Wish I could look like this when I went shopping.
McClelland Gallery is the home of the biennial McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award for contemporary outdoor sculpture. It is on now and runs till July 17th so I highly recommend heading down there on a non-rainy weekend. The sculptures are set in 16 hectares of bush in Langwarrin. It is so big that we practically got lost amongst the gardens. The air is fresher down there and I loved the sudden appearance of each sculpture and the discussions that ensued afterwards. We were also super excited to see Ron Mueck’s Wild Man indoors.
photo credits: I took these ones
You just can’t compare getting a postcard like this to getting an email. Email may be far more efficient but these are far better looking. Researching Las Vegas postcards for a 21st invitation I am designing has proved more fun than I thought Sin City would be.
photo credits: flickr
Whilst on the topic of jewellery, here are some images of my own creations. Silversmithing is a hobby of mine which I am extremely passionate about. I have just built a little home studio (Yay!) and I am hoping to make a range soon. I love jewellery and can’t think of anything better than viewing some of my local favourites at e.g.etal, Gallery Funaki and Pieces of Eight.
The Italian word for jewellery translates to mean ‘joy’ and these pieces explain why! An exhibition is about to open at RMIT Gallery showcasing pieces from the Paduan jewellery school who have been at the forefront of contemporary jewellery since the 50s. I am really looking forward to this one!
Celebrate the Queen’s birthday with some typographic T’s.
photo credits: Daily Drop Cap
Today’s sunny weather reminded me of my trip to Sydney a few months back. The highlights included the Annie Leibovitz exhibition and the Greenhouse by Joost. Nestled in between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, the Greenhouse occupied some of the most prestigious real estate in Sydney – how did he get a permit?! But once you entered you understood that this was no ordinary restaurant. With a focus on the recycling and sustainability, the floor was once a conveyor belt and the uniforms were modified op shop finds. Every day, flour was milled, oats rolled, butter churned and yoghurt cultured – all the food was made on site from raw ingredients. At the end of the day all waste was composted or fed to earthworms and in turn their rooftop herb garden. Bees were even kept on the roof. What a concept! Joost’s pop up also featured work by David Bromley.
photo credits: Annie Leibovitz / I took the first image and all the images of the ‘Greenhouse by Joost’ on the right hand side
House shopping lets me peek into other people’s homes and be inspired by their styling ideas.