Design & Art

BassamFellows Tractor Stool

BassamFellows ‘tractor’ stools are an elegant and luxurious addition to any home. Beautifully crafted from walnut, this lovely organic design is based on a early Swiss tractor seat. Available in Sydney through the knowledgeable and helpful…

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NSW Art Gallery

The NSW Art Gallery is always a pleasure to visit. Home to pieces by one of my favourite Australian painters (Jeffery Smart  1921 – 2013), the pictures are part of the permanent collection. The paintings featured…

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Small Spaces, Redfern

Small Spaces is Sarah O’Neill’s bid to make smaller inner city homes inviting, stylish and practical. Sarah’s approach can best be described as a kind of warm, textured minimalism. Heavily influenced by the Japanese, every piece has…

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Architecture, The Lloyds’s Building, London

The Lloyd’s building (also sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building) was designed by architect Richard Rogers and built between 1978 and 1986. Like the Pompidou Centre (designed by Renzo Piano and Rogers), the building was innovative in having its services such as staircases, lifts, electrical power conduits…

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Banksy | Graffiti Artist

Banksy – British graffiti  artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His  satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and…

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Tea set, Jenggala

Jenggala produce charming ceramics including this unusual teapot and cup set. The collection is titled ‘Kendi’ after the traditional Indonesian drinking vessel. Cream ceramic mixed with a wooden handle. Jenggala products can be ordered online…

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Quirky gardens

Gardens are a crucial part of city life. They freshen the air and provide a peaceful antidote to an urban existence. There is a place for all styles of garden from the sublime, miniature Japanese…

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