Tuesday, 30 July 2013

333 Collins.

This wonderful interior is one of Melbourne's finest and it has survived from the boom years of the 1880's.  Hidden behind a 1930's facade and buried under a 1990's glass tower, it's such a gem.  This magnificent Italianate dome nearly disappeared in the 1970's!!!!

Check this out at 333 Collins Street.
And for more on this see Melbourne Curios Blog here.


Sunday, 28 July 2013

Art, style & sales.

Art does sell.  Recently our dear friend Dr Strecker put his wonderful penthouse up for sale.  It made the weekend papers, not just for the price, but because it had a fantastic atmosphere.  It had an eclectic and interesting decor full of original art.  OK so it had a lot of Gavin Brown's but it also had a fair swag of Steven Cox's, Lewis Miller's, Deborah William's and more.  A great personal collection along with smart interior furnishings and this became the selling point. Not just another minimal interior with horrendous Matt Blatt knock off's for the masses.  

The interesting foot note to this is that the new owner loves it SOOOO much that they would love to recreate the look (of course the good Dr is taking all of his grand collection with him) and are busy tracking down the collected artists.


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Nic-naking with Aubusson.

The Castles collection of Aubusson fragments gradually expands.
These fine examples have been preserved in the form of cushions.
The ultimate dream is, of course, to have the full wall hanging one-day, sigh....


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Dream the World Awake.

Take a leap into the dreamworld of Walter Van Beirendonck with his massive range of creations and inspirations on display at the RMIT Design Hub, for his Dream the World Awake exhibition.

In full blown colour and Walter wildstyle, these designs are so exciting and demonstrate the genius of the man behind the beard. With over 80 outfits on display and a host supporting imagery and free entry, whats not to get over excited about.

The Design Hub, it helps take this dream into the future.

You only have the chance to see this exceptional exhibition until the 5th of October. So don't delay and get on down to the basement at the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets.  Pronto.