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I want to see the world

posted on: 5.09.2014

I have something very exciting to share today. Over the past nine months I have been planning my second European trip and today the adventure begins.

Since deciding on the destinations, France, Italy and Switzerland, I have been drawn to anything relating to these places and a 30 page itinerary in very small font is what I have to show for my curiosity!

I came across these dreamlike images by Jessica Backhaus , a photographer from Germany, and just had to share them with you. These photographic reflections are part of a series called ‘I wanted to see the World.’ The images are reflections of the canals of Venice and Burano which are unlike any I have ever seen before. They are so far from the typical canal images you generally see of Venice that I was instantly intrigued.

A little while ago, before I found these stunning images, I was walking my grandparent’s dog, Bonnie (whom I often babysit), and was mesmerised by the rippling reflections cast in the Bay. It was a clear day and the water was soft and rippled. I caught the reflection of the cliffs and trees, which loomed above, and found the pattern, texture and distortion quite interesting. You can make out the subject but it is not simply given to you. I even posted an image to Instagram . It was the abstract nature of the image that fascinated me.

I am drawn to these unique images through the intense rippled colour, reminiscent of abstract-like paintings.

Currently, I am learning how to use a digital SLR and am looking forward to attempting something similar in Venice and Paris and the Cinque Terre and all the other amazing places I am going to visit!

So I realise I have been very quiet on the blog since beginning, but I intend to bring to you some good content on return from this trip. I have a lot of architecture and landscape touring planned that I think will make for some good content, which I cannot wait to curate and share with you all.







milan design week – groupwork for ‘the other hemisphere’

posted on: 14.04.2014

Last week was Milan Design Week and if you follow any design blogger on instagram it is most likely that your feed was filled with many posts from the various exhibitions. Of the many images that I scrolled through, those from Australian based Groupwork caught my attention.

The bathroom accessories are more akin to beautiful objects which can be modified and installed with ease thanks to thoughtful and beautiful craftsmanship using a restrained natural material palette; a combination of brass, timber and bluestone.

The accessories were designed by architect Murray Baker, artist Esther Stewart and Groupwork director and interior architect Sarah Trotter as part of The Other Hemisphere exhibition at Ventura Lambrate – the destination that has become known for showcasing the most avant-garde ideas by international designers of Milan design week.

The Other Hemisphere exhibition features the work of 12 Australian and New Zealand designers under the theme of ‘simplify’. The rail, which comes in brass and powder-coated satin black, can be made to any length and easily fitted to the brass bracket. The bracket is a genius solution in two ways. One, the fixing is dimensioned to fit the structure in your home so both screws will find the stud. And two, the pin allows you to add and rearrange new pieces to your rod with ease. The blocks come in timber and bluestone and are able to be transformed with added accessories.

The images are beautiful and the materials are from my favourite palette so I thought I would share them here again for those of you who may have missed them amongst the onslaught of your instagram feed.









posted on: 7.01.2014

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the first one

posted on: 17.10.2013

After a long time planning, thinking and sketching out ideas I am finally writing my first post!
I plan to share with you my exploration of architecture and design. I have missed the learning and research component of architecture since completing my masters and hopefully this blog will continue to challenge me to explore, draw and analyse all things architecture.

I hope you will come back and visit to see this space develop and evolve.