Pretty excited that Modern Times#3 has come around and Patchy Rugs (my rug company) is part of it once again. I truly believe it’s their best yet! Located in the most incredible space, they have filled it with Danish vintage furniture, contemporary art, jewellery and design pieces by local artists.
I know I am biased but our rugs just work so well with the furniture and everyone was so complimentary about them! Thank you!!
Do go check it out and see my all time favourite rug. It’s the one that looks like a starry sky and is called Alberto.
And to top it all off the lovely Lucy from The Design Files featured Modern Times today and Patchy Rugs snuck into two of the shots! Pretty stoked to say the least!
Modern Times Pop-Up Shop #3
311 Smith St
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm
image credits: I took these ones
Besides original mid-century Danish furniture Modern Times Pop – Up Shop has some beautiful finds from local designers. Here are my favourites:
image credits: Modern Times
Modern Times Pop-Up shop ( 260 Smith St, Collingwood ) has opened! Amy and Joel have done such an amazing job at filling the shop with drop dead gorgeous furniture, products and artwork! It is open until December 31st. Come down and see for yourself! Trust me you are going to find it hard to leave empty handed.
Patchy Rugs are in there too! Yay!
image credits: I took these
Robert Baines, Professor of Post Graduate Studies, Gold and Silversmithing, at RMIT is one of the leaders in contemporary jewellery. He has recently had a retrospective exhibition at Glen Eira City Council Gallery which includes his wirework sculptures and his well known take on historical jewellery where he blends contemporary elements with ancient techniques.
He also has a new body of work being showcased at Pieces of Eight. The exhibition runs till Nov 12, 2011. I was lucky enough to hear Baines talk about his ‘Frisches Fleisch – Fresh Meat‘ exhibition at Pieces of Eight. This exhibition comments on the endangerment of the original idea and plagiarism in contemporary jewellery. He visualizes this by using the Rothschild Red Giraffe, which is an endangered species.
image credits: image 1 & 2, image 3, image 4
I was very lucky to have Stephen Banham, a local typographic genius, as one of my lecturer at uni. He has recently published a book, entitled Characters, focusing on typographic stories in Melbourne. At the launch, Stephen spoke about how now more than ever, typography has gone mainstream, where beautiful lettering no longer just adorns the homes of designers. I can’t wait to read about Melbourne’s signage secrets!
image credits: image 1, image 2 – I took this one, image 3 – 5
MIFF 60 showcases the stylistic and conceptual shifts in the Melbourne International Film Festival branding since 1952. From flat geometric designs of the 1960s, to the psychedelic executions of the 1970s and the neo-pop surrealism of the 1980s, this exhibition provides a 60 year snapshot of graphic design in Victoria. Most of them are as relevant today as they were back then! This is an exhibition well worth visiting before heading to a movie from the film festival.
photo credits: I took these ones
Such a dreary day in Melbourne calls for a colour pick-me-up.
photo credits: The Coveteur (the left hand side images) and Yago Hortal (the right hand side images)
I am a big fan of Jeff Koons and most things that glitter. The jumbo hair clip just seem to be a combination of both – I wonder if they are heavy?
photo credits: Jeff Koons, Juli Balla and Jumbo hairclip
If I was to get a tattoo – the choice would be easy – the brushstrokes of Amanda Wachob. Her work made me think of the likes of Monet and Miro.
photo credits: Amanda Wachab, Monet, Miro