERS, THE CO-FOUNDER AND DRIVING CREATIVE FORCE BEHIND LZF LAMPS, IT’S PRODUCTS AND THE STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL MARKETING MATERIAL THAT COMPLEMENTS THE LZF STORY SO ELEGANTLY, EVERY TIME.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THEIR STUNNINGLY CREATIVE 2011 DESKTOP CALENDAR.
IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE MARIVI CALVO FROM LZF LAMPS IN VALENCIA, SPAIN.
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Gaulino Wins Again…

The recently re-issued Gaulino Chair from bd Barcelona and the master craftsman Oscar Tusquets, has been a roaring success.

Only three months after the leather and oak armchair has been brought back into production and the classic piece, originally designed in 1987, has been awarded “Best Design” at the Maison et Objet show in Paris.

No stranger to praise the design was previously selected for the Industrial Design Prize and Adi-Fad in1989 and in Iberdiseño in 1990.

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