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5 working days to go until deadline (Monument 95 Dec 09/Jan10, no less. On sale 25 Nov). 4 days back from Brisbane. 3 more days until the dreaded red eye flight back from Melbourne. 2 more sleeps before the AIA's National Awards held at the Melbourne Recital Centre. 1 blog closer to avoiding my Editor's letter for aforementioned issue. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at monument magazine
I'm not sure about Skeletor's David Lynch collaboration, but then again, I'm someone that, to this day, can't sit through entire episodes of Twin Peaks. I would love to see what Phooey Architects and Nacho Carbonell would come up with; both have their own take on 'recycling'. Or Olafur Eliasson and Tadao Ando, Campana Brothers and Six Degrees. Nicole even suggested ODR and Banksy or what about Banksy and Neeson Murcutt, as odd as that pairing sounds, it could actually work. The recent Laneways By George! Hidden Networks projects had some unexpected collaborations and it seemed that the more unexpected... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2009 at monument magazine
The current issue's Commercial theme is consuming me with thoughts of spending, and I'm hoping that any day now, I'll be consumed with thoughts on the evils of consumerism. In the meantime, news of Marc Newson's new limited collection of menswear and womenswear for G-Star appeared in my inbox. I am not a huge Newson fan and I wouldn't have paid it much attention except that I saw an interview with the designer a few weeks ago on the ABC. It gave me a new-found appreciation for what he does, and although I think that some of the collection's jackets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2009 at monument magazine
Last night's Art of Architecture presentation at the Art Gallery of NSW gave Peter McGregor of McGregor Westlake Architecture and Tony Chenchow of Chenchow Little the perfect platform to discuss their current practicein an 'artistic' context. I was hoping for more talk about artists collaborating with architects Chenchow Little's extraordinary work of art, Freshwater House. Photograph: John Gollings because it’s something that rears its head often during my weekly discussions and as a result it’s something I’m very interested in. Although this wasn’t the case, I did get incredible insight into the practices of each speaker and an understanding of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2009 at monument magazine
Those on sale dates come around so quickly. Our Australian Residential Special 2009 hit newsstands today, and we've also extended our cover story of James Stockwell's Snowy Mountains House Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at monument magazine